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    Houses & Ornaments! Artwork x2 & New Flash Sale!

    Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Miniatures, Sale, Shannon Cooper

    Wow! The shipping sale continues! FREE shipping for orders over $50 (for orders shipping to USA) now through SATURDAY night, December 7th!

    NEW Flash Sale: Domes & Glass Bottles 25% off!
    In honor of the new Christmas ornament artwork! Note: that first item shown below is a Clear Mason Jar Style Ornament, which is new and in Design Team Member Kristin Batsel’s artwork!

    The sale ends at midnight PST, FRIDAY night, December 6th. Psst: anything on clearance in this collection is marked down to 50% off (like that item on far right: Mini Hurricane Lamp Pendant)!

    See below for more new items and today’s Giveaway drawing!

     
    Before I show off Christmas ornaments by TWO artists, here’s a preview of the new Christmas Village 3D Project Pad! Wow! Makes 16 buildings plus extra props like reindeer and 3D trees. Tons of buildings, too, like a flower shop, cinema, barn, brick fire station, hardware store, pharmacy, and many styles of residential houses. Some pieces have iridescent glitter like store signs and snowy rooftops.

     
    Snowglobe Ornament by Kristin Batsel

    How cute! I love this snowy deer ornament by Kristin using the new Clear Mason Jar Style Ornament! And note the wide photo just a bit below: it includes a preview of part of her tutorial! I’ll start with some text from Kristin’s blog post:

    Here’s a fun ornament that’s easy to put together quickly. It’s similar to a snow globe, but it looks like a little mason jar. Love! The jar is plastic, so it’s not as fragile as it looks, and it’s nice and lightweight for hanging on your tree. This jar could hold whatever you like, but I decided to make a little snowy scene.

    The first thing I did was to build up the base so the deer and the tree would be flush with the clear part of the jar. To do this, I simply cut out three circles of corrugated cardboard that were a tiny bit smaller than the opening of the jar (save room so you can screw that jar in!). I glued the cardboard together and then punched a hole into which I inserted my “tree”. I was liberal with the hot glue, because I sure don’t want that tree coming loose.

    Next, I glued the deer’s feet down, and then wrapped the base with white cotton from a cotton ball. It doesn’t have to be too neat, just good enough to keep the cardboard from showing through the snow. Once the base was cotton-wrapped, I glued it on the inside of the lid, making sure the lid could screw in before the glue dried. While the glue set, I guesstimated how much Diamond Dust “snow” would be needed to cover the ground and filled the jar up. It doesn’t need a whole lot. Hold the jar with the opening upright, and then turn over the lid, gently insert the snowy scene inside the jar, and screw the lid on. Turn the jar over and shake that snow down to the ground.

    Good tips! Kristin used a snip of ribbon from the December Kit and Fancy Red Holly Berries to decorate the top… you can see her full supply list here! And read more (and see more photos) on Kristin’s blog post. (Psst: check below in the Giveaway section for more new ornaments!)

     
    What else is NEW today?

    Oooh! Another tiny resin house! Those would fit inside one of the new Clear Mason Jar Style Ornaments easily, too (and the jar ornament is part of the FLASH SALE)! (I’d add some snow to those roofs!) Plus that Miniature White Wire Corner Stand below is back in stock! And those Bronze Ornament Toppers were used in all of Shannon’s ornaments (those are below)!

     
    Hooray for the Domed Glass Christmas Ornaments Giveaway!

    That crafty Design Team Member Shannon Cooper made 3 super easy and super cute ornaments, each using a Tall Glass Cloche with Cork Base (also part of the FLASH SALE!) and a new Bronze Ornament Topper!

    EVERYTHING in Shannon’s Supply List is included in today’s Giveaway!

    I’m only highlighting a few of the EIGHT spiffy items in the supply list/Giveaway:
    – Tall Glass Cloche with Cork Base (THREE of them!)
    – Bronze Ornament Toppers
    3D Resin Snowman
    Standing 3D Resin Santa Claus
    Retro Bottle Brush Tree Set

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Shannon’s artwork, which are also all included in the Giveaway! Plus visit her blog post for more info and photos!

    To enter the Domed Glass Christmas Ornaments Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY Night, December 6, 2019).

    And what are you going to make?

    Don’t forget to leave your (hello!) correct email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

    Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

    After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via Random.org).

