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Midnight Masquerade, FREE Gift & 50% off Sale

Filed under Beads, Beauty & the Beast Kit, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters, Sale

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.

Design Team Member Laura Carson has created a crazy colorful project: Midnight Masquerade – Girls Just Want To Have Fun! And not only is there a related new sale, but there’s a related new FREE Gift Kit!

NEW Carnival Iridescent Glass FREE Bead Mix! These kits are FREE for ALL orders, now through MONDAY night, March 20th, 2017 (or until the kits are gone)! Beautiful beads including Czech glass leaves and flowers! Lots of blues, purples, greens… see the wide photo below!

A BIG NEW SALE: Inspired by all the bling in Laura’s artwork: ALL Misc Beads and Flower/Leaves Beads are 50% off! Tons of pretty things: glass Czech beads! Over 150 items! The sale ends MONDAY night, March 20th at midnight PST (March 20, 2017). See below for a few highlights!


On to the artwork! Wow! Laura’s colorful creation started with the Midnight Masquerade papers (from the Beauty and the Beast Kit) and the Taj Mahal Triptych!

The scene depicts costumed masked ladies reveling the night away; who wouldn’t want to go to this party!

I think my favorites are the metal masks which are decorated with paint, (new!) rhinestones, glass glitter and feathers and the colorful steamers made from a high quality double sided dual color heavy weight crepe paper that can be stretched (not the thin kind you buy in rolls for parties).

(See close-ups of 2 of the decorated metal masks above right and below.)

Laura also created a new Bejeweled Moons Collage Sheet that she used in this project!

More info in Laura’s blog and/or see her supply list.


Hooray for the Girls Just Want To Have Fun Giveaway!

All 12 of these items from Laura’s artwork are in the Giveaway package:

ALL of the metal masks:
– Embossed Gold Mask with Feathers
– Large Fancy Silver Mask Charm
– Silver Cateye Mask Charm
– Small Silver Mask Charms with Dots

ALL of the chipboard:
– Taj Mahal Triptych
– 6×6 Diamonds Texture Sheet
– Chipboard Fleur Border

ALL of these papers & collage sheets:
– The Secret Collage Sheet
– Pierrette Collage Sheet
– Bejeweled Moons Collage Sheet
– Heavy Crepe Paper Sampler Set
– Midnight Masquerade Scrapbook Paper

Here is Laura’s Midnight Masquerade – Girls Just Want To Have Fun supply list (Psst! That link is to the supply list, with photos and links to all of the goodies Laura used, including the subset in this Giveaway.)

Plus one of the Carnival Iridescent Glass FREE Bead Mixes!

To enter the Girls Just Want To Have Fun 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, March 17, 2017)!

And tell me: Which item in the Giveaway will you use first? On what project?

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 Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Big Red Circus Wagon Giveaway? That would be francine perri! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, March 16th, 2017

48 responses to “Midnight Masquerade, FREE Gift & 50% off Sale”

  1. Nadine says:

    I want to use all of it!

  2. I love these I would use the Triptych first and then decorate that Thank you

  3. Kim R says:

    OMG! I loveeee the masks! I can definitely see a mysterious masked project coming up!

  4. Michelle G. says:

    I love the masks, I would use them, I like the idea of a masqeurade Ball, with vampires, witches, sorcerers being the attendees!

  5. Barb A says:

    Love the masks and rhinestone chains, would use them first.

  6. Sue says:

    Girls Just Want to Have Fun would be my next project! Love it Laura!!!

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    I’d use the metal masks first! They’re fabulous!

  8. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love the bejeweled moons!! thanks for such a wonderful project!

  9. Verna says:

    What a lovely give away! I would start with the papers, making an invitation to something fun.

  10. Jean Marmo says:

    Another creative project! Love the masks! So very fun!

  11. Arminta says:

    I think I might cut some images from the paper to use on the triptych to start. What fun!

  12. Barb macaskill says:

    Congratulations Francine! Have fun with your goodies!
    I am totally in love with the Bejeweled Moons Collage Sheet! Wow! I would use that and the masks to create a faerie masquerade party triptych to put on display in my faerie village!
    I am impatiently awaiting the arrival of my tax refund so I can place an order for some of your amazing goodies! My cart gets fUller and fuller each time I read a post! LOL
    Here is my email just in case I am this week’s lucky Thursday winner: macaskillbarbara @ yahoo .com just take out the spaces! Fingers crossed and thanks for the chance to win some awesome happy mail!

