Thursday, April 29, 2010

4 Drawer Easel Boxes

I had purchased the Matchbox Stampin' Up! Bigz Xl Die and thought it would be great to make all different kinds of projects with it.  The 4 drawer box was one of the projects I wanted to tackle.  I made the 4 drawer box and added an easel card to sit on top of it.  OMGosh! I couldn't believe I actually completed these.  I've been working on them for weeks now and finally got myself to finish them up.  Here's the box using the die.


I used this Pure Innocence image and decided to make it fun and cheerful.  I luv the oranges and how it turned out!

Now, I saw another 4 drawer box and it required no diecuts.  My La-La Land sister, Kristine, did a great tutorial on how she made her box, origami style.  I thought it would be neat to compare the 2 so I set off to make one using this tutorial, click {HERE} to see Kristine's instructions.


I used a Bugaboo Stamps image that my gf Joy U. printed out for me!  Thanks Joy!  She's a cutie! Doesn't this box look similar to the first one using the die?  Here's a picture of the 2 of them side by side.


See any difference?  Here's a look at what the individual drawer looks like.


Now you can see the difference.  The origami style makes a square-ish box and the height is a little over an inch while the Matchbox die creates a more rectangular box and the height measures about 3/4 inch. 

I want to keep one of them as a sample for myself, but my sweet girls are on their way to their new homes.  I know they will be well cared for.  With that, I have to make another one just for me!  :)

17 comments:

  1. LOVE these, fabulous work here girl and this easel design ROCKS...Super sweet images and colors sweetie!

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  2. So cute projects! TFS :)

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  3. Both turned out great, Mama!

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  4. Hi Mama! Wow, both easel boxes look wonderful but I'm sure glad Kristine did a tutorial on hers because that's one less die that I'll have to buy, lol! I love your designs on both and your images are adorable! You are one ambitious young mama!!!

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  5. OMG Mama! Luvn these easel drawers here...wow!! The orange and yellows are so happy, they really cheered me up to see such happy colors!

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  6. super cute projects! you always do such nice work! have a great weekend!

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  7. Wow, you make the neatest projects! I love the orangey one and the Pure Innocence girl is definitely a fave!

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  8. Those drawers are so cute! I love how you compared them because we all would have wondered what the difference was... LOL! TFS! You're the best!

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  9. This is so cute! What a clever idea! You are so darn creative.

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  10. woo-hoo! just received mine in the mail yesterday! you are the bomb girl! so creative and talented! Thank you so much! love my goodies and your coloring is outstanding! I have so many wonderful 3-d projects from you!!! loving every one and placing them on display! have a wonderful weekend! hugs, Joy

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  11. wow! really cool projects! i LOVE them both! thanks for the link for the tutorial!

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  12. These are just adorable!

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  13. These are so cute! I love the orange one, such happy colors!
    Your images are adorable too!
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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  14. so sweet...love these drawers!!!

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  15. Hello!

    Great projects! I love how you finished thm so differently! Thank you for the link to Kristine - I have used the matchboxes but not yet tried the origami fold.

    Wishing you a great week!

    Barbara Diane

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  16. Wow, these are great! I'm definitely going to try these. This is the first time visiting your blog and I love it. Glad you're here, mahalo for sharing.

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