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MFT Stamps | May Vault Release

May 19, 2020

MFT Stamps | May Vault Release

May 19, 2020

Hello friends! The May Vault Release from My Favorite Things is now available! I have some 3D Toolbox Box Cards to share with you today that features the Tool Time Die-namics. I was so excited to see this set being re-released. One of the very first cards that I ever made was a toolbox box card for my husband using this same die set about 4 years ago. (See pic below.)

My first Toolbox Box Card 2016

Although my style has changed a bit, I still love this card and my husband has it on his desk at work. As it was back then, the inspiration for my toolbox cards first came from THIS toolbox box card created by Lori Whitlock.

I created my box card by hand using trial and error to measure something that would fit these Tool Time Die-namics perfectly, yet still fit into a standard sized envelope. The only things needed to create my base were card stock of your choice, a scoring board, sharp scissors, adhesive, and a paper trimmer.

My card folds perfectly to fit into a standard A6 sized envelope. When folded flat, the dimensions are 4.5″ x 6.25″. I’ve listed my measurements below if you wanted to try a card like this on your own.


  • Cut a piece of card stock to 5″ x 6.25″ and a second piece at 5″ x 2.75″
  • Score both pieces at 1.5″ and 4.5″ on the 5″ side
  • Make sure to cut off the one side flap from the larger piece
  • Drawer sizes: 2 7/8″ x 1″ (x2); 2 7/8″ x .5″ (x1)
  • Silver Strips for drawers: 2 7/8″ x 1/8″
  • Back Pegboard: 2 7/8″ x 5.25″
  • Inside Shelf: 3.75″ x 1″ and scored at 3/8″ & 3 3/8″
  • Side Metal Panels: 1.25″ x 2.5″ (x2)

I used the Pegboard Cover-Up Die-namics to cut my pegboard from Kraft Card Stock. This background die is the perfect addition to the Tool Time Die-namics Set. I used some silver metallic paper for the metal part of my tools and cut the other pieces from smooth white card stock and colored them with Copic Markers to give them some dimension.

Copic Colors Used:

  • Reds: R14, R46, R59
  • Yellows: Y11, Y13, Y15, V12
  • Oranges: YR12, YR07, YR18
  • Browns: E31, E23, E25, E29

Lastly, I used the Captions Alphabet and Numbers Die-namics Sets to create some fun sentiments on the front of my tool boxes.

In case you missed it, here are two other projects that I made for this month’s vault release! Simply click on either photo for product and color details! Stop by the MFT Blog for more release inspiration and leave a comment on each DT Member’s Vault Release post for a chance to win an MFT Gift Voucher!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by! If you liked these cards and want some more crafty inspiration, please feel free to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

  • Sharon Gullikson May 19, 2020 at 10:42 AM

    Oh my gosh, these all look just great. The tools have such details on them. My hubby would love these–he is Mr. Fix It. He is painting the exterior of our house for the 3rd time…

    • rachelalvaradodesigns May 19, 2020 at 11:05 AM

      Thank you, Sharon! 💗 Do you think he’d like to come paint mine next? 😂😘 (My hubby is Mr. Fix It too but he’s not too keen on painting lol).

  • Gail Scott May 19, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Rachel – these are amazing cards – I love the love them for a masculine creation card – you did a fabulous work on each – TYFS – have a blessed week

  • Dj Rants May 19, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    WOW!!! I’m blown away by the awesome projects, so cool!

  • Mary Kay Ross May 19, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    OK, these are on the WAY TOO CUTE side! I love them and perfect for Father’s Day! You are so talented, Rachel!!!!

  • Kit May 19, 2020 at 12:04 PM

    Great 3D cards and nifty that they fold up to fit in a regular envelope. These would be great for Father’s Day. Thank you for the ideas.

  • Lisa K May 19, 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Love your tool box! So neat that it will fit into the envelope. Any man would love this. Thanks for sharing all of those dimensions you figured out.

  • s May 19, 2020 at 12:26 PM

    Like the tool creations. I may have to CASE this for Father’s Day. Placed order today. My hubby is a tool person. Right now he is replacing the ballast in a light in kitchen that went out last night.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  • Lynn D. May 19, 2020 at 12:32 PM

    Intereseting to see the evolution of your style. Very artistic for a masculine card.

