The Right Tool for the Job

The secret to doing any job well is having the right tool for the job. If you need to masculine cards, scrapbook pages or gift packaging, the Trusty Tools bundle is the right tool to have in your toolbox.

The 16 piece Trusty Tool stamp set #163274 has all the tools and sentiments you need, and the coordinating 20 piece Trusty Tool dies #162722 has all the tools you’ll need for the handyman, or handywoman, in your life! BONUS – when you order the Trusty Tools Bundle #162723 you’ll Save 10% and qualify to get the Trusty Toolbox DSP FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

Let’s take a look at the products, then I’ll show you the project I made.

Trusty Tools Bundle

The stamp set and dies can be purchased separately or you can save 10% when you purchase the bundle!

Trusty Tools stamp set # 163274 – $24.00, Trusty Tools Dies #162722 $37.00, and the Trusty Tools Bundle # 162723 (Bundle & Save 10%) $ 54.74

Trusty Tools Bundle

When you purchase the Bundle during Sale-A-Bration, you can earn the Trusty Toolbox DSP for FREE! Look at all that coordination! Makes my heart happy!

Trusty Tools Trifecta! Trusty Tools Stamps, Dies & DSP

Did you know that many of the tools on this DSP can be cropped out with the dies?

Now I want to show you the card I made with this bundle.

Trusty Tools Awesome Hammer

My husband recently added some shelves in a closet for me. He used his drill, screwdriver and of course his tape measure. He also used his hammer to drive in a few nails to hang things on. This card was made to thank him, and I used the tape measure stamp, the screwdriver pattern of the DSP, and the dies to create the hammer. His hammer has a black handle, a red neck and a metal head. I was able to re-create his hammer out of paper. How cool, right?

I will probably get a lot of use out of this bundle. I’ll be sure to share any other cards I make with you. Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest to make sure you don’t miss anything.

Please be sure to share any pictures of projects you make using this bundle! I love to see what you make.

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A good friend of ours just retired after 39 years on the job.  A very festive Retirement Gala was held in his honor.  I know that Larry will be planning to spend alot of time on the golf course in his retirement (he had an 8 AM tee-time scheduled for the next morning!) so I made this card just for him.  Inside was a gift card to a local golf shop.


I don’t do too much punch art but I really had fun making this card, and it was so simple.  A piece of our new Soft Sky was used as the card base.  A piece of Wild Wasabi was repeatedly snipped with Paper Snips to create the grass look.  I ran a piece of Whisper White thru the Polka Dot textured embossing folder and used what would typically be the back, the depressed side, and punched it out to create the golf ball.  I hand snipped the Cherry Cobbler paper for the tee.  The Pennant punch created the flag which I mounted on a thin strip of Smokey Slate.  The clouds were punched with the Build-a-Cupcake punch.  A little bit of Smoky Slate was sponged around the edges of the clouds.

I used the new photopolymer stamp set Designer Typeset Stamp Set #132956 for the custom lettering and number on the flag.

This was the first time that I used that stamp set and it was really fun to put the letters together to make a custom message.  The fun part is that they don’t have to be perfect.

Want to learn more about Stampin’ Up!’s new Photopolymer Stamps?   I thought so.  Watch this video and find out everything you ever wanted to know about Photopolymer stamps (including just what photopolymer is) but were afraid to ask!

So now you have some inspiration to make something for the golfer in your life.  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  I appreciate all of your comments and love to hear from you and know what you like.

And remember, you can order Photopolymer stamps, or anything else from Stampin’ Up! directly thru my secure site, 24/7.  Just click here to go to my store.  Thanks,

Mojo Monday 267

This week we had a great sketch to work with from the designers at Mojo Monday.  Here’s the sketch…

and here’s my take on it….

Mojo Monday 267My father-in-law is very ill and currently in the ICU.  I thought he needed something to cheer him up, and since my brand new “So Sorry” stamp set was just waiting to be used, it was a match made in heaven!  I love the grey herringbone pattern in the Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper # 126906.  Nothing halloween-y about this pattern; it’s all masculine.  Just perfect for the base for a get-well card for a man.  I love the Basic Gray and Summer Starfruit color combination so it’s no surprise that this was the only color combination I even considered.  The little piece of ribbon is tied only in a knot, no bow here!   The flag in a striped pattern of Summer Starfruit sets off the grey, adding some cheerfulness without being girly.

I think the finished product is a winner!  Nice and cheery but still masculine.  And Dad seemed to cheer up a bit when I gave it to him so, mission accomplished.