Easel Card with Drawer

Do you need a little something special for that someone special?  This is a fun project to make anytime of the year for a sweet treat.
Start with a 2 sheets of 12 x 12 65 lb. Brown Bag cardstock. Cut a strip 4” wide and then cut to 11” long.  Cut another 4” strip.  Cut a 4” x 4” square and save the remaining 4” x 8” strip.  From your second piece of cardstock, cut a 5 7/8”x 5 7/8” piece from the cardstock. 
Score the 5 7/8”x 5 7/8” at the 1” mark on every side.  Cut along the score line to the first score on two sides, creating flaps for your box bottom.  Score well using a bone folder.  Adhere the cut edges to the inside of the adjacent flap, creating your box bottom.  I used red line tape to make sure the box stays together.
Next, Score the 11” x 4” strip of cardstock at 4”, 5” 9” and 10”.  Using the bone folder, score well to create a band to go around your box.  Using red line tape, I adhered the 1” flap from one end to the opposite end, creating the band.   Set aside.
Now, we’ll create the easel topper.  Score the 4” x 8” cardstock at 2” and 4”.  Using the bone folder, create a crisp fold.   The 4” x 4” portion of this piece will attach to the drawer when completed.  Adhere patterned paper (I used Pinecone Press’ Sweet Hearts paper) to that  4” x 4” square.  You do not need to use a full 4” x 4” piece of paper, as your easel will cover at least 1 ½” of the top towards the fold. 
Cut a 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”  piece of Pop Tone’s Hot Fudge  cardstock and mount to remaining 4” x 4” kraft square.  I die cut  Stardream Metallic’s Jupiter Cardstock and layered with  Neenah Classic Natural White 80 lb cardstock .   I stamped “Happy Heart Day” on the heart and adhered it to the hot fudge cardstock. Then, using a heart punch, I cut three hearts, one from leftover kraft, one from the Neenah Classic Natural White, and one from my Sweet Hearts paper.  I layered those using a pop dot for the patterned paper.  (The sentiments and heart stamps came from Raisin Boat’s Tree’s Company set.  )
Adhere the completed 4″ x 4″ square to the easel by putting adheive on the outermost 2″ flap, making sure the bottom of the 4″ x 4″ square is flush with the outside edge of the easel flap.  Before adhering, be sure to double-check the placement of your masterpiece so that it’s not upside down!
Then, punch two holes in the base of your easel card and insert brads.  I used some heart shaped brads, but round ones will work, too.  The brads will keep your easel propped up instead of slipping down.  Once the brads are adhered, attach the the entire easel card to the top of your drawer.  I used a larger heart shaped brad on the front of the drawer like a knob. You could easily use a hole punch and thread ribbon through as a drawer pull, too.
Fill with candy kisses or whatever other sweet treat you have on hand and spread the love.
Happy Stamping!


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