Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album

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!




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For the box:  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
For the Album
  •  (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
Page Units
  • 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

21 thoughts on “Stamperia Alice ATC Boxed Mini Album

  1. Sara Emily Barker

    I have just watched the first part of your wonderful video, and I am in love with this little book! SQUEAL!!!! I bet you had a blast making it, and I sure did looking at it, my creative friend!I’m going to take notes on part 2, and try to make one of these little books! You have made me a fan of Alice in Wonderland! xoxo!

  2. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, this box is incredible (as always)! So many details to love, and the story behind it makes it even more special. One of the advantages to being late is that I don’t have to wait to see how it all came together. But now I get to watch your video! Sending hugs!

  3. Glenda F Brooks

    This makes my heart sing! Such a gorgeous project and I love this box! I just love how your mind works!

  4. Jenny Marples

    Oh Kathy you can tell just how much you’ve loved creating this gorgeous box and book as it is simply outstanding – a favourite project indeed!!! I can’t wait to see more and find out how it came together xx

  5. soozyb2013

    Another treasure box?!?! Love it and all Alice papers. I have a set of papers and embellishments to make about 5 cards… somewhere. lol I am beginning the long chore of going through my stuff again. It’s takes time as I get side tracked.

  6. Anita Houston

    It’s definitely one of the cutest, but there are too many to say the cutest!!! LOVE the cards of the side, and the flap to open it…brilliant! So super fun, and love the album that goes inside…you are amazing!

  7. Mary D

    OOOH Kathy! You talented lady. This looks wonderful and I’m looking forward to seeing the tutorial. I just got this paper and it’s (like all the Stamperia papers) gorgeous.

  8. Olga Jewell

    here you go again, out doing your self, how do you come up with so many fantastic ideas!!!!!!

  9. Gail S

    Stunning – being read to was one of the joys of childhood – I continued with my grandchildren as they grew up – hearing over and over “read one more” — of course this was at bedtime… lovely and stunning work Kathy – great memories and beautiful work

  10. Helen

    What a delightful project, Kathy, so memory inspired. I’m looking forward to your tutorial on Saturday. The box is amazing. Can’t wait to see the album contents. My niece and her bff just love the Alice in Wonderland adventures. You’re project gives me some ideas for special occasion gifts for them. tfs

  11. Gena L Krannig

    Oh Kathy! Girl! I am speechless ….almost. LOL This little box is stunning! I love all things Alice. I have an old vintage veiwmaster from when I was little and one of my 3D wheels was Alice in Wonderland. I must have looked at that 1000 times. I can’t wait to see the surprise in your beautiful little box! Thank you for sharing this project AND your wonderful childhood memories! Hugs!

  12. Roisin

    Oh Kathy…..this is just another reason why you are my favourite papercrafter!! This is sooo cute and dinky … it!!!

  13. stampersuzz

    What beautiful memories you have of this classic novel! I love your story and your beautiful mini album! I didn’t even realize Stamperia had an Alice collection and you showcased the papers so brilliantly! Fabulous!

  14. lynn legge

    Kathy you always get my creative attention..your eye for detail and whimsy is so beautiful…I want everything you create. lol I want to try this

  15. Katie Baird

    I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about this project!!! I just bought this collection last week, and have been trying to figure out what I was going to do with it. Kathy to the rescue! All of your tips and tricks are truly invaluable. I also appreciate you relating the personal meaning of this classic, and the fond memories it evokes. I look forward to seeing the full reveal on Saturday, and finding inspiration in your “wonder”ful creation. I can be such a goofball.

  16. Jan Isaacs-Wade

    This is absolutely mind blowing! This is one of my favorite projects that you have created! What makes it so special is the backstory and the memories you have of your mother reciting to you. Thank you for sharing! Kathy, I make a lot of cards but have never done an album. It seems so daunting to me! I’m hoping that your tutorial might help me gain confidence.

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