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Day 2 – New Chrysnbon Kits and Dollhouse Furniture On Sale!

Filed under Cat's Away... 2015, Giveaways, Miniatures, Sale

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It’s day TWO of this week of While the Cat’s Away Giveaways!

And today’s theme is Chrysnbon Dollhouse Furniture Kits!

And we have a treat! Design Team Member Shannon Cooper has written up (and photographed) a lovely tutorial on putting together one of the new China Cabinet Kits: Itty Bitty Cabinet of Cute!

Shannon (thankfully!) covers the tiny details, like: don’t lose that unimaginably tiny key when you’re putting your cabinet together! (Shown at left before and after painting it gold; the second photo showing it being held by a pair of tweezers.)

Plus here’s a link to all the little dishware Shannon stashed away inside (and Christmas trims… see Shannon’s blog for more ideas on decorating the cabinet).

And in honor of the new kits, ALL 1:12 Dollhouse Furniture items are On Sale at 20% off today!

Note: This new cabinet kit is not only included in today’s 20% off Sale but one of these fab kits is also included in today’s Giveaway! More info below.

Speaking of Giveaways, the winner of yesterday’s Chipboard & Ravens Giveaway is Debra Gibson! Check your email for info about your prize package!

In addition to the tutorial by Shannon, we have a recommendation by Guest Designer Teri Steele (who also made that cute Round Table & Chairs Kit shown below at left):

I will say (for being plastic) the Chrysnbon kits are surprisingly well made, and even next to my more expensive wood kits you cant tell they are plastic. The pieces always fit really well together. Very little glue is needed. I started making these in the early ’90s and have loved making them and kit bashing, where you combine different kits together to make new pieces.

I have tried many different paint techniques on the pieces as well as paper. The best tip for very small pieces such as the vanity set is to complete them while they are still on the frame and cut off the pieces with manicure scissors or clippers. I use a small nail file to sand off any flash or sharp pieces and touch up as needed.

Note: yesterday’s 35% off Sale on ALL Alpha Stamps’ Rubber Stamps will continue all week! Also, since the Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Sets are already on sale at 20% off, that means ALL rubber stamps are On Sale!

Hooray! A Chrysnbon Kits Giveaway! I’m including ALL FOUR items from the first row of that table above (so 2 bookets, the cement Shannon prefers and the China Cabinet Kit with Plant Table)!

Reminder: Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways will work: I’ve gathered items around a theme and put together a Giveaway Kit that will be awarded to one lucky person.

To enter the Chrysnbon Kits Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, TONIGHT, December 27, 2015).

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 previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 3 of the Sales & Giveaways!

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules (including how you can get entered twice in each day’s drawing).

And please remember: Our offices are now closed. The whole “While the Cat’s Away” theme is ’cause I’m the only one here! For more info about shipping (which will start when the staff are all back on 1/4/16) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 8! overview page.

A final note: Even though our offices are closed, orders for DIGITAL Collage Sheets and Digital Images are still fulfilled in real time!

Posted by Leslie, December 27th, 2015

63 responses to “Day 2 – New Chrysnbon Kits and Dollhouse Furniture On Sale!”

  1. Rosemarie Grant says:

    Love these kits. I don’t have this one. Thanks for showing how to put it together

  2. Karen says:

    What a adorable little collection. Would be fun to get creative with them.

  3. Jen R says:

    Love the detail you can get with these kits!

  4. Betty says:

    Very pretty

  5. Kimberly Darwin says:

    Would love to use the cabinet for witch potions…

  6. Dawn says:

    The miniatures are so cute. I love Chrysnbon kits. They are so much fun to put together. I would love to have this giveaway.

  7. Bret says:

    Shannon is such an awesome designer. I would be so excited and grateful to place these in the dollhouse I am making for my daughter, she is 8. Keep up the great work of using your imagination.

  8. Phoebe Diamond says:

    I’ve never tried these kits, this would be a great way to start experimenting with a new product.

  9. MaggieM says:

    Wow, I didn’t know about your plastic furniture. I love the cabinet and your Tea Cart! I have a large dollhouse and love adding pieces to it, and AlphaStamps carries so many varieties of miniatures:) Super giveaway; many thanks.

  10. Oh Wow!! I love this cabinet – I actually have 2 full size one’s just like this full of my miniature perfume collection – would love to create a mini – mini collection!! 😀

  11. Lana says:

    simply adorable!

  12. Margaret D says:

    I used to buy Chrysnbon kits and I am glad to know they are still around! They really are very nice and they definitely do not look like plastic. I would love to have that little cabinet! I am returning to my love of miniatures again. I have just the place for this one 🙂

  13. Winnie says:

    How cute is this. I love it!

  14. Joanne Root says:

    I love the Itty Bitty Cabinet of Cute. I’ve got some Murano glass and some beautiful china by Janice Crawley that would be wonderfully showcased here. Im so glad to see new Chrysnbon pieces as I have many in my collection. This is a very nice piece!

  15. Barb Striethorst says:

    I’ve always wanted a RL cabinet like this. That hasn’t happened, so a mini one in lieu would be great!

