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FLASH Sale on Dies & Tools, Glitter Houses x2!

Filed under 3D House Ornament Kit, Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Giveaways, Jeanne Draachreider, Newsletters, Sale

Wow. There is a whole lotta air blowing around outside. I know, with this drought, we’ve become unaccustomed to storms, but this one seems like it will be a doozy. So, just a couple quick announcements before Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) introduces artwork from TWO Design Team Members.
First: TODAY (December 11th) is last day to order if you need to receive your order by Christmas eve.
Second: FLASH Sale! Today only, I’ve put the ENTIRE Tools and Dies Section on sale for 25% off!
Third: there’s a new FREE Gift Kit: Holiday Gift Box Trims! I’ve put together three different little sets of ribbons and shiny bits for making art or for decorating a gift. More info

Baby it’s cold outside! Just look at the crisp clear star lit night and you can see for yourself the temperatures have dropped. So step inside the antique candle lantern where we’ll be snug and warm, and the weather will be outside. Our house is sparkling with diamond dust and prettily decorated for the season with bulbs and a warm glow from the lights inside. How could we be more snug? If we peek outside we can see Santa is up on the roof about to come down the chimney, and look, there’s even a sweet little deer passing through the snow. I think I hear sleigh bells…

How adorable is Design Team Member Jeanne Draachreider’s snug and cozy Glitter House inside a vintage candle lantern?

Using the December 2014 – 3D House Ornament Kit and the Glitter Houses Add-On Kit along with a little bit of Jeanne’s magic she created the little winter scene inside of a thrifted candle lantern.

Jeanne has also created a tutorial for you! Here’s just a bit from it:

I painted my house white, used the Gold Zig Zag Dresden Borders from the December Kit for some shine, a little piece from the Christmas Stocking Stripes Collage Sheet as a decoration in the top center of the house, and Stickles Dry Fine Glitter – Christmas Red to glitter up the decorative windows and doors. I covered the chimney in decorative red paper, and will use the corrugated paper for the roof.

Sadly for us, this will be Jeanne’s last project with us as an Alpha Stamps Design Team Member. Damn that real-life for cutting into our fun! We’ve greatly enjoyed having Jeanne on the Design Team and her creations, amazing tutorials and hope to have her come back as a future Guest Designer from time-to-time. Best wishes and lots of love to you Jeanne!

Show Jeanne some of your love after you check out her Supply List, and head on over to her blog to view her tutorial and tons of photos!

Next up is the super cute and sparkly Tiny Little Glitter House by Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay.

“I built everything on top of a Medium Craft Shadowbox so that I could hide all the light components inside the box. The house is built out of the Christmas Collage Flurry Paper that I then coated with Stickles Dry Fine Glitter – Star Dust (also included in today’s Giveaway).

“Normally I would have used Dresden Borders to outline the windows and roof; but I wanted everything on the house to be glittered so I created strips of gold glitter. The doors and windows come with frames designed on them so I just covered those with the glitter and added them to the house.”

Caroline also got to play with some Snow-tex (Dimensional Snow) and discovered that it is a lot lighter than modeling paste. It really looks like the fence and house have snow banks all around! It can also be used to write or draw on wood, plastic, paper, glass, resin, foam, fabric and more.

You can find more pictures and details about Caroline’s Tiny Little Glitter House on her blog And here’s a link to Caroline’s Supply List. (And check below for a Giveaway Leslie picked out that includes supplies from both of these projects!)


Hooray! A Glitter Houses Giveaway!

I started by picking out a few items from Jeanne’s Glitter House:
– December 2014 – 3D House Ornament Kit (That’s twelve items all by itself!)
– Glitter House Template Collage Sheet
– 28mm Santa Claus Cabochon

Then I picked out a few more items from Caroline’s Tiny Little Glitter House:
– Stickles Dry Fine Glitter – Star Dust
– Santa is Outside Collage Sheet
– Lamp Post with Light (two of them!)

And a set of the Holiday Gift Box Trims!

To enter the Glitter Houses 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, December 12, 2014)!

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 So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Santa’s Village Giveaway? That would be Gerri Herbst! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, December 11th, 2014

97 responses to “FLASH Sale on Dies & Tools, Glitter Houses x2!”

