Sunday, December 18, 2011

Rock The Block Hop!

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BLOG HOPPERS: Welcome to this Rock-The-Block Blog Hop where you can see a variety of projects using this stamp set and block kit by different CTMH consultants.

If you are coming from Vicki's Blog you are right on track! I created a matchbox calendar set with two of my blocks that also holds a mini tissue pack. I haven't decided what I want to do with the rest of the blocks yet.

You can continue reading to see how I created this project or hop on over to Lalia's Blog.

I've listed the dimension throughout the project but note they are only the base dimesions. So depending on how you decorate the box you made need more pieces. I did not leave a border around my paper either but if you wanted to do that you would need to cut your paper 1/4" - 1/2" smaller than the sides of the box that you are pasting to. I hopw that makes sense. Let's get started...

I used Colonial White for the base design and the Roxie Paper Pack for the pattern paper.
Small Drawer Box
Cut 6 1/8" x 6 1/8"
Score 1" on all four sides

At each corner cut every other fold to create tabs. Then fold your box up and use strong adhesive to glue the tabs to the side wall of the box.

Small Drawer Box Sleve
Cut 4 1/4" x 11"
Score 1", 5 1/4", 6 1/4", 10 1/2"
Glue small flap to create a sleve

Repeat the instructions above to create a larger drawer for the blocks

Large Drawer Box
Cut: 7 5/8" x 8 5/8"
Score: 2 1/4" on all four sides

Large Drawer Box Sleve
Cut: 4 3/8" x 12"
Score: 3 1/8", 6 3/8", 8 3/4"

Tissue Wrapper
Cut: 7 1/4" x 4 3/8"
Score: 1/2",m 1 1/2", 3 7/8", 4 7/8"

I cut a cricut slot into my tissue box so if you do this you'll need to make sure the pattern paper matches as well. You could also cut a simple rectangle into the front of the tissue wrapper.

I used some chipboard to re-enforce the tissue area.

Once you have adhered the tissue wrapper together add it to the front of your large drawer to make a square. I then added a piece of chipboard here too to stabilize the base.

Add any decorative paper to the top of the small sleve before adding the top organizer.

I wanted to line up the front of the small drawer pattern with the bottom portion for the tissue so I cut a large piece and trimmed down to align the pattern.

Distress the edges of you paper and box as desired. I used Desert Sand.

Top Organizer
Cut: 4" x 12"
Score: 2", 5 3/4", 9 1/2" 10 1/4"

When adding the pattern paper it is important to have the organizer folded the right way so you can match the folds with the organizer and eliminate bubbly areas in the paper.

Adhere this to the top part of the small drawer sleeve.

You'll want to stamp your numbers some that you have 1,2,3,4,5,6 on one block and 1,2,7,8,9,0 on the other.

I also printed out the monthly labels but you could stamp these as well. I distressed them and matted them on black cardstock.

These are the sides of the 2 cubes I used. I used the variety of stamps that came with the cubes as well as the Roxie WOTG stamp set.

I also added Silver Glitz Gel to the cubes so it gave it some shine but remained flat.

Using some Cricut cut flowers from the Art Philosophy Cartridge I decorated the front of the box. I like to roll the edges a little first with my tweezers.

You can use pattern paper as well to get a unique flower.

I Finished decorating with Bling Buttons, Sparkles, Pretty Pins, and Glitz Gel. I also created a topped for the top of the blocks to hide the other numbers.

Now hop on over to Lalia's Blog to see more amazing artwork!


  1. So cute and creative! Love what you did with this.

  2. You are always so creative. Love it!!

  3. WOW! I am speechless! Beautiful work!

  4. Thank you Everyone! Your comments mean so much to me :)

  5. Oh my gosh, Rachel! What a fantastic project! So very clever!

  6. great project and great tutorial! awesome.

  7. Wow! That looks like a lot of work to hold the blocks :-) but very cute!
    Wendy K.

  8. Very great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a clever project! Thanks for the great tutorial!