Supplies Needed For This Project are
- One 8 1/2" x 7" piece of heavy cardstock or lightweight chipboard (drawer)
- One 9 1/16" x 6 1/16" piece of heavy card stock or lightweight chipboard (Part A)
- 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 decorate the box
Step 1Score the 8 1/2" x 7" piece of cardstock on each side at 1 1/4".
Step 2Cut up to the score lines on all four sides as shown.
Step 3Fold tabs and apply sticky tape to the back of them. Form into a box bottom.
Step 4Using the 1/2" circle punch, punch a 1/2"circle in the front of the drawer and set aside.
Step 5Score 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 6On Part A (which will nest inside), cut in on each side at the score line to the interior score line.
On Part B (which will nest outside), cut up on the two bottom score lines to the interior score line.
Apply sticky tape to the tabs and fold both pieces in to form an open ended box.
Step 7Apply sticky tape to the interior walls of the Part B (slightly larger piece).
Step 8Slide the smaller piece (Part A) into the larger (Part B) and press together.
Step 9Slide the drawer into the box and it is ready to decorate.
Lightweight chipboard works well - you can use the backing to the 12 x 12 designer paper packs.
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.
When made with the lightweight chipboard, you can stack the boxes for storage of Nestabilities™ or other supplies.
Step 10Decorate the box and create matching cards.
This box holds up to 10 cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and envelopes.