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Bee Bottles & The Wolf at the Door

Filed under Art Projects, Bella Ayers, Featured Artwork, Giveaways, Laura Carson, Newsletters, Red Riding Hood 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 Bella’s project that are still available on the new site.

More Bees? ! know! All the projects Laura made in her last bee extravaganza were fab, and she has even more in store! Before I hand over this introduction to Miz Bella (Kim Ayers), I want to note that Miz Bella herself also has a fabulous project today! (Truly amazing as poor Bella is down with the flu!) And I also want to mention the New Bits & Books FREE Gift Kit! Plus, don’t forget to enter TWO new Giveaways (more info below)!

It seems, Dear Readers, that Miz Laura Carson hasn’t quit with her buzzing around like a bee drunk off of its own honey. We have even more beautiful projects from her with a bee theme!

Take a look at the altered bee bottle (at right) that would be perfect to use as harvest and Fall decor (made with one of the New and On Sale! Honey Bee Glass Bottles). Don’t go getting all freaked out that you couldn’t replicate it — because Laura takes you through it step by step and it is bee-yond easy. Yeah, horrible pun but it’s the fever I have talking not me!

I love the bee skep topper. I’m not going to tell you how to make it, my fever won’t allow it. However! Once you see how it is made couldn’t you see making some too cute bee skep ornies out of them as well? Embellished and hanging off of a garland, dangling from the center center of a Fall wreath or hanging off an autumn tree would look just fab.

Next up are TWO mason jar toppers! Both of them use images from her Bees Collage Sheet on the top of the lids (toppers).

And how cute is that little mobile hanging inside (hooked to the underside of the lid)! And the jar lights up (with an LED Tea Light inside)!

Follow Laura’s tutorial and make your own bee themed jar or go a step further and change it up a bit for Halloween or any holiday you’d like. It would look pretty cute right smack in the middle if your kitchen window or the middle if your dining room table.

Ok. Leslie taking over again. Wow! I love all the dark red and green in Bella’s Little Red Riding Hood House (Christmas colors but not Christmasy at all!)

Bella started with one of the New and On Sale! Personal House Shrine Kits. Then she noticed the happy accident that the width of the house exactly matches the width of the Small Paper Mache Books. So she attached a book to the back of her shrine and created a storybook house (see the book on the back of the house at right). Clever!

Bella explains, “I put the house on a Candlestick Holder. Then glued the paper mache book to the back of the house so that bottom of book was flush with bottom of candlestick. The candlestick is what holds everything up.”

Take a peek at Miz Bella’s Supply List and then scroll down for more inspiration and to enter the Giveaways! And don’t forget the new Bits & Books FREE Gift Kit (with pages from an antique Brothers’ Grimm book)!

 Back In Stock Items  

Domed Apothecary Bottles

Gold Sweeper Fringe
On Sale!

Iron Gate Wood Flourishes


Hooray! A Big Bad Wolf House Giveaway!

In addition to these goodies from Miz Bella’s Little Red Riding Hood House (that’s a link to the supply list with links and photos):
– Mixed Red Tiny Paper Roses
– Oh Grannie Dear Collage Sheet
– Personal House Shrine Kit
– Red Music Scrapbook Paper
– Red Riding Hood #1 Collage Sheet
– Small Paper Mache Book
– The Wolf At The Door Collage Sheet
– Tiny Green Leaf Garland

I included a set of the New and On Sale! Miniature Pinecone Picks.

And one of the New Bits & Books FREE Gift Kits.

AND one of the Dragonfly Chipboard Tabbed Albums (see photos below and more info about how TEN of you can win one!)

To enter the Big Bad Wolf House 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, August 15, 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 check your mailbox on Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

PLUS, see below for info about the Special Dragonfly Chipboard Tabbed Album Giveaway (for TEN lucky winners — randomly chosen from all orders placed today through August 18th)!

Hey, who won the Snarky Housewives Tins Giveaway? That would be Jen R! Please check your email for my message about getting your mailing address.

Posted by Leslie, August 14th, 2014

104 responses to “Bee Bottles & The Wolf at the Door”

  1. Jo says:

    One of my favorite fables!!!!!

  2. marge says:

    this looks so cute….hope to win.

  3. Lynn Fox says:

    Your design team knocks it out of the park, I have to say! I love Little Red Riding Hood, my dad used to read it to me…I have to try my hand at creating a shrine. Maybe I’ll get lucky…finally…or not…simply looking at all these beauties is awesome!

