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A Cupid Vampire Theatre?

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Cupid Matchmaking Vampires?…It must be Opera by Lora Mahaffey

Bwaa… Haa… Haa… Design Team Member Lora Mahaffey has made a delightful paper theatre called Cupid Matchmaking Vampires?…It must be Opera from the Marionnette Theatre Collage Sheet and Arch Top Theatre Facade (backed with 2 shadowboxes made for this facade — an option for a shallower stage than the full Punch & Judy Theatre).

AND (beside Lora’s witty text — and a tutorial on putting the piece together) Lora has also provided a free pdf so you can make your own speech bubbles and title for the top (and a tiny coffin template)! Just click on the small image of the pdf file at right to download the hi-res version.

Lora has bumped up the (already bright colors) on all the collage sheet images with Copic markers and colored pencils. I love the curtains she added to the sides of the stage (there were already curtains in the Marionnette Theatre image, but she replaced them with curtains from the Gatefold Square Shrine Curtains Collage Sheet (and added extra color and Stickles glitter). You can see some of the curtains on the right side of the photo below (with the girl whose full quote says “I must find a way to make him mine!!”).

Beside all the characters on stage having fangs, Lora also added fangs to the mascaron (you can just see part of him in the lower right corner of the larger image above).

Well done! I love all the color and the whole inspired idea!

See more in Lora’s blog post, her supply list, and another photo (with another feature highlighted) down in the Giveaway!

Plus all colorful tassels that are new today would be another option to add color to a paper theatre!

Hooray for the Vampire Theatre Giveaway

Oooh! Ahh! Another highlight from this theatre! I love the color Lora added to that wide image from the Mini French Ballet Costumes Collage Sheet (with the woman in the center and the garlands of flowers).

And there’s that cute butterfly-winged cherub (let’s say he’s Cupid as he has a bow) from the Pink Children’s Theatre Collage Sheet! Plus the Fancy Scalloped Gold Dresden Borders used throughout looks smashing!

I’m including everything from Lora’s supply list in today’s Giveaway!

Extra: I’m adding a set of the NEW 20mm Silky Green Tassels (yes, there are even more colors that the 8 shown above… and this green looks great with the colors in the theatre).

AND I’m including one of the A Little Birdie/Happy Accident Gift Kits announced in last Thursday’s newsletter — and that FREE gift is still on offer! More info

To enter the Vampire Theatre 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 Night, February 19, 2018).

AND tell me: A Vampire Theatre? What would you make from this group of goodies?

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

Hey, who won the Forest Bathing Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Barb Trumbo! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, February 18th, 2018

43 responses to “A Cupid Vampire Theatre?”

  1. Nadine says:

    The Vampire theater sounds fun!

  2. Kat C says:

    I would have to make Halloween theater !!!

  3. Beth Jones says:

    How fun!! Would love to make the theater come alive…alive…..alive!!!

  4. Lou Conaway says:

    Since it comes with the wonderful “Vampire Theater” sign, it would be a shame not to use it. I would tie tiny silk ribbons around the dances’ necks to hide the fang marks…

  5. Ann F. says:

    A Vampire Theatre would be a blast to make.
    Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  6. A Halloween theme for sure!!!

  7. Margaret D says:

    Lol! Lestat does Broadway! I adore it! And I would do much the same thing. Wonderful giveaway!

  8. Denise Bryant says:

    I love Lora’s vampire theatre! Very fun project!

  9. Barb A says:

    This is too precious! Love how the colors pop. Once again thanks for such great inspiration, all of your artists are so imaginative, another wonderful project.

  10. Olivia says:

    Love this and I’d make something along Halloween theme

  11. Kim R says:

    My teeth could really sink into this wicked Vampire theatre!

  12. Verna says:

    Pretty giveaway. I would work on a spring bird tin. Thanks for inspiration!

  13. definitely a vampire theatre

  14. Emily Dale says:

    I’ll use the supplies in collages

  15. Sarah Lynch says:

    Love the vampire theater!

  16. Nancy O says:

    Would do a spoof on Rocky Horror Picture show…

  17. Laural says:

    Fantastic Idea! I might have to start my own theater frenzy

  18. Rebecca R. says:

    I would make a fairy vampire theatre!

  19. Barb macaskill says:

    I have to agree with Rebecca in Comment #18! A fairy vampire theatre was my first thought when I saw today’s question! GMTA!
    I love the little tassels! So cute and fun! TFS!
    Congratulations to Barb Trumbo on winning the last giveaway! Enjoy!

  20. Jen R says:

    I’m loving the vampire theme so I would make my own, perhaps a little “darker”

  21. Love vampires. Started watching “Dark Shadows” as a kid with my mom years ago.

  22. Kimberly says:

    Yes, a vampyre theater is an awesome idea!

  23. sheila AR says:

    I love the Vampyre theatre with added guest appearances by Wolfman, The Creature, etc. I would probably do a combination of black and white/sepia and color to get the effect I’m thinking of. Great Idea Lora!

  24. Kee Ostler says:

    What a fun kit…..I think that I would definitely do a Halloween theme. 😊

  25. Jan K. says:

    The vampire theater sounds awesome to make! So fun!


  26. Cg says:

    I don’t think I can make anything with it at first! I can see myself sitting around and doing nothing but playing with the tiny tassels! Oh god they are the cutest things I have ever seen! Must. Have.Them.

  27. Karen Mallory says:

    Fun! Fun! I would definitely think about doing a Vampire theater!

  28. Jean marmo says:

    She not sure I would do vampires but this is so creative.

  29. Jo says:

    Yup – I would make a vampire theatre! Or a Halloween Theatre…

  30. Judy Goodwin says:

    Never tried vampires. Might be fun to give it a whirl.

  31. Andrea Pretlow says:

    I would definitely make a Vampyre Theater! My daughter and granddaughters are goofy about Vampire (hyooge Buffy fans).

  32. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats to Barb! Such a colorful Vampire Theatre with all the little touches, great job! I would try it.

  33. I’m sure I’d add tassels to the theatre.

  34. Lana says:

    I’d do a spring fling theme!

  35. Nan N. says:

    Love the vampire theme…I could have a lot of fun with that!

  36. LeAnn says:

    I do like that vampire theatre.

  37. Janet Turner says:

    I love the Vampyre theme.It’s unusual to see something like that this time of the year when everything is hearts and flowers.

  38. Mary Mac says:

    That wold be a fun project.

  39. k toews says:

    how about cat vampire theater?

  40. I like the theater as is. I would not change anything.

  41. Laura callies says:

    A vampire theatre, but much more gruesome and with bloodshed.

  42. Carol Slowik says:

    Not sure that I would do a vampire theme but I love the colors!

  43. Jennifer Krantz says:

    Bela Lugosi would be proud!