Happy Father’s Day!

Hi Stampers.  Happy Father’s Day!  I’m super excited about today’s card.  It’s a card I made for my husband for fathers day.  I also want to thank my upline, Mary Fish from Stampin’ Pretty for being kind enough to feature it on her blog today.  Thanks, Mary!

Marc and I have been married 25 years this September and I’ve been a stamper since 1995, so he’s seen me do a lot. I needed to make something different, something as special as he is….  He’s a carpenter / cabinetmaker, so naturally it had to have something to do with tools… A few months ago, I had done a baby dresser card that was really popular with my readers and I used that fold and drawers idea to make a rolling tool box!  How cool is this!

fathers-day-tool-boxThe card fold is called a side stepper fold.  It all starts with a Real Red card base, 8.5″ x 5.5″ scored at 4.25″.  Then there is a few extra cuts and fold to get the side stepper effect.  See below –

side-stepper-card-rolling tool boxFor the drawers I used Real Red card stock and inked the edges with Real Red ink using a sponge dauber.  For the handle I cut a thin strip of silver foil card stock and glued those to top of drawers with a small amount of monoadhesive glue.  The drawers were then adhered to the card base with snail adhesive.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Chevron embossing folder to emboss a 2″ x 3″ piece of silver foil card stock and adhered that with snail adhesive to the back fold to the right of the tool box.  I then used the Stampin’ Up! Hardwood stamp with Soft Suede ink to stamp onto Soft Suede card stock.  I then used the Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the boards apart.  I adhered two of those boards to the back fold.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Crazy About You stamp set to stamp the sign.  (It’s such a useful set of words!) I used memento black ink to stamp onto Whisper White card stock and then trimmed around the words to make a rectangle sign.

Crazy-About-You-Photopolymer-Stamp-Set-137137To make the tools I used more silver foil card stock, Soft Suede card stock and Daffodil Delight card stock, a basic black marker and a few small circle punches and a pair of paper snips. (We used to have a set of tool stamps – totally tool – but it retired in 2012) They were a little more tedious and time consuming, but he’s worth it!

I hope my card inspires you to go out and create something today!

PS: If you would like to make a comment, please click on the word bubbles by the number below the product list to the right of the date of this post.  It’s been pointed out to me that it’s hard to find.  I will try to get that fixed soon.

Happy Stamping,
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  1. What a cool card! It looks quite complex, but thanks to your awesome directions, I think this it totally doable! I would love to make this for my own dad! TFS!

  2. WOW!! Lisa, your tool box is AMAZING!!! I just hopped over from Mary’s blog to tell you how much I simply adore your card, how incredibly creative and simply fabulous.
    Love this little tools, oh my goodness, so patiently snipped out, your husband is going to just love it.
    Thank you for sharing the dimensions of your step card, I love this types of cards because you can really display all kinds of sweet and awesome things on the “steps”.
    Happy Father’s Day to your hubby.

    Maria Rodriguez.

  3. Paula in Maryland

    Super Cute Card Lisa and your blog is full of Inspiration! Glad I popped over from Mary’s to check it out. Have a Lovely day!

  4. so excited to share this card and have you as my guest stamper today. hugs, m

  5. FABULOUS!!! Such a realistic tool chest. Thank you for sharing the directions too.

  6. Amazing! Love it! I think I can figure out how to make all the tools except the hammer. Can’t wait to try this one for myself:)

  7. WOW! Wow! WOW! Your card so super cool. I am off to pin it! Thanks for sharing the directions.

  8. What a cute card. I forget about the step fold card. So glad to have a reminder of what cuteness awaits!

  9. WOW! Amazing!

  10. Wonderful card and thank you for the instructions too!

  11. Wow ! Lisa …this is really special ! What a creative and talented gal you are !
    This needs to go to the convention for all to see !
    Great project !

  12. OMG Lisa, this is the cutest ever! I would love to have seen your husband’s reaction. You hit it out of the park!

  13. absolutely adorable!! Great job!!

  14. perfect! love the new comments feature. easier to read!

  15. Great card for all the industrious men I know! Thank you

  16. Lisa, I told Mary and now I’m telling you…I LOVE this card! Great job, TFS

  17. Brilliant! My next year’s card! Thanks, Lisa!

  18. You nailed it with this card,lol. I think my son would love to get this card for his birthday.

  19. This is a totally awesome card! I can’t wait to start on mine for my special man! Thank you for the directions. I love how you make a hard looking card simpler to take on with your steps, measurements, and tidbits of info to make it look more rustic! By the age of your card, I’m coming in late. But tools are timeless in my household!

  20. I am making this for my husband – he has his own handyman business. I know how you made the 2×3 silver piece in the back, but what tool does it represent?? I can’t quite grasp that one! Thanks for your help!

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