  4. IKE says:

    WoWZA !! That is soooo awesome – I would just love to have me a wolf house 😀
    Such a fabulous creation 😀

    IKE x

  5. Mr random selector please pick me, please pick me!! I just love Little Red Riding Hood!!

  6. maree natal says:

    Congrats, Jen R! What sweetness.

  7. April says:

    Oh random selector Gods, I really wanna win this

  8. Mary Jochems says:

    Oh almighty random selector lady pleaseeeee pick me!!

  9. Patti G says:

    very cute Red Riding Hood House. Would love to win it.

  10. Connie L says:

    Yes please!!!!!!!

  11. julie conrad says:

    Oh my!!! I would love to win!!! Hoping I’m lucky!!!!!!

  12. Holly Day says:

    LOVE Little Red Riding Hood! What a wonderful giveaway!

  13. Love this would love to win

  14. Jen R says:

    Wow that bee bottle is bee-utiful!

  15. Karen Crowder says:

    I “bee” “wolf”ing down this giveaway.

  16. Cristy nava says:


  17. Traci says:

    Love the Bee theme lots of great ideas. I have to try them out!

  18. Vickie says:

    You know I can handle any wolf that comes to my door! Lovely inspiration, just beeautiful!

  19. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Send those bees and the big, bad guy right to my door!

  20. Faith says:

    Loving the bee theme!
    Ah but those little houses have so much potential…. Red Riding Hood, all kinds of Halloween fun…… Very cool!

  21. Shanna says:

    How fun. I love the red riding hood!

  22. Barbara Ramey says:

    Love this giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win

  23. angelic says:

    I love the red riding theme. Thanks for the inspirations.

  24. Dena Cottrell says:

    Lovely set of Red Riding Hood goodies! Would live to win!

  25. barbara macaskill says:

    Oh my Leslie! What big prizes you have today! Love the Red Riding Hood project and would love to make my own story book box! So many good things happening today on the blog that I am all abuzzzzzzzzzzz! Can’t wait to see who the lucky winners are!

  26. Sandy says:

    Absolutely wonderful!

  27. Stefanie says:

    Amazing work on the bee bottle – and I just love Red Riding Hood :o)

  28. Mary Mac says:

    The collage papers of this giveaway are just the best.

  29. Kay (Texfolkart) says:

    Oh wow! How awesome is this giveaway!! Fingers crossed!

  30. Marty P says:

    Super altered bottle ideas. And another great giveaway. Love the tiny paper roses!

  31. Cherie says:

    Great Giveaway! Love it!

  32. Christine V says:

    These are fabulous! I’d love a shot at making some of my own…Thanks for doing these fun giveaways!

  33. Gloria Stafford says:

    What a fun giveaway!!!

  34. Noreen says:

    I’m really enjoying all the Red Riding Hood projects!

  35. Vic says:

    Love that pesky big bad wolf! Excellent giveaway!

  36. Roxanne says:

    hahah..That Red Riding Hood project is a hoot! Love it! Oh how I wish I’d win this…you all have such great embellishments! love Alpha Stamps!

  37. Emily N. says:

    Very cute giveaway!

  38. Yvette LeBlanc says:

    love it!!

  39. Patti Flasch says:

    Laura and Bella are both generous, inspirational artists. Thanks to all of you at Alpha Stamps for continuing to share these incredible projects with us!

  40. Sue H. says:

    What fun!

  41. Beth Jones says:

    What a cute giveaway!! Thanks

  42. Marge McInerny says:

    Wow! Hey Mr. R. I would sure love to win this!

  43. Debra Gibson says:

    Wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! this would be so great to win such a prize !

  44. Madelin Wolf says:

    I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  45. Karen says:

    I hope I am selected so it will “bee” mine – all mine – mine – mine. (sinister laugh follows)

  46. Linda Lee says:

    Awesome…LOVE those beeeees!!!

  47. Karen Mallory says:

    I so love the giveaways. Even if I don’t win there are so many ideas to use!

  48. Oh WOW love love it!

  49. Russell says:

    Yes, please! This is very nice.

  50. Wendy says:

    Your artists are so clever! I love the little bit of the Grimm story added. Thanks for the great giveaways, and the lovely ideas from your team.

  51. Pam Weiler says:

    Love this project.

  52. Ritva says:

    Storytelling! Such a fun!

