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Halloween Carnival Event and Giveaway!

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Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Laura’s project that are still available on the new site.

Outstanding! Design Team Member Laura Carson has done it again (and created a monumental project for Halloween — complete with video tutorials, challenges with fabulous prizes, and free images)!

And see that “Haunted Carousel” at right? Both it (and the “Spinning Cauldrons” and “Ride a Witches Broom” Rides) all spin!

“The Halloween Carnival has finally come to town and you are all invited. There is something for everyone but first you’ll need a ticket. Mr. Bones is working the booth tonight and he’ll be happy to help you. Once you have your ticket you’ll want to check out all the carnival has to offer; lots of games, rides and of course sweet treats to tempt you.”

Laura has designed TWELVE New! collage sheets, with all the signage, characters and props needed for the carnival’s attractions (4 collage sheets each for the rides, games, and the carnival itself). PLUS, all the images from the collage sheets are available as silhouetted PNG files sold in 3 sets. (See below for pics of 8 of the 12 collage sheets, plus here’s a link to see all of them, including the digital sets.)

And did I mention: everything needed for Laura’s Carnival (including the new collage sheets and digital sets) are On Sale! I’ve gathered everything together into a new 2013 Halloween Carnival Event Supplies section.

Psst! Photos of specific carnival booths are on each of the collage sheet pages. And here’s a repeat of the link to Laura’s Tutorial.

But wait! Before you go, look down this post to see a related Giveaway you could win to create your own version of Laura’s “Boo Bash”!


Where to begin?! We decided to start with Laura’s Boo Bash, which is adorable and includes lots of pumpkins (scattered about on paper, as 3D objects, and a stage carved into a paper mache pumpkin).

In addition to just about everything you’d need to make your own Boo Bash scene (see all the goodies Laura used), Meghan added:

Small Plastic Pumpkins On Sale!
8×8 Heavy Chipboard – Black On Sale!
Sticky Thumb Dimensional Foam

Then I decided that you might need a few more costumed animal patrons, so I included the 2 New and On Sale! Mice Collage Sheets:

Country Mice
3 Blind Mice

To enter the Boo Bash Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment (below) on this blog post by midnight, September 6, 2013 (Friday night PST). (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!

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

 Highlights of the Boo Bash Goodies  All on Sale! And all included in the Giveaway! View All

Paper Mache Pumpkin

Halloween Carnival #3 Collage Sheet

Black and Orange Halloween Braid

Sheet Moss

Posted by Leslie, September 4th, 2013

163 responses to “Halloween Carnival Event and Giveaway!”

  1. Trish Werther says:

    All sorts of Halloween goodness. Love it all!

  2. kay pierce says:

    My very favorite….halloween! Look at all this wonderfulness…hope some heads my way!!!

  3. Alice Austin says:

    I love her work!!! All the carnival images are so fun!

  4. Ritva says:

    This is a MUST HAVE, great!

  5. Maureen says:

    Laura’s creations always blow me away, but by far this is her most epic project yet.

    How I would love to win!

  6. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    As usuall she has out done herself. Not enough time to make them all, will have to pick and chose. Now which ones????
    Thanks for having all the supplies in one place

  7. Donna H. says:

    Wow! Am making my own version of Laura’s apothecary now. Would love to make the boo bash too!

  8. Rose Cavalli says:

    Favorite holiday!! LOVE IT!!!

  9. Holly Day says:

    This one looks like so much fun!

  10. Laura Murr says:

    Halloween is my favourite time of year. Making some of the fun things from Halloween Carnival is an awesome way to celebrate!

  11. Karen N says:

    What an awesome giveaway. Wow!!!

  12. Jaimie Sander says:

    This is my favorite holiday!! What a great giveaway.You guys are the best!

  13. Jody B says:

    Just amazing work! love them all!

  14. Donna Z says:

    Thank you for being so generous in offering this wonderful chance to win this “Boo Bash Giveaway” …so many ideas looking at the display.

  15. Jackie says:

    Super giveaway! Laura has done it again- her sheets are out of this world cool!

  16. Barbara Rybacki says:

    Love all your Halloween goodies! Carousel is amazing !

  17. kim says:

    How wickedly wonderful giveaway!

  18. Patti Swartz says:

    Fantastic giveaway! I wish I had 24 hrs a day just to create Halloween decor. Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

  19. Russell says:

    Can never have too many Halloween craft supplies.. NEVER!

