Need a last minute card for that Great Father in your life? Does your Dad like tools?
Well, have I got a cool card for you! It’s a Toolbox! Just perfect for those handy-man Dads.
My Dad has always enjoyed making things with all his crazy tools. Just a handyman at heart. So I thought I would make him a fun Cricut Father’s Day Toolbox Card to celebrate.
It’s a bit of a finicky one to put together because some of the pieces are quite small, but I promise you…it will be well worth it when you’re done!
Please grab my free Toolbox Father’s Day Card right here.
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STEP 1: OPEN & PREPARE FATHER’S DAY CARD FILE
Once in Design Space, click on Upload.
Click Upload Image, then click Browse.
Find your Toolbox Card file, then click Open, then Upload.
Click your toolbox file under Recent Uploads, and then click Insert Images.
Make sure the design is selected. Right-click on the design, then select Ungroup.
Click on the group (on the right-hand side) that has all the tools (and letters) in it.
Move that layer over, so it’s beside the Toolbox layers.
The score lines for this project should be the group at the top (on the right-hand side). Click on the group,
go up to Operation, and select Score from the drop down.
Now your lines are all score lines!
Now we are going to attach the Score Lines to our Toolbox. Click on the score lines layer (on the right-hand side where your layers are.
Click the Ungroup button.
Select the 5th to the 11th score lines (by holding Shift down and clicking on each score line layer). Hold Shift down, and select the Toolbox base layer.
Select the first two score lines, and the Drill layer.
Click on the Attach button.
Select the 3rd and 4th score line, and the Measuring Tape layer.
Click the Attach button.
Click the Make It button.
STEP 2: CUT OUT THE FATHER’S DAY TOOLBOX CARD
Click on the Red layer. See all the empty space at the top right? We are going to change this.
Click on the Measuring tape piece, and move it above the Toolbox base.
Also, place the handles for the Pliers, above the Toolbox base.
Go back and click on the first Gray layer of the Prepare screen. Click Continue.
Cut out each color using 80lb Cardstock for the Material.
STEP 3: BUILD TOOLBOX
1. Glue Together Words
Use Zig Fine Point 2 Way Glue to glue on the word “Fix-On”.
Use tweezers to place the letters on.
Glue the “Happy” letters onto white background.
Glue “Fathers” letters onto the white background.
Glue “Day!” onto the white background.
Now you’ve finished all your words!
2. Glue Together Tools
Gather together the pieces for the level.
Glue the level pieces on.
Gather together the pieces of the measuring tape. Glue the measuring tape pieces together.
Gather together the pieces of the drill. Glue the drill pieces together.
Gather together the pieces of the mallet. Glue the mallet pieces together.
Gather together the pieces of the wrench. Glue the wrench pieces together.
Gather together the pieces of the saw. Glue the saw pieces together.
Gather together the pieces of the axe. Glue the axe pieces together.
Gather together the pieces of the screwdriver. Glue the screwdriver pieces together.
Gather together the pieces of the pliers. Glue the pliers pieces together.
Gather together the pieces of the channel locks. Glue the channel locks pieces together.
Gather together the pieces of the hammer. Glue the hammer pieces together.
STEP 4: PUT TOGETHER TOOLBOX
(Going from right to left) Take the Toolbox base piece and fold the side end on the score line. Fold the next two score lines to form the other side.
Moving to the lid of the Toolbox base, fold the first score line outward, then the second score line inward. This is forming the shape of the lid.
Put some liquid adhesive on the short side edge.
Press onto the inside back of the Toolbox to actually form the box shape.
Glue the gray Drawer pieces onto the front of the Toolbox.
Glue the black Drawer pieces onto the front of the Toolbox.
Now glue the “FIX-ON”, and the two circle Lock pieces onto the front of the Toolbox, above the drawers.
Gather the pieces for the Handles. Glue the black Handle Grips onto the Handles.
Put glue on each end of the Hinge piece. Place the Handle on the side of the Toolbox, then centre the Hinge over the Handle. Do the same for the other side of the Toolbox.
Glue the tools onto their matching card pieces.
Score the Toolbox Lid Handle at ¼ inch, ¾ inch, 1 ¾ inches, and 2 ¼ inches.
Fold Lid Handle.
Fold up the sides of each of the Tool Cards pieces.
Glue the Tool Cards to the Toolbox with the score sections pointing towards the back of the card.
Pop dot the rest of the tools onto the Toolbox Lid.
Gather the “Happy Father’s Day!” words, and a sheet of acetate. I used just a piece of acetate from some packaging that I saved.
Glue the words onto the acetate.
Cut around the words, then in the middle of the bottom of “Day!”, cut a rectangular strip so you have something to mount to your Toolbox.
Put liquid adhesive onto the front of the acetate.
Press words onto the back of the Toolbox lid.
Attach the Level on the first Tool Card piece. You can just glue it on there, or pop dot it.
Draw a black line in the middle of the lock to form the keyhole.
Put black dots on the Toolbox Lid Handle so they form the screws.
For the side Hinges, put black dots on to look like screws, then add 2 lines. Now they look more like hinges!
Guess what? You are done! I’m so proud of you! Great job! Can I get a “Hey yeah!”? Woohoo!!!