Arrrgh! It Be Hybrid Thursday!

Hey everyone! It's Thursday again and time for another release over at The Digichick. Kelleigh designed a cute little Daddy's Toolbox template this week. Check out Kelleigh's blog for a great tutorial on assembling the box, plus a free little tool download to coordinate with the template. When I put mine together I had my little nephew on the brain, so I pulled out my favorite stamp set by TCP {Arrgh! Piratey!} and went for a treasure chest theme, complete with Reese's peanut butter cup pirate booty!

Here's what I did:
  • Printed the lines-only pdf version of the template on brown paper bag paper from Paper Accents.

  • Trimmed template, scored and sponged all folds with Vintage Photo ink

  • Cut panels for all the sides from cream cardstock, stamped randomly with Vintage Photo ink, then sponged the edges with first Vintage Photo Distress ink and then Brushed Corduroy ink

  • Stamped the sentiment on the front panel and stamped the little pirate dude on cream paper

  • Paper pieced the pirate dude's shirt and hat and then matted on Petite Scallop Circle Nestabilities die cuts

  • Finished off with a vintage decorative brad for the latch

What's In It?
: Arrgh! Piratey! (The Cat's Pajamas)
Paper: Brown Paper Bag, Pearlized Cream, red cardstock (Paper Accents)
Ink: Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress), Crimson Red, Onyx Black (Versafine), Copic markers
Accessories: Petite Circles (Nestabilities), deco brad (Making Memories)
Template: Daddy's Toolbox Template Set (Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs)


  1. Oh Julee, this is awesome! Your nephew is going to flip over this! My boys would...I need to make a couple of these! This is really clever and adorable!

  2. CA-YUTE!! Your nephew will love it!!

  3. This is super cute Julee, love how you embellished the box as well.


  4. This is so incredible!! I absolutely love it! Thanks Julee!!

  5. This is DARLING Julee! The stamp is perfect!

  6. This is just about the cutest little box in the world! Your nephew is so lucky to have such a creative aunt.

  7. Love what you did wit Kelligh's toolbox template...just brilliant. I need to take sponging classes from you - just amazing work!!! Your nephew is going to adore it.

  8. Wonderful work Julee. I have left you an award on my blog!!

  9. Love them both, Julee. Great spray of stars on the card.


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