Wednesday 3 October 2018

Banner Embellishments on Easel Drawer

Hi crafters...Dr Sonia here with a project featuring gorgeous papers from Dress My Craft,dozens of handmade foamiran flowers and embellishments created with the Dress My Craft punches.
Craft punches are such a fast and easy way to create quick elements on your handmade crafts. What I especially love about the newly launched Dress My Craft punches are the guidelines on the base which make it easy to create banners and tags of varying widths .

I used the banner punch in 3 ways in this project. I inverted the banner punch outs to create a fan on the top . Glittered the edges with rainbow glitter to highlight the border.

As a contrast created a proper banner using smaller punch outs threaded on a paper rope and added butterflies cut out from the Dress My Craft paper pack.

Used rainbow glitter to glitter up the edges and random bits of the banner to add interest.

The beaded sprays are quite easy to make with whatever beads you have in your stash and a bit of wire and floral tape.

When using a punch you are not limited by the length of the paper you can use ;so creating fun embellishments such as a 3 D sentiment banner is quite easy.

Here is how you can make a 3 D sentiment banner : depending on the size of your sentiment score 2 lines ¼ th inch apart on either side of the middle of your paper strip where your sentiment will be.Leave 1 inch paper on each end [ beyond the score lines] and punch with your  Dress My Craft banner punch. Fold the score lines and you have a 3 D banner which will pop up!

The box has a drawer and an easel which can fold flat for mailing or storage.

You can create the box any size you want using chipboard and pretty paper!

I wont bore you with the step by step photos as it is just  measuring and gluing!

The drawer part was made by attaching chipboard pieces to card stock and folding over the card stock to get pieces whose edges are covered with cardstock and hence giving a neater finish....This is the kind of design you will find is the stylish sweet boxes!

The front of the drawer is made of an extra piece of chipboard covered in pattern paper for extra strength.

I used corner protectors on all 4 corners and mini brads from Dress My Craft to attach the handle through the double layers of chipboard.

Since the brads pass through double layers of chipboard all the way to the inside the handle is securely attached to the drawer.

Inside the drawer is a mini album which fits snugly inside.

You can see the mini in detail on my blog
And here is a quick 1 minute video showing the project in toto

Supplies: Crafters Corner
Papers : Dress My Craft Floral Symphony, Dress My Craft Dots n Stripes
Dies: Spellbinders Rose Creations- Big Rose, Cheery Lynn  Large Rose- pink roses, Cheery Lynn  Miniature rose- pink rose buds, Elizabeth Craft Designs 728 Bunch of Flowers- white filler flowers, Cheery Lynn  Sunflower- white daisies


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