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Day 5 – Alice in Wonderland Book Boxes!

Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Cat's Away... 2015, Collage Sheets, Giveaways, Sale, Teri Calia

Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Teri’s project that are still available on the new site.

It’s day FIVE of this week of While the Cat’s Away Giveaways!

And today’s theme is Alice in Wonderland Book Boxes!

Cute, cute cute! Teri Calia has been at it again… creating not one but TWO new sets of collage sheets to make a seemingly normal old book for your bookcase, that contains a drawer and space for a hidden scene inside!

The Wonderland and Looking Glass Book Box Collage Sheets supply the faux book covers, spine, pages (and extra bits to get you started on a scene or extra decorations) to match the smaller of the Hidden Drawer Book Boxes. So you can make both Alice books by the good Reverend Dodgson.

Here’s a bit of text from Teri’s blog post as an introduction to her project:

“Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is one of my all time favorite books! Along with the sequel Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, you have only to pick up either book, flip to any chapter and be instantly amused by the crazy antics of Alice and friends. That is why I couldn’t resist doing a couple of collage sheets for both books sized to use with the Hidden Drawer Book Box.

“I added The White Rabbit to the cover standing on a stack of books and holding a pocket watch. The White Rabbit is also standing on a pile of books on the back cover, where he is joined by a framed photograph of Lewis Carroll himself. Inside you find Alice contemplating a bottle labeled “drink me” as the Mad Hatter peers at her from behind the curtain.

“My favorite feature is the tiny key with a tassel made out of thread. I almost went blind making that tassel 🙂 but it matches the tassel on the book mark I attached to the top of the book so it was well worth the effort!”

Here’s Teri’s full Supply List.

Note: Teri used the Hidden Drawer Book Box as her book’s structure (with that nice big, open area to build a collage in) but today we’re announcing 2 more book boxes! Both have shelves (otherwise they are the same dimensions as the 2 original books). Click the photo at left or below to get more info. And don’t miss those fab new Alice in Wonderland Chipboard Silhouettes.

In honor of the today’s theme, ALL Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets are On Sale today! (Note: the new Alice Book Box Collage Sheets are on one-day sale price of 20% off; all other Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets are on sale at 33% off.) See the Giveaway below for some highlights.

And before I forget: The winner of yesterday’s Kitchen & Cookware Giveaway is Marykay Chisum! Check your email for info about your prize package!


Hooray! An All About Alice Giveaway!

In addition to ALL FOUR of the new Alice-themed book box collage sheets (!), I added these goodies that are in Teri’s artwork:
Hidden Drawer Book Box
Bronze Playing Card Suits
Go Ask Alice Collage Sheet
Mini Rabbit Figurine
Set of 3 Tiny Keys on Ring

And an Alice’s Adventures Rubber Stamp Set (unmounted version, and already on sale as ALL Alpha Stamps Rubber Stamps are 35% off!)

Then I added 3 more collage sheets from today’s Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheet sale:
Mad Hatters Teaparty #1 Collage Sheet
Tenniel’s Alice Collage Sheet
Alice Herself Collage Sheet

Reminder: Here’s how these While the Cat’s Away DAILY Sales and Giveaways will work: I’ve gathered items around a theme and put together a Giveaway Kit that will be awarded to one lucky person.

To enter the All About Alice Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, TONIGHT, December 30, 2015).

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 previous day’s winner. So make sure to check back tomorrow to see who won and to see what’s on offer for Day 6 of the Sales & Giveaways!

More info on the Holiday Closure & Giveaway Rules (including how you can get entered twice in each day’s drawing).

And please remember: Our offices are now closed. The whole “While the Cat’s Away” theme is ’cause I’m the only one here! For more info about shipping (which will start when the staff are all back on 1/4/16) and the sale in general, please see the While the Cat’s Away…” Daily Giveaways: Year 8! overview page.

A final note: Even though our offices are closed, orders for DIGITAL Collage Sheets and Digital Images are still fulfilled in real time!

Posted by Leslie, December 30th, 2015

110 responses to “Day 5 – Alice in Wonderland Book Boxes!”

  1. April Dudko says:

    I want to make this adorable tea shop! I love all the cooking miniatures you’ve added! Sorry! Thought I was posting on the tea shop, whoops!

