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New HALLOWEEN Kit, Related Extras & New Artwork!

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Halloween, Halloween Countdown Kit, Kristin Batsel, Sale

New Kit!

Yay! It’s time for Halloween!

The new Halloween Countdown Kit includes one of FIVE new mini shrines (the cubby in each is a hair over 2″ x 2″… sized so you could use the numbered squares from one of the two scrapbook papers included in this kit, or one of the squares from the new Halloween 2x2s Collage Sheet).

The Halloween 2x2s Collage Sheet has all kinds of images… and all perfect for a little shrine for Halloween. Some are more finished designs (ready to use “as is”) and some are left open to your interpretation (you can add more details, trims or characters; or leave them simpler as the background of a 3D shrine scene).

The kit also includes some numbered beads (for adding a “31” perhaps?) and a Wood Jack-o-Lantern Cut-Out… nice small sizes for adding trims to your shrine.

Go see the new kit for more info and more photos.

New Artwork: Teeny Tiny Halloween Shriney (x3) by Kristin Batsel!

I LOVE these petite shrines by Design Team Member Kristin Batsel! And check out that pic at far right to see the 3D mouse Kristin added to the Big Cat Mini Shrine! (I also love the cardboard facade she added with the cats mouth and teeth.)

From Kristin’s blog post:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: college football, and Halloween crafting. Yay! Today I present to you three out of the five adorable mini Halloween shrines just released from Alpha Stamps. The opening of each one measures just 2″ by 2″. The tallest one shown is a little less than 6″ tall. So cute! Here’s what I did with mine…

I love the orange polka dot paper that I used on the sides so much that I used it on all three of the shrines [and on the cat’s party hat].

For the Raven October Shrine, I painted the front with acrylics, and gave the raven a witch hat and a red rhinestone eye. The interior is lined with a very dark paper (with bats!) that is pretty much impossible to photograph due to the depth of the box. Please use your imagination. Three tiny trick or treaters stand on a bed of moss and select from the available pumpkins. I considered printing out the “pumpkin patch” sign, but every pumpkin patch I’ve ever been to seems to sport a crudely painted sign, so I hand painted the sign in the interest of historical accuracy.

Beside these 2 photos of Kristin’s project, there’s another photo down in the Giveaway section, where you can enter to win bunches of goodies from Kristin’s supply list! And be sure to visit Kristin’s blog for more photos and tips!

New Products!

Just a snippet from 16 new products are shown at left. From small embellishments to the giant Vintage Halloween Collector’s Essential Kit(with 170 pieces)… Plus this new site has a couple ways to search:

brand new items added this week are here (or click the photo at left for the same results)


– here’s a group of items related to the new kit (note: that’s the Halloween Collection, which is HUGE: over 360 items at current count!)


– here are all of the items actually in the new kit


– here’s a repeat of Kristin’s supply list from her cute Halloween shrines shown above!

Over 70 More Halloween Supplies ON SALE!

I’ve picked out some faves from the clearance sale! See more Halloween clearance sale items. Note: These are on the clearance site so are at a different URL, and they are on sale at 50% off! PLUS: all 4 of the choices below are included in today’s Giveaway!

Hooray for the Halloween Countdown Kit Giveaway!

Eek! I just had to show another view of that adorable Haunted House Shrine by Kristin! And a bit more from her about this particular shrine:

I considered painting details on the top part of the Haunted House Shrine, but once I painted the back black, I really liked the plain silhouette, so I painted the front plain black as well. This shrine was lined with a dark purple paper with a bed of moss on the floor. A full moon smiles at a black bat, as two little black rats explore the graveyard (I painted the Tiny Plastic Mice black).

First off for this Giveaway: I’m including ALL FIVE of the new mini shrines! Note: I’m including the set I taped together for the photos.

Next: one of the new Halloween Countdown Kits! Note: as the kit includes one of the mini shrines, I’ll use the one from the set mentioned in the last paragraph, so you’ll just be getting one of the cute Cat on Pumpkin Mini Shrines!

Here’s a few more items from Kristin’s supply list that I’m also including in today’s Giveaway (all shown in the shrine at left):
Tiny Tombstones Shape Set (Little tombstone shapes, cut from heavy-weight chipboard. The largest are about 1-1/2″ tall.)
Pumpkin Pods
– The aforementioned Tiny Plastic Mice
Acrylic Black Bat Cut-Outs
Vintage Halloween 2×2 Number Squares Scrapbook Paper (for the polka dot side — you’ll already be getting this as it’s part of the kit)

And remember: my 4 picks from the Halloween Theme on the clearance site are included, too! (Scroll up just a bit to see them.) See more Halloween Clearance Sale Items.

To enter the Halloween Countdown Kit Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY, TOMORROW OR TUESDAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, Tuesday Night, September 4, 2018). There’s an extra day than normal as Monday is a holiday in the USA.

AND tell me: What is your favorite detail from Kristin’s project? OR which is your favorite mini shrine?

