It’s Time for Christmas In July
I know the calendar says “July” but when you are a crafter you are working months in advance to get ready for the next big holiday. That’s why you’re seeing all kinds of “Christmas In July” events happening now.
Even Stampin’ Up! is getting into the holiday spirit with the release of Christmas themed On-Line exclusive items. A few weeks back, I showcased one of those new items – the One Horse Open Sleigh Suite – you can read thoses posts here and here. Today I got to play with the new Trucking Along Bundle and I love it!
Side Note – Did you know Stampin’ Up! demonstrators get early access to new products? In addition to our discount on the products Stampin’ Up! demonstrators usually get access to new products a month before they are released to the public. If you like being among the first to try all the new things consider joining the Stampin’ Up! family. You can learn more about the opportunity here.
There’s Something about a Truck
Any country & western singer will tell you trucks make great subject matter for songs. Well they also make great subject matter for cardmaking! The new Trucking Along stamp set is perfect for the holidays and all year long. In addition to the evergreen tree and presents bundle, which are great for the holidays, there are three more ways to customzie the truck bed – potted plants, sunflowers, and a beach theme stamp with plam tree, surf board, and beach ball. This stamp set will easily carry you throughout the crafting year.
Creating with Trucking Along
For my Thursday Night demo, I used this set to create two Christmas themed cards – a simple stamping one and one a little more stepped up with some die cuts. Here’s what I came up with.
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Measurements & Supplies
The measurements are the same for both cards. Standard A2 card base of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. The inside and outside layers are 4″ x 5 1/4″. Then I used scraps for the punched truck, die cut labels, and torn “snow” layer.
You can purchase all the supplies I used for this project on my Stampin’ Up! store. Just click the button below and your cart will be populated with all the things. Just uncheck any item you don’t want. Happy Stamping!