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Metallic Dresden Sale + New Cage Doll Shrine Kit (& Giveaway!)

Filed under Art Projects, Contests/Winners, Featured Artwork, French Corsets Kit, Giveaways, Newsletters, Sale

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 lists for both projects on the new site: Teri’s Foster Dreams Shrine, Shannon’s Roses, Lace, & French Corsets.

I’m letting Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) take the reins today, though I’ve added a few tidbits about related sale items (!) to her prose.

Oooooh that cagey girl Teri Calia has been busy creating in her mad art lab! Teri has taken the New and On Sale! Dress Form Art Doll Shrine Kit and made it into a beautiful shrine she calls Fostering Dreams. It is pretty dreamy; don’t you think? In her nest is the word “dream.” Hanging within her scarf of cherry blossoms is the phrase “day dream.” And “dream of the future” and “tomorrow” are entwined in her cage skirt which all came from the Words Collage Sheet.

After painting the doll form, she added a New and On Sale! 3/8″ Wooden Dowel, a 1-1/8 Inch Wood Bead with Hole and a 4″ Round Wooden Plaque to form a base to stand her doll.

I love all of the fresh, Spring colors floating all over the doll form. Some Cherry Blossom Garland is draped around the front and back of the doll, the Mulberry Paper Carnations – Pink, and the Small Mulberry Paper Blossoms – Mixed Pink peppered throughout remind me that, Hey! We’re still waiting for Spring to arrive over here on the East Coast… but oh how I digress!

Sadly the manufacturer is out of stock of the Cherry Blossom Garland for at least another month. However, we have a New and On Sale! color: Violet. Equally lovely (and also included in today’s Giveaway!)

The angel wings from the On Sale! Tim Holtz Regal Adornments are simply perfect on her and I need to order some of that New and On Sale! Vintage Lace Tape – Antique Pink that is around the base. (Ok, hoard it is more likely… you got me!)

(Speaking of those Regal Adornments being on sale: TODAY is the final day of the BIG Tim Holtz Products Section Sale!)

Here is Teri’s Supply List; and visit her blog to see more pictures.

Next up today, Design Team Member Shannon Tuttle has created a fabulous, frilly book made from the Die-Cut Chipboard Corset and the On Sale! Die-Cut Chipboard Scallop Shells.

The book is decorated with images from The Secret Out At Last, Decorum, and My Graceful Figure Collage Sheets, as well as a few others you can find in her Supply List. There is a lot to oohhh and aaahhh over in Shannon’s book; especially the New and On Sale! Gold Dresden Fan & Banners Set and the Gold Dresden Doily Frame. If you love Dresden you will flip out over these pieces! They are much thicker than regular Dresden, are very luscious, ornate and of course, shiny… you know that I’m like a crazy magpie over things like this. I just can’t help myself!

(Which brings me to another aside: ALL Metallic Dresden
is now On Sale! Today through Sunday, March 30th only!)

Shannon’s book is very girly — and who doesn’t like that? My favorite part of the book is all of the textures. Printed Burlap Ribbon – Roses, soft and drapey Beige & Pink Seam Binding, frilly Pink Ruffled Ribbon, and my favorite, the Sheer Pleated Ribbon.

You really need to bustle on over to Shannon’s blog to see what techniques she used in creating her book and to see more gorgeous pictures!

Finally, in our eye-candy intro, are 2 fun digital collages by Design Team Member Jeanne Draachreider, with images from the Decorum and The Secret Out At Last Collage Sheets.

We’ve about wrapped up our month of French Corsets (and this Sunday is the next kit announcement), but I bet these images will get used for months to come.


Hooray! A Purple and Gold Giveaway!

