Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Embossing Folder Storage Box

Hello everyone.
This is my second post for today.
If you have not checked out my first post you can HERE.

For a long time I have been looking for a way to store my embossing folders that would be easy to access and be more organized. Yesterday after looking once again at pre-made storage units I decided to just make my own. I look at a few in the Silhouette Store but felt since they would be made out of card stock they would not last very long at all. I wanted one that was strong and would last for years.

I'm a HUGE fan of Kathy from Paper Phenomenon. Using her techniques for making boxes with chipboard and card stock hinges I designed a beautiful and very functional box to store my folders in that is very easy to access and will last for many years.

It took about a hour to design the box and get all the measurements calculated. I wanted 3 sections in the box.

The finished box is 12x12x8.
The 2 side sections are a little over 5 inches wide and the middle 1 1/2 inches wide.

Next was deciding on the card stock I would use to decorate it. 
In my stash I had the graphic 45 The Magic of Oz for several years now. Since I do not scrapbook it was never used. I could not bring my self to cut up the beautiful pages for cards. They needed to be used on a larger projects to keep the images in tact.

I knew I wanted dividers to separate the folders. I used the Print n Cut on the Silhouette to print the tab labels and cut them out.

Last but not least I need to decide on a top. I first thought about a lift off lid and then it hit me I could use my cinch and have the lid open like a book. 

So with further ado here are a few pics. Hope you like it as much as me. 

 Top of Box.

 Back side view. Both sides have the green checked paper.

 Front view. Front and back have the same image.

 Inside of box.

Inside with folders and dividers.

Hope you enjoyed taking a look at my new project.

Recipe:
Chip Board
Card Stock
graphi 45 The Magic of Oz
Score Tape
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Cinch wire
Cinch
3 tabs from the Silhouette Store

Entering into these challenges:
Monday Handmade Linkup Party #30!
DL.ART AUGUST LINKY CHALLENGE
MCS: Challenge #149 - Bags & Boxes!


Thank you for stopping by.
If you have taken the time to stop by then why not leave a comment?
Comments are Greatly appreciated!!!
Have a Creative Day.
Nana

16 comments:

  1. Oh Nana! This is magnificent! What a beautiful piece, I absolutely love it. I like having pretty things in my craft room. Functional is good but functional and pretty too is perfect. I might just have to CASE this one.

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  2. This is amazing! You really out did yourself! This is what I need for all of my embossing folders. I love the compartments and that paper is awesome!! I want one!!!
    Hugs,
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow, this is fabulous Nana!! I never thought to make a pretty box for my folders, lovin' the extra little compartments too, very clever!
    what a beautiful project!!
    hugs

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a fantastic idea and lovely project! I LOVE it Nana! You are so stinken creative! Thanks for always inspiring!
    Sherrie K

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  5. Awesomeness for sure!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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  6. Oh wow, this is fabulous!! What a great idea, Nana!! I absolutely adore the papers you used!! They are so fun!! This is creative and gorgeous and I just love it!! Have a great evening my friend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. This is super. Love the center idea to store the little border embossing folders
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

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  8. Awesome!!! Great Idea for storing embossing folders

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  9. What a great idea!!! The papers you used are beautiful!!! I love this awesome box!!! TFS!!! Have a great day.
    Gerda

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  10. What a gorgeous idea for embossing folder storage! The box itself is fantastic, too! Your papers are amazing and the design is spectacular. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  11. WOW!! OMG!! This is AMAZING!! so BEAUTIFUL!! The paper is just GORGEOUS!!! Love it!!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Migdalia
    *Crafting With Creative M*

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  12. Beautiful box! What a great storage solution! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  13. This is so amazing Nana! How wonderful to have something that is useful be so beautiful. I hope you are proud of yourself!
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  14. WOW!!! This is amazing! What a fabulous way to store your folders! Sure beats the tin box I use for mine!! I'm so impressed!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  15. What a great box and it is so functional! Love the designer paper, too! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot!

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