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The Devil Made Me Do It Halloween Hutch + Giveaway

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Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Lora’s project that are still available on the new site.

The almost, but not quite as naughty as myself, Miz Lora Mahaffey has created a wickedly delightful Halloween scene for you.

ATC Hutch Kit - HalloweenNow my pretties, before I grab my proverbial soap box and tell you all about this marvelous little creation, I must tell you that I can not be responsible for anything I observe or say in this post. You see, I’ve been under a great deal of stress lately (teenager for rent, inquire within!) and am currently not in complete control of my faculties. In addition I quite possibly may have had a glass of wine. Or two. But I digress!

Don’t you love the mischievous look on the diabolical cherub at the top? He is practically daring you to look below at the image held within the On Sale! ATC Halloween Hutch. Ignore him for a second and take a look first at all the luscious Black Dresden Lora used. Black Dresden is one of my favorite things to hoard I must confess!

Now I know you can’t stand it and you have to take a good look inside the hutch! Oh doesn’t the Devil look quite smug in front of his desk? It is so clever how Lora used the hands from the On Sale! Plastic Skeletons and made them look as if they’re begging to be picked for a dastardly duty. Now, oh my. WHAT is that in the Devil’s lap? Is that the Devil’s precious jewel? Or is it a bauble, merely covering his jewels because he is being modest? Certainly I’m not the only one who has jumped to that conclusion; now am I?

Miz Lora SWEARS (in more ways than one, I might add) that it was her intention to have the Devil, who was very carefully cut out of the On Sale! B&W Halloween Borders Collage Sheet to be holding a pumpkin.

Don’t believe me? Humor Lora and catch a broom-ride on over to her blog and see for yourself!

But wait! Before you do, look down this post to see a related Giveaway you could win to create your own version of Lora’s artwork!

Psst! More photos of Lora’s shrine are in the Gallery. And here’s a link to all of the other goodies she used.

 Highlights of NEW Goodies  Including three in the Giveaway!

Orange Seam Binding
Orange Seam Binding On Sale and in the Giveaway!

Ebony Stripes Scrapbook Paper
Ebony Stripes Scrapbook Paper On Sale and in the Giveaway!

Happy Haunting - Hex Scrapbook Paper
Happy Haunting – Hex Scrapbook Paper On Sale and in the Giveaway!

Mini Chipboard Scrolls
Mini Chipboard Scrolls

Dead Tree Cut-Outs
Dead Tree Cut-Outs On Sale!

Paper Mache Pumpkins
Paper Mache Pumpkins On Sale!

Glow in the Dark Paint
Glow in the Dark Paint On Sale!


Artwork for the Arabian Nights Framed ATCs Swap is due August 31st.

Artwork for the Halloween Mini Hutch Swap is due September 14th.

September Kits are shipping now for subscribers! (THIS Sunday will be the unveiling!)


Hooray for the Halloween Hex Giveaway! (That’s “Hex” like the Hexagons in the New and On Sale! Happy Haunting – Hex Scrapbook Paper!)

Beside the three New! items highlighted above, I’ve also included:

TWO more On Sale! 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook Papers (or stickers):
Happy Haunting Poison Labels Scrapbook Paper
Happy Haunting Cardstock Stickers (so many possibilities! Just that bat border running up the side would be perfect on a shrine)

THREE On Sale! Collage Sheets:
B&W Halloween Borders Collage Sheet (the one Lora used)
Skull & Bones Collage Sheet (it has various sizes of skeleton hands)
The Lovely Bones Collage Sheet (it has some creepy eyes that are similar to the eyes below the Devil in Lora’s shrine)

An ATC Hutch Kit – Halloween
(’cause you need the basic — well “base” — to make a shrine like Lora’s)

A Cast Vintage Baby Doll (which I think would be a grand stand-in for that skull-wearing cherub on the top of Lora’s shrine)

And a Black Dresden Border Sampler Set

Here’s a list of all the 14 goodies included in the Giveaway.

To enter the Halloween Hex Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment (below) on this blog post by midnight, August 30, 2013 (Friday night PST). (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!

By Sunday morning’s newsletter, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

Posted by MizBella, August 29th, 2013

131 responses to “The Devil Made Me Do It Halloween Hutch + Giveaway”

  1. Retta says:

    I had 2 (teens)for sale or rent! No takers, though. As far as Lora’s devil goes…if the jewels were blue, it would be a different story! Haha. Free shipping, eh?