  2. Susan Wilken says:

    That is one of the greatest Alice books I’ve seen. Would be so happy to make one, too!

  3. joan says:

    I love all things Alice. What a great prize to win.

  4. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is to adorable and I love Alice & Wonderland – favorite character the Cheshire Cat!

  5. Erika says:

    Teri did a beautiful job!

  6. Emily Ann says:

    Love the book and all the little Alice things!

  7. Karen says:

    Wonderful collection of Alice and Wonderland things and would be fun to “fall” into a creative afternoon of fun!

  8. Peggy Jean says:

    Alice was the first book my grandmother ever read to me. We quoted Alice to each other for years. Every time I see Alice I think of her. I would love to have this just for the memories it is just wonderful. You make the most wonderful stuff Teri Calia. Thanks for the chance to win this 🙂

  9. Jacqualine says:

    I am obsessed with Alice in Wonderland right now and this is a great collection!!

  10. Tanya says:

    I love the idea(s) to do something different inside the book than what I used to do, which was leaving it empty for people to store treasures in!

  11. Peggy Jean says: 🙂 posted twice. I love this one soooo much lol!

  12. Barbara Anderson says:

    Love secret book boxes, the Alice in
    Wonderland theme is great.

  13. L.B. says:

    This is a wonderful collection. Teri did a fantastic job of providing inspiration. I want to do my own wonderland book now!

  14. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh, I just rediscovered all of my vintage Alice in Wonderland materials. This would be a great way to use some of them.

  15. Cathy says:

    This is a great project! I love all things Alice. Thanks for the wonderful images!

  16. Joanne Root says:

    The Alice book is wonderful and would have been perfect to use at the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party program that I did at our public library yesterday! The children would have been delighted. This would make a great accompaniment to my mini bookshop called Brillig Books and is a fitting salute to the 150th birthday of “Alice in Wonderland” which was celebrated in 2015.

  17. Carolyn Bowlby says:

    Send me down the rabbit hole. I’d love to make this darlking thing.

  18. Mary Helene says:

    The collage papers would make a fun Junk Journal.

  19. Sara H. says:

    Oh, I’d love to give this project a try!

  20. cathy smith says:

    So cute! I would love to win this.

  21. Lindy says:

    I adore this collection! I love all things Alice

  22. Jen C says:

    This giveaways are getting curiouser and curiouser! 😉

  23. Wonderful goodies and creative use of materials. I too would love to go down the artistic rabbit hole with Alice.

  24. sheila AR says:

    This year I have been very Alice down the Rabbit Hole (much to my dismay 🙂 and I have lots of Alice project planned for spring. Love the idea of Teri’s book to add to the fun!!

  25. Leanna Alverson says:

    OMG – this is the one. I LOVE reading so the book box is perfect! I love playing cards, I love hidden and tiny things and I love old keys! I’ve got my fingers crossed because I really want to win this one!

  26. Deanne says:

    I love Alice themed everything……I’d do a book of Alice Through the Looking Glass in Wonderland combining both book sheets into mysterious journey!

  27. Kim Lucak says:

    Love Alice in Wonderland and this giveaway! Would love to win and create 🙂

  28. Alice is my girl….love this…

  29. Rise St Arno says:

    We’re all quite mad here!

  30. Sue Young says:

    Wonderful giveaway for all of us MAD artists!

  31. Verna stapleton says:

    Alice is alway so fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

  32. Donna says:

    I have an Alice in Wonderland pocket letter swap and would love to incorporate some of these in my pocket letters as well as my fairy garden!!

  33. barb m,acaskill says:

    So fun!! I think my Fairies would love to have tea with Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts! Those little keys on a ring are so adorable! Using the Alice collage sheets for my Fairy homes would add another layer of whimsy to them! Thanks for the chance to win these! Off to see if I can find a way out of this rabbit hole I seem to have fallen into!!

  34. jean marmo says:

    My daughter and sister love Alice in Wonderland! How delightful is this! BUnnies and cats – oh my! Super cute!