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

Hey, who won the Witch in the Woods Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Francine Perri! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, September 2nd, 2018

84 responses to “New HALLOWEEN Kit, Related Extras & New Artwork!”

  1. Nadine says:

    The Raven October shrine is my favorite.

  2. Marykay chisum says:

    Well if I have to pick a favorite child, it would be the house. But that cat!!!

  3. Jo says:

    I love these new ATC shrines! The haunted house is my favorite! But the mouse in the cat’s mouth is hilarious and the October one is so cute! I would want to make them al!

  4. Ina Good says:

    I love the haunted house shrine especially the graveyard and pumpkin

  5. BarbMac Vt says:

    I absolutely adore the Cat Mini Shrine! Totally awesome! TFS!
    Congratulations to Francine Perri on winning the last giveaway! Enjoy your goodies!

  6. Nancy O says:

    The Raven October shrine – love the colors and pumpkin patch.

  7. Kim R says:

    The Raven Oct shrine is my fave. Oct 5 is my birthday

  8. I love the Raven October shrine but all of them are awesome. I love Halloween

  9. Barb A says:

    I like all the all the shrines but I LOVE the haunted house. I can imagine a tiny witch with a cauldron, her black cat at her side, a dead tree with bats, full moon in the background…..oh wonderful Halloween!

  10. Marilyn Ray says:

    I’m loving the folk art vibe from the shrine with the raven. But all of them are awesome

  11. Debora L. says:

    I like the haunted house and big cat shrines the best!

  12. Jackie says:

    the little witch’s hat on the raven is my favourite thing.

  13. Anne S says:

    I love the little mice!

  14. Ann C. says:

    The love all the Halloween colors which are so festive and reflect the kids having fun n the pumpkin patch in the “Oct” box. My favorite though is the “Cat” box and that mouse in the mouth detail!

  15. Carol H says:

    OMG! How do you pick a favorite? Each one has something to love. But, if I must choose, it’s got to be the cat. I love the whimsey!

  16. Catharine says:

    OooWeeeee that open mouth kitty cat speaks to me! I’ll work on a little kitty secret with my grand daughter!

  17. KIM says:

    I love the haunted house shrine.
    Don’t know if I have the painting skills for the other shrines?
    They are all great for Halloween.

  18. Kathy Toews says:

    I like the kitty shrine.

  19. Chris K. says:

    I think my favorite mini shrine is the cat.

  20. Cat Insley says:

    OH! I absolutely LOVE the mouse peeking out of the cat’s mouth!!! How clever to add the mouth to the shrine. It would be crazy amazing to win this giveaway!!! Big hug, cat

  21. Amanda Morris says:

    The cat! Oh my goodness! That wonderful cat!

  22. Traci says:

    MY favorite CATS!!! I am getting them all-love halloween and especially cats!

  23. Sandie says:

    The haunted house shrine is awesome. All the embellishments!! another great giveaway.

  24. Nancy AT says:

    Everything Halloween is so wonderful. Ghosts, goblins, witches, spooky trees, pumpkins, et al. Love these shadow boxes!

  25. Andrea Pretlow says:

    The October shrine is so cute, little trick or treater’s and pumpkins!

  26. Denise Bryant says:

    LOVE all the mini shrines! The Big Cat Mini Shrine is my favorite! Halloween is my favorite paper crafting occasion!

  27. Dianna says:

    I adore the black cat’s mouth wide open with a rat inside. Are you kitten me! Awesome! Kristin’s shrines are fabulous! I would like the opportunity to win to create all of the shrines but if not, I like the cat sitting on the pumpkin.

  28. Pauline M. says:

    I love Halloween. I would love to have the kits. Fun fun fun.

  29. Janice says:

    I love them all, but the mouse coming out of the cat’s mouth is really cute! My favorite new Halloween box shrine is the one with the cat sitting on top. I’m definitely going to have to get that one, I’m overflowing with ideas! Thanks for all of these great Halloween kits!

  30. The big cat is my favorite. However Kristin is so creative.

  31. Winnie says:

    Love the house box with the little tombstone. So cute!

  32. Deborah Decker says:

    Kristin’s haunted house is my favorite, especially since it sits over a graveyard!

  33. M. C. Sparks says:

    I love the little tombstones!

  34. Nancy E says:

    Love the haunted house and the cat!

  35. Vera Collier says:

    Love the vintage look of the pumpkin patch, but they are all awesome!

  36. Spooky! The Raven Oct shrine would be my favorite.

  37. I love all the mini shrines. But the one I decided to make is the pumpkin patch, it’s so retro and colorful. My sister will love it!!

  38. Lorna E. says:

    Kristin’s shrines are great! Hard to choose one, but I”m going with the haunted house as my favourite.

  39. Jennie Ingram says:

    It’s gotta be the orange ric-rac. So sweet!

  40. Birgit says:

    Hi there,

    It’s really difficult to choose one favorite shrine, but the October/Raven shrine is extra special. 🙂

    Happy creating,

  41. Chris Hoffman says:

    My favorite shrine is the cat in the moon mini shrine. Would have loved 2 see one of those done up.