  2. Michele says:

    Once again, I am amazed by all the talent out there! Amazing Arts rocks!

  3. Kate says:

    Wow! I love all the DT shrines! So inspiring. Can’t wait to see more.

  4. Connie says:

    It came out great!

  5. Vickie says:

    You ladies are such a bad influence! Thank you for your amazing decadent art, Lora!

  6. Rose Cavalli says:

    Love this!!!

  7. Debbi Decker says:

    Well done! I always love seeing the Halloween creations on Alpha Stamps.

  8. Jill Noblitt says:

    This is so wonderful! Love the shrines!

  9. Linda says:

    Love it all! You Ladies are sooooo
    talented. I want to make everything
    you share—and NOW!!!!

  10. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    Would love to work with some of these wonderful things

  11. Halloween is my favorite holiday and the ideas here are truly fabulous. I especially love the shrines and this one is so creepy and fun. xxD

  12. Fabulous! Love what Lora did with the Halloween Hutch. Thank you for another great giveaway.

    Take care,

  13. kim says:

    This is the best giveaway by far.
    Love Halloween!!!!!!!!

  14. Palma says:

    What a great Giveaway! I want to win!

  15. Kim Reed says:

    Two of my favorite things…Halloween and a giveaway! Drooling over the dresden borders.

  16. mamakeegs says:

    This a hauntingly good collection!!!

  17. judy says:

    Spooky spooky, oh what a scary giveaway. Would so love to win this and start my spooktacular decorations for this fall. Happy Haunting to all~

  18. These giveaways just keep getting better and better. Would love to win this one!!!

  19. Carrie says:

    The shrine is horrifyingly awsome! All of these great items would work perfect with my Edgar Allen Poe Halloween theme. Love it all!

  20. Judy Ross says:

    Love Halloween. Would love to win!

  21. Maureen says:

    I’ve already started my Halloween project; just awaiting more supplies on their way from you… wouldn’t it be great to add even more from this giveaway package! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  22. Deb Neerman says:

    OMG, I LOVE this project! WoW!! I’m so thrilled to have a chance to win this kit … please pick me, LOL! (And thank you for the chance!)

  23. Debbie Rollier says:

    I love the shrines, they are awesome. I need to try one, please pick me! Thanks for the chance.

  24. Michelle says:

    This is the best shrine! I just love all the creepy elements. Thanks for being so generous with the cool give-aways!

  25. Lisa Abate says:

    I LOVE Halloween and you just made me love it a little bit more!!

  26. Jackie says:

    Very cool Hutch Lora!

  27. Sheila Lundquist says:

    Thanks for the offer. The shrines are fun to work with and I love the outcome.

  28. Debra Gibson says:

    I would so love to win! Very cool project! Halloween is my favorite holiday because its my birthday month!

  29. Kersten says:

    Wow! Tricks and treats in one! 🙂

  30. Karen N says:

    I just love Halloween…and Alpha Stamps! Couldn’t ask for a better combination!

  31. Pat Shaw says:

    Wow love this project. Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful Halloween Hex giveaway! Hope I win.

  32. Robyn says:

    As a Shrinemaiden myself, gotta love this wicked little one!

  33. Karen Crowder says:

    Spooky, creepy, wonderful!

  34. Donna H. says:

    Really Cool! I see a shrine project in my future.

  35. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Awesome giveaway and hutch art! Love it!


  36. Holly Day says:

    Fantastic! So many fun possibilities!

  37. Charlene says:

    Halloween is just crazy good!

  38. Pat says:

    Wow is all I can say about the layers and depth of this Halloween shrine. Thanks for a chance to win this amazing kit. My Halloween dreams just got more artsy.

  39. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Pick me, please.

  40. Ivy Laine says:

    Love it!

  41. Jess says:

    Fun kit! Hope I win!

  42. Diana Kelly says:

    I love the project. what a wonderful use of imagination! Halloween is so fun to let the imagination go wild. I would love to receive the giveaway, thanks again for your generosity.

  43. Mary Pendergrass says:

    Oh, this is such fun. I love Halloween and you have such wonderful goodies in this kit. I’d love to win.

  44. Birgit says:

    What lovely goodies — thanks for the chance! 🙂

    Happy creating,

  45. NJ says:

    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays/times of the year and with that said, you guys are a baaaaaad influence tempting us with such devilishly delicious goodies! My imagination already works in overtime and now you’ve just ramped it up and over-clocked it! I’d love to win this delightful kit!

