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A Hufflepuff Box! Plus a Paper Flower SALE!

Filed under Art Projects, Giveaways, Mini Conservatory Kit, Miniatures, Newsletters, Nichola Battilana, Sale, Tutorials

That Nichola! (Of course I am talking about Design Team Member Nichola Battilana!)

I can always depend on her to create something unexpected from the monthly kits.

No exception this month, with her Hufflepuff Box

I am a Hufflepuff. For a long while I fought against it, but I have come to embrace my house. What’s not to love about loyalty, a dedicated work ethic and strong moral code?!

Now whenever I see yellow I think “HUFFLEPUFF!” and set to celebrating my house with pride. The yellow window on the Stained Glass Windows Collage Sheet reminded me of something that might be in the Hufflepuff common room so that’s where I drew my inspiration.

Things I love about Nichola’s project:

– Cutting a window in the inner box from the Matchbox for Conservatory Book

– Cutting up 2 of the Mini Conservatory Accordion Books to have 2 window frames to glue on both sides of that window

– Using the giant blue rose print from the Wandering Ivy 12×12 Paper Pad to cover the outside (I love those flowers but wondered how they could be used as they are a big scale with the Mini Conservatory Accordion Book). Psst: the text that says “ENJOY the little things” is from this paper pad, too (AND the butterflies that Nichola cut out and colored brighter with markers).

See more (including a tutorial by Nichola on how she made the box… another unexpected surprise as she used the outside of the matchbox as a wraparound cover instead of sliding on) in Nichola’s blog post. And see all the supplies used. PLUS check the Giveaway below for another photo AND a chance to win EVERYTHING in Nichola’s project!

And between here and there: info on the FREE Gift Kit (and Sale) inspired by Nichola’s artwork! Plus the new items have a subtly Halloween theme (!)

NEW Paper Flower Nosegay FREE Gift Kit! AND Paper Flower Sale!

I was inspired by Nichola’s artwork (and hey: happy summer)! So everything in the Paper Flowers & Leaves section is on sale! The sale ends MONDAY night, June 25th (2018). That includes a couple flowers (and viney leaves) in Nichola’s artwork! (See details on which below in the Giveaway.)

Over 60 items (!), from mulberry paper roses to stamen to paper leaves! Go check out the sale!

And there’s a new FREE Gift with ALL Orders!

ALL ORDERS now through Monday, June 25th (2018) will get one of the new Paper Flower Nosegay Gift Kits FREE! I just did a little “shopping” in the flower inventory and picked out lots of color/size options… see the photo at left for some examples of the tiny bouquets! And see the wider photo below for more options, including:
– Small Felt Flowers – Multicolor
1/2 Inch Pale Peach Paper Roses
Fancy Lavender Berries Mix
Fancy Red Holly Berries Mix
Mulberry Paper Lilies – Burgundy Mix
Mulberry Paper Lilies – Red & White Mix
– plus the Cherry Blossom Cream to Pink Mix in the inset above right. whew!

Hey, all are included in the paper flower sale!

Hooray for the Hufflepuff Box Giveaway!

(Ah… love that backlit view of the “stained glass” window!) Yep, I said it: EVERYTHING in Nichola’s supply list is in today’s Giveaway!

I’m going to highlight a couple (more) things Nichola used that I didn’t mention above:
1 Inch Curly Paper Roses – Variegated Yellow (those and the white Tiny Paper Roses — and the Miniature Creeping Vine Garland — are so perfect inside! PLUS they’re all part of the new SALE!)
– A couple silver charms hanging from the yellow ribbon on the outside of the box: Pewter Wizard Hat Charm and Star Fairy Wand Charm

Yes, all those things in Nichola’s supply list are in today’s Giveaway!

Note: if an item is duplicated in the Mini Conservatory Kit (included in the Giveaway) and also listed separately in the supply list, I’m just including one of those items.

BONUS: I’m including one of the Paper Flower Nosegay Gift Kits.

BONUS #2: I’m also including a sheet of the NEW Seeds of Love Scrapbook Paper — that would be a pretty alternate paper to cover the outside of your own matchbox-wrapper.

To enter the Hufflepuff Box 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, June 22, 2018).

