Santa’s Drawers

by Brenda Quintana

Create a darling box with multiple drawers.

Supplies

  • Scor-Pal™, or other scoring tool

  • One 12" x 12" piece of cardstock, for drawer base

  • One 8" x 8" piece of cardstock, for drawer shelf

  • Two 9 3/8" x 9 3/8" pieces of cardstock, for square drawers

  • One 11-3/8" x 9-3/8" piece of cardstock, for rectangular drawer

  • Embellishments

  • Additional cardstock, stamps and ink to decorate

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Score your 12" x 12" piece of cardstock at 2", 4", 8" and 10".

  2. Step 2

    Turn the Card Stock 1/4 turn and score at 2", 4", 8" and 10".

    At the 6" mark, score two inches down from the top edge of the cardstock. On the opposite end of the cardstock, score two inches up along the 6" score line (see photo).

  3. Step 3

    Cut away the corner squares and the two adjacent squares on all four corners of the drawer base. You will be cutting away three squares from each corner.

    Next, cut along the score lines where indicated by the bold white lines - making four cuts total.

    Cut a 1/8" slot along the two score lines that you made at the six-inch score mark indicated by the bold yellow lines - making two cuts total.

    Optional:
    Cut away about a 1/8" strip of card stock from the areas indicated by the blue bold lines (4 places). This step will help your base fold together more easily. Set aside.

  4. Step 4

    Score your 8" x 8" piece of cardstock at 2", 4" and 6".

  5. Step 5

    Turn the cardstock 1/4 turn and score at 2" and 6".

  6. Step 6

    Cut away the four corner squares of the drawer shelf.

    At the 4" score mark, cut a 1/8" slot two inches in, on both sides of the card stock indicated by the bold yellow lines

  7. Step 7

    Making sure the front side of the drawer shelf piece is facing up, fold along the score lines as shown. Set aside.

  8. Step 8

    Take the drawer base piece and put it on the table in front of you, with the front side facing down. Fold inward along all the score lines.

  9. Step 9

    IMPORTANT:
    All parts of this project (drawer base, drawer shelf and drawers) can be assembled without adhesive. I recommend not using adhesive the first time you put them together. Once you know how to assemble the project, you may go back and add a little adhesive so that every piece lies flat. For the sake of clarity, I will use the positions of the compass to refer to pieces that will be folded and tucked in. Make sure that you have the drawer base positioned the same way as it was in Step 8.

    Start assembling the drawer base by folding down the North side of the drawer base, while tucking in the NE and NW tabs.

  10. Step 10

    Pick up the drawer shelf in the middle and place it inside the drawer base as shown.

  11. Step 11

    Make sure to position the drawer shelf all the way into the top of the drawer base.

  12. Step 12

    Fold down the two East and two West pieces on either side of the shelf.

  13. Step 13

    Fold in the South side of the drawer base, while tucking in the SE and SW tabs.

  14. Step 14

    The drawer base with shelf insert is now complete.

  15. Step 15

    Score your 9 3/8" cardstock squares at 1 7/8" and 3 3/4" on all sides of the card stock.

    Hint for Scor-Pal™ users:
    Shift card stock to the 1/4" mark (see blue arrow) and score at the 2-1/8" and 4" (repeat for all four sides).

  16. Step 16

    Cut away the corner squares and the two adjacent squares on all four corners of the drawer base. You will be cutting away three squares from each corner. Cut along the score lines, where indicated by the bold white lines

  17. Step 17

    Flip the cardstock over so that the front of the drawer is facing down. Fold in along all the score lines.

  18. Step 18

    Fold in the East and West squares.

  19. Step 19

    Fold down the North side of the drawer while tucking in the NE and NW squares.

  20. Step 20

    Fold in the South side of the drawer while tucking in the SE and SW squares.

  21. Step 21

    The finished square drawer should look like this.

    Repeat steps 15-20 to make a second square drawer.

  22. Step 22

    Score the 11 3/8" x 9 3/8" piece of cardstock at 1 7/8" and 3 3/4" on all sides of the cardstock.

    Hint for Scor-Pal™ users:
    Shift cardstock to the 1/4" mark (see blue arrow) and score at 2-1/8" and 4" (repeat for all four sides).

  23. Step 23

    Cut away the corner squares and the two adjacent squares on all four corners of the drawer base. You will be cutting away three squares from each corner. Cut along the score lines, where indicated by the bold white lines.

  24. Step 24

    Flip the cardstock over so that the front of the drawer is facing down. Fold in along all the score lines.

  25. Step 25

    Fold in the East and West squares.

  26. Step 26

    Fold down the North side of the drawer while tucking in the NE and NW squares. Next, fold in the South side of the drawer while tucking the SE and SW squares.

