It’s officially July, so the countdown to Christmas starts now. Don’t worry, I’ll help you get ready with lots of cheerful holiday card ideas this month, like this adorable little red Holiday Truck in an Oval Box Card! It is so darn cute, and perfect for guys too! How often do you see a masculine holiday card idea? Of course, it’s great for gals too. Especially, the ones who love the red Christmas truck theme. Would you believe it was really easy to create too? Let’s take a look…
To make this card, I used i-crafter’s Oval Box Pops for the card base, and the new Holiday Truck Add-on to decorate it. If you are unfamiliar with the oval box, it really is simple to assemble. (The dies do all the work.) You just cut a pair of the large base pieces, and fold them on the score lines. Each one forms a square tube shape. Before you glue the tubes together, you sandwich in any decorative elements, like the truck. There are optional slot dies that you can drop in while you are cutting the card base pieces, to add additional standing objects, like the trees in the back, and the presents in the front. Here is a video showing you how to assemble the box by my friend, Lynnea. Since my new video setup is working, let me know if you would like to make one with me in a live video? Wouldn’t that be fun?
Some notes on how to pull this particular card together… I cut the pieces from colored cardstock to save time, but I took a few minutes to add some shading with Copic markers. To make sure the back of the card is as pretty as the front, I cut doubles of everything and sandwiched them back to back. I even cut a pair of the trucks, so I could add an acetate window. Be sure to flip your pattern and mirror papers over and cut the second set of detail pieces from the back side. This way, when you glue everything together, the pretty side faces out in both directions. Do you recognize the snowflakes? They were cut with the flower center die in the oval base set. You could substitute with another “real” snowflake die, but I think these add to the masculine feel. Plus, you only need the two die sets, not a third. To help the chrome sentiment pop against the light blue card base, I cut a black layer and slightly offset it underneath. Unlike on my flat cards, I don’t like to stack sentiments too thick on these cards, for fear of them not wanting to curve.
These cards fold flat, fit into A2 envelopes, and mail with a single stamp. (Be careful not to build your scene too tall, or you might need to size up the envelope.) If you are looking for a card that wows this year, you might want to give these a try. I mean, can you imagine putting a sweet card like this up on your mantle? It will outshine any of the other cards next to it. If you want to mass produce a card like this, you can simplify the design by omitting the background trees and the presents. If you want to step it up, you might try adding EZ-Lights! (Headlight, taillight, and a star on top of the tree?)
Alright, let me have it. What do you think of this guy? Isn’t it adorable? Lol, I need to make more of this one for sure, or I won’t be able to part with it. I might cut the tree off the back of the truck and make one as a birthday card. I know I’m going to get a lot of use out of this set.
Would you like to see more of the new release from i-crafter? Head on over to their site and check it out! While you’re there, take a look at the sale section (there’s some good stuff in there, including the Tunnel Card Base that I used for tomorrow’s card)! And be sure to swing back by tomorrow. I have another 3D card to share, and it’s just as cute! Plus, we have a very special guest designer joining us for a magical collab hop. You don’t want to miss any of the fun! Oh, and I plan to go live this weekend on YouTube; I really hope you’ll join me! (Just click subscribe and turn on notifications so you can play with me.)
One last bit of housekeeping, Sunday is the 4th of July, so Crafternoon is cancelled, but we’ll be back the following week. I hope you join us! (It’s a free crafty meetup on Zoom.)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you tomorrow. And don’t forget to let me know if you want to make an oval box card with me live sometime…
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3 thoughts on “Little Red Pickup Truck Box Card”
Would love to see more cards you make and instructions this is first time here I am new to cardmaking!!! Amazing card I am going to save for this die!!