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Stacking Cabana Houses (+ New MINI Size!) & Related FLASH SALE!

Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Giveaways, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Vintage Beach Cabanas Kit

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 lists for both projects on the new site: Nichola’s A Little Burrow and Caroline’s Mermaid Cabana Totem.

NEW Floorings Sampler FREE Gift Kit – Wood, Bricks & Stone! Inspired by the paper roofing shingles that Design Team Member Nichola Battilana used on her Potteresque A Little Burrow…, these kits are FREE for ALL orders, now through Monday night, August 8th, 2016 (or until the kits are gone)! Learn more.

AND (bonus sale!) , I’ve just put the Die-Cut Shrines & 3D Items on sale — a BIG section (80 items!) and that includes the new Mini Size of the Cabana Row House Set! Catch it quick, as this 25% off sale also ends TOMORROW night, Monday night, August 8th!

Perhaps it’s a happy accident: TWO Design Team Members thought to stack the houses from the Cabana Row House Set — with different results but I love both of their projects! And check the new items below, as there’s now a Cabana Row House MINI Set!

Beginning with Nichola’s A Little Burrow:

Although I’m not a beachy sort, I did manage to make those Cabanas work for me. I made a little burrow. This isn’t exactly the Weasley abode (it’s far too tidy and not nearly wonky enough) but it is inspired by the home of my favourite magical family.

I simply took the Cabana Row House Set and stacked the wee buildings together, chopping out any bits that were in the way, to make everything fit neatly.

The roofing tiles, although applied in rows, are totally wonky. I think it’s kind of charming though… neatness isn’t everything after all. You’ll also notice here a little Thin Fleur Dresden Borders around the edge and peaks of the roof which I think add a nice touch. And there are people peeking through the windows from the Seaside Victorian Children Collage Sheet

I’m particularly fond of the next bit:

If you look on the bottom left here you’ll see some Wooden Spreaders. They don’t actually hold anything in place (yay hot glue!) but they make sense visually. You can absolutely cheat when it comes to miniature construction. Build the impossible! BUT adding little details like fake supports and whatnot adds a smidge of ‘reality’ to your nonsense.

More info and photos of the project are in Nichola’s blog post.

See everything Nichola used to make A Little Burrow in the Supply List.

Mermaid Cabana Totem by Caroline Ouzts-Hay

Mermaids don’t have their cabanas all in a row, theirs go up, like sea grass and coral reefs.

Inside their cabanas they not only change their tops but also put on their legs. That’s right, this cabana is run by Ursula!

The entire piece is built on top of a piece of wood covered in sand. Pieces from the Seaside Doors and Windows Set help make these little houses look like they are being used.

Surrounding the entire piece are palm trees. Yes, I know there are no palm trees on the bottom of the Ocean but in Ursula’s world there are.

Of course there are! I believe every word from Caroline about this Mermaid Cabana Totem!

Visit Caroline’s blog post for more photos and info on the mermaids. Or click here for Caroline’s Supply List.


Hooray for the Halloween in Wonderland Giveaway!

Well, this one was easy-peasy. The winner will receive ALL TWELVE 12″ x 12″ scrapbook papers from the Halloween in Wonderland Collection!

Bonus: One of Floorings Sampler FREE Gift Kit – Wood, Bricks & Stones!

To enter the Halloween in Wonderland Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY NIGHT, August 8, 2016). And tell me: What will you make with the papers? A spooky Alice in Wonderland Halloween scene?

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 winner (via So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won Vintage Bathing Machine Giveaway? That would be Lou Anne Colodny! Congratulations!

Posted by Leslie, August 7th, 2016

47 responses to “Stacking Cabana Houses (+ New MINI Size!) & Related FLASH SALE!”

  1. Nancy S says:

    I’m in love with the burrows. I so enjoy items that aren’t perfect! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kathy Walunas says:

    I wish I had the patience to create, as well as the space to display these! By the way, I’m obsessed with Alice in Wonderland.

  3. Irene Cortez says:

    I would love to win the G45 Alice in Wonderland papers. I would make a halloween house and fussy cute a bunch of the characters. Love it!!!!!!

  4. Peg C says:

    I would love to use the Alice paper in a surprise box for a grandson!

  5. Jean Marmo says:

    Delightful! Loving cabanas! So original! I could see making something like this for our cottage!

  6. Jo says:

    Love the stacking houses! So cute! I would make a stacking house for mice!

  7. Maggie M says:

    LOVE Nichola’s “Weasley” burrow! She is so talented. I would use the scrapbook papers to decorate the Halloween houses I never finished last year!

  8. Verletta Brown says:

    I would create something wonderful I’m sure…..

  9. Jen R says:

    Yes, Halloween and Alice! These papers would make some awesome greeting cards!

  10. Emily Dale says:

    I would use the papers in scrapbooking Halloween pages.

  11. KIM says:

    Loving those Alice papers.
    I would cut out the Alice cards paper, to decorate a Halloween wreath .
    The other papers prefect for cards and tags.
    Would be great fun to win .