  35. Alice is someone I can totally relate to ~ thank you all these glorious giveaways!

  36. Laura callies says:

    Alice is one of my most favorite subjects to create with. I just made a custom alice book for a friend, it would be great to make somerhing for myself too!

  37. Georgina Ellis says:

    Just wonderful love them

  38. Barb J says:

    Alice in Wonderland is the absolute best!!!! I picture me sitting with Alice having tea.

  39. Kate says:

    A-oh! I could see this theme as a new addiction…love, love, love Wonderland!

  40. Cheryl Butcher says:

    I love Alice everything. I’m currently making a mini album. Any help is appreciated.

  41. Barb Striethorst says:

    All these wonderful goodies would be perfect for the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ challenge (miniature scene) that I am currently working on!

  42. I’ve always loved Alice in Wonderland!id really love to win this!

  43. MaggieM says:

    Oh my gosh! I love the book box and all of the Alice collage sheets and miniatures! This would go perfectly with the Tea Shoppe I created from your Store Front box! These giveaways just keep getting better and better:)

  44. I love Alice in Wonderland !!

  45. Ginette says:

    Ready for Easter, a bunny step away.

  46. Noreen says:

    The hidden drawer box is such a neat idea, and I love all the vintage Alice sheets! Thanks for the chance to win goodies!

  47. Lana says:

    this is simply magical!

  48. Laurie Davis says:

    I love Alice in Wonderland and this is a fantastic kit!

  49. Helen P says:

    The tiny bunny figurine is so cute! I would love to win this kit.

  50. Laural says:

    This idea is added to my to do list, love it

  51. Lorna E says:

    Just mad about Alice! Love seeing Alice themed projects.

  52. Laura says:

    Anything Alice! What a wonderful way to start the New Year.

  53. Holly says:

    Love everything Alice! The book box is brilliant–sort of afraid that if I make one, I might end up replacing my whole book shelf with nothing but faux books full of crazy treasures!

  54. Jen R says:

    Loves me some Alice

  55. Alice says:

    What a MAD Alice selection! LOVE IT!!!

  56. Andrew Francesconi says:

    Love this new k box and all the Alice in Wonderland collage sheets. They are all so beautiful!

  57. jan Korzenaskie says:

    Love the Alice theme and would love to make an ornament for next Christmas, among other things I plan to make. Thanks!

  58. carmen g says:

    I want it ALL!!! But Alice is a good place to start. I’ve been dying to try one of those chipboard books and try a few of Laura’s tutorials for Alice as well. I wonder if the ‘cat’ could take another month or so off??? 😉

  59. Lou Anne says:

    Who doesn’t love Alice? That book box is awesome!

  60. Janet T says:

    I love, love, love Alice. I’ve done many projects using Wonderland as a theme using your great products. These are the best yet!

  61. Alice Wilkotz says:

    It’s still her 150th–long live Alice. Such a charming project, can’t wait!

  62. Heather Cook says:

    Oh – I love the idea of a suprise inside the book… I can think of a ton of novels that would be fun to do up like this!

  63. LeAnn says:

    Oh Wow! This is so cool. Amazing job Teri!

  64. Wanda Pilder says:

    Love, love anything to do with Alice. I’ve made Alice books for family members and these items would help me create more.

  65. Jenni says:

    I would love to make several Alice in Wonderland book boxes. some for my nieces and some for an area I have decorated with the Alice theme. The tiny keys and the card suit charms are simply adorable! Thanks for sharing!!

  66. Sandy says:

    Oh Alice, how I love thee. Pick me, pick me!

  67. Edith says:

    oh this would make the best Birthday gift for a special friend of mine who is a big fan of Alice I would love to make that great book box for her

  68. melody says:

    So adorable! Now that Christmas is over maybe I’ll find some crafting time– I can hope, right? 🙂

  69. michele storms says:

    Well this is utterly fantastic! Thanks Teri for the brilliant inspiration! xo

  70. shartl says:

    Wow!! That Alice book box is amazing and I am crazy about all things Alice, so this collection really caught my eye. Minatures are a favorite of mine to begin with and these are especially magical!

  71. Karen Mallory says:

    I love Alice. This is a must make item!! Kudos to Teri!!

