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Elegant Eggs Inspired by Faberge by Laura Carson

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Update! A newer post about Laura’s Faberge Eggs is here.
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 lists for Laura’s projects on the new site: Red British Queen Egg, Blue Marie Antoinette Egg, Black & Gold Art Nouveau Egg, Regency “Hummingbird” Egg, Regency “Double Portrait” Egg, and 3D Paper Mache Egg.

Oh, my. What a lovely creation by Design Team Member Laura Carson! (And a whole series of them… see a photo below). And, thankfully, Laura has provided a video tutorial that walks us through the entire process of making these hinged paper eggs (with many embellishments). Don’t be dismayed! When you see the video you’ll see the entire process, step by step, and you’ll feel confident to make your own hinged egg! (Or take that idea of hinging an egg with a “reveal” inside and applying it to an ATC or other small collage.)

That tricky Laura: some of those embellishments on the red British Queen Egg, at far right, are not metal or Dresden (but images cut from her earlier Bejeweled Collage Sheet)! Laura explains how to add a bit of Glossy Accents to the “jewels” on the printed images to give them a bit of dimension and to catch the light like 3D jewels or rhinestones.

Laura designed TWO new collage sheets (and a set of digital downloads) so you’ll have all the pieces need to reproduce her Elegant Eggs:
Elegant Eggs Collage Sheet
Elegant Eggs Set Download
Bejeweled #2 Collage Sheet

(Psst… ALL 3 of those files AND the earlier Bejeweled Collage Sheet are On Sale! But those collage sheets are only on sale through Thursday, July 10th!)

Here’s a bit from Laura’s introduction:
About 5 years ago I was looking for different ways to add moving parts to ATCs. One of the ideas I came up with was to create an ATC that mimicked a Faberge Egg. The idea was to have an elegant front presentation that would open and reveal a treasure inside. In this tutorial I’ll cover how to make Faberge like eggs that open in various ways.

Laura also made a (truly) 3D egg (using a Paper Mache 4 Inch Easter Egg as the base) and shows it being used as a fancy container/gift package for a perfume bottle (it’s shown at the back of the group photo at left and also at right). And it also uses one of the (gorgeous!) New and On Sale! 20mm Rhinestone Flat-Back Setting as a fancy decoration/button. Those settings (and the New 25mm Clear Cabochon with Faceted Edges) are perfect for creating brooches, too.

Check out the Supply Lists (yes, that’s plural) before you head over to Laura’s blog for the full tutorial (and I’d grab a cup of coffee and plan for a relaxing few minutes)! Here are the separate lists for the supplies for each egg (moving clockwise in the group photo):
Red British Queen Egg
Blue Marie Antoinette Egg
Black & Gold Art Nouveau Egg
Regency “Hummingbird” Egg
Regency “Double Portrait” Egg
3D Paper Mache Egg

(Maybe that would make more sense in reverse… check out all the pretty eggs then pick out which one you’d like to buy supplies for.)

Changing gears: Oooh! Artwork from the Red White & Blue Ginormous Tags Swap is in the Gallery! Read more about the tag at right (by Laurie Davis) in the blog.

Hey, don’t forget to scroll down for today’s Giveaway! It includes elements from Laura’s British Queen Egg plus some related items (and some contrasting items just put On Clearance Sale)! (And the announcement of who won the last Giveaway!)

Note: last Thursday we announced a FREE Gift Kit, and that offer is still on: a Sea & Shore Gift Kit is FREE for all orders over $20! More info and a photo are below.

 Back In Stock Items  View All the New Back In Stock Items  

Brass Feathery Scroll Filigree
On Sale! And also in Today’s Giveaway!

Miniature Set of Reindeer
On Sale!

Media Mixage – Ephemera Papers One 6×6 Pad
On Sale!

Brass Oak Leaves
(also in Laura’s British Queen Egg)

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: An Eerie Tale & Potter-ish Trunks by Nichola!   

