Saturday, May 23, 2009

Freebie Cut File - Week #4

Welcome to week #4! This little baby was designed for those who have a Father/Husband who is a shop kind of guy. I thought it would be fun to put a gift card from Home Depot inside the toolbox, surrounded by some of his favorite little candies! I'm including a file for the tool box, the saw card, and the circle I did in vinyl for the card. I think the card is self explanatory, so I won't give instructions for that!
For the tool box. You're going to first cut the file in the bottom color you're going to use, so that the handles match the bottom. You are also going to use the square buckle file I included on a previous post for the closure. I didn't include it in this cut file, because i figured people would need to size it to fit the ribbon they use! I made it longer than wide and sized it so that the holes for the ribbon would be just shorter than the ribbon (to make sure it wouldn't come undone if the candy inside was heavy!).

I folded it at 1.25 inches from every side and then again at 2.5 inches. You have two options...for the back fold, you can either tacky tape it so that is looks like the bottom of a box (and you will have to hinge the top and bottom together), or you can NOT tap it and use the flap to attach to the upper portion of the box and that will be your hinge. You can see pics to get a feel for what I mean.

You will cut the upper portion of the file after you delete the handles. Then just follow the same instructions! The handles will be adhered together on the half circle part. Then you tape the little parts to the top of the toolbox. Attach the buckle with brads, attach some ribbon, and you're done!


Here's a female version of the box. I used the hinges on this one, as was my original plan. But I don't always have hinges, so I thought I'd make the manly toolbox without to see if it would work out, which it did!


Hope you enjoy the new cut file!!

14 Comments from you:

Margie said...

Oh, man, this is perfect for my DH-thanks soo much!

Jilly Bean said...

THAT IS SO COOL! I wish I lived by you and could make one for Aaron! Wow. That is cool. You do cute stuff!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh.........this is absolutely amazing! I am going to try to do it for my husband. Thank you for your generousity. We non-talented really appreciate your time and talent. God bless!
Sharon Field

Tazmadazz said...

Thank you Melinda, these files are reallycool!!

Anonymous said...

awesome!! what a great idea..and love the saw card..I would have never thought of that!! thanks for sharing!!
lesliefolks

isatsau said...

Wow, these are really fun - it will be perfect for my dad! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing
Sharon

Anonymous said...

wow really nice card and tool box. I wish I had SCAl so I could use your cut file, but I still wanted to let you know I think it is really nice. TFS

GrandmaD cricut MB

Scrappydew said...

Wow! Very awesome. Thank you so much for sharing the files and directions.

Danelle said...

HI! What is your toolbox meant to be cut in? Scal or Scal 2? I opened it in SCAL 2 and found a large rectangle with a smaller though it and 4 small squares. I LOVE this file and REALLY want to use it! Please help!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing.

faitha said...

Aw! I just love it and I'm sure 'll use the saw card a lot, thank you

ShanaE said...

This is sooo cool!! Could you please post this file (tool box) in svg format? Thanks!!

ShanaE said...

OMG this is sooo cool!! You are so talented!! If it's not too much trouble could you post the toolbox cut file in svg format? Thanks so much for all of your shares!!