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The Mad Hatter and Lots of Lace

Filed under Art Projects, Back in Stock, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Giveaways, Marie in Wonderland, Newsletters

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 lists for both projects on the new site: Marie Antoinette and The Mad Hatter Tea Cup and Fabric & Lace Cuff Bracelet Tutorial.

Before Design Team Coordinator Miz Bella (Kim Ayers) introduces TWO projects by Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay, let me announce that we are again having TWO Giveaway drawings! More info below.

And I’m continuing the FREE Gift with Order announced on Sunday: Chocolate and Raspberry (in honor of Rhonda Secrist Thomas’ Marie Antoinette Always Loved A Good Party artwork)!

AND… the Collage Sheet Sale and FREE Collage Sheet offer is still going strong! More info about how to get a free collage sheet is below, too.

Mash Up! Marie Antoinette and The Mad Hatter Tea Cup is brought to you by Design Team Member Caroline Ouzts-Hay using the Marie In Wonderland Kit.

Don’t think too hard trying to figure out Caroline’s project by the title of it, or you’ll find your mind might be just as lost in the Valley of the Dolls as mine is! Just sit back and enjoy the fabulousness of Caroline’s latest creation. After throwing around a few different ideas utilizing a tea cup, Caroline decided upon a diorama-type tea cup with the Die-Cut Chipboard Panniers Dress. The dress is covered with an image from the Marie Takes Tea Collage Sheet, adorned with 1mm Micro Beads – Peach Pearl, and 1/8″ Red Satin Ribbon made into tiny bows.

It looks as if the Mad Hatter (from the Mad Hatters Teaparty #2 Collage Sheet) is having trouble deciding which tasty treat to choose from under Miz Marie’s flouncy dress…what IS he doing under her dress? Admiring his festooned table (done with a wee bit of (New and On Sale!) 1/2 Inch Natural Scalloped Cotton Lace)? Only Caroline knows! While we’re all pondering, let’s check out the actual tea cup. The tea cup is covered in paper from the Harmony 6×6 Paper Pad and if you look at the side of the cup, Caroline has embellished it up quite nicely with the (New and On Sale!) Silicone Mold – Architectural Flourishes and cast it with Creative Paperclay. I just love that luscious color palette!

Also interesting to point out is the handle for the tea cup; and I’ll let Caroline tell you about it further:

“I was going to use a really awesome resin casting; but if you take the resin piece out before it is really hard it bends! However when I did that I wasn’t ready to attach it yet and it got too hard by the time that I was. So if you want the ICE Resin handle, then your cup needs to be ready for a handle when you make it. Bend the piece gently and hot glue into place. The hot glue will hold the bend and the resin will harden in that shape.”

There’s a bit more to Caroline’s project but before you head over to her blog to read about it, she stitched together another project for you to look at! Caroline has put together a Fabric & Lace Cuff Bracelet Tutorial that looks fast and easy to put together. Using a heavy base fabric and layering strips of 1 Inch Natural Cotton Lace, 5/8 inch White Zig-Zag Cotton Lace (both of those laces are New and On Sale!, and there’s a Cotton Lace Sampler Set so you can try out all 3 of the new cotton laces), Tulle Netting – 6 Inch Wide – Light Pink, and a few other items. Oooh here’s an idea! If you wanted your cotton lace to be a different color, you could always use the Distress Stains OR the Alcohol Inks to dye them with. At least that’s what I’d do, and have a great time making a big fat mess that I’d blame on my kids when Slim Daddy came home and saw color everywhere. (And/or check out Jeanne’s Tinting Lace Tutorial.)

Of course, you know here at Alpha Stamps, if we’re not sure if something is finished then we just add a little bit more! If you’re going to wear something on your wrist then there has to be something shiny or sparkly as well. There just has to be, it’s a rule! Caroline uses Pearl Rosary Chain and also walks you through how to make your own charms and cuff closure. These cuffs are so easy you’ll be wanting to make one for everyone.

There are two supply lists for you to peruse and two separate blog posts for you to visit. Mash Up! Marie Antoinette and The Mad Hatter Tea Cup supply list and blog post, Fabric & Lace Cuff Bracelet Tutorial supply list and blog post.

ALL Collage Sheets On Sale!

PLUS for every $20 you spend, you can pick out a FREE Collage Sheet! Spend $40, pick out 2; spend $60, pick out 3, etc. The “pick out a free collage sheet” offer has expired BUT check the current newsletter for a NEW FREE collage sheet promo!


Hooray! The White Rabbit and Lots of Lace Giveaway!

