Monday, June 18, 2012

A Tool Card and Box Gift

DH's Cousin had a milestone b'day celebration this weekend. I decided to make this cool card and the tool box to match. Cousin Larry is very handy around the house so this worked out well as the gift for him.  Both the card and the tool box is a SCAL cutting file from using my Silhouette machine to cut the images. The cut files used are from SVGcuts Cliff's Clubhouse Cards: Workshop Card and My Day with Dad svg collection. Finished box size is 3" x 5-7/8" x 3-1/4".
The card was really quick and simple to make. I added the handles and some tool details to the card. All the pieces are sponged with SU Close to Cocoa ink. The level has clear acetate that was colored using Copic YR04 Chrome Orange..looks realistic, eh? Only the peg board is popped with dimensionals........finishing touch is tied twine at the fold.
Card inside: stamped image is from retired SU It's your Birthday set and the "60" is from Stampendous Fifteen Candles stamp set. edges also sponged with SU Close to Cocoa ink.
Here is the tool box: A silver gel pen around the handles and front latch. The latch is popped with dimensionals.  The front panel is embossed using Cuttlebug Diamond Plate folder. Wooden measuring stick is from Maya Road - sponged it with SU Close to Cocoa ink. "Larry" is cut using Liza Display Pro font and my Silhouette Cutting machine. 
Top of the tool box:
And, inside: Inside I made an additional tray to hold some paper tools.  The lining inside the tray is also embossed with the Cuttlebug Diamond Plate folder and sponged with SU Close to Cocoa ink. The tools were fun to make and also sponged with ink.
Remove the tray to reveal: Almond Roca sweets!!!! This fits 20 pieces.
Tray details: to pull out the tray, handles made using 1-1/4" and 3/4" punched circles

Bottom of the tool box:
This was a fun project to complete. The tool box was really quick. did a GREAT job in making this cut file so easy to assemble. Thank you Mary & Leo (from Hope you enjoyed this and have a great fun crafty day!


Carrie K said...

This is fabulous!! Fantastic job!

Jan Castle said...

What a 'yummy' tool box!!!

CreativeRich said...

Wow, that's an awesome toolbox. It puts my toolbox to shame.

Gina said...

Priceless! He'll keep it forever.

Ali said...

This is fabulous Brilliant work..
Plastic Cards

Whimcees said...

Hi Patti!

This is a wonderful project! Beautifully done! I envy you the cutting machine (sigh) - maybe some day! :<) Wishing you a happy day today!


Barbara Diane

Loves Happy Hour said...

this is so nice!! you always have great projects!

thanks for sharing

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Kit said...

Ideas for Masculine presents are always always but this is a really great project! Love the details you put into both the card and toolbox

eunice said...

This has got to be the BEST papercrafted GUY gift I've ever seen! I'm definitely gonna hafta try making this for my dad...he's a retired carpenter, and I'm sure he will love this. Patti you did an incredible job of making this toolbox look so real and so much fun!

Lowie said...

Very nice gift for my Dad, i will surely purchase 2 for my self works and for my dad ;)