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Hinged Alice in Wonderland Books, New Architectural Trims

Filed under Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit, Altered Tins, Art Projects, Caroline Ouzts-Hay, Collage Sheets, Rhonda Secrist Thomas

What could be a better inspiration for a cute little project than Alice in Wonderland and Blank Altoids Tins?

Alice in Wonderland, Blank Altoids Tins AND Altoids Tins Book Covers, with 2 projects from Design Team Members Rhonda Secrist Thomas and Caroline Ouzts-Hay, that’s what!

The Altoids Tins Book Covers are little set of heavy chipboard covers and spine that will make quick work of turning a Blank Altoid’s Tin (or 2) into a book! These covers can be used with 1 tin or 2 tins (if you use the bottoms of 2 tins for a fat book, just omit the spine… or check out Caroline’s artwork below for a special extra-wide spine she cut and embossed to work with 2 tins). The creative possibilities are endless using the covers with the tins, from the single gift to creating a slew of holiday themed books and dioramas.

Queen of Hearts Deck of Cards Case by Caroline Ouzts-Hay

I love Alice in Wonderland and right now so does Alpha Stamps with their Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit. I’ve done Alice tins before but this one is my favorite, because it is functional.

Inside there are two Blank Altoids Tin bottoms hinged together using the Altoids Tin Book Covers with a minor alteration to the spine to make it wider. A mini collage of all things Queen of Hearts fills one tin that is looked over by miniature playing cards.

Queen of Hearts Deck of Cards Case Supply List

Fall down the rabbit hole to Caroline’s blog for more pictures and to read Caroline’s story about a very irritated Queen of Hearts. And check out the Giveaway below for a chance to win lots of the goodies in Caroline’s artwork!

Alice Hinged Tin Book by Rhonda Secrist Thomas

I love new art challenges! This month, with Alpha Stamps Alice in an Altoids Tin Kit, there were too many cool items to leave out. I had this crazy goal in my head to do a hinged tin book that also opened in the middle and had pediments. I was shocked to have succeeded.

“The Oddities Box Doors and Windows is one of my favorite Collage Sheets that Alpha Stamps offers. Imagine my delight when this new version, Doors & Windows Book Covers, was made. It fits perfectly on the Altoids Tin Book Covers which I used two sets of on my hinged Tin Book.

Alice Hinged Tin Book Supply List

Visit Rhonda’s blog to find out what she used to make a secret opening for her book, to see more photos and for further details.

Wait, because there is even more inspiration for you to check out! A few years ago, Laura Carson used 1 tin in a Halloween project and 2 tins for a thicker book. Here are links to more info about both of those projects: Potions and Charms and Hinged Tin Book (and both links with tutorials)!


Hooray for the Queen of Hearts Tin Book Giveaway!

I decided to choose items from Caroline’s Queen of Hearts Deck of Cards Case supply list and I think it makes a versatile Alice in Wonderland group!

– Alice Book Covers 2 Collage Sheet
– Altoids Tin Book Covers
– Blank Altoids Tin
– Fancy Latch Set
– Large Imperial Crown Charm or Pendant
– Mini Alice in Wonderland Chipboard Silhouettes
– Small Playing Card Deck

To enter the Queen of Hearts Tin 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, May 27, 2016)! And tell me: What will you make?

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 Sunday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway, Newsletter, AND THE JUNE KIT!

Hey, who won Alice & Tea & Cube Boxes Giveaway? That would be Ina M Good! Congratulations! Check your email for more info!

Posted by Leslie, May 26th, 2016

54 responses to “Hinged Alice in Wonderland Books, New Architectural Trims”

  1. Jo says:

    Love the Queen of Hearts! Perfect addition to an Alice triptych!!

  2. barb macaskill says:

    OMG!! LOVELOVELOVE Rhonda’s awesome hinged book! I would definitely give this a try if I was lucky enough to win this giveaway!!
    Congratulations to Ina on winning the last giveaway!!! Have a great weekend!

  3. Phoebe Diamond says:

    Oh I think I’d make a birthday book for my sister. She always enjoys interactive art projects.

  4. Ina M Good says:

    Hinged tin booklet I love alice

  5. marge says:

    Love Alice….Love Alpha Stamps….

  6. Gloria Stafford says:

    What a delight! So many new, wonderful products!

  7. Sherri West says:

    The White Rabbit always carries his pocketwatch with him. Using that fro inspiration, I think it’d be cool to make some sort of timepiece out of this.

  8. Jen R says:

    Loving Caroline’s creation. May try something similar.

  9. Lana says:

    keeping my fingers crossed that I win this goodie box….WOW…I could make several gorgeous items from this kit.

  10. Debra Gibson says:

    Would so love to win this prize! Thank you Alpha Stamps!

  11. Cherry Koontz says:

    I immediately thought of a old fashioned school book withthe alphabet sheet!