    Oh! The Christmas Treat Box Giveaway winner from Monday’s newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Sylvia L! Please check your email for more information.

    AND, a much bigger Giveaway: a full-year subscription to the monthly kits! The winner is Trudy Widner! Please check your email for more information.

      
    Posted by Leslie, December 5th, 2019

    42 responses to “Houses & Ornaments! Artwork x2 & New Flash Sale!”

    1. mindy says:

      these are the most adorable ornaments i have ever seen. you products are amazing

    2. Rhonda says:

      I love anything that reminds of me of a snowglobe. So cute

    3. Barbara A says:

      Love the ornaments. They look wonderfully tiny!

    4. Nadine says:

      Great ideas!

    5. Ann F. says:

      The little ornaments are adorable!

    6. Lynn Stevens says:

      Adorable little snow globes.

    7. Trudy says:

      First I want to say what a great site Alpha Stamps is, and opened up another creative side of me I didn’t know was there. Love these tall glass cloche with cork base, will be getting some of these, as I have a few ideas already!

    8. Patty Johnson says:

      Adorable! Very creative!

    9. Jean Marmo says:

      Love the snow globes! We have a collection of over 30 snow globes so this is near and dear to my heart!

    10. DIane Alterman says:

      Love quick tiny projects! Yeah!

    11. Carol Slowik says:

      These ornaments are so sweet! Loving all the ideas!

    12. Denise Humenik says:

      These remind me of some of my favorite childhood ornaments hung on our tree. Adorable!

    13. Gigi Jordan says:

      The little snow globe ornaments are so cute. It is also wonderful to be able to make a project that can be put together quickly.

    14. Susan Nelson says:

      Oh how adorable these little ornaments are! Would be so cute to put on a present too!

    15. Lana says:

      Absolutely darling, hope I win this one.

    16. Karen Adams says:

      Very cute!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    17. Parisa Javidi says:

      Those snow globe ornaments are so cute! I would love to share them with my miniature group. ❤️😘

    18. Kathy Hally says:

      I have been so tickled to have found your website. It is so much fun to visit.
      I asked Santa for money so I can collect more items from you. The snow globes are AWESOME…So many fun ideas.
      Thanks and Merry Christmas

    19. Susan Davis says:

      Very, very cute.

    20. Lynne says:

      Tiny is my favorite! So cute!

    21. Gaye Miller says:

      The mini globe ornaments are too darn cute! I would love to make these for my grandkids.

    22. Ina Good says:

      The domed ornaments are really festive!

    23. Laura Norman says:

      Those little domed ornament would make fantastic gifts!

    24. Kim R says:

      Really cute! Love them!

    25. Lorrie Koenig says:

      The mini ornaments are adorable. I think they would make cute holiday necklaces too. Thanks for the fun holiday giveaways.

    26. Jean says:

      I would love to make these ornaments!

    27. Dianna says:

      I love the tiny snow globes Shannon created. I would make similar ones and put them on top of Christmas gifts with the gift tags and bows.

    28. Donna Kottcamp says:

      Love the snow and glitter. It’s a little like being a kid again. They’d be so much fun to make and share.

    29. Kathy S. says:

      The tiny Glass Cloche is everything!

    30. Kathy Toews says:

      Love those cute little things!!

    31. Karen Mallory says:

      These are so cute! I would make lots of them to decorate a small tree!

    32. Laural says:

      Oh, I’ll be making ornaments for my grandbabies!

    33. Carla M says:

      Love these ornaments M

    34. Kathe Deck says:

      I can’t decide which is better, the giveaway or the fabulous new items!

    35. Nancy S says:

      I just love these ornaments! I love working on miniatures. Just got done creating a mini pair of Louboutin leopard heels complete with mini poinsettia!

    36. Lynn Fox says:

      I want to make the ornaments for my kids and grandchildren!

    37. Denise Bryant says:

      So many delightful projects! I really love the snowglobe ornament ideas!

    38. Kat Cashwell says:

      I love these domes!!

    39. Janet Stoffel says:

      Love the snow globes! Thanks

    40. Kitty Tatman says:

      A little tree snowglobe is calling my name. Love them all!

    41. Kay W says:

      I really love these!

    42. Cheryl Lee says:

      Very cute!!! Great ideas!!