Thursday, June 7, 2012

An 8 drawer box

I loved the look of these boxes and they were on my to do list for years, now have finally done one and am so happy I waited, its decorated in my favourite style which I love, this box contains 8 drawers in total.

It has all sorts of lovely bits and pieces, scrunched seam binding, vintage brads, photo corners have been also put through the vintage wallpaper embossing folder

This side of the box has the word imagine on it (my new stamp set from Stampin' up!)

 This side has the word create

This side has the word dream

This side has the word inspire

The new framelit dies makes a perfect frame for this sentiment.

Leaves made into embellishments, a little crown pokes through the top of the seam binding with tiny pearls adorning it,

Details: All Stampin’ Up!

Stamp Sets: French foliage, established elegance, loving thoughts
Ink Pads: Early espresso, crumb cake
Cardstock: very vanilla, crumb cake
DSP: mocha morning specialty DSP (adore this)
Punches: photo corner punch (retired)
Tools:Big shot die, matchbox die(nah), framelits die
Other:vintage brads, crumb cake seam binding, hot glue gun



  1. Beautiful. I thought it was just a fabulous vintage card at first, but WOW! I love it all, but I think my favorite things are your leaves.

  2. Oh wow Miss Mel. This is breath-takingly stunning. I love it to bits. Is it fm a tute you foud/paid for??? It is just edevine. I love the papers and all the wee vintage touches. Such a gorjus project. Brilliantly done. ooxx

  3. Nope not a tutorial, just did 2 layers of matchbox dies on top of each other and stuck a square panel on both the top and bottom and then embellished.

  4. WOW - stunning!! SO much work has gone in to this!!!
    ps It was lovely to meet you at convention :)

  5. This is just beautiful Melissa, you are so talented!

  6. So much detail & gorgeous accents! I can tell you must have put lots of love, dedication & patience into this little beauty! Hugs xxx

  7. I told you I would head over to your blog! Noticed this on SU Connection...just too beautiful! All the embellishments are just too lovely and I'm so glad I popped over to see the whole thing! You are very talented!
    Lou X

  8. Goodness me I've been away from your blog for too long. This is incredible, love the tones and gorgeous details as always!


  9. Wow! I don't know what to say that hasn't already been said. You did a fantastic job on this beautiful project and I would love to CASE it if you don't mind.

    You mentioned that you just used the matchbox die. So did you make 8 matchboxes and stacked them two on each side, or did you separated the two drawers with cardstock? Can you please provide some instructions for the drawers and how you put them together? I would really love it if you did.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent.

    1. Hi, I started with 8 matchboxes (2 to a stack glued with sticky strip) made using the die. I arranged them so that there were two facing each side of the four sides. I cut a piece of card from the DSP backings and then 2 pieces of DSP (same size of the card backing) and covered the piece of backing. Can't remember what the size of the base was but it was slightly larger then the matchbox arrangement. I then used sticky strip to stick the boxes to the base (there is a hole or gap in the centre of the boxes) I then popped another layer of DSP backing and two sheets of DSP (one either side) to create the top of the box, again sticking it down with sticky strip - I put the sticky strip though on the outside of all the matchbox tops. Hope that helps


Hi thank you for taking the time out of your day to spend giving me a comment on this project, I truly appreciate it, Melissa