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3D Tents by Laura Carson (+ a Tent Giveaway!)

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 October 27th Update: The Tent Giveaway Winner is…

Nice job, Laura Carson! She came up with an idea for 3D tents with solid sides and shows how to cut a variety of door shapes in one side (like that little, unfinished red and white striped tent at right) or just cutting a slit and turning back the edges for that fancy gypsy tent in the larger photo at far right.

There are TWO On Sale! collage sheets with all the pieces needed for 2 styles of tents. (Note: You will need to print (or purchase) either collage sheet twice to make 1 complete tent.) Or you can buy the On Sale! digital set and get FOUR different tents with extra characters and embellishments (and then you can resize the tent, too).

Plus Laura has created a video tutorial so you can see how the pieces go together.

And see those luscious colors and patterns in the turned-back curtains on the gypsy tent (and on the little platform the babe is sitting on)… they’re from the Autumn Song 6×6 Paper Pad! It’s a lovely collection of Autumn prints.

I also want to point out the lanterns on the sides of the tent (from the Halloween Carnival #4 Collage Sheet) and the Brass Man in the Moon Charms serving as “finials” on the “tent poles.” (And all 3 of those items I just highlighted are in today’s Giveaway!)

For more info (and a video tutorial), see Laura’s blog.

Hey, and since a week from today is HALLOWEEN, remember that the BIG SALE on both the Halloween Theme and Halloween Carnival Event Supplies Sections ends October 31st!

Plus don’t forget to look below for the Giveaway Miz Meghan chose, based on Laura’s artwork!

 New Goodies (and in today’s Giveaway!)

3D Halloween Tent Collage Sheet

On Sale!

3D Circus Tent Collage Sheet

On Sale!

3D Tents Set Download

On Sale!

Antique Pewter Eyeball Charms

On Sale!

 Back in Stock

The Big Top Cling-Mounted Stamp Set

Back in Stock and On Sale!

Mini Ring Fasteners

Mini Halloween Cling-Mounted Stamp Set

Back in Stock and On Sale!

Alpha Tiles

Foundations (Box Feet)

Mini Chipboard Scrolls

Back in Stock and On Sale!

Ouija Board Charm

The Melting Pot

Back in Stock and On Sale!


Yay! A Tent Giveaway! And beside the items Laura used when making her tents (the first list below), Meghan went on a tear around the warehouse and pulled a huge group of goodies that could be used to embellish circus, Halloween or gypsy-themed tents!

Remember: you can click on the Giveaway photos on the blog post to see more details. Psst… lots of the following are on sale as part of the Halloween Sale, which will be ending on Halloween!

First, things that Laura used in her tents:

3D Halloween Tent Collage Sheet2 copies!
3D Circus Tent Collage Sheet2 copies!
Elephants #2 Collage Sheet
Halloween Carnival Games #4 Collage Sheet
Halloween Carnival #4 Collage Sheet
Game Spinners Collage Sheet
Gypsy Fortune Teller #2 Collage Sheet
Skeleton Slides Collage Sheet
Hello Pumpkin Collage Sheet
Hello Pumpkin Collage Sheet
Crepe Paper Halloween Collage Sheet
Aerialists Collage Sheet
Crystal Stick Pins
Man in the Moon – Raw Brass
Metal Hands
Autumn Song 6×6 Paper Pad

Next, Meghan’s choices for other goodies:

Antique Pewter Eyeball Charms New!
Silly Circus Scrapbook Paper
Vintage Ephemera Mini Garland (at right)
Fun House Rub-Ons
Tiny Trims Rub-Ons – Gold
Martha Stewart Halloween Animal Masquerade Phrases
Baroque Dresden Borders – Black
Clear Adhesive Acrylic Round Jewels
Onion Dome Die-Cut Chipboard
Valance Curtain Die-Cut Chipboard
Noxious Fumes Fiber Set
Deco Gold Sequins Mix
Iridescent Crescent Moon Beads
Wooden Bingo Tiles – Red
Bakers Twine
Fire Engine Red Tape Measure Trim
Crepe Ribbon – Olive
Crepe Ribbon – Orange
Tinsel – Gold & Silver
Mixed Faceted Teardrops – Orange
Halloween Acrylic Bead Mix
Kraft Mini Tickets (don’t you need a ticket to get into the circus tent?)
Mini Treasure Chest Charm
Flag Buttons2 copies!
Elsie The Elephant Buttons
Jack-o-Lantern Erasers2 copies!
Tiny Glass Spheres in Bottles – Lavender
Tiny Glass Spheres in Bottles – Red
Woodcut Hands Rubber Stamp Set

To enter the Tent Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment below on this blog post by midnight, October 25, 2013 (Friday night PST).

