Merry Christmas!

If you’re looking for some super quick and easy place card holders to make for your Christmas dinner tonight, this isn’t them. 🙂 But, these are just the cutest red trucks bringing you some Christmas cheer.

These trucks are made using the Ride With Me stamp set and Truck Ride dies Bundle. Actually, these come together fairly quickly with a hot glue gun, but you probably won’t have time to make a dozen of these for everyone arriving in the next couple hours. 
The Truck Ride dies do cut a 3D truck. Plus there are dies for the right and left fenders and tires too. This is one of those things I bought early on when the Annual Catalog came out in June and I am just getting around to using it for the first time.

I learned a couple things putting the first one together. The stamp with the entire truck does not go with the 3D truck die. That image is meant to be used on a card front. Instead, you’ll use all the window and side pieces to stamp on this truck. Your truck will be flat after you die cut it. You definitely want to stamp everything before you start gluing it together.   When you glue the back end of the truck, make sure to line up the back of the truck bed with the end of the sides of the truck. It looks like the middle part doesn’t line up, but it isn’t supposed to since you’re making a truck bed, which is of course lower than the sides of the truck (see above). To make my truck a little more festive, I glued a mini Christmas tree to the back of the truck bed.

I used a hot glue gun to glue the truck together. I originally started with our tear & tape adhesive but it wasn’t holding together like I wanted it to. The hot glue makes this project far more sturdy. The fenders are added on using dimensionals.

If you did want to whip up a few of these to make as place card holders, you could easily stand a piece of white card stock in the tree with a name on it. You could probably get away with balancing it in the tree branches rather than gluing it in if you plan to reuse the trucks from year to year. 

Well, I’ve got to get moving and get breakfast in the oven before the two teenagers drag themselves out of bed in a few hours. Christmas morning sure is different with teenagers. Wishing you all the joy and blessings of a beautiful Holiday Season.

Current Specials

Paper Pumpkin’s first kit of 2020 is all about L-O-V-E. Whether you want handmade favors for Valentine’s Day, a bridal shower, or a remarkably romantic wedding, this month’s kit has everything you need to help you celebrate your favorite friendships and love stories. So make it a “LOVE”-ly year with Paper Pumpkin. This kit will make 20 treat bags (3.25 x 4″) and 10 3×3″ cards and envelopes. Coordinating colors are Crushed Curry, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, and Rococo Rose. It’s “BEE”-yond question: You can get more from the I’ll Bee Yours kit when they buy the Heart Punch Pack (item 151292, $34) from the 2020 January–June Mini Catalog. Both punches coordinate with the heart stamp in the kit so you can craft for love-filled occasions now . . . and later! Think: weddings, showers, birthdays, and more!

It is the end of the year so it’s definitely time for a year-end sale. Stampin Up has selected some products from the Holiday Catalog that are now on close-out pricing. Items are available while supplies last.

Stampin Up is sure spoiling us this Holiday with another special. They just released a brand new Holiday Suite of products to love. See below for pictures of all the products. You can buy everything in one bundle or shop for products individually. Go to my shop to select the products you *must* have. Available while supplies last. 
Check out the brand NEW Paper Trimmer! It’s now available for purchase at a great price of $25! I’ve been using mine for a few weeks now and it’s amazing. This trimmer cuts like butter… just slide and glide right across the paper. It even cuts multiple sheets of card stock at one time. Blade refills will be available starting January 2020.  
The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley was so popular this past Spring, Stampin Up has brought it back for a limited time. And it’s on sale too! Available while supplies last.

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