Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401A
Anna Griffin Elegant Paper Crafting Class 401
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  Class # 522 Valentine's Drawer

For Best results please read all instructions before beginning the class.  Square brackets [ ] indicate notes from OakLeaf Acre.

A great place to hide special Valentine's treats, love letters and more. This drawer is also a great size to hold photographs or other treasured memories.

Supplies:
2 Sheets AG1184 Roses
1 Sheet AG1183 Stripes
1 Sheet AG1187 Pink Bamboo
1 Sheet AG1188 Pink Floral
1 Sheet DE707 Dimensional Stickers
6" Green Ribbon
10 Pieces of Chipboard

300 X 131 Product included in Kit
Tools: Scissors, Pencil, Bone folder, Adhesive/Glue & Tape (helpful for holding the pieces together while the glue dries)
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Class # 522

Valentine's Drawer

Building the Case
Step 1

[Before I started this project, I measured all of the chipboard pieces and wrote the measurement on each piece.  Then I figured out which pieces when to the case, and which belonged with the drawer.]

Find: Two 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" pieces for the top and bottom Two 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" pieces for the sides One 2 1/2" x 6 3/8" piece for the back. (It might be helpful to label these pieces in pencil.)

Step 2
Glue the case together, with the side and back pieces adhered along the edges of the back and so that the back piece rests between the two side pieces. Glue the top piece to this. Set this aside and allow it to dry.
Building The Drawer
Step 1

Find: One 6 3/8" square for the bottom Two 2 3/8" x 6 3/8" pieces for the sides One 2 3/8" x 6 1/8" piece for the back One 6 1/2" x 2 5/8" square for the front

Set the front piece aside for now. (It might be helpful to label these pieces in pencil.)

Step 2
Glue the other pieces together to make a drawer, with the side and back pieces adhered along the edges of the back and so that the back piece rests between the two side pieces. The front will be covered separately at the end and glued into place with the drawer in its case. Set the drawer aside and allow it to dry.
Covering the Case
Step 1
Cut two 8" squares of AG1184 Roses. Cover the top and bottom of the case with these, folding the excess up and over the sides and opening, cutting away any double thickness of paper. After adhering the pieces, use a bone folder to go over the edges to make the edges crisp.
Step 2

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Cut two 12" x 2" strips of AG1188 Pink Floral. Adhere these around the sides of the case, starting at the center back with each piece and allowing the ends to go into the case. Be sure to center each piece on the sides of the case. After adhering the pieces, use a bone folder to go over the edges to make the edges crisp.
Step 3

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Cut two 1 1/8" [X12"] strips of AG1183 (Stripes); center these strips onto the green stripe surrounded by pink. Adhere these around the box as you did with the pink stripes, but start these slightly off center to avoid making an unsightly seam over the other one. Center these stripes onto the AG1188 Pink Floral. After adhering the pieces, use a bone folder to go over the edges to make the edges crisp.

Class # 522

Valentine's Drawer

Covering the Drawer
Step 1

[OK, so the box is a mess!  I unfortunately covered the box incorrectly and had to tear everything off.  Make sure your box is positioned close to the long edge so you will have enough paper to cover the entire box.]

Cut a 12" x 10" piece of AG1187 Pink Bamboo. Cover the outer body of the drawer with this paper by bringing the sides up and over the drawer sides and back

Use a bone folder to go over the edges to make the edges crisp.
 
Step 2

[You will want to line up one side of the pink paper to the front of the box, then fold the extra on the three sides to the sides.]

Cut a 6 1/2" square of AG1188 Pink Floral. Adhere this to the inside bottom of the drawer. adhering any over hang up the sides of the drawer. Trim as needed to remove a double layer of paper at the corners.

Step 3
Cut two 2 1/4" x 12" pieces and one 2 1/4" x 8" of AG1184 Rose paper. Set one of the long pieces aside to use on the front of the drawer.
Use the other pieces to line the inside sides of the drawer, cutting off excess that would come out of the front of the drawer.
Step 4

Insert the drawer into the case so that the edge of the drawer protrudes slightly from the open front. [I did not put the drawer into the case.  It just worked better for me to keep it separate.   Make sure your front and side stripes match up.]

Drawer Front
Step 1
Use an 8" x 4" piece of AG1184 (left over from cutting the squares that covered your case) to cover one side of your drawer front, allowing the edges to fold over the sides and onto the reverse side of the chipboard. This will actually be the inside of the drawer front. Use a bone folder to go over the edges to make the edges crisp.
Step 2
Cut a 2" x 6 1/2" piece of AG1188 Pink Floral and a 1 1/8" x 6" [This should be 1 1/8" X 7 1/2"]  piece of AG1183 Stripes. Adhere these pieces in the same order you did when making the sides of the box, with both pieces carefully centered to match the matching papers on the case sides.
Step 3
Adhere the other long piece of AG1184 (Roses) to the middle. You'll have about 2 1/2" flaps on each side. Score about 1/8" from each end and fold toward the center.

Glue the drawer front to the drawer in place. Keep the box flat on the table when you do this. It will make it easier to make the box straight. Unfold the two 2 1/2" flaps and adhere to the sides.

This will make the front of the drawer sturdier when pulling out the drawer

Create two small holes in the center of the front of the drawer about an inch apart. Insert Green ribbon and tie double knot on inside to prevent ribbon from slipping out. Trim any excess ribbon on inside of drawer. [My ribbon still pulled out, so I just took the two ends inside the box and tied them together.]
Finishing Touches
Steps 1 & 2
Adhere the DE707 dimensional stickers along the front of the drawer and sides of the case.
Fill your treasure box with something special a love letter, photographs or really good chocolate!
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