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New Christmas Houses by Kristin Batsel! Plus SITEWIDE Sale!

Filed under Black Friday Sale, Christmas, Kristin Batsel

Yes, it is Thanksgiving weekend here is the USA! So in addition to the Christmas Collage Sheet Sale I’ve added a store-wide coupon sale! And there are new Christmas supplies and an easy and adorable set of Christmas Houses (by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel) to get you in the holiday mood.

Save an EXTRA 15% off the ENTIRE SITE! That’s 15% above current sale prices! Even if the item is already marked down as a clearance item or is one of the new items below!

Use Promo Code: BF2021 when checking out.

No minimum purchase required (excludes gift certificates/cards, shipping, taxes). May not be combined with another discount code. But it does cover things like monthly kits (which rarely go on sale).

BOTH the coupon discount AND the collage sheet sale end at midnight (PST) TUESDAY NIGHT, November 30, 2021!

Christmas Houses by Kristin Batsel!

So cute! Look at those sweet holiday houses by Kristin!

Here’s a bit of intro text from Kristin’s blog post:

It’s that time of the year: let’s ramp up that Christmas crafting! Using two of the new Tall House Shelf Sets, I made a couple of holiday houses. One, a gingerbread house with happy kids, and one a retro looking house using my favorite color combo of turquoise and red (plus pink!). Each house is 6″ tall with a 3″ by 1″ base.

The gingerbread house features two happy kids, laden with sweets. The ground, window sill and roof are all covered with an icy layer of glitter, and then encrusted in candies. How cute is that little girl’s gingerbread house hat?

The tree is decorated with festive holiday lights; these kids are ready for the big day. Both of the trees used in these projects were a little wide for the bases, so I trimmed their backs flat so they sit flush against the houses.

The houses were super easy to make and decorate. The backs and sides of each were painted to match the new paper used to cover the fronts; the windows, icy roofs, and bases were all painted white and covered with glitter. White glue was used to decorate the trees and add the embellishments like the snowflake on the Santa house, and the candies on the gingerbread house.

See the wide photo below for visuals about making “posts” to secure the 2D figures away from the background:

Here’s how the figures stand in front of the houses: I held each cutout where I wanted it to be place, and used a pencil to mark the spot where each foot hit the ground. I inserted a straight pin into the base at each mark, and then snipped the pins down to size. White glue was used to attach the pins to the backs of the legs of each figure. Below, the pins are glued, waiting for Santa. You’ll need to hold him in place while the glue dries, but it just takes a couple of minutes. Once your figure is set on the pins, you might want to remove them from the base and put a little drop of glue on the pins before you reinsert them. Now your figures are able to stand away from the house without the use of foam tape.

Nice job, Kristin! See farther below for photos of all of today’s new items, including the paper and house in Kristin’s artwork. Plus here’s Kristin’s supply list and you can see more photos (and more tips!) in her blog post!

What’s new today?

Another paper pad and cute die-cuts (related to the pad in Kristin’s artwork). AND another tall house shrine! Oh, and one back-in-stock item: the Standing 3D Resin Santa Claus figurines. See the Tall Glass Cloche with Cork Base page for a cute ornament made by Shannon Cooper using that resin Santa.

Now don’t forget: use Promo Code: BF2021 when checking out for 15% off everything! Ends Tuesday night!

Posted by Leslie, November 26th, 2021

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