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
with the New Little Potions Collage Sheet by Nichola Battilana!

Tiny Round Bottles

New and On Sale!

Sea & Shore FREE Gift Kit

Four different scrapbook papers, an Antique Pewter Starfish Charm, and… TWO of SIX brand new, exclusive Mini Beach Collage Sheets (a mix of old and new images… retouched to coordinate with the papers in this kit)!


Hooray! A Elegant Eggs & Halloween Giveaway!

Ok… this one is a study in contrasts. In addition to all those calm, cool elements at right (from Laura’s British Queen Egg — the one in her video), I also picked out some of the Halloween-themed items just added to the Clearance Sale (see the photo below at right).

This Giveaway also includes more related items:
Bejeweled #2 Collage Sheet New and On Sale!
Brass Shell Scroll (used on Laura’s Paper Mache Egg)
Brass Feathery Scroll Filigree Back in Stock and On Sale!

To enter the Elegant Eggs & Halloween 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 (that’s Pacific Standard Time!!), MONDAY NIGHT, July 7, 2014).

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!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winners (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Sea Treasures Giveaway? That would be Holly M!

AND, who won Teri Steele’s Fireworks Theatre? That would be Mary Toriello!

Both of you, please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, July 6th, 2014

117 responses to “Elegant Eggs Inspired by Faberge by Laura Carson”

  1. Karen Crowder says:

    How “egg”citing!

  2. Emily N. says:

    Eggs and Halloween.. have to think of how to combine those!

  3. Sue S says:

    What wonderful collections! Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Carolyn Bowlby says:


  5. Lori Turner says:

    The hits just keep on coming! Hope it’s my turn to win soon!

  6. Noreen says:

    Gorgeous eggs!

  7. Darlene says:

    egg-celant giveaway hehehehee

  8. Sokat says:

    Elegant and so detailed

  9. Pat Shaw says:

    I just love these fabulous Faberge eggs from Laura. Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Lori Wilczek says:

    Beautiful! Another fabulous giveaway.

  11. Jenny S. says:

    Love this beautiful giveaway!! Thank you for doing this so often and having so many beautiful items.

  12. Amanda Miller says:

    So pretty! 🙂

  13. Lori says:

    I would love to win this. Thank you for the opportunity! I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  14. The first egg and Halloween combination I wouldn’t have to scrape off the window! Love it.

  15. Maria says:

    Fancy eggs – I’m in!

  16. Cherie says:

    Beautiful, Beautiful giveaway!

  17. Cher says:

    Another amazing giveaway!!

  18. These are very beautiful. Saw them on her blog yesterday and knew this was going to be a highlighted item. Thanks.

  19. KIM says:

    Anything Halloween I’m there.
    Great giveaway as always.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Holly Day says:

    Super beautiful!

  21. MaggieM says:

    Since I follow Laura’s blog, I had already drooled over her fabulous “eggs” and watched her tutorial…she is so talented! Hoping to win the terrific giveaway-thanks for the chance:)

  22. marge says:

    great selection…would love some dresden…..

  23. Marge McInerny says:

    The eggs and new jewels clip art are beautiful. Hope it’s my
    turn to win.

  24. Marilyn H says:

    Beautiful eggs.

  25. beautiful work, I would love to win, Pick me!!

  26. Stefanie says:

    Ooh very Faberge!! 🙂

  27. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh so very lovely! I would love to have a chance to work with those materials.

  28. Rosemary Woodruff says:

    I want the eggie things…..oh please….oh please……to die for!

  29. Karen says:

    Oh what a wonderful collection – I love it all – hoping to be lucky & selected!!!

  30. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    Thanks for always sharing such wonderful creations and for the opportunity to win your products.

  31. barbara macaskill says:

    THese eggs are amazing! WOW! Would love to have the goodies to make them! It would be really EGGSellent! I think it is my turn to see my name!