  • Anushree Vaish May 19, 2020 at 12:44 PM

    MIND BLOWING….I am speechless Rachel!!

  • Pat Jaffie May 19, 2020 at 12:51 PM

    Great attention to color and detail, I really love the tool time dies!

  • April Davis May 19, 2020 at 12:51 PM

    That’s a really cool guy card! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  • Lori Lai May 19, 2020 at 12:55 PM

    I love your pop-up tool boxes, pop up cards make the best presentation! Well done and very cute.

  • Misty May 19, 2020 at 2:26 PM

    These boxes are adorbs! I can’t wait to try out these designs!

  • Hanh May 19, 2020 at 3:30 PM

    Oh my stars! 🤩🤩🤩 You never cease to impress me with your boxcards, Rachel! 😍 Your original one was fantastic! But these “modernized” ones are just over the top AMAZING!!! 😍 They look just like real tool chests!!! The colors, … the silver accents … even the sentiment and the font of that alphabet die set were just PERFECT! Thank you for the inspiration and tutorial!

  • Judy Brown May 19, 2020 at 4:26 PM

    Love the cards! I especially love those tools and pegboard! Thank you for sharing! Great job!

  • Meghan Kennihan May 19, 2020 at 6:09 PM

    AHHHH these are outstanding! What a great idea!

  • Cheryl b. May 19, 2020 at 6:27 PM

    This tool box is great! Thanks for the dimensions. Now I just need the stamps!

  • Scraporcraft May 19, 2020 at 6:44 PM

    The tools look so real! Thank you for the dimensions. I’ve been trying to find a good size and instructions to make the fold down to mail cards. I wanted to try to make one since I first saw them.

  • Karen Ba May 19, 2020 at 6:53 PM

    These are awesome!!!!

  • Jeannie H May 19, 2020 at 9:45 PM

    Gorgeous cards. So perfect for Father’s day.

  • Marisela Delgado May 19, 2020 at 9:47 PM

    So pretty!

  • Kendra Morgan May 20, 2020 at 7:45 AM

    I’ve got to try to make one of these! I love them all!!

  • rosie May 20, 2020 at 8:05 AM

    Your cards are amazing! I can’t wait to try and make one of these!

  • Heidi Rees May 20, 2020 at 8:13 AM

    Rachel, these are incredible! So cool! Perfect for Father’s Day or any occasion for the guy in your life! So so amazing!

  • Jody V May 20, 2020 at 10:21 AM

    Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

  • Lauryne Cunningham May 20, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Oh my gosh, you make the best box cards- so creative and such great designs! These tools are definitely on my wishlist!

  • Dee Earnshaw May 20, 2020 at 5:31 PM

    these cards are amazing – so fun with all the cute die cuts

  • Kelsey Thomas May 20, 2020 at 7:57 PM

    These are really cool cards!

  • Mary-Anne V May 20, 2020 at 8:36 PM

    Absolutely fabulous tool Box card!

  • Holly Jackson May 20, 2020 at 9:25 PM

    Rachel, I love your cards. I love the handles with the white little bumps on them. They look so real!
    You are so creative!

  • Denise Bryant May 21, 2020 at 1:24 AM

    What fun projects! I am amazed that it folds flat! Awesome details with the tools and pegboard!

  • Cyndi Morris May 21, 2020 at 10:07 AM

    Those 3D Toolbox cards are amazing! What a fun idea, and everything looks so realistic. Wonderful presentation of the Tool Time die-namics set!

  • Wendi J May 21, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    When I first show this picture I said “Wow, I want to make that”. Thanks for sharing your information about it. The card is stunning! My dad is going to love it. I’m going to make one for my niece and myself that say “Miss Fix It.” Girl like tools too.

  • Paula Haller May 21, 2020 at 3:25 PM

    All three of your tool box cards are fantastic, and a great display of the product. Thank you for the dimensions for the current cards.

  • Sue D May 21, 2020 at 7:27 PM

    Fabulous–perfect for the guys in my life.

  • Hello, I'm Rachel! Thanks so much for dropping by and welcome to my blog! I love creating and am excited to share with you my love for card making and paper crafting.


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