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Drawer Box
by Holly McMillen

Create an adorable box with a drawer to hold cards or other goodies.
One 8 1/2" x 7" piece of heavy
cardstock or lightweight chipboard
One 9 1/16" x 6 1/16" piece of heavy
card stock or lightweight chipboard (Part
One 9 1/8" x 6 1/8" piece of heavy card
stock or lightweight chipboard (Part B)
Paper cutter with scoring blade
Sticky tape or other strong adhesive
1/2" circle punch
Hole punch
Stamps, paper and embellishments to
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decorate the box
Step 1
Score the 8 1/2" x 7" piece of cardstock on
each side at 1 1/4".
Step 2
Cut up to the score lines on all four sides as
Step 3
Fold tabs and apply sticky tape to the back of
them. Form into a box bottom.
Step 4
Using the 1/2" circle punch, punch a
1/2"circle in the front of the drawer and set
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Step 5
Score at 1 1/2" on both short sides and at 1
1/2" on one of the long sides of both Part A
and Part B.
Step 6
On Part A (which will nest inside), cut in on
each side at the score line to the interior score
On Part B (which will nest outside), cut up on
the two bottom score lines to the interior score
Apply sticky tape to the tabs and fold both
pieces in to form an open ended box.
Step 7
Apply sticky tape to the interior walls of the
Part B (slightly larger piece).
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Step 8
Slide the smaller piece (Part A) into the larger
(Part B) and press together.
Step 9
Slide the drawer into the box and it is ready to
Lightweight chipboard works well - you can use
the backing to the 12 x 12 designer paper
If you use regular weight chipboard, adjust
Part B to measure 9 3/16 x 6 3/16, but keep
the score lines the same. This will allow for the
slightly thicker paper.
Fun tip:
When made with the lightweight chipboard, you
can stack the boxes for storage of
Nestabilities or other supplies.
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Step 10
Decorate the box and create matching cards.
This box holds up to 10 cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
and envelopes.
You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Drawer Box. Try this