  20. Cheryl says:

    Halloween is my favorite day, and I love these collage sheets.

  21. Debbie Emmons says:

    I can hardly wait to get started! I want to go for a ride on the carousel!

  22. Nina Owens says:

    What could be more fabulous?!?!! Combining a favorite holiday and carnival – too much fun goodness! LOVE this giveaway!

  23. Shanna says:

    Can you say fabulous. I love the look and the colors. So fun!

  24. Kris H says:

    I will be dancing by the light of the moon to win this

  25. Patricia League says:

    WOW, just love everything you do. It’s even better to have all the supplies and items you need to complete it. Now to decide on what to make. Thanks !

  26. Pat Shaw says:

    I just love every project that Laura does. I especially love the Carousel!!
    Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous giveaway.

  27. Ann C says:

    I am so excited for Halloween and this kit sums up how I feel!

  28. Joelle Platz says:

    This is phenomenal!! I am just getting around to making the apothecary projects from last year! I will never catch up. Laura is amazing.

  29. Kathy says:

    Wonderful project. And great giveaway.

  30. Maggie H says:

    Love all of Laura’s projects! This one is way cool. Just starting the apothecary project from last year. Hope to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  31. Debbie Rollier says:

    OMG! I have got to win this. Laura does such awesome creations. It will be hard to purchase them all. I am retired and living n disability and Halloween is my favorite Holiday. Thanks for the chance to win. I love it!

  32. Linda G says:

    I am wishing and hoping to win this one to make for my
    Granddaughter! We love, love, love it! Such fun. Thanks.

  33. Connie says:

    Today is my birthday, I hope I win!!! I just love Laura’s Halloween Carnival.

  34. Susan K says:

    I can hardly wait to start making my own carnival! Eerily beautiful!

  35. Amanda Miller says:

    Ready for Fall!! 🙂

  36. Rise St Arno says:

    This is my favorite time of year!

  37. Deb Neerman says:

    WoW, what a fantastic give-away! Love all the amazing items you’ve gathered … fab-BOO-lous!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Barbara Thompson says:

    Great! just great! I want it all Barb

  39. Lori Wilczek says:

    Always fabulous creations!

  40. Laura says:

    I love Laura Carson’s imagination and creations. And I love sales!
    I worked carnivals in my younger years so you know I have to make a display for my home.

  41. Karen S says:

    Well – I am getting ready for Halloween -I’ve been creating lots of fun stuff and this would be a wonderful fun giveaway to receive. Very hopeful that I will win this one!

  42. Jan Korzenaskie says:

    Oh my goodness! It’s all awesome. I will be getting these collage sheets one way or another!

    Jan 🙂

  43. Brenda Lubrant says:

    My fab favorites of Laura’s new collage sheets are the two sheets with owls. The Merry-go-Round is over the top!!

  44. Marlene says:

    What a awesome open ended project! Let’s get going!:):)

  45. Ginger Benedict says:

    I cannot wait until the project gets underway. I love Laura’s work!

  46. angelic says:

    Wow!!!! I love the craft projects that Laura makes. Thank you for the giveaway

  47. Traci says:

    Love all Laura’s creative ideas. I made the apothecary project last year and it was so much fun-can’t wait till this years. I would love to win this!!

  48. Joyce Prado says:

    I love Laura’s project! Would love to win.

  49. Lindy says:

    That is so fabulous! So much awesomeness all in one place!

  50. Karen Crowder says:

    The best kind of carnival-indoors!

  51. Cocoa says:

    OMG! The Halloween projects just keep on getting more amazing! I would love to get my hands on this prize!!!

  52. Ana Cervantes says:

    I saw the totorials and is awesome thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome goodies

  53. Carlene says:

    I’ve been waiting for this to start!!! Now I need to win the goodies 🙂 What a great way to start of the Halloween season!

  54. Lorna says:

    A thunderstorm just finished passing through when I saw this…perfect weather for contemplating a Halloween carnival. Laura’s work is gorgeous and I love all the spooky stuff you’ve pulled together, Leslie.

  55. Victoria Harris says:

    That is awesome!! I love Halloween — it has such a great color palette !!

  56. jo says:

    The Halloween Events just keep getting better and better!! This spooky carousel is awesome!! Thank you for showing it off!

  57. mary says:

    I’m so excited that this thing is starting I can’t stand it. I just finished last year’s apothecary so who knows when I’ll get started but if I won this prize package I could get going sooner. This is such a generous prize. Looking forward to Laura’s instruction.


