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French Perfume Display (+ Lace Tinting Tutorial!)

Filed under Art Projects, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Jeanne Draachreider, Newsletters, Springtime in Paris Kit, Tutorials

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 Jeanne’s project that are still available on the new site.

Wow! I love all the tips and samples of tinting lace and ribbons in Jeanne’s tutorials! Plus new items (perfect for tinting lace!), tons of new goodies added to the clearance section, and two FREE offers! First, I’ll let Bella take the lead and introduce Jeanne’s project.

Design Team Member Jeanne Draachreider has put together a lovely French Perfume Display for you to not only adore, but with a tutorial for you to make your own display!

Ah, Springtime in Paris! Walking by the parfumerie you think, “WHAT is that smell? I must have been kissed by angel wings!” You’re lured in by the sillage of perfume… wrapping it’s seductive arms around you… whispering “buy the biggest bottle of me no matter how expensive I am…” So you temporarily lose your mind and you buy the biggest bottle forgetting that your rent is due. Oh wait. That was me in my 20s. Now I just make my own mind-altering perfumes, but I digress!

Continuing on with the Springtime in Paris Kit theme, Jeanne has taken On Sale! Paper Mache House Accordion Shrine to make the Perfume Display. Yes, I know. There’s only ONE panel not 3 in Jeanne’s display but guess what? You’ll have 2 extra panels to make something else out of with the other two you don’t use. I just love art supplies that can be used for multiple projects, don’t you?

Jeanne covered her display with Glamour and Grunge Scrapbook Papers then added images from the New! Paris in Bloom Collage Sheet (that Jeanne designed!) and the Romantic Perfume Labels Collage Sheet. To make things easy, Jeanne ran her images and scrapbook paper through the Xyron 510 – Creative Station. So handy-dandy that Xyron 510, I must get myself one!

The Pink Rose Garland is intertwined with the Cherry Blossom Garland and draped across the back wall of the display and check out that cute little Eiffel Tower that came from the I See Paris Cling-Mounted Stamp Set that’s right up front. (Noticing that I don’t have this stamp set. How can that be?!)

My favorite part of the whole display, as far as technique goes, is the 3/8 Inch Looped Ivory Lace. Why? Well because it is SO easy to do and you can color the lace (or muslin, or trims) in just about any color with Distress Stains or with the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Products.

Oh, but I’m not going to tell you how to create lace in the colors of your dreams: Jeanne is! You’re in for a special treat with not only a tutorial on how she made her Perfume Display, but Jeanne has also created a fabulous tutorial on how to color, stain and ink a myriad of items.

Check out the listing of components that Jeanne used, then head on over to her tutorial and/or see more photos in the Gallery.

After you’ve seen the first tutorial, then come on back over here and get ready to get your hands full of color with Jeanne’s Tinting Lace Tutorial.

Psst… Leslie taking over again. It’s not like me, but I went a little wild with pink in the Pink Shrine Giveaway below (I’m actually one of those designers who only wears black… not always the best choice in 100 degree California heat!)

And some of the pink papers (and the whole Flora Paper & Sticker Set!) that I added to the Giveaway, I also added to the Clearance Section (which means they’re 80% off)!

Note: last Thursday we announced a FREE Gift Kit, and that offer is still on: a Little Metal Bits FREE Gift Kit is FREE for all orders over $20! More info and a photo are below.

Even though this is a holiday weekend, we’ll all be here Monday… catching up and getting ready for the June kits to be announced next Sunday!

 Thursday Newsletter Recap: A Gilded Life

Don’t Forget Thursday’s Newsletter
including a beautiful Winged Heart Shrine by Design Team Member Rhea Freitag

A Gilded Life Theme Section

New and On Sale!

Little Metal Bits FREE Gift Kit

I’ve was inspired by both projects featured on Thursday and picked out some little keys, crowns, wings and Fleur de Lys charms for a new little FREE kit!


Hooray! A Pink Shrine Giveaway!

I started with many of Jeanne’s perfume shrine supplies:
– 3/8 Inch Looped Ivory Lace
– Cherry Blossom Garland
– Jolie Red Chrysanthemum Scrapbook Paper
– Paper Mache House Accordion Shrine
– Paris Collage Collage Sheet
– Paris in Bloom Collage Sheet
– Pink Rose Garland
– Red Birdcage Scrapbook Paper
– Romantic Perfume Labels Collage Sheet
– Crystal Stick Pins
(Here’s a repeat of Jeanne’s Supply List so you can get links/photos of all of those things… plus there are close-up of the scrapbook papers and the collage sheets below.)

