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Marie in Wonderland & Artwork by Kristin Batsel!

Filed under Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Marie Antoinette, Marie in Wonderland, Newsletters, Sale

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

Just one announcement before getting to the eye candy…
The Collage Sheet Sale and FREE Collage Sheet offer from Thursday’s Newsletter is still on offer! And if you missed that Newsletter, you can still view the lovely little Fairy Gazebo by Nichola Battilana!

It’s time to announce the March Kit: Marie in Wonderland!

This kit’s theme took a last-minute swerve and has landed on “Marie in Wonderland” (though “Marie Antoinette at a Tea Party” may be closer to the theme). But who knows: you may think up a project with Alice & The Mad Hatter meeting up with Marie at a tea party!

Look at that clever (and beautiful!) artwork by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel! I designed the (New!) Die-Cut Chipboard Panniers Dress to fit some of the dresses on the (New!) Marie Takes Tea Collage Sheet (with that cut-out in the skirt, you can layer papers or fabrics underneath for some sumptuous pattern-play… or back the opening with a Tiny Paper Mache Box for a tiny shadowbox scene — like in that little photo at left).

But Kristin went a step farther and turned the chipboard dress into curtains at the top of her “sweets shoppe”! I love that little flag she made with a snippet of pink striped paper from the Homemade With Love 12×12 Collection Kit (topped with one of the new (swoon-worthy) Aqua Blue Flower Stamen — and there are 10 new colors of Flower Stamen!).

You’ll want to see all the tips Kristin shares on her blog post, like making the 3D bows on the sides of her curtains from Paperclay and the (New and On Sale!) Mini Bows Silicone Mold (and how she made little cherries for the top of the Ceramic Cupcake Beads with seed beads).

Ooh, and another tip, see that aqua Tea Party Heart Doily at the top of her artwork (and a close-up at left)? She just used a black marker to emphasize the raised areas on the lace border and the “Tea Party” lettering… clever!

There are TWELVE sheets of coordinating 6″ x 6″ papers in the kit — all 12 designs in the Harmony 6×6 Paper Pad. A few show in the bottom of the kit photo at right. From birds (and feathers and birdcages) to butterflies and damask prints and multiple styles of flowers; all in a nice small scale to fit with the size of the ladies (and some satin-clad gentlemen!) in the new collage sheets.

See the Marie in Wonderland Kit page for more kit details. Note: all the papers, die-cut chipboard, ribbons and collage sheets in the kit are On Sale, too!

And there are more new paper sets from the Harmony Collection, too — and more tiny cakes and trims not in the kit (see below for more info).

And don’t forget to scroll down to check out today’s Giveaway that includes bunches of the goodies Kristin used in her Teas & Treats artwork!



Hooray for the Marie in Wonderland Giveaway!

I started with all of these goodies from Kristin’s Teas & Treats (note: that’s a link to photos of all the supplies):
– A Marie in Wonderland Kit (everything in the kit, including these items used in Kristin’s artwork: Die-Cut Chipboard Panniers Dress, Marie Takes Tea Collage Sheet, French Ballet Costumes Collage Sheet)
– Mini Strawberry Cake
– Mini Heart Tart Cake
– Ceramic Cupcake Beads
– Flower Stamen – Aqua Blue
– 27mm Resin Tea Party Heart Doilies
– White Dresden Border Sampler Set (Kristin cut out half-circles from the strip of Half-Round Dresden Borders and made tiny doilies under the cakes in her shoppe!)
– Tiny Paper Mache Box Set (actually, 2 little boxes so you can make a little cake shoppe like Kristin’s!)

