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Monday, June 21, 2010

Easel Box Tutorial

I hope that today finds you well, and that your weekend was a great one.  Father's day was a nice quiet one here.  Well, quiet for the most part.  It's been hot outside so we decided to give Dixie a bath out back.  An hour later and a couple of sunburns and she still had soap left on her.  The wacky dog!  She loves it outside when it's raining but when it comes to bath time she hates it.  Oh well ~ enough of that, you stopped in for the tutorial so here it goes.
Here's what I gathered to make the easel box.  And if you need to just click on the picture and it will bring it up larger for you to view ~ then just hit your back button to be brought back to here.  Ready, here goes...
You will take a 6" x 9" piece of card stock and score the 6" side at 1" and 5".
Then turn your paper to the 9" side and score at 4" and 5".
You will snip the center flaps up to the 1" line.  I like to cut out a little of the flap on my corners and flaps when I make boxes.  It helps when your are putting boxes together.  Now set this aside for now.
You will now take a coordinating piece of card stock (I used Ballet Blue for this box) and cut it at 7 7/8" x 7 7/8" and score all 4 sides at 1" and 2".
Now you will cut out the "L" shape from each corner.  Then notch the 4 corner flaps like in the picture below ~ similar to what you did on the last piece.
This is the hard part for me to explain so I have a couple pictures to show you.  Pre-fold all the score lines first.  Then you will add adhesive to the outer flaps.  Take the small flaps and tuck them in and fold them between the outer and inner wall folds.
This is what the drawer will look like when the flaps are tucked in and the outer flap is glued down.
Now repeat with the other sides, you just wont have flaps to sandwich together.
Now we will work on the easel part.  You will cut a piece of card stock at 4" x 8".  Score the 8" side at 2" and 4".
You will take another coordinating piece of card stock and cut it at 4" square.  Decorate your 4" square piece and the bottom 4" of your easel card that we just cut. 
Now add your 4" square piece that will be your top and add it to the 2" score piece of the easel.  Remember to apply adhesive to the 2" square only.
After decorating your piece and adding it to the easel it is time to adhere it to the box top. Take the 6" x 9" piece that we first worked with and we are going to adhere it to the base.  I found it a lot easier to add it to the box top before gluing the box together, you don't "mash" the box this way.  Add your adhesive to the 4" underside of the easel and attach it to the box top.
Now you will put your box together so the drawer can fit into it.  Apply adhesive to each top inside flap.  The little short flaps will be sandwiched in between the two longer flaps.  I did it this way so the drawer can move in and out of the box freely and not be hung up on the short flaps. 
Here is another view of the 'sandwich' on how the flaps are.
All you have to do now is put the drawer in and you should be complete.
Here is a picture of the box with the easel down and the drawer closed.  It is perfect to add some 3" x 3" note cards in or some cute embellishments.  The possibilities are endless...
I'd love to see what you came up with.  Post a comment and add a link and I'll stop by and take a peek.  If you have any questions just be sure and ask and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

Have a super great day!!


Selma said...

Hi Joani. I love your easel box. I have been wanting to make one and will follow your tutorial. I will link it back to your blog. Thanks.

Selma said...

Joani I want to thank you for your tutorial. It was very easy to follow. I posted my easel box and here is the link:

Catrick said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. My dog Abby is the same way...hates going out to do her business in the rain but loves a bath.


Carrie said...

This is awesome, you know how I like to use my scor-pal. Gotta try it.

Kim said...

Joani this is sooo cute! I can't wait to try it... I will link back to you also when I get some time to do one...TFS! : )

Whimcees said...

This is a wonderful project! I absolutely love the colors! So cute! Thank you for the great tutorial!

Wishing you sunshine today! :<)

Barbara Diane

Oma said...

Hi Joani! I love this tutorial. It will be perfect for any occasion. I also make beaded jewellery so this box is just the right size for a bracelet or necklace. Thanks for sharing and I will be sure to link back to your post when I make one.

Janice said...

Hi Joani. I just have to say thank you for this great tutorial. I am a very visual person and your instructions were super easy to follow. I created the easel box but just made it a little larger 5x5 and I have referred a few people to your tutorial. Thanks for sharing!!

Unknown said...

Thank you Joani for the tutorial on the box card. Very easy to follow and just what I was looking for. *Hugs*

Oma said...

My card/box can be found here:

val090 said...

I made my card before I saw your tutorial so mine is slightly different and measures 5" square
It can be found here

Val xx

Bellas Manualidades by Thais Wever said...

Hello, Joani, thanks for sharing this interesting and beautiful tutorial is well explained and I could follow step by step details. I finished my box and I'm very happy, I'll send the picture in a few days of work.

I love your blog, and now I'm your fan.


Christina Hicks said...

I wanted to tell you how much I loved this tutorial and show you the one I just made using your tutorial. Thank you so much!

Gisela Creativ said...

Ich habe im Internet deine Seite gefunden....und diese Karte mit Box hat mir so gut gefallen das ich sie ausprobiert habe.
Hiermit möchte ich mich ganz herzlich für die tolle Idee und Anleitung bedanken.
LG Gisela

Prisha Dharmani said...

Lovely and easy to follow instructions..will definetly link my when i manage to make follower of your blog


Sonia said...

Hi Joani
Love your Easel Card Box!, fabulous!
I don't have Scor Pal but I want to do a card like this... If one day I made I will return here.
Thanks for sharing!

Christina Hicks said...
Here is a link to the box I just made with your tutorial.

Unknown said...

Hi Joani,
I know you posted this tutorial a long while ago, but I have followed your tutorial and have used it for my blog post as DT for crafting when we can challenge, due to be posted on 1st sept 2014. I will post a link back to your blog, just checking this is ok.

great tutorial with very clear instructions!

Babs said...

Thank you for this tutorial. Very easy to understand.