Fear not! Even though this item is now sold out, there are still links to related items on this page. (Plus lots of eye candy from the Design Team!)
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 (below at left)! 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 12x12 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).
What's in the kit?
There are TWELVE sheets of coordinating 6" x 6" papers — all 12 designs in the Harmony 6x6 Paper Pad. See the photo below for more details (to the right of the photo of me holding the exclusive mix of flowers, leaves and beads gathered for this kit). From birds (and feathers and birdcages) to butterflies and damask prints and multiple styles of flowers; these papers are all in a nice small scale to fit with the size of the ladies (and some satin-clad gentlemen!) in the 2 new collage sheets, also in the kit.
This kit also includes an 18th Century Chipboard Shoe (in addition to one of the New Die-Cut Chipboard Panniers Dresses) and 4 colors of the 1/8 Inch Drapey Ribbon (tiny enough for bows that won't overwhelm the tiny size of the collage sheet images).
See the "We Also Recommend" section below for photos/links to all the items in the kit — save the bead mix that is not available to purchase separately.
Note: all the papers, die-cut chipboard, ribbons and collage sheets in the kit are On Sale, too!
Kits are announced the first weekend of each month. However, if you sign up for a subscription, your kit will probably have already been mailed to you.
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If you buy a subscription after the 15th of the month, your first kit will be for the following month (so if you subscribe on October 16th, the November kit will be your first kit).
Kits from previous months will be available for purchasing until sold out.
And remember, here's a link to everything in this month's kit that is also available to buy separately. More coordinating goodies are listed on the blog post announcing this kit.