Trusty Toolbox Loved Beyond Measure FMS151

by Joanne James22. January 2024 16:55

I've had a major cleaning day today, so decided to grab some time to create a quick card inspired by Judy's layout over at Freshly Made Sketches before I start preparing dinner:


I debated how to make the most of this layout then decided on a punny masculine Valentine's card - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

This is a great layout from Judy - the square could be the sentiment or a focal point. I went with the latter, since I decided that the narrow vertical would make a great measuring rule, which then dictated how I wanted to use the other elements. My card features three of the patterns in the Trusty Toolbox designer series paper pack - a fun set of papers that can be yours free with a £45 purchase as part of the current Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration promotion. The main panel is a dotted design that looks like a tool storage panel; the reverse of this is the ruler design I used for the vertical and finally I substituted the square element with a pencil and measuring tape that I fussy cut from another of the Trusty Toolbox designs. I paired my papers with a tongue-in-cheek sentiment from the 'Perennial Postage' stamp set that seemed the perfect choice:


A trio of adhesive-backed hearts complete my card, which I'm also sharing with my old teamies over at Festive Friday (waves enthusiastically!) - I used red, hearts and love sentiment from their inspo list.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your evening; I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
1/23/2024 12:32:34 AM #

How totally fun to use the measuring tape for the stripe! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Melanie Hungerford
Melanie HungerfordUnited States
1/24/2024 5:49:27 PM #

If not on the DT it's great to see you play along with us! Love a set and design that's so good for masculine cards, thanks for sharing at Festive Friday.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/27/2024 1:57:28 AM #

What a clever use of the paper - another thing I haven't quite got to yet! Love the vertical rule and the way you've turned the sentiment into a pun by quietly juxtaposing it against the fussy cuts.

Sharon Hashimoto
Sharon HashimotoUnited States
1/31/2024 4:10:06 PM #

Love it!  Great way to use the measuring tape design.  Thank you for playing along with the Festive Friday Challenge!  Miss you

jaydeeUnited States
2/1/2024 3:13:39 PM #

Joanne, what a great use of this set.  I love how you used the measuring tape as a vertical element.  So glad to see you in the gallery, we miss you.  So glad you joined us at Festive Friday this week!

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