When I saw the easel card challenge over at MFP Speedy TV Challenge, I knew I wanted to give that a try. I immediately went to YouTube and found these video tutorials on drawer'ed boxes.
Now for the paper selection. Hmm.........what to choose. I was over at Heart 2 Heart where I was inspired by the Two-Faced Challenge. I had just received some new goodies from CTMH, so this inspired me to use some of those with both sides of a sheet of Chantilly paper.
I started with a piece of heavy, textured cardstock from Core'dinations. I still wanted it more substantial. I cut a piece of cardboard from a cereal box the same dimensions as the wrap around the drawer. I glued them together and scored them. This gave it more strength. I made the drawer and embellished it with CTMH Floral Accents to look like drawer pulls.
I chose the theme of my card around the brooch from the CTMH Brocade Assortment. This assortment is really pretty in 'real life.' It is "while supplies last;" so if you are thinking about trying it, now is the time!
This is for my mother, so the other embellishments on the face of the card are from my daughter's recent wedding! The beads were all used in headbands for the bridesmaids; the flower petal was pulled out of one of the pew markers still sitting in my house. I can't seem to get rid of them, yet! My friend made them and they were so beautiful! Sorry, I have digressed, but you all knew it would happen! The ribbon under the brooch was used on the tables and the backdrop for the cake table. The blue gems were on the invitations.
The flower holding the easel in place is from the Floral accents. The black with polka dots is the strip from the edge of the paper and the pink ribbon was in my stash--not from the wedding--but I thought it would tie in the pinks and reds of the print.
Hopefully, Mom won't check out my blog anytime soon, but if she does she still won't know what is going inside the drawer!