How to make an easel drawer card

Learn how to make a simple easel card and gift box with our easy step-by-step guide - perfect for Mother's Day or wedding gifts!

Easel drawer card

This great design is perfect for delivering jewellery and small gifts in style – perfect for birthdays, Mother’s Day and more! You could even hide some chocolate treats inside the drawer for Easter or Christmas!

Learn how to make a simple easel, and decorate the drawer card with pretty papers and toppers – we’ve got plenty of free papers and printables for you to choose from! Use different patterned papers to suit the recipient, and if you want to boost your stash – we’ve got you covered with our extensive library of free patterned papers, we love these free flower printables!

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You Will Need

  • Patterned paper
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Stamps, floral
  • Dies, floral, circle & scalloped circle
  • adhesive gems
  • Promarkers, or other alcohol markers
  • Glitter glue
  • Double-sided tape

Total time:

Step 1

Cut a 8 x 4″ piece of white card then cut another piece to 4 x 4″. Using a scoring board, score the long piece at 2″ and 4″, then mountain fold at both score lines.

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Step 2

Decorate the base panel of the mountain-folded card, using a raised greeting as a stopper to support it in shape. Add sticky tape to the front fold. Decorate the square panel.

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Step 3

To make the drawer, cut a piece of card measuring 5.7 × 5.7 ” and score 1″ in from each edge. Trim away small triangles from the corners and add double-sided tape, as shown.

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Step 4

Remove the backing from the tape and fold up the edges. Fold under the sticky corner tabs and adhere. Voila! You have the base of your drawer, ready to decorate and slide into a sleeve.

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Step 5

To make the drawer sleeve, cut a 10.5 x 4″ piece of card. Score at 1″, 5″, 6″ and 10″. Join at the 0.5″ tab. Layer patterned paper and card onto the two narrow edges.

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Step 6

Decorate the outer faces of the drawer. Add a flower and brad to the front, then hide the brad legs with a strip of card. Add a strip of card to the inside back of the drawer, to strengthen it, too.

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Step 7

Slide the drawer into the sleeve and hide a jewellery gift inside. Attach the base of the easel card that you made in steps 1–2 to the box. Use double-sided tape to add the square panel to the card front.

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