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Alice in an Altoid’s Tin?! And FLASH SALE on Alice-y Charms!

Filed under Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit, Altered Tins, Art Projects, Kristin Batsel, Laura Carson, Shannon Cooper
Update! A newer post about Shannon’s artwork is here.

TWO BIG announcements before the new Alice in Wonderland Kit (!) and fun artwork: not only is the Brothers’ Grimm Collage Sheets sale that started on Thursday continuing, but there’s a new FLASH SALE!

ALL of the Brothers’ Grimm Collage Sheets are on sale! See the lovely fairy princess castle (and Fair Maidens and Evil Queens Book Boxes) from Thursday’s newsletter! Note: the sale ends TOMORROW NIGHT, Monday, May 2nd 2016.

NEW! 30% off Sale on ALL Household Charms AND Filigree TODAY and TOMORROW ONLY (ends MONDAY, May 2nd 2016)! Why those sections? The Household Charms includes all the little metal teapots & tea cups, the Doll Parts includes crowns (and fans… can’t forget The White Rabbit), AND the Filigree section in honor of all the new round filigrees below, perfect for cake plates for the new resin chocolate cake for The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party!

Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit

Alice in Wonderland! And Altoid’s tins?! Yes, It’s “Alice in an Altoid’s tin“. Or canned Alice?

I’ve been scheming up a bunch of little things you can use to make a shrine from (or in) an Altoid’s tin — all Alice themed!

Starting with the new Tin-Sized Alice Collage Sheet. Cute images from lots of different version of Alice in Wonderland, sized to fit an Altoid’s tin. This sheet includes 3 different scenes of The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. And lots of titles from various paper doll sets and vintage books — and check out Shannon’s artwork below for how nicely one of those titles fits one of the new Altoid’s Tin Insert Frames (the two new insert frames sets are sold separately).

This kit also includes two more collage sheets:
Alice Covers Collage Sheet
Tenniel’s Alice Collage Sheet

And lots of charms and embellishments:
New Miniature Chocolate Cake
New Bronze Teacup & Saucer Charm
Bronze Stopwatch Clock Charm
1 Inch Bronze Key
Alice Pink Eat Me Cookie
– Plus more only available in this kit.

More info, photos and artwork are on the Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit page.

To get you inspired to play with the Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit, we have an assortment of samples for you created by Design Team Members Kristin Batsel, Shannon Cooper and Laura Carson.

Kristin Batsel’s Alice at Tea

The base of the tin is made from letters from an old spelling game, the porcelain hand on top holds a tasty looking tart, and is surrounded by the White Rabbit’s pocket watch and a key. To adhere all of those items I used Apoxie Sculpt.

The Cheshire Cat insert from the Altoid Tin Insert Frames – Alice set and it is great for adding extra dimension. The details on the trees and cat were done with colored pencils, while the insert border was painted to match the color of the background paper I chose. I used a tiny brush to apply bright white paint to accent the cat’s eyes and teeth.”

Alice at Tea Supply List. Visit Junk&Stuff for more details and a tutorial on how to cover an Altoid tin.

Shannon Cooper’s Tea Time

Using the same Cheshire Cat insert that Kristin used, Shannon’s tin is more of the classic red, white, and black Alice palette.

Alice is perched on a chipboard armchair from the new Tiny Chipboard Alice Props, listening to the speech of the Hatter.

The top is simply decorated with a pile of 1/2 Inch Red Paper Roses, a bronze Teapot Charm, and a painted chipboard tart.”

Tea Time Supply List. Visit Shannon at Flew the Coop for more details, and to see how she used the Altoid Tins Insert Frames – Scalloped on her beautiful, red Curiouser and Curiouser Tin.

Laura Carson’s Alice in Wonderland Book – Using Altoid Tin Lids

Most of my Altoids tin projects only require the container and not the lid. I end up with lots of left over lids which I hate to throw away. To the rescue is an easy book project that uses just the lids! The two lids serve as the front and back covers for the book inside with a closure made from a ribbon attached to the lids.

Inside is a book made from frame inserts (hinged together) that are sized to perfectly fit the lids. To create the pages for the book, I started by painting the frames then I glued the frames to Alice in Wonderland illustrations that you will find on my Supply List. You’ll notice that I didn’t use any dimensional embellishments on the pages as it would make the book too bulky and it wouldn’t fit inside the tins. Just stick with paper images and not too many of those.

