Saturday, September 15, 2012

new release stamps from inky impressions

We are so excited that you are joining us for the Inky Impressions New Release Blog Hop! We have six new ADORABLE stamps to share with you. If you arrived here from Margreet blog you are on the right track. If not head on over to the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog to start at the beginning. You are not going to want to miss any of the fabulous creations from the Inkettes or your chance at some amazing Inky prizes.
I am showcasing the fabulous new stamp Toolbox Christopher ! :)

 it's a toolbox, that holds muffins (since honestly i dont really know what goes in a toolbox lol that's why i put muffins in mine :)

 here's a close up of the little mr. fix-it!  he's so cute, and was my total inspiration for this project! :) 

ok so here's how you make the toolbox,  sorry for the quality of pictures they were taken at my craft desk, and not in full florida sunlight. :)

i always try to use recycled materials for my projects and i dont really have measurements for most of the shapes , but it's pretty easy to figure out and make any size you want.  for this project you need:

2- cereal box sides, cut in half top to bottom these will be the sides
2- cereal box sides scored 1/2 inch on one side
2- popcorn box sides (the 6 bag box- it's half of a cereal box side so you could just use another cereal box and cut in half)
1- foil tube.  i thought about using a paper towel one but it doesn't look proportional.

ok so like i said score one side of the long and skinny cereal box sides, do this on each piece.  i fold all of the printed sides in because i plan on covering the inside with paper and the print is harder to paint over than the chipboard side.

measure the bottom against the long side and fold up the ends, do this to each side and piece.

make a little notch where you will fold around the to make a corner, and glue the scored 1/2 inch edge to the bottom, and fold and glue the edges around.  do this to each long skinny piece.

when you're done this is what you will get.

flip it over and glue the extra popcorn bottom to the bottom to secure in the glued edges and make the box really sturdy.

this is what you'll get. looks nice, huh? :)

next, on one of the cereal box pieces draw a curve on one side that you like and that looks "toolboxy".  cut it out and flip it over to the other side so they will be symmetrical.

 cut it out. and place the foil tube on the center of this piece.
 this is what you will get. this will be your template for the other 3.

glue the long sides with the hole in it one on either side of the tabs that you wrapped around the short end.  do this on each side, then lastly tread the handle through and cut it down to size.

as you can see i already started lining this with patterned paper.  thee last thing that i did what to paint the outside with a burnt umber base and layer crackle, the top it with a beigey brown.  made it look just like real wood.  i also put buttons on the foil tube ends it looks really cute and country that way. :)

by doubling up on the cardboard you can easy feel comfotable giving this project to a kid to play with, it's super sturdy and practically free :)

i hope you try this and if you do i would really like to see what yours looks like! :)

thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Love, love your toolbox. All toolboxes should come with muffins...yum. Great colouring & colours. I just love Toolbox Christopher, he's so cute. Thanks for showing how to make the toolbox, will have to give one a go.

  2. Stunning, what a fab idea, I love it

    hugs Vicky xxx

  3. STUNNING project Nanette! Wonderful tool box and I am sure Mr Fix It will looove the added muffins lol! Christopher sure loks happy lol! Take careX:)

  4. OMG what a fab creation!! Love the tool box you made and out of something we all have!! Thanks for showing us how you did it! hugsxx

  5. Your toolbox is amazing! Very creative. And I love what's inside your box.


  6. Wat een mooi project heb je gemaakt, ik hou van recyclen.
    Gr, Elly

  7. Wow this is unbelievably clever! I was just tossing cereal boxes the other day and thought I might be able to rescue them. What a great idea! And of course the stamped tag is adorable.

  8. This is just unbelievable creative! I love it! Hugs, Robin

  9. This is SO creative! I thought it was a real wooden toolbox until I scrolled down. Amazing job, hun! I prefer muffins in my toolbox too. lol

  10. super dooper creative! Love it, very nice job, love it!!!! Fabi xxx

  11. What a creative idea - love it - thanks for sharing how to make it.

  12. Omgoodness, this is super creative, and I just love how you put the muffins in it - that's what would be in my toolbox too:)

  13. Wow, this is wonderful, Nanette :-) So creative and well made :-)

  14. What a cute project. From scraps to treasure! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  15. Adorable project and thank u for the tutorial too. Love the way u have colored the toolbox christopher. he is a cute digi. Creative thinking.


  16. This whole project is sooo cute!! Love your creativity and the muffins look very tasty!!