Hello.  Today’s tutorial is on how to create a Brayer embossed technique easel box, perfect to hold note cards as well goodies treats.  But first, a happy news to share with you.  Because I won a challenge a few weeks ago over at Through The Craft Room Door, I was invited to be their Guest Designer for this week Anything Goes Theme which runs through Monday November 16th. 

    For my tutorial demonstration piece, here is my GDT project which I have the joy of working with this beautiful image from the lovely sponsor, Sandi Samples calls Lady Kathleen.  This easel box is a “Get-Well” treats gift box for an elderly neighbor of mine, Pam who is recovering from a recent fall.


    I’m going to break the tutorial into two parts. Part 1: Brayer technique and Part 2: Create the easel box.


    Part I: Brayered Technique Tutorial


    Materials Used:

    • Cardstock – 2 white 4X5 size
    • Embossing folder – Sizzix Lattice
    • Ink pad: Versa Magic’s Pixie Dust
    • Brayer: Speedball
    • Cutting tool: paper trimmer
    • machine: Sizzix Big Shot



    Step 1: Open up the embossing folder

    Step 2: Ink up the brayer very well.  Then roll onto the back of the folder’s COVER until it covered in ink very well.

    Step 3: Place a piece of the 4X5 cardstock on the base of the folder.  Carefully close the cover over the cardstock (my little boy is helping me here holding down the folder so I can snap a photo – what a big helper!)
    Final Step: Emboss through the Big Shot machine. The end result. Repeat with the 2nd cardstock piece and set aside.  Time to create the box!

    Part II: Create The Easel Box


    Materials Used:

    For the box
    White Cardstock – 7X8 size
    Black Cardstock – 4.25X11 size
    Brayer’s Embossed white cardstock – from Part 1 of the tutorial above
    Cutting tool: paper trimmer
    For decoration
    Die: Sizzix Framelits Die – Fancy Oval
    Adhesive: double side tearable tape, Liquid Applique, tombow liquid glue
    embellishment: StampinUp Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, clear rhinestones



    Step 1: Place the 7X8 cardstock onto scoreboard and score at the 1.5-inch mark on all 4 sides.
    Next, score a diagonal line on each of the corners. Result as show in photo, leaving a 4X5 inner rectangle.

     Step 2:Trim off a right triangle from each of the corner.  Fold on all the scored lines.

    Step 3: Adhesive the corners inward. You now got a 4x5x1.5 size box bottom.

    Step 4: Take the 4.25x11 black cardstock. Score and fold at 5.25″, 6.875″ and 9.75″ (the easel part).

    This should be your result.  Don’t adhesive to the box yet.

    Step 5: Decorate the outer box with the Brayer textured flat card from Part 1 of the tutorial above by cutting it into 2 stripes of 1.5″x5 and 1.5x4″.

    Step 6: Now adhesive the black cover to the box.  Then, place double-side tape only to the bottom of the lid as show.  This is the easel part of the lid.

    Step 7: Trim off a small triangle in the middle on each side of the box to create the slot for the lid to stand in. Decorate the base layer of the lid with the second 4x5 brayer embossed flat card to the 4.25x5.25 black flat card. Then, carefully align the layer over the lid.

    Step 8: Adhese the fancy oval frame with the image on. Add embellishments. You’re done!


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