OK… I switched from The Mad Hatter to The White Rabbit, but I wanted to get the new Medium Bronze White Rabbit Charms in the mix!

I picked out quite a few of the items from Caroline’s Marie Antoinette and The Mad Hatter Tea Cup and Fabric & Lace Cuff (note: those are links to photos of all the supplies for each project):
– 1/2 Inch Natural Scalloped Cotton Lace
– 3D Bronze Tea Time Teapot Charm
– Clock Face Buttons
– Heart Sequin Mix
– Mad Hatters Teaparty #2 Collage Sheet
– Marie Takes Tea Collage Sheet
– Mini Heart Tart Cake
– Mini Strawberry Cake
– Raw Brass Flourish
– 1 Inch Natural Cotton Lace
– 5/8 inch White Zig-Zag Cotton Lace
– Pink Ruffled Ribbon
– Die-Cut Chipboard Panniers Dress

AND these goodies not in Caroline’s artwork:
Metal Birdcage with Tealight Holder
Medium Bronze White Rabbit Charm
Bronze Playing Card Suits
Antique Bronze White Rabbit Charm
Mad Hatters Teaparty #1 Collage Sheet
Mad Hatters Tea-Party Paper Dolls Collage Sheet
LED Tea Light
Chocolate and Raspberry Gift Kit — and there’s another photo of one of the kits to show the color palette below; but remember: this week it’s anything goes (relatively… I’m keeping everything in a tight color palette but the choice of ribbons, charms, beads, papers is a surprise).

To enter The White Rabbit and Lots of Lace Giveaway Drawings (yes, plural, as I pulled two of these prize packages!):

1. you can leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW


2. you can place an order TODAY OR TOMORROW (all orders will be in the drawing for the 2nd prize package)

The deadline for both drawings is 11:59 pm PST, FRIDAY NIGHT, March 13, 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 winners (via So check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the TWO Marie Always Loved a Good Party Giveaways? That would be KIM AND Joan Myers ! (Note: the second Giveaway was a random drawing from orders placed during the contest.)

Posted by Leslie, March 12th, 2015

130 responses to “The Mad Hatter and Lots of Lace”

  1. Rise St Arno says:

    Yes, I am the Queen!

  2. Melanie Curtis says:

    I love the Marie Antoinette and Mad Hatter Mash Up project! And thanks for the chance to win the White Rabbit and Lace giveaways! I have silkscreened the White Rabbit motif onto Valentines and t shirts!

  3. MaggieM says:

    Oh, darn it! I just don’t have the budget this month to buy these wonderful things! So I really hope to win! I love everything! And, by the way, what is the Mad Hatter looking at there? LOL

  4. Eve Watters says:

    Thank you thank you– inspiring as always!
    Can’t wait to start ordering and playing…

  5. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your White Rabbit and Lots of Lace Giveaway, especially the charms, buttons and collage sheets The bronze birdcage is delightful!!

  6. Veronica tucker says:

    oh my goodness look at all the lovely ness.

  7. Oh how perfect this would be to win I am working on an Alice in Wonderland project this very smack dab minute Good look to all

  8. Arminta says:

    Lace is always good at a tea party!

  9. Noreen says:

    I love the Mad Hatter / Marie Antoinette mash-up! Too silly!

  10. Cherie says:

    LOVE, LOVE! This week’s giveaway!

  11. Noreen Johnson says:

    Mad about this one!

  12. Celia says:

    Woop,woop! Love a little Mad Hatter and Marie, tooo good!

  13. barbara macaskill says:

    I am loving all of these Marie Antoinette creations! The lace in the giveaway has me happy dancing! my email is
    Would love to be one of the lace winners!

  14. Willow says:

    I’m jug at amd about this collection!! Thanx alpha stamps!

  15. Penny Shukan says:

    I just love all this stuff and would have so much fun playing with it.

  16. April J says:

    That’s simply a mad amount of lace! Clever creations!

  17. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Tea, Marie and the White Rabbit! Love the laces!

  18. I am sure Marie has her very own luxury rabbit hole!

  19. KayH. says:

    Wow, lots of prettys today! I love lace and that bird cage and the hour glass are great! I’ve never had anything Alice related. This would be cool to win.

  20. Ann C. says:

    Double the fun!

  21. Debbie Kaste says:

    Just adorable projects. Thanks for the chance to win your generous and fun give-away!

  22. Sunny says:

    Now THIS is my style. If I don’t win, I’ll quote the queen of hearts: “Off with their heads!” Hah.

  23. Regina Salvador says:

    Love Alice AND lace!