Decide which page you want as the first and which as the last and cover the backs of these pages with decorative paper. The end result is 6 unique pages!”

Visit Artfully Musing for more details, and to find out how to assemble your book.

Hooray for the May Kit with Extras Giveaway!

Today’s Giveaway starts with… THE NEW KIT:
Alice in an Altoids Tin (with all the collage sheets, charms, resin cakes and flowers, and an Altoid’s Tin)

And then I added the two new Altoids Tin Insert Frame Sets:
– and an extra Altoid’s Tin!

To enter the May Kit with Extras 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, May 2, 2016).

AND to enter the drawing, please tell me: What will you make with Alice using an Altoid’s Tin (or 2)?

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 make sure to check back to see who won! And check your mailbox on Thursday morning for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won the Enchanted Forest & Brothers’ Grimm Giveaway? That would be Nancy E! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

Posted by Leslie, May 1st, 2016

80 responses to “Alice in an Altoid’s Tin?! And FLASH SALE on Alice-y Charms!”

  1. Evelyn Reyes says:

    I was just thinking of doing a altoid tin craft. I love what you have done, so I think I will follow your lead!!!

  2. Kim Lucak says:

    I love the idea and what you have demonstrated! LOVE Alice in Wonderland 🙂

  3. I have been saving these tins and now have the perfect materials to use with them. I plan to make an entire story series!

  4. Connie L. says:

    Those frame inserts are genius. I’d make an Alice falling down the rabbit hole scene.

  5. Susan Watkins says:

    You have added so many possibilities to creating with tins with the use of the frames–The charms could add so much interest too.
    Fabulous ideas and supplies.

  6. Kathy says:

    Looks fun! I just used your buttons on pajamas for my dollhouse doll

  7. Verna says:

    I was just watching the tutorial yesterday! This tin is adorable and I’m pretty sure I would have to make it. Love the little attention to details. And thanks for the giveaway!

  8. marge says:

    Alice is the BOMB!!!!! Love all this-

  9. Carol says:

    Thank you for the chance – adorable tins – I think I would make Alice meeting Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  10. Mermaid Cher says:

    I’d love to make an altered tin book where Alice falls down the rabbit hole and ends up in the ocean. I’d alter the characters to be mermaids (and other ocean critters) and combine some of your other ocean charms, images and embellishments to create “Alice in Sea Land”

  11. Holly says:

    I’d love to try to make a book inside an Altoid tin–great idea!

  12. M. C. Sparks says:

    Not the tea party! Needs to be something different. Something about the jabberwocky maybe

  13. Lou Conaway says:

    This looks like a good chance for me to maybe paint a background, do tons of fussy cutting, and get more practice at mostly using collage sheets. I’m a sucker for most things mini to bring a scene to life, but I’ve seen so many amazing pieces with fussy cut collage sheets, full of life and looking like they should be in motion any second. Plus, altoid tins are minis, the perfect size.

  14. Maria says:

    I would give the supplies to my friend who makes beautiful altoid scenes – ones with deeper meaning.

  15. Nadine says:

    Sure, I would love to make one!

  16. Rose says:

    What a fun project! I’ve never done an altered Artoid tin, so this would be great start! Looks like I will have a great time being creative if I’m lucky enough to win this give away!

  17. Sharon McDonagh says:

    Alice has always been my favorite! I love what Kristin Basel did for her project so that would definitely be an inspiration to add my own spin!

  18. Lynn D. says:

    I love these little tins! Perfect for mini-vignettes. Alice is a classic that will live forever in the imaginations of children (adults, too).

  19. KIM says:

    I have always been amazed by altered Altoid tins.
    This giveaway would be a prefect opportunity to give it a try .
    Thanks, Alpha Stamps for the chance to win.

  20. Jen R says:

    It’s time for tin! Definitely want to make my own version of an Alice tin with all these goodies!

  21. NGB says:

    Wonderful project! I’d make my version of Wonderland in the Hutch. Especially love your graphics sheets and perfect miniatures!

  22. Marilyn H says:

    I’d like to try and use it as a mini shadow box, popping out some of the images with foam tape to give it dimension. I love working small.

