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Language of Flowers ATC Book + Giveaway!

Filed under Art Projects, Book Challenge, Design Team, Flowers, Giveaways, Newsletters, Tutorials

Another book design by our Design Team in preparation for our book challenge! We are asking each one of our Design Team Members to make a hand-made book (sized to hold ATCs… or made of ATCs, and using The Language of Flowers as the theme) and will be putting out the challenge to you as well!

And (I know — this may be shocking to some of you), this sweet, simple ATC book is by Design Team Member Laura Carson!

Such a simple design and so many possibilities! As Laura explains in her blog post:

“Continuing on with Alpha Stamps May theme of “The Language of Flowers” is a super-simple-to-make ATC book. The ATCs make up the pages of the book and are connected with jump rings. The cards accordion fold and are held together with ribbon. The first ATC in the book also serves as the cover.”

I love those gold oval frames used on each page of the inside of the book (see the little photo at right to see all the pages/ATCs when the book is open). Those are actually mirror frames with the handle omitted(!) from Laura’s Whimsical Frames Collage Sheet.

I also like the mixture of the 2D paper flowers with the 3D mulberry paper flowers (and brass leaves and insects). And those lovely sprays of flowers on each of the ATCs, from the Flora ATCs Collage Sheet. (Hey, and that collage sheet is on sale right now, as it’s part of the BIG Summer Garden Theme Sale going on in honor of The Language of Flowers ATC Swap!)

More photos of Laura’s ATC book are in the gallery. Plus see all of the goodies Laura used here.

Check back all month for more tutorials and book design ideas. And for the announcement of the challenge and a big prize to the contest winner (to be chosen by you)! Be sure you are signed up on our mailing list to be the first to know!

Don’t forget to scroll down for a Giveaway, with pretty much everything you’ll need to replicate Laura’s book design.

Plus, some gorgeous new rosary and rhinestone chains. And some charms perfect for an alchemy collage. (Not exactly flower themed, but I’m sure if you put your mind to it…)

Are you ready? For the Language of Flowers ATC Book Giveaway!? Beside an entire May Kit, I’ve added pretty much everything Laura used in her artwork… here’s just a few:
Whimsical Frames Collage Sheet
White Pearl Stamen
Purple Iris Paper Flowers
Raw Brass Rose Leaves

Click on either photo to see more details. See all of the goodies Laura used here.

To enter the Language of Flowers ATC Book Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by midnight, May 10, 2013 (Friday night PST). (Don’t forget to leave your email address, too, so I can contact the winner; note, 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!

By Sunday morning’s newsletter, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

 New Rosary/Rhinestone Chains and Alchemy Charms!

2mm Rhinestone Chain – Topaz

Rosary Chain – Olivine


Hourglass Charm


Palm Reading Hand Charm


Posted by Leslie, May 9th, 2013

116 responses to “Language of Flowers ATC Book + Giveaway!”

  1. Rose Cavalli says:

    Yet anpther womderful giveaway-beautiful

  2. Linda Isbell says:

    As a retired floral designer, this ATC book is my all time favorite. Sure hope I win!

  3. Mary Wilkins says:

    OMG! These challenges just get better and better all the time. I love, love, love the Language of the Flowers. Thanks so much for the opportunity to possibly win this lovely giveaway.

  4. marybeth i says:

    Love the rosary chain! great collection 🙂

  5. Cathy Peper says:

    Looks like another great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. katie birch says:

    so pretty,love to do this project with the seniors I care for at our church Adult day care.

  7. Maggie M says:

    Another fabulous project and giveaway, woo hoo! I am so in love with Alpha Stamps’ products, I wish I had the money to buy up everything! (Living on Disability is the pits!) I would LOVE to create this ATC book! Laura Carson is an amazing artist!

  8. Mary Toriello says:

    Lovely giveaway as always

  9. Lisa Wagenhurst says:

    Love this little book it is really sweet. This is also another great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Another fabulous creation by Laura. This is a great challenge with endless possibilities. Thanks for the chance to win this gorgeous set.
    CDAC DT Member
    A Look Through My Eyes

  11. Kyra Sands says:

    I saw this on Laura’s blog late last night. As always it is lovely, but this project is also very accessible. I’d love to win this .

  12. Theresa May says:

    Stunning! I would love to use these elements in some of my three-dimensional pieces, too!

  13. Julie Case says:

    What a beautiful collection of treasures! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  14. Traci says:

    Laura is awesome she has the BEST projects and ideas can’t wait to see the other design team ATC books.

  15. Toni says:

    Lovely stuff! Thanks for being so generous!

  16. Wonderful book and such a fabulously clever design. I could actually make this! Thanks so much for a chance to win! xxD

  17. Theresa Goldman says:

    Wow, what great goodies. Let’s ride this train and see if I win, whoohoo!!. Good luck to all…..

  18. Ritva says:

    Lovely stuff again, and I love the designs in the blogs

  19. Hello what a beautiful idea with the ATC book and please please random picker choose my name. Have a great day and good luck. xo

  20. Jenni Brockob says:

    I really love the old Victorian flower symbolism and graphics!