AND tell me: How would you decorate your Matchbox for Conservatory Book? Any other ideas on using the matchbox kit in an alternate way?

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 Abandoned Mansion Windows Giveaway from Sunday’s newsletter? That would be Carla! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, June 21st, 2018

38 responses to “A Hufflepuff Box! Plus a Paper Flower SALE!”

  1. Michelle says:

    I love this! I live the idea of animals hiding inside.

  2. Kim Lucak says:

    Oooh! I would make one garden room/scene after another!!!

  3. Carolyn M Bowlby says:

    Oh, yes. I am a Hufflepuff and I would love to replicate this charming giveaway.

  4. Heather says:

    Oh – this is so clever! While I love this one, I’d probably make something more personal to myself – maybe a mini-shrine to the animals that speak to me.

  5. Winnie says:

    I would make a secret garden! Very cute!

  6. Jennie Ingram says:

    I just might make my own little Gryffindor box!

  7. Ann F. says:

    I love the stained glass windows with the flowers and would make something along those lines.

  8. Angela C says:

    I would make it the way it is. So pretty!

  9. A Harry Potter theme for sure!!! My granddaughter is a great fan!

  10. Nadine says:

    I would make something with a garden theme!

  11. Rhonda S says:

    I would make this for a gift and just switch out the badger for whatever someones favorite small animal is.

  12. love the basket would def make a garden theme

  13. Margaret Dolan says:

    Oh I do love this!! Nichola’s pieces always look very realistic in a fairy tale sort of way. I would love to think I could do much the same thing as she has done. I love that badger! The window is beautiful and I think this idea would make a lovely shrine also. A grotto for your Goddess to hang out in.

  14. Jean Marmo says:

    This is just gorgeous! Those flowers are delightful! I think I would put a little girl in the garden!

  15. Laural says:

    I love this idea. Such imagination, Nichola never disappoints.

  16. Jen R says:

    I might do a slightly different garden scene.. I love this whole project!

  17. Chris K. says:

    Some sort of garden scene.

  18. Nancy O says:

    An HP greenhouse with mandrake plants in pots.

  19. Ina Good says:

    I would decorate album in flowers and cat in window looking out

  20. Kim R says:

    I would use pics of my 2 dogs instead. Fun idea!

  21. Marykay chisum says:

    I love the idea of a fairy flower shop!

  22. Jo says:

    I love this! I hope you have more Harry Potter themed projects!

  23. Sandie says:

    Awesome as usual. I would basically do it the same with one exception, I would use a dog.

  24. rosalie says:

    Small and oh so sweet.. Love the badger..

  25. Susan M L says:

    Nichola’s garden scenes are always incredibly beautiful and realistic! Having seen badgers outside my bedroom window here in Tucson, I would use a badger. And, I would make lots of garden scenes with the gifts in this marvelous giveaway!

  26. Nancy E says:

    I just love Nichola’s scene. I think I would try to duplicate it.

  27. Karen Mallory says:

    Lovely project! I think I would separate all the windows and make a row of tiny houses with the vines growing all over the brick!

  28. Celia says:

    Love it but would do cats…..

  29. My whole family loves Harry Potter! This would be a good gift.

  30. Congrats Carla! Love this especially the badger. Something similar. Thanks for the chance.

  31. Linda W. says:

    I would use Nicola’s scene and add some written script in the windows. Maybe pages from an old book with yellowed pages.

  32. Nikki Farquhar says:

    Lovely project! I would love to do something similar but would probably make it either a halloween or winter wonderland themed garden… or perhaps one for each season, or similar with HP houses/common rooms (mine would be ravenclaw), or perhaps the GoT houses… so many ideas, so little time! 😉

  33. Lorelei G says:

    I absolutely love this. Nicola has so many fantastic ideas…love seeing what she comes up with with every email. Thank you for sharing your creativeness with all of us!

  34. Kat Cashwell says:

    So adorable! I would do Halloween and I love the Harry Potter idea! such talented artist!

  35. Mary Mac says:

    Love th window but would try for a star glass look.

  36. Dennis L says:

    I would decorate the scene with birds, butterflies and curious kitties!

  37. Kathy Toews says:

    I would go with a dream theme.

  38. Randi says:

    I really like cute. Probably would do it the same way.