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New Halloween Artwork and Tiny Supplies

Filed under Art Projects, Cemetery Kit, Giveaways, Haunted House Kit, Katie Zoey Ho, Kristin Batsel, Newsletters

Before new Halloween artwork (and new, tiny Halloween (and Christmas!) goodies), some announcements:

FIRST, Laura Carson’s Haunted Village Halloween Event is live!! See last Sunday’s newsletter for an introduction, the Haunted Village Event Supplies Section, and Laura’s site for the full experience! PLUS, congrats to Shelby Pizzarro for winning the Collage Sheet Giveaway!

Next, are you participating in the Haunted House Book Swap?? Sign up by Monday, September 21st. Artwork postmarked by Monday, October 26th.

The Tiny Halloween Gift Sheets announced in last Thursday’s newsletter is still on offer! FREE for all orders, regardless of order size! See a photo down in today’s Giveaway section. More info

Note: it’s our busiest time of year and we’re working extra days and hours to get all your orders shipped. If you have an urgent request, please contact John in customer service. Thanks.

So cute!!! The first of our TWO Halloween-themed projects today is by Kristin Batsel: Halloween Tic Tac Toe!

Kristin cleverly made fit a tic tac toe game in a box (hidden on the back of one of the houses from the Haunted House Black Chipboard Set)… and the game pieces are bats and mummies!

Here’s a bit from Kristin’s blog post:

There are two things in this crafty world that I really love: Halloween, and toys. Oh, and peg dolls, so make it three. This month at Alpha Stamps, we’re doing haunted houses, and after my adventure in making a box last month for my Zombie Cars, I thought it would be fun this month to try my hand at a box that holds a game of tic tac toe.

The lid of the box is the haunted house part, which can be used as a decoration if you don’t feel like playing the game. I kept the top relatively flat, but it does have some fun dimension, like the cat eye on the turret, the fuzzy felt bats, and the acrylic black cat on metal fence at the front. The fence is attached with some foam tape so it stands away from the house a bit.

Kristin shows how to make little cubbies for the game pieces, so it looks like the box was made for them. (And explains making the game pieces from tiny pegs.)

Here’s a partial list of supplies:
– Tiny Felt Black Bat Stickers (New!)
– Tiny Wooden Peg Dolls
– Haunted House Kit (note: the house shape Kristin used is also in the kit)
– 5×6 Kraft Shadowbox (New!)
– Miniature Rusty Picket Fence
– Moonlit Pretend Halloween Icons Scrapbook Paper
and click here for all of Kristin’s supplies with photos and links.

Read more in her Halloween Tic Tac Toe! blog post.


So much is going on in Katie’s A Lovely Death artwork, I decided to focus on this small coffin (exquisite in its own right)!

(This is actually Katie’s submission from the Cemetery Kit. We’ve got a little time delay with Katie being in Singapore, but that kit is still perfect for the Halloween season.)

Such a lovely work of art from little bits of paper and glue! (Ok… maybe some wood and metal, too!) I love how the different elements are united (and made to look richer) by the tight palette of colors and use of Silver Gilder’s Paste.

Of course, there is much more to peruse in Katie’s beautiful shrine. Here’s a bit of text from Katie herself:

Allow me to present something a little off, perhaps quite dark to some. My youngest sister has been swearing at the kind of work I’ve been doing up lately just because she suddenly finds me too morbid and depressing. Haha… As I promised that I’m still in my most right sense of mind, I’m just trying to bring some sweetness out from the very dark – a lovely death

While reading the papers one fine afternoon, a wedding picture featuring a couple using a coffin as part of their wedding photography concept caught my attention. They are undertakers by profession. I love this very cool idea despite its morbidity! With my admiration of Tim Burton’s melancholic fantasies, I started to have this wild idea of doing up a skeleton wedding couple…

And we are all grateful for Katie’s wild ideas!

Here’s a partial list of supplies (emphasis again on just that little coffin):
– Paper Mache Coffin Box
– Mixed Silver Filigrees
– Wood Skull Cut-Outs
– Gilders Paste – Silver
and click here for all of Katie’s supplies with photos and links.

Read more in her A Lovely Death blog post.


Hooray for the Halloween Tic Tac Toe Giveaway!

Nice group! Everything in today’s Giveaway is drawn from Kristin’s Halloween Tic Tac Toe Supply List:
– 12mm Glass Cat Eyes
– 5×6 Kraft Shadowbox
– Haunted House Kit
– Miniature Rusty Picket Fence
– Moonlit Spider Web Network Scrapbook Paper
– More Skeletons Out of the Closet Collage Sheet
– Old Doors Collage Sheet
– Scary Pumpkins Collage Sheet
– Tiny Felt Black Bat Stickers

Plus one of those cute little Tiny Halloween Gift Sheets

To enter the Halloween Tic Tac Toe Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post TODAY or TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Monday Night, September 14, 2015. AND tell me what you’d make from this collection! A Halloween Tic Tac Toe game of your own? Or can you think up another project that would use all of these items?

