Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Tutorial: 2-Drawer Easel Box

Good morning!

Hope you are all doing well.  We're gearing up for a fun new stamp release for the summer so make sure to mark you calendars for our release day, June 15th.  We'll start with previews next week so be sure to stop back.

Well I've finally finished it, here is the tutorial for the 2-drawer easel box which I feature Yumi & Fumi.  Mind you it's my first tutorial and I would love some feedback.  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


eva said...

great tutorial, leanne!

Jenny said...

Thanks Leanne!

Stephanie said...

Very cool! I'll have to put this on my list to do:)

Melissa said...

This is so awesome! I really need to give it a try, thanks for sharing the instructions!

Denice said...

What a great tutorial! I think I'm going to have to ease into it though, as I'm still trying to get the hang of the cloud video! LOL!

hapagirlren said...

that must have been A LOT of work putting that tutorial together, Leanne!! WONDERFUL JOB!!!!!!! I love it <3

Sheena Brooks said...

I'm betting I have a few nieces on my list who would love to get a little box like this! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!

Denice said...

I'm trying this today...wish me luck!!!!!