  42. beth Jones says:

    Such creativity!! Halloween fun!!

  43. Bonnie B says:

    I definitely love the cat…it made me smile!

  44. Emily Ann N. says:

    Love the shrines!!

  45. Karen Crawford says:

    Oh my gosh, the mini shrines, ALL of them, are so awesome! I just love how unique they are and all the different things that can be done with them. Thanks for this opportunity!

  46. Just when I vowed to not buy another Halloween item until I used up my stash, you came out with these. Absolutely the best thing I’ve seen for Halloween creating. Must have ALL of them. Fingers crossed but I’ll hedge my bet by ordering them just in case.

  47. DeniseHumenik says:

    Halloween is my fave and these shrines are definitely inspiring! Would love, love, love these!

  48. Judith Kirchner says:

    Absolutely adorable! I love the cat shrines. I can’t even finish my current Halloween project without seeing a number of others I want to do.

  49. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous giveaway! I love the mouse in the cat mouth shrine the best. So clever! Whether I win or not I will be getting all these mini shrines! LOL

  50. Sandra Manring says:

    I love all Halloween but think the Haunted House is my favorite…!!

  51. Lorrilee Stackhouse says:

    I love the shrines, especially the cat ones. The cat head with the 3d mouse is my very favorite.

  52. Celia says:

    Love the new shtines. Such a good size for small displays. In love with the cat shrine and cat on pumpkin shrine…..cats and pumpkins…too fun!

  53. Rebecca R. says:

    I love the little wizard hat charms!

  54. Kat Cashwell says:

    Oh these are awesome !!! My favorites are the black cats!!!!!

  55. Deborah Thomas says:

    I love the cat on the pumpkin mini shrine. I would love to make this for my daughter’s birthday which is on Halloween! Lots of possibilities!

  56. Love the tiny tombstones and the shrines, Halloween decorating may become my new thing.

  57. Jean Marmo says:

    That pumpkin patch is just darling!!

  58. Ann F. says:

    I love Halloween!!!

  59. Laura N says:

    My favorite crafting season is here! These new little shrines are adorable! I love what Kristin did with the big cat. That poor little rat caught in his mouth! The tiny tombstones are also a must have. I can see a bunch of uses for those.

  60. Pauline p. says:

    As Halloween is my favorite to decorate I would love it all. The Boxes are great.

  61. Donna Kottcamp says:

    Just love the Halloween theme. The black cat brings back memories of my mother’s baby.

  62. Jen R says:

    I like them all but the cat mini shrine is my fav.

  63. Sally Peters says:

    Halloween is my favorite holiday. Love the unusual shrine.

  64. Roe says:

    I love how she added a face to the black cat shrine. I never would have thought of that. Now I want to try it myself

  65. Carla says:

    Love all the Halloween shrines!!

  66. Judy Goodwin says:

    Cats and bats and pumpkins – oh my. I think all are super but I think the house is my favorite

  67. Marlene V says:

    I love all of these, especially the cat!!!

  68. Love them all, but my favorite is the haunted house! It will be awesome to decorate!

  69. Sheila AR says:

    These shrines are the bomb, and that new paper is so fun! My faves are the haunted house and the big kitty cat, looks like my black one peering at me with her glowing eyes! Love this giveaway and these projects are fabulous!

  70. Congrats Francine! Love the Pumpkin Patch. My Favorite would be the kitty cat sitting on the pumpkin. What a great give away. Good luck all.

  71. LeAnn Aagard says:

    My favorite is the haunted house shrine. They are all adorable though.

  72. Janet Turner says:

    I’m a cat lover, so I love the cat shrine..adorable!

  73. Mary Warren says:

    Have to say the raven is my favorite. And those little plastic mice sitting on moss sure add to the spookiness!’ All of items look like great fun.

  74. Gloria Luchinetti says:

    My favorite is the Raven . Sitka Alaska is a Ravens village !

  75. Mary Mac says:

    I absolutely love the cat shrine.

  76. Evleta Gruber says:

    I like all the shrines, but my favorite is the Haunted House Shrine. I also really like the mice, they have so much potential.

  77. Debra Gibson says:

    I love them both!! So if I win it doesn’t matter which one I receive since they are both super projects!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  78. Angie M says:

    They are all my favorite! But I guess if I have to choose it would be the Black Cat

  79. Patti gwyn says:

    The retro black cat with the mouse is amazing. Would love to make one for myself.

  80. Rhonda S says:

    I love the vintage paper. The shrines are such a good idea.

  81. Amanda R says:

    I love the pumpkin patch shrine! I’m enamored of pumpkins, so anything with them always catches my eye. Beautiful work!

  82. Anne W says:

    I like the raven pumpkin patch shrine. Awesome stuff!

  83. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    I love the Raven the best!

  84. Kitty Tatman says:

    I think my favorite shrine is the Hauntdd House. I love the addition of the twine on the front it by Kristin.