Thursday, 19 December 2013

Tool boxes

   I made my grand daughters Christmas crackers in which we would put some money for them to spend after Christmas, however I thought that my grand sons would prefer something a little more manly. I have made them little tool boxes which could be hung on the tree. They are printed using a My Craft Studio Papercraft Library CD ROM. I then used tattered lace dies to cut out the letters for the names.
   I used a Spellbinders holiday tree die to cut the core'dinations trees for the tags. These were matted onto white card which had been inked with distress ink. The Father Christmas stamp was from a Creative Stamping magazine and I coloured them using Promarkers and added glitter to the fur on the hats and coats. These were shaped slightlly before attaching them to the tag with glue gel. Two silver snowflakes were then added to each. The tags were attached to the tool boxes by tinsel.

   I would like to enter these into the following challenges:
   Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra - anything goes as long as it's Christmas
   Stampin With the Dragon - gifts and decorations
   Glitter n Sparkle - traditional Christmas colours
   Loves Rubber Stamps - anything goes
   Love To Create - anything goes
   The Paper Shelter - anything goes
   Creative Fingers - anything goes
   Scrapbook Stamp Society - anything goes + optional Christmas
   LEJ Designs - anything goes
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - use a stamp
   Crafting From The Heart - any thing goes
   Inky Impressions - merry Christmas
   Stamping Sensations - free and easy
   Crafty Catz - anything goes
   Here Come The Boys - anything goes for the boys
   Kaboodlle Doodles - Christmas colours
   Papertake -any Christmas project
   Penny Black and More - traditional Christmas colours
   Little Claire's Designs - make a gift
   Dream Valley - Christmas
   Crafting With Dragonflies - Christmas tags
   Whoopsi Daisy -anything Christmas
   Crafty Little Fairies - anything goes
   Eureka Stamps - it's starting to look like Christmas
   Cute Card Thursday - celebrations
   I Love Promarkers - more than one fold


  1. What a novel idea, and they look lovely. I am sure they will be a big hit. Thanks for joining us at SDD Challenge. Good Luck.

  2. Fabulous project. Thank You for Playing and sharing your creation with us at Here Come The Boys! Good Luck from Woo, Sharon, Teresa, Donna, Jacky, Ginny, Becky, Mojca, Mandz, Stacey & Helen x

  3. what great and wonderful tags crafty.

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  4. Great idea and love the little tool boxes and great Santa tags-thanks for joining us at Lej Designs
    Carol DT x

  5. Adorable. Thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps. Happy Holidays

  6. Fabulous idea - crackers and tool boxes! Love the Santa on these tags. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

  7. this is a very creative way to present some gifts to your grandchildren which i'm sure they will love. i like how you personalized them with their names. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  8. These are gorgeous and a fabulous idea thank you for joining us this week a Crafty Catz
    Hugs Dianne x DT

  9. What a really great idea for your Grandchildren, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  10. Great project! Love the idea! Thanks for playing at Glitter n Sparkle. Good luck. Hope to see you next time.

  11. Love the idea with the toolboxes. Thank you for joining Glitter 'n Sparkle challenge.
    Olga DT G'nS

  12. Great tags. Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps!

  13. What a clever idea to make toolboxes for your grandsons! I'm always looking for "manly" ideas that are still crafty and this project really nailed it. I'm sure they will love these and I'm so glad that you shared this wonderful concept with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!

  14. These are fabulous, such a great design and I love the image.
    Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Little Fairies Challenge.
    Sue xx

  15. Thanks for entering this lovely tags for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

  16. Lovely creations, I'm sure they liked their gifts.
    Thanks for sharing at Penny Black and more.
    Happy New Year;-))m

  17. What a fantastic idea, bet they loved them, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this fortnight and all the best for 2014
    Ruth x

  18. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenges at Creative Fingers and Whoopsi Daisy

  19. What an awesome idea! Great project/gift!
    Thank you for sharing your project with us at Love to Create Challenges this week.
    Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season & Happy New Year!
    Ruza, LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  20. Neat idea sweetie to make the boys these tool boxes !! Thanks for sharing them with us at Little Claires !!

    hugs Diane xx