Apr 29, 2018

Tim The Tool Man

Good Morning, Donna Phelan back again. 

Today I am sharing a masculine birthday card I have made for my brother in law, Tim.  He's a handy kind of guy, just like his brother!  ;)

I started by adding some great texture to my card base panel, using a Darice Chevrons Embossing Folder.  Have you checked out the variety of Embossing Folders we now carry in the Dies R Us Store?  Go ahead, I'll wait! 

I then cut a piece of white card stock using the Tutti Designs Cross Stitch Nesting-Rectangles, this made for a great focal panel to place my Tutti Designs Dies Tools.  I only used 5 of them, but this set comes with 6...that's SIX Tools, 2 different sized Nails and a Bolt die....that is an amazing set for such a low, low price!!!

I cut my Tools 3 times each.  Once from chipboard, colored  and glitter card stock and foiled paper.  Then I just assembled them all together.  Added a few 'screw' brads and stamped my Happy Birthday sentiment in Pacific Blue ink.  

I also backed my focal panel with Fun Foam to give it some dimension and a nice sturdy feel.

Here's What I used:

Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles

Tutti Designs - Dies - Tools

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  1. Fantastic, Donna! Those tools look authentic cut from the silver metallic! Perfect masculine card.

  2. You could take this set of real looking tools anywhere! Where is the toolbox? You are so clever. Love this masculine card.

  3. Awesome masculine make w/fab dies!

  4. This is AWESOME! Those tools look real! Great job and fabulous inspiration! Thanks!

  5. A perfect card for the perfect tool guy!! LOVE what you have done with this die set, the foiled paper is GENIUS!!!


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