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4 Bee-Themed Projects by Laura Carson (And a Bee-Themed Giveaway!)

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Oh that Laura Carson. Churning projects suitable for gift-giving out faster than our much-needed bees are disappearing. Laura used the creatures as inspiration for four projects and 2 new collage sheets! (Psst: both of Laura’s new collage sheets are On Sale!, but only through this Sunday night, August 3rd.)

The projects include TWO different Domino Books, an Accordion Folded Book in a Box and a set of Coasters. Of course there are tutorials for each project — you will love how easy they are and how helpful Laura’s collage sheets are in making each project.

The Bees Collage Sheet has a colorful bee theme, with medallions and faux postage filling this sheet. The medallions make great labels for bottles, jar lids and on coasters. The faux postage can be used as ephemera on your artwork, journaling, tags or to jazz up envelopes.

Birds and Bees Collage Sheet — wow there is a ton of possibilities with this one and it was used to make the Domino Books and the Accordion Fold Out Book in a Box. This sheet is loaded with bird- and bee-themed art. Included are 12 small panels are sized to fit on a 1″ x 2″ domino and a long panel that can be accordion folded to fit inside two 1″ x 2″ dominoes like a book. There are also ATC sized collage images and extra birds and flowers. I think the smaller images would also make for some cute little tag work, don’t you?

I love the Domino Books! One has pages that fold out accordion style, and the other one is hinged and opens up like a book. Speaking of adorable, take a look at the Masonite Bee Cut-Outs that Laura put on one of the 3 Inch White Cube Boxes (that houses the fold out accordion book shown at left). You’ll be following Laura’s easy steps to create painted bees and attaching them to just about everything, including these cute little boxes. I just know it!

The Heirloom 6×6 Paper Pad goes along great with Laura’s collage sheets so be sure to grab one before they’re gone. You can find more fabulous pictures and the step-by-step tutorial for each project on Laura’s blog.

And here are the supply lists for each project:
Accordion Fold Domino Book
Hinged Domino Book (To Bee or Not to Bee… Queen)
Accordion Fold Book in a Box
Bee Coasters.

But before you run off to Laura’s blog, TODAY (July 31st, 2014) is the final day of the Christmas in July Sale! Plus, don’t forget to come back to learn more about that BEE-themed FREE collage sheet shown at right, and to enter today’s Blue & Gold & Bees Giveaway (that includes a ton of the items Laura used in her bee projects… and new items put on clearance sale).

Ohhhh silly me. I forgot to mention that Laura is giving away each of the Domino Books that she made. It’s true so make sure you buzz your honey-hiney on over and pay her a visit to find out how you can win one of them!


Hooray! A Blue & Gold & Bees Giveaway!

In addition to these goodies from Laura’s Accordion Fold Domino Book (that’s a link to the supply list for pics and links to all of these items):
– 2 Small Leaves with Loop
– 3 Connected Brass Leaves
– Bees Collage Sheet
– Birds & Bees Collage Sheet
– Brass Branch with 6 Leaves
– Dominoes – Full Size
– Florentine Brass Leaves
– Mini Floral Dresden Borders – Gold
– Raw Brass Rose Leaves
– Seam Binding – Spring Colors – Bright Turquoise
– Tiny Paper Roses – Creamy Yellow

AND these goodies from Laura’s Hinged Domino Book:
– Large Brass Crown
– Small Gold Hinges
– Small Looped Bead Caps – Gold
– Victorian Drop or Handle – Raw Brass

AND these from Laura’s Accordion Fold Book in a Box:
– 3 Inch White Cube Boxes
– Wooden Knobs

AND FOUR new Clearance Sale items:
– Amber Gypsy Bead Mix in Bottle
– Small Blue Paper Roses
– Mini Vintage Scrap Sheet
– Large Glass Trumpet Flowers (Actually 6 items, as I grabbed a lot of colors! See the photo at bottom right)

I’ve added the new Bee Banners FREE Collage Sheet!

AND a Woodcut Beehive Rubber Stamp!