  1. DebR says:

    Jeanne and Caroline’s glitter houses are so adorable, I’d love to make one of my own. Thanks for a great glittery giveaway!

  2. Ann C. says:

    I love glitter houses! They remind me when I was a a kid in Germany ( our family was stationed there ).

  3. Lora Whitney says:

    The colors in this kit are great for the winter season.

  4. Sherrie says:

    I love the little glitter houses! What a fun project!

  5. Mary-Ann says:

    Perfect for those finishing touches to Christmas Cards and decorations!

  6. Kate Jones says:

    Would love to win such a wonderful gift !

  7. Christi Conley says:

    Could these giveaways get any better?? And the creations – well, they take my breath away 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win such amazing items ~

  8. Jennifer J says:

    Love all the little glitter houses!!

  9. Thalia Kottke says:

    So shiny and bright, would love to win. Thank you for another great give-away.

  10. Diane D. says:

    ALL the Christmas goodies that were made this year are fantastic. Thank you all for the inspiration. Another great Give Away, thanks for the chance to win.

  11. Dottie says:

    What adorable glitter houses!! I would love to win one. Thank you bunches for the chance to win.

  12. Amy says:

    oh I love little houses

  13. Cindy Olson says:

    You all have the most incredible ideas!
    I would love to win the wonderful

  14. Regina Salvador says:

    Such pretty houses, love the chimney Santa!

  15. JoAnne says:

    Love these glitter houses.

  16. Juniper Mainelis says:

    Holiday magic is happening!

  17. Jill Whalen says:

    You and your team come up with the greatest ideas. So love your products i.e. glitter houses.

  18. Gloria says:

    Your giveaways, just get better and better.

  19. Karen Sholes says:

    Fabulous! I’m just working with some houses. I would love to have some more things to work with. Pick me!

  20. Mary Mac says:

    So many wonderful individual pieces with this fun Christmas giveaway.

  21. gorgeous I would love to win Thank you

  22. Jamie says:

    Looks like a fun one!

  23. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Fun, fun, fun! Always looking forward to new supplies.

  24. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    All that glitters is as good as gold!!

  25. barbara macaskill says:

    All I am going to say is WOW!

  26. Sandy says:

    This is a wonderful Christmas giveaway and I want it so bad.

  27. Lana says:

    HO HO HO….this giveaway is AWESOME!!!!!

  28. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    What a fabulous set! Love it!

  29. Susan M.L. says:

    Sooo Cute! THIS is the giveaway I would love to win because it combines two of my favorites: miniature scenes and Christmas! “Up on the house top, click, click, click, Down through the chimney went good St. Nick!” Ho! Ho! Ho!

  30. Sheila Rodriguez says:

    Glitter, glitter everywhere!!!

  31. Patti Flasch says:

    These little houses are so pretty! They would be fun to make for Halloween too!

  32. Verna stapleton says:

    These houses are great. And so sad to be losing such a great alpha stamps elf. Good luck!

  33. Holly Day says:

    What beautiful little houses! I can see making an outdoor windowbox display with them!

  34. Kristie says:

    Love these little houses. Can’t wait to find time to play.

  35. Vicki says:

    I would love to win the holiday craft items. It would be a Merry Christmas to me!! 🙂

  36. Linda Ellis says:

    This would make a super diorama!

  37. Yvette LeBlanc says:


  38. Sandy says:

    Ah…all that glitters is not…..

  39. Emily N says:

    I love all things Christmas!!!

  40. Mindy irwin says:

    Glitter!!!!! Sigh…..

  41. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love these little hoses and all your great Christmas products.

  42. Karen Mallory says:

    These little houses are so cute and look like loads of fun to make!

  43. Amanda Miller says:

    This is so pretty. 🙂

  44. Ginny Over says:

    I just love the glitter houses.

  45. Mary Ann Smith says:

    I love getting your newsletter. Would love this giveaway.

  46. Debbie Rollier says:

    I love the houses

  47. Jackie Barth says:

    OOO! OOO! OOO! I want to make this!

  48. Jo says:

    Yeah!!!! Christmas

  49. Dianne says:

    Wonderful little tribute to christmas!

