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Parfumerie Diorama, Tutorial, New Collage Sheets – and Giveaway!

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Here I go once again trying to find amazing words to describe Laura Carson’s newest creation. Seriously though — you have heard the words all before so how many different ways can I say that a creation by Laura Carson is beautiful, stunning, amazing, gorgeous, ingenious, and of course, jaw-dropping without making you roll your eyes?

So let’s just get to it shall we? Hmmmm? Check out this incredible Parfumerie Diorama! Hey, there’s a word I don’t think I’ve used before! Anyways — take a good look at it after you have caught your breath!

Being a perfumista myself I am in over-the-top in love with the Parfumerie Diorama. I can just imagine my perfumed creations inside some of these little bottles from times past; being displayed under a crystal chandelier, twinkling, catching the light with people asking to sample them from their glass cases while dressed in their best clothes, then demanding to buy the exquisite perfume blends created by the mysterious Bella … oh but I digress!

Once again Laura has not only created a tutorial for you to follow along so that you can make your very own Parfumerie Diorama, but she has also created New! Parfumerie Collage Sheets and New! Antique Frames Download Set for this project! Seriously. WHEN does this woman ever sleep?

I love the little windows that Laura created that you can peer into each with bottles displayed in. I refuse to give away any secrets on exactly how she made the windows, with awnings over each one. (Insert my blank stare here.) However! I will tell you that Laura used the Chipboard Embellishments – Fancy Foliage as architectural enhancements for the side panel!

As always, Laura’s attention to detail is superb, right down to the New! Paper Mache Mini Flower pot full of cute little flowers and how the Parfumerie Diorama lights up with LED Tea Lights. Details, oh-so many more details to be found in the tutorial! Can you imagine using this gorgeous diorama as part of your holiday decorations? I could!


Hey, it’s the 4th of July! Not only is there a New! The Fourth of July Collage Sheet, and a 4th of July Gift Kit (free for all orders over $25!) but there’s also a 4th of July Giveaway!

For the Giveaway package, I started with one of the 4th of July Gift Kits, added a few of the On Sale! Beach Collage Sheets (remember… that whole section is on sale), some shells, and some swirly die-cut chipboard.

Here’s the extra goodies I included (and you can also click on that photo at right to see more details):
New! The Fourth of July Collage Sheet
The Deep Blue Sea Collage Sheet
Beach Cabana Collage Sheet
Beach Babes Collage Sheet
20mm White Spiral Shell Beads
Fleur and Swirl Chipboard Set

To enter the 4th of July Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by midnight, July 6, 2013 (Saturday night PST — I’m giving the deadline an extra day because of the holiday weekend here in the US). (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!

Posted by MizBella, July 4th, 2013

141 responses to “Parfumerie Diorama, Tutorial, New Collage Sheets – and Giveaway!”

  1. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh nice, I can think of so many great projects to make with those materials.

  2. Jennifer says:

    What an incredible diorama! Happy July 4th!

  3. Holly Day says:

    So many fun things to play with in here! Awesome kit!

  4. Trish Werther says:

    The detail in that diorama is amazing! Happy 4th Alpha Stamps!

  5. Thanks to a member of your Design Team, I placed my first order this past week. I have enjoyed viewing the blog and the numerous projects waiting for me. Winning a prize would be icing on the cake.

  6. Mary Mac says:

    Love the beach papers for this giveaway. Jaw-dropping is the perfect word for Laura’s beautiful piece.

  7. Holly M says:

    Laura’s creations are magnificent, and this is one of her best. Thanks for the give away, too.

  8. Cathy Peper says:

    The perfume diorama is amazing. The 4th of July kit looks fun.

  9. Sheila Lundquist says:

    Amazing! It looks challenging and fun.

  10. Kris Martinez says:

    The Parfumerie is incredible! What a challenge! Thanks for another great giveaway.

  11. Jo Ellen says:

    Wow! what a fun kit!!! Would love to make some wonderful fourth of July ATC’s….and I love the diorama!!!! wow!

  12. michele s says:

    Oh fun fun fun! Thanks for the chance for these goodies! Xo

  13. Kris Gruben says:

    Happy 4th! Love this giveaway! What great ideas!

  14. Lynn Fox says:

    A blast of a giveaway for our 4th of July! Have a great 4th, Alpha Stamps and thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Karen N says:

    WooHoo, What a way to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Happy 4th of July everyone. May your hotdogs be juicy, the beer cold, and the fireworks dazzling!!

  16. Sharon Bolmey says:

    Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!!

  17. Amanda Miller says:

    Great ideas! 🙂

  18. Carrie says:

    Laura always makes the most amazing things! So excited to see the tutorial on this. And then a giveaway as well? Heavenly!

