Monday, October 26, 2009

Darling Drawers


    I have always wanted to design a set of drawers, but it wasn't until I saw the Things I Love stamp set from Stampin' Up!, that I finally knew what I wanted to do with them. The top of the dresser reads "Things i love ..." and one of the drawers is labeled chocolate. The little hand mirror on top of the dresser reads "but most of all ... you" and the reverse of the mirror is an actual one inch round mirror. The nice thing about this design is that you choose the number of drawers to make 2, 3 or 4. It would make a cute gift of just a pretty thing to have sit on your desk. Below you will find a step-by-step tutorial to making the drawers. You will also find a condensed set of instructions with diagrams available for PDF download at Splitcoaststampers by clicking HERE. Supplies are listed at the end of the tutorial



Step 1: Drawer Base
Start with a piece of 12" x 12" card stock. Score at 2", 4", 8" and 10".




Step 2:
Turn the Card Stock 1/4 turn and score at 2", 4", 8" and 10". At the 6" mark, score from the top edge of the card stock stopping two inches down and then on the opposite end of the card stock score two inches up along the 6" score line (see photo).




Step 3:
Cut away the corner squares and the two adjacent squares on all four corners of the drawer base. You will be cutting away three squares from each corner. Cut along the score lines where indicated by the bold black lines (4 places). Also, cut a 1/8" slot along the two score lines that you made at the six-inch score mark (2 places). Optional: Cut away about a 1/8" strip of card stock from the areas shaded in light green in the diagram (4 places). This step will help your base fold together more easily.




Step 4:
Stamp, wheel or decorate your card stock as desired.




Step 5: Drawer shelf
Start with an 8" x 8" piece of card stock. Score the card stock at 2", 4" and 6".




Step 6:
Turn the card stock 1/4 turn and score at 2" and 6".




Step 7:
Please note: that the photo of step 7 shows the position of the drawer shelf as it was in step 5. Cut away all four corner squares of the drawer shelf. At the 4" score mark, cut a 1/8" slot two inches in, on both sides of the card stock (see photo for correct placement).




Step 8:
Decorate your drawer shelf as desired. Please note: not much of the drawer shelf will show when the drawers are in place.




Step 9: Drawer Base & Shelf Assembly
Take the drawer base piece and put it on the table in front of you decorated side DOWN. Fold inward along all the score lines.




Step 10:
Take the drawer shelf piece and place it on the table in front of you, decorated side UP. Fold along score lines as shown.




Step 11:
IMPORTANT: All parts of this project (drawer base, drawer shelf and drawers) can be assembled without adhesive. I recommend not using adhesive the first time you put them together. Once you know how to assemble the project, you may go back and add a little adhesive so that every piece lies flat. For the sake of clarity, I will use the positions of the compass to refer to pieces that will be folded and tucked in. Make sure that you have the drawer base positioned the same way as it was in Step 9. Start assembling the drawer base by folding down the North side of the drawer base, while tucking in the NE and NW tabs.




Step 12:
Pick up the drawer shelf in the middle and place it inside the drawer base as shown.




Step 13: Make sure to position the drawer shelf all the way into the top of the drawer base.




Step 14:
Fold down the two East and two West pieces on either side of the shelf.




Step 15:
The drawer base and shelf should now look like this




Step 16:
Fold in the South side of the drawer base, while tucking in the SE and SW tabs.




Step 17:
The photo shows the South side being folded in.




Step 18:
The drawer base with shelf are now complete




Step 19: Rectangle Drawer
Start with a 11-3/8" x 9-3/8" piece of card stock. On each side of the card stock, score in at 1-7/8" and 3-3/4". Scor-Pal users: Shift card stock to the 1/4" mark (see red arrow) and score at the 2-1/8" and 4" (repeat for all four sides).




Step 20:
Cut away the corner squares and the two adjacent squares on all four corners of the drawer base. You will be cutting three squares away from each corner. Cut along the score lines where indicated by the bold black lines.




Step 21:
Flip the Card Stock over and fold in along all score lines.




Step 22:
Fold in the East and West squares.




Step 23:
Fold down the North side of the drawer while tucking in the NE and NW squares.




Step 24:
Fold in the South side of the drawer while tucking the SE and SW squares.




Step 25:
The finished rectangular drawer should look like this.




Step 26: Square Drawer (make two)
Start with a 9-3/8" x 9-3/8" piece of card stock. On each side of the card stock, score in at 1-7/8" and 3-3/4". Scor-Pal users: Follow scoring instructions for step 19 (same for rectangular and square drawers). Cut away the corner squares and the two adjacent squares on all four corners of the drawer base. You will be cutting three squares away from each corner. Cut along the score lines where indicated by the bold black lines. Flip the Card Stock over and fold in along all score lines.




Step 27:
Fold in the East and West squares.




Step 28:
Fold down the North side of the drawer while tucking in the NE and NW squares. Fold in the South side of the drawer while tucking the SE and SW squares.




Step 29:
The finished square drawer should look like this. Repeat steps 26-29 to make a second square drawer.




Step 30:
When you have all three drawers made, they should fit into the drawer base like this.