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 make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Moonlit & Haunted House Giveaway? That would be Jackie Neal! (And she replied to my question “In addition to the 130 collage sheets in the Halloween Collage Sheet section, what else would you like to see? More cute kids in costumes? More scary ghouls? What images would you like to make Halloween art with?”: holy moly!! you have soo many sheets already to choose from! But I guess I too would like various sizes of skellies, old movie monsters: Creature from The Black Lagoon, The Mummy, Frank, etc. Oh, and I love DOD – so more of that!! Bwaaaaaaahaahaaaa!)

Posted by Leslie, September 13th, 2015

64 responses to “New Halloween Artwork and Tiny Supplies”

  1. barbara macaskill says:

    Fantastic!! A Lovely Death is magical and spookaliscious!! LOVELOVELOVE it!

  2. Debbi Decker says:

    WOW! This is really cute and I would love to make one of these both for the Halloween display for the grand kids to play!

  3. barbara macaskill says:

    Forgot to add that I would make the Tic Tac Toe game for my grandchildren with these goodies!! They would LOVE it!

  4. Liane Ceglar says:

    My 7 year old grandson would love this Tic Tac Toe Game, he loves Halloween as much as his OMA

  5. Kathy Bumb says:

    I love the idea of a spooky Tic Tac Toe game, but I just might use different game pieces, such as scary pumpkins. Love your designers and tutorials so much.

  6. karen adams says:

    ohhhhhh,i love it! some more awesome crafty goodness! keep it coming!;)

  7. phoebe diamond says:

    I’d make Halloween cards for my nieces and nephew. It might start a tradition in the family if I do them up right.

  8. jean marmo says:

    The tic tac toe game is delightful! I could see making something like this!!

  9. Sokat says:

    As cute as this, I would love to use the pieces and make a ghost and goblins themed chutes and ladders type game for the little people that come to visit.

  10. Debbie Kaste says:

    I’d make a few cute treat boxes for our neighbors kids. They love Halloween and are so excited over ‘Trick or Treating’. Would be fun for me to add to that excitement with something I made especially for them. Thanks for the chance. Love your products!

  11. Jo says:

    The Lovely Death piece is beautiful! I would lie to add these prices to a haunted house dollhouse!

  12. Jen R says:

    I love the tic tac toe game idea! Love to try to make it.

  13. Sunny says:

    I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I usually do cutesy Halloween things. Well, until now. I really love the Lovely Death artwork!

  14. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Spooky game. How neat.

  15. Emily N. says:

    Love the little ghost and bat pieces. I’d use them in a Halloween fairy garden.

  16. Karen says:

    Where to start – such a grand collection of things to create with. I would love the little felt bats – a doll with “bats in the belfry” would be fun. And the cat eyes – love them.

  17. Birgit says:

    A Hallowe’en Tic Tac Toe game would be just great — what a wonderful idea!. On the other hand, I could well use the material to make ornaments for my little Hallowe’en tree. Thanks for the chance to win the goodies!

    Happy creating,

  18. Elizabeth says:

    I would make a lovely death!!!

  19. Lori D. says:

    I would love to make a tic tac toe game! Adorable!!! Tg ank you for the opportunity to win!

  20. Noreen says:

    A Lovely Death is so imaginative! She left nothing out, right down to the coffin full of black roses! I also love the Tic, Tac, Toe with the spider web game board. I thought the sheet full of Jack O Lantern images could be made into a fun matching game for kids.

  21. MaggieM says:

    I, too, would make either the Tic, Tac, Toe game (if I won) or maybe a Halloween checkers game. Either one would make a great gift at Halloween:)

  22. Leanna Alverson says:

    Definitely I’d come up with something creepy & entertaining!

  23. Traci says:

    LOVE the Tic Tac Toe game so darn cute-perfect for halloween. I would love to make a couple these as my granddaughter would love it too. I am still working on the circus peg people-need to learn how to paint!! >^..^<

  24. April Dudko says:

    I’d use that wonderful shadowbox to make a Poe inspired Telltale Heart scene, and the haunted house kit would go on the lid as the “house” (made up of course) in the story!

  25. Janet Turner says:

    Oh, what a great giveaway! Thank you for all the great ideas.

  26. Dawn says:

    I am creating some miniature Halloween themed dioramas. These items would work very well for additional props.

  27. Mary Helene says:

    Oh My I would have to make the Tic-Tac-Toe game that is so cute, I mean scary.

