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    French Dress Shoppe by Lora Mahaffey + Paper Doll Giveaway!

    Filed under Art Projects, Bella's Corner, Design Team, Giveaways, Newsletters, Paper Dolls/Theatres, Sale

    Look at this miniature, most mahhvelous French Dress Shoppe vignette that Miz Lora Mahaffey has created. It almost makes you want to put yourself in a Shrinky Dink machine so that you can use it yourself, doesn’t it? Having spoken with Miz Lora and knowing how she does indeed cackle makes looking at it all the better; but oh how I digress!

    The 2 most favorite pieces of the entire piece for me are the Mini Wooden Coat Hanger and the sweet little dress that is hanging on it from the (On Sale!) More Fairy Tale Costumes – Royalty Collage Sheet. Wow. There’s a mouthful!

    With just a few simple supplies listed here as well as a few other supplies that you’ll find on Lora’s blog, you can create your own fancy French Dress Shoppe. Perhaps even with a few Paper Dolls to go along with it!

    Psst… Leslie just put the ENTIRE Paper Dolls/Paper Toys Collage Sheets Section On Sale! (But only through Friday night, April 26th!)

    See more photos and links to other supplies Lora used here. And visit Lora’s blog here.

    And keep reading ’cause Leslie’s taking over this post and has info on TWO more paper doll projects AND another Giveaway!

    Wow… it’s paper doll day. Check out that fab Bette Davis dressing room (at left) that Design Team Member Rhonda Secrist Thomas made with the new Bette Davis Paper Dolls! See more photos and links to other supplies Rhonda used here.

    And… (I’m not done yet) there’s a 3rd paper doll project for today by Meghan Chapman (shown at right) made with the (New and On Sale!) Boudoir Furniture Collage Sheet! See more photos and links to other supplies Meghan used here.

    Now, are you ready? For the giant mashup of parts from all three of these paper doll projects into a giant Vintage French/Bette Davis Paper Doll Giveaway!? Beside clicking on the photos below to see even more details, here’s a few things in the Giveaway aren’t too obvious:
    - (On Sale!) French Country 8×8 Paper Pad (used in the background of Rhonda’s Bette Davis Dressing Room… and the orangy reds really pick up the reds in the collage sheets and Bette’s dress in that photo!)
    - (New!) Bronze 3D Birdcage (similar to the 3D birdcage in Lora’s Dressing Room
    - Miniature French Cameos and Ivory Shell and Border Decor (nope… not used in any of these paper doll scenes… but I think you need them)
    - Silver Half-Round Birdcage (see the photo of this New item below, too)

    To enter the Paper Doll Giveaway drawing
    all you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post by midnight, April 26, 2013 (Friday night PST). Where has this month gone?? (Don’t forget to leave your email address, too, so I can contact the winner; note, 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 Random.org). So make sure to check back Sunday to see who won!

    Bette Davis Paper Dolls

    Silver Half-Round Birdcage

    Boudoir Furniture Collage Sheet
    New and On Sale!

    Bronze 3D Birdcage

    Plus the ENTIRE Paper Dolls/Paper Toys Collage Sheets Section On Sale! Ends Friday night, April 26th!

    Posted by MizBella, April 25th, 2013

    110 Responses to “French Dress Shoppe by Lora Mahaffey + Paper Doll Giveaway!”

    1. Kim Rayko Says:

      OOh I love playing with Paper Dolls! AWESOME Give-a-way! thanks for the chance to enter!

    2. Deb Ring Says:

      my favorite thing as a child was paperdolls. my mom would always buy me new ones so that i never ran out.
      I have said it would be nice to have them again, and HERE they are !! More wonderful than what I remember from being a child.
      thanks for these and a great giveaway too

    3. katie birch Says:

      ohhh…love paper dolls and this collection is joyous!

    4. Cathy Peper Says:

      I used to love paper dolls as a kids. What a great giveaway.

    5. Lorna Says:

      Some of my favorite childhood memories are playing with paper dolls. I would LOVE a good excuse to do so again! ;-)

    6. Marcia Greer Says:

      silver half round birdcage: NEED! What a great package! Thanks so much….

    7. Gigi Says:

      These paperdolls are fabulous.
      They would be so much fun to play with.

    8. Laurie Says:

      Now THAT is FUN! I loved all the paper doll clothes and the furniture is fabulous!

    9. Leisanne Says:

      Thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful pieces!

    10. Traci Says:

      These are so darn cute!! I love all the creative ideas Alpha Stamps posts and for the chance to win such awesome prizes. Thanks so much!

    11. Vickie Says:

      I adore Bette Davis and this is, well, adorable!

    12. Ellen Lai Says:

      I love paper dolls, what a collection! thanks for a chance to win!