And, I am also adding these items not specifically in Kristin’s artwork (And ALL On Sale!):
Alice Pink Eat Me Cookies (New! And see the close-up below for a better look)
Harmony 6×6 Paper Pad (New and also included in the March Kit!)
Mad Tea Spot of Tea Scrapbook Paper (that pink, cream & gold paper in upper left of photo)
Metal Flowers (Roses) – 6mm Magenta
Metal Flowers (Roses) – 6mm Green

To enter the Marie in Wonderland 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 2, 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 winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter

Hey, who won the Fairy Gazebo Giveaway? That would be Heather! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, March 1st, 2015

131 responses to “Marie in Wonderland & Artwork by Kristin Batsel!”

  1. Connie L. says:

    I adore those little cakes!

  2. DianeD says:

    Love Marie Antoinette! The mini cakes are adorable!

  3. Kathleen Jones says:

    Would love to play with these.

  4. Florence says:

    So pretty, love tea themes.

  5. shari welch says:

    I love Alice in wonderland.This spin on the traditional makes me sooo happy. Love it!!

  6. Sokat says:

    Awesome. So cute and pretty.

  7. Janna Shwaiko says:

    This is a wonderful kit; so dainty.

  8. Dawn says:

    This is my absolutely favorite kit so far!!!! Love it!!! Thanks again for these great opportunities.

  9. Holly Day says:

    Those little cakes are adorable!

  10. MaggieM says:

    I love all of the miniatures featured. I’ve never created anything Marie Antoinette, but I’ve held several adult tea parties and loved making the party favors:) Terrific giveaway:)

  11. Gail Klein says:

    This is such a cute giveaway!

  12. Jo says:

    Love this bakery theme with Marie! So cute!

  13. Stefanie says:

    Those pannier die cuts are so clever and looks like lots of ways to use them! Loving the cake stand!

  14. Darlene says:

    oh my Marie Antoinette !! luvin it…

  15. Ann C. says:

    Beautiful colors and details … a visual treat for the eyes!

  16. Corinne Marie says:

    Let them eat cake! Wonderful kit!

  17. Regina Salvador says:

    Tea time!

  18. Kim Lucak says:

    LOVE all things Marie and French!!! This would be amazing 🙂

  19. Liz Russell says:

    Beautiful kit! love the Marie theme.

  20. Kim Kormos says:

    Beautiful, perfect for a tea party 🙂 Tre’ chic!!

  21. Karen H says:

    Wonderful kit! Je l’adore!

  22. Jane B. says:

    What a lovely treat…eye candy!

  23. KIM says:

    What a great giveaway.
    Especially the resin doilies ,”too cute”
    Thanks Alpha Stamps

  24. Pat Shaw says:

    I just love love Marie Antoinette!!
    Hope to win this fabulous prize, thanks!

  25. Debbie Kaste says:

    LOVE Kristin’s project and the kit is fabulous. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  26. Jennie says:

    Love this project!

  27. Pat Foulk says:

    This is so ME

  28. Alice is my homie…..

  29. Love everything especially the little heart doilies

  30. kim says:

    Love the mini pastries! Have always wanted to make some or buy! Love these pretties today!~kim

  31. LAUREL Nielsen says:

    Wow, this is a very pretty and interesting project. Would LOVE to give it a try! Thanks

  32. Circe says:

    Very creative and super cute!!

  33. Laura says:

    Maria Antoinette how young she was.

  34. Karen says:

    I love everything “Marie” and “more is better.”

  35. Traci says:

    too cute-love all the cute mini goodies.

  36. Sandra R. says:

    I’ll have a piece of cake ,please!

  37. marcia says:

    Tiny treats that don’t go straight to my thighs!!!

  38. Joan Harsha says:

    I want to be a kid again, and hear stories for the first time.

  39. Olivia HODOROWSKI says:

    Tea Party – yeah.

  40. Laural says:

    cakes, pies, sweets oh my!

  41. Linda K says:

    Oh how cool is this kit… every bit of it.

  42. Cocoa says:

    How wonderful! We can make our own tiny tea party!

  43. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I want an invitation to this party.

  44. Lori Wilczek says:

    I love this give away! Alpha Stamps is one of my favorite online shopping places.

