Tuesday, May 28, 2013

My 1st tutorial - 2 drawer easel box

Good morning!
Hope you all had a nice weekend and for those of us in the USA, I hope you enjoyed this Memorial Day weekend remembering our troops for their sacrifices.

Well I've finally finished it, my first tutorial!  It's mostly pictures with lots of subtitles so hopefully it's easy to follow.  Click on the pictures for the details and if you have any questions please leave them in the comments section.  I want to thank Kathy for the inspiration and help with parts of this tutorial!!  Thanks!

Easel drawer box Tutorial
3 – 12” x 12” sturdy cardstock for base (you can also use 5 - 8 ½” x 11” cardstock)
Your choice of patterned paper
Scoring board
Straight edge cutter
Adhesive (Glue or tape runner)
Pop dots
2 brads (drawer knobs)
Small hole punch
Your choice of punches & dies to decorate
Twine or ribbon

Cutting dimensions:
Easel card: 1 @ 6 1/16” x 12” sturdy cardstock (Easel card)
**(If you use 8 ½ x 11 cardstock cut @ 6 1/16” x 11”)
Box base: 2 @ 4” x 8 1/16” sturdy cardstock
4x4 drawer: 1 @ 8” x 8” sturdy cardstock
2x4 drawer: 1 @ 6” x 8” sturdy cardstock
Stopper strip (Optional) 1 @ 1” x 6 1/16” sturdy cardstock (**Necessary for 6 1/16” x 11” - not in photo)

Score lines for cardstock:
Easel base: Score @ 4”, 6”, 8”
Box base: Score 1” on both sides to both pieces of cardstock
4” x 4” box: Score 8” x 8” cardstock @ 1” & 2” on all 4 sides
2” x 4” box: Score 6” x 8” cardstock @ 1” & 2” on all 4 sides

Patterned Paper cut dimensions:
2 @ 3 15/16” x 6” patterned paper (For easel card)
3 @ 3 15/16” x 15/16” patterned paper (strips for outside side panels and 4x4 drawer face cover)
1 @ 3 15/16” x 3 15/16” patterned paper (4x4 drawer liner – optional)
1 @ 1 15/16” x 3 15/16” (2x4 drawer liner – optional)
1 @ 1 15/16” x 15/16” (2x4 drawer face cover)
1 @ 15/16" x 6" (optional for strip - not in photo)

Box base assembly:
Drawer assembly:
2x4 drawer
Drawer assembly
4x4 follow same directions as above
Easel card:

After decorating the top panel:

Finished box:

The End. 

hahaha... Let me know how you all do.  Would love some feedback.  Again it's my very first tutorial so please be gentle. :)  Mahalo for stopping by!! Ya'll have a nice day!!


Yumi & Fumi rubber stamp; clear letter stamps from CTMH, G Studio rubber stamp sentiment,
Dies, punches, embossing folders:
C.C. Designs Cutters frilly banner, Spellbinders circles and lacey circles, Swiss dots embossing folder, EK Success die for the stopper 
Brown Bazzil cardstock, MME 29th Street Market Grass Green paper, K&Co blue-green with brown polka dots patterned paper
Brads: K&Company Roam
Distress ink Vintage photo, Memento rich cocoa and tuxedo black
Copics:  Sorry I didn't write them down, but I used them to color Yumi & Fumi


Alyce said...

what a fabulous ttorial!! i love how effective this looks...beautiful colours and the little banner is really cute. i will have to give this a try!! :)

eva said...

wow! what a tutorial! and it's your first one??? wonderful project!

Denice said...

A great tut, I'd never have known it was your 1st if you hadn't told us! I'm going to have to give this a try, the finished project looks amazing!

Creations by Shirl said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial, I finally got some decent instructions on doing this project... LOL!

Kathy Dinh said...

Wouldn't know that this is your 1st tutorial if you didn't mention it. You did a FAB job! Great colors and layout on this one!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful and creative project! Thanks for sharing the awesome tutorial!