    13. Susan Says:

      Paper dolls have been a favorite since I was a child. My family couldn’t afford “real” dolls or a doll house, so paper it was and I loved them, and still do.
      Many thanks for the opportunity to win these great paper dolls!

    14. marge Says:

      Great selection- I have Elizabth Taylor and Debbie Reynolds paper-dolls from the 50′s- found them at an estate sale- very cool…..I love the stuff you have to go with them….

    15. Barbara Ramey Says:

      This is just the best! I love paper dolls and BD is my all time favorite actress. I just found this site and I am in love. You have the best finds in one place. I look forward to your tutorials and news letters. Keep up the good work!!

    16. Karen Says:

      I have always loved paper dolls. My favorite babysitter when I was a kid made original paperdolls for us when she came over. I still have most of them tucked away in a safe place. Great giveaway…as always!

    17. Margaret Kuenkler Says:

      I would love, love, love this give-a-way. I collect paper dolls and this would be perfect to incorporate with my altered art pieces.

      Thanks for the chance to win.

    18. Jolanda Says:

      I always played with paper dolls as a child. your giveaway is stunning!

    19. Slavena Says:

      Very cool! I used to make my own paper dolls when I was little. :)

    20. Rena Matus Says:

      Dressing up my paper dolls when I was a child was one of my favorite activities. I used to love to make my own paper doll clothing. I’ll bet this brings back many memories for a lot of us crafters.

    21. Jo Ellen Says:

      I have paper dolls dating 1901 and beyond!!!! I have always had wonderful paper dolls. Awesome giveaway!

    22. Carol N. Says:

      How did you know Sunday is my birthday? Maybe I’ll finally win something!!!!

      Love paper dolls, always have, still do at 75.

    23. Beth Davis Says:

      What a neat giveaway!!! Yay for Alpha Stamps!

    24. mary mac Says:

      Never to old to play with paper dolls. This collection is just beautiful.

    25. Kathy M. Says:

      Any chance to win such a package is great! I love the paper, the dolls, and all the embellishments!

    26. susan salyer Says:

      i still make paper dolls I have always love them.
      susan s

    27. Libby Jones Says:

      I love paperdolls! I’ve been thinking about when is a good time to introduce them to my grand daughter – she is only 2

    28. Roxanne Says:

      How Positively luscious! Love the paper dolls and outfits…so chicky and fun!
      Yooohoo….random.org picky thing…please pick me!

    29. clarissa Says:

      Bette is fantastic! And to think I was just reading my 1940s issues of Life and Screen Guide…..

    30. Linda Ellis Says:

      “Put on your seat belt, it’s going to be a bumpy night!” [All About Eve]

    31. Donna Meyers Says:

      Been looking for a special paper doll for my ladies group. This may just be it. Dear God please let me win. I want the ladies to have their own and pretend they Re taking them on our monthly imaginary journeys.

    32. Theresa G. Says:

      This is a great giveaway! Bette is one of my faves!!! I would love to win.

    33. Kay Mitchell Says:

      LOVE the paper dolls and you do such beautiful things with them – thanks for all the ideas!

    34. Pamela Grace Says:

      How Lovely! You have given me ideas for a dollhouse I am building myself. I am including mixed media which means I use “real” 3d dollhouse furniture together with 2D collage stuff. And, one of the rooms is a lady’s dressing room, so I hope I win the collage accessories!

    35. Lori Says:

      My mom is a paper doll collector and a fan of old movies and movie stars. This would be a fantastic gift for Mother’s Day! Fingers crossed as I would love to win it for her. Thanks for the opportunity!

    36. Thalia Kottke Says:

      Paper dolls and Bette Davis, what a fabulous combination this giveaway has.

    37. Theresa Goldman Says:

      Love. Love everything I see, wow, Bette Davis eyes…..whew, what fun I’d have there…..Sigh.

    38. olivia hernandez Says:

      Love this, omg I hope I win good luck everyone!!

    39. Katheleen Childers Says:

      Another fabulous collection by Alpha Stamps!

    40. Deb Ochs-LaGrone Says:

      Gorgeous, stunning, perfect vignette! I so love the dressing screen! Thank you for the chance to win this lovely set.
      CDAC DT Member
      A Look Through My Eyes

    41. Janice Davis Says:

      Just love the paper dolls

    42. Mary Wilkins Says:

      OMG Leslie! This is just so great! I still love playing with paper dolls and these are fabulous. I love the furnishings as well. Thanks so much for a chance to win this giveaway.

    43. Bobbi Ann Cook Says:

      Oh my goodness how precious is this Giveaway! I’ve loved Paper Dolls ever since I was a small girl, now I enjoy them with my granddaughters! Please if you would be so kind to enter me in your Giveaway I would be most appreciative! Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity! Have a lovely day!
      Hugs and many blessings…
      Bobbi Ann Cook

    44. Marilyn H Says:

      Oohhhhh I love these!

