Thursday, October 21, 2021

Herb Garden Box Tutorial for Vectoria Designs

Hello everyone!

I am very happy to finally share with you a project that I have been on working on for quite some time. It is another collaboration with Vectoria Designs, and it is a botanical themed one! Yey!! 

The new collection that I want to get you familiar with is called "Herb Garden Box" and of course I had to use it for creating a suitcase, which stores a couple of different things in it, including a mini journal:

You can purchase and download the digital paper pack here -

The suitcase (when closed) looks like this:

There is a pull out compartment in the lid of the case, which allows you to store either a larger size journal or journalling cards or anything else. I put in there two cards and an ephemera holder to store leftover cutouts from the paper collection:

I have added decorative chipboard from Leo Mammy to both of the cards:

The main compartment of the suitcase hold a mini journal and 3 matchbox style boxes with the seed envelopes:

Let's have a quick look at the journal:

The video tutorial for creating this project comes in two parts. 

In Part 1 ( we will create a suitcase and the seed envelope boxes:

In Part 2 ( we will work on creating a journal and a window frame for the suitcase lid:

You can watch the overview ( of the whole project here:

Now, let's get to the measurements of the chipboard pieces that you will need to prepare for this project:
The top and the bottom of the case:
9 5/8" X 6 3/4" (24.4 cm X 17.2 cm) - 2 pc
6 3/4" X 2" (17.2 cm X 5.1 cm) - 4 pc
9 3/4" X 2" (24.8 cm X 5.1 cm) - 4 pc

Divider for the bottom of the case:
6 5/8" X 2 3/8" (16.8 cm X 6 cm) - 1 pc

The "lip" parts for the bottom of the case:
5.5" X 2 3/8" (14 cm X 6 cm) - 2 pc
9.5" X 2 3/8" (24.1 cm X 6 cm) - 1 pc

The pull-out compartment:
9 3/8" X 6.5" (23.8 cm X 16.5 cm) - 1 pc
9.5" X 1.5" (24.1 cm X 3.8 cm) - 2 pc
6.5" X 1.5" (16.5 cm X 3.8 cm) - 2 pc

Chipboard piece for the window frame:
3 1/4" X 4 1/4" (8.3 cm X 10.8 cm) - 1 pc

Journal covers:
4.5" X 5 3/4" (11.4 cm X 14.6 cm) - 2 pc

Below you can find a picture of the matchbox drawer cutting outline:

Next, I have consolidated the links to the metal hardware that I used in this project. Hopefully, all the links will be active for a long time. If some of them are not working, please try to find alternatives.

Here is the link to the Gift Bag Die, which I used for creating the quarter circle corners both on the suitcase and on the cover of the journal.

Thanks for your attention and visit!


  1. Un trabajo precioso y muy bien elaborado. Felicidades!!!!! Gracias por compartir

  2. In the video you didn't show how to glue the cardstock to the chipboard. What kind of glue did you use and did you cover the entire piece of paper?

  3. Hi, I just purchased the Garden-Box set from Vectoria last night. I finally found your blog with the dimensions needed to construct this lovely box! Is there a place you share the "lay-out" of the pieces on the chipboard to maximize the use of the 12x12 chipboard in an effort to reduce waste? If you have published the layout, where might I find it? Thank you so much for such lovely work !!

    1. Hi! I don't have the pictures of the layouts, but in the first part of the tutorial I show the 5 pieces of chipboard that I used. You can see the sketched pencil lines for the necessary parts. I hope this helps.


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