  58. Theresa Goldman says:

    Look at all the Halloween goodies, such wonderful madness…..

  59. Edith says:

    amazing and generous as always love a chance to win

  60. Patti says:

    I am a new member to Alpha Stamps and I am so excited to have found this site! I can’t wait to try out some of these beautiful new collage sheets.


  61. Pat Houck says:

    I didn’t think you could top last year’s apothecary project but this is amazing! I’m hoping to make a few of the projects this year.

  62. Marcia Greer says:

    This is beyond cool. The imagination this took is one I envy. Kudos!!!!!

  63. Tanya says:

    Amazing, amazing, amazing! Would be so fun to win this. May take me a year to do the entire project, LOL!

  64. Nicole says:

    My granddaughter’s birthday is on Halloween. She will be 4 this year. This site is a favorite because the items they carry are of the beaten path! Simply awesome.

  65. Kathy Sorensen says:

    So spooktacular!
    I can hardly wait to start.

  66. Sieglinde says:

    I am so excited! I love Laura’s designs!! Halloween is always so much fun!!!!

  67. Linda says:

    LOVE, LOVE Halloween and LOVE give aways.

  68. Lorna Arlett says:

    great Halloween stuff! Love the project!

  69. connie w says:

    love all of the halloween stash! great giveaway,

  70. teri steele says:

    Well I’m gonna try again to win! I absolutely LOVE these sheets! It’s been a long time since I’ve been this motivated about a project. It sure took forever to get here!

  71. Ginger says:

    Love the Carnival, thanks for the giveaway!!

  72. Oh please great pumpkin, let me win!

  73. DebbieK says:

    Love Laura’s work. She is soooo talented! It would be really fun to win your awesome product give-away. Thanks for the chance.
    D Kaste at wi dot rr dot com

  74. Diane Douglas says:

    WOW! Love everything about this Giveaway! Thank you Alpha Stamps for carrying all the products that Laura is using for this fantastic Carnival Event. The woman is AMAZING and leaves me speechless for words…. Can’t wait to get started making my own Carnival.

    Take care,

  75. Pat Tillery says:

    So many boo-ti-ful items for this ghoulsihly delightful time of year! By eye of newt and ear of toad, I hope I win!

  76. Kathy Bumb says:

    Love your fantastic giveaways and wonderful supplies!

  77. kathi schaffer says:

    LOVE the new collage sheets!!!!

  78. orlie says:

    OH how I love your give away. I really love your Boo Bash. I need to make one too.

  79. Mandy says:

    I wish I could make such cool things. Thanks for the giveaways.

  80. Jo Dismukes says:

    Halloween!!! My favorite time of year!!!

  81. Tabitha Klucking says:

    I’ve been waiting for Laura’s carnival to start ALL month. Love her stuff!!

  82. Judy Ross says:

    Love this giveaway. Thanks, for the chance to win it!

  83. Brenda Henderson says:

    Fun, FUn, FUN!!!! This is wonderful. Great collage sheets and embellishments!

  84. Charlene says:

    What wonderful projects! Amazing!!

  85. Denise says:

    Love all this spooky ooky stuff and just can’t get enough of it! Yay for Laura!

  86. Lorrie Koenig says:

    What an amazing event coming…Laura is just outstanding. I look forward to her Halloween creations. Plus it will be fun to see what others create.
    And as a bonus, what a fun giveaway. THanks!

  87. Bonnie Schulte says:

    Oh wow..what a ton of spooky goodness. I love it all. Fantastic give-away!!!!!

  88. katwell321 says:

    Love, love, love – wish I didn’t have to work so I could stay home & create all day!

  89. Mitchell (@kade6767) says:

    This is Halloween, this is Halloween, everybody scream! So excited when I see new Halloween goodies!! 😉

  90. Fantastic giveaway! Can’t wait to get started on Laura’s carnival!

  91. Melody B says:

    It just astounds me how *you guys* can come up with new and cool projects SO regularly! (*sigh*, confession: I’m still working on my ‘apothecary’ from last year)

  92. Gigi Jordan says:

    This is just too much fun!!! Once again Laura has done an amazing over-the-top job delighting us with her fanciful imagination. Gigi

  93. Luanne Shoup says:

    what a fun project, hope I win.

  94. Mary Sparks says:

    Love Halloween – and the carnival rides are something I haven’t seen before!

