Cathy's Crafting Journey

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Easel card with a drawer????

Good evening everyone, boy have I been on a roll making cards and frames and sooo much more, been having a great time....I think it is because I lost m the use of my laptop for a week and it gave me more time to  Any how, the project I want to show you tonight is a card that is a little drawer with an Easel card on top.

for products use..a mod podge of a lot of companies. scraps mostly. Close To My Heart stamp set which came with the Art Philosophy cartridge..inks, and bling.

Now for some instruction..
Cut a 6x6 piece of solid color card stock
Score at 1 inch all the way around
Cut one of the score lines on each side so you will have flaps to fold in and glue to form bottom 1/2 of box.
From patterend paper ( I used 2 patterend paper, 12x12double sided to make mine so I could have a lot of patterns) cut 8 pieces measuring 4 by 3/4 inches and 2 pieces at 4x4. these are all used to decorate the box drawer, inside and out. (you could omit the outside if you wanted. 

Then cut the handle 4 by 1/2 and then score in on each end at 1/2.  You will then measure in one inch from each side of the drawer, and make a pencil dot evenly across from each other, and then I used the crop a dile and punched little holes where the brads will go in with handle.  on the handle itself, punch holes in the little 1/2 in section on each end of the handle , insert brads and adhere your handle.
For the band that goes around the drawer, cut solid pirce of card stock at 4 1/2 by 11 and score at 1 1/4, 5 1/4, 6 3/8 and 10 1/2.
Fold and form band, glue end pieces.  cut 2 pieces of patterend paper at 4 by 3/4 inches and adhere to side of wrap around. Now place drawer in holder.  
Lets make the easel card now... Cut 4 1/4 by 8 1/4 inch CS and score at 4 1/2 and 6 1/4.  Then cut a mat  4  by 4 and then 3 3/4 by 3 3/4 for the main card and for the bottom of the card, you can do as you like, but I mad several mats cut at different decending increments  and layerd and added sentiment, raised with pop dot to keep the card standing up :)  Below is a side view. hope you enjoyed it, if you have any questions. let me know.

If there is anything I can help you with for Close To My Heart..let me know as well..the new Idea book is going live very very soon!!!

Happy Crafting...Cathy


  1. Cathy thanks so very much for sharing this, I just love it great intructions too, can't wait to give it a try

  2. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous, Cathy!! I love the design!! You decorated it so beautifully!! I love that it's both a card and gift in one!! Thanks for the instructions...I will have to give this a try!! Happy Wednesday my friend :)

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