Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Club Scrap Graffiti Blog Hop - Card Cabinet Project

Welcome to the Graffiti Blog Hop! If you have arrived here from Club Scrap Creates then you are definitely in the right spot.  If not you might want to hop back there to see a complete listing of all the Bloggers participating in today's hop!

I am very excited to share my project with you! I saw a very cool wood cabinet on line recently and thought, what a fun project to recreate using my Envelope Punch Board and Club Scrap Pizza Boxes on their way to the recycling bin.  

Here is how this project all came together.

Step 1. Cut 5 pieces of cardboard packaging (I used 2 Club Scrap Pizza Boxes for this project) 4 side wall pieces measuring 5x10.25" and the back wall piece measuring 5.75x10.25".
**Please note, it is important to strengthen your side wall pieces.  They are created by layering two pieces (alternating the grain direction) and glueing them together using Club Scrap BookBinding Glue. The back wall is one thickness of cardboard and the grain direction does not really matter.

Step 2. Use CS® BookBinding Glue to adhere the back wall to the 2 side wall pieces.

Step 3. Cover the cardboard with white text weight paper.
 

 

Step 4. Create shelves for the cabinet using left over double thickness pizza box cardboard four pieces cut at 4.75x5.625". Cover each with white text weight papers. Check out Tricia's video for details on how to properly wrap your boards. Space the shelves 2" apart and attach them with book binding glue.

Step 5. The base and top of the cabinet were created using book board.  The top is made of 3 pieces glued together and are the following dimensions 5.25x6.75", 5.125x6.5", and 5x6.25". They are aligned flush at the back of the cabinet allowing for the sides and front to have an 1/8" reveal around each piece. The base is 5.125x6.375". I painted mine white to match my cabinet. Attach the top and base to your cabinet using CS® BookBinding Glue. The base will also be flush to the back of the cabinet with an 1/8" reveal around the bottom of the cabinet along the sides and front.

Step 6. Using the Envelope Punch board create your drawers using five sheets of 10.5x10.5" heavy black cardstock.  Insert the paper into the punch board at 4.25" mark and punch and score.  Rotate the paper 90 degrees. Place the paper at the 3.75" mark and punch and score. Rotate the paper again punching and scoring at 4.25" and finally rotate and turn again punching and scoring at 3.75". 
Check out this VIDEO to learn more about making a rectangular box with a notch.
White text weight paper used to illustrate the steps.
Step 7. Rotate the paper another 90 degrees. The first punch and score marks will be your guide for making the final punch and score marks. Line the bottom of the notch on the right side of your punch board with the score notch on the punch board. This will be the spot to score and punch for all the remaining sides of your box.  

Step 8. Assemble your boxes by folding on all score lines and adhering using ATG tape. 
Please note, I used white paper to illustrate the scoring and cut marks (in black) for the drawers.  
This shows the the notches trimmed out of the drawer.
When I assemble my drawers, I fold over this triangle piece so that it is hidden inside the side of the drawer. This step adds stability to your drawers as well as keeping the inside of the drawer looking neat and clean. 
Step 9. Place the assembled drawers into the Envelope Punch Board at 2.875" and punch a notch in the front of the boxes on one long side only.  

Decorate your cabinet by layering the bold and colorful Graffiti prints onto cardstock. I matted mine on papers from a past Club Scrap kit called Science. The purple, blue and orange colors matched perfectly with the Graffiti kit colors.

I labeled my drawer fronts using the fun font that came with the Graffiti Digital kit printed on matte photo paper. The digital kit is available for purchase HERE. I stamped a little splotch image from another past kit called Memoirs on either side of the labels. I finished the labels off with the cute square brads that also came in my Graffiti kit. I layered each with Science Blue cardstock and adhered to the front of the drawers. 




I am so happy with how this Card Cabinet turned out. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. 
My Monday Blog Post at Club Scrap Creates featured cards which fit nice and neatly inside the drawers. It holds at least twelve A2 cards per drawer, woohoo!

Thanks for stopping by!! 

Up next on the Blog Hop is INKSTAINS WITH RONI!  

33 comments:

  1. THis is so amazing Julie!! WOw WOW wow!! from Janice in Evansville

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  2. Julie, you have made a SUPER FUN and HANDY project!! I love it!
    Thanks for all the instructionsand i am going to make one for sure!!

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  3. Julie, that is a really awesome project!!

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  4. And here I thought mine was cool! So neat, sturdy too!

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  5. Wow, Julie! At first glance, I thought you had made drawers to go into an existing cabinet. Then I realized you had constructed the cabinet out of PIZZA BOXES! Now THAT is thinking outside the box!

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  6. Wowzers, Julie...what CAN'T you do with a Pizza Box? I love that your project is "green" and it looks like you were able to "mix it up" by using past kits with Graffiti. It really does go with almost everything!

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  7. What an adorable cabinet, Julie! Thanks for the details and the brilliant idea. Your pizza boxes are so happy to live a nice, long life in service to you!

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  8. Wow, Julie! This is an awesome project! Kay better watch out--she's got some serious competition in the project construction department here! lol!!! I do think this would make a fun Retreat project, hint, hint!

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  9. This is fantastic Julie! There is always a need for card storage in my craft room - this would be a fun, customizable way to organize my cards. Thanks for showing us how to create this.

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  10. What an awesome idea! I love this!

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  11. OK...this is a super duper project Julie. I can see these popping up in craft rooms everywhere.

    pat-czap

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  12. Thanks for the project directions and the little cabinet is so cute!

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  13. Great idea, thanks for the directions too! Can't wait to see the wonderful cards you will be adding.

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  14. OMG! I am amazed! I love it! What a great idea!

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  15. Very cool idea! I love that you made it using a pizza box! What fun :)

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  16. I love all your pizza box projects Julie! This one turned out fabulous.

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  17. Great use of pizza boxes, Julie! I love your project.

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  18. Yes, I've been saving pizza boxes, now I know what to make with them. Thanks for the how to! Just love all the neon colors and that paper is smashing!!

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  19. What a great idea. I like how you combined the pizza box, book board and text weight papers for a well finished product. The envelope board boxes are very cute. I like how you put it all together. TFS!

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  20. Julie, that is amazing! You pulled so much into this kit, even the digi. Did you handcut each of those letters? Wow!

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    1. Hi Pam! Thanks, but no I didn't. If you look at the bottom of the post where I show the papers on the trimmer, you can see how I printed them out and cut them into strips.
      Isn't it so cool how the drop shadow makes them look like I did. ;)

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  21. Julie, this is soooo fabulous. Thank you.

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  22. Julie, you were right, this is an awesome project, I will definitely try to make one of these. Gotta love that envelope punch.

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  23. Wow! Incredible amount of work went into that project. Hats off to you!

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  24. Wow! Incredible amount of work went into that project. Hats off to you!

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  25. Julie, you have created something beautiful and practical. Love it!

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  26. OH Julie, such an awesome project, we all need to do one!!! Your are brilliant with the pizza box usage!!

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  27. Julie, love love love this project! I have a ton of empty pizza boxes, and hope to make this someday (ha!- says the girl with projects going back over 5 years!)

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