Monday, August 18, 2014

StencilGirl/Craffiti Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to be a part of the StencilGirl/Eileen Hull blog hop today! I have a really fun project to share that uses one of my all-time favorite Sizzix dies from Eileen Hull - the Candy Drawer - plus an incredibly cool stencil from StencilGirl and a gorgeous barn wood stamp from Eileen.

Obviously, the Gear stencil sets the tone for this whole piece. I initially wanted to make a little steampunk birdhouse, but the Candy Drawer die caught my eye when I went to pull out my dies and it all just clicked!

Here's a quick tutorial if you want to make one of these cute drawers for yourself:

1. Cut six sets of drawers from medium weight chipboard using Eileen Hulls Candy Box die.
2. Stamp the drawers with Eileen's Barn Wood stamp using brown ink. Assemble drawers and set aside.
3. To create the back and sides, cut two pieces of chipboard - one 6 3/4 x 5 1/2" and one 6 1/4" x 5 1/2". Using Tim Holtz Brackets die cut one end of each piece, as shown.
4. Cut the shorter one of the decorative pieces in half - these will be the sides (ignore the measurements in the photo).
5. Using the Gears stencil from StencilGirl, and Wendy Vecchi's Silver Embossing Paste, stencil the design on the side and back pieces. Let dry thoroughly and ink with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.

To assemble the box, begin by gluing the drawers together using Beacon's 3-in-1 glue. Cut a piece for the top measuring 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" and stamp with the Barn Wood stamp. Adhere to top of drawers.

Cut a piece for the base measuring 3" x 6" and adhere the drawers to it. Trim about 1/4" off the center cut side (where you cut the piece in half) of the side pieces and adhere to the drawers. You might have to adjust this a bit to fit.

After everything is dry, apply a light coat of a clear sealer (I used a matte decoupage medium) to give it a bit of shine. Add pulls and decorative elements to the top and you're done!

This was one of those projects that didn't come together until the (very) last moment (like, 12 hours ago), but I think it's one of my favorite pieces ever. I hope you enjoyed it and are inspired by the wonderful products I used.

Speaking of which - there is an incredible prize package to be won! All you have to do it comment on the following artist's posts. Each comment counts as an entry, so be generous with your praise!

Shelly Hickox


The supplies I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium and Amazon via the links below (the stamps and stencil are linked above). Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% off at IE!



86 comments:

  1. You are just waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyy too cool, girlfriend!!!! This is totally A-MA-ZING!!!

    ~Linda

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  2. This is simply amazing and gorgeous :)

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  3. Wow!! Fabulous design! This is a gorgeous piece. Love it!

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  4. OMG, Shelly, this is such an awesome project!! I love everything aout it.

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  5. It's fabulous! It looks like real wood.. You are a genius.

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  6. This looks like a real wooden cabinet. An amazingly clever construction!
    Wonderful.

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  7. Amazing make, it truly looks like wood!!

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  8. Wow absolutely fantastic, the wood grain stamp works beautifully and I love your knobs. Amazing detail and beautifully detailed and embellished. Tracy x

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  9. It is not difficult to be generous with praise here as you always create the most wonderful projects with Eileen's dies! I love this wonderful construction, your use of the brilliant wood stamp and the gear stencil - they work together beautifully! Anne x

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  10. LOVE how you assembled the Sissix candy drawers together to create this! Brilliant!
    What a rich, stunning project!! Love the silver embossing paste with the gears stencil, too!

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  11. This is so amazing! That wood stamp is stunning & the stencil gear - wow!

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  12. This is an amazing project. I luvvvvvvvs it....x

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  13. Once again...You ROCKED that candy drawer girl!! TFS!! :D

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  14. Love what you can do with this die! The wood grain stamp adds a wonderful touch. The silver gears are the perfect shiny addition to all the wood grain.

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  15. I certainly can understand why this is one of your favorite pieces. I ... am ... in ... awe! I still can't believe this was created from die cuts. Sensational woodgrain effect. And the gears stencil ... perfect. Oh wow!! I think its one of my favorites as well. Of to pin this! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  16. WOW! you took the candy drawer dresser over the top! fabulous!
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  17. Your pieces are always fabulous. Out of those two dies you saw this awesome piece! Love to wiin an Inspiration Emporium gift certificate, thanks for the tutorial and a chance!

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  18. Oh my, I wonder why you stopped at 6!! The storage potential fills me with glee. May have to get that die. I love the aged effect on the drawers. I absolutely adore practical art. This is gorgeous

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  19. This is so cool Shelly, I love how you've created this darling cabinet. I really want to make one of these for myself.

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  20. Wow! I was sure that these drawers were real wood when I glanced at the photo! Great job. And thanks for the links to all the products you used!

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  21. I have a small chest of drawers - somewhat like this one. I've been trying to figure out how to refinish it. You've given me some fun ideas for re-purposing it. thanks.
    The box is very nice.

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  22. That is the most creative use of dies and materials. I am amazed!!

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  23. Way to knock it out! You did a fabulous job! Way to go!

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  24. What a great project -- steam punk but not too much.
    stlbarb52 at gmail dot com

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  25. Love the stencils..Love Eileen Hull.Awesome inspiration. This project rocked!
    nance459 at yahoo dot com

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  26. love the project and found the stencils excellent.

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  27. Oh my!! This is just an amazing creation! Love love love it!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial too - you're a star :o)

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  28. LOVE that vintage look. Your choice of embellishments is perfect.

