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Monday, July 1, 2019

Friendship Notecard Box - Kylie's International Blog Hop


Good morning to you, friends!  It's time for Make-It Monday! I'm super excited to share this week's project with you because it is FABULOUS!!  It's useful, creative, beautiful, and can be given as a wonderful gift! YAY, YAY, YAY, and YAYAYAYAYA! hehe.

I give you.......

The Friendship notecard box (with gift box)!!!


I had so much fun creating this box and I want to share it with you!  I think you'll enjoy it too!

I will warn you ahead of time, however, this box took 4 sheets of cardstock for the easel box itself and an additional sheet for the gift box.

That being said, let's do this! :-D


Piece #1: The drawer itself.  The photo shows the score and cut lines, as well as what the piece should look like.


Piece #2: The drawer sleeve. This is what the drawer will slide into when it's assembled.


Piece #3: The easel top.  The bigger part glues to the top of the drawer sleeve, while the two smaller sections create the easel.


Pieces #4&5: The bottom of the sleeve glues to one of these pieces for the base of the box.  The other piece is to glue onto the easel for the top of the box. 

Piece #6: That little strip is a 7/8" x 5 1/8" piece, that will cover the brad and reinforce the front of the drawer.

The DSP You'll need:
* (1) 7/8" x 5 1/8" for the drawer front
* (1) 3 1/2" x 5" for the drawer liner
* (2) 4 1/8" x 5 5/8" for the top of the box and the easel front
* Additional cardstock/DSP/embellishments to decorate your box the way you choose

First, assemble the drawer.






I used a brad for the drawer pull, but you could just as easily use a twine loop with a knot or whatever you want.




I used that little strip of cardstock to cover the ends of the brad. It just gives a nice clean look to the drawer.


Don't forget your drawer liner! :-D


Next, assemble the drawer sleeve. I "tucked" the little tab between the two side panels so that it would leave a smooth finish on the inside and keep my drawer from getting hung up.



Double check to make sure the drawer fits in the sleeve good.

Once you've confirmed your drawer works properly, you can finish it up.  One of the 4 3/8" x 5 7/8" panels is the base of our project.  So, apply glue to the bottom of the drawer sleeve and center it over that panel and adhere.


Then, adhere the easel panel to the top of the drawer sleeve.  The easel part should be to the back. Once you've got that attached, you can glue the other 4 3/8" x 5 7/8" panel to the top section (ONLY) of the easel panel.



There you have it!  Your box is made and you can begin decorating it however you like.  I enjoyed sponging all the edges of mine with Soft Suede to give it a more "VINTAGE" feel.  But you can make yours however you like.







The drawer holds 5 embellished notecards and envelopes without trouble.  Adding more might be a tight fit, but could be done if you tied a ribbon around the cards to hold them together.

Here are the ones I made for my box:






You can find a little video about today's project on my Youtube Channel here.  I would love for you to subscribe!  I post a new video each week and plan to start uploading more often very soon!


I created a gift box to protect my beautiful notecard box too!  It's super simple and follows the standard "Simple Gift Box" rule.

I wanted the box to be only slightly bigger than my notecard box.
so my dimensions were 8 3/8" x 6 7/8", scored at 1 1/4" on all four sides.

If you aren't sure how to make the box or need a quick refresher, you can watch my video here:


I truly hope you enjoyed today's project! If you did, please go over to Kylie's page and vote for mine.  You can get there by simply clicking the VOTE button here:


If you like today's box, you may also like this one:


As you can see, I've really enjoyed making them! Even though they take a lot of paper, they are absolutely FABULOUS!!! I intend to give them as gifts this year!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, my friends! I hope you enjoyed this fun project and will create one for yourself or to gift away to someone else!! Giving random acts of kindness is always so much fun!

Have a wonderful day!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

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5 comments:

  1. Your 'Friendship Notecard Boxes' are fabulous Dana! Thank you for being part of my international highlights this month. All the best with the voting!

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  2. Wonderful notecard box. So soft and pretty :)

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  3. Barbara Allen giftsofpaper@yahoo.comAugust 3, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    I made a similar item with drawers and glued the wrench and key from the garage embellishments to a brad for the drawer pulls. It holds a Post It notepad and pen and was made as a Fathers' Day gift.

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