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    FLASH SALE on wood & lace; 3 projects made with 3 new cube boxes

    Filed under Alice in Wonderland, Art Projects, Betsy Skagen, Giveaways, Kristin Batsel, Lora Mahaffey, Sale

    TWO BIG announcements before the new items and clever artwork by THREE Design Team Members: not only is the Lucite & Resin Embellishments sale that started on Thursday continuing, but there’s a new TWO DAY FLASH SALE!

    ALL Lucite & Resin Embellishments are 25% off now through TOMORROW NIGHT, May 23rd! 57 items… from flowers to Halloween cabochons to Christmas trees! Note: out of stock items will be refunded.

    NEW! 35% off Sale on ALL Lace Ribbons AND Unfinished Wood TODAY & TOMORROW ONLY (ends MONDAY, May 23rd)! Woohoo! That includes the pretty lace that both Betsy and Lora used to embellish their Alice cakes, AND tons of wooden items like Wood Knobs, Feet & Spools (& Wheels…)! And the sale includes the new Maple Rubber Stamp Mounting Blocks, shown at far right!
     


    Today we’re moving from the Alice in an Altoids Tins to Cube Boxes with Alice in Wonderland themes. Three of our Design Team Members are all using the Cube Boxes to come up with their projects; one of the three projects just may inspire you to try making one of your own.

    The Cube Boxes come in three different sizes; 1 Inch, 2 Inch, and 3 Inch. A lot of creative possibilities lurk with these adorable little boxes. Personally, I’d add wheels to them to making some sort of race cars driven by the Wonderland crew.

     
    The Tweedles’ Wedding Cake by Lora Mahaffey

    How fabulous! Mr. Dee and Mr. Dum have decided it was high time they get with the 21st century and tie the knot!

    There is Alice trying to coax Humpty Dumpty down gently. Though goodness knows how he got up there in the first place.
    Other members of the wedding party waiting patiently for the drama to end so they can get on with things and eat cake. Looks like the Mad Hatter might be giving useless advice.

    Everyone had a grand time eating cake and drinking lashings of tea, but the Doormouse heard from the Cheshire Cat that the Queen was on her way to arrest everyone on trumped up charges, so they hid where she would never think to look…

    Lora covered her boxes with the very pretty House of Roses on the Porch Scrapbook Paper , then added some fancy-schmancy Fan Ivory Lace around the top of each box. Mini Pink Rosebuds, Mulberry Blossoms, and Curly Roses all cascade down the cake; making quite the impression any Queen would be envious of.

    The Tweedles’ Wedding Cake Supply List

    Visit Cackle and Hoot for more photos and to find out where the wedding party ended up…
     

    Alice in Wonderland Cake by Betsy Skagen

    Betsy was also inspired to make a cake! (See the wide photo below.) As you can see, Betsy’s cake is completely different that Lora’s and would be a perfect centerpiece for a Mad Tea Party.

    The cake sits on a platform created from a 3 Inch Cube Box and decorated with pages from an old Alice in Wonderland book, assorted Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets, mushrooms, Dresden and all sorts of fun Alice-themed goodies.

    To see how Betsy built the cake that can be decorated in whatever theme tickles your Muse’s fancy, visit Paper Calliope.
     

    Alice Trinket Box by Kristin Batsel

    Kristin put together a cute project that can be whipped up in no time for a last minute gift, or for some fun creative therapy.

    I took a 2 Inch a couple of great Alice in Wonderland Collage Sheets, Tiny Curved Hinges for the lid, and a brad for the front closure. and this is what happened: a little Alice Trinket Box. Alice was living a relatively boring life up until she met the rabbit, which is why I made the inner box bright and colorful within the black and white interior of the larger sized box. Wouldn’t you want to follow that rabbit too?

    Alice Trinket Box Supply List. Visit Junk & Stuff for more photos and further details.


     

     

    Hooray for the Alice & Tea & Cube Boxes Giveaway!

    I pcked out some items used in all 3 projects (and some only used in each one of the 3):
    - Cube Box 1 Inch (new)
    - Cube Box 2 Inch (new)
    - Cube Box 3 Inch (new)
    - House of Roses on the Porch Scrapbook Paper
    - 3 Inch Tall Candlestick Holder (part of the FLASH SALE)
    - Tenniels Alice Collage Sheet
    - Tiny Curved Hinges
    - Coffee Cups Buttons
    - Polka Dot Resin Teapot

    And not shown in that big grid at right:
    - one of the Funny Mixies Collage Sheets
    AND
    - one of the Tiny Paper Theatre Blocks Collage Sheets (as the images on both of those sheets would also fit the new baby size 1″ cube boxes!)

    To enter the Alice & Tea & Cube Boxes 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 23, 2016).

    AND to enter the drawing, please tell me: How will you use the 3 sizes of cube boxes? stack them up? nest them like russian dolls? make 3 different projects?

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

    And…. who won Thursday’s An Alice Triptych Frame Giveaway? That would be Francine Perri! Congratulations! Check your email for more info.

      
    Posted by Leslie, May 22nd, 2016


    39 Responses to “FLASH SALE on wood & lace; 3 projects made with 3 new cube boxes”

    1. Gerri herbst Says:

      This Alice cake is amazing! Would love to win so I could play with these beautiful supplies!

    2. Teddee Grace Says:

      They beg to be stacked!

    3. Emily Ann Dale Says:

      Love the Alice stuff but I’d make nesting ‘creepy’ boxes.