  27. Step 27

    The finished rectangular drawer should look like this.

  28. Step 28

    When you have all three drawers made, they should fit into the drawer base like this.

    Each Single drawer measures approximately 2" x 2" x 2" and the rectangular drawer measures approximately 2" x 4" x 2".

  29. Step 29

    Decorate your drawers as desired and fill with small presents or sweet treats.

Video!


Variations

    Try making the drawers with 4 single drawers or 2 rectangular drawers.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Santa’s Drawers. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Awesome!!! Your directions were excellent. Can't wait to try this.
Sue Alg  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 9:03 AM
Holy Moley! This is fantastic
alma de la rosa  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 10:01 AM
Oh so cute, I will be making one for sure, thanks so much for sharing. Hello from one Sheltie owner to another.
Shelties11  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM
this is GREAT!!!
jen del muro  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 10:58 AM
Wow, this is absolutely stunning, thank you so much for sharing and for the step by step detailed descriptions of how to make one myself.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
Jen Hojem  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 11:36 AM
You are sooooo creative. Tthanks for sharing this with us.
Tyger  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 12:53 PM
This is fantastic! Can't wait to try one.
Olga  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 3:16 PM
Oh Your Tutorial ROCKS!!! I just finished my first ever paper dresser drawer, LOL I LOVE it!! I posted images on my blog and gave your site credit for the tutorial! Thank You SO much for sharing such an adorable project! *Hugs*
Alicia B  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 3:37 PM
What a lovely project!! I love it and will enjoy having ago making it grin Thanks heaps!!
Carmel  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 4:39 PM
I love it. I hope to find some time to make one.
Bonnie  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 5:30 PM
Okay, this is beyond adorable- but I guess I am little thick, or too literal...
what do you plan to put in the naughty drawer?
On the do not open til Christmas, will you actually expect them not to?
Sorry to be so dense, I ove this idea but can't think of how to maximize is effect. Sure would appreciate your help there.
K8YK8YK8Y  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 5:38 PM
K8YK8YK8Y,

Not a stupid question at all. I subscribe to the theory of thought that says the only stupid question is the one not asked.

I purposefully left the contents to the imagination, because everyone has different levels of humor and taste. That being said, my stamping friends have offered up their own ideas. The naughty drawer could have candy coal or hot tamales in it (you can find candy coal on the Internet and one stamper told me she saw the candy coal in stores last Christmas). Then maybe you could find some foil wrapped angel chocolates for the nice drawer. The do not open until Christmas drawer could contain a gift card or a pair of earrings or whatever Christmas gift you were giving. Do I expect the recipient not to open it until Christmas? If it were me, I would wait.... but you know that some people just can't. They are the same people that go looking for their gifts before they get set under the tree, KWIM. LOL!

Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Qbee (Brenda Quintana)  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 6:09 PM
I'm new -
Any chance you might elaborate on what to put in the drawers? I'm so dense! Trying to think of what works in the naughty drawer- as well as the do not open drawer.
This is just a wonderful tutorial- hope I can pull it off!
K8YK8YK8Y  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 7:19 PM
Wow That was quick! Thanks for the specifics- really appreciate it- and am very interested in what other people recommend as well.
Thanks!
K8YK8YK8Y  |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 7:32 PM
I like this a lot! Great videos too! Thank you so much.
Sandra K  |  Thu Nov 4, 2010 at 12:05 AM
WOW Brenda, this is fantastic. Thank you soooo much for sharing. I am definitely going to make one this weekend. Thank you
Jenny  |  Thu Nov 4, 2010 at 4:06 AM
OMGoodness ~ when I first saw the length of this tutorial I thought "oh no" but it is just well written. Very well written and easy to follow. I sat down last night and made I hope to upload it shortly. Thank you so much for this awesome tutorial ~ I can see me making lots of these!
Hugs,
Joani
Joani  |  Thu Nov 4, 2010 at 3:24 PM
Hi Brenda!
I love this project, and I love using my ScorPal too! It is one of the best investments I have ever made for a great papercrafting tool. My question for you is this....since the ScorPal makes a rather wide score line, when you say cut on the score line, do you mean to cut right down the middle of the score or to either the left or right side of the score?
Thanks for your help!
June in KS
June Ferguson  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 7:50 AM
June in KS,

When I cut down the score line, I do cut down the center of the score line. Everything that is cut this way ends up on the inside anyway, so even a slightly crooked cut won't be noticeable, KWIM. I hope this helps. smile
Qbee (Brenda Quintana)  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 9:57 AM
Love it! Thanks for the great tutorial. I can hardly wait to make this.
Sue Revill  |  Fri Nov 5, 2010 at 3:16 PM

Page 2 of 3 pages  <  1 2 3 >

You need to be logged in to comment

GET OUR NEWSLETTER