  19. Connie says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Judy Ross says:

    Beautiful job! Happy Fourth!!

  21. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Woohoo! This looks like a great kit! I really yen joy your newsletters. N hey are loaded with so much eye candy and inspiration! Thank you!

  22. Patti Flasch says:

    WOW! Laura is an amazing artist! And thanks to Alpha Stamps for always inspiring a “wanna be”!!

  23. kim says:

    Love the newsletter added bonus the drawings. Spreading the word, sending fellow crafters here.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Happy 4th!

  24. marybeth i says:

    diorama is inspirational as are these fun collage sheets!

  25. Theresa G. says:

    This is an amazing curio….I LOVE it!! The tutorial is excellent, too!!!! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Rae says:

    AMAZING project! THanks for the chance to win!

  27. Lisa Riel Abate says:

    Beautiful Kit! A creative way to celebrate the 4th!

  28. Janet Farina says:

    Yippee, it’s summer time and what a great way to celebrate! I’m ready .

  29. carol says:

    More inspiration – have to find the time o play

  30. Pat Shaw says:

    I just love the new diorama by Laura! Thanks for the chance to win the beach collage sheets.

  31. Lynn says:

    Comment – I never win anything!

  32. Debra Gibson says:

    I would so love to win this give away !I love mermaids! I just finished a swap! where the theme was fantasy and I chose mermaids ! This would be so awesome to win ! And I love the tutorial ! Would love to make that for myself.

  33. debbi george says:

    What a great BIG 4th of July give-a-way! Thanks for the chance!

  34. Traci says:

    Yeah, I get that-no words for the awesome projects Laura designs she is truly awe inspiring. Sure wish I had her creativity. You have the best designers and products-thanks for all the giveaways even though I never win it is fun to try.

  35. Wendy Williams says:

    Wow this is wonderful, when I win, this will help me get up to date in the crafting world

  36. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love all your fantastic tutorials, and the great supplies you have in your store.

  37. Susan Kinney says:

    I love three dimensional projects! This one is fabulous!

  38. Linda Bell says:

    What a great challenge.Thank you and happy 4th.

  39. Always love it all and please throw my name into the hat. We are all winners though, getting to see and learn from here. xoxo Good luck to all.

  40. Deanne Crim says:

    I am SO LOVING Laura Carson & her EXTRAORDINARY creations…and la La LOVING Alpha Stamps new products!! Now could you just come up with some extra storage space in my closet?!! Lol

  41. Lori says:

    Gorgeous diorama! Awesome give a way, would go great with the July Kit!

  42. Joni says:

    Love making a fantasy become real. Thanks for all the inspiration! Pick-me. Pick me. Happy 4th!

  43. Gigi Jordan says:

    Another fun, fun, fun giveaway! Thanks for making the 4th of July holiday a real blast! Gigi

  44. katie west says:

    And I thought her mermaid’s castle was the best thing ever…I’m in awe and a little intimidated by her genius.

  45. teri steele says:

    This would e a great addition to my patriotic shadow box I am in the process of working on right now

  46. Marilyn H. says:

    Awesome giveaway. And Laura just continues to amaze.

  47. Chris Steller says:

    LOVE how creative you are! Always amazes & inspires me!!! Happy 4th!

  48. Cocoa says:

    Your giveaways are always fantastic, and Laura’s artistic creations are out of this world!!! Happy 4th!

  49. I love the diorama! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  50. Laure Janus says:

    Such a fun giveaway, thanks for the chance to win!

  51. Kim Reed says:

    Oh my gosh!…that diorama has got to be the most creative thing that I have seen in quite some time.

  52. That perfume diorama is just amazing.

  53. Debbie Lynch says:

    Oooo I love beachy things, Of Course I’m in for a chance.

  54. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    I couldn’t believe my eyes! Beyond creative!

  55. Jen R says:

    Wow, I love all of Laura’s art but this is probably one of my favorites! Eye candy and a chance to win cool things???? I’m IN!

  56. Kathy Cooksey says:

    So very pretty!

  57. The inspiration piece is amazing and the give-away is fantastic. Thanks

  58. Ana says:

    I placed my first order in the past few weeks, and today I placed a new one. I have enjoyed viewing your site and newsletters. I cannot wait to start my projects. Winning a prize would be the icing on the cake.

  59. Patricia Molnar says:

    Wow!! I am new to your website/ blog and i am loving it!! The designs are awesome and the products are amazing!! Getting my order ready!! Thanks for the chance to win such a fabulous prize!!!

  60. angiesuez says:

    thanx for another chance to win!!!

  61. Peggy Oliver says:

    These are amazing items!

  62. Kay Mitchell says:

    LOVE the beach goodies – living in FLorida is hard to find! Thanks for having them.

