My dear husband celebrated a birthday recently so I made him a truck-shaped card from Cricut’s “Just Because Cards”. My husband loves all things Ford and this truck reminds me of a 1939 Ford Pick-Up truck. Luckily, he thought it did too and he loved it!
To make the truck-shaped card, I used Cricut’s Design Studio to weld two 8 inch truck shadows together (flipping one). I then cut the truck layers twice at 8 inches (flipping one set of layers) so that the completed truck could be seen from both sides. The patterned cardstock is from one of my favorite stacks called “Linen Closet” by Die Cuts With a View (DCWV).
I typed and printed the sentiment using my computer and added light blue brads to the wheels. I also raised the fenders with foam dimensionals. The envelope is cut at 7.5 inches from “Just Because Cards” using some more Linen Closet paper. Since this patterned cardstock has some weight to it, my adhesive tape runner wasn’t strong enough to keep the sides of the envelope from popping open. Luckily, I had a roll of Scor-Tape and this did the trick. This tape is also great for making little gift boxes. I ordered mine from Amazon in the 1/4 inch size. To seal the envelope, I used a glue-dot which makes it easy to open and close again.
Here is a picture of the cake I made him. He loves carrot cake with homemade cream cheese icing. He had this for his birthday last year and requested it again. The icing recipe can be found at this post: Cream Cheese Frosting Saves the Cake! I still haven’t gotten the hang of decorating cakes but I still like to try! Practice makes perfect :).