Hello, my name is Nancy McCabe, also known as Nancy Stamps on YouTube and I am excited to share my first collection with Spellbinders, the Toolbox essentials release. At first glance, you might think this is only a masculine set, but don’t be fooled. This versatile set includes a sentiment stamp set for many occasions. This release consists of three parts, the Nailed It Glimmer plate, All the Tools essentials dies, and A Cut Above the Rest sentiment stamps.
In this collection, I started with the Nailed It Glimmer hot foil plate. Foiling has gained a lot of popularity in the last couple of years. It’s an easy way to add something special and unique to your project. It made sense to make the tools “foiled”. The Nailed It hot foil sentiment can be used with or separate from the background. The Nailed It Glimmer plate can be used on a horizontal or vertical card front.
All the Tools essential dies are a 25-piece set. I requested the dies be big enough to show detail but not too small to assemble. These tools can be cut from colored cardstock or white cardstock and colored easily. Spellbinders Nailed It!
I am enthusiastic about all the possibilities of using these everyday tools. If you have someone who is remodeling or moving into a new home, the paint roller and paintbrush dies pair well with the Spellbinders splatter embossing folder.
If you have someone who has helped build you up and supported you, tools are a great way to show appreciation on a card.
You can hot foil the Nailed It Glimmer plate in any color hot foil and then color the tools in with markers or colored pencils. If you aren’t into Hot foiling just yet, you can use the Spellbinders Platinum machine and Glimmer plate for a letterpress effect with ink brayered onto the plate and emboss it onto a piece of cardstock.
A Cut Above the Rest sentiment stamps are encouraging and can be used in many situations. They partner well with the Nailed It Glimmer plate and All the Tools Essential dies. You can even use the sentiments alone. They are perfectly sized for either the outside or inside card sentiments (or both).
There is an added bonus of a label die and mini woodgrain embossing plate. You can cut the label die and stamp your sentiment on it. The high-quality, clear photopolymer stamps make it easy to line up.
The woodgrain embossing plate can be used to make woodgrain planks or can be die-cut as a background for your label-stamped sentiment.
Let’s not forget the handy people in our lives, and Father’s Day is just a few months away. The ToolBox Essentials Collection is the perfect set for contractors, carpenters, plumbers, mechanics, and all-around fix-it fellas in our lives.