Nice! Bits and pieces of the supplies from all three pieces of today’s artwork, including these new items:
Gold Dresden Fan & Banners Set
Dress Form Art Doll Shrine Kit
Violet Cherry Blossom Garland
Fern Garland

And these goodies:
The Secret Out At Last Collage Sheet
Decorum Collage Sheet
My Graceful Figure Collage Sheet
Words Collage Sheet
– White Foam Stamen
Mulberry Paper Cherry Blossoms
4 Inch Gold Doilies
– 2 Die-Cut Chipboard Scallop Shells

Plus some random items I thought matched the set:
Sheer Pull Flowers Ribbon – Purple
Dress Form Cut-Outs
Acrylic Flower Mix – Pink Grapefruit
Purple Zig Zag Dresden Borders

And finally (in honor of the ENTIRE Metallic Dresden section being on sale), a ton of gold dresden! Really… check that lower left photo!

To enter the Purple and Gold Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, March 27, 2014).

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 Sunday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Steampunk Dress Giveaway? That would be PurpleFigment! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, March 27th, 2014

124 responses to “Metallic Dresden Sale + New Cage Doll Shrine Kit (& Giveaway!)”

  1. I love this give-away! Hope to win it.

  2. Virginia S. says:

    I love this collection! Great ideas will come of this to whoever wins it!

  3. Jaimie Sander says:

    I so look forward to your emails! There is always so much inspiration! It’s wonderful that you do these giveaways-they are always so generous! Once I get my craft room settled( a very long process)a would love to try some of the project ideas you post.I always save the tutorials,I just have to find some free time!!

  4. Edith says:

    dresden my fav’s love the dress form your generous giveaways are the best

  5. Cher says:

    Another amazing give-away! Someone is going to be very lucky!

  6. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Another great give-away.

  7. Pat Shaw says:

    Great give-away. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  8. Traci says:

    Great giveaway I would love to try making a dress form-lots of great stuff to get me started.

  9. Willow says:

    This giveaway is just gorgeous!!!

  10. Diane Boom says:

    Pick me, pick me. Love all of it.

  11. DianeD says:

    Wonderful giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to try for it.

  12. Pam Weiler says:

    Love this giveaway. Thank you

  13. Laura says:

    Wonderful giveaway!

  14. Rae Higgins says:

    I’m dazzled by that gorgeous gold dresden!

  15. marge says:

    The Dresden alone is worth it…great selection!

  16. Sheila A. says:

    Love this too. I’ll be happy if I win. 🙂

  17. Jennifer J says:

    i love getting all these deslightful emails! And the package I ordered from you is fantastic!

  18. Roxanne says:

    AAAHHHHHH! Those digital collages are fantastic! Such imagination and whimsy! I love them! Thanks for sharing Alpha Stamps!
    And for the chance at another great giveaway! Yahoooo!

  19. Diane Douglas says:

    Wonderful Give away!! The Art Doll Shrine Kit is so intriguing and with all the goodies included the possibilities are endless as to what you can make. Thanks for the chance to win it all.

    Take care

  20. DebR says:

    Purple and gold, love that combo! Thanks for the opportunity to win :O)

  21. Sharon Siqueiros says:

    Just the thing to get me back into the creative spirit!! Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous package!! Can’t help but make me smile!

  22. I would love to win your items are amazing,

  23. MargieD says:

    Yum! Purple and gold – what a delicious combination. Lovely giveaway. Margie

  24. Anne Jenerickson says:

    Looks like a great set for Spring

  25. Kim B says:

    This is another great one!

  26. Maura says:

    Ooh, you are so generous with your give-aways. And the items in this one are really special.

  27. Jenny S. says:

    Oh my goodness, this is the best giveaway EVER!! I LOVE Dresden. Thank you! (:>)

  28. Leslie Hanson says:

    I love the dresden!

  29. Cherie says:

    Another fantastic giveaway!

  30. One of these days (Alice) Dar, you’ll win and fly me to the moon! Awesome goodies!

  31. Carolyn S says:

    Oh my gosh; how do you and your team keep coming with these fabulous ideas and new products. I love your projects and would be thrilled to win the prize this week.

  32. wow – all that gold dresden is like dying and going to heaven! what a gorgeous array of art supplies to win! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  33. Sue Chesley says:

    As always, your projects are beautiful and inspirational! I love that doll form!

