Monday 2 April 2018

Tonic Studios Craft Kit 8 - Trinket Drawer Kit Inspiration

This is a little inspiration idea for those of you who have already ordered Craft Kit 8 from Tonic Studios and also a little teaser for those who are still wondering if they should buy :)
The dies make up a little square matchbox and cover which can be used in lots of different ways eg single drawers, multiple drawer units, favour boxes etc. The finished look can be varied just by using different papers and embellishments.

I have also used white card and Tonic Studios Scalloped Square Layering dies 1453e.
You could add little notes or photographs on the scalloped squares :)

 1. Use the two largest dies and cut each of them out twice.

       2. Score and fold as shown, then add glue to the square in the centre of one of the large pieces.

       3. Attach the second large piece on top as shown, gluing the two squares in the centre together.

                                   4. Add glue on the 4 tabs at each side of the square piece.

                               5. Fold upwards and adhere the glued tabs to the side pieces.

                         6. Fold the straight edged pieces down towards the bottom of the box.

  7. Then fold the two pieces with the tabs in towards the bottom of the box to hold it all in place. You can add glue to these before pushing down if you like.

 8. Take the other two pieces which you cut out earlier and glue the two tabs.

 9. Adhere the glued tabs to the inside of the straight edged pieces to form the cover/outside of the matchbox.

10. From an A4 piece of white card, cut two 5.6 cm strips, score these at every 5.6 cm along the length and concertina fold. Remove the extra little tab from one of the pieces and glue the two together using the other little tab.

 11. Cut 5.5cm squares of the the navy blue weave textured card and the grey/blue textured card and die cut the shapes shown above. Trim to fit and glue to the navy/ blue card. 

 12. Use the two relevant sizes of the Scalloped Square Layering dies to cut blue and white squares. Glue as shown to the accordion folded strip and glue the last piece firmly into the bottom of the box.

 13. Make a little pull tab with the tab die and twine from the kit and glue to the front of the top panel.

14. Die cut 3 large patterned pieces from silver card. Glue one onto a 6cm x 6cm square of blue card. Cut the other pieces in half and glue onto 4 pieces of blue card measuring 6cm x 3cm. Glue these pieces onto the top and side of the matchbox. Die cut the 3 handle pieces shown, glue together and glue to the front of the drawer.


  1. Brilliant post, thank you Ruth :)

  2. I Love this project! I wish Tonic Studios was more available here in U.S. I really love Tonic Studios products! Quality and dies cut really well. :)


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