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Little Red Riding Hood with a Halloween Twist

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters, Red Riding Hood Kit, Tutorials

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.

Well, that was impressive! The earthquake this morning was a reminder of those North Bay Faults. I’m still picking up a few things (and one of the cats is yet to be seen) but we’re all fine.

So, on to Miz Bella’s
introduction to Laura’s inspired Halloween take on Little Red Riding Hood. Then, beside the new goodies and a recap of the current FREE Gift Kit, there’s a new Button Sale in honor of hte Halloween buttons in today’s Giveaway.

Worthy of Grandma’s hot buttered buns is Little Red Riding Hood with a Halloween Twist by Laura Carson!

Laura removed one of the panels from the Paper Mache House Accordion Shrine to make the base for Grandma’s house. If you notice on the outside of the house there are stones covering the Red Music Scrapbook Paper and the Black French Script Scrapbook Paper from the Little Red Riding Hood Kit!
FAUX stones created using the Stone Wall Stencil and Texture Sand. (Better stock up on this — I think it’s Laura’s new favorite product!) The Texture Sand is what gives the delightfully decrepit, falling apart appearance to the “stonework.” Hmm. My body must be made out of Texture Sand because it is also decrepit and falling apart as I am STILL sick after two weeks but I digress!!

To give Little Red Riding Hood more of a Halloween feel Laura used Creepy Chipboard Tree Cut-Outs on the front of the house, Dead Tree Cut-outs on the back of the house along with Resin Owls, Martha Stewart Halloween Glittered Bats and Moon Stickers and Small Plastic Pumpkins.

The fantabulous Laura has put together a lovely step-by-step tutorial that will take you through making your own Little Red Riding Hood Haunted Book. Don’t have a small book to use? Guess what? She shows you how to make one! Seriously, I need to package that woman’s energy. Before you go happily skipping off to hang out with Miz Crafty Carson, check out her Supply List.

OK, now you can take your buns on over to Laura’s blog!

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: Little Red Riding Hoodlum   

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
with a wicked story by Jeanne Draachreider about a sweet little girl named Little Red Riding Hood… who had an evil twin!

Black Chalkstock Tombstone Stickers*
Black Chalkstock Tombstone Stickers On Sale! (plus 3 more Distress Mini Ink Kits — and ALL 12 sets are On Sale!)

Spooky Skulls FREE Gift Kit!

I’ve put together this little exclusive Alpha Stamps’ mini kit containing FIVE scrapbook papers (with a mix of patterns in a dark, moody palette) AND 2 each of the New Gold and Silver Tiny Skull Beads! More info.


Hooray! It’s A Twisty Halloween Giveaway!

I picked out these goodies in Laura’s artwork (that’s a link to photos of everything in her supply list):
– Little Red Riding Hood Kit
– Halloween Carnival #2 Collage Sheet
– Red Riding Hood #3 Collage Sheet
– The Wolf at the Door Collage Sheet
– Red Music Scrapbook Paper
– Tan & Red Music Scrapbook Paper

AND these SEVEN New and On Sale items:
4mm Beaded Chain – Orange and Black
Skull Connectors
Antique Bronze 3D Skeleton Hand Charm
3D Skull Charm – Bronze
– 3D Skull Charm – Silver
Haunted House Clear Stamp
Miniature Pumpkin

And, Four Halloween Buttons (Plus all buttons are on sale thru Friday, August 29th):
– a Dead Tree Button
– a Crescent Moon Button
– a Haunted House Button
– a Scaredy Cat Button

To enter the A Twisty 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, August 25, 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 Bloody Red Riding Hood Giveaway? That would be Kathy Sorensen! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, August 24th, 2014

111 responses to “Little Red Riding Hood with a Halloween Twist”

  1. Marla B says:

    My what big treats you have!!!

  2. Michele Biondolillo says:

    too spooky

  3. Susan Kluger says:

    Wonderfully dark.

  4. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    Lots of fun!!! Fingers crossed!

  5. Ivy Laine says:

    Absolutely Fantastic!!!

  6. Noreen says:

    So clever and creative! Who knew Red Riding Hood could be so much fun!

  7. Appropriately spooky!! Fun give a way!
    Love everything.

  8. Connie L. says:

    Love her Halloween twist!

  9. Ritva says:

    Oh, this is great, just love it!

  10. Regina Salvador says:

    Love Halloween anything!

  11. LoriSW says:

    Wow, Little Red and Halloween, what could be better!!!!