  53. Wolves are cool!so is alpha stamps!

  54. What a great collection. Love to win!

  55. Lou Anne Colodny says:

    I’d welcome the big bad wolf in this house…

  56. Daylan says:

    Wow! These are lovely!

  57. Jennifer Pospichal says:

    More fun cuteness…and sinister wolfishness!

  58. Anneke says:

    Anazing projects, would love to win!

  59. Helen Potter says:

    Love this giveaway!

  60. Nancy S says:

    What awesome ideas!

  61. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Yum, fun!

  62. Cocoa says:

    This is great! Would love to have it on it’s way to me!!!

  63. Lori Wilczek says:

    Alway wonderful products and giveaways!

  64. Jennifer Bumb says:

    Love this giveaway – it is adorable with the Little Red Riding Hood theme.

  65. Willow says:

    Amazing you guys are so talented. I’m always surprised. Thank alpha stamps you rock!

  66. Carmen says:

    Laura,& Kim, you’re brilliant! I must make one of each of your delightful Honey Bee Glass Jars and Red Riding Hood Cottage. Sure would be nice to win The Wolf at the Door goodies in this giveaway!

  67. Sokat says:

    I remain impressed

  68. Gerri herbst says:

    I ain’t afraid of no wolf! Just love your inspiration.

  69. orianna says:

    what an unusual theme. I enjoy it.

  70. Jeanne Kelly says:

    I’m making a “bee” project right one out of an upcycled plastic pretzel container. You have such wonderful inspiration in your blog

  71. Ginger Benedict says:

    Mix Laura Carson does it again! She’s one of the most exciting artist I know.

  72. LoriSW says:

    Fabulous bottle art! Love the Wolf at the Door too! Way to go artists.

  73. Kim says:

    As always” LOVE IT”

  74. Ivy Laine says:

    Awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance!!!

  75. Jan Hudson says:

    I love this! The colors are great, true to the time they could all have been drawn. This could be my fall project, for my granddaughters, all 4. From 23 to 5.

  76. Lori says:

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

  77. taradid says:

    I sure hope that this wolf comes knocking at my door! Thanks for letting me invite him in.

  78. Luna Bird says:

    you guys just have way too much fun

  79. DebR says:

    Loving Laura’s new bee bottles and the Red Riding Hood house is wonderful! Thanks for another great giveaway.

  80. bonnie bird says:

    I think I’d better try my hand at making those stunning bee bottles for my most amazing, fabulous, and favorite mixed media shop, the Bee Hive,LLC in Toledo, Oregon!! I just love Thursday’s and Sunday’s to see what new, and creative projects Alpha Stamps have dreamed up!!

  81. Gail Gill says:

    Just gorgeous and so very creative. I love it!

  82. Does your team EVER run out of ideas!! But then again, how could they with all those fabulous goodies to play with 🙂

  83. Lorna E. says:

    Love Laura’s bottles!

  84. Miss Iowa says:

    Love the bee jars! Really hope I win this time.

  85. Nelda Johnson says:

    Love it all! Definetly going to make one of Laura’s bee bottles.

  86. Jo says:

    Love Red Riding Hood and the Wolf!

  87. That Laura Carson is most clever!! I love her Bee Jars!!

  88. Marilyn H says:

    Laura is the best!

  89. Debbie Rollier says:

    I love Red Riding Hood. Please pick my number!

  90. Carol Slowik says:

    Would love to win this giveaway! Just received my August kit and I could really expand. Thank you for the opportunity!

  91. Kate says:

    love the kit!!! I collect all sorts of Red Riding Hood stuff…this would be great addition!

  92. Beverly M. says:

    Fun, fun, fun!

  93. Luanne Shoup says:

    gotta love the little red hiding hood!!!

  94. HawaiianLibrarian says:

    GRRRR! What delicious projects you’ve shared, and handsome prize package, also…the better to create with!

  95. LeAnn says:

    Amazing jars!

  96. Amanda Miller says:

    This is so much fun! Love it

  97. Thalia Kottke says:

    Another great giveaway.

  98. Brenda Carter says:

    I’m so inspired!

  99. Me Pugh says:

    The package looks like great fun.

  100. Oh gosh, I just love you all !!! you do give me a push over to thhe other side ! i WOULD LOOOOVE TO WIN !!! PUUUUULEEEEEEZE !

  101. Karen says:

    love this!!!!!! thanks for such a great give away sooooooo nice

  102. sheilaAR says:

    Fun stuff and a great giveaway!!