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!
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 –
For 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!