Time for another Design Team Thursday
! This week we’ve got a fantastic tutorial for you from our fantastic Sandiebella, sharing how she creates a lovely Drawer Book Box project and uses Stamping Bella stamps to decorate it to make the perfect handmade gift.
The best thing? This project does not require any fancy or expensive equipment – just a scoring board and paper trimmer!
As the school holidays are fast coming to an end here I decided to try my hand at designing a Drawer Book Box and matching notebooks. This is all cut and scored by hand so there is no need for a cutting machine.
Book Box – what you need:
Authentique patterned papers
Scoring Board & Tool
Paper Trimmer or Craft Knife and Ruler
The How To…
Cut the kraft card – 1 piece 10.25″ x 5.5″ and 2 pieces 6.75″ x 4.5″
Score the largest piece, on the long side, at 4.5″ and 5.75″.
Fold and crease the scorelines, Curve the centre piece slightly to create the book spine. Set this aside for now.
Score the two smaller pieces, on the long side, at 5.5″ and 6.5″.
Cut another piece of kraft measuring 9.5″ x 8.5″ and score, on all four sides,at 1″ and 2″.
On all four sides, cut away the 3 outside squares as marked here.
Cut the remaining square up the inside score line and taper in the edges on all tabs, as shown
Fold all the scorelines and crease with a bone folder.
With the outside facing up, apply score tape or wet glue to the 4 small tabs.
Turn the kraft over and apply score tape to the top inside of the longer tabs.
Remove the backing from the tape and adhere the small tabs to the inside of the adjacent panel. Repeat for all 4 tabs.
Fold the larger tabs down and adhere to the inside of the box. Set this aside for now.
Taking the 6.75″ pieces, fold and crease the scorelines. Taper the edges of the 0.25″ tabs
Apply a strip of score tape along the 0.25″ tabs on both pieces.
Adhere the tab to the inside of the other piece
Ahere the other 0.25″ tab to the end of the first piece, to make a drawer wrap.
Take the drawer your had put aside, and ensure it fits in the wrap.
Cut some cream card – 2 pieces 5.25″ x 4.25″ and 1 piece 1 1/8″ x 4.25″
Cut some patterned papers – 1 piece 51/8″ x 4 1/8″ and 1 piece 1″ x 4 1/8″
Layer the cream card and then the patterned papers, to the front, back and side of the book box.
Apply score tape to both sides of the drawer wrap.
Remove the top line of score tape and line the wrap exactly to the end of the inside of the book cover. It should go right up to the first scoreline and be the full length of the cover. Once you are happy that it’s lined up, remove the other 2 strips of score tape and burnish well.
This is how the cover should look from the front.
Next cut a piece of card and patterned paper for the front of the drawer.
Using a crop-a-dile, punch a hole in the centre of the drawer front and attach a drawer knob.
Stamp and colour the image, matting it with kraft and cream card.
Cut the sign and stamp the Hi sentiment. This sentiment comes with Penelope.
Design the front of the box as desired. I added a little pencil, which is rolled in matching patterened paper and adhered under the image.
Cover 3 small notebooks with coordinating patterned paper.
This is the whole project completed.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you are inspired to make your own.
Thanks for dropping by
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