Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Direction for Father's Day Toolbox

This toolbox was super easy to put together. What takes time is attaching the letters "HAPPYFATHERSDAY" and embellishments. This box has no embellishments.

1. You will need two sheets of standard 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock, a few strips of designer paper (or scraps you really want to use up), & big brads (2) - optional.

2. With the first cardstock, you will make the base of the toolbox. Cut a 1/2" off the paper to create a 8" x 11" paper. Score 2" on all sides. Cut on two sides and attach flaps to create a small rectangular box (6" x 4" x 2") using the double sided sticky tape.
3. Using the second sheet of cardstock, you will make all the other parts of the box. Cut at 2.5" then remeasure and cut at 5" . This will give you three rectacgles with the measurements 8.5" x 2.5", 8.5" x 3.5", and 8.5 x 5".
4. With the first piece (8.5" x 2.5"), you will make the handle. Score every 1/2" (hamburger fold) then 3/4" on each sides. Cut out the small portion on the sides as shown (this part will attach to the box). Fold and assemble.5. With the second piece (8.5" x 3.5"), you will make the divider. My divider is shorter but you can make it taller. Cut the strip at 1/2" so the measurement is 8.5" x 3". Score at 3/4" on each sides (this part will attach to the box).6. With the last piece (8.5" x 5"), you will make the sides of the tool box. Cut off 1/2" so the piece is 8" x 5". Cut again in half to give two rectangle pieces 4" x 5". Cut them so it looks like tags. Height of the tool box is 5" and you can shape the sides any way you want. If you like you can even leave the sides as rectangles. Lower height (rectangle part) of the sides is 3".7. Assemble the toolbox then add the embellishements, designer papers, and cut out letters. A gold brad is added inside the handle to keep the handle intact. For the dimensions for designer paper - make two pieces just smaller than 7" x 2" for the front and back panels and one just smaller than 7" x 1/2" for the handle.

When all the goodies inside are gone, it can be used as a desktop organizer. Maybe I will place a picture of our family somewhere. Almost forgot, I added a coupon book for my husband, too.

Father's Day Gift - Leslie's Stampin Up Party

I had no idea what to get my husband for Father's Day. Well, Leslie came to the rescue. Her projects for this month were Father's Day gifts. Hooray! My favorite is the tool box. Isn't it so cute? Of course in a very masculine way. I will upload the direction to make the tool box in the next posting. I added some of my husbands favorite snacks (not in the picture)- corn nuts, sunflower seeds, and beef jerky. I hope he likes them.

Other than the tool box, we made a Father's Day Card (we used Sizzix textuz plate to create the texture on the chocolate paper)

one scrapbook page and a candy box (with matchbox die from Sizzix) - don't have the picture for that. It was a lot of fun. Thanks, Leslie.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Baby Shower Gift

I saw this baby shower gift idea at Jan Tapler's blog. She made a matching card, box, and an onesie for her co-worker's baby shower. I thought it was just so brilliant so I gave it a try.

Well, the card and the bag wasn't too hard but the onesie..... was another story. I had a really hard time using the iron-on transfer paper. Out of five, two onesies survived. The transfer paper kept sticking to the parchment paper instead of the onesie when I followed the direction given. So... I flipped the tranfer paper over. The image did stick but looked so pale. :-( Notice I did not take pictures of them.

I emailed Jan and she told me I have to try them out a few times to get everything just right. Also, living in Hawaii, the humidity really does not help as well with the process. Jan, thanks for all your tips. Check out Jan's website for her beautiful work.

Handmade cards from my hubby

See these cards. My husband brought them for me today. Aren't they lovely?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Couple of Simple Cards

I made couple of really simple cards for a challenge at SOA (Stamping Out Alzheimer) but ended up not uploading it there. The challenge was to create a card using one color, one stamp, one embellishment and one ribbon. Pretty simple, huh. I like the way they came out. I used white stazon.