Trucking Along - Peekaboo Window Front

The Trucking Along stamp set from Stampin' Up finally arrived and I have been 
having so much fun creating cute cards with it!

This little truck comes in a "bundle" that includes a punch, however I didn't get the punch - that truck looked easier to fussy cut than most stamped images, so the stamp was going to work just great for me.

So... the stamp set - The truck itself is pretty true to form in the shaping and details of the famous little red truck that we have been seeing everywhere on home decor and marketing for the last few years. 

The stamp set includes a tree, clouds and several little objects for the truck box - including the wooden truck rack itself. There are flowers, flower pots, a palm tree, a load of presents and of course the infamous Christmas tree. 

Also included in stamp form - fill in stamps for all of the stamp images. 
The fill ins are great when creating quick images with no time to color.

All in all... the stamp set is quite cute!
Do I wonder why there are no pumpkins or apple images to fill the truck box?!
 - I sure do!!
 A fall seasonal release that finally has this truck image with no apples or pumpkins, just doesn't make sense. Here in Ontario - apples, pumpkins and sunflowers are basically  icons of autumn.

Despite its short comings, Trucking Along is sure to create some
 great cards this season...

All of that being said ( and that is only my opinion about this stamp set ), lets get on with the measurements and instructions for the card above.

Directly below πŸ‘‡ is a list of supplies that can be added to 
your card in just one click.

And here are the measurements:

4 1/4 x 11 - Basic White Cardstock Thick, Scored @ 5 1/2 
Glorious Gingham 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 ( blueberry bushel)
1/2 in scrap of Basic White Cardstock 
Scrap of Basic White Cardstock


Cut & Score card pieces.
Attach the gingham section to the front of the card base.

Using a circle die, cut a circle towards the top centered on the card front.
( Be sure to cut through both layers of paper )

Stamp the truck image on a scrap of Basic White Cardstock and use the fill in image to color the truck in Blueberry Bushel Ink, or use Blueberry Bushel blends'
markers to color by hand.
I colored my truck by hand and added some shading. I used a small scribble of pool party for the window sections, and a chrome gel pen to give detail to the bumpers, mirror and door handle.
Fussy cut this image, or if you purchased the punch you can just punch it out.
Add dimensionals to the back of the truck ( don't remove the backings yet ).
Using the truck as a guide, place it inside the circle and stamp a few clouds, and fill them in at the top of the circle image.
 ** you can just rub off any excess ink from the stamp that might overlap the circle. 
Also stamp some ground for the truck to sit on using the same method as above. 
When the background is all stamped, remove the dimensionals from the back of the truck and adhere the truck in the circle cut out making sure that no part of the truck is keeping the card from opening. 

Stamp the sentiment on the 1/2 strip of Basic White Cardstock and attach using dimensionals to the bottom section of the card front.

Add a few dots, or gems to the card front for added interest.
I used the Basic Rhinestones, since that is what I had on hand.

Dig into your stash of stamps and find a desired greeting to stamp 
on the card inside.
You can also use the same DSP cut at a 1/2 inch by 4 1/4 to attach a little 
gingham to the card inside. 
As well, don't forget to use a piece of coordinating DSP to cover the envelope flap so that this whole project matches!
This really makes a difference when sending your card, the recipient will love that everything coordinates!! 

I hope you have enjoyed this card and that it has left you with some creative inspiration ~ let me know in the comments below πŸ‘‡

I'll be off searching for some pumpkins and apples to fill this truck...πŸ˜‚