  12. this is knock-your-socks-off fabulous! so clever – with so many delightful details – would love to have it sitting in my studio, urging me on to make more and even more elaborate creations!

  13. Karen says:

    This is what every “big bad crafter would want”! Love it

  14. This year is going by so fast thanks for starting Halloween now. My favorite holiday.

  15. Patti Flasch says:

    OOOHHH! My brain is full of twisty Halloween inspiration! Thank you for the great goodness!

  16. peggy gatto says:

    : 0

  17. Marilyn H says:

    Love the Halloween Little Red Riding Hood!

  18. Blair Lowery says:

    Love the slightly creepy.

  19. Cathy smith says:

    I love both red riding hood and Halloween! Hope to keep being inspired!

  20. Gloria Stafford says:

    What fun!!!

  21. Sue H. says:

    I am inspired by the wonderfully creepy selection in this great give-away. Thanks!

  22. Lorna E. says:

    Yes, more Halloween!

  23. Rosemary Woodruff says:

    I am very interested in this…..I would love to have it…..though I am not into creepy

  24. Lori Wilczek says:

    I love Halloween! Great Giveaway.

  25. Gail Gill says:

    Fairie Tales and Halloween… can it get any better than that!

  26. Stefanie says:

    Brilliant – as always 🙂

  27. Debbie Rollier says:

    I love Little Red Riding Hoood

  28. jo says:

    Love the new Red Riding Hood Shrine! So inspiring! Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Emily N. says:

    Love the Red Riding Hood/Halloween theme!

  30. Deb Ettinger says:

    OOO, Spooky!

  31. Anna Hedberg says:

    I love halloween scary goodies!!!!!

  32. Kim says:

    I always wanted a little red cape.
    Now I have the chance to win one.
    Thanks, Alpha Stamps

  33. Deb Neerman says:

    What a fabulous give-away! Thanks for the chance to win these amazing goodies!!

  34. Pam Weiler says:

    I love all things Halloween.

  35. MaggieM says:

    What a boo-tiful giveaway!! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself, lol) I am loving all of your Halloween products. Too bad I can’t afford all of them. I’m really tempted to buy that brick stencil and the sanding paste though. Keeping my eyes and fingers crossed:)

  36. Holly Day says:

    So many fun possibilities with this one–hope I win!

  37. Jo says:

    My favorite time of year!!!!

  38. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh, oh, oh!!! I love these materials and would so like to create things with the bats. Hope I get picked this time.

  39. I love Halloween I would love to win Thank you

  40. Me Pugh says:

    So glad we get a chance at another riding hood collcetion.

  41. Debra Gibson says:

    Would love to win this one ! Its my favorite hoilday plus my birthday is in October! Thanks for the chace to win !

  42. Birgit says:

    As I love Halloween, I would love to put my name in the virtual drawing hat. 🙂

  43. Sharon says:

    Spooky!!! I love love love Halloween crafting.

  44. Helen Potter says:

    I know that decrepit, falling apart feeling. I’m right there with you on that. Laura does such amazing art! Love it!

  45. April says:

    This one creative giveaway hope I can win it:)

  46. Marge McInerny says:

    What a great collection of inspiration!

  47. Luanne Shoup says:

    A spooky red ridding hood, never thought of that….perhaps the big bad wolf should beware!

  48. Linda Lee says:

    Great ideas, thanks!

  49. Daylan says:

    Thank you for another great opportunity!

  50. Laura says:

    So much fun! I absolutely love it!

  51. Brenda Carter says:

    Love it!

  52. Gerri herbst says:

    Terrific! Just love your products.

  53. Traci says:

    Love Alpha Stamps and the creative design team is the best!!

  54. Willow says:

    More little red Riding hood! Thanks you guys rock!

  55. Beverly M. says:

    Little Red Riding Hood does Halloween – sounds like fun!

  56. Connie Pinckney says:

    I have been ordering the most wonderful things and am so excited about the giveaway! I LOVE Halloween and your gift package looks really fun…glad you are ok after the quake…scary. Thanks!

  57. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    My, my, my. What a great Giveaway.

  58. Barbara in Fla says:

    I need those mini-frames, and a bunch of other things too! Thanks for the chance to win. I love this site,

  59. Mary Mac says:

    have really love the Little Red Riding Hood giveaways, so many wonderful collage sheets.

