Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Four Drawer Box Card Tutorial by Chris OlsenIn honor of our Product Spotlight this week (Buttons, Brads, and Bling on sale 25% off), Chris made up this wonderful tutorial on the 4 drawer box/card she posted the other week.
In addition to using the American Crafts Pearl brads, Basic Grey green pearls, and Basic Grey Pearl Flourishes that are on sale this week, she used Basic Grey Sugar Rush dp, Basic Grey Bitter Sweet dp, lace, flower charm, Trellis Roses-Coral Rose Prima flowers and the Sarah Kay-Fanny's Cuddle by Stampavie image available at Stamp and Create as well!!

Here is information about her project from Chris...

"I colored her with water colors, cut her out and popped her on a circle cut with my Circle Nestabilities (scalloped and standard) and embossed with Swiss dots. A few weeks ago I promised I would put up a tutorial on how I created this four drawer box card. So here it is! I hope I have put them in step by step instructions that can be easily understood.

Four Drawer Box Card Tutorial
1. Gather your materials. For my drawer card I used the Sizzix Matchbox die available at Stampin Up. You could run it through the Big Kick or through the Cuttlebug. For the purposes of this tuturial, I used the cuttlebug. (The die is sandwiched between the B and C plate without the bigger plate that comes with the Cuttlebug.)-four pieces of 6 1/2 inch by 6 inch pieces of lavender cardstock and four pieces of 7 inch by 3 1/2 inch pieces of pink cardstock (to create a two toned box, you can use one color if you would like)-four brads-Scoretape (double sided adhesive)-one completed card measuring 5 1/4 by 5 1/4-a base cut out of lavender or color of your choice measuring 5 1/4 by 5 1/4-cuttlebug or Big Kick (Wizard can also be used)-cropodile
2. Create matchbox.
2.a. Using 1 lavender piece measuring 6/12 by 6 inches, cut out box with Sizzix die. Fold on score lines and use Scoretape to adhere. Fold on score lines over the scoretape.
When finished...the bottom will look like this:
b. Then create top of box with pink 7 by 3 inch pieces. Fold on score lines and apply scoretape on edge to adhere together.
3. Use cropodile and pierce hole centered in front of box (bottom panel).
4. insert brad for pull so it looks like this:
5. Create entire box by sliding top pink slide over your base. Repeat steps 2-4 until you have a total of four matchboxes.
6. Take bottom 5 1/4 by 5 1/4 inch panel and center matchboxes about a 1/4 inch from the sides like this.
7. Apply Scoretape to bottom of matchbox. Apply scoretape to top of base and adhere boxes.
8. Put adhesive on back of card.
10. Center card on matchboxes and base panel so they match. And Ta da...the finished product.
I can't wait to try this myself!!
Please let me know what you think of Chris' Tutorial! And feel free to leave her a comment on her blog as well.


  1. love this cute 4 drawer box! love the tutorial too! looks like so much work but the detail really makes this beautiful! TFS and so glad to be part of this awesome team!

  2. Great tutorial. Chris does beautiful work!

  3. Ooooh I LOVE this!!! Wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much!
    Love and hugs ~ Lori


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