  63. Jane T says:

    I would definitely love to win this giveaway. Have lots of projects flying through my head using these yummy tidbits. Thanks for the giveaway.

  64. Rima St.John says:

    Laura’s talent once again is splendiferous…..gorgeous parfumerie diorama. Thank you for the opportunity to win this kit. Happy Independence Day everyone.

  65. Katrina Jarman says:

    I love getting your posts. They always brighten my day and let me see wonderful ideas. Wish I could have EVERYTHING!

  66. Leslie Hanson says:

    How fun! Happy 4th!

  67. Connie Minnich says:

    Winning your fabulous Fourth of July Giveaway would be better than actually being at the beach today. Thanks for giving someone the chance to win it.

  68. Lululiz says:

    Laura has once again created an amazing diarama, she is just brilliant.
    Of course I would love to win the giveaway, you included some awesome stuff.
    Happy 4th July!

  69. Barbara Grandon says:

    I love Summer and especially love give aways! Happy and safe fourth to everyone!

  70. Theresa Goldman says:

    Love everything Laura creates and she’s done it again. Wow, great work. Thanks for sharing and giving away, Leslie.

  71. Vee Grant says:

    Once again I’m blown away at the detail and talent in these displays. Can think of all sorts of ways to use this giveaway. Happy Fourth to everyone!

  72. Mandy says:

    I have much to learn still…your products keep inspiring me.

  73. Linda Ellis says:

    Hello! I have used your lovely creations for a long time! It’s my birthday next week, so I would be doubly appreciative to win! Linda E.

  74. Edith says:

    best wishes for a joyful 4th of july
    amazing artwork and giveaway

  75. Rose Cavalli says:

    Another great giveaway! Thanks.

  76. Maggie M says:

    Fantastic! As always, please enter me in your fab giveaway! Happy 4th!!

  77. Melanie says:

    What a great summer giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  78. tara says:

    beautiful to look at and be inspired by…

  79. Linda Polaretzki says:

    Love the 4th of July stuff and thanks for the chance to win

  80. Diane Douglas says:

    Fantastic!! What a beautiful piece Laura created. Thank you again Alpha Stamps for another great Giveaway.

    Take care,

  81. kimber says:

    Happy 4th of July! Now back to the tutorials…love your stuff!!!

  82. Jenny says:

    OH MY GOODNESS!! That Parfumerie Diorama is incredible that looks like a vintage 1950’s chandelier earring that’s used for the chandelier. Awesome job!

  83. Margaret A says:

    C’est magnifique! Love the chandelier. Thanks for the change to win. Jut received my first order recently & am very please. Again, Thanks & Happy 4th to everybody!

  84. Linda Knox says:

    WOWEEEE, what a gorgeous, creative work of art. I just found your site and joined but have not yet participated so would love to win this to get me started in great fashion. Thanks for the opportunity.

  85. Dewanna Raite says:

    I love this giveaway!!

  86. Maripat says:

    What an amazing project from Laura. Happy 4th to all and appreciate the chance to win some phenomenal goodies!

  87. Diann Denson says:

    Laura that is wonderful. Thanks for sharing and being so creative for our inspiration. Thanks for the giveaway and happy 4th everyone

  88. Jennie says:

    Brilliant work Laura! And thank you for the chance at a lovely giveaway Alpha Stamps!

  89. Deborah Haught says:

    Thank you for the chance to win such lovely things. Laura’s Parfumerie is amazing…I wish I could oggle it in person.

  90. Terry McMullen says:

    What a great kit!! Would love to create with it. Happy 4th!!!


  91. Wonderful giveaway and Laura’s creation is amazing. She has such talent!!!
    hugs Karen

  92. Diana Kelly says:

    Another great giveaway! What could be better than that! Thank you for a chance to win!

  93. Val Sparkle says:

    The parfumeria is so lovely – I’d love to be able to walk inside it! I have an idea to do a beach house, so if I win the collage sheets I’ll be on my way.

    Happy Fourth of July!!

  94. karenladd says:

    Wow, love the combo of patriotic and beachy elements in the giveaway! And that amazing project by Laura just has me in total awe!! SO beautiful!

  95. Linda R says:

    Would love to see what my creative side can do with this giveaway.

  96. Lorna Dufrane says:

    Loving it all!!!
    Happy 4th

  97. Love it! And happy birthday to our wonderful country!

  98. Dianne says:

    Please count me in on the give away, it looks like a lot of fun

  99. Susanne says:

    This makes me wish I could drink a little of Alice’s elixir and shrink down for a walk through Laura’s shop!

    And that chandelier! Magnificent!

  100. Janet Turner says:

    It would be so fun to have all that great loot to play with!