  23. Phoebe Diamond says:

    I think that an Alice Altoid tin shadowbox hidden inside of a math book would be a fun project.

  24. I really like this. I’d make an altered Altoid tin, but maybe pick up some of the chipboards and make some silhouettes in the foreground.

  25. marykay chisum says:

    The croquet game eight the queen? The caterpillar and mushroom? DOWN THE RABIT HOLE!! Beautiful BEAUTIFUL kit!!

  26. Kat Cashwell says:

    Love this project!!i would make some ATC from the papers & store them in the tin! Great ideas!!

  27. Cheryl Ferguson says:

    This will be a great project to surprise my daughter with. She just loves Alice, especially the cat. Great idea.

  28. Barb Striethorst says:

    I just finished a tea party scene, but I’m open to doing another with this great selection!!!

  29. Joanne Root says:

    Oh I’d do a Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat scene! When doing a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for school-aged cgildren at the public library that I work at, this poem has almost created such laughter. What fun it would to depict it in an altoids tin. It could sit next to my “Brillig Books” book store!

  30. Ginette says:

    I can think of many silhouette who would look great.

  31. Debbie says:

    I am a miniaturist and have doNE small scale designs before, just not in an Altoils tin! I have some tiny AIW characters, and what fun it will be to make a small scene in this kit!

  32. Stefanie says:

    Oh wow wow wow!! Loving the altoids frames! I would love to create a tea party with the Mad Hatter 🙂

  33. Emily Ann Dale says:

    Love the little frames! I’d make something with my favorite Cheshire cat!

  34. barb macaskill says:

    I would make a tea party with Alice and the Queen along with a few fairies who have fallen down the rabbit hole! I think I would add a few gnomes to it also!
    Then, I would use the covers to try to create one of the altoid tin cover books! sounds interesting! Thanks for the inspiration!

  35. Ina M Good says:

    I love alice in Wonderland so I would make alice meeting the cheshire cat in an altoid tin…first then a booklet about the mad hatter tea party…such fun!!!

  36. Cheryl Lee says:

    Too cute! I would love to make this!

  37. Luanne Shoup says:

    I love boxes, what a great idea!

  38. Diana says:

    I’m late, I’m late, for a very important date.It will have to be the tea party. Thanks so much for a chance to win.

  39. Mary Toriello says:

    Love this kit! I am fond of the mad hatter and the Cheshire Cat and the new inserts so I might just let my ideas go wild.

  40. Rise St Arno says:

    I would make a series of tins that would tell a different story, depending on the order you opened them.

  41. Jo says:

    OMG! I love Alice in Wonderland and would make all sorts of shrines with this project!

  42. Rosemarie Grant says:

    I would make Alice going down the rabbit hole.

  43. Dawn P says:

    I would make a gift for a friend that is a huge Alice fan. And maybe even one for myself! 🙂

  44. Lana says:

    You always inspire me, this kit has it all….not to mention one of my favorite characters, Alice!

  45. Tracy says:

    I would do some sort of take on the tea party scene, highlighting the mad hatter and the dormouse in particular – I’ve always loved the dormouse!

  46. Denise Bryant says:

    These are awesome! Since I love all things mini, I have several little collections that a tin would house! I would make a special one to hold some very old buttons that I got from my Mom!

  47. Mary Helene says:

    I would love to make a tin or two.

  48. Maggie M says:

    I’m thinking some sort of mini game chest using the mini Alice chipboard pieces and creating a game board using the collage sheets and a window kit I purchased from AlphaStamps. Let the Alice fun begin!

  49. Carla says:

    Love the Altoid tin embellishments! And the Alice theme!

  50. Laura says:

    I’m not sure what I would make, there are so many fun creative options! I love the Alice theme, and I think there are endless great creations you can do with it!

  51. Barb A says:

    Love Alice & doing things in tins….this giveaway is so great. I’did definitely do an Alice ti.n

  52. Michelle PEDIGO TOOPS says:

    I love everything Alice. I would make a
    little mini diorama.

  53. Daylan says:

    Curiouser and curiouser! If I won, I would create a mixed-media assemblage to go along with my Alice book display. Thank you for another opportunity!

  54. Jennie says:

    Ohh, maybe an Alice themed game that fits into a tin?

