Sunday, December 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, Simon "the Tool Man" Callen!

Today is my son-in-law's birthday. He is a wonderful, hard-working guy, and since he and my daughter bought their house a few months ago, he's been acquiring lots of tools that are needed for their home renovations. I knew the Totally Tool stamp set would be perfect for his birthday card!
When I delivered the card, he was in the process of cutting the new baseboards they've bought (after having refinished their hardwood floors).

The tools on top are hanging on the wall on "nails", which are just the Silver Mini Brads. Since the tools were popped up on dimensionals, I had to make the brads stick out a little farther. To keep the from wobbling, they are secured on back with more dimensionals. Lots of layers on this card!

Stamps: Totally Tool, On Your Birthday
Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Espresso, plus Parisian Breeze (that I've been hoarding - he's worth it!) and Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Copic Markers, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Silver Mini Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges


  1. Looks like the perfect card for a 'handy' guy!

  2. Fabulous card! Those silver mini brads are perfect for hanging the tools!

  3. Love it! I usually use a bunch of browns/grays with this set. I like the blues much better. :)

  4. Great idea for the nails! What a great card for a tool guy!

  5. Love what you did with this set. It's the first time I've seen in in "color". And the mini brads are perfect too.


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