Colorful Toolbox Essentials Cardmaking Ideas
Hello crafty friends! It’s Rachel Alvarado from RachelAlvaradoDesigns.com. I am so happy to be back for another guest post on the Spellbinder’s blog! I have three projects to share with you today that feature the new Toolbox Essentials Collection by Nancy McCabe.
Toolbox Pop-up Card
For my first card, I created a fun mini toolbox pop-up card. To start, I first created my toolbox base using some Kraft Card Stock, a paper trimmer, a scoring board, and some adhesive.
Box Card Measurements:
- Cut 2 strips of kraft card stock to 6” x 1 ¾”
- Score each piece at 1.5” and 5.5” on the long side
- Adhere pieces together by adding adhesive to the ½ tab on each piece to form a rectangular-shaped box.
- Die cut 2 arches from the Essential Arches Etched Dies and attach on each end of box. Make sure to use the arch that measures 1 ½” across the base to fit the sides of the box exactly.
- Cut another strip of kraft card stock to 4 ¾” x 1/4” and score at 3/8”from each end. (This strip will be the handle of the toolbox and will attach between the top of the two arches.)
- Cut inner shelves at 4 ¾” x 1” and score at 3/8” from each side to form tabs
I also added 3 more strips of kraft card stock to the front of my toolbox that I had run through my die-cutting machine with the wood etched die that is included in the A Cut Above the Rest Sentiments Clear Stamps & Dies Set. This gives the pieces a faux wood grain that subtly adds to the card. Each strip measures at 4” x ½” and were added to the front of my toolbox with some 3D foam adhesive tape to give them some added dimension.
Next, I used the super cute All the Tools Etched Dies with a variety of colored card stock pieces as well as some Mirror Silver Card Stock to create my tools. I added each tool to the inside shelves of my toolbox with some liquid adhesive. Lastly, I used my hot foil machine to add my sentiment from the Nailed It Hot Foil Plates onto a strip of Lagoon Card Stock. This card measures at 4” across by 1 ½” wide and stands approximately 3.5” tall. It folds flat to fit into a standard 5×7 envelope for mailing.
Rainbow Hot Foil Card
For my second project, I created a simple thank you card using the Nailed It Glimmer Hot Foil Plates along with the A Cut Above the Rest Sentiment Stamps. I used some Mini Rainbow Glimmer Hot Foil to hot foil my images onto a 5.25” x 4” piece of Snowdrift Card Stock.
I then layered it onto a 5.5” x 4.25” top-folding, horizontal card base that I had cut from a piece of Waterfall Card Stock. Lastly, I stamped my sentiment with some Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto the top right corner of my card and added some pink enamel dots for extra interest.
#1 Helper Paintbrush Card
For my last project, I used the cute little paintbrush die from the All the Tools Etched Dies Set to create a fun rainbow-themed card. I simply die-cut my pieces from different pieces of colored card stock and assembled them together with some liquid adhesive. Next, I trimmed a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock to 4” x 5.25” and lightly blended the top center portion of it with some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink.
I then layered this piece with a top-folding, vertical A2 card base that I had cut from some Teal Topaz Card Stock. Next, I stamped my sentiment onto the lower center portion of my card with some black ink. To finish my card, I lastly adhered my paintbrushes with some 3d foam squares to give them a pop of dimension.
Thanks so much for taking the time to drop by! I hope you enjoyed my cards today! If you liked these cards and want some more inspiration, feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM page.
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Copic White Paint.
Love the technics and also seen the fsc girls do theirs on YouTube! wish I could afford to get them, and my Birthday is the 21st of March.
Congratulations, Rachel! Great cards!
These are so much fun! I have the dies and can’t wait to play with them. Many thanks for the inspiration of the last few posts! xx