  12. M. C. Sparks says:

    Yeah it would have to be something Alice with the silhouettes painted black in the background like shadows

  13. Emily Ann Dale says:

    I would make the Queen of Hearts Tin Book! Love it!!

  14. Karen says:

    I think the tin book idea is wonderful and might try something with a fairy theme.

  15. Leanna Alverson says:

    I LOVE this! I would make it look like a real book and put hidden treasures inside!

  16. Kat Cashwell says:

    This is gorgeous!! would have to do Alice and Wonderland but also some sort of haunted mansion themed one! you all are so talented and I love everything!

  17. Maggie M says:

    I would create a Fairy Queen “book” but more like a tiny shrine. AlphaStamps never cease to amaze me with all of their new products!

  18. Michelle says:

    Hello from Canada! I would make a Queens Court book. Love the book above!

  19. Traci says:

    Great projects today-love the Alice theme so many ideas as to what I would make with all the stuff. >^..^<

  20. Mary Mac says:

    I would love to continue with the Alice in Wonderland theme.

  21. Barb Striethorst says:

    I haven’t done my Queen of Hearts scene yet – this would be perfect!

  22. Carla says:

    Lovin” all the Alice themed projects….solo many possibilities! The hinged book is adorable

  23. Diane says:

    I would make it a little keepsake box – very cute idea. hope I win

  24. Diana says:

    I would like to make a fairy garden. Congrats to Ina.

  25. Carol Feiner says:

    I would definitely make a double-tin book. Love the look!

  26. OMG I love this I would try to make the book as well it’s gorgeous

  27. Joanne Root says:

    I will make something “Alice” with these wonderful supplies!

  28. Sandra says:

    I would love to make a mad hatter tea party scene

  29. Eve Watters says:

    Open the doors to a wonderland garden party–that’s what I’d like to create!

  30. Nancy E says:

    Just love these books. A tea party is what I’d create. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  31. Parisa Javidi says:

    I would create a “magic” box of cards. My son does card magic so it would be a gift for him! 🙂

  32. Denise Bryant says:

    Love the tin book! I would make something special with a few of the buttons and costume jewelry pieces I got from my Mom. She passed away last year and I want to make a few keepsake items with some very special treasures.

  33. Karen Mallory says:

    I love this giveaway!! I would make some kind of Alice tin! I have a collection of small Alice items in my stash that would go good with the giveaway!!

  34. Jean Marmo says:

    Simply delightful!! I would love to try something like this for my sister!!

  35. Daylan says:

    I am going to create a mixed-media assemblage to add to my Alice in Wonderland display, but I will also use some materials in my fairy/fairy tale story tree. Thank you for another opportunity!

  36. Janet T says:

    Great giveaway! I would love to make an Alice shrine with an altoid tin.

  37. Diana Bittaker says:

    I definitely see an evil apothecary book being made with creepy bottles and scary pictures to match!

  38. Susan says:

    Love everything Alice!

  39. Carol Slowik says:

    I love the Alice tin. I would maybe go beyond the written story and dream up some of the Cheshire Cat’s friends!!!

  40. Kim Lucak says:

    Alice, Alice and more Alice 🙂 Secret garden, tea party….hmmmm.

  41. Diane D says:

    Love the Hinged Books and all the new architecture elements.
    Great giveaway!

  42. KIM says:

    I’m planning on surprising a friend with a Christmas in July .It would be great fun to make a winter or Christmas scene in an Altoid tin.

  43. Bobbie Kangas says:

    Being a Halloween lover, I’d do a haunted book .

  44. Lou Anne says:

    I’d have to do some type of Alice book but there are so many ideas I’m not sure what I’d do…

  45. Evelyn Reyes says:

    I just finished a Halloween room box, this would be a great addition. Thanks!!

  46. Jan K says:

    I love altering Altoids tins, so that is what I will be making! Thanks for the chance to win. Love your store!

  47. Margaret D says:

    Love this give away! I would definitely make an Alice hinged book 😊 I just love what you can do with an Altoid tin and some chipboard and pretty paper. Those Alice minis are sweet!

  48. Rose says:

    I love the Alice tins! I would do an Alice tin, as I haven’t done anything Alice before and this would be so much fun to do! What a great give away!

  49. Val Brown says:

    I could definitely use it to finish a shadow box I’ve been working on. Thanks

  50. LoisC. says:

    Will be a great gift for my friend Alice, who is very creative and has shared so much of that creativity with me!

  51. angelic says:

    I would love to make my own Alice tin!
    Thanks for all great ideas on how to alter an Altoid tin.

  52. LeAnn says:

    I would love to do my very own Alice tin book.

  53. Pat Butcher says:

    WOW! My imagination is working overtime. My creative juices are flowing, I love Alice in Wonderland and would love to do the tin in that theme. Pat

  54. melody says:

    I do love this, Alice would be having a tea party in my tin !!!