  45. Pam Weiler says:

    I want to win this giveaway so much!!! It is awesome. I love Marie, the sweets, everything in this kit.

  46. Natasha says:

    I adore Marie! I would love to play with these things. I will have to purchase it if I am not the lucky winner.

  47. Brenda lubrant says:

    This is really beautiful kit . I love anything with a French theme because I feel it is so romantic.

  48. Sharon McDonagh says:

    Beautiful springtime colors cheer a cold gray winter day!

  49. Carmen Willis says:

    Oh, thank you for bringing Marie back into my life! I just adore Kristin’s Tea and Treats project. I’m so inspired and I must have all the mini goodies featured. Can’t wait to start on this project.

  50. Edith says:

    Marie, a perfect subject for lots of cretive Ideas great giveaway

  51. Verna stapleton says:

    A Marie Tea Party. What could be better on this winter day! So fun!!!

  52. Birgit says:

    Lovely giveaway — thanks for the chance! 🙂

  53. barbara macaskill says:

    How fun! Who wouldn’t want to go to a Tea Party with Marie? I know I would love to!! Thanks for the chance to create my own little tea party for two or a few!

  54. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    Beautiful project!

  55. Daylan says:

    Let them make beauty! Thank you for another opportunity!

  56. Juniper says:

    Love this!

  57. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Love tea parties.

  58. Kathy Sorensen says:

    This is such a winter in the north Midwest. I appreciate the fun of waiting to see if I have won!

  59. Jackie says:

    OMGosh!!! This is my most favorite ever!!!!

  60. Sandy says:

    How much prettier can you get! I must make this for my great granddaughter.

  61. Kristie says:

    Love all Marie things. Such great stuff to play with.

  62. lavinia says:


  63. Jen C says:

    “Let them eat cake” and “Off with their heads!” The Queen of Hearts and Marie could be long lost sisters! I’d love to arrange their reunion party!

  64. Jen R says:

    Oh Marie is my favorite!

  65. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Marie in Wonderland Giveaway!!

  66. Gigi Jordan says:

    What fun! Love those little treats.

  67. Gabrielle says:

    So whimsical!

  68. melody says:

    Miniatures- my weakness! Love, love those tiny treats <3

  69. Lorna E. says:

    Sweet giveaway!

  70. Marilyn H says:

    Beautiful artwork and a great giveaway. What more could you ask for?

  71. Ginette says:

    Let them eat cake…

  72. Nicole Austin says:

    i love this theme! i love those tiny little treats!

  73. DebR says:

    Saw Kristin’s ‘tea party’ on her blog, it is amazing! Thanks for another fun giveaway

  74. Rosemary Woodruff says:

    this is so fabulous…..I have been wanting this shoe back…….for awhile….I saw it somewhere….a year or two or three ago…….

  75. Carrie j says:

    Off with their heads after they eat cake!

  76. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Now that’s class, so many years later and she’s still considered a fashionista!

  77. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous art and giveaway!

  78. Luanne Shoup says:

    love the mini pastries!

  79. Cg says:

    I’m simply crazy for marie!!!!! Love this giveaway!

  80. On to the party, it’s all about that cake!

  81. phoebe diamond says:

    Sweets! Oh yes!!! I hope I get picked this time.

  82. Thalia Kottke says:

    So cute and so sweet.

  83. Lana says:

    Oh be still my heart…I’m a huge fan of all things Marie…please, please pick me!!!!

  84. Kay W says:

    What fun!

  85. Beth says:

    This is adorable! And now I want a cookie, a pink one!

  86. Stacy says:

    Oh! This just grabbed my heart. Who doesn’t love a tea party and with Marie!

  87. yvette leblanc says:


  88. Diana says:

    Oh Marie and cake! Pretty Sweet!

  89. orianna says:

    tea and treats are a lovely combination

  90. Gilda says:

    What a darling idea. Thanks for a chance.

