Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album for Frilly and Funkie March Madness Challenge
Hello Friends! Today I have a stinkin’ cute Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album to share with you. I created this adorable project for the latest challenge over on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog. Our clever Suzz is acting as hostess this go round. We’ll take a look at the project in a second, but first, let’s see what Suzz has to say about this fabulous challenge.
Challenge Theme: March Madness
Don’t be afraid, the challenge isn’t going to require you to use basketball inspired images. Instead I want you to be inspired by Alice in Wonderland. I started from this quote of a conversation between the Mad Hatter and Alice: The Mad Hatter asks Alice: “Have I gone Mad?” and Alice replies “I am afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.” The challenge is to take any idea or concept from this wonderful tale to inspire your project. There are so many wonderful bits or pieces to be inspired by like the Queen of Hearts, the mad hatter, the looking glass, tea party or Alice herself. The possibilities are endless. Anything can be your inspiration but make sure you reference what inspired your art from the story!
Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album : The Inspiration
I grew up reading an Illustrated Classics Hardcover Deluxe Edition of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. My older brother David gave it to me one Christmas when I was about 8 years old. I’ve lost count of how many times I read it and pored over the gorgeous full color illustrations and engravings. My mother had memorized the entire “Jabberwocky” poem and used to recite it to me (along with The Walrus and the Carpenter) as we dried supper dishes together. So to say that I love this challenge theme is an understatement.
Stamperia’s “Alice” captures all the whimsy and beauty of my own beloved volume, so I chose to work with their 12×12 collection. My original idea was to create a Mad Hatter’s Tea Box. Then my imagination began to run wild. I ended up making this ATC sized Mini Album housed in this Graphic 45 ATC Book Box.
This might be the cutest project I have ever made. The Graphic 45 ATC Box measures just 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″. I created a 2 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ ATC Mini Album to fit inside the box.
Because I’m sharing a tutorial for making the Mini Album Base and page units on Saturday over on the Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase, I’m not going to share any details at this time. I will tell you that this little album is loaded with interactive features and fun surprises, so I hope you’ll join me on Saturday for the big reveal.
Now It’s YOUR Turn!
You are cordially invited to join in on this fun challenge. To do so, simply create your own vintage or shabby chic Alice-inspired project. Then link up on the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog before 11:55PM EST on Tuesday, April 9th.
The winner will earn the chance of a Guest Designer spot at Frilly and Funkie, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the draw for the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. In addition, the Design Team will select three further outstanding entries and those creators will receive a Top Pick badge to display on their blogs!
I’m looking forward to sharing all the details and the tutorial with you on Saturday!
Thanks for stopping by!
Product Links to The Funkie Junkie Boutique
- Stamperia Alice 12×12 Pad
- Graphic 45 ATC Tag Die
- Graphic 45 Clock Die
- White Rabbit Charms
- Antique Bronze Cup Charms
- Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
- 1/2″ Scor-Tape
- Glossy Accents
- Ranger Inkessentials Kraft Cardstock
- These wooden spools or these metal feet would make excellent box feet
- Graphic 45 ATC Box
- Inside box
- (2) 3 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ for long sides
- (2) 2 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ for short sides
- (1) 2 3.4″ x 3 3/4″ for box bottom
- (1) 2 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ for inside spine
- (1) 3 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ for inside cover
- Cut the playing cards to 2 1/4″ high and wrap around the outside box.
- Outside box
- (2) 3 1/2″ x 4 5/8″ for lid and bottom
- (1) 2 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ for outer spine
- (2) 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ Chipboard Covers
- (1) 1 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ spine
- 9 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ kraft paper to cover the chipboard covers
- 7 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ kraft paper for the spine mechanism
- score on the long side at 1 1/2, then (9) 1/2″ scores
- 5″ x 7 1/4″ Score on the short side at 2 1/2″ , long side fold in half and pinch, then score. Each page unit will measure 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ when folded.
- Page liners: 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″
- Fold out pages: 12″ x 2 1/4″. Score every 2 3/8″ then trim