  60. Paulanne says:

    I love all things Halloween. My yard decorations grow each year. Heh-heh. Hope I win.

  61. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    Laura strikes again !

  62. Karen Mallory says:

    The Halloween Red Riding Hood scene by Laura is fantastic!!! Love the giveaway!

  63. Janet Turner says:

    I just made some collage boxes with a Halloween theme. I would love to have some of these great products to work with.

  64. angelic says:

    I’m working on some Halloween projects this month, and this would be a great addition to my project. Thanks for the chance to win.

  65. June Sample-Josefiak says:

    A great concept and beautiful artwork!

  66. barbara macaskill says:

    WOW! I am speechless! Laura outdid herself with this one!! It ROCKS!!! Love the Collagananza giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to get my hands on all of these awesome collage sheets!! The things I could do with all of them are endless!!!

  67. DebR says:

    Glad to hear you are all OK after the shaking this morning! Another amazing project from Laura and giveaway from Alpha Stamps, thanks so much!

  68. Edith says:

    love love love red riding hood

  69. Lana says:

    trick or treat…would be a great treat to win this one!!!

  70. Sokat says:

    That technique on the brick is a great idea. Excitement abounds with Halloween

  71. Mary Jochems says:

    Love fairy tale projects

  72. Lori says:

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

  73. Miss Iowa says:

    Glad to know you’re safe. Love the idea of a Red Riding Hood who fights back. lol

  74. Roberta S says:

    That Laura C is unbelievable! Great project, great give-away!! Thanks 🙂

  75. Carmen says:

    WOW! Another Amazing Giveaway!

  76. AMAZING!!! Love this and all the Halloween goodies 🙂

  77. Rhonda Cable says:

    What a fantastic collection….just love halloween!!!

  78. Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂 I LOVE Halloween — in fact, I’ve already started decorating for it (approximately two weeks ago). Would LOVE to have some more Halloweenie goodness!
    erica 🙂

  79. Nan says:

    What a wickedly GREAT giveaway! Halloween IS my favorite time of the year. Would give my eye teeth to be able to create with all the goodies in this giveaway!

  80. Nancy S says:

    So fun!

  81. Thalia Kottke says:

    Love it!

  82. orianna says:

    Little Red adapts well.

  83. I’m batty about this one.

  84. Jennifer Bumb says:

    Love the Halloween Giveaways. My favorite holiday.

  85. Jen R says:

    Wow, love the texture sand and the giveaway!!

  86. Sylvia L. says:

    Very creepy, in a good way!

  87. Cocoa says:

    What a treat this would be, lovely just send it on it’s way to me!

  88. Carla Velting says:

    Such a fun idea!

  89. Laura says:

    Grimm’s Fairy tales were my favourite when I was a child. I love the dark twist Laura has given to Little Red Riding Hood

  90. angi eharis says:

    Yeah, Halloween and a giveaway! Aloha, angi in hana

  91. Brigitte B. says:

    Creepy! Very nice 🙂

  92. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Fantastic and fun giveaway- thanks for the chance to enter!

  93. Wow! “Crafty Carson” does it again! Very nice work!

  94. Kay W says:

    Halloween will be here soon!!

  95. Laurie Yoder says:

    Love it! Crossing my fingers I will win, too delicious for words!

  96. Jennifer Hunt says:

    Another great package! I can’t wait to create with this set.

  97. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    love iy

  98. Wenche B says:

    Thank you for the opportunity! Awesome package!

  99. Joan says:

    My what big gifts you have! Would love to win it.

  100. Dana Desmond says:

    I just found your site and I love everything.

  101. Roxanne says:

    Rut Row! Pretty spoooooky stuff! Love it! thanks for this morning’s inspiration.

  102. Carol Slowik says:

    FUN! FUN! FUN! Hope it’s meeeee!

  103. Diana Bittaker says:

    Love the creepy red riding hood verses nice one!!! Want to win this creepy one!

  104. Kathy M says:

    Since childhooh I have loved Red Riding Hood and am amazed at the creativity your artist have! Would be great to win this!

  105. Paulanne says:

    TWisted Halloween, right up my (dark and haunted) alley. LOL. Paula

  106. LeAnn says:

    Would love to win the twisty Halloween giveaway!

  107. Karen Schell says:

    Everyone is so talented! Thank you for sharing with us less experienced crafters!

  108. Carolyn says:

    What a delightful twist on little red riding hood and that stone stencil is fabulous! Once again, thanks for the chance to win.