I got to have a serious play with the Spellbinders October Die of the Month (which has actually been released as a permanent fixture in the shop – yay!)
Now this is a LARGE set, and I will freely admit I was a little bewildered by all the teeny pieces! I realised I needed to watch a Nichol Spohr video to get myself untangled. She has a couple of really great YouTube video tutorials on the two different releases relating to these trucks – here and here. I really encourage you to take a look 🙂
So my first card was really a total CASE of her Christmas truck – there isn’t really anything to add, other than I used what I had in my stash in terms of appropriate sentiment (Simon Says Stamp Season’s Greetings) and scraps of cardstock. Also, the embossing folder I used is an old Stampin’ Up! one which really does look cool!
Then I got a little more confident and tried out a grey truck for a wedding card – again following a colour palette similar to Nichol, but I added my own twist. I really love the Simon Says Stamp Stacked Hearts die, and cut it from pearlescent pink cardstock to inlay into the card front. Little clay hearts from Honey Bee Stamps and a Congrats sentiment from PinkFresh Studio were the finishing touch.
The last card is a simple birthday card and I really wanted to do a blue truck with off-white bumpers, like a classic truck featured in a favourite Canadian television show (a chocolate fish if you guess the show!) The Happy Birthday is a My Favorite Things die (unfortunately retired), and the embossing folder is an old one found in my stash.
As you can see, the Truckin’ Along set can be used alongside many items in your stash, a great way to feature products that haven’t been used on a project in a while. Or ever! I’m sure I’m not the only crafter with things in my stash that have been purchased and not yet used!
Thanks for taking the time to visit! If you have any questions regarding the putting together of these cards, please feel free to message me – I’m only too happy to help!
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