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Dracula’s Hearse with Mini Bar + FLASH Sale & FREE Gift!

Filed under Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Grimsley Village, Halloween, Laura Carson, Miniatures
Update! A newer post about Laura’s artwork 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 list items from Laura’s project that are still available on the new site.

We’ve reorganized the kitchen miniatures sections!
And since Laura Carson has created a wonderous Dracula’s Hearse with Blood Cocktail Mini Bar in Coffin, I’ve picked the Food & Beverages Section to put on FLASH SALE! 25% off today and tomorrow only! (Sale ends Monday night, November 7, 2016.)

NEW FREE Collage Sheet!

In honor of Design Team Member Laura Carson’s artwork using this collage sheet (also designed by Laura), ALL ORDERS through Monday, November 7th (2016) will receive one of the new Bats Collage Sheets FREE!

Learn more

Wow… Laura is so imaginative! Not only a red and black hearse for Dracula (and his bride), but that travelling mini bar (in a coffin)!

(There’s a photo of the lid of the coffin below left (with a cool coat of arms that’s a combo of a collage sheet image with a chipboard crest — and for more photos of the coffin see the wide photo below AND the close-up of the mini bar down in the Giveaway section.)

Laura made a new Dracula Collage Sheet with all kinds of vampire goodies. Included are Dracula, his bride, faithful raven butler (Belvedere) and wolf driver (Farnsworth). In addition are lots of bits and bobs to deck out a coffin blood bar and a set of curtains that are sized to fit the funeral coach.

Plus that new Bats Collage Sheet (already mentioned above, and also created by Laura) has tons of bats and bat heads.

I’ll let Laura introduce her story:

Dracula and his new bride are on their way to Grimsley Village to spend their honeymoon at the Buzzard Bed and Breakfast.

There is no mistaking Dracula’s hearse as it flies by using bat wing power, sporting a red “D” on the windows and Dracula’s insignia curtain clips.

Inside is the coffin lined with red and black suede. On the lid of the coffin is the Dracula family crest flanked by silver vampire bats hanging on the edges of the coffin lid.

With a shortage of young maidens in the area, they make a short stop for refreshments and are attended by their faithful raven butler Belvedere and wolf chauffeur Farnsworth.

Dracula and his bride prefer to fly when traveling which leaves the coffin free to transport necessities, in this case a collapsible blood bar stocked with anything a blood sucking creature would want; there’s bottled Dracula’s Reserve, Chateau Vlad, Dracula’s Kiss, Type O and Type AB. On tap is Blood and Hair of the Dog Beer, the latter being Farnsworth’s favorite.

I am quite fond of Belvedere. 🙂

See lots more photos and a video tutorial on Laura’s blog post. Here’s her full Supply List, and check below as the Giveaway includes lots of these items!


It was something about Laura’s inspired mini bar in a coffin… that reminded me of a dollhouse scale bar I’ve been coveting. So I decided it was a sign and here it is! Love both sides (shelving is different on each side). And I can imaging it as a desk or storage or a bookcase… interesting bookcase I might say.

And since I was perusing furniture… I came upon these leather club chairs (in brown and black). They look soooo comfortable. Sipping scotch in a British club (which of course wouldn’t allow women). They’re only 3-1/4″ tall, so may be quite a bit smaller than you’d imagine.

Then I found this book buggy (at right). Perhaps not quite as upscale but a nice, quirky piece for a dollhouse library.

Finally, this bistro table set. I really like the table (very heavy… no fear of it toppling over no matter how many metal or glass little props you add). Another table perfect for some wine.

It’s an alcoholic group today.


Hooray for the Dracula’s Hearse Giveaway!

I decided to focus on just the bar itself (as there are so many cool things in Laura’s artwork… if I didn’t contain myself to one small section I’d lose my mind)! So here are items I chose (and a repeat of Laura’s full supply list for links to these and to everything she used):
– Dracula Collage Sheet (new)
– Bats Half Sheet (new)
– 1:24 Bookcase (Did you recognize it? It’s inside the coffin)
– 6 Inch Coffin Box
– Black Woodgrain Scrapbook Paper
– Bright Red Suede Paper
– Black Suede Paper
– Kitchen Glassware Set – 16 Pieces
– Metal Candelabra or Light Fixture
– Mini Chipboard Crest Signs (on the coffin lid)
– Miniature Wine Bottles
– Mini Glass Carafe Set
– Pewter Spider Charm
– Small Swivel Drawer Handle

Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Laura’s artwork, including all of the Giveaway items listed above!

To enter the Dracula’s Hearse 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, MONDAY, November 7, 2016). And tell me: What wil you make with all of those items in the prize package?

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 check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Autumn Throne Giveaway? That would be Laural! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, November 6th, 2016

44 responses to “Dracula’s Hearse with Mini Bar + FLASH Sale & FREE Gift!”

  1. Nancy E says:

    I just love this little mini bar! I don’t think Id change a thing!

  2. Gail Romero says:

    How can I state this??? Over the top amazing! I can see why it would be coveted.This is the best, ideal Halloween decoration for 2016. Every Sunday everyone at Alpha Stamps surprise us with new and innovative ideas. From the bottom of my heart and for all of us…thank you.

