Cupcake Trucks – Are They For Real?

I can honestly say that I’ve lived my whole life without ever eating out of a food truck. Really!! If you follow my blog, you know I’m vegetarian. I make almost all my own food from scratch. Also, food trucks just aren’t in my day-to-day neighborhood. But they are so neat to look at! Sometimes when I go to Washington D.C. (one of my favorite things to do!), I see rows and rows of food trucks lined up. My husband and I like to walk slowly by them and see their menus. Last time we did this, we were shocked at how “upscale” the food truck industry had become!

We even saw a food truck that had vegan only food! Wowser. The price at all these food trucks reflected that the food was upscale, too. LOL. That’s Washington for you, right?

Tasty Trucks

I was excited to see in that the Sale-a-bration catalog this year had the adorable stamp set called “Tasty Trucks.” The stamp set is cute, but it also reminds me of my visits with my husband to browse the museums in D.C., so the stamp set makes me happy. This stamp set is free with any $50 order, which is awesome too, right? I love getting free things in the mail.

Handmade card made with Sale-A-Bration stamp set Tasty Trucks by Stampin' Up!
This card is the first one I made with the stamp set. Of course, I had to make it a cup cake truck. Are there really cup cake trucks? Better I don’t know….There’s a business idea that would make a fortune…

I was excited when I flipped through my paper and found the “Pop of Pink” DSP. The little good speckles look just like sprinkles! I had to make it work for the card!

The Details

To make the card, I started with Shimmery White card stock because I knew I wanted to watercolor. I then embossed the truck image in copper. I like copper because it has a bit of pink in it and I like pink. Pink is good, right? After embossing, I cut out the truck and watercolored it using my brand new Watercolor pencils and Aqua Painter. So much fun!

Handmade card made with Sale-A-Bration stamp set Tasty Trucks by Stampin' Up!
I added some gold foil paper behind the Pop of Pink layer. Looks so cool in real life! Not sure if the picture does all the shininess justice. I then added more gold with the gold ribbon (also for free!). I’m going to have stock up on that gold and silver ribbon. Not only is it gorgeous, it has a nice hand to it and just feels good.

Behind the truck there is some linen thread and gold thread, to give the card a bit of interest and layers.

I hope you enjoy this truck as I do! Now I want some cupcakes. That’s the only drawback to the stamp set. I guess it’s no surprise I made tacos for dinner last night. I’ve got food trucks on my mind!

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Tasty Trucks
Paper: Pop of Pink, Shimmery White, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Melon Mambo
Other: Copper embossing Powder, Watercolor Markers, Aqua Painter, Gold Thread, Linen Thread, Versamark

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Going Crooked

Do you ever wonder what your style of card says about your personality? Since my favorite cards are a little messy and often crooked, I’m guessing you know a lot about me. LOL. I think there’s something very pleasing about the “imperfect.”

If you look at ads in Ikea, the rooms look lived in. The kitchens usually have someone working along with a bit of a mess that goes with cooking, the fridge is adorned with a creative kid’s painting. That scene looks right to us. It looks lived in and cozy. Perhaps that’s why “imperfect” cards are so appealing. They are cozy and lovely in their imperfect state!

DIY Card made with Oh So Succulent stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Simple Style

My card today, though crooked, LOL, is actually very easy to make. Feel free to copy it! I used it an event this past weekend in my neighborhood called “Crafts and Soup.” All the stampers were new to stamping, and there was a lot going on since it was a big event (not just mine…there were lots of other crafts going on, too.) so I kept it simple.

My favorite part of this card is that it totally doesn’t look like a newbie card. The different layers really have a neat effect and make it look complex – when it really isn’t! Such a great card for my new stampers to take home and enjoy.

Tips for Making the Card

To make the card, I used my favorite Oh So Succulent stamp set, but since my stampers were newbies, I didn’t want them to worry about two-step stamping. Instead, I started them with our addictive stamping hobby easy! We just stamped the outline of a flower in versmark onto the Old Olive card stock. Isn’t that a great way to get people’s feet wet? You can’t mess that up! LOL.

Next, we added some layers. I popped up some Tip Top Taupe using dimensionals, but since there were so many layers, that was the only piece I chose to pop up.

DIY Card made with Oh So Succulent stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Color!

When working with neutrals, pops of color are always a great thing. I added some flowers in a cheerful bright color, as well as some subtle blue scallops under the sentiment. The scallops are from the Layering Squares Framelits. I cut out a scallop square and cut out one side. Isn’t it neat looking? One of my favorite effects!

The event went beautifully and I had so much fun stamping with the wonderful women. We shared lots of giggles and stories. It was a great evening.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Oh So Succulent, One Big Meaning
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Soft Sky, Succulent Garden, Calypso Coral
Other: Layering Squares Framelits, Rhinestones

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Thank you!

Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving break!  My family made its annual trip to the zoo.  The girls saw the elephants eat a pumpkin and that made their day.  Especially because it stomped on the pumpkin, first!!

The following card my lovely friend and upline, Kimberly Van Diepen, made a few years ago.  I fell in love with it and bought all the supplies I’d need to make it.  Then I never made it.  Well, the time has come.  The paper and ribbon are retired and I have a craft fair coming up, so I decided to make up a bunch of them. They are a great design because you can make a lot of them very quickly.  You could easily substitute the paper for and ribbon ones that are current.

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Here’s how I made the card:

  • Cut Very Vanilla card stock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, folded in half
  • Used the current stamp set, Gorgeous Grunge (130514), to stamp the dots in Crumb Cake
  • Punched out designer series paper using my 1 3/4″ punch, adhered them to the paper.
  • Cut Pool Party paper to 5 1/2 x 3/4″, ahere.
  • Cut Pool Party ribbon and adhered using Tombow
  • Threaded Linen through the button (button is available in the current catalog) and adhered using glue dots.
  • Stamped “Thank You” using the Hey You stamp set (134516).

Also, remember the card I made a few weeks ago for Chanukah?  I redid it in different colors and a different embossed background.  What do you think?

 

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