Monday, November 14, 2016

St. Nicholas-Christmas Book Box

Hello there and happy November, crafty friends! Now that Halloween is over, I can officially start saturating my online world with Christmas everything!! For my first Christmas-themed Gypsy Soul DT project, I chose the large Hidden Drawer Book Box and paired it with papers from the Graphic 45 St. Nicholas collection.

This is what the two parts look like put together; I like to paper them before gluing the pieces together but wanted you to see how everything fits. There is also a long rectangular piece that goes on the front of the drawer that didn't show up in the photo.

I papered the inside of each piece of the inside of the drawer before gluing it together. When I'm papering 3D projects I usually lay each piece on the paper and trace around it for the best fit....honestly, this is also because I HATE measuring! For straight simple pieces if you prefer to measure, of course that works just fine as well.

For the top and bottom of the box as well as the drawer front, I painted the edges a deep green then covered them with paper. I fussy cut images from the papers and layered them with contrasting paper. the yellow patterned horizontal strip on the top was punched with the Martha Stewart Laurel punch. I layered fussy cut holly leaves, flowers and swirls with foam tape for added dimension.

I attached the sides to the bottom of the box, then covered them with the yellow patterned paper; after cutting out diamond patterned strips from the paper I attached them vertically along the sides for interest and dimension, popping them up with foam tape.

After attaching the top I slid the drawer in so as to line the drawer front up perfectly with the top edge, then glued it on with my hot glue gun. White glue would have also worked but I didn't want to have to wait while it dried!Most of the pieces fit together so well that even with white glue they will hold together right away but this piece  doesn't fit  in with grooves like the others. I had a great time putting this together and I'm happy with the way it came out. After all, what can go wrong with the terrific combination of Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts and Graphic 45??

Hidden  Drawer Book Box  large

Graphic 45 St. Nicholas collection
foam tape
green acrylic paint
white glue
hot glue gun

1 comment:

  1. This is wonderful Lynne! Love it with these gorgeous St. Nicholas papers!! :)