To enter the Blue & Gold & Bees 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, FRIDAY, August 1, 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 winner (via So make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Sunday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Sky High Circus Giveaway? That would be cathrine bolin! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by MizBella, July 31st, 2014

171 responses to “4 Bee-Themed Projects by Laura Carson (And a Bee-Themed Giveaway!)”

  1. Patti G says:

    Love the bee papers and charms.

  2. Kathleen Jones says:

    I want to be the queen bee!

  3. HeideC says:

    Oh my goodness, I’m in Awe! I love Bees!

  4. Oooh, love bees and I’d love to win this giveaway!

  5. Holly Day says:

    Amazing! So many summer-themed projects one could make out of this stuff!

  6. Gail Gill says:

    Laura is such a gifted artist and the world’s best teacher. I love that her videos include ‘what not to do’ comments (to which I am eternally grateful). Thanks for the opportunity to win this great prize package.

  7. Laura Lomax says:

    This has to be my favorite beeutiful!

  8. Kathy McGee says:

    To Bee or Not to Bee the winner, that is the question. And the answer is: I want to BEE the winner. I just love it!

  9. Gail Klein says:

    Wow! This is such “bee-utiful” give-away! I love it and will be keeping my fingers crossed!! Thanks for the chance!

  10. Lori Turner says:

    I’m buzzing about this giveaway! Love, love, love it!

  11. Cherie says:

    Bees are the best!

  12. barbara macaskill says:

    This would Bee the best one to win! Hope it doesn’t stir up a hornet’s nest! I thought it WASP a great giveaway as soon as I saw it!! Fingers crossed!

  13. Ruthanne Crean says:

    I would LOVE to win this honey of a give away that would make me feel like a Queen Bee!

  14. ginny over says:

    I love everything bees!

  15. Tami Roth says:

    Amazing projects and so adorable-would love to win this give-away!!!

  16. Michelle says:

    What a great giveaway for summer…WE LOVE BEES!!

  17. Jennie says:

    Stunning creations from Laura and an adorable giveaway!

  18. LynneW says:

    I used your Halloween hutch to create a queen bee costume theme. This kit would take some of those ideas even farther!! Exciting!

  19. Surelyne Lee says:

    What an awesome collection! There’ll be a lot of buzz around the beautiful art that I can create with this!!

  20. Jamie says:

    Love the bees!

  21. Virginia Smith says:

    I love this bee theme! Thank you for the chance to win this awesome give-a-way!

  22. This is very timely and a wonderful project for me. I encouraged my husband to start beekeeping and we have our own hive now. We’re doing our part to help increase the honey bee population. I’ll be getting this.

  23. Kathy Anderson says:

    I’m buzzing with anticipation and hope I’m so lucky to win this beeautiful giveaway!!!!

  24. Lynn Fox says:

    This is a fabulous, bee-utiful collection I’m all a-buzz about! Thank you for the chance to win it!

  25. marla b says:

    Let it bee me!

  26. Miss Iowa says:

    These are the only kinds of bees I like! Hope I win.

  27. Patti Flasch says:

    I have never seen domino books before! Now I have more projects to make…thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Jane Clelland says:

    I love bees, this collection is so beautiful I would love to win it!

  29. Kathy h says:


  30. Lindy says:

    Love the new bee designs!!!!!!!!

  31. marge says:

    Dang, bee-ing an encaustic artist this selection is the bees-knees……would love to win…if not… just gonna buy….

  32. Sandy says:

    What fun! Pick me pleeeeze!

  33. Deborah says:

    Love this project! My husband is a bee keeper and this project is the perfect addition to the business!!
    Mahalo from paradise

  34. Kim B says:

    Love all the bees. Hope i’m lucky this time!

  35. Barbara Nekic says:

    I really love this project. My kids all call me BeBe so it is really appropriate!

  36. Excellent! as always…

  37. Karen says:

    I love this project collection – Hope I will “bee” the one selected.

  38. DebR says:

    More wonderful projects from Laura, they are the bees knees!

  39. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    Wow! What a great giveaway. The bees are great…..hope to win this time!!!

  40. angelic says:

    Great projects! Love the bee collection.

