Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Template Tuesday - Alice in Wonderland

Are you guys super excited for the new Alice in Wonderland to come out? I am. I kind of want to read the book before I see it though because it seems like the movie is going to be out of control and I'd like to create a few images in my head from my own imagination before having them skewed by Tim Burton. I'll probably see the movie first though. So, I thought in honor of the upcoming presentation, I'd do a little papercut of a scene from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Here she is playing croquet with a flamingo for a mallet and a hedgehog for a ball.

This is what your template will look like. Remember to cut the inside areas out first. All the inside parts are shaded gray. Then cut out the outer perimeter. Enjoy!
Download your free Scherenschnitt here: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


hairyshoefairy said...

I'm so excited for the film! I read the book in December and can't wait to see it. I'm so excited to give this template a try. Beautiful!

Jessica said...

I am VERY excited about the film...I am not overly excited about how it seems to be making everyone in crafty blog world use the (already overused) word "whimsy" way too much.

Thank you for not using any form of it in this post.

And thank you for the template- you're work is really beautiful.

watch alice in wonderland movie said...

I found your blog on Google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

Sophie.J said...

This is so nice!
Thanks for sharing them,I'll get my tools ready to cut now...

Molly said...

Ah thanks for sharing your templates! This is one of my new favourites- it's just so sweet! :)


PaperLion said...

Thank you so much for another Alice papercut. On the weekend I picked up a copy of 'Paper Cuts' as soon as I flicked through and saw your tea party papercut. I made it on the weekend and it now takes pride of place on our dining table.

{If you promise not to look too closely as I'm a new convert to papercutting, here's some pics - http://paperlionpaperlion.blogspot.com/2010/02/alice-is-coming.html }

I just got back from seeing the movie and LOVED it!

Ruthann Logsdon Zaroff - Mirkwood Designs said...

Here is my very first attempt at a papercut -- thanks so much for encouraging me to give this a try! I love AIW, and that's the reason I tried it. http://mirkwooddesigns.blogspot.com/2010/03/alice-in-wonderland-paper-cut.html

By the way, which "Paper Cuts" book is the tea party in? I definitely want to buy it, but don't know which one! THANKS!


daysease said...

Very pretty cut!!

Alice said...

I love this! My name is Alice and I am obsessed with dodo birds:) THANKS!



I'm still working on drawing them better.

Jonna said...

I just discovered your blog today when i was looking for a motive for a "gækkebrev" (danish easter-tradition including papercuts and anonymous verses) for my aunt, and I just want to thank you for sharing your wonderful designs :)
I already made one


that will be sent to Denmark tomorrow, and I think I'll make them all before long.
Thanks again, and keep up the good work!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh how beautiful! I love the one. The flamingo is fantastic. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

Jill said...

Oh, but read the books first! If it is stopping you that you don't have a bookstore nearby, they are readily available at Project Gutenberg online for a free download! Both Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass are very short and quite lovely. As to why I say "read both," movie directors and artists often frequently seem to mix up the two and combine them into one. (It disgruntles my brother severely.)

I think possibly the Alice movie will reference quite a few things only those who have read the book will understand, especially since it looks like Alice is a bit more grown-up in these than her original age.

Lovely papercut, and I came over from One Pretty Thing! :-) If I get the hankering to play with sharp objects I'll stop by here.

Anonymous said...

I found you via One Pretty Thing - and I'm going to give this a try, my first ever papercut attempt... thank you!

salamanda said...

Thanks for the lovely template. You need to read the first two books - Wonderland and through the Looking Glass. But if you like films to stay true to a book don't. The film is fab and so are the books.

The Deal Diva said...

This is so cute! Thank you for sharing! I've never done papercutting before, but I've wanted to give it a try. And I love Alice in Wonderland so this is my time!


Nancy Ward said...


Today I posted an netry on my blog with a link to this tutorial/dpwnload.

I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.


Nancy Ward

Kimara said...

I have never done scherenschnitte but have long admired the craft. I have been stopping by your blog for quite a while now admiring your work... it is incredible. I think I'm finally at the point of giving this a try. Thank you so much for sharing all your lovely patterns.

Anonymous said...

Cindy, (or any other paper cutters that can answer this question) what do you use to stick the cut outs on to backing paper? I love the designs and I enjoy cutting them out, but I want to use them to make a card or something and I don't know what type of glue to use to stick down all the fiddly bits. If anyone could help me I would very much appreciate it!