Then, as I mentioned above, something came over me and I added a bunch more pink items:
Mulberry Paper Carnations – Pink
Mauve/Red Bead Mix (Now on Clearance!)
Summer Picnic Scrapbook Paper (Now on Clearance!)
Flora Paper & Sticker Set (A big set! And Now on Clearance!)
Distress Stain – Peeled Paint (ok, not pink! and not used in the shrine, but Jeanne did some pretty samples in her Lace Tinting Tutorial using this color of stain)
7/8 Inch Fancy Fan Ivory Lace
Key To My Heart – Dreamy Scrapbook Paper
Key To My Heart 6×6 Paper Pad (Yes! Another paper set!)
Mini Rose Buds – Cream-Pink-Brown

Note: all of those items I just mentioned are ALL On Sale! They may not be on 80% Clearance, but they are all marked down!

To enter the Pink Shrine 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, May 26, 2014).

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

Hey, who won Thursday’s Bees & Bookmarks Giveaway? That would be Brenda Cerny! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, May 25th, 2014

138 responses to “French Perfume Display (+ Lace Tinting Tutorial!)”

  1. Oh, wow! This would be such a perfect birthday gift for my sister! She would love to own it – and I’d have a terrific time creating it! Your collection of materials is just amazing … if you’ll throw my name into the cyber hat, I will sit here with my fingers crossed (even though that’s going to make surfing the internet a more labored affair that usual!).

  2. Liane Ceglar says:

    Another beautiful Giveaway….love all the materials ncluded, crossing my fingers (and toes) for getting lucky !!!!!

  3. Beth Jones says:

    Lovely, lovely….Hope to get this one!! Smiles…

  4. Renee Shedivy says:

    Well, I rarely enter these online things but when you said you wear a lot of black (and you’re still very creative) I just had to post because that’s about all I wear also except for the bright pink and purple streak in my blonde hair. That and I love to dye lace. So thanks for making me feel I’m creative in spite of wearing black.

  5. Marcie Knowles says:

    Fun giveaway, thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

  6. Darlene Propp says:

    Great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Oh, I love PINK! one of my fav colors. Also, I want to try my hand at dieing the lace.

  8. Lori Turner says:

    Beautiful pink stuff! Love it all, hope I win! Pick me, please! :o) Blessings, Lori

  9. Ritva says:

    Beautiful and romantic, just lovely.

  10. Patti Flasch says:

    Your Design Team always provides the best tutorials, and your giveaways are awesome!

  11. Lori SW says:

    What a gorgeous shrine!!! And PINK to boot. Great give away, hope I win.

  12. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Beautiful materials to create beautiful things.

  13. Holly M. says:

    So much beauty in one place! I feel a bit weak in the knees.

  14. Evelyn Valencia says:

    So beautiful. I love it!

  15. Really lovely, I would love to have it.

  16. Rosemary Sharon says:

    I love pink….I love shrines….I love roses….I love lace…I love perfume…..need I say it?…I love this give away….every girlie girl I know will…….yes!

  17. Birgit says:

    Pink is just fabulous! 🙂

    Happy creating,

  18. Jen R says:

    Great tutorial and lovely giveaway! Thank you

  19. Cherie says:

    Another beautiful collection!

  20. Liz Russell says:

    What a gorgeous project and awesome giveaways! Crossing my fingers!

  21. KIM says:


  22. M White says:

    Pink – my favorite spring color. Love this one.

  23. Diana Kelly says:

    I love the shrine! Thank you for another marvelous giveaway!!!!!

  24. Virginia S. says:

    Wow! The detail on this is amazing and pink? I loove pink!

  25. Teresa Currie says:

    Love your Pink Shrine Giveaway, especially the pink rose garland and the unique Romantic Perfume Labels Collage Sheet!!

  26. Arlene Wheeler says:


  27. Traci says:

    Another great givaway-love the lace sooo pretty!

  28. Stefanie says:

    This is fab! I collect mini perfumes & it’s given me loads of display ideas 🙂

  29. barbara macaskill says:

    WOW! What a wonderful tutorial for Jeanne’s beautiful Shrine! I am in love with those perfume bottles and am going to have to go on a treasure hunt to see if I can find some of my own.
    The lace dyeing tutorial is also quite informative!! I love creating my own colored laces and ribbons. They add so much to a project.
    Love this week’s giveaway and whoever wins is a lucky duck indeed! Thanks for the chance to win all these goodies! Happy Memorial Day!

  30. Blair Lowery says:

    What a lovely collection. Hope I win

  31. Awesome crafty things!!

  32. Deb Ring says:

    what a lovely collection. thank you for the tut on tinting lace, will be most helpful in the future

  33. April says:

    Nice display!!!

  34. joann west says:

    Who doesn’t love Paris in bloom in the spring. Lovely.

  35. Deb Neerman says:

    Wow, what a lovely collection of wonderfulness! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

  36. Lesley Sutton says:

    Gorgeous! I have been admiring that chrysanthemum paper for a while but needed a reason… et voila!