    45. Pat Schumacher Says:

      These paper dolls are a lot like the ones I played with when I was a little girl and that was a good while ago. But did I ever love playing with them. Your company is very generous and I appreciate the possibilities that are given to each of us to win some of these beautiful pieces.

    46. Beth Jones Says:

      Alpha Stamps is the best website ever!! I love all the different ideas and the wonderful sources you offer!! Thanks for the drawing!! Beth

    47. Lou Anne Says:

      This is an awesome collection and give away. Thank you for the opportunity to enter and win.

    48. RetroSandie Says:

      The Paperdoll Kit looks like so much fun! I would love the chance the win it!! Thank you very much for this offer!!


    49. kathleen m Says:

      How totally irrirestible little room.
      I must make one for my daughter that sews.
      tHanks for all the great ideas.

    50. katie Says:

      I would love to play with this with my momma!

    51. Pam P Says:

      Go #41!!… Yeah!… : )

    52. Terry McMullen Says:

      Love the paper dolls! Would love to win the set to share with my Mom! T

    53. Karen Mallory Says:

      Wow! I love the vignettes made with paperdoll and costume sheets! Love the chance to win!
      hugs Karen

    54. Maggie M Says:

      Too stinkin’ cute! I haven’t checked Lora’s blog yet (that’s next) because I’m dying to know where she got the chandelier in the first top picture…too cute! Great ideas, many thanks. And, thanks for the giveaway (hope I win)!

    55. Rose Cavalli Says:

      Great giveaway!!!

    56. carol Says:

      I always loved paper dolls. wish I still had my Elizabeth Taylor ones. Another fab set.

    57. Ann Divelbiss Says:

      an altered artists delight!! oh,i’d love to be the winner!!
      mixed media art,paper art doll art, jewelry art..oh,the list goes on!!!! but#1 PRINTINAND CUTTING OUT AND PLAYING WITH MY “JUST TURNED 8 YEARS OLD” GRANDDAUGHTER!! the art we could make..just the pure hands on creative fun!
      please add my name!!
      this is a very generous giveaway..thanks for the chance to win!

    58. emy Says:

      memories. Remember them from when i was a kid, and even using paper to make my own clothes to cut out!

    59. Jan Scholl Says:

      I can’t remember when last I bought paper dolls but I think it was the mid 19802. I do have a set of Princess Diana ones. And Judy Garland.

    60. Maxine Says:

      an excellent addition to recent monthly kits. oh, yeah, I want it.

    61. Gerry Says:

      As the diva Ms. Davis might have said, “Devine design, darling. Now, be good won’t you and get me another martini while I light another cigarette.”

      Excellent collage!

    62. Janet Says:

      I’ve collected paper dolls for years and just recently started using them in collages. This kit would be a dream come true!

    63. Ann Heineck Says:

      This is super fantastic.. I would love to be entered in this giveaway, I could make something for my granddaughter to last her a lifetime from grandma :)

    64. Stacia Says:

      This was a real bonus day!

    65. Kathy Bumb Says:

      What a fantastic giveaway and such beautiful prizes. Love your store and your wonderfully instructive tutorials.

    66. Linda Standart Says:

      Love the Bette Davis paper doll collection. I saw many of her early movies on TV What memories!!!

    67. Beverly S Says:

      Awesome giveaway! Fabulous projects! Thanks for a chance to win :D

    68. Jackie Says:

      i missed the last giveaway so I’m hoping the luck is with me this time! As always- great treasures in your giveaway!

    69. cathyn Says:

      What a fun way to play with paper dolls.

    70. Dianne Says:

      Such a wonderful giveaway, Thank you for the chance to win it.

    71. Jo Says:

      OMG!! This is so cool!! I love these pieces – so many options to design with! Thank you for the opportunity to win this set – it should be one of the swaps!!

    72. domestic diva Says:

      Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    73. Diana Kelly Says:

      I was thinking about paperdolls today! I would love to win these. Bette Davis is so cool. Thank you for the lovely giveaways!

    74. Kay Cushman Says:

      have loved paper dolls all my life and this is an awesome nrw way to play with them by buiding a room, a doll house, or simply a scene, Thank you for the chance to try new things with paper dolls.

    75. Ruth Ann Garand Says:

      I miss finding paper dolls in the stores. I love these, they remind me of som “Ann Blythe” paper dolls I had as child. (She was an actress in the 40′s and 50′s.)

    76. Dewanna Says:

      I do wish I could shrink myself down to play with all the adorable miniature stuff

    77. Dawn Furie Says:

      Another great giveaway! All this just makes my creativity flow!

