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New Shrine Facade, New Resin Cakes; Miniature Food & Bev Sale!

Filed under Alice Accordion Book Kit, Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Els Schutte, Miniatures, Tutorials

Having Tea by Design Team Member Els Schutte

I know… just when I’m all sad and think we’ve used up all the art samples for the Alice theme, the Design Team surprises me!

I love how this project turned out! So pretty in all its shabby-chic whiteness (and buried under that paint are some very bright red mushrooms, to give you a hint of all the paint sloshed about — and how tiny this shadowbox is).

Els used the new Alice Tea Party Square Shrine Facade: a facade made to be used with either the Open Front 4.5 x 5.5 Shadowbox or Deep Open Front 4.5 x 5.5 Shadowbox (the one Els used).

As you can see, the effect is similar to the Square Shrine Shadowbox, except the silhouetted characters will stick up above the shadowbox.

The characters from the Tenniel’s Alice Collage Sheet are perfect for this scene! Beside being just plain lovely illustrations, the faded Victorian images of Alice and the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party table add a subtle splash of color (and see below for a couple close-ups).

The addition of some chipboard bits cut out from the Alice Altoids Tin Insert Frames (like the Cheshire cat in the top left corner, plus mushroom silhouettes on both bottom corners) are just the right size (and finishing touches).

Here’s the short and sweet supply list for this project. AND see the Giveaway below for another Alice project by Els!

New & Back in Stock Goodies!

Beside that (ever-popular) Alice 12×12 Paper Pad, these are all food related… like the SALE (more info on that below)!

Back in Stock

New and on Sale!

New and on Sale!

Part of the Flash Sale!

New and on Sale!

ALL Miniature Food & Beverages ON SALE!

This is a 25% off sale on a big section: Over 50 options… including the highlights below (and the new things noted above)!

The sale ends at midnight on Monday night, May 6th. Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

Mad Hatter Hat Giveaway!

Are you ready for this?! The second project by Els today (which nicely ties in with the new resin cakes AND the Miniature Food Flash Sale) is a wonderful Mad Hatter Hat!

Els includes a tutorial on her blog post, not only covering putting the hat together, but also parts of the project like the highlight pics shown below:
– A “before and after” photo showing how she used Altoids Topper Loopy Filigree as legs on the table (!)
– Preparing her table props, like adding tiny slices of polymer cane hearts on her dishes
– Adding the open accordion book of tiny cards over the hat

So, in honor of this busy (appropriately “mad”) scene, I’m including these goodies Els used (note: a separate supply list than the shadowbox above):

1 Inch Playing Card Deck (all over the place!)
Matchbox Ticket Journal – Black (accordion book over the hat)
Altoids Topper Loopy Filigree – Set of 2 (table legs)
Black & Ivory Harlequin Diamond Scrapbook Paper (table cloth)
– Both of the Polymer Cane Hearts
ALL FOUR of the resin cakes!

ALL THREE of the NEW resin cakes!
Simple Cups & Saucers Set – Set of 12 (substitute for the dishes on the table top… and a ton of them, at that!)

To enter the Mad Hatter Hat 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, May 6, 2019).

And what are you going to make?

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 Alice in Green Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Debora L! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, May 5th, 2019

40 responses to “New Shrine Facade, New Resin Cakes; Miniature Food & Bev Sale!”

  1. Jen R says:

    I love the black and white theme!

  2. Nadine says:

    I would definitely use some of these in my Alice project!

  3. Jean says:

    I would create a tea party!

  4. Celia says:

    How fun…love the hat!

  5. tamera newger says:

    wow wow great project! alice is one of my favorites!

  6. Kathy S. says:

    Black and white 4ever.

  7. Carla M says:

    Love this Alice project and the papers!

  8. Catharine McCammon says:

    Oh! Grandbaby and I will have a tiny tea party while fixing up Alice’s party! Tiny cakes included!

  9. Ann F. says:

    You can never get too much Alice!!!

  10. Ina Good says:

    Wow a mad hatter tea party!!!such fun!!!

  11. jackie says:

    That Mad Hatter Hat is amazing. I might give it a shot.

  12. LeAnn Aagard says:

    This is adorable. Love all the white. I would like to make a similar one.

  13. Pauline Martin says:

    Oh how wonderful. I love the Mad Hatter. This is a fabulous kit. I would love It.

  14. Alice, Alice don’t go away! Your fans Love you xoxo

  15. Judy Burris says:

    What an absolute delight! I adore it so much! It is a feast for the eyes!

  16. jo says:

    I love the white silhouettes with the Tea Party – so cool!

  17. Olivia says:

    Another awesome Alice…

  18. Wonderful! I love how much help is available to feed my Alice fetish!

  19. Rebecca R. says:

    I just adore all things Alice! I will have to make the Mad Hatter tea party scene! Just so awesome! Thank You!

  20. Jean marmo says:

    Wow-what an amazing project. Love the Alice theme.

  21. Kat Cashwell says:

    Omg this is so awesome!!! Love the silhouettes!

  22. Judith Kirchner says:

    A friend is a big Alice in Wonderland fan. This gives me some great ideas for her birthday.

  23. Karen Mallory says:

    I love this project!!! I think I may have to make one!!

  24. Terri Scalise Hamm says:

    What is not to love about this scene? So beautiful!

  25. Barbara A says:

    A tea party scene would be a must!

  26. Anne S. says:

    These would be perfect additions to my Alice projects currently underway!

  27. Janet Turner says:

    Yum! What a delicious tea party scene. I would love to play around with all that great Alice stuff.

  28. Karen Ann says:

    I could work on Alice projects. 13 months a year.

  29. Diane Alterman says:

    Sigh, Alice and mini food-whats not to love

  30. Kim Lucak says:

    Awesome!!! Love all the Alice and mini food….tea party, yes please 🙂

  31. Lea Cook says:

    So much muchness!!

  32. BarbMac Vt says:

    How cool is this??? Totally loving it! So many great elements to keep you coming back to make sure you don’t miss any of the small details!
    This would be so much fun to try to replicate with my win twist.
    Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win these awesome goodies! 🤞🤞🤞🤞

  33. Rhonda S says:

    The tea party is Adorbs!

  34. Nancy E says:

    I have a dear friend that is mad about Alice. Yes, I actually said “mad”. I think this would be a great gift for her birthday!

  35. ricki walker says:

    Oh my goodness! I would love to make that amazing hat!

  36. I love the shrine. Would love to make a mad hatter tea party

  37. Stunnind! T am absolutely Gobs,acked by both projects! As a life-long Alice fan and crafter, these projects and supplies are incrdible!!! Thank You!

  38. Kathy Toews says:

    I would have to make a pop up Alice!

  39. Betty Davis says:

    Every time I think the projects couldn’t get better, they do!!! Congratulations – I love, love, love your Alice in Wonderland projects!!!

  40. Love the black and white theme, tea party would be awesome!