  37. Diane says:

    This *Springtime in Paris* give-away has so many goodies that it looks like Christmas!

  38. Helen Potter says:

    This giveaway is beautiful! I would love to have every single bit in it. Thank you again for the chance to win.

  39. Karen says:

    Looks like it could be a fun little project – lots of variety.

  40. judy golden says:

    This giveaway looks so pretty, right up my alley, as I’m trying to crate the shabby chic look. Good luck all~

  41. Gail Gill says:

    That is just beautiful. I’d love to make one. Thanks for the chance.

  42. Carrie Snyder says:

    What a perfect spring project!! Beautiful!

  43. Marilyn H says:

    Awesome giveaway!

  44. Edith says:

    gorgeous and beautiful as always
    thank’s for the chance

  45. DianeD says:

    Everything is always prettier in pink!

  46. Lori Wilczek says:

    So Beautiful! I would love to win this.

  47. Mary Mac says:

    Love all the beautiful Pink with this giveaway and will need to try tinting my own lace now, great video.

  48. Lynn Fox says:

    Fantastic giveaway! My granddaughter loves PINK!! I’d love to make this for her…she’s be tickled pink!

  49. Lorrie Koenig says:

    What a beautiful feminine project. I just adore pink and all the accompanying shades of it. All of the laces, floral..this giveaway is me…girly..ha.
    Thanks for the drawing. What fun!

  50. Sandy says:

    This is right down my alley!

  51. Luanne Shoup says:

    just what I need for my perfume bottle collection!

  52. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    Cute as can be!

  53. Juanita M says:

    “Paris in the Spring”…not only, but Paris all year around if you are the winner of this kit.

  54. Carmen Willis says:

    Very delightful giveaway. Love the lace die tutorial. Thank you for the wonderful inspirations.

  55. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    This one just has to be mine!

  56. gerri h says:

    Such delicious projects and giveaways!

  57. Emily N says:

    I love pink!

  58. Diana Kitsmiller says:

    Great giveaway and tutorial!

  59. Beverly M. says:

    Great for Spring!

  60. Erica Holan says:

    As always, thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂

  61. Lorna E. says:

    I love Sundays & Thursdays, the projects are inspiring and the giveaways never disappoint. Thanks Alpha Stamps.

  62. Sandi Cotroneo says:

    Ooh la la, I love this assembly of materials!!

  63. Ginette says:

    Pink is my color and I’ll be sure to blush if I’m the winner.

  64. Shanna says:

    Stunning creation and fabulously fun products!

  65. Beverly VanderWerf says:

    This is so pretty! Very feminine and who doesn’t love pink!

  66. LeAnn says:

    Beautiful shrine. Love the tinted lace.

  67. Tabitha Klucking says:

    Tinted lace! Definitely trying this!

  68. Sokat says:

    All things French and pink

  69. Sandra Bolliger says:

    Awesome giveaway, love the tinted lace.

  70. melody says:

    I read ‘pink shrine’ and thought of my daughter’s hot-pink hair. If I win, I’d make it for her <3

  71. MaggieM says:

    I’m a “pink” girl – love all shades of pink, so this giveaway makes me drool! I already purchased the perfume label collage sheet and would love to create something similar to the shrine project above. I knew about staining lace with alcohol inks but have yet to do so….maybe my next or second next project:)

  72. Jamie says:

    Beautiful shrine. Love the design.

  73. Lesline Williams says:

    I would just love to win this gorgeous collecction.

  74. Linda Isbell says:

    Beautiful display! I sure hope I will win it.

  75. Linda Ellis says:

    What an inspiration, thank you!

  76. Rima St.John says:

    Lovely shrine Jeanne and great tutorial….love, love pink but, I too wear black almost exclusively…hey, what else would I wear, I’m from New York. Sometimes, we all look like we’re in mourning!! Lol. Thanks for the chance to win this ‘chuck full of goodies’ give-a-way.

  77. Louanne says:

    Holy, moly mackeroly! The things that I could do with this kit. I hope I win.

  78. my favorite color is pink! love this!

  79. Barbara Milton says:

    I love France, perfume and pink! This is a chance to create a gorgeous, vintage style brought into today, feminine display. Thanks!

  80. coco says:

    Fabulous project and new giveaway!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  81. Jo says:

    So Pretty!!!!

  82. Debbie Rollier says:

    I love it!

  83. Pretty pretty, a pretty win it would be!

  84. Karen Mallory says:

    Ooooh! All my favorite things in this giveaway! NICE!!

  85. angelic says:

    What a wonderful collection! Thanks for the chance to win.

  86. Roberta S says:

    Oh, wow, this is a fantastic giveaway–I love all that pink and red!! Please pick me!