    78. Susanne Says:

      Ouu! Paper dolls! Where I’m sure at least half of us began a lifetime love of all things paper!

      The Bette Davis dressing room is especially fun and delicious!

    79. Brenda Lubrant Says:

      I love everything in this giveaway. These paper dolls brings back memory to me. When I was a little girl, I can remember how my grandma would buy me a book of paper dolls at the local dime store and I would spend hours at her kitchen table cutting.

    80. Sue Day Says:

      I’m into paper dolls at this time and here’s a great give- away! Hope I’m lucky.

    81. Pat Says:

      How will I eveeeer find the time to play with all of the great toys that you sell!?! Guess I’ll just have to retire!!!!

    82. Kate Says:

      I love paper dolls! What a fun giveaway!

    83. Sandra Says:

      I love and collect paper dolls. This is so cool. I hope I win.

    84. Debbie Kaste Says:

      Love paper dolls and would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

    85. Carol Slowik Says:

      As soon as my Grand-daughter could stick things on the fridge I glued paper dolls to magnetic sheets and cut them out. She had the best time ever! What a fun give-away!

    86. Phoebe Diamond Says:

      Paper dolls? My favorite! I love using them with students when we are doing biographical research projects.

    87. Jen R Says:

      Love paper dolls. thank you for the opportunity to win!

    88. Beth W Says:

      This is so not my style-and I absolutely love it.Definitely time to venture out of my box.Thank you for a chance to win!

    89. Kerstin Bulin Says:

      I love this cute Paperdolls and this wonderful giveaway.
      Kerstin from germany

    90. Diane Douglas Says:

      Oh My!! this is absolutely adorable and a definite must make for me! Thanks so much for a chance to win some of the goodies to create one.

      Take care,

    91. lorna Says:

      I love miniatures. These are fantastic. I want to make them. Hope I win. Smile,smile

    92. Valerie Says:

      Lovely sets of miniatures and paper doll! I used to make some myself when I was a child. Great stuff!


    93. evelyn Says:

      I like paper dolls and how you have done this project is ace.

    94. Pam Weiler Says:

      These are beautiful. I love paper dolls. This is a great giveaway. Thank you.

    95. Kathryn Nowosielski Says:

      Well, now you’ve just gone overboard… with all the great goodies. OMG! Betty Davis paper dolls! Wherever did you find those?? I see movie star ATC’s in my future!

    96. Barbara DeLisle Says:

      wow, what a great give away-love Bette’s dressing room-so creative!!

    97. Jennifer Says:

      What fun! Paper dolls never grow old.

    98. Sherry Collier Says:

      I love Paper Dolls and I love Alpha Stamps and all the kits they come out with,inspires me to try new crafts,thank you,Please put my name down
      for a chance.

    99. Deborah Haught Says:

      Paper dolls!!! That’s all I need say! Thank you for the chance Alpha Stamps!

    100. Marita Kovalik Says:

      Oh this just brings back fun memories of my childhood where paperdolls were in abundance! I wish I had all of them now! And those cameos…. my fav!!! Please include me in this wonderful drawing. Love all your products and I follow all of Laura Carson’s work…She truly has the touch to bring your products to life!
      Thank you!

    101. Tammie Says:

      I love Bette Davis! Everything is just gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win.

    102. Marian Perrine Says:

      Love it … gotta have it … may the luck be with me! Thanks again for the awesome stuff.

    103. Lisa Wagenhurst Says:

      This is such an awesome project. Thanks for the chance to get some of these gorgeous things.

    104. Norma Conway Says:

      Please toss my name into the mix to potentially win this delicious giveaway! What a treasure trove. What a win this would be! Thank you for your generous spirit! Norma

    105. Lisa Says:

      I love this kit. I have collected dolls my whole life!

    106. robin krieger Says:

      what a great giveaway . paper dolls are my favorite art to do
      robin krieger

    107. Ann Says:

      What girl doesn’t love paper dolls! Thanks for the chance to win this fun giveaway!

    108. Liz in Kansas Says:

      I’ve never outgrown my love for paper dolls! The timing on this is perfect, as I’m preparing to do a class using paper dolls in collage art. Winning this giveaway would be awesome!

    109. Mary G Says:

      This is probably the best giveaway since I started receiving the newsletter! The idea of lovely dress shops always appealed to me as a small child. I grew up in an isolated rural area and our clothes came from the Sears catalog. I only knew of fancy shops from the books I read and from visits from city relatives. I used to pretend with my dolls and a shoe box I decorated with cutouts from those old Sears catalogs. This is what I aspired to.

    110. Jocelyn Says:

      Love this collection! Would love the paper dolls! This site is so much fun!