How fun is this?!
On June 14th I shared a Facebook Live recorded broadcast where I showed three ideas using our mini gable boxes. One of those altered gable box ideas (which I used as my 3-D cruise swap) reminded Fran (one of my viewers) of a tool box. I’m SO glad she mentioned that thought! I of course HAD to make one!
For this tool box, you’ll want to open up the gable box completely so you can stamp everywhere – the inside and outside. Don’t worry about stamping the entire handle areas as they will get trimmed off (and your stamp won’t reach anyway). And the very bottom of the box (where it closes) doesn’t matter much either.
After stamping both sides (and be careful, because the ink takes a little longer to dry on this coated surface than regular cardstock), spritz the gable box all over with Soft Suede ink. Fun but messy!
To spritz, fill a spritzer bottle 2/3 full with rubbing alcohol and add drops of reinker. (I used 10 drops of Soft Suede) Screw the top back on, make sure the cap is also on, and shake it up. Put the stamped gable box inside a large cardboard box to keep the ink contained when spraying. Take the cap off and spritz the ink all over on both sides! Then allow it to dry.
Trim off the top of the handled areas, fold over and tape down the remaining, assemble the box, and add the straw handle. If you watch that video, you’ll see what I’m talking about and see how I did these steps with my other gable box.
Embellish the box with Pick A Pattern Washi Tape. Then add the sentiment piece: Trim a strip of Soft Suede cardstock to just under 3/8″ wide. Stamp the sentiment, mark where you want your brads to go, then insert the ends from the outside into the Classic Label Punch to trim. Super easy, right?!
Pierce holes, then add the brads. Attach the sentiment strip with Mini Dimensionals. Fill the box with shreddie and a gift of some sort.
I think this box would be SUPER adorable with mini tools of some sort! I just didn’t have anything like that here at home when I took the photo. Ooo!! I’ll have to see if there is tool-shaped candy somewhere!
- large box to spritz inside
- rubbing alcohol
- light brown shreddie
- chocolate candy
- plastic or paper drinking straw
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