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Monday, February 13, 2017

Nailed It! Yes, I did!

Remember this card?

I used the new Nailed It stamp set with the coordinating Build It framelits dies.  It was a huge hit.

But today I'm taking it to the next level.  I really liked my "carpenter's apron", but my son's birthday is coming up, and I wanted to make his card an over-the-top one. 

OK, are you ready to see it?  One that takes a masculine card to the next level?  I call this my "card in a (tool) box"...what do you think?

Evan loves everything "tool".  So when I first saw this set, I knew it was going to find a home in my craft room, and I also knew that I'd be creating something special with it for Evan.

I took the basic "card in a box" idea, but made it into a tool box.  It had to be able to fold flat for mailing.

This was NO easy task.  I had to figure out the measurements; my previous card-in-a-box template was for a square card.  But tool boxes are not square.  So back to the drawing board...or should I say "grid paper".   Yes, I sketched out what I wanted, and with a little help from the internet, figured out my measurements.  The cardstock was cut to 3-1/2" x 11".  I scored it at 1", 5", 6" and 10", then turned the paper and lightly scored it at 1-3/4". 

The box is Soft Suede.  I then took another piece of Soft Suede and inked up my Hardwood stamp with Soft Suede ink.  Once stamped, I cut it into pieces to adhere to the face of my toolbox.

Then it was on to the tools.  Such fun to stamp them (on Chocolate Chip, Real Red and [retired] Brushed Silver cardstock) and then cut them out with the framelits.

I struggled the most with the name plate. I used a rotary alphabet stamp [also retired] on Copper Foil.  Of course the foil is slippery--took me about 6 tries to finally get the darn thing inked up with Archival Black ink!  But the nameplate is a die in the framelits, set--isn't it cute on the front of the tool box?

So what do you think?  Will my Mr. Fix It son like his card?  I think so...

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  1. You are an amazing genius for this one. SU has a stamp that says "Is there no limit to your awesomeness!" and that applies to you. And what a dedicated Mom!

  2. Aw, Ceresa, thank you! My son is the awesome one, and he deserves this special card. I know he'll love it!

  3. This is so cool! Thanks for sharing your process!

  4. You are so very welcome! Thanks for the comment! And I'm just an email away if you need any help.

  5. Absolutely Fabulous, and so is your excitement! No doubt your son will love it too! Way to go! Such an awesome project, thank you for sharing, all the details, too! XOOX

  6. Thanks for visiting, Donna; glad you liked it!