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!

By Sunday morning’s newsletter, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

Posted by Leslie, October 24th, 2013

102 responses to “3D Tents by Laura Carson (+ a Tent Giveaway!)”

  1. Holly Day says:

    Beautiful kit! So many possibilities for projects!

  2. Kim Rayko says:

    WOW! How cool is this! I see a gypsy tent in my future! 🙂

  3. Suzanne Stockinger says:

    Again Laura has out done herself and so has Meg. Would love to work with some of the wonderful papers and great extras. Thank you.

  4. What a clever and beautiful idea! I would love to win one of these fabulous kits! It would look wonderful in our window at the local library!

  5. Ayla says:

    Amazing giveaway!!

  6. Maggi says:

    Oooo I would love to win this, how cool!

  7. Willow says:

    Thanks for a very generous giveaway! Good luck everyone!!!

  8. Vic says:

    So clever. I need the halloween tent for my spooky carnival! Very Awesome!

  9. Vickie says:

    I always feel so good after looking at this page. Love the tents!

  10. Rose Cavalli says:

    They just get better!

  11. Amy Mayfield says:

    Oh, I would LOVE to play with these tents!

  12. Connie L. says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!

  13. Sarah Stout says:

    I love old circus things and this is so cute!

  14. Stacy says:

    That is super cool, super clever, and I want it!!!!

  15. Theresa Grdina says:

    This is so awesome. I just LOVE Laura’s work!!!

    Way cool.

  16. love to enter as always!

  17. Pam Jones says:

    I’d love to win this wonderful tent!

  18. Sheila Lundquist says:


  19. Traci says:

    Laura is amazing as always she has the best ideas. I love the tent and would love to win.

  20. Renee Zarate says:

    Such amazing things in the give-away! Love the tent. I would love to win this!!

  21. Phyllis B. says:

    Love the circus theme!

  22. Lorna says:

    I’m starting to really like Thursdays, there’s always a new project and a fantastic giveaway to look forward to.

  23. Darlene Propp says:

    What a great giveaway! So many cool things. Makes my head spin!

  24. Rise St Arno says:

    Whoa, this camper loves these tents.

  25. Lisa Abate says:

    Wow! This is my kind of circus!

  26. Melanie says:

    I LOVE your tents. I can also envision a beach hut tent, Easter bunny tent and Christmas tent. You probably have already designed those! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  27. Shari Czerwinski says:

    WOW! Fabulous prize package. Thanks 🙂

  28. Wow, I love anything that has to do with the circus. This would be a great give-a-way win. I would be busy, busy, busy.

  29. Deb Neerman says:

    This is so cool and clever! Thanks for the chance to have one of my very own!!

  30. Lindy says:

    These are so innovative! So many possibilities other than circus tents too!

  31. Ann C says:

    Such a great theme! I love this kit!

  32. Stacy says:

    These little tents are too cute – and all the great “goodies” that come with it – endless possibilities!!!

  33. Barbara Ramey says:

    Cute little Tents, can’t wait to make a few!

  34. Adorable tents. I still don’t want to go camping!

  35. kim says:

    Here we go again!!!! Another great idea and giveaway.

  36. DebbieK says:

    Wow! Those tents are amazing! I would love to win the generous give-away. It would be soooo much fun. Thanks for the chance:)

  37. Sandi James says:

    this is SO ME!! Pick me, pick me!!

  38. Ritva says:

    Such a fun tent, and great giveway!

  39. Marcie says:

    How fun, what a treat to win!
    Thanks for the chance!

  40. Valerie says:

    How do you know who won the last giveaway?

  41. Jen R says:

    Very inspiring!

  42. Karen says:

    Holy moly! This giveaway is full of lots of stuff. Lauren’s and Meaghan’s choices are great!

  43. Marilyn H says:

    Gorgeous tent by Laura. She always amazes.

  44. Lori Wilczek says:

    I love this give away!! What fun!

  45. angelic says:

    I love the tents! I hope I’m the lucky winner.

  46. Karen Crowder says:

    You have my at”tent”ion with this giveaway!

  47. Lou Anne says:

    Fabulous as always! Please enter my name in this awesome giveaway.

  48. Michele Biondolillo says:

    Wow More oustanding inspiration!

  49. Edith says:

    would love to win! best creative website and Ideas ever

  50. Sandy Holva says:

    I just love tents, soooo much fun!

  51. Jackie says:

    Great giveaway! Laura’s gypsy tent is my fav!!!

  52. Savyon says:

    This is so tremendously exciting I am completely beside myself!

  53. Love the tent! The tent idea could be used as a tent on the beach with bathing beauties! All kind of ideas for this tent are comming loud and clear. How about a tent representing ones camping trip or girlscout camping? All kinds of ideas I can come up with! Wish to win this lovely craft package from alphastamps!