  46. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I am amazed at all of the Halloween goodness you have in your shop and how talented your designers are.

  47. Marilou Bain says:

    Love your products and would love to win your giveaway! thanks for the chance!

  48. carol says:

    Bring it on. The more Halloween inspiration the better.

  49. MARY MAC says:

    Oh how I love all the Halloween projects being shown now.

  50. Nina Owens says:

    Halloween?! You are speaking my language! Fav holiday – love all these goodies!

  51. Carolyn Summers says:

    You always come up with the most clever projects with new products to compliment the theme. Halloween….a treasure of a prize collection.

  52. Jo Dismukes says:

    Halloween!!! My favorite holiday!!!!

  53. Lindy says:

    What a fabulous shrine!

  54. Lorrie Koenig says:

    I adore Halloween decorating so this kit would be right up my alley…thanks for the fun drawing.
    As far as teenagers, my friend said they hit that age and go to the “dark side”..ha. Eventually it will get better….

  55. I’ve shopped on your website for years and adore all you offer. I understand the teenage angst and its reverberating effects. I go to my happy place (to craft) when my sons twist off. I need this give-away for therapeutic reasons!

  56. Helen Potter says:

    This is fantastic! I too love all things Halloween, and this kit would be so much fun to play with.

  57. Luanne Shoup says:

    Scare me with your prize!

  58. Ann C says:

    Sooo Spooky! I love it!

  59. Marilyn H says:

    Love the shrine!

  60. Kathi R says:

    What a fabulous project with such wonderful details!

    I think the jewel is in his lap because he’s embarrassed by EDD and couldn’t get to the pharmacy to buy a little Viagra.

    You can keep the teenager. I’ve got a young adult…

    Great prize that I’d love to win! Halloween is the most wonderful time of the year.

  61. Carlene says:

    Awesome project! I LOVE Halloween 🙂 And seriously need to win this! Thanks for doing just great givaways 🙂

  62. Debi W says:

    What an amazing project. Love the creativeness of it. Wonderful give away you have put together. Keeping my fingers crossed that I could be the one to win!

  63. Rise St Arno says:

    Wow! Could I get some mileage out of this kit!

  64. Lorna says:

    Love Halloween! And Lori’s hutch is wickedly good.

  65. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love your fantastic store and all your gorgeous Halloween supplies!

  66. Joyce Prado says:

    Oh how I love Halloween, would love to win.

  67. Victoria Donchi says:

    Love the creativity. Halloween is my favorite holiday

  68. ratgirl says:

    Yay! I adore halloween and I love that Alpha Stamps always has tons of new and exciting stuff for my halloween projects. 🙂

  69. Amanda Miller says:

    Spooky! Love it!!

  70. Mandy says:

    Great stuff, as always! Thank you for the giveaway.

  71. Roberta S says:

    Oh man, PLEASE pick me this time!! What great stuff!!

  72. kathi schaffer says:

    What treasures!! Another great giveaway!

  73. Marcia Greer says:

    that black and white image sheet is to die for!!!!!

  74. Chris says:

    My most favorite time of year!!!! Love the shrines!

  75. bobbie howder says:

    LOVE the pumpkin placement!! sign me up!

  76. Ritva says:

    Exciting, I’ll love to win…

  77. Dena Arnote says:

    WOW!! Absolutely amazing!!

  78. Traci says:

    I just ordered the hutch and already have the collage sheets I will have to find something to outdo her-HaHa!! LOVE halloween such great stuff to create with.

  79. Tanya says:

    Oh, it would be so much fun to win this!

  80. Debbie says:

    Fabulous shrine…I love Halloween & Dia de los Muertos, so winning this giveaway would be very special for me. Thanks for the chance!

  81. A fabulous giveaway!! I am working on Halloween now!

  82. ramona szczerba says:

    It’s the Most. Wonderful. Time. Of. The. Year – Love Halloween!

  83. Janet Turner says:

    Oooo, scary. What fun!

  84. Loretta says:

    That one is scary enough to give you nightmares. I love it!!

  85. Hmmm, a very interesting array of goodies!

  86. Cathy norton says:

    I just love Halloween, plus a chance for free goodies. Win Win

  87. Lori says:

    Great shrine by Lora! A fabulous give away, thanks for offering it. Just sent my ‘barely a teenager any more’, daughter off to college. I do remember wanting to rent her out though. Hang in there!!!

  88. Kathy Cabble says:

    Love this project, doesn’t look too complicated. I just might be able to do this one. Thanks for giving me a chance to try.

