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Monday, 27 March 2023
Stair Boxes
Topic: Boxes

My second box in Cartonnage was a redesign of one from Colorway Arts. They have instructions for one that opens from the side and has a little open tray set into the bottom of one side. On the upper walls they attach holders for notions like little scissors, needles, pins and such.

I wanted to have room for more trays so I redesigned to be taller and staggered the mounting of the trays inside.

I used four fabrics on this project.

Here is the closed box with the lid on top.

With the lid removed. I centered the fabric design on the lid.

With the box opened. The trays are glued in on two sides for stability so the box does not open any farther than this.The lid can be used as an additional tray when the box is open.

Here you can see down into the trays.

When the box is closed the trays interleave but do not rest upon one another. The lid is what keeps it all from unfolding.






Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Friday, 17 March 2023
New Hobby
Topic: Boxes

Offer me a free class/workshop and I will happily take on a new hobby!

I took a one week workshop from Colorway Arts and jumped headfirst into Cartonnage - the art of making fabric-covered boxes from scratch. There are different ways of doing this and we learned the Brazillian methods.

In this process you cover the chipboard pieces first and then construct the box. There were choices for the type of box to construct and I chose to do the "Box on a box".

I selected a fabric with spools and a coordinating fabric with a floral lattice.

We were supposed to attach a knob to the top but I didn't have one. From my sewing room I snagged an old spool of thread from a display and added a button with a shank to the top. A piece of fine wire holds the button into the hole in the spool and anchors it all through the top piece of cardboard. (It is all glued in place along with the wire.)



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Slipcase for Colored Pencil Box
Topic: Boxes

It was hard to select a topic category for this entry because 'technically' what I made is related to bookbinding. But I'm using the end product for something else so I'm classifying it as a Box.

Remember the other day when I had an 'aha moment' on making a slipcover for my metal box of colored pencils. I wanted to do this so they would look like the other materials in the stack of Bible journaling supplies.

Reminder: this is what the box looks like:

...and how out of place it looked in the stack:

I searched on YouTube and found a great set of four videos by bookbinder Sage Reynolds that were extraordinarily detailed and perfect for my purposes. He covers every detail that leads from raw board to a beautiful and completely custom slipcase. You can watch yourself at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccWnUQqFyKg&list=PLKThD7m8NDz7k4HVV0g27Sjzrd3RgkujP.

I didn't have some of the materials he used so I mounted the lining paper with spray adhesive, assembled the case with Ranger's Glossy Accents, and attached the cover papers with a foam brush and Matte Medium (generally used for collage). 

The lining paper is Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Melange Tissue Paper from a roll. The cover paper is Dollar Tree kraft gift wrap. I added a spine strip so it would liik more like the other box 'books' in the stack. This was a scrap of mulberry paper.

I was so excited to show you this project that I didn't wait for the glue to dry before taking pictures. This explains any dark areas on the papers, especially the spine.

Here is the basic look of the slipcase:

Another view:

Here you can see the lining paper better and get a look at the great way the edges are finished:

Look how neatly the pencil box fits into the slipcase:

And how well it fits all the way in the case:

It even looks good 'standing' on the shelf:

But the best thing is how nice it looks in the stack of other supplies:

Well, I must say, this turned out every bit as good as my 'vision'.


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 12:01 AM PDT
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
A Little Twist
Topic: Boxes

I have always liked the boxes creates by Amazing Paper Grace (blog) called the Twist Top Box. I made one a couple of years ago when she first posted the directions.

For the speaker and musicians at our retreat I created custom ones to go in their gift baskets. I did three in chocolate cardstock with apple green accents and one in apple green with chocolate accents.

I used my star punch to create the side cutouts and lined the sides with pieces of transparency. They have tissue paper tucked into them so the candies will be contained.

The ribbon loops on top are just taped inside the twist. They are decorative and not meant to carry the weight of a filled box.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Open & Shut Case
Topic: Boxes

I found this project at http://qbeesquest.blogspot.com/2009/10/darling-drawers.html and could not wait to make one of my own. I used printed cardstock for the cabinet and solid cardstock for the drawers. 

 A Nestabilities labels die was used for the 'mirror' element using some of the printed card scraps and a bit of light blue solid card.

I added pearl-faced brads for drawer pulls and tied a grosgrain ribbon at the back of the cabinet.

This makes a pretty and solid little dresser using 5 sheets of cardstock.





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PST

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