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A Shakespeare Theatre, TWO Giveaways & Alice Sale ending soon!

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We’re diving into today’s fab new artwork (and TWO Giveaways) first! But be sure to scroll down ’cause the Alice in Wonderland sale and Alice-themed FREE gift kit are revisited below!

The Shakespeare Theater Presents A Midsummer’s Night Dream by Laura Carson

Design Team Member Laura Carson has made a colorful (and fancy) paper theatre, The Shakespeare Theater Presents A Midsummer’s Night Dream, from the Punch & Judy Theatre (in the center, along with an Arch Top Theatre Facade), plus a big bunch of images from collage sheets and print-outs of digital image sets.

The center of the theatre is the 3D item! The box seat on the sides are flat chipboard and paper. Laura bent the 2 print-outs at the bottom of the box seats so they would bow out a little, giving the appearance that the sides are as dimensional as the center!

The Marionnette Theatre Collage Sheet facade (see pic at right) that covers the entire height of the center stage is the same image that Lora Mahaffey used in last week’s Vampire Theatre. (It looks completely different, doesn’t it?)

See below for a close-up of the stage on the left, and ” before and after” photos on the right, showing how Laura used images from the Large Theatre Curtains, Columns & Box Seats Digital Set to layer over parts of the facade (she also used the column from that set 4 times, and adding the trims on the bottom of the center facade helps unite the whole design.

See more in Laura’s blog post (with more tips on building her theatre), her supply list, and another photo (with another feature highlighted) down in the Giveaway! But before you run off, jump down below the photo to learn how you could win Laura’s theatre itself!

Oooh! Today we have a special treat for the Giveaway drawing: Laura Carson is graciously giving away her Shakespeare Theater!

All orders over $50 placed Sunday through Tuesday (February 25-27, 2018) will automatically be entered in the drawing.

Note: There is a second drawing below (that everyone can enter, whether or not you place an order). Both winners will be announced in Thursday’s newsletter.

Thanks, Laura!

Hooray for the Shakespeare Theater Supplies Giveaway

Oooh! Ahh! Another highlight from this theatre! (Actually 2! I’ve picked out the addition of fairies and aqua curtains in the photo at left, and there’s a photo of the back of the theatre below.)

Laura used the aqua curtains with gold fringe from the Gatefold Square Shrine Curtains Collage Sheet (instead of the red curtains that came with the theatre facade). From that same collage sheet, she used wider aqua curtains to cover over the open sides of the Punch & Judy Theatre (see the large photo of the back, below at left).

I’m including all of these goodies from Laura’s supply list in today’s Giveaway:
– Punch & Judy Theatre
– Arch Top Theatre Facade
– Heartland Scrapbook Paper – Love Song Serenade
– The Marionettes Theatre Collage Sheet
– Gatefold Square Shrine Curtains Collage Sheet
– Nature’s Crowns Collage Sheet
– Butterflies & Moths Collage Sheet
– 1830s Gents & Ladies Fashion #1 Collage Sheets
– Fairy Ballerinas Collage Sheet
– Mischievous Cupid Collage Sheet
– Forest Theatre Backdrops Collage Sheet
– Rustic Trees & Foliage Collage Sheet

Whew! Just click this link to see all of those items (along with everything else in Laura’s supply list.

AND I’m including one of the Mini Alice Accordion Book Gift Kits announced in last Thursday’s newsletter — and that FREE gift is still on offer! All orders over $20.00 now through Monday night (February 26, 2018) will receive this special gift. More info (and see below for a wide preview photo).

SPEAKING OF ALICE: ALL Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets are on sale! Hooray! There are tons of options in the Alice section! The sale ends tomorrow night, February 26th (2018).
See all of the Alice Collage Sheets.

To enter the Shakespeare Theater Supplies 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 26, 2018).

AND tell me: Midsummer Night’s Dream? Another play on the stage? Some creation of your own with fairy ballerinas? Maybe a scene from Alice in Wonderland? 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 Tiny Alice Giveaway from Thursday’s newsletter? That would be Lisa N! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, February 25th, 2018

58 responses to “A Shakespeare Theatre, TWO Giveaways & Alice Sale ending soon!”

  1. Jo says:

    I love the theatre kit! I think I would create a scene from Alice and then have the other characters in the balcony seats!

  2. Kitty Tatman says:

    Ooh I love the Midsummer Night’s Dream idea. Or maybe Faust!

  3. Kim R says:

    I would make a fairy ballerina stage with the Mad Hatter looking from the balcony!

  4. Nancy E says:

    Just love this.

  5. Emily Dale says:

    Love the stage. I’d do something ‘circus’.

  6. I am always so inspired when I see the art you present. I have been wanting to do a romeo and Juliet for some time so I might tackle it with this supply list

  7. Carla says:

    Love the stage……would have to do Shakespeare for my theater son and daughter in law!

  8. Debra Young says:

    Wow! All those collage sheets. Could make several theatres And a few other things.

  9. Nadine says:

    I think I would do a circus theme that someone else mentioned.

  10. Jennifer J says:

    Midsummer’s nights dream is one of my very favorite! Great job Laura

  11. omigod! The very second I saw that photo I knew it had to be a piece by Laura! W.O.W. As always, I’m absolutely gobsmacked! What a knockout! I can’t believe that somebody is going to own it – what a lucky duck! Making the box seats three dimensional is brilliant – and her disguising of the original facade’s artwork is masterful.
    This style stage is so marvelous – to be able to make a stage set vignette – and still have lots of room to do decorative artwork below the proscenium – the best of both worlds. love, Love, LOVE that design! And now I’ll never be able to imagine anything but a Shakespearean spectacle taking place!

  12. Ann F. says:

    I love the idea of Fairy Ballerinas!!