  89. Thalia Kottke says:

    I love the hex-agons! Another great give-away. Would love to win it.

  90. Susanne says:

    I adore the hands reaching up to the devil whose eyes seemed to be looking down in terror!

    And you’re correct about the Dresden … highly hoardable!

  91. Kathy M says:

    Oh my goodness, you have a teen for sale,or rent too? I must admit to those same dark feelings on a daily basis! This is the creepiest Halloween design ever! I just love the hands reaching up. What a great giveaway! Keep up with the great inspirations!

  92. Deb Moon says:

    I love shrines and Lora’s wicked creation. This is right up my little alley. LOL

  93. Phyllis B. says:

    It’s time to start working on Halloween projects. This giveway would be just in time.

  94. cindy morgan says:

    I love Halloween and you always have the best contests and products,this will be great. I really like Lora’s creations.

  95. Heidi O! says:

    I LOVE Halloween & paper arts! The shrine is creepy & awesome! Thank you for the chance to play.

  96. Patty N. says:

    Halloween is my fav holiday.

  97. Beth W says:

    Can’t think of anything that would make me happier-the Hutch shrine project is just my style. thank you so much for a chance to win.

  98. Sylvia L. says:

    This is an especially creative shrine. The Halloween -themed projects are the best. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  99. Nita Gidley says:

    Love all the great ideas I get from the projects posted on your site.Please enter me in your giveaway.Thanks……

  100. Jo says:

    OMG! This hutch is so awesomely creepy! I love it! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway-so happy Halloween is on it’s way!

  101. Missy says:

    So deliciously spooky!

  102. Laura Kloth says:

    this is so cool! I love it! she did a great job on this! I would love to make this! good luck to all!

  103. Would like to win some holloween craft supplies.

  104. Sam says:

    ooooo awesome giveaway! Halloweens my favorite holiday!

  105. Alice says:

    So many fun goodies to play with. Lovely!

  106. Kim R says:

    Spooktacular Giveaway! muhaamuhaa!!

  107. sheila AR says:

    Hope the devil makes you pick me! What fun as always, thanks!!

  108. Melody B says:

    Yes!! I’m gettin’ in the Halloween SPIRIT now!! Keep ’em coming…

  109. Lesley Sutton says:

    Itching to play, especially with Black Dresden

  110. Edith says:

    Double, double, toil and trouble Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. I am in the mood for Halloween

  111. karenladd says:

    Oh my goodness, that Halloween Hutch is oh so spooky! LOVE this giveaway…especially the papers and orange seam binding!

  112. shartl says:

    This project makes me shiver!! Really getting excited for Halloween with all this inspiration!
    apedoak (at) aol (dot) com

  113. As I have said a gazillion times before Halloween is my FAV holiday & you guys make the best stuff to play with – thanks for the chance to win some goodies 🙂

  114. Lisa M says:

    Absolutely amazing, and just love the devil’s little jewel! What a great project; I am so in the spooky mood now!

  115. Honey S. says:

    Love it. Looking forward now to working on some Halloween art. 🙂

  116. Sherry Lykins says:

    Love it!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  117. Terry McElroy says:

    Getting in the Halloween spirit looking at these great creations!

  118. Sisterbrute says:

    How I would love to make a hutch like that!!!! I love her work!

  119. Maxine says:

    Amazing, as always

  120. Kathy says:

    Love all this stuff. Wonderful giveaway.

  121. Sylvia S says:

    Cool hutch! Would love to win and make my own version

  122. Kristin Douglas says:

    Amazing creation, and right up my alley since Halloween is my favorite 😉 Would love to get my hands on those supplies!

  123. Ronda Liebert says:

    Great Cesar’s Ghost! How can we live without this stuff!!!

  124. Ruth Hunt says:


  125. Robin Venecia says:

    Love all the teeny weeny supplies you have and Halloween trinkets are the best! Hope to win and play with all the fantastic goodies!

  126. Trudy Harris says:

    I love Halloween ephemera! So dark and twisted. Send me some goodies for my grand trick and treat.

  127. Carol Slowik says:

    Happy hexing! Thanks for the opportunity!

  128. Hazel Parr says:

    Ohmy how amazing. I really mustget a n order in, but how do I decide what to pick so that customs don’t chanrge me ana rm and a leg?!?!? you have too many yummy things!!
    Hazel xx

  129. Stacia says:

    Awesome collection, as always!

  130. Jessica Sund says:

    The devil made me do it…and it felt good!