  87. Kathy Bumb says:

    What a gorgeous giveaway as all your giveaways are. Love your store!!!!!

  88. Nancy S says:

    I so love pink. What a great giveaway!

  89. Charlene says:

    Beautiful things!

  90. Voight says:

    I’m in love! Anything at all to do with shrines! In fact, something about LBDs is coming to me now…

  91. Cocoa says:

    Love it! And the things are pink!

  92. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    Everything is pretty in pink. Mahalo for the op to win.

  93. Suze says:

    So pretty.

  94. GG says:

    The Paris in Spring shrine pertaining to perfume is perfect for me. I have collected perfume bottles for over35 years and this gives inspiration how to show some of them off. Beautiful! Perfect! Wonderful! Exciting.

  95. Lovely.

    My sister just had a Paris themed wedding. It would suit this perfectly.

  96. Pretty in pink! Love this giveaway! Thank you for putting my name in! Jeanne’s art and tuts are awesome!! Well done Jeanne Draachreider!

  97. Lorna Dufrane says:

    So pretty and pink, love it!

  98. Jackie Barth says:

    How lovely! Hope I win it!

  99. Kristie says:

    Pink is my favorite color. I really love this!

  100. Hannah Foss says:

    Beautiful!!! Hope iI win!

  101. Mary-Ann says:

    So pretty!

  102. Lisa M says:

    I can almost smell it! What a lovely gift idea.

  103. Debra says:

    Pick me Pick me!!!!

  104. April Dudko says:

    This is dreamy! Thanks for the chance to win this great package!

  105. Jeanne Kelly says:

    Oh my goodness! The lace alone would be a fabulous giveaway!!

  106. I llllooooove this !!! ya’ll are so creative, I collect perfume bottles, and this is a great way to add to the mix !!!Ya’ll are so wonderful,and many Thanks to all of you !

  107. ya’ll are so creative, I collect perfume bottles, and this is a great way to add to the mix !!!Ya’ll are so wonderful,and many Thanks to all of you !

  108. Paulanne says:

    Just sitting here waiting to be picked…please?

  109. Kimberly says:

    Pick me pick me, please!!!

  110. Me Pugh says:

    What a beautiful collection – love the lace tinting – I have tried this technique on ribbon and it just adds that extra level of attention. Thanks.

  111. Carol Slowik says:

    Very nice! Thanks for the chance to win it!

  112. Paulette Akagi says:

    Lovely collection…thanks for this giveaway.

  113. Orlie Sevesron says:

    I love all the Beautiful collections you put together. I would be honored to win any one of your kits.

  114. Arminta says:

    I only enter the conotests of those that really attract me, so this is one of those!

  115. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome giveaway… lovin’ the pink!

  116. Lori Devoux says:

    I’m livin for this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  117. Alice H says:

    I can’t wait to start tinting–just lovely. Another inspiring post.

  118. Sue S says:

    Great giveaway-love the tinted lace!

  119. Debra Gibson says:

    What I wouldn’t do to win this giveaway!!! WOW!! LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!

  120. Karen says:

    Wonderful give away, I would love to win this

  121. Michele Biondolillo says:

    Another beautiful giveaway!

  122. Jo says:

    Oh la la! Ce manifique!

  123. Jenny S. says:

    Beautiful! Love! Thank you…

  124. Nancy says:

    Love these images, and the whole project is just lovely. Thanks for the chance to win.

  125. Kay W says:

    It’s a beautiful collection!

  126. Love all the projects! Would love to win some craft materials to recreate these projects and more. Thank you and your team for the chance to win!

  127. Jen says:

    Wow! I love it!

  128. Roxanne says:

    Ah, such an elegant project! I don’t think its an accident that we long for those more gentler days of elegance and Bliss! Thank you for sharing this inspiring project…and chance to win some goodies! 🙂

  129. Marcie in Montana says:

    Just beautiful! Love the elegance. Makes my heart sing!

  130. Dena Cottrell says:

    Another beautiful collection. I would love to win.

  131. So sweet – so many goodies!!

  132. Kathy M says:

    What an amazing, beautiful kit! I’d be so delighted to win this kit. My mind is racing with possibilities.

  133. sheila AR says:

    I love the shrine and the tinted lace, so beautiful, and thanks so much for the tutorial…excited to try!! Have a bunch of perfume minis and just ordered lots of paper flowers…please pick me!!!thanks alpha and jeanne!!

  134. Mary Gryger says:

    Paris is always a good idea.

  135. Miss Iowa says:

    Love the pops of pink in the shrine.

  136. Susan Gunter says:

    I just love this! Please pick me! I want to get busy and make it!!!

  137. Brenda Lubrant says:

    It cannot get any better; a pink Paris theme.