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Sweet Paris Kit & High Tea with Marie

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Marie in Wonderland, Newsletters, Shannon Cooper

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 Shannon’s project that are still available on the new site.

Before Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) introduces projects by Shannon Cooper and Teri Calia (and I get to announce a new kit), a reminder that we are again having TWO Giveaway drawings! More info below.

And I’m continuing the FREE Gift with Order announced on Sunday: All that Glitters (in honor of the new All that Glitters Foiled Scrapbook Paper and Gold Tapes from Sunday’s newsletter).

AND… the Collage Sheet Sale and FREE Collage Sheet offer is still going strong! For every $20 you spend, you can pick out a FREE Collage Sheet! The “pick out a free collage sheet” offer has expired BUT check the current newsletter for a NEW FREE collage sheet promo.

It’s mid-month, one day after everyone has stuffed themselves silly with corned beef and cabbage, among other naughty excesses so let’s lighten it up a bit with with Design Team Member Shannon Cooper’s High Tea with Marie!

Like the rest of us here at Alpha Stamps, Shannon loved the Marie in Wonderland Kit since it is full to the brim with tasty sweets, an outrageously poofy Die-Cut Chipboard Panniers Dress, tea sets, and Marie of course! It’s the perfect kit to create invites for a High Tea with Marie out of and that’s just what Shannon did.

I started by making tea party place settings with a fun twist. A Lot of my paper projects tend to be interactive and I thought it would be great to have articulated Maries to play around with while daintily sipping your tea. The paper dolls were made by cutting out three separate pieces of the same image from the Marie Takes Tea Collage Sheet, punching holes with a tapestry needle through the shoulders, upper arms, and forearms, and then attaching them together with Metallic Mini Brads.

I covered the back of the Die-Cut Chipboard Panniers Dress with paper from the Harmony 6×6 Paper Pad, inked the edges, and then glued it to the back of the poseable Marie. Marie’s front was decorated with Diamond Stickles, Stickles Dry Fine Glitter – Lagoon, and tiny adhesive gems. Lots of those scrumptious cakes and teacups were cut from the same Marie Takes Tea collage sheet and I glued the short ends of a sliver of paper to the back so Marie could hold her cake and eat it too! Plus, it’s fun to put cookies on her head.

Making paper dolls from the Marie Takes Tea Collage Sheet was so clever! I love how it looks like they’re pouring each other a cup of tea as well, as if they’re saying, “Yes, I’ll have just a spot more, thank you!”

So that Marie doesn’t topple over — from what you ask? From all those cookies on top of her head of course, and not from the booze that Marie has snuck into her tea! Sheesh. What kind of party do you think we have around here? Anyways, Shannon created lovely little ornaments that are housed inside of each box AND she has made a quick tutorial for you as well! But first! Before you run over to visit Shannon, sneak a peak at the memento that she made for herself (at right) using the 18th Century Chipboard Shoe and some Flower Stamen – Aqua Blue. Super cute!

Drop some cookie crumbles over the High Tea with Marie supply list, then grab your cuppa and visit with Shannon at her blog for more pictures and a tutorial!

A New Kit!
This month is a little out-of-the-ordinary. Instead of an add-on kit that contains extras sent to the Design Team with the main March Kit, I’ve put together this coordinating Sweet Paris Mini Kit.

So if you want more papers, collage sheets and trims with a French theme (and with one click), here’s your chance.

This kit includes:
New! 1 sheet each of 12 designs from the Sweet Paris 8×8 Paper Set
New! A Sweet Paris Wood Elements Set (1 each of 4 wood cut-outs, including The Eiffel Tower, a Fleur de Lis, a tag and a crown)
– One yard each of three seam binding colors that coordinate perfectly with the new papers: Serbin Brown, Grecian Pink and Mottle Brown (all from Seam Binding – Art Nouveau Colors).

Plus 3 collage sheets:
Paris Showgirls #2 Collage Sheet
Caroline Otero Collage Sheet
Vintage French Ads Collage Sheet

More info is on the Sweet Paris Mini Kit page.

And check out the cute Rococo Ladies in Hats artwork by Teri Calia below (and at right)! I love art that has pieces that can be rearranged in different ways (and ladies riding in teacups and shoes like they’re chairs or boats — and I love the little underskirt Teri made for the standing lady (in the photo at right) with rows of gathered seam binding). See more photos in the Gallery.



Hooray for the Sweet Paris Mini Kit Giveaway!

In addition to a Sweet Paris Mini Kit, I added these items from Teri’s Rococo Ladies in Hats:
Sweet Paris Wooden Frame Set (New!)
Rococo Busts Collage Sheet (New!)
1/2 Inch Bright Pink Paper Roses (New!)
1/2 Inch Pale Pink Paper Roses (New!)
Die-Cut Chipboard Panniers Dress
18th Century Chipboard Shoe (two of them)
Chipboard Tea Set
Large Wooden Theatre Base
Wood House Shape – Large

To enter the Sweet Paris Mini Kit Giveaway Drawings (yes, plural, as I pulled two of these prize packages!):

1. you can leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW


2. you can place an order TODAY OR TOMORROW (all orders will be in the drawing for the 2nd prize package)

The deadline for both drawings is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY NIGHT, March 20, 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 winners (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the TWO Golden Eggs Giveaways? That would be Karen AND Deborah Thomas! (Note: the second Giveaway was a random drawing from orders placed during the contest.)

