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.
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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