Saturday, 5 February 2011
Here is the 4 Drawer Card Box tutorial that lots of you have been asking for, before I start I would like to say that this is not my design I originally made the Box following a tutorial by the fantastically talented Kirsten, but I have altered some of the sizes to make it easier to make on my Martha Stewart Scoreboard. If you have not visited Kirsten's blog I cannot recommend it enough there are some truly stunning creations on there. I have left a message on her blog telling her I would be posting this tutorial.
Here is the finished Box, I have not given details on here on how I decorated the box and card, more info on this will be posted on my Original Blog, I have stuck to basic details of making the box as I am sure you will have your own ideas on how you would like yours to look.
To start cut 2 pieces of heavyweight card (over 300gms) and 2 pieces of lighter weight (220 will do) card 6” square, glue one square of the lightweight card onto the top of the heavyweight card (NOTE; YOU WILL NEED TO USE EXTRA TACKY WET GLUE THROUGHT OUT MAKING THIS BOX), these 2 squares form the top and bottom of your box.
Now we make the Drawers
Cut 4 pieces of card to measure 5” x 4.1/8”
Score 1” in from the edge of all 4 sides on each piece of card
Cut corner as shown above
Spread glue as shown on each corner
Stick corners inside to make an open topped box shape as shown above
Cover the fronts of the drawers with paper of your choice and add a brad (I have actually used Tim Holtzs Hitch Fasteners on mine).
Now Cut 4 strips of card 7.1/4” x 3.1/8”, score and fold along the long side of each strip at 1”, 3.1/8”, 4.1/8”, 6.3/8”
Add glue to the narrow edge to form a cover for your drawer as above.
Now glue drawer onto the bottom square (It is better to do this with the Drawer inside its cover as it makes the whole thing firmer).
Carry on glueing drawers to base as above and below
Add glue to the top of the drawers as shown and attach to the 2nd square to form the top of the box
Your Box is almost finished now
All thats left is to add a base to the top of you box to adhere your card to. I have used a Martha Stewart Round the Corner Punch on a 7” square piece of white card to make the pretty lace edging then added a 6” square of card and a 5.7/8” square of backing paper to match your card.
Make your 5.1/2” card in the usual way and attach to the top of the card.
I hope this is cl;ear but if you have any queries just e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to help
Hugs Jacqui xx