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Almost August… must be time for Halloween!

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Halloween, Newsletters, Sale, 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.

That prolific Design Team Member Shannon Cooper is back today with a superb little Halloween shrine! Before we ooo and ahhh, here’s a reminder about TWO sales and FREE kit, both ending tomorrow!

Continuing from Thursday and ENDS MONDAY night, July 31st:
FREE Starter Kit for Matchbox Vanities (a mini drawer-fronts collage sheet plus a filigree set for the front of the vanity)!

Maybe you don’t have the time to make a paperclay embellishment like Bella used on the front of her vanity featured in Thursday’s newsletter… that’s ok as I photographed a couple metal filigree options!

The brass filigree set at right is included in this FREE gift kit (and another option that fits nicely is shown on the Narrow Matchbox Vanity Table page). I’ve included some of the images from both the Matchbox Drawer Fronts Collage Sheet and Narrow Matchbox Drawer Fronts Collage Sheet so this can be used for either Vanity Table (and the filigree will fit either, too).

Free for ALL orders — through Monday night, July 31st!

Also continuing from Thursday: TWO sales! EVERYTHING in the Fairies Collage Sheets section is on sale for 50% off!

30 to choose from (including the English Fairy Garden Collage Sheet shown!

PLUS the Doll Parts Charms (crowns, masks, wands, shoes, fans…) are also on sale! 35% off through Monday night, July 31st! Note: some of those items are in the clearance section so are on sale for 50% off!


I love this project! Shannon Cooper made a dark and easy Wednesday Addams Shrine using the new Half Scale Widows Walk Fencing around the bottom (and a variety of black or webby items… and that Meat Cleaver)!

(Psst! Scroll down just a bit to see the back of the shrine; and there’s another photo of the front down in the Giveaway section.)

Sometimes you need a little Hallowe’en in your life. Who am I kidding? There needs to be an abundance of Hallowe’en all the time! I decided to spend a few hours crafting, just for me, and made a Wednesday Addams Shrine to add to my growing collection of spooky things.

I started with an ATC sized shrine with feet, which is small and easy enough to transform in an afternoon. The shrine topper is a chopped up Miniature Reliquary, a snippet of black Halloween Mesh Web Ribbon, and two miniature flying bats (plus some spider webby background paper from the Moonlit Spider Web Network Scrapbook Paper).

On the back is another slightly chopped reliquary and bat, but what really finished this project was the Half Scale Widow’s Walk Fencing. Its gothic tininess around the base of the shrine worked out nicely. Plus, it is super cute at only 1″ high! After the bats, it is my favorite thing of the entire project.

Clever to add a piece of one of the Miniature Reliquaries on top as a shrine facade (and to frame the “I’M NOT PERKY” text)! And there’s a quickie tutorial for getting the Meat Cleaver Charm to balance on its point on Shannon’s blog post, too!

Here’s a link to Shannon’s supply list for the Wednesday Addams Shrine, and stop by her blog to read more and see more photos.

But be sure to come back for the new Halloweeny items (I love the new Embossed Brass Trims… not necessarily for Halloween but way cool) and to enter the Giveaway for a chance to win EVERYTHING in Shannon’s supply list!



Hooray for the Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe Giveaway!

Here’s a few highlights from Shannon’s supply list. (Yes, all 10 items are included in today’s Giveaway!)

Miniature Flying Bats
Meat Cleaver Charm
Half Scale Widow’s Walk FencingNew
Halloween Web Mesh Ribbon – Black (strips of it are at the top of the shrine)

See all 10 items here.

Bonus: A sheet of the new Spellcast Moths Halloween Scrapbook Paper (that will fit right in with this dark color palette).

To enter the Wednesday’s Child is Full of Woe 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, July 31, 2017)!

And tell me: What will you make from your ATC Shrine? Will you use parts of the Miniature Reliquaries on top and on the back like Shannon did?

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 check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Matchbox Vanity Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Kat Cashwell! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, July 30th, 2017

53 responses to “Almost August… must be time for Halloween!”

  1. Kim R says:

    Wow! Love this shrine! I would make a Edgar Allen Poe inspired shrine!

  2. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the ATC shrine! I’d make a spooky one too… I’d use my two vintage pumpkins inside and make a gravesite scene. Love those miniature bats and the fencing!

  3. Emily N. says:

    I’d make a miniature diorama with an undersea scene with mermaids.

  4. barbj says:

    I like the more scary ones for Halloween! In my house its a big holiday

  5. Kay H. says:

    I love Wednesday’s shrine and all the cool goodies that went in to making it. The moth paper makes me think of Silence of The Lambs. I’d love to try my hand at making a shrine or two myself.

  6. Traci says:

    Edgar Allen Poe shrine with the “Black Cat” story theme. >^..^<


    I’d make a shrine in honor of our town drunk…errr vampire!

  8. Jen R says:

    I’d love to make a Poe shrine!

  9. Lorna E. says:

    I’d love to do a Wednesday Addams or Edgar Allan Poe shrine for my daughter,she’s into both.

  10. Robyn says:

    I would incorporate some of these items into my fairy garden for their Halloween decorations.

  11. M. C. Sparks says:

    I like the Wednesday’s Child”…but I need to do for Saturday

  12. Oh My!!! This is perfect! I am making the Wednesday Adams ATC for my daughter. She always loves Halloween gifts for Christmas and she especially loves Wednesday Adams! Thank you for coming up with this one! Wow!!!