  24. Mary Tiriello says:

    Love it! Need it! Want it!

  25. Such wonderful imagination you all have! Fabulous projects. Thanks for a chance to win.

  26. Rosemary Sharon says:

    love lace….love all the ideas this brings in my mind…….yes!

  27. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I’m Mad as a Hatter for these Giveaways.

  28. Ruth Anna says:

    We’re all mad here!

  29. Gail Gill says:

    Such wonderful ideas. I love your imagination.

  30. Jean Marmo says:

    This is just perfect for my twin sister! She is the queen!!

  31. Traci says:

    Love the Alice giveaways-great lot!

  32. Lynn Fox says:

    I love the lace! Great ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Dena Cottrell says:

    Alice is truly one of my favorites! I would love to win!

  34. LeAnn says:

    Fabulous Alice giveaway. Clever use of the collage sheets.

  35. kim says:

    ooo so fun! I love the lace cuff! The birdcage with tealight is awesome. Thanks again for such an awesome creative boost and chance to win!~kim

  36. Ritva says:

    Alice – and all that stuff is always exciting!

  37. Emily N. says:

    Cool stuff!

  38. Lorna E. says:

    So excited to see Alice in the subject line today – great mash up!

  39. Connie L. says:

    I LOVE this giveaway! Who doesn’t love Alice??

  40. Tanya says:

    Another great giveaway! What fun!

  41. Lou Anne says:

    I’m feeling lucky! Thank you for another awesome giveaway!

  42. Love it! As always, a wonderful and generous giveaway. I’ve got three generations of us that love Alice in Wonderland (me, daughter and granddaughter) so this would be a great package to win!

  43. Kim B says:

    Would love to win this one. Lots of great goodies.

  44. Mary Helene says:

    Just Mad about this great giveaway.

  45. cheryl foster says:

    You always have the best give always !

  46. Marilyn H says:

    LOVE the teacup and the cup! Awesome!

  47. Jen C says:

    Wow! What an awesome assortment! Thank you so much for putting these giveaways together. Such fun!

  48. Jo says:

    Love all the laces!!!

  49. Jennie C says:

    Mad Hatter is my favorite, would love to win this!

  50. Lana says:

    The highlight of my week is entering this drawing!

  51. Marilyn Fishwick says:

    I just happen to be working on a tea party/mad hatter piece right now so this really sparked my interest. Caroline’s teacup creation is fabulous.

  52. Ginette says:

    Love at first sight

  53. angelic says:

    Tea Party! Love this collection.

  54. Karen says:

    This is a wonderful project. What a fantastic give away. Thanks

  55. Pam S says:

    Simply delicious!

  56. Julie F. says:

    Please throw my number into the mix for another wonderful giveaway!

  57. Sandy says:

    These kits are just to fabulous, will chase the winter blues away for sure.

  58. Kim S. says:

    You can never go wrong with a white rabbit.

  59. Andrew Francesconi says:

    Love this week’s giveaway! Have always loved the Mad Hatter. Your store is great!!!

  60. Janet Turner says:

    I love this giveaway! I’ve been making Alice collage boxes and jewelry lately and all these products are great.

  61. Kate says:

    Such pretty things…always!

  62. Gigi Jordan says:

    Another fabulous giveaway!

  63. Lena says:

    What an amazing giveaway! Crossing my fingers for this one 🙂

  64. What a refreshing change of pace. References to Marie and Alice in one art piece. I never would have thought of this.

  65. Lori D. says:

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

  66. Nicole Austin says:

    lovely offering, as always! 🙂 i especially love the birdcage tealight holder!

  67. Denise Bryant says:

    Lovin’ all that lace!

  68. Michelle says:

    The lace is beautiful. I would love to add it to the lace in my life. I’ll be traveling internationally all of Friday (through several time zones) so I may not be able to reply immediately if “” chooses me as the lucky winner. (Should be available Saturday though.)

  69. Jenni Brockob says:

    I just made a couple of Alice in Wonderland collages and am not quite finished. I certainly wouldn’t mind a few more supplies!

  70. KIM says:

    Someone is going to have a wonderful time wining this giveaway.
    Thanks Alpha Stamps for the chance to win!!

  71. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    We’re all mad here! Love Alice. Thanks for the chance to win.

  72. debbkie kay says:

    I so love the queen in her huge red dress! I love alpha stamps way too much…

  73. Gail Klein says:

    Oh, please let me come visit Wonderland!

  74. Jen R says:

    Loving Wonderland!

  75. Karen Mallory says:

    Ooooh! I love this project and giveaway!

