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Beauty and the Beast & Midnight Masquerade!

Filed under Art Projects, Beauty & the Beast Kit, Collage Sheets, Flowers, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Sale, Shannon Cooper
Update! A newer post about Laura’s artwork is here.

I LOVE the colors in this month’s kit! (And the artwork from Design Team Members Laura Carson and Shannon Cooper… look how varied… from a fairy tale triptych to a Mardi Gras Altered Tin!)

This Beauty and the Beast Kit is lavish and romantic, featuring small patterned papers from the Midnight Masquerade line, plus a new gatefold shrine card, 3 new collage sheets and a trio of silver charms!

Let’s start with the new, exclusive Taj Mahal Folding Card! A folding card (lightweight chipboard, scored for easy folding). Approx 6″ tall x 4″ wide when the door are folded shut.

The kit includes TWELVE 6″ x 6″ sheets of scrapbook paper (quarter page cuts from all the designs in the Midnight Masquerade 12×12 Patterns & Solids Pad). See the photos below for some samples (love, love, love all the harlequin diamond patterns).

On to the colorful collage sheets!

Simply Beautiful Beauty and the Beast Collage SheetNew!
I must say: I have been hoarding these illustrations for about a decade… waiting for just the right kit to use them in. See the photo below with the close-up of the lion (beast) in a Charles II wig!

Beauty and Varied Beasts Collage SheetNew!
Such creative illustrators, with the beast appearing as a bear or a boar (and one looks like a werewolf).

Smaller Crane Beauty and the Beast Collage SheetNew!
Similar to the Walter Crane Beauty and the Beast Collage Sheet but smaller images (sized for the center panel of the Taj Mahal Folding Card but will work well for ATCs, too). Includes a couple additional images: Beauty’s father picking the rose and being confronted by the Beast, and her father returning home with the rose.

(And remember: all the collage sheets are on sale for 15% off (and the digital downloads are on sale for 40% off!), so those new collage sheets are on sale, too!)

Finally: 3 new charms! All enchanted characters from the film version of the story:
broom, and

Now back to the spiffy artwork featured today. First, scroll back up to the top of this page to see Laura’s Beauty & the Beast Triptych! It is beautiful on the front and back (trust me… or better yet, scoot over to her blog to see lots more photos, and to learn how she made such a dimensional piece using paper and a folded chipboard card).

And… Shannon’s Mysterious Masquerade Altered Tin! (See the wide photo above with the black masked dancer and the purple flowers.) How regal with that crown (actually just a piece of the new Chipboard Fleur Border, bent into a curve and attached to the top of an Altoid’s Tin)! See more photos (and tips) on Shannon’s blog post!


 Highlights & New Items

Midnight Masquerade Moonlight Mystery Scrapbook Paper

Midnight Masquerade Ephemera Cards

Taj Mahal Folding Card


Brass Mask with Scalloped Edge

 Highlights from New Flowers & Misc.  

Tiny Paper Roses – Plum


Openwork Silver 3D Teapot Charm

Gardenias – Mixed Cream Yellow Orange

Small Bright Pink Mulberry Blossoms

 New Items from the Charms SALE  View the sale section

3D Silver Tea Time Teapot Charm

Large Openwork Bronze Fan Charm

Small Silver Mask Charms with Dots

Small Antique 3D Gold Crowns

Hooray for the Beauty & the Beast Kit Plus Extras Giveaway!

Let’s start with THE NEW KIT! That includes 3 new collage sheets, the new Taj Mahal Folding Card, 12 sheets of paper and 3 charms!

Next: New Walter Crane Beauty and the Beast Collage Sheet (not in the kit but certainly related… and used by Laura in her fab triptych shown above)

Then, (and this is a coup): 1 each of the 8 double-sided sheets from the Midnight Masquerade 8×8 Paper Pad.

To enter the Beauty & the Beast Kit Plus Extras 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, March 6, 2017)!

AND tell me: How will you decorate your Taj Mahal Folding Card?

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 Dragon and Coach Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be K Toews! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, March 5th, 2017

37 responses to “Beauty and the Beast & Midnight Masquerade!”

  1. Nancy E says:

    I’d create elaborate stained glass like triptych using glossy accents and perhaps incorporate the quatrefoil accents using metalics!