Posted by Leslie, March 19th, 2015

113 responses to “Sweet Paris Kit & High Tea with Marie”

  1. I would love to win this Paris is my special place thank you

  2. Sunny says:

    Je t’adore! C’est fantastic!

  3. Jean Marmo says:

    Oh my! Just loving this kit!! You are so generous to do a giveaway!

  4. Virginia Smith says:

    I have always loved the Marie theme! This giveaway is lovely!

  5. Ina Good says:

    I love tea and marie they go fab together!

  6. Emily N. says:

    The French theme is great! I would love to make things with this collection!

  7. Heather says:

    Would love this Paris theme kit!

  8. Pat Foulk says:

    Ready 4 tea with Marie

  9. Shanna says:

    This is so fun! I love the place settings!

  10. Lisa R. says:

    I am ALWAYS inspired by all the artists projects I see here!! So beautiful and talented!! I would LOVE and be honored to be able to win this kit!!

  11. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Beautiful! I love Paris!

  12. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    Oui, juste pour moi!!

  13. Kim S. says:

    Those Antoinette dolls are really growing on me. Time to win one.

  14. Melanie Curtis says:

    Love the articulated High Tea Marie dolls, wonderful fun! And thanks for the chance to win the Paris giveaway! Lots of inspiration in a kit!

  15. Roxanne says:

    ahhh….this is such a sweet project! Great items! thanks for sharing todays inspiration!

  16. Linda Ellis says:

    Wonderful paper and chipboard frames!

  17. Jenny S. says:

    I LOVE this giveaway! Thank you so much.

  18. Winnie says:

    Holy cow! This is a great giveaway! Thank you!

  19. Karen says:

    Another beautiful Marie inspired giveaway. Love all the possibilities. Thank you!

  20. Lina says:

    OOO La La!

  21. Ellen Lai says:

    Love roses!

  22. KIM says:

    Spring Cleaning today.
    I have a spot ready and waiting for a
    Alpha Stamp giveaway. 🙂

  23. Gail Gill says:

    Those poofy skirts make for such fun potential.

  24. cg says:

    Oh, when will my ship come in??? And PLEASE let it have sparkles on it!!! MWAAAH!

  25. Debbie Kaste says:

    A terrific give away with amazing products. Would be so fun to win!

  26. Jennie says:

    Adorably done Shannon!

  27. sheilaAR says:

    Articulated Marie dolls and Teri’s projects are all LOVELY!! I’m loving the new Rococo busts and Marie’s pannier dress for some spring party vignettes. Thanks Alpha!

  28. barbara macaskill says:

    Visiting Paris has always been a dream of mine! When I was younger I fancied being a fashion designer in Paris! LOL Then life happened~ Awesome projects by the designers! TFS!

  29. Karen says:

    What a wonderful way to run away to Paris.

  30. Lou Anne says:

    This is magnifique! I hope I win.

  31. kim says:

    So fun! Adore these elegant ladies. Thanks so much for a chance!~kim

  32. Jennifer J says:

    Someday I hope to visit Paris. Until then I can dream!

  33. Lorna E. says:

    We’ll always have Paris…hmm, maybe we need a Casablanca kit someday?

  34. Jen R says:

    I love the tea party, wish I was there! Thank you for the opportunity to win yet another awesome kit!

  35. Sandy says:

    This is so fun, I have lots of ideas for this pretty kit!

  36. Regina Salvador says:

    Love the beautiful ladies in hats!

  37. Lana says:

    beyond fabulous!

  38. Kimberly says:

    Marie really knows how to throw a party!

  39. ratgirl says:

    I can never get enough Parisian beauty! Love the theme!

  40. Jackie Barth says:

    This is SWEET, and I would love to win it.

  41. Dawn says:

    Another sweet giveaway to hope for.

  42. Rosie says:

    Oh,Paris in Springtime!! I’ll never get there in person, but the kit is adorable.

  43. Jen C says:

    Tea in Paris! Sounds good to me! Thank you so much for the giveaways–always such fun.

  44. yvette leblanc says:


  45. Brenda lubrant says:

    I would love to decorate those Cinderella shoes for two of my little granddaughters.

  46. Joan Harsha says:

    I love Paris every moment of the year, nothing like it anywhere else.

  47. LeAnn says:

    Beautiful Paris kit. Thank you!

  48. Susan says:

    This is beautiful!

  49. Edith says:

    love to win one of your always great and inspiring giveaways

  50. Kathy Sorensen says:

    Looks like a great spring rainy cure!

