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Mostly Minis + Altoids Tins & Related Trims on Sale!

Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Miniatures, Nichola Battilana

What is new today?

So cute! Lots of tiny containers (baskets, trays, jars) — and the return of wooden pediments! AND there’s a related Giveaway (revisiting an adorable Alice Altoid’s Tin Book using 2 Pediments by Design Team Member Nichola Battilana) — hence the theme of today’s new sale!

So back to the new items: beside the items highlighted below, see all new items!

NEW Flash Sale: Altoids Tins & Related Trims!

25% off on EVERYTHING Altoids Tin Themed! All kinds of items, from Chipboard Inserts to the TINS themselves!

Psst: ALL collage sheets in this collection are marked down to 50% off!

The sale ends FRIDAY night, August 14th at midnight PST. See the entire sale collection here!

Alice’s Altoid Manor House Giveaway!

As I mentioned, we’re revisiting Alice’s Altoid Manor House by Design Team Member Nichola Battilana! I thought of it when I saw the wooden pediments were available again.

Beside the whole look and feel of the classic house, I love that Nichola turned one of the pediments upside down to use as the base.

Here’s some background about the artwork from the original blog post:

I simply applied the Altoids Tin Book Covers to the front and back of the tin. I didn’t even bother with the book spine (though I’m sure it’ll come in handy for something). Then a new Window Pediment – Federal was added to the front top edge and the new Window Pediment – Yorktown to the bottom front edge (upside down). A snip of Thin Fleur Dresden Border is applied under the top pediment, then whole shebang is painted grey.

The windows are just little paper frames I cut out. I placed some Alice charaters from the Wonderland Rabbits and Hares Collage Sheet in the squares and added a layer of Diamond Glaze to make the ‘windows’ glossy. The door is framed with some snippets of wood and topped with little bit of filigree that broke off something-or-other that I kept for just such an occasion. Finally I finished the exterior with a Bronze Stopwatch Clock Charm.

I promise, this was a practically painless project! Sure the sides aren’t covered… but the tin opens and I didn’t have a meltdown attempting to apply hinges. (I often have hinge related meltdowns.)

Beautiful work, Nichola! You can see more photos (and get info about the images inside the tin) in Nichola’s blog post. Plus here’s her supply list. (Remember, we moved to a new web site since then so see the items on that link above.)

AND EVERYTHING in that list is included in today’s Giveaway drawing!

To enter the Alice’s Altoid Manor House 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, August 14, 2020).

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 donít see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

Who won the Forever Nanny Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Sue O! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, August 13th, 2020

48 responses to “Mostly Minis + Altoids Tins & Related Trims on Sale!”

  1. Karen L. says:

    What a fabulous project! So inspiring!

  2. jo says:

    I love this little house tin cover -what a beautiful way to create this shadow box!!

  3. Nelda says:

    Wonderful! It’s just what I’ve been looking for!!

  4. DeboraL says:

    This is a great project! Very clever!

  5. Janet Van says:

    This Alice house is so adorable! So many ways it can be done, too.

  6. Olivia says:

    Truly a work of art and with my fav — Alice!!

  7. Laurie H Sisson says:

    Cleverly done! What a great idea for birthday cards.

  8. Sharon says:

    How cute! Who doesn’t love Alice.

  9. Donna Kottcamp says:

    Great idea. you could even make a micro-mini dollhouse out of it….three stories would fit an a tiny attic. Love the use of the pediments.

  10. Denise Bryant says:

    Awesome project! Love the hidden scene inside the Altoid box!

  11. Diana Bittaker says:

    ohhhh how i love Alice and wonderland! I have almost all of your collage sheets and will me buying more for Alice!

  12. Dianna says:

    Great detail to the manor house with green moss and the touch of pink flowers! Then with a surprise inside!love this idea!

  13. Kathy Toews says:

    Lovely little tin basket!

  14. Barbara M Griggs says:

    The use of the pediments is extremely clever and effective!

  15. Lana Adams says:

    I’m late….I’m late to sign in for this giveaway.

  16. Judy Adamcyk says:

    Love it!

  17. Carol Feiner says:

    Tins are my all time favorite project!

  18. Celia says:

    Great idea..I want to try haunted house for Halloween like this.

  19. Janet Stoffel says:

    What a fun project!!

  20. Anne Stodghill says:

    Love it! Would make a cute haunted house as well.

  21. Sue O says:

    I’ve never tried tins before but this makes me really want to.

  22. Kim R says:

    Oh wow! Awesome idea! So creative!

  23. Jen R says:

    This is such a cute idea

  24. Patricia Davis says:

    I very much love anything Alice and this is absolutely fabulous. Thank you for your blog for giving me ideas and help making goodies.

  25. Deb Revier says:

    Anything Alice is awesome.

  26. francine perri says:

    Love the minis and that house is amazing. I would love to make one like that

  27. Laural says:

    Such a wonderful presentation of Alice!

  28. Rhonda says:

    Alice and Altoids tins. Whats not to like!

  29. Patricia Hudson says:

    I love miniature houses and this project is fabulous! I would like to make several.

  30. Lea says:

    Love it! I’m excited to create my first altered Altoids! Thank you for continuing to inspire me every day!

  31. Chris K. says:

    I’m an Alice fan from way back. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

  32. Monica Gabehart says:

    Love the manor look – that is so awesome!

  33. Karen Mallory says:

    What could be better! Alice and minis!!! I love it all!

  34. Lauren Rein says:

    Love this idea!

  35. Ann F. says:

    I recently purchased some tins, so this is a project I can try to replicate!!

  36. Kathy S says:

    Well this is very clever!

  37. Carla M says:

    Love any Alice project and Altoid projects too!

  38. Anne says:

    This project is awesome. Yeah Alice!

  39. Daylan says:

    Alice rocks! This will be good for future Alice displays.

  40. Linda Barnett says:

    Ohhh boy cannot wait to get started!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Linda Barnett

  41. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love Alice in wonderland!! This is adorable!

  42. Janet Turner says:

    What a great idea! I’ve never seen an altoid box decorated like that. Adorable!

  43. Crystal Brown says:

    Great idea for a Alice in Wonderland and rabbit displayed in a Altoid tin! Love it!

  44. Jean marmo says:

    So clever and creative.

  45. Bev Jones-Purvis says:

    How darling is this! Way to go – another wonderful feat of imagination.

  46. Nancy E says:

    My bestie is an Alice fan. She would absolutely adore this!

  47. Nancy Boes says:

    Alice is my favorite, and this is awesome!

  48. Lea Cook says:

    This is an ingenious use of materials ❣️