    4. Diana Says:

      What a fabulous cake. I think I want to decorate the outside up and have a fun surprise on the inside.

    5. Jo Says:

      so cute! would love to make jack-in-the-boxes!!

    6. Lindy Says:

      Oh my! All these goodies are amazing!!!

    7. Verna Says:

      So cute! I would stack them and use that fun Alice theme! Love the teaparty, so would head that direction. Thanks for the giveaway.

    8. Maggie M Says:

      Such amazing projects! I think I’d make three different trinket boxes to hide miniatures in (if I were to win). I love all of the Alice-themed miniatures!

    9. Angie Cook Says:

      Oh how I love the Alice goodies. My granddaughter just performed in a play about Alice. I placed an order when I saw the ideas using the tins. We are going to have an Alice “art day” with the things I ordered. This give-away would make a nice “icing” on our cake. :)

    10. Denise Bryant Says:

      Awesome projects! I love the boxes stacked up, and the Alice theme!

    11. Barb Striethorst Says:

      Yes – more Alice!!

    12. Karen Says:

      The boxes could be stacked like little cupboards with knobs to open and surprises inside!

    13. Karen adams Says:

      Yes I think they’d be wonderful stacked up! Or wonderful little gift boxes! Hugs!!Thanks for the chance to win!

    14. Alma Casiano Says:

      I believe I’d stack the 3 boxes on top of each other and make a jack in the box type thing with all the boxes decorated differently ! these are wonderful little items to get crafty with !! thanks for the chance to win these great prizes !!!

    15. Ronda Liebert Says:

      Love the Alice crafts. I would probably like to make a cake with the boxes, but there are so many things you could make.

    16. Joanne Root Says:

      Wonderful ideas here today! I’d decorate the 3 cubes using various collage pages. One definitely would be the “night circus”!

    17. Mary Mac Says:

      I would like to make a “toy box” stack-able project.

    18. Malinda Ringo Says:

      This would be perfect for my mom’s 95th mad hatter tea party!

    19. Evelyn Reyes Says:

      Oh how lovely!! The imagination is endless.

    20. Thalia Kottke Says:

      I love Alice! I would make a tiny Alice-themed jack-in-the-box.

    21. Karen Mallory Says:

      I love all the Alice projects. I want to make a cake!! I would probably use the boxes in different projects.

    22. Nancy E Says:

      These projects are wonderful. I’d stack the boxes to create a faux bridal shower cake with special treasures for the bride to be in each one.

    23. Kim Lucak Says:

      Alice is so fun, love it!!! Stacking the boxes would be neat to do, cake of some kind, possibilities are endless!

    24. barb macaskill Says:

      OMG!! I think I would use the three cube boxes stacked as a set of Giant Ogre stairs leading to a house in the sky. A cloud would hang above the “stairs” and one of the Cottage houses would be at the top with a cloud family awaiting the horrible ogre’s arrival!Who knows, maybe the Ogre will be tumbling down the stairs after the family has defeated him!! Would have to see where my brain takes me once I get started!! All I know is, it will be fun creating with these goodies! Thanks for the chance to relieve my brain of another idea that is brewing in it!

    25. Pam S Says:

      I WANT THIS! I love wrapping gifts in special surprise packages, so I’d use the one inside the other, each decorated and you would have to figure out how to open each box because I would hide the hinge and edges so you wouldn’t be sure. SO MUCH FUN!

    26. Diana Bittaker Says:

      I love the little boxes- I would do an Alice theme for all three boxes- but each box would highlight the rabbit on one, the queen on another and the the guy in the top hat on the third!

    27. marykay chisum Says:

      3 projects is tempting. Stacking is a possibly. So many possibilities. I would just have to hold them and wait for the muse to speak!

    28. Janet T Says:

      I love making collage boxes and Alice is my favorite subject. What great ideas!

    29. Lou Conaway Says:

      So glad we’re still with Alice! Love the boxes, their use is limitless.

    30. Jean Marmo Says:

      MOre amazing ideas!!

    31. Marilyn H Says:

      Beautiful work and the cake is outstanding!

    32. Traci Says:

      WOW!! That cake is awesome what a lot of work but so worth it. I would make a cat in the box out of the cube boxes. >^..^<

    33. Carla Says:

      Love, love the Alice themes! I would do 3different projects but would make them related

    34. Ina M Good Says:

      3 separate alice boxes

    35. Margaret Says:

      What a creative feast! I love that cake and I am sure that the Tweedles love it too.I love little boxes! I am thinking toward Hallowe’en already ( lol) and those little boxes would be cute with little ghouls and ghosts hidden inside. Of course the first thing I thought of were jack-in-the-boxes and how sweet one or two would look in a Christmas diorama. They would make wonderful little tea party favors for guests too.with pretty papers and maybe a tiny teacup charm inside. Endless possibilities.And of course there is Alice. And I can never resist Alice.Those 3 inch candlesticks and next to impossible for me to find where I am and I need to have a handful!

    36. Leanna Alverson Says:

      I would keep them separate and make little hidey boxes for my daughters and myself. We love little places to “hide” things. These cube boxes would be perfect!

    37. Kat Cashwell Says:

      these are just beautiful! I love the cube boxes! Such talented artists! thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

    38. Sheila Rodriguez Says:

      I’d say stack ‘em for maximum impact!

    39. Laural Says:

      I want to try the wedding cake theme..sounds fabulous and looks good enough to eat!