  72. KIM OGILVIE says:

    I just love these book boxes….how cleaver!!!

  73. karenladd says:

    As an avid reader and crafter, this book box really appeals to me! I still remember reading the Alice books every summer when I stayed with my grandmother and aunt. My aunt and I would go to the library and stock up on books to read before bedtime.
    Loving these giveaways!

  74. Kathy says:

    mmmm….Alice in Wonderland. One of my favorite subjects! Such a curious collection. 🙂

  75. Denise says:

    Anything with Alice is a sure favorite. Beautiful faux cover!

  76. stampnk says:

    Hidden drawers in books couldn’t be more perfect for an Alice theme! LOVE the Cheshire cat and all the vintage images!

  77. Nancy says:

    What beautiful images! Perfect for a vintage book project!

  78. Ina Good says:

    OMG I love Teri’s Book w drawer Iwould make one for myself and put my little alice doll by it sitting waiting for her next adventure..Then I have a pocket page to create on alice in Wonderland…Thnk you for the chance to win from a huge alice fan and Teri!!!!

  79. DebR says:

    Oh my gosh, yes please, I adore Alice! What a fabulous hidden drawer book by Teri, I’d love to have something similar on my bookshelf!

  80. Mary says:

    These Alice in Wonderland Book Boxes are awesome!! Thank you!

  81. Lea Cook says:

    What an awesome giveaway!! I love me some Alice!

  82. Francine perri says:

    Awesome giveaway would love to win thanks

  83. marykay chisum says:

    I love Alice! She’s just a bubble off plumb!

  84. MICHELLE TOOPS says:

    Anything Alice I love! This is so cute.

  85. wonderful, Love love Alice. Cannot wait to get started

  86. Megan Warren says:

    I love this. My mother almost named me Alice. Instead the name went to a black rabbit that bit the tip of my finger off. I must have this!

  87. Gilda says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. I love Alice.

  88. Marilyn H says:

    Great book box! Love the giveaway too.

  89. Sherri West says:

    Alice is so timeless and classic yet so so very appropriate for today.

  90. April says:

    Curiouser and curiouser! What a perfect project to close this Alice 150 year–the 150th anniversary of the publication of this classic work!

  91. Rosemarie Grant says:

    My Granny read me all of Alice’s adventures. I would like to win so I can make a box/book just fro her.

  92. Olivia says:

    all things ALICE… yes, yes, yes. Would just love to be a winner

  93. Alice is my FaceBook photo. My favorite person!

  94. Linda says:

    Just love the Alice theme. I’ve made a shadowbox with Alice. Love the book idea!

  95. Maggy Everett says:

    These are without a doubt the cutest things ever! I want to adopt the winner so we can share!

  96. Winnie says:

    I have to say this is one of the best kits ever!

  97. Sokat says:

    Alice in Wonderland and all of her adventures make this an awesome gift

  98. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful project! I love Alice!

  99. Thalia says:

    I love Alice and the book box kit is wonderful. Would be so much fun to make one.

  100. Emily says:

    Lovely kit, would love to make this project

  101. Rhonda D says:

    Oh how cool, I absolutely love the book! For some reason while I was looking at everything inside it the Jefferson Airplane song “White Rabbit” popped into my head. That’s telling my age a bit 🙂

  102. Deborah Williams says:

    Sooooo Wonderful! This is a great Alice play set. . .will have to try and get some goodies to make a version myself. . . just opens up all kinds of ideas.

  103. Debby Basaraba says:

    I want to go through the Looking Glass and land in the book box.

  104. Maria says:

    Of course I would love to win an Alice set. Thank you.

  105. Traci says:

    Love, love, love this-Alice is a favorite of mine too. I love Cheshire cat and the rabbit. Great book box have to make one of those! >^..^<

  106. Kathy S says:

    My very favorite. This looks like so much fun to play with.

  107. Dawn says:

    This would be fun! Alice in Wonderland is a favorite of my husbands!

  108. Lori D. says:

    I love Alice! Great giveaway. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  109. Barbara McKay says:

    Love the book box and the Alice collage sheets!

  110. Kristen H. says:

    The vintage book covers are awesome! Have read these two books over and again. Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful collage sets!