  32. Jennie says:

    Amazing eggs!

  33. Pam Weiler says:

    Beautiful! Such amazing pieces. I will have to watch the tutorial. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  34. Arlene Wheeler says:

    Luv the egg!

  35. LoriSW says:

    Another fabulous give away, thanks for being so generous! The bejeweled sheets are gorgeous, Laura.

  36. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    The eggs are just wonderful, can’t wait to start working on one, but to include Halloween, my favorite, fantastic.

  37. DianeD says:

    Gorgeous and elegant! Love them.

  38. This is an eggcellent give away, hope I win!

  39. Virginia S. says:

    I love Laura Carson’s faux Faberge eggs. I have even made one myself by just looking at how she made hers. The collage sheet would make it much easier and much more elegant.

  40. Jen R says:

    That Laura! Such a talent!

  41. Carol Slowik says:

    Eggsquisit!! Pick me please!

  42. Patti Flasch says:

    Laura Carson is always such an inspiration, and this giveaway is the best yet!

  43. Rima St.John says:

    Next best thing to a Faberge egg…..why Laura Carson’s gorgeous ‘faux’ Faberges!! Laura what ingenuity, you always continue to amaze me, gorgeous artwork. Would love to win this collection.

  44. Lorna Dufrane says:

    How elegant ! Would love to win.

  45. Wanda Pilder says:

    Love your choices!

  46. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    I love the creativity!

  47. Erica Holan says:

    I am OBSESSED with all thing Halloweenie! I love the crossover of egg themed items with vintage/victorian elegance via egg shaped pieces. Fingers crossed I win this time! Please, please, pretty please with sugar on top! 😉

  48. Linda Jut says:

    This is simply amazing….I’m drooling over this fabulous kit!!!!!

  49. Amanda Flores says:

    I’m so in love with those eggs. <3

  50. Traci says:

    WOW!! Laura is amazing as always what gorgeous creations. I will have to give this a try.

  51. Diane D. says:

    Amazing…These eggs are gorgeous and to think they are made from paper they look so 3D and dimensional. Thanks so much for another fantastic Give Away.

  52. Julie Byler says:

    I have always had a love for Faberge eggs. I visited the Queen Mary to see the jewels of the last Russian Czar a few years ago. I love these eggs. They are nearly as beautiful as the originals that inspired their creator.

  53. Deborah Cornutt says:

    I absolutely love the Elegant Egg Collection. Also, thank you for the weekly giveaways.

  54. Willow says:

    Very cool! Completly original I look constantly for new inspiration and I’ve never seen anything like this.

  55. Lynn Fox says:

    What a fascinating giveaway! Thank you!

  56. Beverly M. says:

    Love to win this!

  57. Mary Mac says:

    Gorgeous collage sheets with this great giveaway.

  58. SharonB says:

    These are truly inspired. How beautiful and detailed!!

  59. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    Just elegant and beautiful!

  60. Arminta says:

    The British Queen egg–it would be so “loverly.”

  61. Sandy says:

    Soooo beautiful, would look nice in my studio.

  62. Deb R says:

    these are gorgeous! can’t wait to be able to try a couple of these

  63. gerri h says:

    I do so love those Faberge Eggs!

  64. Gail Gill says:

    I was lucky enough to see a real Faberge Egg once. These are just as beautiful !!

  65. Jane says:

    LOVE the eggs. Simply gorgeous. What an awesome idea.

  66. DebR says:

    Adore everything Laura does and her amazing eggs are no exception! Thanks for the opportunity to win your giveaway.

  67. Laura says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  68. nancy parker says:

    these eggs are simply stunning.

  69. Lorna E. says:

    Great idea!

  70. Lana says:

    Majestic, elegant, gorgeous, beautiful….I’d love to win this gift give-away.

  71. Jo says:

    Fingers and toes crossed!!!!~

  72. Daylan says:

    Yeah–Faberge! Thank you for this opportunity.