  41. Gloria Stafford says:

    What fun!

  42. April says:

    Meeeeee. I loves beeeees

  43. melody says:

    I would *bee* delighted with these!

  44. Ann C. says:

    I LOVE Bees!! Great Giveaway!

  45. Love your stuff I would love to win

  46. Traci says:

    I soooo want this I am definitely buying the collage sheets-I love the bee theme and Laura is amazing as always-wish I had her imagination.

  47. Love the bees!! I want.

  48. Emily N. says:

    I love everything bee!

  49. Elena Vigil-Farinas says:

    I have been following Laura’s work for years and am the proud owner of some of her work from swaps we have participated in. As always this project is gorgeous! I have never done a domino book but am all over it now!! Thanks (again) for the inspiration laura!

  50. DianeD says:

    Love, love anything about bees! And Laura is amazing! The giveaway is fantastic.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win. Now I need to run back and place an order!

  51. Kay W says:

    Love all the buzz about bees.

  52. Lori Wilczek says:

    Love the giveaway!

  53. Karen K says:

    Beez-merised. Laura is consistent in her work, lovely.

  54. Jenny S. says:

    Love the Blue & Gold & Bee giveaway!! THANK YOU!

  55. Jo says:

    I collect bees!!!!

  56. This is a honey of a giveaway! It has me buzzing all over. 🙂

  57. Holle Chernis says:

    I had a chance this summer to tend bees with my amazing girlfriend. We created a new hive with a queen bee from Hawai’i, named her Kona.(I can’t wait to get some of the honey in the mail.)
    Would love to share this giveaway with my bee buddy!

  58. Florence says:

    Someday I will Bee the winner!

  59. Alice H says:

    Just love Laura’s art and Alpha’s giveaways, so thank you both.

  60. Phoebe Diamond says:

    How lovely!

  61. Kate says:

    hi! would love the beeeez! my high school mascot was a BEEE!

  62. Oh my!! What fabulous projects 🙂 Am now buzzing over to Laura’s blog!

  63. Penny Shukan says:

    Bzzzz … that’s bee for “I really would love to have this bunch of stuff.”

  64. Marie Siler says:

    Well Bee’s Knee’s – love the project and love the bee’s.

  65. Beverly S says:

    I LOVE domino books and I enjoy Laura’s work so much. What a wonderful combination!

  66. Sharon Bolmey says:

    Cute, cute projects with the bee theme!

  67. Karen Mallory says:

    Love the bee projects! Fun giveaway!
    hugs Karen

  68. Pat Shaw says:

    Just love this newest creation from Laura! Thanks for the chance to win.

  69. Jen R says:

    This is the bees knees!

  70. Deb Neerman says:

    Love this project AND this giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  71. Mary Jochems says:

    Need to win… the bees!

  72. Carol Feiner says:

    I’d love to see this buzzing into my mailbox! A honey of a giveaway!

  73. Jo says:

    Bzzz….bzzzz…. These bees are sweet!

  74. Blair Lowery says:

    As always great ideas and collections.

  75. Vic says:

    Beeee-cause these items are so cute, I’m hoping for a chance at winning all this cute bee stuff!!!

  76. Karen N says:

    The beauty and value of bees…what a lovely way to pay them tribute!

  77. Kris Martinez says:

    Love, love, love this bee themed package! Would love to be the winner!

  78. Connie L. says:

    I am a beekeeper and collect all things bee related, I’d love to win!

  79. Renee Zarate says:

    Laura’s creations are simply amazing! I’d love to win anything with bees on it. Thanks for the chance.

  80. Debra Gibson says:

    I love bee’s !! My husband and I are considering raising our own bee hives because they have been under attack and we are both earth conscious. This would be such a lovely win! I hope it’s me !!

  81. Edith says:

    I would bee very happy to win

  82. Carmen Willis says:

    I love Bees! One day there won’t be any bees left…so sad, Laura’s beautiful and amazing art projects are so inspiring. I think I’ll make the coasters for gifts. Best giveaway ever!

  83. Angie says:

    I am crazy about bee’s I love the how they keep our food supply healthy. Just love the bee image! This looks very fun to work with.