  76. DebR says:

    Gorgeous projects by Caroline and a lovely giveaway, thank you!

  77. cathrine bolin says:

    Best tea cups ever!

  78. Stefanie says:

    Fab projects!! Love the lace cuff & really liking the look of the micro beads on Marie Antoinette :o)

  79. Carmen Willis says:

    Love Marie and Mad Hatter Tea Party, goes great together! I’ve got to buy the March Rabbit charm. Great giveaway!

  80. Lori Wilczek says:

    The Mad Hatter or The White Rabbit, either name I love it!

  81. Christine V says:

    the best of both worlds with this project!

  82. Jennifer J says:

    Im just a little mad about this giveaway!!

  83. Linda K says:

    Doesn’t everyone love a white rabbit and a mad hatter? I know I do.

  84. orianna says:

    clever use of images

  85. Daylan says:

    Lovely! Thank you for another opportunity!

  86. Sheila says:

    So who was madder, the Hatter or Marie???

  87. Cocoa says:

    Let’s have a mad cap tea party!

  88. Brenda lubrant says:

    love, love this giveaway kit. I love Marie A. and that birdcage with the tea light.

  89. Maria says:

    Rabbits and the month of March are always linked in my mind.

  90. Gilda says:

    Lots of pretties today. Love the beautiful.cuff.

  91. Rabbit says:

    Mad as a March hare? Yep, that’s me! I could use some fancy jewelry! or even a bit of tea..

  92. Christi Conley says:

    We are all mad here! And we have ESP – I am just about to start my first Alice in Wonderland project and I need those collage sheets!!

  93. Darlene says:

    awesome giveaway …

  94. Sokat says:

    I am ready to go down the rabbit hole to explore my inner Alice. Count me in

  95. Maura says:

    What a fabulous collection of papers, images and special goodies.

  96. Arlene Groepper says:


  97. phoebe diamond says:

    Hmmm, fun.

  98. Caroline Lawson says:

    I love this giveaway!

  99. Lina says:

    What a great mash-up!

  100. Thalia Kottke says:

    You’ve gotta love the Mad Hatter and Marie together.

  101. Carol Slowik says:


  102. Dawn says:

    Another great giveaway.

  103. Diana Bittaker says:

    This is blend of my two favorite themes! How did you do that?!
    Love it!

  104. Carrie j says:

    So fun!

  105. Marcia says:

    The Mad Hatter was my costume this Halloween. I had an excuse for acting crazy!

  106. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    Another awesome giveaway.

  107. Gabrielle says:

    Fun giveaways!!

  108. Lisa Mills says:

    This looks totally fun! Count me in!

  109. Tammy says:

    Love to win

  110. Pam W says:

    I keep hope one day I will win one of your great giveaways. Thank you for your generosity

  111. Allyson K says:

    Now that I have found you . . . I am your number 1 fan!!! I didn’t know anyone was as addicted to Alice in Wonderland as i was. I grew up actually, thinking the book was Allyson’s Wonderland . . because my name is Allyson (that is how sadly addicted I am.) OF COURSE, now that I have children and nieces, we now celebrate madness and unbirthdays daily. What a wonderful unbirthday it would be to win one of your contests. What a great site! Keep it up ladies!!!

  112. Amanda Miller says:

    So cute.I love anything Alice.

  113. Jackie says:

    Marie sure does know how to party!!

  114. Lu L. says:

    I love all of those pretty new laces!

  115. jan korzenaskie says:

    Love this set!

  116. Joan says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!

  117. Kathleen says:

    I have a “thing” about bracelets, and would love to be able to make this cuff….

  118. Evelyn Valencia says:

    Lovely giveaway and laces.

  119. Heather says:

    Love~Love~LOVE this beautiful project! Thank you for the beautiful giveaway!

  120. Luanne Shoup says:

    what a great combination of stuff!

  121. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    What a great giveaway! Hope it’s my time!!!!

  122. CG says:

    Lace, teacups??? LOVE IT!!

  123. Kimberly says:

    love lace!

  124. Oh ! Who wouldn’t love the Queen ! or to be the Queen ! Love the creations !


  125. Maryellen says:

    What can I say – Thanks for the bronze white rabbit charm.

  126. Nancy S says:

    I just love these!!!! What fun….

  127. Beautiful – love this.

  128. Alice H says:

    I love anything Alice, of course, but yours are always so clever.

  129. Kim Kormos says:

    Beautiful!!!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

  130. Kim Lucak says:

    Tea, Alice, and Marie what could be better? A perfect trio – tres chic 🙂