  54. Juanita M says:

    Once more Laura and Alphastamps have out done themselves. What a great giveaway.

  55. Juanita M says:

    Great Kit! Once more Laura and Alphastamps have out done themselves.

  56. Heather Maxwell says:

    Tents! Used to live in one, better to make cute craft ones instead. 🙂 Very cool graphics!

  57. Another amazing project & giveaway – Laura is SO talented & your products are SO inspiring 🙂

  58. Brenda Lubrant says:

    I have never seen anyone make something like this out of paper. This project is great and unbelievable.

  59. Sharon says:

    The tent is stunning…the prize package very generous. Great job on both!

  60. mary mac says:

    What a fabulous project.

  61. Jackie P says:

    A very generous giveaway!

  62. Holly Cramer says:

    Love the circus project, it likes like amazing fun.

  63. Hope says:

    As always, awesome kit from you guys!!

  64. Jane T says:

    Looks like a fun kit to put together. I need a project to get my mojo working. 🙂

  65. Missy Faught says:

    Really, really, really hope I win these Amazing products!!! Have so been wanting to do a fortune teller stand/tent!

  66. What a great idea for a topper for my box that holds my tarot cards!

  67. Lori says:

    Wow, what a give away! The tents are amazing, fun creation Laura!!!

  68. Debbie Rollier says:

    I know I was a Gypsy in past life, so I really need to win this kit. I love it all. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  69. Cindy says:

    Lush kits! Laura never ceases to amaze me with her creativity! Pease enter me into this awesome giveaway.

  70. Victoria says:

    Love this give away! The tents are a great idea. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  71. p boszko says:

    another great give away…thanks so much for the opportunity to win fantastic stuff!

  72. Susan Gunter says:

    Oh so much fun! I’m in!

  73. Jo says:

    These are beautiful! I love her work!!
    Thanks for the instructions and the giveaways!

  74. Diane Douglas says:

    OH MY GOODNESS this give away is fantastic. Love absolutely everything about it. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Take care

  75. Kate says:

    This is a stunning tent by Laura all the details!

  76. Alice says:

    The tents are a great idea!

  77. S. Patterson says:

    Outstanding work by Laura !

  78. Heather Reed says:

    Oh lala!! The possibilities!! <3

  79. sheila AR says:

    So cool…imagination runs wild deciding what surprises to put in the tents! Thanks again alpha and once again laura, you delight!

  80. Roberta S says:

    These tents are ultra cool! That Laura sure has awesome ideas! I’d love to win this give-away!

  81. Ellen Heller says:

    I’d love to win this fabulous gift

  82. Mandy says:

    As always, would love to win! Thanks for having such great stuff!

  83. Ceci says:

    These are wonderful! Thanks for showing us how it’s done!

  84. Carmen Willis says:

    Another amazing project Laura! I love your creations. They look so fun to make.
    I hope I’m picked for this wonderful giveaway! Have my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for this one!

  85. Yes Yes please…i love all this great stuff !!!

  86. Pam Weiler says:

    WOW, a fabulous giveaway. I love the tents. I hope I win this amazing giveaway.

  87. cathyn says:

    Fun tent idea. Would love to win this.

  88. April Dudko says:

    These are such a fantastic new idea! My mind is already running away with ideas. Thanks for the chance to win!

  89. Debra Gibson says:

    Very cool idea! Thanks for the chance to win !

  90. Cindy Fitch says:

    The Circus has come to town! Thank you Laura and AlphaStamps for a wonderful giveaway. I hope i win!

  91. Pat Sayre McCoy says:

    I wish I could see Laura’s tent in person to pick it up and admire it up close. Such an amazing creation. And the give-away is great too–love all those beads. Please add me to the drawing.

  92. Lori says:

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

  93. Thank you for the chance to win this giveaway. These tents look like they will be so much fun to make.

  94. Wow! Fabulous, terrific, out of sight. Only limited by ones imagination. Really cool, great giveaway.

  95. Kathy Bumb says:

    What a gorgeous giveaway from a store that I just love. Keep up the great store!!!!

  96. Debi says:

    Wow! Does it get any better than this? This giveaway is fantabulous!

  97. Sylvia L. says:

    I love the idea of the 3-D tents, and all the great items used in the projects.

  98. Sue says:

    Always look forward to AlphaStamps’ inspiration! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  99. taradid says:

    What a wonderful project by Laura and another amazing giveaway! Thanks for sharing!

  100. Miss Iowa says:

    I hope I’m not too late! Wonderful projects.

  101. Thalia Kottke says:

    What an awesome set, pick me pick me.