Monday, March 6, 2017

Garbage Truck Card

Oh my gosh!  I had so much fun this past Saturday!  My stepdaughter Tiffany and I made invitations for my sweet grandson Finn's 6th birthday party!  Other than the paper we used, there's not much Stampin' Up! stuff going on here.  We followed a pattern and did a lot of cutting and punching and gluing. . . .  I think they turned out really cute!!!  And Finn thought they were awesome . . . so we accomplished our mission.  (It's a small party for a small boy, so luckily, we only had to make 6 invitations.)

I found this card on Pinterest and followed the link to Bird's Cards.  You can find all the details, plus a link to the pattern on this page:

The Stampin' Up! papers we used for this card were:
* Basic Black card stock for the card base
* Basic Gray card stock for the tires
* Crushed Curry card stock for the garbage can
* Pacific Point card stock for the cab
* Whisper White card stock for the windows
* Silver Foil Paper for the bumpers, hubcaps, and piston.

We were able to use circle punches for the tires and the logo, which was created by downloading a recycle symbol into Word and adding a big "F" (for Finn, of course).

In the original pattern, the designer created a track with the silver pieces on the side and then used foam pieces to attach the garbage can so it could slide up and down.  We decided in the interest of saving time and brain power to just attach the can with Stampin' Dimensionals so it popped out a little.  (Our silver tracks are glued directly to the paper, and the black part between them that would have been the slot for the can to slide on was simply colored in with a black marker.)

Our inside is fairly plain, but that's the way Tiffany wanted it.  The "It's a Party" insert is an element from the February Paper Pumpkin kit.

If you have a little boy in your life who needs a special card, this one is WAY FUN and not nearly as difficult as it looks . . . although it is a little tedious and time-consuming to hand-cut all the pieces parts.

Cathy  ;D

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