I hope all of you are having a great week so far! This Easel Card Drawer Box was designed for the Splitcoaststampers F4A410 “Favorite Stamp of 2017” Challenge.
I could not pick just one image for my favorite but I absolutely love sharing God’s Word on cards and thought that I would use a verse from the Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 11 stamp set (this is the first time I had a chance to ink up this verse).
This is the second Easel Card Drawer Box that I created this week- the first one was for my Christmas gift to my niece (I neglected to take a photo). The top part of the easel was hand cut to look like a piano top and a piano key die was used for the “keys” to hold up the easel. For an added bonus, I created a money booklet and placed some cash inside the drawer. I liked her easel card drawer so much I decided to create one for my stamping area :-)
I had the idea for this project when I saw that Splitcoaststampers Drawer Box Tutorial but also searched on YouTube and found a great video as well (see here- long but great instructions)
I am also linking this project to the Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes”Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to check out the Splitcoaststampers Free For All gallery or the Simon Says Wednesday challenge site yet, I hope you will find time to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
1). Cut the following pieces from Black Chipboard- a).Top- 4” x 4” ; b). Drawer – 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” ; c). Drawer Sides (Four Total)- 2- 15/16” x 3 13/16” (note these as North & South), 2- 15/16” x 3 ¾” (note these as East & West)
From Basic Black Cardstock- a). 4” x 10 ½”- Score at 1”, 5”, 6” and 10” (case around the drawer; b). 4” x 8”- Score at 2” and 4” (easel portion of the card); c). 5 ⅞” x 5 ⅞” – Score at 1” on all four sides (this will be the drawer); d). die cut 4” x 4 ½” (for card front) and e). 4” x 2” (lower part to hold up the easel)- see step #6 for dies
From Designer Paper- a). 3 ⅝” x 3 ⅝” (drawer bottom); b). 8 pieces- 13/16” x 3 ⅝”
2). Add ScorTape to the ½” flap on the cardstock 10 ½” piece, assemble into a box. Adhere the 4” x 4” chipboard piece to the top of the drawer box. Mount the easel card to the top of the chipboard.
3). Trim the 5 ⅞” square piece of cardstock at the two scores on the opposite sides (trim only up to the score line). Use a piercer tool or hole punch to punch an opening for the brad handle. Line up the North piece of chipboard and punch a coordinating hole.
4). Dry fit the North, South, East and West chipboard pieces to the inside of the drawer (cardstock piece “c” from above), trim a bit if needed and adhere to the inside of the cardstock drawer.
5). Adhere one of the “b” pieces of designer paper to the outside of the front of the drawer, add the Antique Brad for the handle. Mount the rest of the “b” pieces to the inside of the drawer and on the outside edges of the drawer case as well as the back of the drawer.
FYI- I accidentally added designer paper to the outside edges of the drawer itself and had to cut two additional pieces of the designer paper. Thankfully the drawer still works properly :-)
6). From Basic Black cardstock, use the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Die-namics Fancy Ticket Die to die cut the top part of the card (d) from Basic Black cardstock and the MFT Stitched Horizontal Strip Dies to die cut the 2” x 4” piece (e).
7). Ink the verse sentiment from ODBD Scripture Collection 11 with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp onto Whisper White cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, die cut with the MFT Stitched Circle STAX Dies, mount directly onto the card front piece from Step #6.
8). Die cut several flowers from Real Red cardstock using MFT Royal Rose and MFT Mini Royal Rose Dies. Crimp the die cuts, roll the flowers and adhere with hot glue.
9). Punch leaves from Wild Wasabi cardstock using the Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart).
10). Add the flowers with the leaves to the card front and a few onto the lower part of the easel (to help hold up the easel when opened).
11). Use a Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen to add shimmer to the rose petals.
Stamp Sets: Scripture Collection 11 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Black Onyx; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, The Midnight Chic Stack (Die Cuts with a View); Black Chipboard
Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Dies-Fancy Ticket STAX, Stitched Circle STAX, Stitched Horizontal Strips, Royal Rose, Mini Rose; MS Leaf Punch, Antique Brad, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- if you have the time, come play along with us at the Free For All Challenges. Hugs and I hope all of you have a Happy New Year!