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  29. Holy Buckets and candy drawers! This is just amazing. Love all the products you used and the way you used them. I don't think you ever sleep. Thanks for all the inspiration. dyeandpigment55 (at) gmail (dot com)

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  30. Very very cool. Sometimes I can't follow how to use die cuts, not very familiar with using them. This was quite clear with wonderful results.

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  31. AWESOMENESS!!! love it! and that gear stencil ;-)

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  32. Shelly, Shelly, Shelly.....do you EVER sleep...lol??? Love this project. You are soooo talented and creative. I never get tired of seeing what you come up with!!! Have a great week:)
    d kaste at wi dot rr dot com

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  33. Wow! This is stunning!! I love it!!
    crazy about cards at hot mail dot com

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  34. Shelly your mini drawer is absolutely AWESOME ! Stunning, creative , inspiring. Love what you created. Gosh you are so talented ! We are so happy for all you share ! Thanks a lot.
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  35. I love this mini drawer set! Thanks for the how-to, so I can make a set for myself.

    Noreen
    Crafty Journal

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  36. That is beautiful, Love the colors. very awesome, A bit envious of your talent.

    heifer21 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  37. Amazing project! I always love the creative ways you find to use the candy box die!

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  38. Love this project and the wood stamp is very cool!

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  39. Whoa! I love this little six-drawer chest - and the possibilities your tutorial inspires! This just moved to the top of my "must have soon" list. Thanks for knocking my muse awake.

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  40. I TOTALLY thought this was real wood! Great project!!!
    ...Raine Phoenix

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  41. how cool! mama527 (at) yahoo (dot com)

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  42. Clever project on this hop today! So much inspiration!! :) Thanks for sharing! sakortan@gmail.com

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  43. That Barn wood Stamp is amazing! Gotta have that one. And the candy box Die is awesome, too! The gears stencil print almost looks like lace. That's pretty cool!! I love your little storage chest so much. It turned out so beautiful. TFS!!

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  44. What a cool project but shoot! Now I *need* that brackets die! Really, I do...
    cathsheard at xtra.co.nz

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  45. Shelly! What a fab treasure chest!! Nice work!

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  46. I absolutely love this chest! I need to get those dies ASAP so I can make one for my dd.

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  47. Attaching the drawers to each other to create the chest was brilliant! Love this project.

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  48. Shelly, I am telling you- it's not too late to sign up for architecture school! This piece is just... perfect. Love how the barnwood stamp make the matboard look like wood! (It actually was created from a pic of the wood on my potting shed) :-) I love everything you do- but the ones where you actually make functional and beautiful pieces are my faves. Thanks again for working with my stuff... <3

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  49. Wow Shelly just when I think you can't raise the bar any higher you do! Words fail to describe how amazing this project is. Totally "Wayne's worlding you right now :)

    Amy*

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  50. Love it! Adding the back and sides really makes it special.

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  51. This project is so cool! Love the stencil and the die you used for the sides. The wood texture is very appealing too! I want to make this!!!

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  52. Love this! I need to make this! Thanks for another great tutorial.

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  53. If this is missing, I didn't steal it. Just sayin' Seriously fantastic, Shelly!

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  54. Holy cow! Wow!! Just gorgeous!

    mjmarmo@comcast.net

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  55. Awesome project! Love the wood look!

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  56. What a piece of architecture! Amazing piece and to me, very daunting. You did a great job and I loved the gears.

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  57. Shelly, this is Awesome!! OMGoodness, the little goodies that I could fill those drawers with! This is just fantastic and what a great piece for the SG/EH blog hop! Just love it!! XOXO-Shari T.

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  58. Soooo love the small cabinets! I reallllly want to make one, thanks for the splendid tut. Have a great day!~kim

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  59. I have that Sizzix die...or something like that. I need to put it to use. Thanks for the inspiration! Love all those stencils, too.

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  60. Замечательная, прекрасная работа!

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  61. OMG! This is amazing! I am wondering how sturdy the cabinet is? You did an amazing job of decorating this piece....I'm truly floored. I want one!! (or Two...) I wish you could create a printable pdf for this fabulous project (hint, hint). I am just blown away by the stamps, dies and stencils throughout this blog hop. Thanks so much for sharing your cabinet project:)

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  62. thanks for sharing this awesome tutorial, looks so beautiful, i love it!

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  63. Shelly that's a top project, those little drawers look so cute, I must try to make one, thanks for the idea!

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  64. Holy WOW! I can't believe what you did with Eileen Hulls Candy Box die! What an inspiration!

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  65. WOW I thought it was wood- what a great tutorial and the wood stamp is on my wish list!! TFS

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  66. Oh My! What a darling project! Over the moon! I love it and thank you so much for sharing…. susan.chesley@yahoo.com

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  67. Great project, thanks for the tutorial...so creative!

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  68. What a fun project! Many thanks for the tutorial!

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  69. Gorgeous! I love the little drawer caddy and the beautiful trims you added. It's cool enough for a guy to appreciate but pretty enough for a lady. Great last minute decision! I wish I could work that well under pressure. :D

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  70. I love this.the woodgrain ,the embellishment ,the stencilling.Everything is perfect.

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  71. Outstanding! Creative. Unique. Amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  72. This is just truly amazing!!! I LOVE it!! The silver embossing paste really makes it pop!

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  73. This is amazing! I can't believe it isn't real wood. I love it and pinned. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/415386765611743593/

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!