  34. lynn says:

    ohh i just have to win this one.. purple is my favorite color.. and i really need this one.. as its so like spring.. and with the temps still in the 30s here.. in PA it will truly give me a breath of warmth … and i can hang my charm dangles from her skirt.. to have a sparkly dress
    thank you for the chance as always

  35. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your purple & gold giveaway, especially the violet cherry blossom garland & the dress form!!

  36. Angela Aguayo says:

    How romantic! Purple & Gold are a beautiful combo that will make any creative project just what it needs!

  37. Holly Day says:

    Beautiful! So many possibilities!

  38. Stefanie says:

    Ooh I love these dress shrines!! Would love to win :o)

  39. Lou Anne says:

    Lovely giveaway!

  40. Oh how I would love this set! Yum!
    And Teri, such a very cool shrine!!!

  41. Gigi Jordan says:

    More great fun in your giveaway! Gigi

  42. Jen R says:

    Love this giveaway!!

  43. April says:

    Another awesome giveaway!!! I love the golden Dresden with the purple!:)

  44. Karen says:

    Wonderful collection of goodies – what fun to be selected for this one!

  45. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    So yummy!

  46. PurpleFigment says:

    After winning last month’s give-away (Yeah!! You oh so made my day, my week!) I almost feel guilty for signing up for this one… just not guilty enough to miss out on a chance on this beautiful gold and purple set. 🙂

  47. Jill says:

    WOW!!! The creativity of this design is beyond amazing!!!

  48. Lori Wilczek says:

    Beautiful! Another Fantastic Giveaway

  49. Slightly scary, but really cool, would love to make this twisted lady!

  50. Stacia says:

    Nice, as always!

  51. Ritva Karhunen says:

    Great stuff!

  52. barbara macaskill says:

    I think I am having a craftgasm!!! All of that gold Dresden loveliness is making me quivers and shake with the sheer joy of it!! I do believe I need to go change my panties!! OH MY! Did I just say that?? YES, I DID!!!
    Would be over the moon and back if I was the lucky recipient of all this gorgeousness!!
    Thanks so much for the chance to!

  53. Penny Shukan says:

    This collection is so delicious! The dress form has so many possibilities, and I just love purple and gold.

  54. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Love this purple and gold give away. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

  55. SHEILA says:

    Another great kit.

  56. lura brown says:

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! who wouldnt want to win this awesomeness?? this is a really great one and hope to hear that i won. wishing and hoping and thanking you for the chance. xoxo

  57. Another divine collection – the imagery the trims, it is sensational.

  58. LOVE Dresden!! But you guys know that since I’m buying it constantly!

  59. Heather C. says:

    All of your giveaways are so pretty….

  60. Carol Feiner says:

    I love the shrine, and the Dresden is gorgeous. Hope I win!

  61. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    oh la la…love it

  62. Sylvia L. says:

    Beautiful projects-love the frilly ribbons and gorgeous dresdens, & the purple-gold combination in the giveaway.

  63. Emily N. says:

    Love all the stuff in this giveaway!

  64. Karen says:

    Oh so wonderful! Love this

  65. Cynthia Penney says:

    I love this. If lucky enough to win,it will become a helper item at porcelain doll convention.Thanks for offering a lovely giveaway

  66. karine says:

    This project would be perfect for my mother, she was born and raised in Paris and is a true fashion lover!
    You all always offer such wonderful projects-many thanks!

  67. Susan Gunter says:

    Oh please pick me! I love your stuff!

  68. Debbie Peysen says:

    I love this giveaway. What a great Mothers Day Gift. Debbie P

  69. Beth Jones says:

    Love this selection!!

  70. Debbie Emmons says:

    It’s my birthday…your giveaway would make a wonderful Birthday gift to me!

  71. rosemary woodruff says:

    Love all things golden

  72. Kathy Bumb says:

    Adore this new dress form creation. Your creations and tutorials are fantastic. Love your store!!!!

  73. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Anything purple just calls my name! Mahalo for sharing another unique project.

  74. angelic says:

    I just love all the amazing projects and ideas the Alpha Stamps DT provides. thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  75. Nancy E says:

    Super giveaway. What an amazing piece!