  21. Darlene Duck says:

    Everything by Laura is soooo beautiful ! Thank you Alpha Stamps for a chance to win these lovely items !!

  22. Colleen says:


  23. Rena Matus says:

    This book is just so beautiful! I love what Laura has done, it’s simple, yet so elegant. Thank you for the opportunity to
    win this package.

  24. Jennifer says:

    As always a most delightful giveaway! I just love the language of flowers!!!

  25. Diana Kelly says:

    These are so pretty. I love flowers, I would love to make something with these. Thank you for the chance to win.

  26. Caprice Willert says:

    Beautiful collection. Thank you for te chance to own it.

  27. Stacia Schwartz says:

    You guys are amazing!

  28. Mary Mac says:

    The snow is finally gone, so this projects says its time for flowers.

  29. Lizbeth says:

    How delightful! I’d love to have this. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  30. Debbi Clayton says:

    This project really stikes a cord with me… it is sooo lovely! Just gorgeous!

  31. Julie Komenda says:

    It’s a secret

  32. Barbara Thompson says:

    I love this kit and ideas. Also love Laura’s work!

  33. Heather C. says:

    Oh, this one is so pretty I might have to try it!

  34. Judith K says:

    What a wonderful collection!

  35. Alicia A says:

    The book is simply delightful and inspiring. This would be a lovely collection to own. Thank you.

  36. Carol N. says:

    count me in once again!!!

  37. Linda Ellis says:

    I restore Victorian photograph albums. This book would be wonderful to try out! thank you for the opportunity!

  38. Kim Rayko says:

    Sooo Pretty! I can smell the flowers already!

  39. This book is gorgeous and Alpha Stamps is so generous. Thank you for the opportunity to win some goodies from AS.

  40. Susan M says:

    Your work just knocks me out … so beautiful. I’d love to have this giveaway!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  41. Marilyn H says:

    Laura’s work is stunning. And to top it off, another awesome giveaway!

  42. Jo Milano says:

    More compelling beauty from Alpha Stamps!

  43. Shana says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  44. Melanie Curtis says:

    Love the Language of Flowers book – wonderful cover and contents. Thanks!

  45. Janet says:

    I would love to have this giveaway. It is just beautiful!

  46. Rima St.John says:

    Aahh it’s the merry month of May and we all think flowers, flowers and more flowers! What a beautiful ATC book Laura(as usual)would love the opportunity to win this generous giftie. Happy May everyone.

  47. Ruth Ann Garand says:

    OH, Oh, Oh !!! I love flowers and ATC’s!! And I hand bind books too, so this is a pefect project to meld together. thank you for all the beautiful creations and ideas..

  48. I don’t think I’ve ever typed this.
    But *screaming at the top of my voice* PICK ME!
    what a really really lovely project and generous giveaway!

  49. Kathy Bumb says:

    Another beautiful creation by your most talented artist. Love it and love your store!!!

  50. Wonderful kit… this style of design!

  51. Melody B says:

    You know, the biggest problem with Alpha Stamps– Too Many Cool Ideas!! Thanks for that 🙂

  52. Lou Anne says:

    This is the most beautiful giveaway EVER! I would love to be the winner of this.

  53. Brenda Lubrant says:

    All of the most recent projects and tuitorials you have released recently are just amazing. I would love to win a prize pkg. like this and see what I could create.

  54. Beautiful giveaway!! I love it all!
    hugs Karen

  55. Kathy Childers says:

    Really pretty and inspiring

  56. Thalia Kottke says:

    So pretty, I would love to win this.

  57. angelic says:

    I love all the creations done by the design team. Thanks for the giveaway and I hope I win.

  58. Cindy says:

    Brilliant theme and as always Laura’s work is awesome (I have the honour of possessing one of her ATCs). Fantastic prize – please do include me in the draw!! Cindy

  59. Lynda Agen says:

    You have such cool products and your designers are the most creative – thanks!

  60. Amanda Miller says:

    Love the new hourglass charm!

  61. Becky says:

    I simply love Laura’s creations! This is a fabulous kit. I would love to win this:)

  62. Roberta Schinner says:

    All your giveaways are amazing, but this one is over the top! Laura C.’s work is so gorgeous and inspiring, and I do love flowers. This would be a fantastic set to win!! Thank you for your generosity!

  63. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Such a fantastic book! Love it and all your products Alpha Stamps!!

  64. Brenda Lubrant says:

    Wow, I love these little mini books. I am in the middle of making my mini book from last week’s inspiration.

  65. Theresa G. says:

    THIS is a fantastic giveaway! I love all of the little miniature things that Laura makes. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this!!!

  66. Linda says:

    Love, Love, Love your site always find the most unusal items and lots of inspiration. Thanks, Linda

  67. susan salyer says:

    oh sweet. always so taunting ..would love to win of course.
    susan s

  68. Sue Day says:

    I love the language of flowers, they say lovely things.

  69. Gail Goodrick says:

    So lovely! Thank you for providing such inspiration.