  55. Gabrielle says:

    I would make a darker version of the alice altoid tin!

  56. melody says:

    love this I have made several, but never thought of this one, you can do so many different themes, for any person. I hope to WIN ! I love tins and boxes

  57. Lori D. says:

    I adore this giveaway! I would make a little book in a tin box. Maybe even try to do some kind of pop up book! Thank you for the opportunity to win. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  58. I REALLY need this! Alice in Wonderland is my all time favorite! Even my FaceBook photo is a picture of Alice! I AM BEGGING……

  59. Karen Mallory says:

    Love, love! Alice is my most absolute favorite character! I would make some Alice scenes in the tins of course!

  60. Jean Marmo says:

    How delightful! Love the idea of a teeny tiny book in the tin!! So creative!!

  61. Retta says:

    I’m a huge fan of Alice in Wonderland…and would have a ball making a miniature tea party with all the usual characters….the Alice frames is the frosting on the cake!

  62. Carmeng says:

    I would make a book! Laura’s tutorials have never failed to produce fantastic results and I will certainly not pick NOW to rock the boat!

  63. Margaret D says:

    Best. Kit. Ever!!!! I cannot tell you how excited I am about this kit!! Alice has so many connections for me to my grandmother who quoted Alice all the time lol. I love the idea of the book from the covers and would definitely try one of those. I save Altoid tins obsessively so this is going to be something I will be doing for awhile I think. I would love to have a small collection of these Alice scenes mingled in with my teapots. I would do just as these artists have done and the Alice mini sheets are wonderful!!! And all the little bits and pieces! Great kit and giveaway!

  64. Carol Slowik says:

    I would make an Alice collage scene inside the tin. Love this giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

    PS-Can you figure out how to can Johnny Depp!

  65. kathy sokol says:

    Oh, I would love to make a tiny tunnel book~

  66. Jacqui says:

    Awwwwwwwww. I gotta have those! I just figured out how to make niches with altoid tins and mini picture frames on the front. Definitely going to feature Alice!
    Pick me pick me!!!!

  67. Gilda McCain says:

    I Love Alice. I would try to make a tiny little scene including Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat. Thanks for the wonderful give away.

  68. Traci says:

    I love Alice in Wonderland & what great projects today. I love the cheshire cat so would make a cheshire cat little album to pit in the Altoids tin. >^..^<

  69. Janet T says:

    I love all things Alice. I’ve made several pendants and magnets using that theme and I think an Aliceshrine in atin would be fun to make

  70. Thalia Kottke says:

    Ahh, Alice, who doesn’t love her? I love the little Alice themed frames. The scene of Alice talking to the caterpillar. One side makes you taller and one side makes you small.

  71. Marcie Aspras says:

    I would love to win!! I would have Alice falling into the rabbit’s hole. I love everything to do with Alice – just bought Through the Looking Glass yesterday!!! I would also do a little book with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum the front and back covers. I could go on and on.

  72. Joan says:

    Love the kit, and it would make a wonderful gift for my sister who loves all things Alice.

  73. LeAnn says:

    I would use it to make my own Alice altoid tins. I love the ones shown here. Thank you for making the tin sized collage sheets and insert frame sets. I’m definitely getting those.

  74. Winnie says:

    I love the new frames! Especially the Alice ones! I’m looking forward to making a tin.

  75. Betty Geist says:

    I have a lot of tins Love the kit

  76. Leanna Alverson says:

    I would love to make something out of Altoids & miniatures!

  77. Diana bittaker says:

    I have been making several Alice altoid themed items but have never used the decorative inserts- love this idea along with the assorted charms and chip board cut outs!♥️

  78. Parisa Javidi says:

    It would be fun to do this kit with my niece. She is a lover of all things SMALLl & has the key to my heart in a BIG way! 🙂

  79. sheila AR says:

    The decorative Altoids inserts and Mini Chipboard Silhouettes are genius!! More, please! Love Alice and would do that theme, esp since G45 is re-releasing Halloween in Wonderland in June!! Yippee!This is a fabulous giveaway, thanks Alpha!

  80. Karen says:

    LOVE ALL THINGS ALICE!!!!!!! I would love to do this kit just like it’s pictured so creative.