Friday, July 10, 2009


Saturday is Summer Stamp Camp at Cathy Weir's home in Street. We always have a lovely day and craft and eat and swim. Here is the first project that we are going to do. It is a cupboard made with drawers that really slide in and out. I first saw a similar cupboard when I went on the Hawaiian SU! Incentive Trip back in March. I modified the project by adding the daisies on the top and also by securing the sides and back with an extra strip of card stock so that the drawers slide in and out but don't fall out the back. The key to the project is the SU! Big Shot. I used the Top Note and Matchbox dies which are exclusive to SU! The card stock is cameo coral and summer sun for the top note and drawers. The designer paper is the awesome Pink Flamingo! I have to get a pack of that paper out and photograph all of the great papers in that pack. It is gorgeous and perfect for summer!

Each of the drawers has a clear rhinestone brad. I'm so glad that SU! is selling these in a container all by themselves. I use them so many times. You can pull each drawer out by pulling on the brad which is secured to each drawer!

The cupboard is neatly finished with a 1 and 3/4 inch strip of cameo card stock that is 9 and 3/4 inches long and scored at 2 and 3/4 on either side. Fold the strip around the entire cupboard but use adhesive only on the sides not the back. You don't want the drawers to not be able to come out. This project is fairly easy to make. You need 4 matchboxes total and 3 top notes. One of the top notes is made from designer paper. The daisies are also made with card stock - cameo coral, summer sun and tempting turquoise. This is another Big Shot die and it cuts out all 3 daisy sizes. The button in the middle is from the collection latte from SU!
I will be giving step by step instructions to the campers tomorrow so that they will be able to recreate this project really easily! I love my cupboard and would love to see what others come up with.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Maria,

    This is probably a silly question...

    Is the DSP the perforated center of one the top note die cuts?

    Love your project!

    Stampin' Smiles from Ear to Ear,
    Ann :)