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Thursday, May 29, 2014

E.S.S. (Essential Scrapbooking Supplies) By Margaret Ann Moffat

Got fed up trying to find my scortape or miracle tape in the fallout of crafting on my desk.  It always hides. Sooooo decided enough is enough and made a wee holder for it.  Did a prototype to see if it would work yay and made another proper one, ooooh the original one is now holding odds and sods (odds and ends) for me to grab when I need it quickly,  Double usage.

I have slots for the variety of widths of scortape, but you can do as many slots as you wish to suit your needs. I ran out of the 2" roll so popped in my masking tape in there, hmmmm maybe another slot lol.  I also have a slot for my foam tape.

You will need patterned paper, chipboard, lots of wet glue and
construction hinges:
 3/4" score 3/8" for narrow parts,
1" score at 1/2"
and for the outside hinges 1 1/2" score 3/4"


Back chipboard 4 5/8" x 8 1/8"
Front chipboard 2 1/4" x 8"
Base chipboard 6 1/4" x 8 1/8"

Sides and dividers 6" x 4 1/2"

to cut the dividers

Mark the right side at 2 1/8" up from bottom to top left, cut the top section away

Mark Base for dividers.  I have 2 sections for 1/8" tape (one for red sticky roll and one for scortape) then  1/2", 3/8", 1/2", 1", 2", and a leftover space for my rolls of foam tape.

Allow for 1/8" each end for the end pieces.  Rule of thumb add 1/4" on top of tape size to give you some wiggle room.

For mine I used:     1/8"  1/2"  1 1/8"  1 5/8"  2 3/8"  3 1/8"  4 5/8"  6 3/4"  8"

Alter to suit your needs.
Attach back chipboard a la Ashliegh Hepinstall (Scrapsbuttonsnbows) glue onto top of the chipboard, and then additional support from construction hinges with a wee bit extra glue in the grooves.
Attach the left side and then the dividers, lastly attach right side.

For the narrow spaces to be able to have constructions hinges applied a bit easier, I added the construction strip on the narrow spaces and then glue on the chipboard


To finish off the top of the chipboard I added construction strips over the tops.
 I cut it at 6 1/2" notched one side (to be flush against the back)


I added a thin strip of wet glue to enable the hinge to adhere to the chipboard fully.


I then matted the sides and dividers by making a template, I used one of the dividers and traced it onto cardstock then removed 1/8" from angle and short side.  If you want more of an edge to show remove 1/4" instead. I left the outside sides, front and back to last to hide the construction strips.

I then matted the floor of the container.  The sizes will depend on where you have placed your chipboard, it can alter slightly.


I applied glue to the edges of the dividers and to the base of the front chipoboard.  After attaching the front chipboard I added construction hinges inside, which assists in strengthening the front piece.

To help me do that I placed the box on its back and attached the front.

When this is completed you may have a little portion of the base jutting out, you can trim this off.


I used tissue tape top of back section and top of front section to neaten it off.  I used gilders paste in my previous one lol - of course.  I used Zip a Dee doodle collection pack to decorate.

Fill with scortape, or anything else you want 


  1. Love how it turned out I will be making one of these

  2. Loves great! Might have to give this a go.

  3. That is brilliant. Anita

  4. I am going to make this wonderful project this weekend! Love it!


  5. Great idea! My score tape keeps falling over and I have to dig through by box each time and your dividers stop that, thanks. I think I will do this for my washi tape so its easier to find the colors I want to use rather than going through a box full. Why didn't I think of this? Thanks for the great idea.

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