Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Toolbelt card and jeans pocket card

How Stinkin' cute is this!
It is a toolbelt card with tools and the belt buckle actually works so the belt can be opened and closed.

 



The belt can go in the front or in the back.



I used tan colored cardstock and TH Distress ink (Antique Linen & Frayed Burlap) to make the paper look like real leather. I added stitches with white embroidery floss.
(mu first draft of this card just had white stitchmarks from a pen but the embroidery floss looks much better IMO)
Then I added miny brads to the corners of the pockets to replecate the grommets in a real tool belt.
I considered using eyelets but did not want to go dig through my stash to find them...LOL.

I went back and added stitchmarks to the cut file. It took FOREVER to get them just right. (which is why I did not post for a week and missed out on all the fun challenges this past week :(
All in all, I have to admitt it was worth the effort.




And what is a tool belt without tools...


I even added an accessory loop on the side for the hammer!
(My dear husband gets credit for that idea)

If you look really close, you can see all the little bity holes I added to the handle of the hammer!
I am not sure whether or not that is hard on the digital cutter, but how cute is that!

Can you tell I am excited about this project? Actually some of that excitement is just from FINALLY being through with it :)

Oh, and underneath all that cutness is a card...LOL...I almost forgot about that part :)

Oh, yeah! That is what this project started out as...a card...ha-ha


I ended up making several of these so I put one up in my new Etsy store. I also put the svg files and pdf templates for the card on Etsy. You can see them here.

But don't worry, I am not sending you home empty handed...

After making the pockets for the toolbelt card, I started thinking how cute a pocket on jeans would look.



Sooo cute!
Of coarse, I had to make something to go into the pocket...





A key chain for dad. (actually you could put anything on this key chain so the possibilites are endless.)
I twisted the edges of the middle layer of the keychain to make it look more realistic.
I cut a slit in the round part of the ring so the key would fit onto it, then covered up the slit with the tab on the keychain.


I just happened to have some denium patterned paper that I stashed away several years ago.
(I confess to hoarding paper)
I also had a little bit of bandana material left over from a project I did a few years ago.
(ok, I hoard all kinds of craft stuff, but how else would I be able to make this cute little card???)






This pocket would be great for cash or gift cards. I can just picture a sling shot and a toy rubber snake hanging out of the pocket too. (OH, I should have added a little red tab on the side of the pocket!)

I forgot to mention the wrench in the card was from my toolbelt card. I included it in the pocket card acessories.

Here is the link for the free cut files and PDF's .


Thanks for hanging in there for this really long post and for sharing in my excitement over these two cards.
Happy Crafting!

I am entering these cards in :
the Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge : Father's Day or Praising our heavenly Father.
Scripture: Ephesians 6:2-4 (NRSV) "Honor your father and mother"--this is the first commandment with a promise: {3} "so that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth." {4} And, fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

and the My Craft Spot Challenge : Project for Dad

20 comments:

Kim said...

I'm loving dropping by to see what you have come with next!! Love your tool belt and picket!
~Kim

Lisa R. said...

Fabulous! I love these manly creative cards! Thanks for the free file.

Rhonda Emery said...

this is too stinking cute great cards

Joy said...

The tool belt is just too cute !! Love the hammer..it looks so real! The blue jeans pocket is cute too! Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot !
Joy

LUV2SCRAP said...

I love it so darn cute. I was looking for tools in an SVG thank. You also for the Scripture Love it when we share the word on our Blogs. God Bless!!!

Missy said...

Oh, my goodness these are darling---great Father's Day cards!!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [16 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

jennyplace2 said...

WOW! Your cards are one of a kind, I love popping into your blog just to see what you have been up to! Amazing job! Thanks for joining in the challenge at My Craft Spot.

Davi said...

WOWZER Jani this is a fabulous creation!! I love the tool belt. Too stinkin cool! What man wouldnt love it!! The jean pocket is wonderful also ;)

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Family/Mom/Dad/Daughter/Grandma,Grandpa,etc... Theme post on Jun. 16, 2011. Thanks again.

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Soooo cute! Love the tool belt and the pocket card! Wow!! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

Jean said...

This is adorable!! I love them both.

Kate said...

These are SO clever and look fantastic! Great job with both of them!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Rush'd Lady said...

How cute! I love shape cards too! Looks like you had fun making these.

Thienly Azim said...

Your card is just so amazing! I LOVE your work - I'm so impressed!I LOVE all the details!

Anna Dawn said...

This is awesome! It looks so realistic! I love the stitching details and the brads on it! Your projects really inspire me! Thanks for the free files too!

Nelly said...

Totally GREAT man cards! You catch my eyes!!!

Amy C said...

Super cute and creative!! I love the stitching. Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot.

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Congrats on making Top 3 at My Craft Spot!

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