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Five Shrines by Kristin Batsel!

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Sale

Wow! ALL 5 shrines by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel are so beautiful and colorful! They all use the new Matchbox Shrine Facade Set and 2 of them use the new Loteria Matchbox Shrines Collage Sheet created for those facades.

Here’s an intro from Kristin herself:

I love the bright colors of Mexican folk art, and I love making little shrines, so these new little matchbox shrine facades make me so happy. For the past week or two, I have been busy making shrines. All the bright colors! The fronts are chipboard, while the little niches are (actual) matchboxes. (I have so many extra matches now!)

The first shrine I did was all about Cosmopolitan martinis [see the bright pink one in the trio photo below] so I painted the exterior a bright pink with a red border. It’s embellished with polymer clay limes and pink leaves, and the niche features a miniature Cosmo (a tutorial for making the tiny Cosmo can be found on that page). The small metal Madonna is painted in Cosmo colors, and she’s offering up a slice of lime! This shrine will be the perfect addition to the Cosmo shelf in my kitchen.

Circling back to the large image at right: this image of the Madonna is just so beautiful. It was the first thing I chose for this shrine. I then picked the paint colors to coordinate with the image. Gold Dresden trim and halos work perfectly with this heavenly theme.

Great job, Kristin! Read more (and see more photos — and tips/info on each of the 5 shrines) in Kristin’s blog post and here’s her Supply List. NOTE: that’s the supply list for everything in all 5 shrines; If you want to narrow down by shrine:
Cosmo Time Shrine
Madonna Shrine
Bleeding Heart Shrine
Don’t Mess With The Devil Shrine
I See Corona Virus Shrine

What else is NEW today?

Tons of tiny religious statues and charms and metal roses (both inspired by Kristin’s artwork). Plus the Miniature Cocktail Glasses in that Cosmo Time Shrine are back in stock! See everything new today and see the related Matchboxes Sale below!

Matchboxes ON SALE!

25% off on Everything with MATCHBOX in the Title! Beside the new Matchbox Shrine Facade Set and Loteria Matchbox Shrines Collage Sheet, it also includes the Little Matchboxes that can be used with the facades (and a variety of items as some collage sheets and rubber stamps include the word “matchbox” in the name).

Psst: anything on clearance or a rubber stamp in this collection is marked down to 50% off!

The sale ends at midnight PST, MONDAY night, March 23rd.

See the entire sale collection here!

Hooray for the Matchbox Shrine Trio Giveaway!

But first, below is a photo of all 5 shrines… I haven’t even mentioned the 3 in the center:
Don’t Mess With The Devil Shrine,
Bleeding Heart Shrine,
I See Corona Virus Shrine

So… I’m including everything for those 3 shrines in today’s Giveaway! There’s some overlap between the 3 as they all use the new facades:
Matchbox Shrine Facade Set
Loteria Matchbox Shrines Collage Sheet
Saints and Sinners Collage Sheet (those little devils)
Medium and Large Red Metal Roses
Spring Garden Carrot Polymer Clay Slice Mix (for the tiny leaves around the roses)
Cast Metal Saint Francis Statue (shown at right and at the top of the Bleeding Heart Shrine)
Eyeball Cabs in Settings
27mm Round Filigree Setting (behind the eyeball)
Dazzles Thin Lines Stickers Set (black borders edging the niche)

To enter the Matchbox Shrine Trio 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, March 23, 2020).

Note: I’m still waiting on my hosting company to finish up work on a new server I’ll be moving the blog to. If things look odd or your comments suddently disappear: don’t dismay! I’ll have admin access to the comments on both the old and new locations for the blog so I’ll count your comments as entries for the drawing.

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

Speaking of Giveaways, we have the winner to announce from the last newsletter. The Spring Tea Coach Giveaway winner is Deb Revier! Check your email for info about your prize package!

Posted by Leslie, March 22nd, 2020

49 responses to “Five Shrines by Kristin Batsel!”

  1. Kitty Tatman says:

    Great color combos on all of these!

  2. Marilyn Ray says:

    I am so into shrines of all kind right now. This is a great project. Thx

  3. Traci says:

    Beautiful shrines but the one of Mary is especially beautiful. I love the images she used.

  4. Denise Humenik says:

    I love nichos/shrines. These are beautiful…would love the series on my mantle! 🙂

  5. ricki walker says:

    These are beautiful! The colors are so vibrant!