  91. Rose L. says:

    What a clever mix!

  92. Michelle Toops says:

    I’d love to win this, it’s so cute.

  93. Sassy Marie with a sweet tooth.

  94. Jean marmo says:

    Just so cute. Would love to win!!

  95. Carol Slowik says:

    This giveaway is so GREAT! I would love to win. Thanks!

  96. Janet Turner says:

    What fun! I would love to win this.

  97. Christine V says:

    Fabulous artwork by Kirstin! My absolute favourite: Sweets! I’d love to win this giveaway.

  98. angelic says:

    I like Marie and Wonderland, great combo.

  99. Betty Bead says:

    Would love to eat cake with Marie!

  100. crystal says:

    What a fun collection! Everything is so pretty..and sweet!

  101. Debra Gibson says:

    So pretty ! I love anything Marie !!!!

  102. Amanda Miller says:

    I love all the tiny sweet treats.Really cute.

  103. Mary Mac says:

    Just love the collage sheets with this wonderful giveaway.

  104. Marie Gunther says:

    I so need to win this! My name happens to be Marie and I adore everything wonderland related!

  105. Jill Ongley says:

    I am currently working on a little theatre/accordion book about I think the Marie collage sheets would wonderful puppets to go inside. How wonderful and timely.

  106. Andrew Francesconi says:

    Love this giveaway. It makes me think that Spring is close at hand.

  107. Pam S says:

    Perfect gift for the Alison in Wonderland baby shower for a friends daughter. Thank you for the ideas!

  108. Cindy F. says:

    “Let them eat Tea cakes!”. Another fantastic give away. Thank you for the chance to win!

  109. trisha too says:

    Now THAT is an awesome tea party!


  110. Gail Gill says:

    How fun she would be with some “How’s My Hair” companions. I love the way the dress can do double duty as curtains. I always like clothing that’s versatile – LOL

  111. Donna Kebel says:

    This is another great giveaway! I just love the little tea cakes!

  112. teri steele says:

    Love anything to do with Madame Marie and little mini cakes. Cant resist. I NEED to win this!

  113. Tanya says:

    Love, love, love this set!

  114. LeAnn says:

    Cute! Love the miniature treats.

  115. Robin Withrow says:

    how lovley

  116. sheila says:

    Inspired kit, love it!! Marie and I would love to dance with all those delicious treats you have put together…thanks Leslie!

  117. cathrine bolin says:

    So pretty!

  118. Lou Anne says:

    What a fun spin on Alice in Wonderland. We all know Marie loved cake!

  119. Barbara says:

    Love the little cakes!

  120. I love everything!!!

  121. Roxanne says:

    Oh Gosh….I sure love Marie Antoinette! What great papers and embellishments….Love it!

  122. cathy smith says:

    OMG this is the best ever!!! I love this kit. Truly it’s incredible.

  123. Ann says:

    Oooh la la! You sure know how to delight a girl!! And brighten a (wintry!) day! This giveaway is over the top!! Hours of fun ahead for the lucky winner (eyes shut tight & fingers crossed)!!!

  124. April Dudko says:

    Wow this is a wonderful kit! The example is so totally fantastic, I can’t wait to try it even if I don’t win!

  125. This may be my favorite kit of yours yet! Love all things Marie and all things Alice – and a mash up is brilliant. I’m keeping my fingers, toes and eyes crossed – and it’s making it’s hard to type!

    Thanks for throwing my name into your cyber hat!

  126. Diane D. says:

    Adorable! Thanks for another great giveaway.

  127. Sheila says:

    Ab-Fab and delicious!

  128. Kathy W says:

    Who doesn’t love Alice in Wonderland — and little teeny tiny pastries?

  129. Diana Bittaker says:

    Oh Marie! Let them eat cake!

  130. Lori D. says:

    I just adore this giveaway and I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I would so love to win this. Thank you for the opportunity!