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TWO Alice Projects by Nichola; Plus Christmas?!

Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Back in Stock, Christmas, Giveaways, Nichola Battilana, Sale, Tutorials

A Visit to Wonderland Part I: Messy Mixed Media Wonderland Character Cards
by Design Team Member Nichola Battilana

I adore these cards by Nichola! They look so rich with details (and they look antique)… and to think the frames are raw cardboard with rubber stamping, doodling, and some ink for aging…

I’ll let Nichola introduce the project:

My set includes the Tweedle boys, the Hatter, the Hare and the Queen. Each being assigned a card suit in this Playing Card Set – 4 Suits (Alice is probably off somewhere drinking something she really shouldn’t.)

These cards were made simply. The background is old paper with an oval of Hearts & Clubs Card Suits Scrapbook Paper on top. I painted the corners of the background so that when the top layer is in place, they match the suit.

The top layer is just painted and inked and stamped, not covered in paper at all. When put in place, I’ve filled the suit crevice with Glossy Accents, and the whole thing grunged up.

Brilliant! And, of course, Nichola fussy-cut the characters (and the text banners) to sit on top (raised up by a bit of sticky foam).

Here’s a link to all the supplies Nichola used (note: that includes the supplies for PART TWO of the Alice project by Nichola… more info on the second half is below in the Giveaway section). Be sure to visit Nichola’s blog post for more info on how she made these beautiful cards!

Lots of CHRISTMAS things are Back in Stock!

… including TWO paper pads I’ve been waiting on for months! That lovely artwork at right is (also) by Nichola,
using the Pink Christmas 12×12 Paper Pad which is one of the back in stock pads! (And using one of the 2×3 Chunky Matchboxes.)

Here’s a link to everything new or back in stock today (just a few highlighted below… really: 21 items are at that link).

Keep reading (too) as there’s a HUGE related sale!

Everything Christmas ON SALE – 25% off!

This is a HUGE group: 300 items, including all those back in stock items I just mentioned!

The sale ends at midnight TOMORROW NIGHT, April 19th.

Click: FLASH SALE to see everything!

Tiny Alice Accordion Book Giveaway!

Eek! So cute! Nichola made a whole nuther project today WITH A TUTORIAL! Yay! (See the wide photo below for a preview on the tute.) See the whole thing at a separate blog post: A Visit to Wonderland Part II: Wee Wonderland Accordion Book with Tutorial.

But first (or when you return): here’s a couple of my fave bits:

– I LOVE the peek-a-book windows that Nichola punched in the pages of the black accordion book (to show images from the Tiny Alice Book Covers Collage Sheet through)


– Nichola put together the pages of the book so that the pics can be slipped out and changed(!)

I’ve picked out just FOUR items from Nichola’s supply list, which is kinda all you’ll need (save scissors and glue) to make your own tiny book:
Matchbox Ticket Journal – Black
Tiny Alice Book Covers Collage Sheet
Medium Bronze White Rabbit Charm
Hearts & Clubs Card Suits Scrapbook Paper

BONUS: I’m also including these Christmas collage sheets from the SALE section with similarly tiny images:
Tiny Christmas Windows Collage Sheet
Santa is Outside Collage Sheet

To enter the Tiny Alice Accordion Book 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, Friday Night, April 19, 2019).

And what are you going to make? An Alice book? A Christmas book? Not even a book at all?

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

Hey, who won the House of Alice Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Diane Alterman! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, April 18th, 2019

52 responses to “TWO Alice Projects by Nichola; Plus Christmas?!”

  1. Jenn McCann says:

    I adore tiny books
    I would make a tiny halloween book!

  2. M. C. Sparks says:

    Those match book journals are so stinking cute!

  3. Deb says:

    I am a total sucker for tiny stuff. Love Love Love

  4. Ina Good says:

    I love Nicholas creations the accordion book and especially Alice

  5. Kim Lucak says:

    So, so, so cute!!!

  6. Debora L. says:

    Love the book and cards!

  7. Nadine says:

    I’m making an Alice project!

  8. I love everything here. the papers are gorgeous would love to make an Alice project

  9. Anne S. says:

    I’ve been obsessed with all things Alice lately. I love the little book!

  10. Kathy Toews says:

    It’s gotta be Alice!

  11. Angie M says:

    Love the Alice cards so much!

  12. Laural says:

    As always Nichola never disappoints..I love this idea for Alice, such a sweet book and the cards..Fantastic

  13. Maria B says:

    I would like to try making a small book. My friends would help.

