A Toolbelt Birthday

March 4, 2010 at 10:00 am 2 comments

My husband celebrated his birthday last week, so I set to work to make a male-appropriate card for his birthday! I thought it would be best to use the Totally Tools set to make sure that it was “manly” enough for him (after he has thought many of my previous cards for men are too girly!)!

What do you think?! Is it manly enough?!

Well, it did pass the test and was well received! This was inspired by a few different Totally Tool ideas I have seen around the internet and I combined them to create this toolbelt.

To create the background, I just stamped my Really Rust inkpad directly onto the Real Red cardstock and then repeated it, holding the inkpad in different directions. This gives a great rough look for something a bit fun! Then I stamped the different tools and watercoloured them using a range of different inks – Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie and a little silver (non SU).

To make the toolbelt, I cut some rectangles of Close to Cocoa, rounded the corners and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip. I faux stitched the edges with my Paper Piercer and a Chocolate Chip marker.  I added some Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon to make the belt loops and a loop across the front and added some Vintage Brads to create another holder.

I thought the sentiment was funny too! 😉 This is from the bottom of one of the tool stamps and works well for someone who likes tools and tinkering around in the back shed!!

“Toolbelt Birthday”
Stamps: Totally Tools
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Silver (non SU)
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Aquapainter, Sponge Daubers, Antique Brads, Paper Piercer


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Janice Klass  |  March 4, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I LOVE THIS CARD!!!! Just brilliant… and I love the sentiment too. Might have to ask you very very very kindly if I can have a play with it at the next team day. xxx

  • 2. stampingelegance  |  March 5, 2010 at 7:49 am

    I am blown away Michelle this card is FANTASTIC! Great craft !!! Xxx


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Michelle Scott

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