Friday, February 28, 2020

Bloom Box With a Drawer

Who doesn't love a pretty little box?

This little box is made with the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Hidden Drawer Book Box and is 4.25 x 6.25 x 1.75.  General instructions on the website call for wiping the edges of the laser cuts, but I always start my class reiterating that point and laying out all of the pieces.

Step 1: Find the drawer pieces.  It's helpful to me to write on the pieces to identify where they go.  (The piece on the bottom of this picture is set aside to use later.)  I inked all the edges with a Sharpie.

(All the pieces of paper are cut and labeled for my classes.) 

This is the Graphic 45 paper line "Bloom".

Step 2: Find the blue cardstock printed paper and ink the edges:

Step 3: Use Scor-tape on the back of the pieces because it holds really well and can be unglued with Un-du if necessary.

Step 4: Put the drawer together with liquid glue and the inside looks like this:

Step 5: Ink the edges of the pieces of cardstock labeled box outside and adhere like this:

This is a better view of the drawer:

Step 6: Find the pieces of the box:

Step 7: There is an overhang which is inked with the Sharpie:

Step 8: Ink the flowered papers and the box looks like this:

Step 9: Back to the piece that was set aside.  The pink printed paper is adhered to one side.  The handle is used to mark where the brads go. I used a Crop-o-Dile to punch the holes.  The brads are put through the holes, the prongs are spead open and I use a piece of Scor-Tape to keep the brads from rubbing on the paper.

This is how the front looks:

This is how the front looks with the pink paper:

Step 10: There is a blue piece that is adhered on the other side of this piece:

Step 11: Scor-tape is adhered to the font of the box:

Step 12: The back of the panel is adhered to the box - it's flush with the worksurface:

This is how the back of the panel looks fom the backside of the box:

This is the finished box:

 Step 13: Pop up a chipboard piece from the paper line for the top of the box and add some small flowers:

Step 14: Use the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Small Staggerd Tags, leftover paper and chipboard pieces to cover them and a small piece of ribbon to tie them together.

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