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Humpty Dumpty’s Afternoon by Shannon Cooper!

Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Altered Tins, Art Projects, Back in Stock, Secret Garden Kit, Shannon Cooper

Is that not the cutest little Humpty Dumpty shrine you’ve ever seen!? I love this little piece by Design Team Member Shannon Cooper! It’s perfect as a little hidden garden, with the hope of staying cool in the summer while reading.

Here’s a teaser from Shannon’s blog post:

The May Secret Garden Kit couldn’t have come at a better time. Starting a garden this spring was simply out of the question for most people, so having the opportunity to make a teeny tiny one was a nice substitute. Another plus: no pollen.

I knew I wanted to use the Ivy Corner Insert and Mini Green Leaves from the kit, and after gathering a handful of other greenery, it reminded me of vines that grow over walls and up the sides of houses. So, I built a tiny brick wall for the inside of the blank tin which happened to be the perfect spot for Humpty Dumpty.

Aside: Shannon also provides a tutorial on her post!

Pretty certain I used all of the laser-cut leaves in the stash on this project! A couple of tissue paper roses made from Heart and Star Mini Punches were glued on randomly, mostly to add a bit of something to break up all of that green.

I added the Ivy Corner Insert to the outside of the tin (vs under the lip on the inside) and covered the seam with brownish embroidery floss. Oh, and if you are wondering, the curly brown “sticks” are just several lengths of covered florist wire coiled around the spool base, then wrapped up the side of the tin.

Love the artwork, Shannon! I also love how she snipped leaves from the Mini Trailing Ivy Borders, painted them, then glued them over the trellis & leaves on the Ivy Corner Insert to add more greenery.

Shannon gives tips on building Humpty’s wall (and lots more photos) on her blog post. Plus here’s Shannon’s supply list. But don’t miss the new goodies, a Giveaway & a related sale below!

What is new today?

New or back in stock! Wow, with the current state of international shipping, some of these really took a slow boat across the Pacific. Beside the items highlighted below, see all 11 items!

NEW Flash Sale: Humpty Dumpty!

I was inspired by Shannon’s Humpty Dumpty’s Afternoon! Psst: as Humpty Dumpty is in Alice in Wonderland, lots of those collage sheets are included in this sale, too! Plus eggs (from egg-shaped books to miniature 3D eggs) were added for good measure!

All on sale at least 30% off!

Psst: ALL collage sheets or rubber stamps or digital images in this collection are marked down to 50% off!

The sale ends FRIDAY NIGHT, June 5th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Humpty Dumpty’s Afternoon Giveaway!

Ah… there’s that collage sheet with the cute Humpty Dumpty in Shannon’s artwork! (Psst: also included in the sale!)

I’m including these items from Shannon’s supply list in today’s Giveaway:
Secret Garden Kit (that includes the tin and ivy insert and green leaves that Shannon used — and a big bunch more items)
Laser-Cut Miniature Ivy (cuz you need ALL the leaves!)
– The Humpty Dumpty #2 Collage Sheet mentioned above

And 3 more things from Shannon’s supplies (that are also shown in photos below):
China Cabinet House Wallpapers Collage Sheet
Mini Trailing Ivy Borders
Hampton Brick Scrapbook Paper

To enter the Humpty Dumpty’s Afternoon 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, June 5, 2020).

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 donít 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

Oh! The Retro TV Kit Giveaway winner from the last newsletter! Drum roll, please: The winner is Jackie! Please check your email for more information.

Posted by Leslie, June 4th, 2020

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