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    A Mushroom Accordion Shrine, New Miniatures & Baking Theme SALE!

    Filed under Art Projects, Christmas, Halloween, Mushroom House Kit, Shannon Cooper

    I love the fall holidays! So many cute (new) things today: from Halloween to Christmas themes, and lots of miniatures.

    Those 3D Jack-o-Lanterns at far left are great! Painted cast resin (so a bit heavy but that means they stand up and stay put).

    Plus see those fancy fluted bowls at left (with some of the Christmas Candy Slice Mix displayed in one bowl)? They are actually a set of bundt cake pans and they are part of the Baking Theme FLASH SALE! (More info below.)

    A Home Fit for Several Gnomes by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper!

    Oh my. This is so wonderful. Not only did Shannon turn the Mushroom Shrine into a 3D affair (she sculpted paper clay on the front so there’s a bit of depth to the mushroom cap and around the door). But she also cut a larger arched doorway and used the 4×4 Arch Tunnel Book to turn the whole “house” into an accordion book! (Not really a book, as the only “page” that opens is the front door, but there is so much depth inside… more on that below.)

    Here’s some text to get us started from Shannon’s blog post:

    I know it is September (aka Spooktember, when all the Halloween crafting happens) but an exception was made after receiving a Mushroom Niche Shrine with Arched Door and collage sheets filled with tiny gnomes from Alpha Stamps. I might have squealed a tiny bit.

    I say this every time a new Niche Shrine is announced, and it is always true, that this one is my absolute favorite. Mushrooms, gnomes, and shrines? Yes, please!

    Shall we give a knock and see who’s in? What is going on in there?! Is this the party mushroom? (Scroll down to see the wide photo; see all those gnomes inside?!)

    Looks like Kerfoot is only interested in prepping potatoes for future batches of whatever’s gotten the rest of them so happy. Now, how exactly did eleventy-thousand gnomes cram into one mushroom house?

    Oh-ho! The mushroom is a tunnel book! (A tiny one, but one nonetheless.) I have had an idea for a gnomish tunnel book for a while, so when the Mushroom Niche Shrine arrived it just seemed like the perfect opportunity to create it.

    This is so clever! And we haven’t even discussed the tiny garden and walkway in front of the house (but lucky for us, Shannon includes lots more info and tutorial photos)!

    Here’s Shannon’s supply list and you can see tons more photos and a tutorial in her blog post!

    What else is new today?

    A mix of themes today! From Halloween to Christmas (like that back in stock paper at far right), and lots of kitchen miniatures (like the butcher block tools at right, and those adorable tiny bags below)!

    You can view all of today’s new and back in stock items.

    NEW Flash Sale: Baking Theme!

    This includes scrapbook paper and collage sheets with a cooking theme (and some sewing theme sheets got pulled in, too!) PLUS Miniature Baking! 25% to 40% off!

    Note: anything on clearance is marked down to 50% off including new markdowns!

    The sale ends FRIDAY night, September 18th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

    Here’s examples of clearance items in the sale (50% off)!

    Tiny Wheelbarrow AND a Mushroom Shrine Giveaway!

    What? What wheelbarrow? I haven’t even mentioned the Mini Resin Wheelbarrow (new today and oh so cute)! And look how cute the Pumpkin Pods look inside! So both of those items are first up in the list of goodies in today’s Giveaway!

    I’m just picking out a few items from Shannon’s Supply List to include in today’s Giveaway:
    – The Mushroom House Kit (that’s tons of items Shannon used right there)
    – The 4×4 Arch Tunnel Book
    – Back to that front garden: see the tiny trio of plants and planters in the photo at right? That’s the Tiny Octagon Planter Box Set, Plant w Burnt Orange Flowers and Miniature Barrel Planter (the final additions to this prize package).

    Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Shannon’s artwork, but only the items listed above are included in the Giveaway!

    To enter the Tiny Wheelbarrow AND a Mushroom Shrine 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, FRIDAY Night, September 18, 2020).

    And tell me: what will you make from these items?

    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!

    Who won the Revisit the Voodoo Shadowbox Giveaway from the last newsletter? That would be Traci! Congrats! Check your email for info.

    Posted by Leslie, September 17th, 2020

    32 responses to “A Mushroom Accordion Shrine, New Miniatures & Baking Theme SALE!”

    1. Nadine says:

      Love the little baking pans!

    2. Helen says:

      I would love to win this adorable mushroom house. It is the perfect little home for all those cute little gnomes. The new wheelbarrow is icing on the cake…er..garden. A cake garden! Another use for those teeny tiny baking pans!

    3. Kim Rayko says:

      Haha! Love this! Looks like the gnomes are having a blast

    4. Jean Marmo says:

      That mushroom house is too cute! Such fun!

    5. Kathy S says:

      Tunnel books are brilliant!

    6. Nancy E says:

      Now who doesn’t love Mushrooms!

    7. Judy Adamcyk says:

      Perfect for the season.

    8. Leah says:

      I think that wheelbarrow and some pumpkins would have to live in a fairy garden on my table! 😍

    9. Patty Mishkar says:

      I love the tiny deer!

    10. Jen R says:

      So cute!

    11. Kathy Toews says:

      I don’t see any social distancing going on in that house!! Too cute.

    12. Ann F. says:

      OMG! This is awesome! I love the Gnome Home!!!!

    13. jackie P Neal says:

      Shannon totally rocked out the mushroom tunnel book! This is beyond adorable!!Bravo Shannon!!
      Gonna have to check out the list to make one for myself!I just love it!

    14. kat cashwell says:

      This is super cute!!

    15. Jackie says:

      homes for gnomes how cute!

    16. Laural Lee-Wright says:

      I want a gnome home, soon cute!!

    17. Deb says:

      No masks!!!?? Brilliant tunnel book.

    18. Rhonda says:

      what a cute decoration for fall

    19. Gretchen says:

      Clever and cute!

    20. Sue O says:

      Gnomes at home and ready for fall!

    21. Wilhelmina says:

      Love love love the shrooms especially in Mushroom Month!!!!!

    22. ricki walker says:

      The gnomes are the best! Love this project!!!!

    23. Janet Turner says:

      I love the gnomes! I’ve used your gnome collage sheets for Christmas crafts. They’re adorable.

    24. Wonderful. Love everything about it

    25. Lauren Rein says:

      Love this!

    26. Karen Mallory says:

      Such a cute project! I love making little mini scenes like this!

    27. Eva Miller says:

      The baking pans and cookies are my favorite.

    28. Denise Bryant says:

      Adorable gnome home project! And I love all the baking items too! I’d make a cute Christmas cookie baking scene!

    29. Carol Slowik says:

      I just love Fall and miniatures!!

    30. Joyce Skinner says:

      This is super cute. I would love to make this adorable little gnome home.

    31. Gabrielle Schmidt says:

      What a perfect way to show off a darling Gnone Home! Especially when all your neighbor Gnomes come to visit.

    32. Michelle L Dietrich says:

      I absolutely love the Gnomes and their little mushroom house! So darling and perfect for fall. You’re so talented and inspiring!