  76. coco says:

    Really gorgeous project and new giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!!!

  77. Gerri herbst says:

    Your supplies are always gorgeous but your emails are so inspirational, thank you. Then giveaways on top of that, fantastic!

  78. Mary White says:

    Love the dresden pieces. Thanks for a chance to win.

  79. Michele biondolillo says:

    Wow! What great ideas are floating in my head!

  80. marla b says:

    Shiny Dresden-sign me up! This kit looks like so much fun—

  81. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Purple my favorite color and the color of my birthstone, amethyst. Thanks for sharing the love.

  82. LoriSW says:

    Love the dress form art and fantastic give away!!!

  83. Blair Lowery says:

    So many nice items

  84. shartl says:

    OOh, love these projects….especially the dress forms!!

  85. Gotta love the Dresden foil! So pretty.

  86. Karen says:

    My favorite colors! Love all the Dresden!

  87. Paulette Akagi says:

    I’m drooling here—love it ALL!

  88. Karen Crowder says:

    Weird but fun!

  89. Christine Dahlin says:

    Yes, I’m stunned by all the incredible Dresden, especially the banners!

  90. Debbie Rollier says:

    This is an awesome give away. I would love to win!

  91. Arlene Wheeler says:


  92. Yummy!!! Purple & Gold. . 🙂

  93. Diane Smith says:

    Love your products and idea samples

  94. Michelle B. says:

    I am SPEECHLESS with awe !!!!!

  95. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Today’s project would be a beautiful gift to give mom for Mother’s Day. I love the purple and gold.

  96. Carmen Willis says:

    What a delightful giveaway! Good job on the dress form shrine kit Teri! Hope I win!

  97. Kris Martinez says:

    I am fascinated by these cage dolls and what can be done with them. So cool!

  98. P boszko says:

    Whoo-Hoo….luv it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  99. Ronda Liebert says:

    Beautiful! Both are royalty colors.

  100. Kathy h says:

    Ooooh, I really want this one!!

  101. Carol Geraci says:

    This is a wonderful giveaway. Each one is better than the last.

  102. KIM says:

    As always , a great give away.
    Thanks for the chance to win

  103. please. please. pick me !!!! I love it !!

  104. please. please. pick me !!!! I love it !!

  105. Mary Mac says:

    Just love the dress form kit. Alot of great pieces in this giveaway.

  106. Jeanne Kelly says:

    I really have beefing to check out this Dresden product for quite some time now. I remember you had some really cute little Dresden bunnies last year and hoping you have them again this year for Easter!

  107. Janet Turner says:

    Beautiful! I love the purple.

  108. taradid says:

    How do you stay in business when you have such amazing giveaways jam-packed with such cool stuff?! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  109. IKE says:

    How amazing. I would love to win this. Thank you for the chance 🙂

  110. Cindy Fitch says:

    How did you know purple is my favorite color? I would love to win this. Thank you for the chance.

  111. max locherer says:

    Dresden — just love it… and purple. what could be better

  112. Nellie Cotnam says:

    thank you for the chance to win.

  113. Ann says:

    Love the Cage doll! And Shannon’s ladies book! Thanks for the chance to win goodies to create my own doll shrine.

  114. Barbara Thompson says:

    Beautiful! and purple is my favorite color.

  115. Karen H says:

    WOW! Thanks for the “golden” opportunity!

  116. Kim says:

    This kit is So inspiring! Dresden! Purple! Flowers! Corsets and dress forms!

  117. Lorna says:

    Wonderful projects and the giveaway is quite intriguing.

  118. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Very cute stuff, and different from what I have on hand! It’d be nice to start in yet another direction 🙂

  119. What an amazing give-away. Fabulous products.

  120. Phoebe Diamond says:

    So fun! I have ideas going round in my head as I type.

  121. Helen Potter says:

    Oh Fun! Would love to win.

  122. Lisa M says:

    The doll is amaaaaaazing; just love all the flowers and especially the wings. Great work all around!

  123. Maxine says:

    I keep hoping

  124. Kimberly says:

    Peace Cat