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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

3D Masculine Drawer

Hello again! I hope all is well with everyone! I have several things to post today and will be doing so in different posts not only to make it easier for the challenges, but also to keep myself straight.

OK, for the first post:
1.  Bitten by the Bug 2: Man up! Bag, Box, or Container for a Man
2. Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog: Make a 3D project using your Cricut.

My brain immediately went to the book stack I did earlier in the year. But how do you make a book stack manly? Well, I chose to do is as a drawer instead. I used the shirt box from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and made a belly band to go around it. Hard to explain so, I'll show you:
 This is the top of the drawer. The papers are from a stack I have had for a while and the cover is gone, sorry. The Golf Guy is a digital stamp Free Vintage Digital Stamps and printed on paper from DCWV. The golf ball is just a circle that I ran through the embosser with the Swiss Dots embossing folder and then inked with Vintage Photo. The black strips are actually specialty paper that is supposed to look like leather. I tried to capture it on the camera, but it didn't turn out. The gold is supposed to be reminiscent of the gold  brads you see on leather furniture. It is actually from Recollections and is like bling tape or something.

This is the front of the drawer. The papers were scrap. The feet of the drawer are wooden beads I took off a necklace I found at Good Will quite some time ago. The handle is ball chain and wood beads.

Here you can see that the handle is held in place on the inside by larger wooden beads.

This is the drawer taken out. As you can see there are 2 compartments. I put the pencils and play8ing cards in so that you could get some perspective on size.

The is the inside of the drawer. The sides were made of wood grain scraps I found in my scrap pile. The bottom of the drawer I tried to make look like wood planks. I took some light brown paper from recollections and ran it through the embosser with a wood grain embossing folder. I then inked the raised areas with Crumb Cake ink from Stampin' Up. The edges of the "planks" were inked in Early Espresso from Stampin' Up.
Admittedly, this is not my best work, but it will be going to a good friend, who knows that I believe things are perfect because they are not perfect.
OK, on to the next post.
See you in a few minutes.


  1. Wow, Miranda, this is an outstanding idea. Love this "man box"!!! The box "feet" and drawer pull are fantastic. Love the golfer image and the golf ball!! Really cute idea. Thank you for playing along with us this week at BBTB2!! Love it.

  2. This is fantastic. I love all your creative details. Great paper too. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  3. Fabulous Man drawer Miranda. Love the embossing on the inside and the golfer image. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  4. OH MY GOSH!! This is incredible! I can't believe how you took this box and turned it into a drawer and a masculine draw to boot!! What do you mean this isn't your best work?!!! I am blown away at all the details, the re-purposing and creativity that went into this project! It is simply amazing! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  5. What a great idea to turn the box into a drawer! You added so many great details too - the feet on the bottom, the wood grain sides and embossing inside the drawer. Great work! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!

  6. Your box is fabulous. I love all the manly details. Great idea to use a circle and emboss it. I love the iside of the box. Thanks for sharing at BBTB2.

  7. Miranda, this is a really neat drawer idea! Love the papers you've used and the image is really handsome as well!!

    Thanks for joining us at FCCB!


  8. nifty box miranda. the bottom drawer, i thought was actual wood , man you rocked that! thanks for sharing your creativity with us at bbtb2:)

  9. Wow, you are amazing! This is so Cool!!!!!! Love the inside too, with the wood dividers you made!! Glad you shared with us at BBTB2.

  10. Super idea, great image and papers! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!