  95. Roberta Schinner says:

    Oh my goodness, I think this is the coolest Halloween project ever!! How does Laura have the ideas and time to do all the marvelous, detailed stuff she does?! She never ceases to amaze me!! I would LOVE to win this give-away!!

  96. April Dudko says:

    Laura just keeps right amazing me! I hope to make some of these, and, of course, I’d love to win!

  97. Phyllis B. says:

    I love all of Laura’s and everything Alpha Stamps!

  98. ann says:

    WOW amazing !!! I am totally speechless so much wonderful creativity and yes I would love to win.

  99. Beth W says:

    Oh my goodness. I don’t think anything could make me happier than winning all this incredible Halloween goodness. You guys have the best stuff!

  100. Susanne says:

    Unbelievable! Laura, your moving carousel is brilliant! And those carnival characters … whew! … odd and eerie and wonderful!

    Thanks to Alpha Stamps for sharing and offering so much great stuff to emulate Laura’s works!

  101. Sara Tanner says:

    Never have I seen a more wonder display of Halloween goodness. Both sets on the Halloween games sheets and the carnival rides sheets are to DIE for. I so want to win this, It’s just incredible!

  102. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    oh…such frightful stuff…can’t wait to build some of it….

  103. Laura Kloth says:

    this is so cute! I love it! good luck to all!

  104. Marilyn H. says:

    Laura is absolutely amazing.

  105. Tracey says:

    Love Laura’s creations! I look forward to them and she has really outdone herself with the Carnival!

  106. Sylvia L. says:

    I look forward every week to seeing the theme of the giveaway; the carnival theme is fun!

  107. Janet Turner says:

    This looks like so much fun!

  108. elizabeth duke says:

    oh my gosh..your Halloweeny things are fab!!!
    hope i get picked!!

  109. Katherine Filby says:

    I am so excited to get started. The carnival is fantastic. The collage sheet have amazing items on them.

    Laura is an amazing talent and you are lucky to have her on your design team.

  110. I’s love to win this one!

  111. Diane Boom says:

    Eek I just love a good Halloween give away! Can’t wait to start the carnival.

  112. Karen Buchanan says:

    So excited for the Halloween Carnival! Thank you for the chance to win some goodies!

  113. Cindy Fitch says:

    Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls OH MY! I can’t wait for this Carnival. Great job Laura

  114. Debi says:

    Wow! Laura’s got some skills!

  115. Lisa Mills says:

    I’m sooo excited!! Count me in please!!

  116. Jeanne Kelly says:

    So exciting! I just love Halloween…pick kme!

  117. Linda K says:

    WOW, how cool is this??? Congrats Laura!

  118. Kay(Texfolkart) says:

    Wow! This carnival is just where I want to be on Halloween!!! Love all the goodies! Halloween is my favorite so I NEEDthese!!!! Please pick me!

  119. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    Love it all. Thank you

  120. I just love the selection that is being offered. Its perfect for the season

  121. Maggie H says:

    Boo Bash looks adorable! Who can’t love the country mice digi sheets. Laura has a wonderful imagination! Thanks for this giveaway too Alpha Stamps.

  122. shartl says:

    Wow, LOVE these images! Great halloween project.

  123. karenladd says:

    Halloween Carnival theme….what genius!! I just love the collage sheets, especially the owls and dogs! Thanks for the chance to win goodies!

  124. Carol Slowik says:

    Laura Carson for president!! Love it!

  125. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh oh oh, I so like these materials.I would love to get to create with this batch.

  126. Catherine Warner says:

    I love the Halloween materials you have… I follow your site all the time.

  127. Loretta says:

    Wonderful stuff. I finally broke down and bought a lot of digital stuff. You make it impossible not to!

  128. Vickie says:

    My favorite holiday and so many fantastic inspiring projects. Love the Ferris wheel (have Tinker Toys 😉 Can never have too many pumpkins, ever!
    Fabulous selections!

  129. stampnk says:

    Wow, this giveaway is awesome. I love all the great Halloween papers and embellishments and would really have fun with them. Thanks for the chance to win!

  130. Patricia Molnar (artjunkie2) says:

    Wow! Amazing project!! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, I love the colors and it’s so much fun! The Haunted Carousel would certainly be the show centerpeice!!! Fabulous giveaway!!

  131. Vic says:

    I’ve already starting making things for the carnival! Can’t wait to start! So many adorable and spooky things to play with!

  132. Miss Iowa says:

    I’m totally digging everything spooky this year. And September 6 is my brother’s birthday. Maybe that will bring me some luck. haha!

