Monday, September 10, 2012

Bubble Frame Easel Box

Today's project is a gift for my friend, Pat Bolda.  I loved this pic of her daughter in this fun hat - so thought it would make a great gift.  Remember as you explore this project, you can save 25% off your entire Globecraft Memories  purchase - enter Discount Code TS25 when you checkout!

The project is a one-drawer easel box.



 Supplies for box:
   Chipboard - two pieces - 5-1/2" x 6-1/2"
   Cardstock for drawer assembly:
      Frame - 11-3/4" x 9-1/2"
      Pull Drawer - 8-1/2" x 9-1/2" (Actually I used these measurements - then trimmed off 1/8" to make the drawer slide in/out easily)
      Bottom/Top Covers - two pieces - 5-1/2" x 6-1/2"
      Box Side/Back - two pieces - 1-3/4" x 5"; one piece - 1-3/4" x 6"
      Drawer Sides - two pieces - 1-3/4" x 5"; two pieces - 1-3/4" x 6"
      Drawer Pull - one piece - 4-1/4" x 3/4"; one piece 4" x 1/2"
      Two brads

Box Assembly:
   Cut chipboard for top and bottom.  Cover with cardstock.

Chipboard - 5-1/2" x 6-1/2"
Covered Chipboard - Cardstock used unknown source
   Cut cardstock for drawer frame as shown lines are score lines.

Assemble as shown in following pictures.
   The color you want to be see should be INSIDE (Bo Bunny SUN Kissed Skies shown here - the clouds will be covered.)
   Glue the middle tabs BETWEEN the top and bottom layers.
Frame - 11-3/4" x 9-1/2"
Cover sides and back with cardstock.  Note:  Even if you already like the outside cardstock pattern, cover sides and back to give box strength.

Drawer Assembly:

   Cut cardstock for drawer frame as shown lines are score lines.

Assemble as shown in following picture.
   The color you want to be see should be INSIDE ( (Bo Bunny SUN Kissed Skies shown here - the clouds will be covered.)
   Glue tabs OUTSIDE the box.  They will be covered.
Assemble Drawer Pull.  Cut two strips of cardstock using dimensions above.  Attach to front cardstock panel with brads BEFORE adhering to drawer...this provides strength to open drawer without tearing cardstock.  Glue sides, back, and front to assembled drawer.

Glue top and bottom to drawer frame.

Supplies for Easel:
   Cardstock - 10" x 6"
   Cardstock - 5" x 6"
   Cardstock - 3" x 5"
   Cardstock - 1/2" x 5"

Score and fold large piece of cardstock in half to be 5" x 6".  Score and fold the top half at 2-1/2".  Glue bottom half to top of box assembly.  Glue 5" x 6" cardstock ON BOTTOM HALF ONLY so it will fold up as an easel as show below. 

Glue 1/2" strip at top of 3" x 5" cardstock.  Glue to inside bottom  of easel - glue front edge flat; use pop-dots at back edge to serve as a stop for the easel when open.


Supplies for Globeframe Embellishment
   Middle layer of Little Fancy Oval Bubble Frame.
   Strip of cardstock - accordion folded at 1/4"
   Red Ink Pad 
   Liquid Pearls - Cantaloupe used
   Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart 3-in-1 Classic Butterfly
   Any rubber stamp - Flourish Squares used

Rectangle Frame:  Emboss with  Piccolo Butterscotch Enamel Powder.  Distress by rubbing red ink pad over embossed frame.

My intent was to emboss the oval frame in red.  As I didn't have any red embossing powder, I decided to ink the frame in red and emboss with a clear powder.  However, after just inking the frame in red, I loved the rugged wood-like appearance and decided to leave well enough alone!

I also embossed flourishes from Piccolo Decor Set #3 and Piccolo Decor Set #10 in Piccolo Butterscotch Enamel Powder and distressed by rubbing in red ink pad.
For the accordion embellishment on the lower left of the frame, I accordion folded a piece of yellow cardstock, distressed it with red ink, then randomly stamped a flourish design with red ink.

My final assembly in detailed pics:


Supplies for Inside Sentiment
   Sentiment - Children WordArt from used.
   Distress Inks - Crimson Red and Toffee used
   Piccolo Butterscotch Enamel Powder

Decorate inside of easel card as desired.  I printed the WordArt to fit and distressed the senitment with Red and Toffee inks.  The Piccolo pieces are embossed with Piccolo Butterscotch Enamel Powder and distressed with red ink to match bottom layer of frame.  Feathers - and good to go!

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