  13. Teddee Grace says:

    What fun I could have with these at Halloween!

  14. Peg D says:

    Oh the masks! I would use those first. I would love to play with all of these things! It is a wonderful giveaway. G45 is great stuff and I love the whole Mardis Gras design. But I would definitely use the masks first.

  15. Ina Good says:

    I want to have fun with those awesomemetal masks!!!

  16. everything is so pretty. I think I would use The Secret Collage Sheet first.

  17. Lou Anne says:

    Those masks are fantastic! I’d start with them.

  18. Nancy E says:

    I’d like to use all the treasures!

  19. Abbee says:

    I’d start with the Triptych first and then go CRAZY with the other items..Absolutely Fabulous

  20. Peg Crescenzo says:

    I would love to start with the graphic 45 paper and crepe paper and make a party scene!

  21. Jennie Ingram says:

    I think I’d used the Midnight Masquerade paper first. 😀

  22. Barb j says:

    The masquerade masks are a hit with me…that will. be first!

  23. Jo says:

    Love the Mardi Gras theme! I would use the triptych first with the harlequin papers and maybe add some peacock imagery…

  24. Betty geist says:

    Love the masks,Everything is so pretty
    I’m Doing a mini album
    Going to buy some even if i don’t win
    Beautiful work Ladies again

  25. Leah Fein says:

    I would use the glass leaves for Easter greeting cards

  26. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    The mask is awesome,so I’d start with that for sure.

  27. cat says:

    OMGosh! I have a Mardi Gras/Cabaret thing bubbling around in my head right now….I would definitely have to use the Secret Collage sheet…OH and the Diamonds texture sheet, OH! and OF COURSE those fantastic masks! OH, PICK ME, PICK ME!!!!
    Hugs, cat

  28. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous art work! I love those mask charms! This is so colorful!!!

  29. Diana says:

    WOW, what to use the masks, New Orleans bourbon street.
    Would love making. Thank for a chance.

  30. Pat from Chicago says:

    Oh, the colors! Love the beads! I would love to make those wonderful masks and then create some lovely lady paper dolls with stick on pearls and rhinestones.
    I just gasped when I saw this.

  31. Mary Mac says:

    I would love yo use the Rhinestones on a Photo Journal.

  32. Cynthia Penney says:

    I love the colors and art of the midnight masquerade paper to use with the triptych as a backdrop to my dancing miniatures. Great offer.

  33. Megan Warren says:

    I’d use the Taj Mahal triptych and the bejeweled moons to make a moon triptych with some of those beautiful beads for stars and other items in the skies.

  34. Jen R says:

    Gonna use it ALL!

  35. There is so much to love here. I would definitely recreate the masterpieces in the blog, but I also see great possibilities with the happy figure in the middle…she would be great for “Kicking Cancer” projects, “embracing life” etc. the masks and the mask charms shown on another page are perfect for my Tonner Queen of Hearts Doll, who I am always looking to add accessories to for display.

  36. LeAnn says:

    I would love to use the silver mask charms in my jewelry making.

  37. Evleta Gruber says:

    Wooo Weee. Love the masks, Everything is so pretty. Want to make an album from the Midnight Masquerade paper set highlighting the masks.

  38. Monica Gabehart says:

    I see would use the masks first. I would try them on a prima and do a masquerade themed tag.

  39. Barbara Jo says:

    The MASKS! I love them and can’t wait to use them in a project!

  40. Kimberly says:

    Oh those tiny masks! Would love to decorate a bunch of them and put them on sticks. Would make great cupcake decorations!

  41. Randi says:

    The masks are beautiful. I’d decorate them first and then go nuts with the tryptic

  42. Marie Weddle says:

    Love Laura’s designs so much…would have to use all of it and follow along with her project!

  43. Roxanne says:

    I Love all these Masquerade goodies! What Incognito FUN! Alpha you have all the perfect accessories to go with G45 papers! Can’t wait to get my hands on some! 🙂

  44. Carol Slowik says:

    Love the mask’s and rhinestone chain! Maybe a Mardi Gras theme!

  45. Marilyn Hughes says:

    Gorgeous project. I would embellish the masks.

  46. K Toews says:

    This is my favorite one yet. I would use the Taj Mahal frames first to create an exotic getaway scene.

  47. Jan K says:

    I can’t decide between the tryptic or the masks! I think I love them equally, so I would have to use them together somehow. Maybe a Halloween party theme with some glam from the masks!