|Stacking system: cartons & drawers|
I've been reading papercraft guru Paul Jackson's genius new book Structural Packaging: Design Your Own Boxes and 3-D Forms (Laurence King 2012). I thought I'd try out the Crash Lock carton base, which I have used on the caddies. The Crash Lock is a type of interlocking base which is easily assembled - and is also very strong. Very neat indeed, if one is a papercraft nerd : )
You can use the caddy for storage on its own - or use it in combination with the matchbox-style drawers. The caddy is a one-piece pattern that will fit onto one piece of A4 cardstock. (I used Bazzill Basics Paper for the caddies and slightly thinner paper for the drawers.) Here are the patterns:
To make the caddy, cut out the shape, crease on the foldlines with an embossing stylus, tape the short tab to make a ring. Then tuck in the bottom tabs like so:
You can tape two caddies back-to-back to make a double-sided unit, which will fit exactly on top of the matchbox drawers.
To make the matchbox-style drawer, fold the drawer, taping sides - and make a sleeve (pieced from two pieces of paper).
|Caddy and matchbox drawer units.|
|Use this template to make the mini document wallets and envvies.|