  6. Kim R says:

    Beautiful shrines!

  7. Amelia Verlin says:

    Love these shrines. I need them in my life please

  8. I love, love LOVE these!

  9. Christine V says:

    Fantastic work with the shrines Kristin! I’m excited to see the tiny cast metal saints, especially St Francis as I make saint shrines and have several requests for St Francis waiting to be completed!!!

  10. Phoebe Diamond says:

    I love making shrines and this would be a great push to get me started being creative again.

  11. Barbara Griggs says:

    I have been making matchbox shrines for several years–Mexican folk art is so inspiring, love the intense colors! It is great to have some pre-made help for this project. And I love the light-heartedness of Kristin’s examples.

  12. Janeace Liles says:

    I love making shrines, but especially like the small size – makes the inspiration come to fruition faster. Love the devil and Mary shrines – Great Ideas!

  13. Kathy Walunas says:

    I love these! I have some larger shrines I purchased years ago when I was traveling in New Mexico. These would be a wonderful addition! You’ve inspired me for a new project during social isolation!

  14. Leanne Shawler says:

    I love love shrines! In fact, I have some in my “future projects” box. Might be time to pull them out now … although I’m still working full time so the only extra time I got came out of my commute! LOL!

  15. Ronda Liebert says:

    Great designs! Would love to win!

  16. jackie says:

    I am so going to make these.

  17. Donna Kottcamp says:

    These are just amazing. I love everything. I think we all need something hopeful right now. Thank you for the inspiration.

  18. Laural says:

    I am going to investigate the creative side of my mind and get to working on a few shrines!

  19. Jen says:

    These shrines are beautiful!

  20. Katherine says:

    This post makes me excited to get busy on some shrines – the only problem is, where do I start?! lol Thank you for all the inspiration!

  21. Ann pierce says:

    I love making shrines! Nice fronts for some new ones.

  22. jo says:

    I love these shrines – they remind me of some museum pieces I’ve seen. Definitely something I’d like to make!!!

  23. Kathy S. says:

    Cosmo Time is now.

  24. These shrines are awesome love the colors. Thanks

  25. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    Time to make some shrines!

  26. Kathy Toews says:

    These shrines are so much fun. Any reason for a shrine is a good reason.

  27. Anne S says:

    Very fun shrines

  28. Teresa Raines says:

    Can’t wait to make a shrine to Corona.

  29. Bridget Haig says:

    What a sweet little piece of art to make with a matchbook and a few pieces of art. Let’s get our quarantine groove on.

  30. Jenn McCann says:

    Beautiful art – inspiration too!
    Jenn McCann

  31. Kat Cashwell says:

    Beautiful colors and artwork!

  32. Jennie I says:

    These are so fantastic! I love how bright and cheerful they all are, especially considering the current health crisis. Cheers to Kristin for bringing us all some cheer!

  33. Carol Haueter says:

    I love these shrines! If I don’t win, I’m ordering the supplies. I need these!!!!

  34. Nancy AT says:

    I adore these and all shrines/Nichos and this website has the most spectacular handmade ones ever! Thank you for all the supplies and inspiration

  35. Diana Bittaker says:

    I think that we all should make a shrine of some sort in these trying times- be it religious, or just fun!

  36. Amelia Verlin says:

    Love these

  37. Karen Mallory says:

    Wow! These are so wonderful and colorful! Need all the cheery colorful art we can get right now!

  38. Well, this is a ray of sunshine! As many here do, I love making shrines. I was trying to find a way to spread hope and positive vibes and I think you supplied the solution!

    Hoping all stay healthy and safe! Much love!

  39. Christine Diller says:

    The Madonna is my favorite but all are sweet.

  40. Roe says:

    Just found my new obsession.

  41. Sue says:

    Something I’ve wanted to learn for a long time.

  42. Rhonda says:

    I love these shrines. I really like those little roses

  43. Maria B says:

    This is one of the coolest giveaways ever. Thanks!

  44. Cherry Nowell says:

    Oh these are wonderful!!

  45. Denise Bryant says:

    Fun projects with the shrines! These look fun to create!

  46. Nancy S says:

    Very creative! Love the color choices!

  47. Tammy E says:

    Love your creations! They are all so inspiring!

  48. karine M kersh says:

    Great style! Good for so many occasions-Day of the Dead,Halloween, particular saints’ days.

  49. Margee Wilson says:

    The Corona shrine made me laugh out loud! I love these!