  73. Brenda Henderson says:

    I would love this beautiful set.

  74. Michelle says:

    The beautiful royal paper PLUS Halloween? Yes please.

  75. Lina T says:

    Love Faberge!

  76. Rabbit says:

    This is more elegant than Faberge–he started with real eggs; you’re starting with just paper! I love ’em!

  77. Marty P says:

    Can’t wait to make some of Laura’s Elegant Eggs! Thanks for the tutorial!

  78. Jennifer J says:

    Wow! I am blown away by these. So cool!

  79. Janet Turner says:

    How beautiful! I would love to have this wonderful bunch of stuff.

  80. Linda Isbell says:

    I like eggs and Halloween! Please pick me for one of these!

  81. Nancy Erdman says:

    Incredible ! Can’t wait to make some of my own. Nancy

  82. Emily says:


  83. coco says:

    The project by Laura is absolutely amazing!!! Great giveaway accordingly, good luck to everyone, the winner will be very lucky! 🙂

  84. Sue H. says:

    Very chic! Thanks for the tutorial.

  85. jo says:

    Love the regal feel of this giveaway!
    Happy Sunday!

  86. Karen Mallory says:

    Gorgeous eggs! Your design team members always surprise me with their delightful creations. Another lovely giveaway too!

  87. Carmen Willis says:

    What a beautiful egg project. Very inspiring. Would love to win this giveaway!

  88. angelic says:

    Beautiful Faberge eggs; I can not wait to make my own. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  89. wow. how amazingly beautiful ! I don’t know that I could do that, But… I sure would give it a try !!!!!
    thanks so much !

  90. Kathy Bumb says:

    This is a beautiful giveaway – always love Laura Carson’s tutorials. Love your store and your fantastic collections of altered art supplies.

  91. Beth JOnes says:


  92. Jackie Barth says:

    Love those eggs – I want this!!!

  93. Sandy says:

    I’m all about Halloween!

  94. Barbara Leonard says:

    These eggs are absolutely stunning. Took my breath away.

  95. Laurie Yoder says:

    Faberge eggs and my favorite holiday, what could be better? I especially love the British queen egg and the Marie Antoinette egg and would love to make something beautiful!

  96. Ruth Hunt says:

    How beautiful! The Czarina would love these eggs. I know I do.

  97. Thalia Kottke says:

    So gorgeous. Would love to win.

  98. Kimberly says:

    What a lovely giveaway! Thanks again for the chance.

  99. Nancy S says:

    Oh, those eggs are definitely yummy!

  100. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I would love to use some of the products in this great giveaway to create something pretty my my daughter’s birthday in August.

  101. Ritva says:


  102. Absolutely stunning!!!!!!

  103. Mary-Ann says:

    Always lots of great ideas!

  104. Jackie N says:

    I adore Laura’s art and would be over the moon to win!

  105. Stacy Blow says:

    Want want want this!!! Laura is a genius!!!

  106. Amy says:

    love the eggs

  107. Cristy says:

    Lovely eggs

  108. Mary Jochems says:

    Eggs are fantastic!

  109. Roxanne says:

    How Gorgeous! I love Laura’s work! I would love to win the ‘stash’ of Queen collage and embellishments to make some Elephant eggs or pages myself! Thanks for the chance!

  110. LeAnn says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  111. Diana Bittaker says:

    This is such a lovely giveaway ! Laura’s work is soooo inspiring ! I can’t wait to see the tutorial and make one of my very own! So glad I found this site! There are very few art classes offered in my town so this is the next best thing! Thank you

  112. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Laura is incredibly creative!

  113. Sylvia L. says:

    Laura’s eggs are breathtaking-so elegant. I plan on reading the tutorial, but I’m sure mine wouldn’t look like hers.

  114. Maggie H says:

    These eggs are regal looking and beautiful. I would love to win so I could learn how to make them.