Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial for Frilly and Funkie Saturday Showcase
Hello, Friends! As promised, I’m back today with this Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial. It’s being featured on the Frilly & Funkie Challenge Blog Saturday Showcase Feature today, but I thought I would share it here with you as well.
I’ve already shared a sneak peek of the project with you, and you can review that HERE if you wish. But why don’t you grab a cuppa and a snack, and we’ll dive into this photo and information heavy post.
Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial: ATC Box Details and Tips
Pop a fussy cut teapot up on foam dots, then add a Graphic 45 Die Cut Clock behind it to create a feeling of depth and dimension. The clock die is a perfect fit for the box.
The base is a Graphic 45 ATC Book Box, which is too cute for words! To create the tag closure, simply follow these easy steps:
- First, score two of the ATC tags that come in the box 1 1/2″ from the domed edge. Fold and burnish well.
- Next, use the Graphic 45 ATC tag die to cut 4 liners for the tags (front and back for each tag). Adhere these to the tags, then score, fold and burnish a second time.
- Now center and adhere the tags to the box lid and bottom. See? I told you it was easy!
I’ve added a spoon from my collection to decorate the spine. Glossy Accents works really well for this. To make the bun feet, follow these simple steps:
- First, adhere two 1″ wooden bingo chips together.
- Next, wrap the outside edge with 1/2″ Scor-Tape.
- Then, cut a 5/8″ strip of designer paper from scraps and wrap it around the Scor-Tape. Done!
Because you have to fit the ATC Mini Album inside the box, you will have to keep the elements fairly flat so that the lid will close. So I fussy cut and layered a few simple elements from the collection onto the front, then tied the bow. Easy peasy.
Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial: The ATC Mini Album
The 2 3/4″ x 3 5/8″ mini album is slightly larger than regulation ATC size, but close enough for me. You will learn how to custom build it to fit inside the G45 ATC box.
Wrap burlap around the spine. This not only looks great, but it helps to strengthen the integrity of the spine. Then attach ribbon with 1/2″ Scor-Tape to serve as a closure mechanism.
Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial: Interactive Features
The trick to creating a small album with 12×12 papers is making things fit. To solve this, I scored border pieces like this 12″ strip then accordion folded to make it fit.
On the reverse side, I added sentiment tea bag tags that I’ve been saving.
The album is made up of (3) 2 1/2″ x 3 5/8″ page units. Each page unit is actually 4 separate pages with flap features or turn pages and a pocket. I tucked a tea bag into the pocket of each page unit.
The left hand page is a 2 1/4″ wide strip of designer paper from the collection. It is nearly three times the height of the page. In order to use it, I scored it into 3 sections, cut tab corners, added magnets and folded to create a little folio to hold ATC cards. The page on the right has a fun turn tab feature.
Belly Bands are a quick and easy way to add interest to an album. Just score 1/2″ flaps on each side of a scrap piece of paper, then tuck tags from the paper collection behind it. The right hand page is actually a bookmark that I turned into a fold down page.
How fun is that?
This flap page lifts to reveal a pocket and teacup.
This fussy cut teapot is scored in half. Then I glued the right hand half to the page, folded it, and added adhesive to the left hand side. Close the page, and voila! It’s perfectly set!
And here’s another fun pull out page.
Stamperia Alice ATC Tea Box Mini Album Tutorial Video
i hope you’ll enjoy this project tour and the tutorial that follows it. I’ve added a linked supply list and cutting guide below for your convenience.
Did I share some tips, techniques and ideas that you can use in your own crafty adventures? If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks so much 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
- Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
- Antique Bronze Cup Charms
- 1/2″ Scor-Tape
- Glossy Accents
- Ranger Inkessentials Kraft Cardstock
- These wooden spools or these metal feet would make excellent box feet
- 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
Fabulous tutorial, Kathy. I’ve watched it several times–stopping and starting–and actually made samples of the the two page designs along with you so I can actually see it as I create. Trying this (even if I” only make the album without the “themed filling”) is sure to happen before the month is over. Thanks for this tutorial that is sure to be used again and again. A truly big hug for this one!
Love this. So sad that they sold out of Alice pad. Will have to look elsewhere.
Just sat down with my “Butterscotch Blondie” tea and watched this amazing tutorial. Now I’m convinced , as if I wasn’t before, that there is no end to your creative genius, Kathy! OMG this project is just stunning! Every little thing you’ve done is so clever and cute. I LOVE that collection and it sure gives me nostalgic, warm and fuzzy feelings. Thank you so much for sharing! It was worth the wait! Hugs!
How precious and what a wonderful way to remember that early childhood fairy tale! You have created another masterpiece dear Kathy. I am all about itty bitty things and this is right in there! And if you want to give it as a gift for bringing joy, it doesn’t require much storage space. You succeeded in making it look worn and tattered too! The Alice in Wonderland fairy tale is so haunting and Alice slips from innocence to a whole new world of discovery.
I love this Kathy, and thanks for the tutorial!!
So many groovy things to look and learn from this project! Thank you!
AMAZING! I love everything you do but this is my favorite ! Cant wait to get my hands on Stamperia Alice and make my own.
Stunning!! STUNNING – Yes, I am yelling with a smile on my face – how stunning Kathy!
Kathy this is so clever. I love this paper but your album is soo beautiful how can you put pics in it! Oh my.
Good Morning Kathy!!!! Your itty bitty ATC box and album is so cute!! I love it! I am making one ……with different papers today but putting in my order for Alice and will make another one with that collection when it comes. Thank you so much for the great design ideas. You inspire me!
Hi Kathy again. Apologies I got carried away should have said Stampers not graphic 45 cardstock. Both gorgeous though xx
Hi Kathy, this is fabulous!!! So much detail as always from you, so many hints, tips and ideas all so very clever. Graphic 45 Alice pad is so sweet and they always put so much into their pads to enjoy. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.xx hugs
Kathy, this is just amazing! I appreciate your generosity. I will give this a try in the near future as I need to get the supplies. Thank you again for the tutorial! I will look for some of your other tutorials to get a grip on knowing how to make an album. You’re my favorite designer. I pin everything you create! I wish you lived nearby so I could take a class from you. Hugs from Seattle.