One of the first things that comes to mind when I think of tools is a childhood memory of the pegboard covered wall in the garage with hanging tools. So, it is the first thing I wanted to recreate with the Build It Framelits when I got them.
I decided not to use any of the tool stamps in the bundle to create this card I wanted to focus on just the Build It Framelits. I cut everything in silver foil paper first. Then because I was just using the framelits, the saw & other dies had to get a few modifications.
- The Soft Suede handle of the saw was cut by first cutting as is, then moving the die so the outside cut of the handle would remove the teeth-end of the saw and in the process create that nice curved edge.
- This handle was layered over the silver foil saw.
- Then silver foil circles (from the Owl Builder Punch) were added.
- Also, since the saw die creates a flat edge, I had to use my Stampin’ Up! Snips in order to create the jagged edge of the saw and to cut tops off the screws to create a flat nails.
- Lastly, the Snips were used to trim pieces from the screws to make the screwdriver handle highlights.
My paper piercing tool & piercing mat came in very handy with this project…
Many hammers I’ve owned & used have black grip handle; the paper piercing tool recreates this look well.
Recreate the pegboard by using your paper piercing tool, the piercing mat, and grid paper. Place your card stock between the grid and piercing mat and push the pointed piercing tool through the layers; No need to go very deep into the piercing mat-you just need to go through your grid paper & card stock fully.
*Note: If you use your piercing mat as a stamping mat also, flip it over and use the back side to pierce as you will get holes from piercing. Then you’ll have a flat stamp side/bumpy piercing side in the future.
The last use of the paper piercing tool was to turn the circles, which are cut out when the hexagon nuts are cut, into screws (as you would see from a top view). By gently brushing the edge (not pointy end!) of the paper piercing tool over the silver foil paper you can create the indents.
Adding silver metallic thread also adds a wire look to the project.
To finish the inside I put the ruler at the top (trimmed down the size to fit) and a few die cuts I had leftover.
I didn’t use any stamps on this project at the point it was photographed, but the banner area created with the Build It dies on the front of the card left me room to stamp a sentiment with Black Stazon later (careful, foil paper can be slippery, but Stazon works best).
I’ll be showing more projects with these dies and the matching stamps which can be bundled for a discounted price. Some projects will not be construction or tool projects either.
My tip to anyone who has plans to purchase the Build It Framelits or bundled set is to order it now. Get it BEFORE Father’s Day gets close and it sells more. Frequently, Easter, Mother’s Day & Father’s Day items (and other holidays too) sell more as the event dates approach. This often causes sell-outs or back order delays. So, you know that old saying…”The early bird gets the worm.” …If you want it in time, buy early!
Until next time…