  84. Sue H. says:

    What a marvelous give-away!

  85. Brenda Lubrant says:

    This defintely is my kit. I am an avid gardener. I grow thousands of perennials and a vegie garden. The result is I have hundreds of bumble and honey bees in my yard. They do a lot of good for the environment.

  86. shartl says:

    LOVE all the bee themed goodies and that accordian book! Thanks for the chance to win.

  87. Linda Isbell says:

    I love bees! So I have to enter this contest!

  88. karenladd says:

    Love bees and honey and this kit is fabulous!! I especially like the woodcut bee hive stamp!

  89. Louise Pena says:

    Wow!! I just decided to incorporate bees in my new studio makeover and here you are showing this and giving away an awesome prize package!!! Well here’s hoping i win!!! Thanks for the chance.

  90. Awesome giveaway, as usual – now I’m buzzing back to order some goodies!!!

  91. stampnk says:

    There’s nothing that says lazy summer days like bees buzzing in the garden! I would love to win this pack of goodies!

  92. Linda Ellis says:

    The Art of Natural History! My favorite subject! Thank you for the opportunity!

  93. Kathy Bumb says:

    What a gorgeous giveaway as usual – Love the summer theme, not to mention your fantastic altered items store,

  94. Lee says:

    Who doesn’t LOVE bees!?! They are awesome and so are all these goodies – would love to win, they are the Bee’s Knees!

  95. Doreen aka LuniLadi says:

    Oh what great projects! And a great giveaway! Wish the winner would BEE me!

  96. Melissa says:

    Perfect…I LOVE bees (especially the paper kind)

  97. Noreen says:

    That’s a honey of a prize! Lots of cute bee items!

  98. Carole Carlson says:

    I am allergic to bees – but not these! Count me in, and thanks for hosting the giveaway.

  99. Gerri herbst says:

    This is the bees knees!

  100. Janet Turner says:

    you’ve got me all a-buzz. What a honey of a contest!

  101. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Just so special.

  102. julie F. says:

    These are beautiful books.

  103. Maria says:

    Yes Please! I think bees are the most fascinating of insects.

  104. Kate S. says:

    We just published our library newsletter with a Bee theme! This is a lovely collection.

  105. Ann Webb says:

    I love bees! I do encaustic a, so bees have very special place in my heart!

  106. Melody Holland says:

    Oh ! I love the Bee’s, and now they are becoming a less species, we all need to appreciate the bee-utiful bee’s Laura has done a fantastic job. All of you girls do and we love it all !

  107. Marty P says:

    The “bee” boxes are fantastic. And the great giveaway, too!

  108. The lucky winner who will it bee, everyone’s thinking let it be me. Whoever it is will be lucked.

  109. The lucky winner who will it bee, everyone’s thinking let it be me. Whoever it is will be very lucky.

  110. Jane says:

    Oh bees! Love them!

  111. LeAnn says:

    Laura’s domino books are the bees knees.

  112. Nancy S says:

    I’m just in love with these projects. Just love the domino books!!!! Here’s hoping.

  113. Darlene says:

    Oh bees, my daughter is a bee keeper ,this would be awesome

  114. Lori says:

    I’m living for this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  115. Carol Slowik says:

    Life is Bee-you-tiful! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  116. Lorna E. says:

    What a great project, I love the accordion book with the little knob to help unfold it.

  117. Diana Bittaker says:

    Love, love, love those little bees! The lady bee picture is my favorite- who wouldn’t love to play with this set like a little busy bee!

  118. Jan S. says:

    I love Bees and would love to win some. I like to view your blog.

  119. kim says:

    This giveaway is as cute as bee’s knees.

  120. Caroline Lawson says:

    Love those bees and I’d love to win.

  121. Lana says:

    I’d love for this to buzz my way~

  122. Loretta says:

    Crazy about bees! Would love to win!

  123. Arminta says:

    This is one I would love to win.

  124. Karen Crowder says:

    If only I could “bee” the winner!!!!!!

  125. Pam P says:

    I would love to win this time… 🙂

  126. Thalia Kottke says:

    What a fabulous collection.

