Road Trip Key Box & Card

This road trip-themed card and box set is perfect for Father’s Day, a masculine birthday, or just because. Keep Dad cool and organized with this set or switch the theme to another of his favorite pastimes.


  • Wooden box, 2-3/8”x3-1/4”x5”
  • Stampin' Up! Cardstock: Very Vanilla; Basic Black; Baja Breeze; Riding Hood Red

Basic Supplies

paper trimmer, paintbrush


  • Transportation-themed stamps: motorcycle, gas pump, road map, road sign, sentiment
  • Ranger Ink pads: Archival Jet Black; Tim Holtz Distress in Faded Jeans, Aged Mahogany and Black Soot
  • Ranger Adirondack Red Pepper Acrylic Paint Dabber
  • Artist’s gesso
  • Inkssentials tools: Non-Stick Craft Sheet; Ranger Foam Blending Tool
  • Paper adhesive


  • Sizes
  • 1. Sizes: box, 2-3/8”x3-1/4”x5”; card, 5-1/2"x4-1/4"
  • Card
  • 1. Make 5-1/2"x4-1/4" black top-fold card. Cut smaller red panel; adhere to card front.
  • 2. Cut 3-1/2"x3-3/4" cream panel; randomly stamp panel with Faded Jeans map image. Stamp Aged Mahogany road sign over map background. Blend Aged Mahogany ink around panel edges with blending tool; repeat with Black Soot ink. Mat panel on black cardstock; adhere to right side of card as shown.
  • 3. Stamp Jet Black motorcycle and sentiment on cream panel cut to size; let dry. Blend Black Soot ink around panel edges; mat on black cardstock. Mat again on Baja Breeze cardstock; ink edges Black Soot. Adhere to card.
  • Box
  • 1. Remove hardware from box. Using blending tool, apply gesso to box; let dry. Paint box Red Pepper; let dry. Use blending tool to ink box edges Black Soot. Stamp Jet Black images onto outside of box as desired.
  • 2. Cut two cream panels to fit outside and inside of lid. Follow Card Step 2 to stamp panels. Mat panels on black cardstock and adhere to box surfaces.
  • 3. Stamp “Road Trip” or desired sentiment and motorcycle image on cream cardstock and cut to size. Blend Black Soot ink around edges; mat on black cardstock. Adhere to stamped background panels.
  • 4. Replace box hardware. If desired, line bottom of box with piece of black cardstock cut to size.
  • Tip
  • 1. For a different look, repurpose a map from an old atlas to use in place of stamping the background panels.

by Lisa Somerville

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