Mechanics Toolbox

Hi Stampers. I am excited to share today’s card with you.  Some of you may have seen my Carpenters toolbox card I made for my husband last Father’s Day.  You can see that post here.  I put that design in my Etsy store, while some purchased the Carpenters toolbox, someone contacted me ad requested I make it a mechanics tool box.  With a little help from my Silhouette Cameo, I made it happen!

Mechanics Toolbox fancy fold card made by Stampin' Up! demo Lisa Ann Benard of Queen B Creations

The 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 (the bottom two are 2.5″ x 1″ and the top two are 2.5″ x .75″) 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 glue, using the fine-tip glue pen.  The drawers were then adhered to the card base with snail adhesive.

For the mechanics tools and the wheel rim, I downloaded some cut files and cut them out with my Silhouette cameo using Silver Foil card stock.  I used a circle framelit for the tire and glued the rim onto it with the fine-tip glue pen.  For the creeper – I used a 3.75″ x 2.5″ piece of Soft Suede card stock and stamped the Hardwood background stamp on to it with Soft Suede ink.  I trimmed 1/4″ off of each side and sponged a little more Soft Suede ink on them using the sponge dauber and then glued them to each side of the “creeper”.  For the pillow I cut a small rectangle of Basic Black card stock and rounded the corners with the Project Life Corner Punch.  For the wheels to the “creeper” I punched out two 1/2″ circles  of Basic Black.  I glued them to the “creeper” with glue dots and trimmed them off with paper snips.  I then glued all the parts to the card base using a combination of the glue dots and the fine tip glue pen.

So, there you have it – an affordable toolbox for the carpenter or mechanic in your life!  If you want to recreate the card, I’ve included the PDF tutorial and a list of the supplies used below.  If you need an of the supplies, the gallery of products used links direct to my online store.  I would LOVE to be YOUR Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Happy Stamping,
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