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New Design Team! New Spring Farmhouse Kit!

Filed under Announcements, Collage Sheets, Easter, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Lora Mahaffey, Sale, Spring Farmhouse Kit

We’re so excited to share our talented group of artists for the 2019 Alpha Stamps Design Team! More info on the new members will be posted with each of their projects for the March kit, but in the meantime here are their names and social media links:

Daniela Costa, California, USA
Blog, Facebook, Instagram

Susan Killam, North Carolina, USA
Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest

Els Schutte, British Columbia, Canada
Blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest

Susan Yee, California, USA
Blog, Instagram

See the Design Team bios page for info and links for all the returning Design Team Members.

We’re so thankful for all of these talented artists, and are looking forward to their creations this year!

New Spring Farmhouse Kit

Aw… how cute is that? A chipboard kit to put together a 3D little box with a house-shaped front (the front of box is 3-1/2″ wide x 4-1/4″ tall).

Note: the house has little holes on the sides so you could add a handle for it to become a basket (Easter basket? basket of flowers? basket of ATCs? who knows…) but you can just paper over the holes, too.

Plus you get a door and 2 windows (a subset of the Mini House Doors & Windows). See the artwork below for a couple ideas on how you can use them (the windows on the side? a door and windows on the front?).

The kit also comes with TWO collage sheets:
New Easter Pussy Willow ATCs Collage Sheet (I adore these vintage postcards! Subtle colors in this group, with chicks, eggs and a bunny… most including some pussy willows. Sized for ATCs (2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″) but useful for other projects, too.)
Eggs and Easter Collage Sheet

AND one each of all 6 doubled-sided designs from the Spring Farmhouse 8×8 Paper Pad.

Go see the new kit for more info and more photos.

A Little Topiary House by Lora Mahaffey!

Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey has made the sweetest little house (and topiary tree!) using the papers & house from the new kit! Note: Lora used windows & doors from the full set of Mini House Doors & Windows (not the subset of 3 that are included in the kit). I love the little white zig zag Dresden trim she added over the curved door and windows!

From Lora’s blog post:

Here is a fun, fast and pretty project that let me get a little of the ‘I-wish-it-was-spring-already!!’ out of my system.

I love this little Mini House Front Box. It’s so versatile and just the right size…about 4×4.5 and you can put stuff in it. So it’s practical, right? And it’s cute as a button.

I decided to put a topiary in mine. I had thought of making this a giraffe house just because a giraffe neck and head sticking out of a house is kind of cute, but the topiary won. Mainly because there’s no poo to clean up. Kidding.

Beside these highlights, here’s the full supply list! And be sure to visit Lora’s blog for more photos and a mini tutorial! (And check the Giveaway section below for a second art project!)

More New Products!

Just a snippet from 14 new products (!) are shown at left (and at right). From all FIVE new scrapbook papers to all the coordinating Spring Farmhouse items.

More ways to search:

brand new items added this week are here


– here are all of the items actually in the new kit


– here’s a repeat of Lora’s supply list from her Little Topiary House shown above!

Easter Collage Sheets ON SALE!

It only seems fitting! ALL Easter collage sheets are on SALE at 50% off!

Psst! The sale includes BOTH collage sheets in the new kit!

The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, March 4th.

Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

Spring Farmhouse Kit Giveaway!

And that promised second art project: A Checkered Easter Basket by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel!

How’s that for contrast!? I love it when the Design Team make different kinds of projects with the same materials.

In addition to the FIVE items already in the new kit (that includes scrapbook papers Kristin used to cover her house, and the house itself!), this Giveaway includes these extras from Kristin’s supply list:
3/4 Inch Rabbits – Mixed Set
Small Felt Flowers – Multicolor
Thin Looped Dresden Borders – Red
– The FULL set of doors and windows so you’ll have tons of options!

(Make sure to visit Kristin’s blog post, too… she has tips on covering the box — and there are some alternate items shown in her house/basket that will make you smile!)

To enter the Spring Farmhouse Kit 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, Monday Night, March 4, 2019).

And what are you going to make with your House Box?

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

Hey, who won the On Cuban Time Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Bonnie Moran! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, March 3rd, 2019

52 responses to “New Design Team! New Spring Farmhouse Kit!”

  1. Judy Adamcyk says:

    I give my granddaughter different easter items each year. This would be a unique item for her. Love it.

  2. Jo says:

    I love this! So many ideas to make with it – spring, fall, winter, Easter, Halloween! Love it!

  3. ricki walker says:

    What a cute Easter basket this makes!

  4. Nadine says:

    This is absolutely adorable. I think I would use it for an Easter project!

  5. Barbara A says:

    Love, love, love this project. The colors and patterns are wonderful, the Dresden trim is awesome. It uses my favorite color combinations,black red & white.