  12. barb macaskill says:

    Congratulations Lou Ann! Enjoy your fun prize package!! LOVE Nichola’s fantasmical house!! so cool! I love all the little details she always adds! She has such an impressive imagination!! TFS!

  13. Angie G says:

    My first thought was that it was the Weasly’s house before I even read the description so Nichola certainly did her vision justice. The Burrow is perfect.
    I love the Alice Halloween papers and I’ve wanted to make some type of diorama with them for awhile in some sort of funky box that looks topsy turvy.

  14. Barb A says:

    Scrapbook pages, artist trading cards, Alice in Wonderland stage scene, wonky house, Alice suitcase, wagon… many ideas, so little time!

  15. Karen says:

    Love any thing “paper” and especially Halloween – I would use the papers on my Halloween dolls in some way. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.

  16. Doreen Fitzpatrick says:

    I would use the Alice Halloween papers to create Halloween houses using the houses provided in the Haunted House kit from last year. I purchase an extra set of houses to use this Halloween.

  17. Sandy ugarte says:

    A mad Halloween tea party in a pumpkin is what I would create

  18. gorgeous papers and that house!!! I would def use the papers in my scrap booking I would love to win these Thanks so much

  19. Monica Gabehart says:

    I would use the Alice in Wonderland Halloween papers to alter a clock that I picked up from a garage sale for $1.00 and give it as a gift for a 31 days of Halloween advent swap where 25% or more of the gifts you send need to be crafted. It would be so awesome to gift that to someone.

  20. Lorna E says:

    Hmm, I happen to have some Alice ephemera the Tenniel style and with some of the papers featuring a scene I think a book of some sort would be just the thing for the Alice in Wonderland Halloween papers.

  21. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome projects! I’d make a Halloween scene in a shadowbox I’ve been hoarding!

  22. Traci says:

    Love the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland-I would make a mini album with it. Great giveaway-G45 is my favorite paper company. >^..^<

  23. Evleta Gruber says:

    I will make two mini-Halloween in Wonderland Scrapbook albums for my Nieces.

  24. Lou Anne says:

    The Alice in Wonderland/Halloween scrapbook pages would be fun for a shadowbox and some Halloween tags. Maybe even an altered altoids tin. I love the cabana!

  25. Krystsl r says:

    I love miniatures! Thank you alpha stamps for being the place I can always go for fun supplies!

  26. CJ says:

    I would love to win the Alice in Wonderland/Halloween and would use the papers to make a spooky project to add to my Halloween decorations.

  27. Judy Roberts says:

    I would use the papers to make a Halloween mini album for all the Halloweens of the kids thru the years..

  28. Karen Mallory says:

    Love, love Alice! I think I would make an album with the papers!

  29. Lana says:

    I’d decoupage the papers onto old cigar boxes.

  30. marykay chisum says:

    Two things I can’t get enough of, Halloween and Graphic 45! I would make a 3d mini album!

  31. Megan Warren says:

    I’ve been looking for a theme for a journal I want to decorate and give as a gift and this would be perfect.

  32. Janet T says:

    I love all your Alice papers and I’ve used them many times. I would use them to make an Alice Halloween treat box for my grandkids.

  33. Mary Mac says:

    Would make great halloween card/project.

  34. Thalia Kottke says:

    I love Alice in any form so for Halloween I could think of something.

  35. chark says:

    the cabanas are so cute and so is the burrow! I love this g45 Alice paper is back, I was hoarding mine. I’m thinking of a journaling page with Alice quotes and pics.

  36. Barbara Milton says:

    I would buy the row houses and decorate them for Halloween!

  37. Peggy says:

    Love G45! I would love to have this paper! I would probably make a card or two but I have little house shrines that would be wonderful with Alice scenes for the holiday. Nichola I LOVE that Burrow what a complete hoot! I can move in this weekend! And Rhonda’s Cabana sky rise is wonderful! Great imaginations and great ideas!

  38. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love the house made of the cabanas! I would do an Alice in Wonderland Halloween tea party!

  39. Patti G says:

    Love the stacking houses. So many great ideas. I would definitely go for the HP burrow theme.

  40. Cherry Koontz says:

    FANTASTIC!Guess what I will be ordering!

  41. Marilyn Hughes says:

    I’d have to do something Halloween with them. Considering the number of Halloween swaps I’m participating in, that’s where they would be used.

  42. Ginette says:

    Gorgeous G45 papers. A photo album would love to be dressed with that paper.

  43. LeAnn says:

    I am so happy that Graphic 45 re-released this set. It is one of my all time favorites. I would use the paper to make a glitter house or three.

  44. Laura says:

    Alice and Halloween what could be better, especially in an altoid tin.What a challenge!

  45. Julianne says:

    A diorama in a pumpkin!

  46. Bridget says:

    Oh how cool to make an Alice in Wonderland themed haunted house, for my mantel.

  47. sheilaAR says:

    I have been saving some vintage type boxes and tins to use for these beloved papers. So glad they were released again. Also love the above idea of using last year’s haunted houses.