  127. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    I started raising bees this year; this collection would be perfect!

  128. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    LOVE IT!!

  129. Jill Ongley says:

    Love the bee theme and all wonderful ephemera. Really bee-utiful.

  130. Pam Weiler says:

    Love this giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

  131. Debby says:

    What a delightful theme, it is getting a lot of buzz….

  132. Mary-Ann says:

    Bees are so good

  133. Oh!!! To Bee sure- this is my all time favorite giveaway!!

  134. Sue Pierson says:

    What a wonderful give-away. I hope you pick me!

  135. Sue S. says:

    Oh my! I just love these bee-themed projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

  136. Tara says:

    Love the bee theme!

  137. Shana says:

    Bee sweet! Pick me!!! Great giveaway! Thanks A.S.!

  138. Anneke says:

    Bee -utiful! I have a bee book project on the go and these lovelies will just bee the finishing touch! Fabulous ideas, thanks!

  139. Rita P. says:

    One of the best themes in the world!!!!Bees: one of my favorite additions to projects because of the colors and to honor such an industrious and valuable creature. I would love to have these goodies–I wish me luck!

  140. Roxanne says:

    Wow….You have the Best collage sheets! Love the Bee project and ideas! Cool…Hope I win! 🙂

  141. Cindy Fitch says:

    What a great project idea. Thank you for the inspiration and a chance to win!

  142. Leslie Hanson says:

    A fabulous giveaway!!!

  143. michele s says:

    this is such a stunning and inspiring set of goodies. Laura’s art is luminous,too. I love what she creates. I love it all and I hope I win! thanks for the opportunity. xo

  144. Bees – another favorite! You have your finger on my pulse…

  145. Rose Lewis says:

    I have always loved the shape and color of bees and especially the design of their honeycombs.

  146. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Blue & Gold & Bees Giveaway!!

  147. Nancy Stone says:

    Love the bees as they are so colorful. They match the new solar yellow car I recently purchased.

  148. LoriSW says:

    It never hurts to enter your give-a-ways, such lovely goodness!!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  149. Luanne Shoup says:

    OK, this one I would really like to win!

  150. Christine C says:

    Oh please allow these goodies to bee all mine!

  151. Laurie Davis says:

    i love bees and would love to win this!

  152. Linda says:

    Wonderful giveaway!

  153. Lina T says:

    This would be great for my Bee-themed journal!

  154. Sokat says:

    Stunning. I love this theme

  155. Wendy says:

    Great projects! This is an awesome giveaway. Someone’s going to be very lucky.

  156. Penelope says:

    Ooooooh! Love the bees … have done a few bee-themed projects and all this would be so fabulous to kick off another one …

  157. Deb Ettinger says:

    Wow! This looks so fun!

  158. coco says:

    Wow!! A fabulous give-away, I love bees so much! Thank you for offering all this!

  159. sheila AR says:

    Let’s hear it for the bees!! –{|||}O<

    –{||}O< —{///}O< buzzzz


  160. Dee L Neff says:

    My son has two beehives and we love bees! This give-away is awesome!

  161. Brenda Carter says:

    Everybody is buzzing about this!

  162. Sande L. says:

    It would “Bee” fantastic to win this giveaway. Would love to sit and “bee” creative with this theme.

  163. Trudy Harris says:

    How perfect! I’m working on a Bee-utiful Bee Smash book for a friend who is an Apiarist. She has no idea I’m making it for her so don’t let on you know. These goodies would finish off the book just right and I wouldn’t feel guilty if she sent more honey my way! Great projects for more bee-utiful xmas gifts. Thanks for the ideas.

  164. Jennifer J says:

    someday I am going to win! (i hope)

  165. Lisa riel says:

    Wow! Great collection for all the crafty queen gees out there!

  166. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Oh how I love anything with bees. This is a wonderful kit!

  167. taradid says:

    Oh, please “bee” mine! Great giveaway!

  168. MrMister says:

    Buzzzzzzzz my way some bee goodness.

  169. Patricia Worth says:

    We love all bees here in Bisbee!