Sandie Says: “I regularly use my beyond the page storage units, and discovered a simple dash of glue is just not going to hold up to the pressure of constant use. So today, I want to share with you a simple method of assembly, to ensure sturdy drawers that will hold up with the pressure of use over time.
1. The boxes come flat packed as pictured in the first photograph. Use a ruler, and score along the fold lines, on the inside of the box. This aids in a more smoother fold, and eliminates the chipboard folds tearing.
2. Once your lines are scored, gently fold the drawer flaps upwards into position. Use a small beading of strong, quick dry adhesive along the 2 edges on right hand side of drawer, holding in place till adhered. Repeat with left side.
3. Apply paint to all visible edges.
4. Adhere patterned paper to front of drawer.
5. To reinforce and strengthen the drawers, cut small sections of duct tape into strips approximately 1″ across width of tape. Photo 7 Insert a strip of duct tape into each, inside corner edge. Press the tape with thumb to one inside corner only, then use a bone scorer or scissors to press tape tightly into corner, continue to press the remaining
tape up other side of drawer. Repeat for all drawers.
6. Attach metal hardware knobs of label pulls and cut a small section of duct tape to cover any metal areas on the inside of the drawer. This prevents movement of the hardware.
7. Decorate the inside of the drawer using patterned paper, which covers all the unsightly tape.
I hope my Tuesday tip helps in making ‘your’ beyond the page, storage units stronger to endure many years of use”.
I have had these drawers since they were released almost a year ago now, just waiting for that perfect paper to match my scraproom. I couldnt believe my luck when I saw the English rose, it was a perfect match. I now plan to do another set of drawers, the bookend drawers, a clock, and the photo display in the same range. I will be sure to share those with you when they are finished. I loved the design of the ‘Lillian’ paper, and I didnt want to chop it up, so I used the whole sheet for the front of my drawers. I decorated the top of the drawers with handmade flowers , along with the gorgeous flourishes from the printed chipboard pack included in the english rose range.
‘English rose storage drawers’ by Karen Shady
materials used: Kaisercraft storage drawers (SB2073), english rose patterned papers, lillian (P599), pearl (P601), florance (P596), printed chipboard (CB119), Kaisercraft paint-antique white, Kaisercraft ink-white.
other: handmade cardstock flowers, prima flowers, ribbon, magnolia die, sizzix die, mod podge.
Thankyou to everyone who left lovely comments on the blog this week for the design team girls. We really love reading them, and appreciate them very much :)
Yesterday we showed you a couple of ways to decorate our storage drawers for your children.
Today, we’re showing you a couple of ideas that YOU can use to store your own crafty items and bits and pieces!
First, Fran has decorated hers using the Shaken not stirred range to make a scrap storage container!
Storage Drawers by Fran Tynan: Kaisercraft Shaken Not Stirred papers – Roger, Pierce, Daniel, Kaisercraft “Dated” stamp set.
And Renee has created one using Made with Love to create a gorgeous sewing storage option.
Here’s what Renee had to say,
“I decided to make a sewing box out of it, because I am forever losing my needles, pins, bobbins and tape. These drawers are the perfect thing to hold all my sewing bits and bobs including my embroidery floss. It truly is ‘Sew Handy’.”
Storage Drawers by Renee Ludlow: Made With Love Papers, Made With Love Ribbon from Embellishment Pack, Kaisercraft Paint – White and Raw Umber, Kaisercraft Ink – Brown, Alpha Chipboard #2, Wooden Flourish – Swirls, Rhinestones – Champagne, Paper Flowers – Snow and Cream.
What will you use yours for?
Our storage drawers don’t have to be used just for scrap supplies….
Why not decorate one for your child’s room like Elizna and Alicia have done?
Elizna scrapped one up for her daughter below.
“My daughter just loves this paper range…with all the hearts…so I decided to make this drawer for her. She is collecting lots and lots of “bibs and bobs” and now she can store them in these drawers!”
“I chalked around the edges of the boxes and used stamps, buttons, pearls and a selection of other Kaisercraft embellishments to decorate these drawers. It is such a fun project & so easy to assemble!”
Storage Drawers by Elizna: P460 Baby Cakes, P462 Snookum, P464 Munchkin, CS734 Clear Stamps, EM907 Embellishment Pack, Kaisercraft Inks and Pearls. Other:
Buttons & glitter paper,QuicKutz Die-cut label holder & font.
Next, Alicia created a cute storage unit for her son, Kyan’s lego.
Storage Drawers by Alicia Barry, materials: Shaken not Stirred paper, die cut elements, alpha stickers, embellishment pack, All boy rubons (SB528).
Make sure you check back later tomorrow for Storage Drawers for YOU!