  101. Michele Kaplan says:

    Is there anything Laura can’t do???? Please enter me and thank you!

  102. Lori says:

    I adore this giveaway and would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity! Keeping my fingers crossed.

  103. Shari Peters says:

    Love the great goodies in this giveaway. Please enter my name for a chance to win! Thanks.

  104. Nancy Penir says:

    This is an amazing diorama, couldn’t stop studying each carefully place detail. Would love to win these products!

  105. Nancy Rothbauer says:

    Inspirational….living on an island, love love love the beachy themed items. Time to start a new project.

  106. Shelley Wolfe says:

    fabulous items for a fun summer project!

  107. Pam P says:

    Go 108!!!

  108. Those beach theme craft goodies would be nice to win! My club is having a beach theme luncheon next year. I am in charge of the make and takes. We are making beach theme table favors .If I win the beach craft supplies I could show the club a sample of my work! Good luck everyone!

  109. Kathy Cabble says:

    Just too cool! I love your stuff!

  110. cathyn says:

    WOW what a great kit. Very Summer-ie.

  111. Bonnie Moench says:

    Always hoping that my name will be drawn….I have my fingers crossed

  112. Lisa Mills says:

    Laura’s creation always seem to amaze me. She has some serious talent going on!!
    Count me in for the 4th of July giveaway!

  113. Lou Anne says:

    The tutorial is fabulous! I love the fantastic giveaway too! I’m not ashamed to say I hope I win.

  114. Jo says:

    So pretty! I love the mermaids! Happy July 4th everyone! Thanks for the giveaway!

  115. Ronda Liebert says:

    Awesome project – love all the little bottles and details. Hope I win the giveaway!

  116. Carolyn says:

    Yet another fabulous giveaway! Thank you!

  117. So inspiring! What a great project, with so many details there’s something to look at from every angle.

  118. Shanna says:

    Fabulous and fun giveaway!

  119. Pam Weiler says:

    Very cool giveaway. Great to make many summer projects. Thank you.

  120. Monica Dase says:

    Love the theme and would be thrilled to win! 🙂

  121. So many amazing projects come to mind, I love “everything” about this & all of your lovely products.So much inspiration, & Thank You for a chance at your generous give~away!

  122. chark says:

    Wow, wow, wow! love the project!! Thanks for the chance for the giveaway too!

  123. Debi says:

    Wow! The Parfumerie is outstanding! The beach theme is one of my favorites and the kit would be so fun to create with.

  124. Maryanne says:

    I absolutely love Laura’s work. Each piece is more amazing than the last! Just gorgeous!

  125. Sheila says:

    Re-mark-able!!! Such creative people your work with!

  126. Ruth Ann Garand says:

    Our fourth was rainy and stormy, What a nice way to brighten up my craft room .

  127. J L Dee says:

    I love the creative use of so many materials to make the diorama. The directions are quite comprehensive, and I’m sure I will be inspired to try at least a little bit of the project (Maybe a freestanding window diorama kiosk).

  128. Barbara Kurpiewski says:

    Just wanted to say, wow, OMG. Love it all! Now, do you sell a kit that have the things you need to make it. It is such a work of art. It is so gorgeous! Please ,Please let me know how I can get the kit. Thank you so much and Laura,you are my girl!

  129. Kathy M says:

    Amazing! What a beautiful piece! I’ve been working on my own fairy house, and this has given me so many ideas, so thanks so much! Just found you guys through pinterest, and just love your innovations!

  130. Rabbit says:

    Love love love Laura’s work and I could really really use some patriotic themed stuff to make things for next year!

  131. Helen says:

    What a fun giveaway! I didn’t see it until today. Thanks for a chance to enter!

  132. Colleen D says:

    This is an amazing give-away. Thank you for the opportunity to win. I heard about this through FB.

  133. Sharon Marie Lawson says:

    Thanks for the inspiration and the great supplies you offer. LOVE them!

  134. Rise' says:

    I am moving this July, so I will finally have a studio. I would love for this to be my first project!

  135. Wendy Smith says:

    What an amazing diorama, stunning. I love the beads. Just so amazing, the talent of some people. Thanks for the chance to win, what better way to celebrate than playing with beach themed goods!

  136. Diana VanGorden says:

    This giveaway is the epitome of Summertime fun!

  137. So beautiful!! Love your store and your Give A Ways!!


  138. cindy burns says:

    the diorama is beautiful the details and the time it took to create is impressive. The giveaway kit is lovely also I would love the beach images to go with mermaid stamps I have for a Down to the Sea book I am planning.

  139. Jackie says:

    Looooove this giveaway! As always- AS you rock!

  140. ronda says:

    golly I hope Im not too late to enter the give away