  13. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    Definitely something Poe. Love Halloween. My favorite holiday.

  14. Lauren Perkins says:

    I love Wednesday! I would also make some classic monster shrines or maybe Lovecraft/Poe. I think you should have a bit of Halloween every day, all year long!

  15. LeAnn says:

    I like the use of the reliqueries. I would do a Poe themed Shrine. Hooray for Halloween!

  16. K Toews says:

    a shrine to a failed marriage or retirement from a job

  17. Addams, excuse me for the misspelling!

  18. Angie Bowling says:

    halloweeny and a little scary to give to my daughter for her birthday (which is in October) and I would use everything on the front so she could hang it on the wall if she wanted.

  19. Mary Ann Fry says:

    I love these so much…can I copy, please? They are perfect!

  20. Carla says:

    Would definitely make a Halloween theme shrine, the scarier the better!

  21. Sandra Bolliger says:

    I love the shrine. I think I would go with a creepy doll shrine. I would use a part of a mini reliquaries, I think it completes the shrine.

  22. Noreen says:

    I would like to make a creepy shadow box. I love the cemetary fence – which would be perfect for the scene.

  23. Randi says:

    Love the shrine. The reliquaries really add a lot. Love the Christina Ricci element. My son just loves her.

  24. Karen Mallory says:

    I would certainly use the mini reliquaries. I’d make mine a mini mausoleum!

  25. Margaret says:

    I love the shrine! I would make a Halloween inspired shrine and I would definitely used that moth paper as part of it. I love the brass look edgings too and the widows walk chipboard fencing too. The second shrine makes me think of a clock. I love them both.

  26. Kat Cashwell says:

    Halloween of course!! Love the meat clever !!

  27. Christine Mikkola says:

    I am in love with Shannon’s shrine! The bats, fencing, and reliquaries are fantastic. And the juxtaposition of the child and meat cleaver is great. I would do a spooky/scary shrine with ravens/crows and morbidly dancing skeletons.

  28. I think I was born on Tuesday. That explains alot…

  29. Jo says:

    Love the shrine for Wednesday Aadams! And the bats are adorable!

  30. Mary Mac says:

    I would love use something with Frankenstein.

  31. Kimberly says:

    …something spooky and yes, I would use a part of the reliquary on top. It really adds to the goth look. Love the trick she did with the magic stand-up meat cleaver

  32. Laura says:

    I would have to make a Halloween shrine. I have no idea how it would look in the end once I pulled out all my Halloween supplies and started playing, but it would definitely be spooky and include plenty of bats.

  33. Kate Meyers says:

    My mind is a flurry of bats and wonderful spooky theme. I’d most likely create a witchy look, would certainly use a reliquary, along with misty ghost, head stones Oh my! I love spooky and Halloween. There are no limitations to scary.

  34. Evleta Gruber says:

    Love the Tuesday Child Shrine! Of course mine would be a spooky one too… I’d use the miniature bats and fencing around the bottom and add some vintage pumpkins inside to use with my hand made family graveyard scene. BTW, I Love those miniature bats and the fencing!

  35. Jan K says:

    I would make a Shakespere themed box! Love all things Halloween!

  36. Interestingly enough, I AM a Wednesday’s child! Of course the spooky stuff (especially bats) are the kinds of things I adore, and this giveaway is full of them!I might need to make a minature Belfry
    Keep on fluttering

  37. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Scary is in the eyes of the beholder. I would gather all my Halloween items and study how to proceed. So many possibilities.

  38. Maria B says:

    Dark papers and webby ribbon suit me fine. I think these would work well with some stamps I already have.

  39. patti gwyn says:

    I love the Wednesday Addams silhouette. So many things you could do with this.

  40. Barb macaskill says:

    Love the new embossed brass trims! So cool! Lots of awesomeness going on here today as always! TFS!

  41. Debbi Decker says:

    I love this. So many possibilities. I would use the reliquaries because they make the shrine look like a crypt!

  42. Vera Collier says:

    I would defintely make something Halloween. love the bats and the skull and crossbones.

  43. Stacy Schock says:

    SPOOKY!! I LOVE Halloween. I would do a Wednesday Addams or Edgar Allan Poe shrine. I really like the fencing and bats Thank you for the inspiration!

  44. Marykay chisum says:

    I think a tomb is in order!

  45. I’m not a fan of Halloween but, surprisingly, I love cemeteries! So I do love this giveaway. I’d probably make something similar – because it’s cool!

  46. Michelle says:

    I love Halloween!! Love it!! I think a cemetary scene would be cool.

  47. I would make a Halloween scene. I love it!

  48. Nancy E says:

    I’d love to do Wednesday!

  49. Carol Slowik says:

    I loved the Addam’s Family! Maybe I would make a Pugsley shrine instead of Wednesday. Or possibly just keep going and make one of the whole family including Lurch and Thing! LOVE!

  50. Barb Raney'Ferrell says:

    I LOVE IT I wouldn’t change much of it if anything.

  51. Jean Marmo says:

    HOw cool! Love this! Not sure what I would do.

  52. Laural says:

    Day of the Dead shrine

  53. I love the Wednesdays Child shrine!!!! That is…dare I say “adorable”. LOL There are so many wonderful Halloween ideas going through my head right now. It absolutely be a Halloween shrine.