  133. Rabbit says:

    Love this carnival! I did all the apothecary last year; I may have to try a few this year, too. Would love to win some of these goodies!

  134. Rae Higgins says:

    Loving the new Halloween goodies!

  135. Marita Kovalik says:

    HALLOWEEN!!!! So exciting and such wonderful goodies! I would love using all these wonderful morsels in new BOO projects. Thank you for entering me in this amazing giveaway!

  136. Missy says:

    Laura is Amazing!!! I can’t wait to dig into this project.

  137. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Oooh! Must have for upcoming postcard swap!

  138. Gigi says:

    This is a altering in it’s finest. I look forward to playing along and creating a terrific display to celebrate Halloween!

  139. Croms says:

    I just adore this project and the project sheets and all the bits and bobs are just to die for. I must find time to play. x

  140. Ronda Liebert says:

    What an awesome giveaway. I would love to work with these goodies.

  141. cathynorton says:

    I love Halloween and this is a great giveaway.

  142. Diana Kelly says:

    Thank you again for the great giveaway. This looks to be quite spooky.

  143. I looove Halloween and this is a great Giveaway !!!

  144. Cathy Peper says:

    Laura is amazing. What an awesome project.

  145. Carolyn says:

    Wow so much love for Laura’s amazing art! Thanks for the chance to win.

  146. Barb Johnson says:

    A great giveaway for a great day. Halloween ranks up there very high in my book.

  147. Tracy St. Germain says:

    Halloween is everyday for me!! Lots of fun stuff!!!!

  148. Suzanne Poulos says:

    Halloween is where my heart resides. It’s wonderful to see others celebrate with such zeal! Thank you for creating inspired projects & for offering this very cool giveaway.

  149. Laurie says:

    Thank you Alpha Stamps for the great giveaway opportunity. Laura’s attention to detail is amazing.

  150. Sheila Lundquist says:

    You make Halloween exciting!

  151. Sue Brown says:

    I am so excited! I have been waiting (not so patiently) to see what Laura dreamed up this year. I had so much fun with her challenge last year. She is so talented! I can’t wait to try some of these great projects. I appreciate you doing such a huge giveaway with all these goodies.

  152. Jennifer Brockob says:

    Would love to make a really awesome Halloween decoration this year! I wish that I was as talented as Laura!

  153. Michelle R says:

    Wish I could buy everything on this page! I love decorating for Halloween!

  154. carole joppe says:

    Oh how fab! Haloweenie Spookie Skellie Carnival! LOVE IT!

  155. Sylvia King says:

    I love your website and Halloween my favorite holiday!!! I make Steampunk and refurbished jewelry so I love your charms and filigrees and the collage sheets for steampunk are great for putting under a clear cabochon and adding gears etc to make a righteous pendant, I have sold over 30 necklaces using many items from your store. Love it, anything halloweeny is right up my alley!

  156. Marcia Kaiser says:

    Halloween is my favorite! I love your web-
    site and look at it almost everyday. Thanks
    for all the great ideas wonderful stuff!!!

  157. Lori says:

    Love the Halloween goodies!!! I look forward to your newsletters and inspiration, thanks!

  158. Laura’s Boo Bash is wonderful! Laura has done a bootiful job as well as Alphastamps! Maybe I will win all the hollow eve craft supplies. I can share them with my daughter, who teaches elementary school. She will love to create some crafts too.

  159. Kathy Lawrence says:

    Love all the Halloween goodies in the alphastamp giveaway! I m excited about this Halloween project, cant wait to start on it! I love Alphastamps!!

  160. Mary Carbone says:

    Okay ladies, if you can’t stir with the big girls, then stay away from the cauldrons…I’m totally dizzy over everything at Alpha Stamps. WOW, what a potion of fun, and beautiful art – If you are reading this you are blissfully unaware of what is creeping up behind you! I’ll kiss a toad to win this carnival!

  161. Debra Gibson says:

    I would love to win this prize! I never have so it’s my turn to win an Alpha Stamp Give Away!!LOL !!

  162. Gina Goodling says:

    A bounty of “Bootiful” ideas to get artzy with! Count me in win!
    Gina Goodling

  163. Victoria Donchi says:

    Love Alpha Stamps and all these creative ideas. Wish I had a million dollars so I could buy all your goodies. These giveaways are a great idea and how lucky are the winners! I Think we are all winners by finding your website!