Supplies (all Stampin’ Up, except last three items)
Things I love Stamp Set, Baroque Border Wheel, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Brocade Blue Textured Card Stock, Styled Vanilla HodgePodge Hardware, Brocade Blue Button, Twill Tape 3/4”, Bashful Blue 1/4” Grosgrain, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Stampin’ Around Handle, Uninked Cartridge, Brocade Blue Ink Refill, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Piercer, Ecru Embroidery Floss, 1” Round Mirror, Scor-Pal
Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Interlocking Butterfly Card



I have been playing around with the interlocking idea some more and I decided to make interlocking butterflies this time. I just love the way the two butterflies interlock to keep the card closed. It also stands up really nicely when put out for display. Please see my interlocking medallion tutorial for details on how to make an interlocking gate fold card. The only notable difference with the interlocking butterfly is that one slot of the butterfly is cut from the top and the other from the bottom.

Supplies (all Stampin' Up!):
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Crushed Curry CS, Rich Razzleberry CS, So Saffron CS, Razzleberry Lemonade DP, Rich Razzleberry Ink, Melon Mambo Ink, So Saffron Flower Brad, Iridescent Ice EP, Big Shot, Scallops Circle #2 Die, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I, Boho Blossoms Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Crop-a-dile, 1/16" handheld circle punch, Sponge Dauber

Interlocking Medallion Gate Fold Card Tutorial



I was browsing an old idea folder a few weeks ago, when I saw the idea of an interlocking card. I tweaked it a little and stirred in the Circle Circus stamp set and gave it the purpose of a father's day card and here is what I came up with it.



Supplies:
Circle Circus Stamp Set, Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set, Not Quite Navy Card Stock, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Kraft Card Stock, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Not Quite Navy Classic Ink Pad, Earth Elements Brads, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-1/4” Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Sticky Strip

Pieces:
  • 4” x 8” Not Quite Navy Card Stock, scored on the long side at 2” and 6”
  • 3-3/4” Square of Not Quite Navy colored Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, cut in half once to make two rectangles
  • 2-1/2” Square of Kraft Card Stock, cut in half on the diagonal
  • 2-1/4” Square of Kraft colored Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, cut in half on the diagonal







Step One: Score card base and assemble pieces from pieces section above to form background for the medallion.



Step Two: Stamp Scallop Circle from the Circle Circus Stamp set in Not Quite Navy Ink twice on Not Quite Navy Card Stock and twice on Very Vanilla Card Stock. Punch the Not Quite Navy Card Stock Scallop Circles with the Scallop Circle Punch and the Very Vanilla Scallop Circles with the 1-1/4” Circle Punch. Adhere the Very Vanilla Pieces on to the center of the Not Quite Navy pieces.




Step Three: Turn the scallop circle pieces over. With a pencil, draw a line down the center of both scallop circle pieces. On either side of the pencil mark cut down to just beyond the halfway point of each scallop circle piece. Pull the tiny strip of card stock away from the circle and snip off.






Step Four: Turn the scallop circle pieces to face front again. Take the pieces and interlock them at the slot.




Step Five: Once the two pieces are fully interlocked they should overlap so they look like one piece. Turn the interlocked pieces over and add sticky strip as shown.




Step Six: Remove Sticky Strip liner and adhere interlocked medallion piece to the Card Base taking care to align slot with the opening in the card.







Embellish the rest of the card as desired. Circles aren't the only things that make a great interlocking card. Watch for my next blog post with an interlocking butterfly. Please let me know what you think of this tutorial. Thanks!
Friday, May 1, 2009

May Challenge Hostess

3D Challenge: For a butterfly box template click HERE
Stamps: Thank You Kindly, Sweet Stems, Oval All; Paper: Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla CS, Pink Pirouette Textured CS, Teatime DP; Ink: Old Olive, Pink Pirouette; Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies Die, Pirouette Pink 5/8" Striped Grosgrain, Vanilla Tafetta, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Sponge Daubers, Cello Bags

I was really honored when Jana asked me to be the WICKED CHALLENGE HOSTESS for the month of May. If you are scratching your head, thinking what on earth is Qbee talking about... WICKED?? CHALLENGES?? WHAT?? ... then perhaps you haven't been introduced to the WICKED CHALLENGE FORUM on the DEMO SIDE of SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS. The WICKED CHALLENGES kicked off last August with our very own JanTInk as hostess. Every month a new hostess is chosen to challenge demos to three stamping challenges. This month I have chosen a color challenge, a 3D challenge and a sketch challenge.

NOW I am extending a challenge to ALL my Stampin' Up Blog Mates. I challenge you to do at least ONE of MAY'S WICKED CHALLENGES. The main requirement is that the products used in the challenge must be current Stampin' Up! products. Therefore these challenges are a great way to see Stampin' Up! only samples and get ideas for Stampin' Up! only projects for our workshops. I hope that you will have time to participate.

Color Challenge: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, So Saffron
Stamps: Petal Pizzazz, Wonderful Favorites; Paper: Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Sweet Slumber Specialty DP; Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron; Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Baja Breeze Corduroy Button, Button Latte, Natural Hemp Twine, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Hodgepodge Hardware, Valet Ribbon Originals, Sponge Dauber

Sketch Challenge: For the sketch click HERE
Stamps: Owl Together Now; Paper: Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Good Morning Sunshine DP; Ink: Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze; Accessories: Big Shot, Texturz Impressions and Silicone Rubber Pads, Texture Plates Kit #4, Kiwi Kiss 5/8" Striped Grosgrain, Hooray Designer Hardware Brad, Silver Brads

Thanks for looking....
AND Remember Blog Mates ... You have been challenged