  2. Love this. Love this theme I would try to make a tryptic too thank you

  3. Kim R says:

    Wow! Such an awesome kit! I would love to make a mysterious genie using the new Taj Mahal triptych

  4. Catharine says:

    OH MY! My Grandbebe and I will make a fabulous Beauty & the Beast scene following our afternoon at the film and tea! Such wonders! Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Kimberly says:

    Im intrigued by ancient religious icons. I would make a Byzantine-like saint triptych

  6. Barb A says:

    Beauty & the Beast is my daughter-in-laws favorite story, would make something special for their upcoming anniversary.

  7. Michelle Berry says:

    Great giveaway! I think I will be adding things that are clear or reflective to make it more light and airy.

  8. Vera Collier says:

    Defintely need to do a Beauty and the Beast theme. My youngest granddaughter, Zoey Belle, was named for Belle! This would look so cute in her room.

  9. Peg D says:

    That is a tough decision as I love tins and Beauty and the Beast is a favorite of mine. I love that triptych though so probably that. I would love to make both hahah

  10. Jo says:

    So pretty – I think I might make something with a harlequin or puppet show – love the diamond patterns!

  11. Barb macaskill says:

    Love the Taj Mahal card! I think I would use it as Rapunzel’s castle tower and tell her story on one side and the king & queen’s side of the story on the other side. I do love the Beauty and the Beast too but granddaughter is obsessed with Rapunzel so that is why I would go that way! Have a great wee and I will see you on Thursday! Toodles!

  12. Kat Cashwell says:

    Would have to do beauty & the beast! I really love those masks!

  13. cat says:

    I have been giving a lot of thought to trying my artistic hand at altered tins. Either theme would be fun. I think the Midnight Masquerade papers and masks would be great for a Mardi Gras tin. Your products are SOOOOO inspiring!!! Thanks and hugs, cat

  14. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Lots of gold and jewel tone inks, inset little pearls or crystals in the small holes in the arches. After that… maybe a harem scene, just something over the top decadent and glitzy.

  15. Ina Good says:

    I would do it midnite masquerade

  16. Lou Anne says:

    I love Beauty and the Beast. I’d have to go with that theme!

  17. Nadine says:

    I would like to do a Beauty and the Beast theme too!

  18. Deanne says:

    I would make a triptych icon painting.

  19. Elissa Winer says:

    Adorable theme…triptych icon would be an interesting new take on the theme!!

  20. Emily Dale says:

    Love the triptych. I’d decorate it with a Buddha and other Indian motifs.

  21. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I think I’d do something Wiccan with Mardi Gras colors.

  22. Janet T says:

    I would love to make a Beauty and the Beast themed tritych. Very timely with the new movie opening.

  23. Mary Mac says:

    Would love to stay with the Beauty and the Beast theme.

  24. Marie Weddle says:

    Love the idea from the first comment…would look beautiful as some kind of stained glass piece.

  25. Laural says:

    with so many weddings in the summer I would use it as part of a church display

  26. Karen Mallory says:

    I love the Midnight Masquerade papers and would love to make a triptych using those wonderful papers!

  27. Manuel D. Martin says:

    I love the colours of the midnight masquerade, the cards and the fold-up!

  28. Rosemarie Grant says:

    I love the altered tin idea with the Midnight Masquerade papers. Inside I would make “The Good Times Roll” with a tiny scene
    wikh a Kings Cake.

  29. Jan K says:

    I would mix Beauty and the Beast with another fairytale couple and throw a dinner party/dance. Maybe Sleepy Beauty and Prince Charming! Love this kit.

  30. Jean Marmo says:

    Simply delightful! Love all of these ideas!

  31. Jennie Ingram says:

    Ooohhh…. How about a Scheherazade/1,001 Nights theme!

  32. Kee Ostler says:

    Ooooohhhhh love this! I would make a fairy tale mixture masquerade…

  33. K Toews says:

    Just who is the beauty and who is the beast?

  34. I would do the masquerade for sure!

  35. Debra Gibson says:

    I think I would put a fairy spin to my Beauty and the Beast theme ! I live the collage and papers!! This would be so much fun to make!! Thank You Alpha Stamps!!!!

  36. Carla says:

    Beauty and the Beast was one of the first plays my son was in in college. Would have to make him a scene!

  37. Leah Fein says:

    I would make a Beastly Masked Ball!