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Vintage Travel CHA Release- Tool Chest

Back again with another look at Eileen Hull's new Vintage Travel Sizzix Dies.  This time the Tool Chest.  This is such an adorable die is perfect to store treats, gift cards or small tools creating the perfect masculine gift box.
I instantly knew this Tool Chest was going to be red!

I sprayed the whole thing with distress spray stain fired brick.

I added a strip of foiled metal then embossed with my diamond plate texture fade.

Little hinges to keep it closed.

I cut a mini ticket with more foiled metal and stamped with my mini stamps and rubs for "tools 4 sale".

I distressed the edges and inked with black soot distress ink. 

Thank you so much for all your support.  I always appreciate it and you keep me inspired.
Check out the rest of the Inspiration Team and their amazing Vintage Travel creations.
Nicole ~That's Me~
My Vintage Travel projects are now on display along with the rest of the very talented design team's projects!
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  1. This really has the wow factor Nicole, red is my favourite colour so this one really stands out for me - love it! Anne xx

    1. Wow, thanks Anne! These dies are so fun!

  2. Gorgeous Nicole! Love the metal trim around the bottom! hugs until next time :)

    1. Thanks Pamellia. You need to get this die. You would make something amazing I'm sure.

  3. Wow Nicole, you would think this is an old loved metal chest. Awesome work.
    Julie x

    1. I was sooo excited by this tool chest it was the first thing I made.

  4. Great looking tool box. Love the embossed metal trim, the hinges,and the tag.

  5. LOVE IT!!! I can see I'm going to need to order more of Linda's hinges and clasps to work with these fab designs. Hats off to you Nicole. Jenny x

  6. Wonderful.. this die is a must have for me.. just love what you have done.. take care

    1. Yes Janet it's adorable :) Thanks for checking it out <3

  7. To die for!! Seriously! Love the red! Nicola x

    1. Hehe, one of my favorite for this release! It would be a good Chocolate holder too!

  8. Love the bright red along with the metal. Beautiful! and a Wow creation

    1. I know, this wee tool box was screaming red at me! Thanks Claudine.

  9. I love this. There is a die sale coming, I want (who am i kidding..need) to get this. You are slowly converting me to 3D paper crafting (payback for #10 tags??). Congrats on having your amazing work displayed at CHA. Vicki

    1. HAHA Vicki that is true about the #10! I LOVE these 3D Dies. Let me know if you want to cut a couple and try before you make the plunge! I'm happy to share.


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