  50. Carmen says:

    Love the Glitter Houses…so delightful! Wonderful giveaway too!

  51. Marilyn H says:

    Love the glitter houses!

  52. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    I love the glitter houses. We had some when I was a kid but they finally fell apart. I never thought of making one but these examples really make me want to. Hope I win the give-away so I can!

  53. Terry McM says:

    LOVE the glitter houses!! So cute!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  54. Arlene Groepper says:


  55. I love little houses. So much fun.

  56. angelic says:

    I love Christmas and glitter. Thanks for the giveaway.

  57. Joan Harsha says:

    A glitter house would go so well with my angel tree topper. I remember from childhood special small decorations at Grandma’s house.

  58. Deb Neerman says:

    These houses are fantastical … love ’em! So perfect for the holidays!! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  59. Nancy S says:

    What a great give-away. Who just doesn’t love,love,love glitter!!

  60. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Where’s there is glitter and sparkle, I will not be far away.

  61. Yet another fabulous giveaway!! Long live glitter and sparkle!

  62. Marcia says:

    I want to move INTO a glitter house

  63. Carol Slowik says:

    This is a beautiful giveaway! Pick me please!

  64. Teresa Currie says:

    LOVE your Glitter Houses Giveaway!! Reminds me of the Putz houses. How fun!!

  65. Vickie says:

    I’m just getting into paper crafts (I’m a freak about paper and fabric). The Stickles Dry Fine Glitter looks like a great product to try.

  66. Karen says:

    Wonderful give away thank you. I so love glitter, great houses.

  67. Ron says:

    Glass glitter houses fill me with thoughts of traditional Central European Christmas celebrations.

  68. Jennie says:

    You’re getting me into the spirit!

  69. Diana says:

    I love little houses! Especially ones with glitter!

  70. Helen Potter says:

    Well wishes for Jeanne! I love your little glitter houses, and thank you for the inspiration….you will be missed, so please bring us more of your art, and often.

    I love the Stickles dry glitter too!

  71. KIM says:

    Anything is more beautiful with glitter .
    These houses are no exception.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  72. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I love today’s glitter house and I would to try to make my own house.

  73. Debra Gibson says:

    Good Luck Jeanne!
    Thank’s for the chance to win so cute !!

  74. Cathy smith says:

    I would love to win!

  75. Kim says:

    I love glitter houses.

  76. Christine V says:

    Great glittering houses! I’m still trying Santa!

  77. teri steele says:

    I have one kit left unfinished out of the 6 Melissa Francis glitter houses I did last year. I had so much fun making them, It would be nice to keep building a few every year and start a big collection.

  78. Roberta S says:

    I love glitter houses and would love to win this kit! Thanks for the chance to win.

  79. Cocoa says:

    Hello Christmas! What fun this giveaway would be to win!

  80. Julie Benge says:

    All I want for Christmas is the Glitter House giveaway. Thanks

  81. Lori D. says:

    Love! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  82. Tanya says:

    What a cool giveaway! Someday I am going to win one!

  83. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    I love the glitter houses. Can’t get enough.

  84. Karen says:

    Magical holiday collection – what fun could be had with this!

  85. Susanne Westh says:

    Great collection! Great toys for big girls!

  86. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Love decorating tiny houses! Mahalo for sharing.

  87. Roxanne says:

    Oh My Gosh! I absolutely love these lil’ houses! they remind me of the sweet Putz houses from years ago! So Vintagy! Oh I hope I win…love these! 🙂

  88. Gail Gill says:

    These little houses are just precious! Thanks for sharing.

  89. Rusty Davis says:

    I agree with all before me, these are great little houses.

  90. Rise St Arno says:

    These are soooooooooo nice.

  91. Janna Shwaiko says:

    What a beautiful little set!

  92. Donna Luncford says:

    These glitter houses just make me happy!

  93. Carolyn says:

    Merry Christmas to us all!

  94. LeAnn says:

    Very cute – I love the pink!

  95. Love the cute little houses, and YES, I wanna win it !!Merrry Christmas !

  96. Noreen says:

    What a fun little house! It looks like spun sugar!

  97. Sylvia L. says:

    The lamp posts are the perfect touch!