  51. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Love tea parties!

  52. cathrine bolin says:

    Looks like fun!

  53. Carmen Willis says:

    I give tea parties every year and these projects are so inspirational. I love everything in this giveaway and the projects…we’re all mad here!

  54. Cocoa says:

    Oh my! How lovely just add some French pastries and then what fun I would have!

  55. Dena Cottrell says:

    Beautiful set of goodies. I love them. I tried to buy the mini kit but it’s already sold out. 🙁

  56. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, what a fantastic collection! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  57. Marilyn H says:


  58. M.E. says:

    High Tea with Marie and Rococo Ladies in Hats both look like so much fun! Your artists are truly inspirational – all I can say is “Oo La La! Merci Beaucoup!” (and, fingers crossed, of course!)

  59. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Ooh la la – Paree!

  60. lavinia says:


  61. Phyllis Ann says:

    Love the content of this kit, especially the “Sweet Paris” papers! Discovered through Ancestry searching, that I have a few French great grandparents, so no wonder I’m attracted to all things French. Oui!

  62. Beth Jones says:


  63. Patti Flasch says:

    OO LA LA! So many fun things, so little time! Awesome giveaway once again!

  64. France. One of my favorite places, that I have never visited….

  65. Mary Helene says:

    Love the wood kit and collage sheets.

  66. Connie L. says:

    I need to craft tea in Paris!

  67. Megan Warren says:

    I love all things Parisian and this is a great kit for creating my own little touch of Paris in my home.

  68. Verna Stapleton says:

    More and more goodies. You guys are the best!

  69. Lori D. says:

    Love! Thanjs for the chance to win!

  70. Nicole Austin says:

    cute kit! love every one of them. 🙂

  71. orianna says:

    cake and tea – lovely

  72. Kristie says:

    Pink and green are my favorite colors. Love the Paris paper!

  73. Olivia HODOROWSKI says:

    Would love to win this.

  74. Andrew Francesconi says:

    Love this newest giveaway as Paris is my favorite subject. You have such beautiful altered art supplies.

  75. Bernadette says:

    Love the give aways!!!!

  76. Carrie j says:


  77. Pam S says:

    Ooh la la! I’d love to play with this delightful kit. Thanks for the fun!

  78. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome projects! Looks like a beautiful kit!

  79. angelic says:

    Great collection and cute projects.

  80. Would love to win this one.

  81. Noreen Johnson says:

    I love this one!

  82. Lorrilee says:

    Lovely kit!

  83. Nancy S says:

    I’m just in love with Marie and tea. How appropriate!

  84. Ruth Anna says:

    I would love to take high tea with Marie.

  85. Jo says:

    Love the Paris mini kit!

  86. Debra Gibson says:

    What a pretty giveaway! Would love to win this one !!

  87. Linda K says:

    Oo La La, love this kit.

  88. Sokat says:

    What a great collection of goodies

  89. Rick Bromley says:

    Great Paris giveaway! What fun

  90. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Please be seated, Marie. The tea is ready.

  91. Arlene Groepper says:


  92. Monica says:

    Fabulous give-away.Fantastic items.. Wow… Would love to win… Wohooo…. Thank you for offering this winning option.
    Hugs from Monica… Spain

  93. Pam Weiler says:

    I love Paris. I hope I win.

  94. Lisa Mills says:

    The great Paris giveaway!! More goodies!

  95. Karen Mallory says:

    Love the giveaway! Your design team is so fabulous!!

  96. Wanda Contreras says:

    Adorable giveaway! Love anything french relate it!
    Thanks for the opportunity to enter!

  97. Christine V says:

    Love the new collage sheet, Rococo Busts. Incredible hats on there!

  98. marcia says:

    Just so charming

  99. Mary-Ann says:

    Your papers are so beautiful! I wish the prints were fabric as well, they would make great home dec items!

  100. Jackie says:

    what a fun giveaway! Count me in!!

  101. Lu L. says:

    The chipboard tea set and the seam bindings are my favorites! Nice giveaway!

  102. Amanda says:

    This is so pretty.

  103. Birgit says:

    How wonderful — Paris in springtime! 🙂

  104. Tanya says:

    What a great giveaway!

  105. Laural says:

    Springtime with Marie and Alpha Stamps!

  106. Lori Wilczek says:

    Sweet Paris is Sweet!

  107. Luanne Shoup says:

    I keep telling my husband, “I belong in Paris!”

  108. Thalia Kottke says:

    So lovely–Marie and tea.

  109. Russell says:

    Je ne suis pas ambivalente quand il vient à Paris

  110. Carol Slowik says:

    Beautiful colors. Love this giveaway!

  111. DebR says:

    Wonderful Marie creations and another great giveaway, thank you!

  112. Maryellen says:

    oh spring time in Paris.

  113. Sylvia L. says:

    Love the French-themed giveaway; thanks for the chance to win.