Friday, August 28, 2015

Graphic 45 Rare Oddities configuration box tutorial

Hi everyone :-)
Here is a tutorial on how to make the Graphic 45 Rare Oddities configuration box.
Cut out the 12x12 Rare Oddities page and paper pierce the frame together using 2 sheets of paper.
This configuration box can also be used for other than Halloween projects :-)

Video of the finish configuration box

Also cut out the top of the 8x8 Signature page.

Paper piece the pieces together by cutting out the same border on the right and glue it on to the right side. Then cut around. 

video of the finish box

Used a punch for the top.

Also added a couple of more shelves on the right side of the box
Glue on black cardstock 2-3 layers.
 I used Multi Medium Matte from Ranger to glue all the layers together.

Also cut the front of the drawers out 3 times on black cardstock to make them study.

Template for the drawer. I used black Bazzill cardstock.

Cut into the red lines and glue together. Then glue on the front on the short end.

 On the last layer cut like shown on the picture for hinges.

Score on each side so it will be easy to fold the hinges in.

I used 1,5 mm black chipboard from Bazzill for the sides and cut them at 2 inch deep and 9 1/2 long. 
Measure the insides to cut them as long as needed.Glue on with hinges.

Then I cut the inside panels to fit inside the long sides also 2 inch deep.

Bottom panels are cut at 5 inch deep for the drawers.Then I glued a chipboard piece in the middle for the drawers dividers.

Cut acetate to fit the box. I used acetate from Accucutcraft.
Decorated the inside with pattern papers before I glued the acetate on the backside with hinges on the sides.
I glued border strips on the inside of the edges before I glued the hinges on so the glue wont show up on the front.

 Cut out 1 1/2 inch wide chipboard to fit the length of the box on the top of the configuration part, then the backside about 11 x  9 3/4 to fit and the top to fit between about 3 x 9 3/4,

Cut about 2 x 1 1/2  and cut like show on the picture for the sides on top of the cofiguration part.

 I cut out one more top from the 12 x 12 paper and backed it 3 times with black cardstock. The last time with a hinge on the front.You can also cit out this shape on the backside chipboard and then you don`t have to glue it on the cardstock. I decided to add this later so I had do do it the hard way lol :-)
Glue it then on the backside pattern paper.

For the stand cut 9 x 4 1/2 for the bottom part. 3/4 x 9 for the long sides and 3/4 x 4 3/8 ( depends on how thick your chipboard is) for the short sides. Glue the sides on top of the bottom part with 1 inch hinges scored at 1/2
Claw feet from G45.

Now it is finish to be decorated :-)

Have some video tutorials on how to glue chipboard boxes together and here is the the link to a couple of them,

Here is the link to the finish configuration box for more photos of the finish box,

Here is the link to Rare Oddities 6x6 mini album pop up page tutorial

Supply list:
Rare Oddities collection from Graphic 45, chipboard, glue, score tool, black good quality cardstock, acetate and some fun things to put inside :-)

Regarding questions there is a video where frequently asked questions are answered and here is the link, other questions they will be answered here on my blog where I will post new questions that has not been answered before.
Here is the link,

Hope this is helpful and that you will give it a try :-)
Hugs, Anne


  1. You are brilliant! This is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. You mind is awe inspiring! Thank you for another wonderful tutorial.

  3. What can I say but truly amazing, I'm in awe of everything you do.

  4. I have not words!!! incredible!!! Anne do you have this on sale??? how much???

  5. Anne your work is always amazing, and I didnt think you could excel your castle, but this is just incredible. I dont usually go for this style, but WOW you have hooked me in good and proper! As far as I am concerned you are the Star of Papercraft and Graphic45.

  6. thank you for these explanations

  7. Wonderfull!!! how many paper pad and what size of paper pad you used for this entire realisation??? thank you very much for showing us your amazing creation...

  8. Hi Anne! I would love to tackle this awesome project! I know you did not tape a tutorial on the actual album but I seem to think there is one on how you did the pages. I am unable to find the link. Would it possible to get the link from you, if there is one? Fingers crossed!

    1. I have posted the link to the page tutorial in the end of this post and I am happy you like it. Have fun creating :-)


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