Wednesday, February 1, 2017


Welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team Blog Hop! This month we are celebrating the new Occasions Catalog with the theme "Great Occasions".

I fell in love with the "Nailed It" stamp set. After all, these tools have been lying around my house for a few years (total remodel in process). At any rate, this stamp set and framelits dies bundle is awesome. The new Hexagons Dynamic embossing folder really rounds out the suite.

When my husband was looking through a construction related catalog the other night, I saw this tool chest. The proverbial light bulb went off in my head and I decided to give it a try. I have to say that when I told my husband I was going to make one out of paper, he was skeptical. Actually, I was skeptical, too. So after I ruined a few sheets of Real Red cardstock, I decided to leave out the tiny drawers. I began again and by gosh, NAILED IT.

It's a very basic tool chest and I absolutely love the wheels on it. I made the wheels go wonky, because we all know those types of wheels never stay straight. After making this, I have SO much respect and admiration for Liz Holloway, who not only designs all her 3Ds, but makes them into Silhouette cut files! Yikes!

I placed some tools inside both the top and bottom sections of the tool chest. My husband thought it was a pathetic display as his tool chest "runneth over". I asked him if he was willing to help me cut more tools, but he said he would pass. You could also put candy in the tool chest for those folks who are construction impaired. And my husband said don't forget the band-aids (geesh, this is the most conversation we've ever had about one of my projects).

Here's the card I made to go with it. The entire project is made with Real Red, Basic Black, and Whisper White cardstocks and Silver Foil.

For the tools, I stamped with Basic Black ink on Real Red cardstock. Then I stamped onto the Silver Foil with black Staz-on. And yes, that little black nail is fussy-cut.

I hope you enjoyed my project this month. I would love to hear from you. I am working on a down & dirty (free) tutorial for the Rolling Tool Chest and will have ready by Monday, February 6. This would be a very cool project for Father's Day. Just e-mail me at to receive your PDF copy.

Now let's go see what the very talented Liz Holloway has in store for us! Just click on the link below and be sure to hop on over to Lynn's and Kate's blogs as well so you can see all our creations.

Here's the line-up:

Sandy Mott (YOU ARE HERE)

Liz Holloway:

Lynn Streifert:

Kate Creasey:

Happy Stamping,


  1. Wow! You've taken paper crafting to a whole new level!! This is amazing.

  2. Wow Sandy! You "nailed" it this time! Great project!

  3. Oh my word! I am so speechless with this design!

  4. Wow! What a cute ensemble! I am going to have to try this one for sure! I love it. You are very creative.

  5. Wowza!!! Sandy, this toolbox is the cutest thing ever! I cannot even imagine how many hours you put into creating it, it is awesome! ❤

  6. Wow--you are so creative!!! Amazing and fabulous project! Perfect for those hard-to-create masculine gifts and cards.

  7. "Nailed it" is an UNDERSTATEMENT!! Your tool chest and card is OVER THE TOP! Love 'em!

  8. Ohhhhh....LOVE it!!! Sooooo AWESOME!!!

  9. This is awesome! I'll definitely give this a try. Any hints or tips you can share? Love it!

  10. Omg! That's the most fantastic 3D project!. I would absolutely love to create it! How do I? D

    1. Thank you! Please e-mail me and I will send you a copy of the tutorial.

  11. An awesome job on this tool chest. Wow!! I don't know how you came up with it but it definitely nailed!