Friday, June 2, 2023

Father's Day Toolbox Gift Holder and a Process Video

As soon as I saw the Hey Handsome collection I knew I wanted to make something fun for this coming Father's Day. I made this Toolbox Gift Card Holder along with a coordinating Double Z-Fold Card and demonstrated both of them at a retreat this weekend. I love how these came out and am excited to share the directions for the Toolbox here with you. I will be sharing the directions for the card in a follow up post.

I am including a link to a downloadable PDF with instructions as well as a process video at the end of this blog post. The PDF contains cutting diagrams along with more detailed instructions on the cutting, preparation, and assembly of this gift card holder.

To create this purse you will need 1 piece of cardstock for the toolbox and a smaller piece for the decorations and handle. I prefer to use a heavier weight cardstock such as 60lb for my paper crafting projects.  You will also need a 12" trimmer, a scoring platform or blade for the trimmer, strong adhesive, and a Velcro dot.

Cut the main cardstock into the following pieces:

  • 4 1/4" x 4 5/8" for the lid
  • 4" x 6" for the base
  • 3 1/2" x 3 1/4" (2 pieces) for the sides

Cut the accent cardstock into the following pieces:

  • 1/2" x 12" (2 pieces) for the straps
  • 2" x 2" for the handle

Score the cardstock pieces according to the following diagram. On the side pieces and handle piece cut away the grey areas as shown.

On the two side pieces cut the angled tops by marking 1 1/8" in from either end along the top of the piece using a ruler and pencil. The cut at an angle from the mark to the corner of the tab and side as shown.

Place strong adhesive on the front of the tabs on the side pieces and on the back of the lid and handle pieces as shown.

Remove the backing from the adhesive on the side tabs and adhere to the base as shown. Working your way around the base, adhere each tab.

Remove the backing from the adhesive on the lid and adhere to the base. The lid will slightly overhang the base.

Remove the backing from the handle and fold to secure. Adhere the handle to the top of the lid. Add a Velcro dot behind the front of the lid and secure to the front of the base to provide closure.

Decorate the toolbox with straps along with a clasp on the front and add some details using a Gold Paint Marker.

There are so many fun ways to decorate this toolbox and so many uses for it! Have fun!

There are so many ways you can add your own details to this fun purse. Try adding some faux-stitching to the handles and straps. You can even emboss the cardstock on either (or both) the purse or straps and handles to give it a textured look. You can even add some metal embellishments for the clasp and at the end of the handles. The possibilities are endless!

Click here for the downloadable PDF of instructions. You can also watch the process video below.

Supplies list:

X7292C - Hey Handsome Coordinating Cardstock

Z5024 - Adhesive Tape

Z4579 - Liquid Gold Metallic Paint Markers

I hope you enjoy using these directions to send some gifts to the wonderful dads in your life!

Thanks for stopping by! 

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