  28. I love all this Halloween stuff I def would make a Halloween collage if I won Thanks for the chance~!

  29. Ginette P. says:

    I’d like to do cubbies with monsters poking out on a spring to jump around..

  30. Gina Goodling says:

    Kristin is hauntingly clever with her latest Halloween art project! I’d add these to an ultra scary Halloween altered book!

  31. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous project!! I love making shadow boxes so I think I would use all of the items for a shadow box for Halloween!

  32. Dennis R says:

    I would make either a tic tac toe game, or make mini treat boxes counting down the last 13 days until Halloween.

  33. Megan Warren says:

    I’d make a display for the peg dolls and create even more Halloween themed versions of them, complete with their own backgrounds.

  34. Barb J says:

    I would definitely make a tic tac toe game for my cocktail table!!! And I love the coffins!!! would be a nice edition to my haunted house collection!

  35. Karen S says:

    Too fun! This would go perfectly with the Cemetery Kit and other Halloween items!

  36. Lana says:

    Halloween is the ~best~ holiday of the entire year….even better than Christmas. I am an oldster and I remember what Halloween use to be like…free candy that you didn’t have to check for drugs or razor blades, big chocolate bars and goodie bags…and wonderful costumes…makes me tear up to think about it.

  37. Kimberly Barcello says:

    I’d like to create a dia de Los muertos funeral with a big crowd of colorful peg people 💀👻

  38. I love all things Halloween. I would mix the elements from this with odds and ends I have left from other projects, make a setting and make an “eye spy” game.

  39. Marilyn H says:

    I think I’d use them with my house and window add I received in the monthly subscription kit. Everything would work great with the house and I could turn it into an apothecary or the like to enter in Laura’s contest.


  40. marykay chisum says:

    This is a perfect addition to my Halloween display! LOVE it!

  41. Kathy says:

    I’d definitely make the tic tac toes game. It’s perfect.

  42. Jan Korzenaski says:

    Love the supplies! And, I would make a game inspired configuration box!

  43. LeAnn says:

    I’m going with the tic tac toe game. Love it!

  44. Jenni says:

    I think I would like to make a miniature Halloween themed chess game or a miniature croquet game would be pretty darn awesome too!

  45. Lou anne Colodny says:

    It is all to
    My liking. I would use it all in its goilishness.

  46. Diana Bittaker says:

    Love the tic-tac-toe! Would love to make one for each of my grandchildren !

  47. Char-D says:

    I would probably make the ghoulish tic-tac-toe game to help with the boredom times.

  48. Gail S. says:

    I love Kristin’s tic-tac-toe board. The shadow box is great – so much can be done with it.

  49. Debbie Hew says:

    Would love to win this kit & try my hands on doing something with relation to Halloween as I’ve not tried anything on this theme before.

  50. Lou Anne H. says:

    I’m into shadow boxes so I’d make a Halloween Shadow Box with a little Dia de los Muertos spin on it.

  51. Karen says:

    I love the tic-tac-toe game my kids would love it so fun I definitely would make it!

  52. Orlie Severson says:

    I would love to have the Tic-Tac Toe game. My Grand kids would love it too.

  53. Joan says:

    Love the tic-tac-toe game. Who wouldn’t love it!

  54. Patti G says:

    So creative. Love all of your ideas. Halloween is so fun.

  55. Beth Williams says:

    I saw the tic-tac toe game on Krisin’s blog last week and fell in love. I would definitely try to make one of my own!

  56. AKAST says:

    Instead of a tic-tac-toe game, I think I would like to use the shadow box grid like rooms within the haunted house. Kristen did a great job though.

  57. Denise Bryant says:

    Love that fun Tic Tac Toe game! I am a cardmaker, so I’d have fun creating cards and ATCs with these items! A Halloween shadowbox would also be a fabulous project I’d love to work on!

  58. carolyn sullivan says:

    oh! cute overload…..i do cards, ATC’s, scrapbooking, and decoupage. love the Halloween stuff!

  59. Awesome Tic-Tac-Toe idea!!! I would use all of the images to make a Haunted Mansion album. Something with lots of mixed media!!! Fun, Fun!!

  60. Sandy A says:

    A spooky front entry scene room box comes to mind. Need to lay all the goodies out to see how it unfolds. Would love to win!

  61. Tanya says:

    I would make Halloween tic-tac-toe games for my kids and grandkids, and one for me! And see if I could figure out other games to make.

  62. Tammy Lemon says:

    I love all things halloween, so cute this new line. I would love to win. Thank you

  63. Sylvia L. says:

    Great idea to make a functional project like the game. I would probably use the elements to decorate my haunted house-themed dollhouse.

  64. KIM says:

    Great giveaway .
    The tic-tack-toe is too cute.
    I’d have to copy that idea.
    Thanks Alpha stamps for the chance to win.