Tool bench pop-up card
Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 20 Jul, 2016
Everyone’s got a DIY-extraordinaire in their lives; let’s face it, most men love their toolbox. Make an impressive three-dimensional notelet for them, using the teeny metal tools to add that extra wow-factor.
1. Select a card blank and trim a paper rectangle to the same width and 4" tall. Score along the width, 1cm from each top and bottom edge – these will form tabs to attach to the card base. Measure 1.5" down from the top score line, score across again and fold all three (with a mountain fold).
2. Cut out the middle section, up to 1" below the second score line, to make legs. Run a layer of glue along the top and bottom tabs and stick into the corner of the card blank. Trim a light brown piece of paper to the same shape as the table top, but 1cm wider (to make 0.5cm tabs on each side). Glue into position. Adhere wooden plank-effect paper to the front and create drawers from kraft cardstock. Ink the edges of each and add brads to look like handles.
3. Cut a square of adhesive cork and mark little dots all over the back in 5cm intervals. Punch a hole in each dot and secure mini tool charms through a few with brads. Mount onto white cardstock and fix to the card front with double-sided tape. Create a sentiment with alphabet thicker stickers and attach to the cork with 3D foam pads. Smudge a little brown ink on the table top and stick a few tool charms with silicone glue.
4. Trim another square of cork and mat it onto a panel of white cardstock. Punch a vintage brad through each corner and adhere to the card. Make up a ‘Mr amazing’ decoupage and stick in the centre.
Project, how-to instructions and photography by PDT member Geraldine Carruthers (docrafts gallery @ger76).
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