  14. Debbie Stine says:

    Fantastic Character Cards with fussy cutting. Also like tiny books to display or use in projects.

  15. Michelle G. says:

    I love the tiny books!

  16. Ann F. says:

    My son’s 30th birthday is quickly approaching. I think I will be making him a Happy Birthday Accordion Book!

  17. Traci says:

    Cute little book-Nicola has such a creative imagination. I enjoy all her projects. >^..^<

  18. Karen Ann says:

    Alice, Alice, Alice let’s have a craft day together. We’re All Mad Here

  19. Winnie says:

    Love this little book!

  20. jackie says:

    Great projects! I will definitely make an Alice mini-book.

  21. Celia says:

    Once again, love the vintage Alice

  22. Cherry nowell says:

    Love Alice such fun

  23. Sharon says:

    I’m an imaginative person and so often will think beyond the depicted project… but this one? If lucky enough to win, would totally be making the mini Alice book!

  24. Peggy says:

    Wow! I don’t know. Alice and Christmas are just about my favorite anything’s. I am making Alice Tarot right now so maybe I would make a Christmas book. But honestly I don’t really know. Wonderful giveaway and thank you for the chance. 🙂

  25. Kathleen S. Cole says:

    I love tiny things, so I would either make a Halloween book, a book on a Grimm fairy tale, or maybe a book of Notre Dame gargoyles, in honor of all the artwork of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris…..

  26. Jo says:

    These Alice plaques are beautiful! Love the antique look!

  27. Nicola has given me some great ideas from all of her projects today. I think I would make a snarky gents and ladies tiny accordion book.

  28. Donna Kottcamp says:

    I’d love to make a tiny family photo album! It’s just so cute!

  29. Kathy S. says:

    The peek a book windows is a great idea with many applications.

  30. Laura N says:

    That accordion book is a great idea! I can see doing several with different themes.

  31. Jean Marmo says:

    Loving the accordion book! I would make a Christmas booK!

  32. Vera Collier says:

    Love this! I would do a Christmas book!

  33. Sue Pierson says:

    Definitely a Christmas book in a delicious pink theme. Love it!!!

  34. Kat Cashwell says:

    I love the accordion Alice book with the cut outs! Would definitely make something Alice in wonderland!!!

  35. Karen Mallory says:

    More Alice!! I love these projects!!! I would make the book! I love tiny!!

  36. Barbara A says:

    Tiny books are the best! I would make a Christmas one.

  37. As always, I collect Alice ‘stuff’. My FB photo is Alice! I would love to win these items!

  38. Linda K says:

    Yup, making a book but not sure what the theme will be. I love anything miniature. I think a halloween one would be cool.

  39. Lea Cook says:

    How fun! Love all the Alice tutorials!

  40. Robin Nason says:

    I adore the book! And the cards. . .and the entire site! I am an Alice fanatic and am doing a Wonderland tea party in June for the Fire-Flies doll convention. So I do need to let you know that the Tenniel picture in your book with the caption “The Queen;” the picture portrays the Duchess, not the Queen.

  41. Judy Liddington says:

    I love the Alice book! I work in a miniatures shop part-time and our theme is Alice in Wonderland. A miniature doll would be so cute holding a one of these books in her lap!

  42. BarbMac Vt says:

    I adore the new/back in stock Christmas goodies! I would definitely be doing a Christmas book! So many cool things to choose from to make it fabuliscious! TFS!

  43. LeAnn Aagard says:

    I would love to make an Alice accordion book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  44. Nancy E says:

    Just love this Alice accordion book. I have a friend who just LOVE’s Alice. This would be a great B’Day surprise!

  45. ricki walker says:

    I love making tiny books! Nichola’s projects are always so fun!

  46. adorable as always love alice in any form

  47. Denise Bryant says:

    Love all the dimension on Nichola’s cards! They are awesome!
    I’d make a book about Alice!

  48. roxanne hill says:

    I LOVE miniature books. I use to make them at a fine printing press. I would dearly love this to add to add to my collection. You all have to stop! I can’t afford all the goodies and now Christmas sale items too? thank you!

  49. Jennifer Sobolewski says:

    I love all things Alice – Nichola is so talented!

  50. Catharine McCammon says:

    Hooray making a tiny hide-awaybbook for granbabies!

  51. Debbie Bell says:

    I absolutely love this tiny project! I’d like to try that too-cute punched page effect, too. ♣️♥️♠️♦️

  52. Janet Turner says:

    What a great giveaway. I would love to make a Mad Hatter tea party book.