Sunday, April 29, 2018

Tim The Tool Man

Back again on the Dies R Us Blog 

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 by Gina K Designs, Pleasant Plurals in Pacific Blue ink.  

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

This card will also be entered into the Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes!

Here's What I used:

Tutti Designs - Cross Stitch Nesting Rectangles

Tutti Designs - Dies - Tools

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  3. Hi, Donna! Many more happy celebrations to your BIL - he will enjoy the tiny details so meticulously put together in your amazing creation. I love this! My hubby would like it, too. Not sure what happened to my other comments, but I changed browsers and my other test comment went through, so doing this comment know - THANK YOU for sharing your wonderful talent and always wowing my heart with great inspiration and love! hugs, de

  4. You could take this set of real looking tools anywhere! Where is the toolbox? You are so clever. Love this masculine card. Tim the tool man is going to love this.

  5. A fabulous card for any DIY-er! Love the tool set, such a great collection :-) xx

  6. This is SO AWESOME Donna! Your tools look so real and what a perfect card for a handy-man! And, his name is Tim! PERFECT!! Wonderful inspiration ... thanks my friend!

  7. Fabulous tool time design! I was thinking along the same lines for my Father's Day cards this year for the fathers in my family. I love the way you did yours especially with the chipboard, card stock and the silver paper. They look so realistic!

  8. FANTASTIC!!! perfect card for a handy kind of guy. Foiling the tools makes them look so real. HB to your BIL

  9. My husband would love this. He's a tool guy too!

  10. This is so stinkin' cool, and perfect for a Tom derivative. Tim is gonna love it, that foiled card stock is THE BOMB!!! Great design too, I have to say I really, REALLY love this!!!

  11. perfect for him, I just love the foil papers on these tools, terrific masculine card!

  12. Great tool time card. Love the screws on the corners and the stitched die. I just finished a tool card too for my favorite BIL.