Friday, May 31, 2013

Tool Bench Card

This is a card I made for my Father-in-law.  He is Mr. Fix It!  If you know someone who fits that description, it would also make a wonderful Father's Day card for them too.  I also wanted to demonstrate the versatility of ScrappyDew files.  About a week ago I showed you this card that I made using their Tool Box Bundle Package SVG files.  I really like how that one turned out with the detailing on the tools.  For this one, I decided to just use the silhouettes of the same tools to go for a completely different look.
I cut the tools out of black cardstock 2 times each and glued them on top of each other so they would be a bit thicker.  The background paper is from DCWV's Boyhood stack which is a 8.5x11" stack.
I created the workbench by using the Vintage collection paper by Core'dinations and embossed it with a woodgrain embossing folder, sanded it, then used brown chalk around the edges.  I added two brads that look like screws and tied two cotton twine pieces around it.  I popped it up with foam tape.

I hope you have a wonderfully crafty day!

Chosen winner at Pink By Design!
Chosen Star Crafter at LEJ Designs!

Entering here:
May 31 Hiding In My Craft Room
May 31 DL Art Thankful Thursday
May 31 Ribbon Carousel
May 31 Every Day is an Occasion

May 31 Chalk N Stock (brown chalk around the tool bench and sentiment)
June 1 Creative Inspirational Paint
June 2 LEJ Designs
June 2 Craft Your Passion (twine is 100% cotton)
June 2 Pink By Design
June 3 Amusing Challenge
June 4 Paper Pretties Blog
June 5 Delightful Sketches
June 5 C.R.A.F.T. Challenge
June 6 Crafts 4 Eternity (brown, blue, brads)
June 7 My Sheri Crafts
June 7 Clearly iStamp
June 7 Lisa Somerville
June 5 Word Art Wednesday
June 9 Pause, Dream, Enjoy
June 9 Creative Card Crew
June 9 Paper Playtime
June 9 Craftin Desert Diva's
June 10 Victorine Originals
June 12 Cut It Up
June 12 Paper Crafting journey
June 13 Cardz TV


  1. Awesome guy card Beth I have to get making one real soon, like probably today thanks for your inspiration. I really like your patterned papers.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes May Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  2. Great card. I love how you added the tool silhouettes on top of the tool paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz TV.

  3. Beth, thanks for joining in over at MSC this time with out Fathers Day/embossing challenge.
    You made a great card for us and yes we must all know someone that fits the bill lol.


  4. Wonderful card, so masculine. Love the paper, perfect match with the tools.
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew


  5. Fabulous male card, love your layout and all those die cuts. Thank you for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity. Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

    Evie DT.

  6. GREAT card, love the die cuts.....Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  7. Beth this is really a great card. Gluing the tools really gave them a great look. I personally like the little string cross on the sentiment.
    Thank you so much for taking time out your day to post your beautiful art with us again this week, at Word Art Wednesday,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Fabulous card-- I definitely need to look into getting this paper so I can borrow this awesome card design! Thank you so much for creating with us at CardzTV!

  9. I thought that was wood paper on the that you made it! I love those screw brads for masculine cards! I also like the silhouettes on top of the patterned paper.

    Thank you for playing with us at Clearly iStamp - Father's Day Challenge. Regular scheduled challenges will begin on June 21st with new and exciting stuff! Hope to see you there!!

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT

  10. Sucha perfect Father's Day card. I love the images. Such a cute idea. Thansk for joining us at Clearly iStamp.
    Nancy Guest Designer

  11. Very good card. Love the wood look at the bottom edge. Glad you could join us at paper Playtime

  12. Great tool bench love the wood! Thanks for joining us at Clearly iStamp for the Father's Day challenge. Dawn Frost guest DT.

  13. Fabulous creation, great layout & the DP is perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  14. Wonderful Father's Day card! Great embossing! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  15. Very masculine Beth - 2nd only to a sympathy card to make in my opinion! Love the embossed wood grain and the "screws" - nice touch. Welcome to the “Natural Materials” Monday Challenge... the twine fits perfectly for this.
    Good luck in the Challenge and I hope we see more of your work next week!
    Design Team - Craft Your Passions
    RubberMAD (

  16. The silhouettes look wonderful on that background paper. A perfect set!

    Thanks for linking to Cut it Up Challenges!

  17. Wonderful card and perfect for the challenge, thanks for joining CTVS!

  18. Cute Father's Day card and thank you for joining us at Chalk N Stock this month.

  19. This is perfect! Thanks for joining us for our natural elements challenge at CYP.
    DT CYP

  20. Gorgeous card and image, thanks for sharing.


  21. A fantastic card!! Awesome job!! Love it!!

    Thank you for playing at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  22. love your card!
    Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

    Cut One Designs by Robin

  23. Very cool card!!!! Look at all those challenges!
    Thanks for joining us at CardzTV
    Jennifer DT

  24. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  25. Great card! Like the "wood" look on the bottom. Thanks for playing along with us at Cut It Up! ~Tami

  26. Hi Beth, I love that Man Tools also and I put on my card also but I dont have the one like on your card...I love the silhouette tools and the DP are yummy...great job you have done...

    I am also joining the Paper Crafting Journey Challenge, my card is number 175, would you mind to come and see it on my blog, and I would be happy if you could leave me some love...happy sunday...Hugs, Monika

  27. What a beautiful card. Backing paper is just great. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Crafting Journey. Iwona

  28. WONDERFUL! Love the tools perfect father's day card. Thanks so much for joining the ctvs challenge. Karen