Monday 30 September 2013

An easel box with drawer tutorial using pattern papers!

Hi everyone,
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In the meantime, here is a very easy tutorial to create an easel card box with a drawer.But before I share a tutorial for it here's a look at how the finished project looks like (Please excuse my  photography it's been raining here for past 3 days and there seems to be no good sunlight  hence the dull photography ) :

This is how it looks when closed :                                                                              

Another view of the flowers :

Supplies needed :
1. 2 sheets of A4 size cardstock in any color of your choice. It roughly should measure 8 1/2 * 11 3/4 inches.
2. Your choice of pattern papers. You can either use ONE 12 X 12 inch sheet or TWO 6 X 6 inch sheets of the same pattern.
3. Fiskars Sure Cut paper trimmer.
4. Martha Stewart Scoreboard.
5. Tacky Tape/ Glue of your choice.
6. 2 Brads.

Now for the steps on how to make an easel card box with a drawer :-

1. Cut ONE piece of 6 X 6 inch cardstock and score at 1 inch on all four sides and cut a small slit on all four sides where the two score lines meet as shown in the picture below ( This will form your drawer )                                                                   
2. Now to decorate this drawer cut out EIGHT pieces of pattern paper measuring 3/4 of an inch X 4 inch size pieces and also TWO pieces of pattern paper measuring 4 inches by 4 inches.                                                                    
3. Now, to make the band that goes round the drawer cut a piece of cardstock measuring 4 1/8 of an inch X 11 inches and score at 1 1/8 inch , 5 1./4 inch, 6 3/8 inch and 10 1/2 inch.
4. Now, cut TWO pieces of pattern  paper measuring 3/4 of an inch X 4 inches. This will go on the sides of the band as shown. 
5. Now, to make the handle of the drawer take a piece of carstock measuring 1/2 inch X 4 inch and score at 1/2 inch on each side of the cardstock as shown in the picture.
6. Now, place your drawer inside the band like this.
7. To make the easel part of your card take a  cardstock measuring 4 1/8 of an inch X 8 1/4 of an inch. Score this cardstock at 4 1/8 inch and 6 1/4 inch. This is the easel part to be placed on the top of the box.
8. Cut a square piece of cardtsock measuring 4 1/8 inch X 4 1/8 inch and glue this down on the easel part of your card.
Glue this square on to the easel part shown above and decorate the card and glue it to the top of the drawer as shown in the picture I have put above.

Supplies I have used to decorate my easel card box :

Punches - Daisy punch and Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly punch.
Stamps - Kaisercraft 75 Cents, Hero Arts Find Joy stamp set.
Inks :
Distress Inks : Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw.
Distress Stains : Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey.
Embossing powders :
Pearls and pollens.

Hope you all like my tutorial. Please do leave me your comments/suggestions. You know, I love to hear from you all :)
Have a nice day everyone! ( All craft supplies under one Roof )
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  1. hi there thanks for the tutorial, pls forgive my ignorance, but what gsm card stock have u used?
    thanks again :-)

    1. Hi Hridya,
      Thank so much for dropping by here :) ..And as to your enquiry ..I have used 220 gsm cardstock to create my base here and don't worry about asking any question ..We love to answer any queries here at CC:)

    2. thanks for the prompt reply :-)

  2. beautiful it is...thanks for d detailed tut hussenaa.

  3. It Beautiful Hussena ! I loved the tutorial a lot very n clear to follow.Thanks for sharing !

  4. Beautiful project! Thanks for the tutorial :)

  5. very nice tutorial...thank you for sharing

  6. Gorgeous project as usual!Thank you so much for the tutorial.I love the flowers and the image you used and the lime,pale blue and pink combination is super pretty!

  7. gorgeous, love the design and colors !!!!!

  8. Awesome project!! Love all the embellishments! Great tutorial too...thanks for sharing! :-)

  9. Beautiful easel box....loved that colour combination...Thanks for the tutrial.

  10. Soo pretty..I love the use of fleur de lis dies on this card!! Gorgeous!

  11. Gorgeous blooms , beautiful card as always ...TFS the tutorial

  12. Absolutely wonderful Hussena...
    Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us here !!
    Love the color & Die choice !!

  13. Its so very elegant and beautiful Hussena :)

  14. Lovely Hussena! Thanks for the tute!

  15. Very nice n neat liked the flowers a lot

  16. Very nice n neat liked the flowers a lot


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