  70. Natalie Laney says:

    New to the bologna. So glad I found it, think I am addicted.

  71. Diane Douglas says:

    Hi, Another fabulous Giveaway from Alpha Stamps. I love anything to do with making miniature books. Hoping this Giveaway finds it’s way to my home.

    Thanks again Alpha Stamps!!!

    Take care,

  72. Karen Buchanan says:

    What a great giveaway! Love Laura’s book!

  73. Mariann Hoover says:

    beautiful, I’m crazy about flowers!

  74. Mariann Hoover says:

    beautiful, I’m crazy about flowers! I hope I’m the lucky one.

  75. Willow says:

    Wow what a great giveaway!!! I would love to win all that beauty!!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  76. Thryth says:

    There is just something about cobalt blue and flowers that speaks to me . . . gorgeous ATC design. Great giveaway as well! I certainly wouldn’t mind being chosen to receive all those wonderful goodies!

  77. Lisa Riel Abate says:

    Another great giveaway!

  78. Kate says:

    A flower giveaway is a great idea. Love it!

  79. lee maynard says:

    love the gold frames

  80. Jo says:

    So beautiful! What an awesome design!
    Happy Mothers’ Day Everyone!

  81. domestic diva says:

    Lovely! THanks for the chance.

  82. p boszko says:

    Whoo Hoo…thanks for the opportunity to win another great giveaway!

  83. Jackie says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  84. Dianne says:

    Thanks for the chance to be a winner!

  85. Christine N says:

    The ATC book is beautiful!!! You have such a talented DT!

  86. Electra says:

    This is so pretty, I love all the fanciful details!!

  87. Rebecca King says:

    AWESOME giveaway!!! Thanks for chance to win.

  88. Laurel Roses says:

    I am a newbie and am just amazed at what is out there for projects. This giveaway is wonderful. thank you

  89. Jan Scholl says:

    As soon as I saw this I thought of my gramma. She had these wonderful flower cards that were embossed and she kept them in her prayer book as place markers. Her friends would send them from Scotland (gramma never could afford to go back home) and my favorite was the heather one. Just looking at these, I can smell the aroma of her flowers in my head.

  90. Lori says:

    The perfect spring giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  91. Wendy Smith says:

    Would love the chance to win…so many pretty things to play with! Thanks for the offer 🙂

  92. nelda johnson says:

    I just adore Laura’s book and would love to win some supplies so I could make my own special treasure. Thanks for the chance to win!

  93. I’d love to enter!

  94. Wonderful book I’d love to make one too!

  95. would love to win me some of this!!!!!! thx for the chance!

  96. Marcie says:

    A sweet collection! Very inspirational site!

  97. Joanne Hughes says:

    I LOVE this little ATC book, I am going straight to my craft room to check out my supplies…..unless of course I win some….lol

  98. Debbie Peysen says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. I love flowers. Thank you.

    Debbie P

  99. Bj Schultz says:

    Love all things floral. Sweet little book, I need to make this.

  100. Such a lovely, romantic feel to this project!

  101. Carolyn says:

    Fabulously floral giveaway! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  102. Dawn Furie says:

    Another great giveaway! Good luck to all!

  103. Barbara Nekic says:

    I love this book. It’s really appropriate for this time of year, besides, flowers are always in style.

  104. Paula says:

    It is amazing how just looking at these beautiful little flowers and decorations can have a soothing and calming effect.

  105. Betsy Lute says:

    Not a day goes by that I don’t check this blog or the alpha stamps galleries to get inspired. The pictures of all the wonderful creations , the supplies and the overflowing joy shared on these pages keep me going. I have been going thru stash building withdrawal due to my husbands recent unemployment but creating keeps my spirits up lifted. Perhaps with a bit of luck and confidence I might even be able to help our family’s situation by creating art. Thank you for the inspiration and chance to perhaps win some wonderful treasures.

  106. Eve says:

    Thanks again- great products and great inspiration!

  107. mary beth says:

    I am always so impressed by the choices of color in your team’s work. Every time I see their work I am inspired to try a new method. Thanks for sharing.

  108. Jen R says:

    Love Laura and her tut’s. These floral items are ah-mazing!
    Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  109. What’s in a name ???
    I love it, makes people smile 🙂

  110. We need more romance in our lives. This is a stunning way to bring about more beauty and charm to ourselves and to others!

  111. Joan kolbaba says:

    I love this theme. The giveaway is fantastic. I’d love to use those products. Thanks for the chance!

  112. Kathryn says:

    What a great project this would be! I just came in from planting and repotting flowers outside. I’m ready for a flowery inside project for a rainy day.

  113. olivia hernandez says:

    Love your giveaway, wow, keep my fingers cross, thank you, Olivia 🙂

  114. Lisa M says:

    What a sweet little book! So feminine and dainty. I am very much looking forward to the challenge!

  115. Jackie says:

    love all the trinkets! again another great giveaway! count me in!

  116. Alice says:

    Leslie, you’ve out done yourself again! Awesome giveaway! I love Laura’s ATC book