Saturday, May 15, 2010

Gone Fishin'

Father Dan was an interim priest at our church who recently retired after being with us for over a year. He likes to fish - so I made this fun tackle box to give him on his last Sunday with us.

I purchased the pattern from Lisa at Stamndesign (she is SO clever!!) it also includes a fishing vest card pattern that I haven't tried making yet.
Look how wonderfully it is designed to open up on hinges and have the little compartment tray inside! It was really easy to make even though it looks very complicated! The tab on the cover just slips behind the metal name frame to close. If you wanted to be able to pick it up by the handle - you could use a piece of velcro instead.

The hinges are made with the SU word window punch and you use an oval punch to make the pieces on the corners.

I stamped these little Bible Verse cards to put inside the compartments of the box. I also tucked in some gummy worms and red fish candies in the larger section (as well as a gift certificate for him) I forgot to take a picture of the candies - they looked really cute in there.


A great gift for any fisher-person in your life don't you think??? Especially perfect for upcoming Father's Day!!

Stamps: Stampendous, The Stamp Pad Co (Sometimes Prayer), Print Works

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Black - SU

Ink: Chocolate Chip - SU

Accessories: metal frame - SU, brads, oval & word window punches - SU, rectangle nestabilities, cuttlebug, sponge, black grosgrain ribbon, large eyelets - SU, Dymo label maker

18 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! i am speechless! this is awesome! and i'll bet fr. dan will be speechless too! wow!

Laurel said...

Wow, what a fantastic project!

Sharli said...

Wowie!!! What an amazing project - Fr. Dan will just love it! I'm in awe of your work Julia. You are incredible!

Danisha said...

How cute is this, I am sure it is something he will treasure!

Peggy said...

OMGosh Julia!! This is a wonderful project! Your inspiration is never ending!

Jennifer Holmes said...

Wow, Julia! This is a very impressive project indeed! Great idea!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, FABULOUS!

Anne said...

This is amazing Julia!! Wow, what a great project! I love what you've done with it!! TFS!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

totally outstanding...wow

Wanda Cullen said...

You are so creative with your 3-D projects! This is sooo adorable!

Francie G. said...

Wowza! Julia, fabulous and so clever!

Betty Wright said...

OH, MY WORD! TOTALLY ROCKIN' DESIGN AND DETAILING, Julia! Love it! I know it is a fishing tackle design,but I am thinking kaboodles or something...remember those? Girling one of these up would be fun, too! Great detailing and design!

Velta said...

my eyes popped out of my head when I saw this Julia...I swear if you keep up with your "divine" ideas, your going to have to visit me in the hospital!!! What an adorable work of art! Fr. Dan will flip over this one...You just keep 'em comin girl!!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Very cool, fantastic idea, and you did a wonderful job!

Bev J. said...

What a really cool project-looks so real!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You so rock out these ABC projects! Fabulous creation!!

Niki Estes said...

Julia, this is so neat. It looks so realistic and what a memorable gift.

AMIT said...

Your creative work is really nice.

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