Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stamp It Christmas Set of Drawers

Merry Christmas!  Oh....hey...it's July isn't it?!  I have gotten so caught up in my new Stamp It Christmas stamps that I guess I'm hearing sleigh bells!! lol   Stacy here today and I think I have something to share with you that you will love.   Stamp It has come out with a new collection of Christmas stamps and I am lucky enough to get to give you a little taste of them before they are even available to purchase!!  WOO HOO!!  I love sneak peaks, don't you?

These stamps are so cute that I wanted to make something extra special with them.  I pulled out my Ultimate Pro DVD - Christmas.  And I let Sara take me away to jolly old England!  Well, not really but I do love hearing her lovely British accent while she walks me through the easy to follow step by step instructions.  Sit back and relax and follow along as I make my project!

I picked out the Set of Drawers project and pulled out an 11" x 6 1/4" piece of red card stock.  I made my project on my Ultimate Tool so next I got that out and opened it up to the box making side.

Using the Box Base side I butted the short side up against the edge and scored the paper on line 5.  I folded and burnished the line and then butted up the folded line and scored the paper again on line 5.  I repeated this process 2 more times to make all 4 sides of my box.

Next I cut out a matching piece of card stock that measured 6 1/4" x 1 1/4".  I adhered this down on the short edge of the piece.  This extends it and makes it look better on the front.

Then you need to cut out 2 pieces of the same card stock at 3 7/16" square.   These will be the top and bottom of the drawers.  Using the box lid side of the board score all four sides on line 1.  Fold and burnish the line.  Then you will cut a small triangle out from each corner.  I used wet glue on the back of these cut areas to form my boxes.

Next cut out 4 pieces of paper at 4 7/8" square.  These will be the actual drawers.  Now you need the Ultimate Tool again.  And you will need to do the same process as with the two smaller squares to make your drawer boxes except this time you will score all 4 sides on line 2.
Now you should have all 6 boxes made and ready to glue down on your card base.  Start with the short edge on your left.  Grab one of the drawer boxes (larger ones) and glue it on the left panel near the top leaving room for a smaller drawer to fit in the space above it.  Then take another drawer and glue it a step down on the next panel, do this with the each of the last 2 drawers making sure that you will have enough space between them to fold up your card.

After these dry, fold the box together and make sure it closes.  Then take the smaller box and glue it on the far right panel at the very top.   And glue down the final small box on the bottom of the middle panel under the 2nd drawer.  (both with the opening facing down)

There you go, it is now all ready for you to embellish!  I stamped out the Stamp It Wreath and colored it with my awesome Spectrum Noir markers.  I used DG2, DG4, CR11, DR1, IG1, IG2, and EB1.  I fussy cut the image out and layered it onto red card stock and also onto a shimmery green card stock.  I added some Crystal Stickles for some sparkle.
I cut out some matching patterned paper and glued it down to the front of the box and then glued half my wreath to the left half of the front.
I punched out a hole above the wreath for my cord to go through.  I folded my box back up and marked through the hole so that I would know where to poke my holes on the other side.  I poked two holes on the right side.  I went down the middle hole from the front and up and out the other hole.  That way I would be able to pull one side up through the hole on the side of the front with the wreath attached.  That enabled me to tie the box shut.
I drew 4 holly leaves freehand and fussy cut them out.  I used my embossing tool to score veins on the leaves and then creased them along these lines to give them dimension.  I attached them to the top of my box, added some red buttons from my stash and to finish up, I layered my sentiment onto matching card stock and glued it down inside the box.
It was so fun to make this set of drawers card and I love how it turned out!  I hope you enjoyed following along with me as I made my project for you and maybe you were inspired to try this project for yourself.  If you do, please share it with us on our Facebook page!  We love being inspired by your fab projects!

Until next time...happy scrapping!


Cheryl said...

What an awesome project, Stacy!! Your instructions are wonderful, too! LOVE these new stamps!!

Aliya said...

Oh my gosh! That's amazing! I'm not quite ready to think about Christmas but this is helping. Amazing idea! Thanks for sharing it.

{Chrissie} said...

I am IN LOVE with this! Amazing, amazing, amazing job!!!

Kelly Massman said...

Love it!

Ange said...

It's a card and the wrapping paper!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is so amazing and I gone need this cd to make some. You did a great job!

Aliya said...

My friend and I tried to make this today. I had to do some tweaking but it turned out pretty cute. Thanks for sharing the idea.

Trena in Naperville said...

This is gorgeous Stacy!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!