Monday, March 24, 2014

Four Drawer Boxed Treats Tutorial

One idea I had some time ago was to make pull-out drawers to go inside the Tag-a-Bag Gift Boxes.  As I started to play around with this I realized the Milk Carton Die could be modified for the drawers making this a really easy project!
The four drawers are perfect for four types of candy or other small gifts.  I made mine with Sale-a-Bration products but there are so many papers that would look just adorable.    If you make a version of this I would love to see it.   Leave me a comment in the comment section so I can check it out!

Here's the scoop on making them.

For the Boxes:
1.  Die cut milk cartons from four different patterns of DSP .
2.  Line up the bottom of each die cut with the 3-3/4” mark on the trimmer and trim.
Place the bottom of the die cut on the 3-3/4" mark of the trimmer

Top portion trimmed away
3.  Die cut four small hearts with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits from Strawberry Slush, Summer Starfruit, Pool Party and Pistachio Pudding cardstock.
4.  Adhere a heart to the front panel of each box.
Placement of the heart diecut
5. Punch two holes in each heart with a small (1/16th inch) hole punch or make holes with the paper piercer.
6.  Thread a 5” length of twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack through each hole.  Knot the end of the twine.
7.  Assemble the boxes with Sticky Strip.
Assembled boxes

Decorate the outer box:

1.  Lay the Tag a Bag box on its side.
2.  Adhere a 2” X 6-1/2” piece of DSP to the top and two 2” X 2-1/8” strips to the sides.
3.  Starting on the bottom, wrap a length of Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon around the box.  Adhere with tape on bottom.
4.  For tag, die cut the scalloped heart from the Hearts a Flutter Framelit set from a 2-1/2" X 4-1/4" piece of Crisp Cantaloupe card stock.  (Reserve the outer portion for the card.)
5.  Punch a hole in the top of the heart.  Thread twine through hole.  Tie two extra pieces of twine on first piece.
6.  Here is one idea for decorating the tag.

Love Ya Card:

1.  Cut a 4-1/4” X 11” Pool Party cardbase.  Score at 5-1/2”
2.  Layer with a 4” X 5-1/4” piece of DSP
3.  Stamp the heart image from the Peachy Keen set with Pool Party ink on Whisper White cardstock.
4.  Layer behind the reserved Crisp Cantaloupe piece from Step 4 above.
5.  Add a ½” X 4” strip of DSP on top.
6.  Ink just the "Love" portion of the Love Ya stamp with a Strawberry Slush marker and stamp on DSP.   Die cut with the small heart from the Heart’s a Flutter Framelits.   Ink the "Ya" with the marker and stamp on Whisper White card stock.  Punch with the 3/4" circle punch and layer with black punched Boho Blossom piece. 
7.  Die cut the small heart from the Heart's a Flutter Framelits from Strawberry Slush.  Layer several pieces of twine under the heart and place in the upper left corner. 

Stamps: Just Sayin',  Peachy Keen
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Summer Starfruit, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Basic Black
Accessories: Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack, Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon, Strawberry Slush Marker, Sticky Strip
Punches: 3/4" Circle, Boho Blossom, Banner, Word Window, Full Heart
Big Shot:  Milk Carton Bigz Die, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Hearts Collection Framelits
Non SU:  small hole punch


  1. This totally rocks!! What fun to have this on a desk, counter, or table for sooo many uses. Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    Martha Ludeking