DESIGN TEAM THURSDAY

It’s DESIGN TEAM THURSDAY with SANDIE!- how to make a DRAWER BOOK BOX and MATCHING NOTEBOOKS!

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!
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial. Click through for a step by step guide with scoring info!
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.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella - Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Book Box – what you need:
Kraft card
Cream card
Authentique patterned papers
Drawer knob
Small pencil
Scoring Board & Tool
Paper Trimmer or Craft Knife and Ruler
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
The How To…

Cut the kraft card – 1 piece 10.25″ x 5.5″ and 2 pieces 6.75″ x 4.5″
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Score the largest piece, on the long side, at 4.5″ and 5.75″.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Fold and crease the scorelines, Curve the centre piece slightly to create the book spine. Set this aside for now.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Score the two smaller pieces, on the long side, at 5.5″ and 6.5″.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Cut another piece of kraft measuring 9.5″ x 8.5″ and score, on all four sides,at 1″ and 2″.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
On all four sides, cut away  the 3 outside squares as marked here.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Cut the remaining square up the inside score line and taper in the edges on all tabs, as shown
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Fold all the scorelines and crease with a bone folder.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
With the outside facing up, apply score tape or wet glue to the 4 small tabs.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Turn the kraft over and apply score tape to the top inside of the longer tabs.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Remove the backing from the tape and adhere the small tabs to the inside of the adjacent panel. Repeat for all 4 tabs.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Fold the larger tabs down and adhere to the inside of the box. Set this aside for now.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Taking the 6.75″ pieces, fold and crease the scorelines. Taper the edges of the 0.25″ tabs
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Apply a strip of score tape along the 0.25″ tabs on both pieces.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Adhere the tab to the inside of the other piece
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Ahere the other 0.25″ tab to the end of the first piece, to make a drawer wrap.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Take the drawer your had put aside, and ensure it fits in the wrap.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
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″
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Layer the cream card and then the patterned papers, to the front, back and side of the book box.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Apply score tape to both sides of the drawer wrap.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
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.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
This is how the cover should look from the front.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Next cut a piece of card and patterned paper for the front of the drawer.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Using a crop-a-dile, punch a hole in the centre of the drawer front and attach a drawer knob.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Stamp and colour the image, matting it with kraft and cream card.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Cut the sign and stamp the Hi sentiment. This sentiment comes with Penelope.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
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.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Cover 3 small notebooks with coordinating patterned paper.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
This is the whole project completed.
Design Team Thursday with Stamping Bella- Drawer Box and matching Notebook tutorial!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and you are inspired to make your own.
Thanks for dropping by
Sandie

Over To You!

We hope you’ve enjoyed checking out Sandiebella’s tutorial and are feeling inspired to try it out yourselves. If you do, make sure you drop by and share with us! You can get in touch in all the following ways:

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Happy Stamping!

9 Comments

  1. céline says:

    fab idea, thanks
    hugs
    céline

  2. denise i says:

    great tutorial! always looking for little projects… will surely give this one a try! and i have that cute stamp in my collection 🙂

  3. Debbie says:

    I love this idea! Pinned it!

  4. Laura P. says:

    Oh, I love this project! Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial, it is terrific with all the photos! What a wonderful box of notebooks. Must try this today!

  5. Pennie says:

    Precious, love it!

  6. A fabulous tutorial!!

    Christine x

  7. Love this project! Great idea. Thanks for the tutorial.

  8. Oh what a fantastic tutorial! I’m bookmarking this page! I’m going to have to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing!!! 🙂

  9. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    What a great idea! I don’t know that I would ever do this for anybody because I don’t have that stamp and I wouldn’t have anybody to give it to. It is an adorable gift for somebody and I am glad that I got to see it.

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