  13. Peggy Dolan says:

    I agree with Tristan lol! And I love the aqua vs the red too. I would put my name in the hat for the collage sheets alone! The Madhatters Tea Party , Puss in Boots or fairies. Or maybe all of the above! Beautiful work Laura!!

  14. Nancy O says:

    Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  15. Jen R says:

    What a gorgeous theatre box! I might try Macbeth.

  16. Kimberly says:

    How ‘bout a Strega Nona scene!

  17. Barb A says:

    My 12 year old granddaughter is an aspiring ballerina, has ballet lessons 3 times a week, lives and breathes ballet….a ballet theater would be perfect for her.

  18. Would love to make aballerina scene love these

  19. Kat says:

    Love this theater !! Would make phantom of the opera!!!

  20. Maria B says:

    My creation would have to inclde some of the butterflies and moths.

  21. Daphne says:

    Love this theater! I would go in a Victorian or Halloween direction. Thanks!

  22. Susan W. says:

    Oh my! Either Alice in Wonderland or a ballet. I’d really have to think that over. Thanks!

  23. Jean Marmo says:

    Another amazing creation. This theater could go in so many directions. I would do so eth8ng for my granddaughter.

  24. Marie says:

    I think I’d love to make a haunted theatre room, either stand alone or as part of a larger haunted castle!

  25. Marilyn Ray says:

    I would make my grandchildren the stars with their parents watching from either side

  26. Catharine McCammon says:

    Why of course my grandbabies and I will put on fine finger plays and eat cucumber finger sandwiches to celebrate!

  27. Jaimi Bailey says:

    I love the idea of a fairy ballerina theme for my soon-to-be daughter-in-law.

  28. Rebecca R. says:

    I would make a stage play of a Fairy MidSummer Nights Dream!

  29. Laural says:

    Phantom of the Opera

  30. roxanne hill says:

    OH WOW! what a great inspiring give-a-way. I would love to transform these items into a book and a box that would be the stage that also holds the book! I love making books and these items are perfect. I truly would love to win this.

  31. Kee Ostler says:

    What an absolutely wonderful project! I would love the chance to make a Midsummer’s Night Dream scene with fairy tale characters in the audience … Thank you for the chance

  32. Nelda Johnson says:

    Oh wow! I can’t believe this giveaway and Laura’s too! Fabulous!!! I’ve been wanting to make a nutcracker theater for my niece as she used to be a ballerina in a local theater every Christmas. Yay!!!

  33. Linda K says:

    Whoa, sure would love to win Laura’s theater. Wish I could afford everything I see from Alpha Stamps. Laura, you have THE best imagination.

  34. Karen Mallory says:

    This is such a fabulous project! Of course I would want to make a theater just like Laura’s. I love her projects and have made many of them!

  35. Laurie staffaroi says:

    Fairy ballerina stage, the possibilities are endless! Awesome !

  36. Daylan says:

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream is my favorite Shakespeare play, so I would do that. However, since forests feature so much in fairy tales, I would make it changeable, so I could use it for other fairy tale staging. Laura does excellent work. Thank you for another chance.

  37. I would design a set for a play my grandaughters had written.

  38. Debbie S. says:

    Congrats Lisa! This is an awesome and generous give away! What talent! I have a few ideas, but nothing that grand. Thanks for the chance to win.

  39. Annie B says:

    Just lovely! I would do something uber-romantic, like Romeo and Juliet.

  40. KAREN YOUNG says:

    lOVE, lOVE, lOVE, the selection this week. Laura Carson is the best designer! She creates just like I wish I could.

  41. Kathy S says:

    Terrific detail; what a talent. I’d consider The Winter’s Tale.

  42. Anne S says:

    Midsummer Nights Dream is my fave Shakespeare play. I would definitely do that. Maybe with interesting creatures in the audience.

  43. Roe says:

    What a cool idea. I would love to do a Grimm Fairy Tale play. Something eerie and dark.

  44. Judy Goodwin says:

    So many great things. I just can’t decide which of my ideas I would do – fairy forest or marionette theater.

  45. Kim Lucak says:

    Shakespeare, yes please! One of my favorites….our daughter is studying him and his plays this year 🙂

  46. Barb macaskill says:

    I would do some type of Fairy/Alice in Wonderland fusion play! Maybe the fairies are the Queen of Hearts children and she has them make life “down the rabbit hole” a little bit weirder! Would have to have the Products in my hands so they can “talk” to me! TFS!
    Congratulations Lisa N on winning the last giveaway prize! Enjoy!

  47. Nan N. says:

    Lovely! I would use the 1830s ladies and gents….perhaps a clandestine meeting in the park.

  48. Nan N. says:

    Lovely! I would use the 1830s ladies and gents….perhaps a clandestine meeting in the park.

  49. Cherry Koontz says:

    Wow! The ideas are spinning in my head! Can’t wait to try some of them! Thanks for the inspiration.

  50. Juniper Mainelis says:

    YAY! I Love the Midsummers’s Night Tale and Tatianna! I would create a magical Stage with the fairies dancing and singing with Satyres .I have never won anything and was hopeful this might be My tim

  51. Midsummer Night’s Dream idea is a good one. I think I would do that.

  52. Michelle G says:

    Lovely! I would make something with Alice!

  53. Mary Mac says:

    I would love to do a Hidden garden Theatre.

  54. K Toews says:

    How about a theater of the absurd?

  55. Laura callies says:

    I would make the theater show punch and judy, but i have some other ideas for the other characters.

  56. Andrea Pretlow says:

    Midsummer Night theater for sure. This is such eye candy!

  57. Kay W says:

    I would love the Midsummer’s Night Dream theatre

  58. sheila AR says:

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream sounds dreamy to me. Laura’s theatre is breathtaking!