Monday, October 17, 2011

A Christmas Truck Card with a Surprise Pop-up

I know it's kind of early to be thinking of Christmas and I apologize for skipping right over Halloween and Thanksgiving - but here I go anyways!
I just love the Old Jalopy Die Cut from Tim Holtz and have yet to use it. So I decided to get it out and see what I could come up with.

After playing around a bit the idea came to me - it did not have to be a car - but an old pickup truck instead. This reminded me of growing up and the family going out and cutting down a Christmas tree (always in a blizzard) and then putting it in the bed of Dad's truck, tying it down, & then home to decorate it.
Just cut off the back 2 windows and add a accent piece to go along the bed.
I sprayed the tan accent pieces with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist before I adhered them to the truck. I like to spray items on an old t-shirt and then move them onto my craft mat to dry. This keeps the spray from going everywhere. By moving the misted items onto my craft mat they dry quicker because they are not sitting in the wet over-spray.

So here's how I created the rest of the front of the card. The tree and the wreath were cut out using the Cricut. I then painted them with Distress Inks Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, and Pine Needles along with Distress Stickles Clear Rock Candy.
To do this simply dab the distress inks onto the craft mat add a glob of stickles and mist with water.
Then take a paint brush and paint away.
The bow on the wreath is a piece of twine that I died with Distress Stain Barn Door. By simply placing the twine on the craft mat and running the distress stain over it. Let it completely dry before you do anything with it as you will get ink all over your hands and everything else. I attached it with Glossy Accents.
Now for the inside of the card:
This was all cut out using the Cricut. I used the Gypsy to weld together the pop up Merry Christmas. Before adhering the snow to the church I misted it with Perfect Pearls Mist Perfect Pearl color. The lamppost was also misted to give it a shimmer. The snow in the sky was done with a pearl pen (this was the same for the outside of the card).
Hope you enjoyed this!


  1. Brilliant idea to turn the Jalopy into a Pickup!!!
    Nice work on the pop up, and best of luck with blogging!

  2. Stacy, I just love that you turned the old jalopy into a pick-up truck! Great step-by-step photos, too. Thanks for sharing!