  3. Beth says:

    Amazing!It would be fun to make my own Dracula’s Hearse!You all are so much fun!

  4. Connie L. says:

    I adore this project and wouldn’t change a thing! Amazing!

  5. barb macaskill says:

    Call me Happy Pants! LOVE the idea of a bar inside a coffin! What self respecting Vampire wouldn’t want one for him (her)self?
    Can’t wait to get my order so I can start decorating the Funeral Carriage!
    I am totally in love with the new Club Chairs, Bistro Table set and Double-sided bookcase!! You always have such awesome 1:12 scale miniatures to choose from!!
    Congratulations Laural on winning the last giveaway! Enjoy your goodies!

  6. LoisC says:

    I don’t think I’d change a thing! Love it!

  7. jo says:

    OMGosh! SOOOO cute and spooky! I love it all and would love make a fun hearse like this!

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    Love this awesome project! I would love to create one just like it!

  9. Jen R says:

    Wow is there any thing else TO make with this awesome prize?

  10. Jean Marmo says:

    Fun and spooky at the same time! Would love to try my hand at this!

  11. This is awesome I would love to win this I would like to make it like you have it in the picture

  12. Carolyn says:

    Halloween is the best time of the year for me. I keep some decorations out all year and this would make a great center piece.

  13. Traci says:

    Too cute love the hearse and the story that goes along with it-what a great imagination Laura has-envious. >^..^<

  14. Carla M says:

    Laura is amazing! I think this would be a good grandma/granddaughter project. We would have lots of fun with this scary project

  15. I will keep the bar and add it to my wizard castle. Just love the hearse.I can park that out front of my castle!!!

  16. Denise Castaneda says:

    I would use this whole project and add other vampires and vampires..some other monsters in a diorama.. make it a monster mash party ! Framing the box with a gothic type frame .. and last but not least buy the couch lights to set it all off !

  17. Kay Horner says:

    OMG I love the coffin. It’s so amazing! I love dracula

  18. Lorna E says:

    Laura’s done it again, I love her work. With all this fantastic bar stuff I’d have to make a speakeasy.

  19. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous!! Love how Laura’s mind works. I would have to make the mini bar as it. It is so wonderful!!

  20. Laural says:

    I’m definitely Batty over this one…I would have to try to something quite similar this is so imaginative!

  21. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    A Halloween museum, that’s what I’d make. I’d use the bar to show all the brews and potions. And I have Dracula inside the coffin and maybe a headless coach driver.

  22. Jessica says:

    There are so many possibilities. I might try your idea first, though!

  23. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is amazing !!! Would have to make a monster mash party !!! Love the coffin!

  24. Randi Scholl says:

    OMG! Coffin bar! I just bought the hearse set but haven’t started it yet. I like the original windows best but love the idea of a bar in the coffin. All of the designers just keep amazing me with such creativity.

  25. Ray says:

    I would not change a thing. This is too cute.

  26. marykay chisum says:

    AMAZING as usual!!

  27. M. C. Sparks says:

    I would like to recreate that!

  28. Jan K says:

    This is over the top! I love it! I would set up a party for Drac and a few friends. Maybe Frankenstein. Lol

  29. Marilyn Ray says:

    Beautiful. I would change nothing.

  30. Ina Good says:

    I would do count Dracula with hearse and mini bar in coffin…love lauras!!!

  31. I love it. I would not change anything.

  32. Ginette says:

    Don’t know yet but I’m sure I’ll find something nice.

  33. Marilyn Hughes says:

    Awesome hearse!

    As for what I would make, I would probably create a small roombox for a Dracula-themed party.

  34. Michelle says:

    I love what she made, Im not sure what I would make. Something creepy for sure.

  35. Lisa R. says:

    Bats and wolfs, Ravens and vamps oh my! I am one of Laura’s biggest fans of her art and techniques. I would try to recreate this brilliant idea with this give away! thanks for the chance to win!

  36. teri Steele says:

    I didn’t find any Halloween projects

    I always anticipate Laura’s Halloween projects in July and this year I was saddened when nothing caught my attention enough to put down what I was working on to start one of her projects. Until now! I just love this bar and was so thrilled when you added the hearse kit! I fell in love with the first one Nichola made. I will definitely be working on this through Thanksgiving.


  37. karenk says:

    ha-ha ha. That’s just lovely Laura!

  38. Diana bittaker says:

    Love this so much- I already bought the hearse so I’m going to make the whole thing!!!!! It’s just a must have!!

  39. Susan ST says:

    I have been a big fan of Laura’s designs and collage sheets especially anything Halloween related. I love this – I would do just what she has done.

  40. Leah Fein says:

    A gentleman’s library

  41. I don’t think I would change a thing! It’s so cool as it is!

  42. Christina says:

    I love it the way it is!!!! I would try to make it just the way Laura has!

  43. Barb A says:

    Love it just as it is!

  44. Kimberly says:

    How ’bout a traveling blood bank?