Friday, 28 October 2011

Draw box Tutorial

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 (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 1

Score the 8 1/2" x 7" piece of cardstockon each side at 1 1/4".

Step 2

Cut up to the score lines on all four sides as shown.

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 aside.

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 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 7

Apply sticky tape to the interior walls of the Part B (slightly larger piece).

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 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.

Fun tip:

When made with the lightweight chipboard, you can stack the boxes for storage of Nestabilities™ or other supplies.

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.

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