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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Grandad's Tool Set

This is the first card I've been asked to make for Father's Day and it's for a colleague's son to give his Grandad on Fathers Day.

The tools for this card were a free download from the Papercraft Inspirations magazine issue 87 where they have got a complete tool box project.  The tools have been decoupaged and had Amazing Glaze added to them before mounting them onto a Spellbinders Nestability - labels 11, distressing the edges with Tim Holtz Distressing Ink - weathered wood - and adding brads.

The backing paper was made using the same download as above and I have created my own paper.  This has been mounted onto a darker blue paper, distressing the edges as before, then using my Crop a Dile to put eyelets in each corner and adding faux stitching around the outside edge.

The sentiment has been generated using the PC.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cards 4 Men - for someone special
Crafty Cardmakers - embossing
Happileigh Scrappin' - stitching
Stamp R Us - going digital
There's Magic In The Air - embossing
Cooking It Up With Katie - stamp me a letter with brads
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - anything goes
Sew Many Cards - anything goes


  1. oh it's a brill card, love it!

  2. GReat card - love that nestie x
    Thanks for joining in with us at cooking it up with Katie this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  3. Wonderfully done. Love the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

  4. Very cool card, thank you for joining us over at Cards for Men.


  5. how very cute! Great card! Thanks for entering the challenge this week at There's Magic In The Air!

    May Guest Designer

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  7. This is so cute! I love those tools! Thanks for joining us at Penny's!

  8. What a great card for a father or grandfather! I love those tools and your faux stitching around the diecut! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!

  9. This is just fabulous! I love the colors...great job making a male themed card.

    Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin'!

    xx Star

  10. I love the little tools and the matching DP! Thanks for playing along with our 'Someone Special' challenge at Cards for Men and good luck!
    Hugs, Alison x

  11. Love how the paper and image match. Great bright cheerful colors. Love this. Thanks for joining us at There's Magic in the Air.


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