I have always wanted to design a set of drawers, but it wasn’t until I saw the Things I Love stamp set from Stampin’ Up!, that I finally knew what I wanted to do with them. The top of the dresser reads “Things i love …” and one of the drawers is labeled chocolate. The little hand mirror on top of the dresser reads “but most of all … you” and the reverse of the mirror is an actual one inch round mirror. The nice thing about this design is that you choose the number of drawers to make 2, 3 or 4. It would make a cute gift of just a pretty thing to have sit on your desk. Below you will find a step-by-step tutorial to making the drawers. You will also find a condensed set of instructions with diagrams available for PDF download at Splitcoaststampers by clicking HERE. Supplies are listed at the end of the tutorial
Turn the Card Stock 1/4 turn and score at 2″, 4″, 8″ and 10″. At the 6″ mark, score from the top edge of the card stock stopping two inches down and then on the opposite end of the card stock score two inches up along the 6″ score line (see photo).
Cut away the corner squares and the two adjacent squares on all four corners of the drawer base. You will be cutting away three squares from each corner. Cut along the score lines where indicated by the bold black lines (4 places). Also, cut a 1/8″ slot along the two score lines that you made at the six-inch score mark (2 places). Optional: Cut away about a 1/8″ strip of card stock from the areas shaded in light green in the diagram (4 places). This step will help your base fold together more easily.
Please note: that the photo of step 7 shows the position of the drawer shelf as it was in step 5. Cut away all four corner squares of the drawer shelf. At the 4″ score mark, cut a 1/8″ slot two inches in, on both sides of the card stock (see photo for correct placement).
IMPORTANT: All parts of this project (drawer base, drawer shelf and drawers) can be assembled without adhesive. I recommend not using adhesive the first time you put them together. Once you know how to assemble the project, you may go back and add a little adhesive so that every piece lies flat. For the sake of clarity, I will use the positions of the compass to refer to pieces that will be folded and tucked in. Make sure that you have the drawer base positioned the same way as it was in Step 9. Start assembling the drawer base by folding down the North side of the drawer base, while tucking in the NE and NW tabs.
Step 19: Rectangle Drawer
Start with a 11-3/8″ x 9-3/8″ piece of card stock. On each side of the card stock, score in at 1-7/8″ and 3-3/4″. Scor-Pal users: Shift card stock to the 1/4″ mark (see red arrow) and score at the 2-1/8″ and 4″ (repeat for all four sides).
Cut away the corner squares and the two adjacent squares on all four corners of the drawer base. You will be cutting three squares away from each corner. Cut along the score lines where indicated by the bold black lines.
Step 26: Square Drawer (make two)
Start with a 9-3/8″ x 9-3/8″ piece of card stock. On each side of the card stock, score in at 1-7/8″ and 3-3/4″. Scor-Pal users: Follow scoring instructions for step 19 (same for rectangular and square drawers). Cut away the corner squares and the two adjacent squares on all four corners of the drawer base. You will be cutting three squares away from each corner. Cut along the score lines where indicated by the bold black lines. Flip the Card Stock over and fold in along all score lines.
Supplies (all Stampin’ Up, except last three items)
Things I love Stamp Set, Baroque Border Wheel, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Brocade Blue Textured Card Stock, Styled Vanilla HodgePodge Hardware, Brocade Blue Button, Twill Tape 3/4”, Bashful Blue 1/4” Grosgrain, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Stampin’ Around Handle, Uninked Cartridge, Brocade Blue Ink Refill, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Paper Snips, Piercer, Ecru Embroidery Floss, 1” Round Mirror, Scor-Pal