Saturday, May 5, 2012

4x4 Mini Storage Unit

Hi everyone!

So for the 20 of us who participated in the 4x4 mini page swap last year, I've come up with a storage solution for the 4x4's and here it is!









For all those who would like to make it, here are the details:
  • Front - chipboard cut at 2" x 4 1/2"
  • Back - chipboard cut at 3" x 4 1/2"
  • Base - chipboard cut at 6" x 4 1/2"
  • Sides - chipboard cut using the Tim Holtz On the Edge "Brackets" die
    you will need a piece of chipboard cut about 3 1/2" x 8 3/4" and cut
    with the die and create your own shape (or use the template provided here)
  • Kraft cardstock for joining pieces together, all scored lengthwise in half
    Front: 2 @ 2" x 1 7/8" (to join sides to front) & 1 @ 4 3/8" x 2" (to join front to base)
    Back: 2 @ 2" x 2 7/8" (to join back to base) & 1 @ 4/3/8" x 2" (to join back to base)
    Sides: 2 @ 5 7/8" x 2" (to join sides to base)
  • Designer paper for inside lining and outside covers

For the inside section (hidden hinge) you will need 3 pieces of 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock (I used Recollections Kraft Cardstock):

  • Cut each piece of cardstock in half lengthwise to make 2 @ 4 1/4" x 11" per sheet (6 in total - you only need 5)
  • Cut each piece down to 9 1/4"
  • Score along the long edge at the following:
    1/4", 1 1/4", 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 4 3/4", 5 3/4", 6 3/4", 7", 8", 9"
  • Burnish all scored edges and apply tape as shown on my Ustream (too hard to explain here) and join each scored section as shown on the ustream.

Once all pieces are joined, apply scor-tape to under side of hidden hinge piece, remove tape and adhere to top of base.

Punch a couple of holes in each side section about 1/3 from the top, add a handle using twine or yarn and voila! It's finished! All that's left to do is place your 4x4's in the storage unit.




















7 comments:

  1. Ingenuous!! Love the shape. (flowerofaugust)

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    1. LOL - you're too quick for me!
      I was having so many issues with this post - blogger layout was just NOT playing ball.
      Yeah, I love it too! Perfect storage unit.
      Thanks for always commenting :)
      Smiles
      Jen

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  2. Thanks for the template! You rock..but then again, you know it! :)

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  3. Just now subscribed to your blog. Always love all your posts and streams. I am still in the process of getting to know my way around in the "group." The template is awesome! Thanks

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    1. Aaaaaw thanks Jeannette :)
      The "group" are an amazing bunch of gals, that's for sure! Have fun!
      Smiles
      Jen

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