  6. Karen says:

    This is adorable and I would enjoy making one for my grand daughter.

  7. Nancy E says:

    I absolutely love this project. What a great way to present a gift to your favorite hostess!

  8. karen young says:

    Love the tiny house. Would make great favors for Easter party.

  9. karen young says:

    This would make great favors for Easter guests.
    Love this tiny house.

  10. Marykay chisum says:

    A spring cottage would be so cute

  11. Kathy S. says:

    Definitely need the topiary as well.

  12. Carol Slowik says:

    I will make a mini easter basket to enjoy year after year! I love everything about this giveaway!!

  13. Valzora Spriggs says:

    another sweet little design!

  14. Marilyn Ray says:

    Don’t usually decorate for spring, but I look at this and envision a leprechaun house. You need to make a miniature can/ bottle of Guinness

  15. Denise Bryant says:

    Welcome to the new team members!
    With the house box, I’d make a haunted house scene!

  16. Ann Frischkorn says:

    I love the Easter Basket idea. So unique!

  17. Kathe Deck says:

    I am going to have to rethink my crafting budget if you all keep coming up with these fun, fabulous ideas!

  18. I would love to make a Victoria House Box

  19. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my goodness! Easter cuteness!

  20. Debora L. says:

    I like the planter. I did something similar with the tiny gingerbread house kit. 🙂
    I keep thinking this kit might be combined with a book box. Hmmmm…

  21. Kee O says:

    This is darling! Since we are buried in snow here in MT I would channel Spring and make a sunny, flowery snow free house lol.

  22. Andrea Pretlow says:

    So cute!

  23. Sylvia L says:

    I think I’d make a springy cottage . I’m ready for Spring to be here.

  24. Jen J says:

    So exciting see what the new team creates this year!!

  25. Lynell M Fox says:

    Hi new team members! Nice to see you here! I love the basket. I love the black checkered base, that’s unusual and so attractive!

  26. Kat Cashwell says:

    I would make a cute Easter basket!!! So adorable!

  27. Catharine McCammon says:

    I must make for bunny chocolate egg totes for the grandbabies!

  28. Janet Turner says:

    How cute. I am so ready for Spring and I love the farmhouse theme!

  29. Karen Mallory says:

    These projects are so cute! I would make my house look like a cottage in the country!

  30. Kim Lucak says:

    The Easter house is adorable!!! Just add a cross and voila’! The designers are so creative 🙂

  31. Carla M says:

    The little house is adorable! So many possibilities…..Easter. Christmas, Halloween… Gifu, house warming…….wow!

  32. Thalia Kottke says:

    Such a cute little house definitely something Spring-y. No snow lots of flowers.

  33. Celia says:

    Excited about new team members….I think I would do a halloween theme with house…

  34. Barb Faulkner-Davis says:

    Well, everyone- I am here again! I think I would make this sweet little house for my Mom- she loves the stuff I make and this would be perfect for her to sit on her kitchen table- I love the colors, and everything about it- Good luck to everyone!

  35. Lea Cook says:

    So adorable!! Can’t wait to get my kit and play.

  36. Gretchen says:

    A small house vase for spring bulbs.

  37. Angela Cook says:

    Makes a really cute basket for Easter. Love it!

  38. Luanne Shoup says:

    Would like to make the Easter Basket for my grand daughter.

  39. Wilhelmina says:

    Yes they are lovely! I’m planning the Easter houses/baskets…my husband’s will be a pub, my Mom’s a hat shop…haven’t figured out my son’s ….a pattiserie? Can’t wait! I’ve broken my arm before Christmas and need to get back to crafting in a big way!

  40. Judy Goodwin says:

    I love the Easter houses and the tiny bunnies. So cute.

  41. Peggy Manning says:

    Congrats to new design team!! Love the Easter paper with bunnies and chicks–always cute subjects. PeginOKC

  42. Diane Sanchez says:

    Love, love love this kit. Bunnies always make me happy.

  43. Karen Ann says:

    I’m so ready for SPRING, Easter Bunnies, Chicks and this Easter House will help take those rainy day blues away.

  44. BarbMac Vt says:

    Loving these little houses! I would definitely be making them into baskets to put little treats into for Easter baskets! I know my grandchildren would have them displayed all year long in their rooms, Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! TFS!

  45. Cynthia Penney says:

    I’m need several for my many hobbies supplies. Journaling house, a quilting house, a painting house and a dolly house. Also a seasonal/holiday candy house, get well or new home gift. One more idea- hostess gift

  46. Rhonda S says:

    I love Easter decorations!

  47. I have a grand daughter that would love for me to make this

  48. The ideas for the little house are endless. A holiday house for sure!

  49. Laural says:

    Loving the little house

  50. Anne W says:

    I think I would make a lovely Spring house!

  51. Kitty Tatman says:

    Congrats new design team! Loving this new kit!