Check out the details on this slimline Father’s Day tool box card!

I had SUCH a blast adding all the realistic details on this fabulous Father’s Day tool box card and I can only imagine how the dads who may receive this card will feel when they see them all. Never fear, though! I am sharing loads of details and PRO TIPS to help you recreate all the rich and realistic touches so read on and know that you CAN make this card!

A Father's Day tool box card on a slimline base to make room for all the delicious realistic details in the wood box, the silver and red tools and all the textural elements.

Slimline Card Base

  • Use white cardstock to cut an 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base, place it on the Scor-Pal with the 7.00″ side along the top of the board and score down the center at 3.50″.
  • Use red and white cardstock to cut the two largest dies from the Slimline Nested Stitch set.
  • Secure the white layer and Dad Phrases sentiment in the MISTI, apply black ink to the stamp and stamp the sentiment.
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back of the white layer and attach it to the larger red layer.
  • Adhere strips of mounting tape to the back of the layers and attach them to the card base.  

Tool Box and Tools

  • Use woodgrain cardstock to cut the Tool Box pieces.
  • Color the tool box parts using a wet baby wipe and brown ink.
  • Attach the pieces together using glossy accents. 
  • Use red and metallic gray cardstock to cut the Tools.  Note:  I used a retired Cuttle Bug embossing folder to emboss the red cardstock to add texture before cutting the tools.
  • Adhere the tool sections together using glossy accents.

An up close look at a detail on a slimline Father's Day tool box card with a woodgrain finish on the box, silver metal for the tools and a red waffle grip on the handles.

Finish the Card

  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the tool box.
  • Connect four of the tools to the mounting tape on the back of the tool box.  Pro Tip:  Attaching the tools to strips of mounting tape on the back of the tool box creates dimension and interest.
  • Apply double stick tape to the back of the tools and attach the whole tool box to the card base.
  • Use small pieces of mounting tape to attach the remaining tools to the card base.

A detail peek at a handmade slimline Father's Day tool box card with silver metallic finish for the tools and a red waffle grip for the handles.

Coming up with masculine card ideas can be way more difficult than feminine card ideas.  The Tools and Tool Box are perfect sets to have on hand for any occasion.  Check out these posts to see more Tool Box Inspiration. You may also want to check out the Golf Cart, Golf Bag and Golf Phrases (linked below) for more masculine card products.  

 
5326D Slimline Nested Stitch Die
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5409-01D Tool Box Die
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5409-02D Tools Die
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3419 Dad Phrases
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Are you sold?  Are you going to make this Father’s Day tool box card for your own favorite dad-person? Be patient, let the dies do the work and remember, however yours comes out, it will be perfect because it’s about the love that goes into making it more than whether or not it looks like what you pictured it would be!