SSSC – Masculine Gift Card Holder

Thank you for joining us for the Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge Blog Hop. I volunteered to set the challenge for today’s hop, I chose the theme Masculine gift card holder.

The ladies taking part in todays blog hop are all really talented and I know you will find lots of inspirational projects.  Please continue the hop by clicking on the ‘Next’ button at the bottom of this post.

This is the sketch we are working with today.

Masculine projects can be challenging and I struggle when I need to buy gifts for the men in my life, especially my Dad, so I tend to give gift cards so that they can buy something they need.

Before my Dad retired he had a garage that repaired vehicles and that gave me the idea to make a tool box.  I saw the tool box below when I was doing a Google search and I knew that was the project I was going to try to recreate.

I measured the gift card and the treat size KitKat chocolate bars and made a 3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″ box base and added a drop-down flap at the front.  When I put the KitKat’s inside the box and stood it up the drop-down flap kept falling open, I will use some glue dots to adhere them inside the box after I had finished making it.

I cut small rectangular panels of Real Red cardstock and sponged the edges with coordinating ink to represent the toolboxes and drawers and added thin strips of Silver foil to them. The clasps on the top tool box were made with the peg dies in the Santa Builder Framelits Dies  On the drop-down flap I added 1/16″ strips of Basic Black cardstock.

I was about to add another strip of black cardstock to the top of the drop-down flap when I noticed it was actually a handle. Adding the handle now keeps the box closed.

I attached the gift card to a piece of Window Sheet with glue dots.  I cut 2 thin strips of Silver Foil to use for the extending handle.  The top of the handle was made with the window die in the Home Sweet Home thinlits dies.  I also attached the extending handle to the Window Sheet. The gift card sits inside a pocket at the back of the box.

I stamped ‘You’re The Best’ from the World’s Best Trophy stamp set.  I die-cut it with the smallest oval die in the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies and sponged around the edge with Real Red ink.  I chose this sentiment because it could be used for many different occasions.

I hope you like my Tool Box Gift Card Holder, I will admit it took me a while to make it but it was definitely worth it.

Please click on the ‘Next’ button below to see the wonderful project Hannah has created.


If you would like to see larger pictures of today’s project click on an image below.

Have yourself some crafting fun.

Dee x


The products used to make todays project are listed below.

Product List


*When designing a project or when I CASE a project I always use my cheap cardstock to make a prototype before making it with my Stampin’ Up! cardstock.   I do check the measurements I add to my blog posts but when typing lots of measurements mistakes can be made.  When making any project I recommend making it first with cheap cardstock before using your best cardstock.*

9 Replies to “SSSC – Masculine Gift Card Holder”

  1. florence elliott

    Wow I’m so impressed you are so talented to come up with a 3d project for a guy and have it come out so clever! My son (in-law ) has a shop too .may I use this ideal as well

    1. Dee Copus-Read Post author

      Thank you for your lovely comment Florence. Of course you can use this idea, I’m sure your son in law will love it.

      I am hoping to get a tutorial typed for this in the next week or so. If you would like to receive the tutorial please add your email address to the Subscribe to Blog via Email link at the top of the right hand column.

  2. Pam

    OMG! that is utterly awesome! I am going to have to try to make one of these for my boyfriend for Christmas this year 🙂 thank you for sharing this! xx

  3. Hazel

    Hi Dee your trolley is absolutely fantastic I love it. You are so talented and I m so glad I found your blog.

    1. Dee Copus-Read Post author

      Hi Hazel, thank you so much for your lovely comment, I’m so pleased you liked it. I am working on the tutorial for it at the moment. Thank you for subscribing too. Hope you have a great day. Dee x


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