  16. I love miniature furnishing! It’s so pretty when you get it done!

  17. Debbie Malone says:

    Love these kits have done several in the past would love these

  18. Barbara Anderson says:

    Not only are the kits fabulous, the cement
    is wonderful. Have used it on many miniature projects.

  19. DebR says:

    Oh my gosh, I can’t believe the size of that teeny tiny key! Wonderful miniatures and a great giveaway, thank you!

  20. Barbara Raney Ferrell says:

    I love everything about the tiny China hutch my grandma had one just like that. As always thanks for all your wonderful things

  21. Karen Wood says:

    Oh my gosh these kits are great! Perfect for the fairy house I’m going to be building. I’m also very happy about how affordable they are. I would love to win this though!

  22. Mary Helene says:

    Would make such a fun diorama.

  23. Lorna Dufrane says:

    What fun, they would go beautifully. In my granddaughter’s doll house

  24. barb m,acaskill says:

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! These kits look amazing!! Would definitely love to give the China Cabinet a try! When I get more spending budget these are goingto be the first thing that I purchase as I have become addicted to all things mini and am on my 3rd mini room in a couple months! THese are perfect for my fairy village I am making and am super excited to see that there are now more to choose from!! THANK YOU!! Fingers crossed!

  25. Libby George says:

    My husband and I just did a doll house for our 8 yr old grand daughter. She is so In love with it. Would be wonderful for her to be able to change out furniture and learn how to put together kits ( she is great with Lego projects) together. Also great for a retired husband lol

  26. Jennie says:

    A great piece and a mega-useful tutorial for putting it together!

  27. Ginette says:

    Can be used in so many way.

  28. Leanne S says:

    those are plastic? wow!

  29. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love these furniture kits! I’m a miniaturist at heart & love all the wonderful minis you have! Thanks

  30. Sokat says:

    These miniatures are so cute.

  31. Ann pierce says:

    It’s great that you have added these kits to your already terrific assortment of fun stuff! Just keeps getting better!

  32. I love these kits. I used to belong to a ‘kit-a-month’ club, but I can’t find it anymore.

  33. Thalia says:

    They are so terrific, what a great giveaway.

  34. Traci says:

    Love the miniatures they too cute!! >^..^<

  35. Karen Mallory says:

    It looks so real. I have a cabinet like that one in people size. It is full of dolls!

  36. Susan Loomis says:

    I love that cabinet. I have so many ideas for decorating it.

  37. Kim Ogilvie says:

    Merry Christmas to everyone at alpha stamps!!!

  38. Laura West says:

    Love the cabinet! I love doing miniatures and that would be the perfect place to put them! Hope everyone had a merry christmas, and much joy to everyone for the new year!

  39. Lori D. says:

    Miniatures are my favorite. I’m keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  40. Gilda says:

    Adorable collection. I love the little things.

  41. Linda says:

    These are some of the cutest pieces I’ve ever seen! May have to buy myself a birthday present soon!

  42. Linda Smiggen says:

    This is such a lovely set! I would love to win this!! 😄

  43. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Itty bitty Giveaway. Perfect.

  44. Loretta says:

    I just love miniatures, especially Chrysnbon. They are fun to work with and look so realistic.

  45. Debby Basaraba says:

    Great instructions by Shannon, if you haven’t read them yet, go there. Great giveaway that I would love to get.

  46. sheila AR says:

    I have not yet tried to put together a Chrysnbon kit, but the pieces they offer look darling. Minis are so much fun!

  47. Marilyn H says:

    I’m going to have to check out the tutorial on the cabinet. Love those kits.

  48. fran says:

    I love your items; each is unique. And enjoy shopping your website! These miniatures would be so cute in any project!

  49. JenniferJ says:

    these are so tiny and cute! I would love to win!

  50. Christy Minnis says:

    I’ve been putting together these kits since I had a full dollhouse to play with as a kid! Thanks for all the info!

  51. LeAnn says:

    Miniatures are the best! Thanks for all of the awesome giveaways.

  52. Jackie says:

    Love this teeny kit! Just adorable!

  53. Christine V says:

    I would just LOVE to give this piece a try! It looks exactly like my great grandmother’s China cabinet! Darling.

  54. Dennis L. says:

    These miniature pieces are fantastic! My sister-in-law would love this for her dollhouse!

  55. Carol Slowik says:

    I have never tried these miniature kits before but would love to try something different! Merry Christmas!

  56. jean marmo says:

    I have not tried any of these minis! How cute! Would love to play with something like this!

  57. Susan M L says:

    Wonderful pieces! My Mom made her dollhouse furnishings from wood, and she would have loved these plastic kits!

  58. judy burris says:

    These are so cute! I’ve never tried these kits before. The curio cabinet looks perfect for a collection of apothecary or laboratory items.

  59. What a wonderful giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  60. Lou Anne says:

    This is fantastic! I’ve never seen these kits and I love the curio cabinet.

  61. Ohh I think I squeaked in!!!