Santa’s Truck…

What if Santa drove a truck instead of a sleigh?  Maybe somewhere in the world he does.

We used to have a really old red Chevy truck.  It had holes in the floor boards and a stick shift in the floor.  Some of my favorite Saturday mornings were spent in that truck traveling to a nursery to buy plants for our lawn.

But today’s Santa has a snazzy green one…


This card uses a combination of three different stamp sets and some masking to create a winter scene.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red and Basic Black Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black
  • Stamps:  Sheltering Tree, Country Livin’ and Father Christmas
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  SU! Water Color Pencils, Cherry Cobbler 1/2″ Satin Ribbon (retired), small round paint brush, Linen Thread


  • The Thick Whisper White card base is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Old Olive layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL
  • The Cherry Cobbler layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to Old Olive layer with SNAIL.
  • The Basic Black layer is 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ attached to Cherry Cobbler layer with SNAIL.
  • The water color paper is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Stamp the Father Christmas slightly off center with Archival Basic Black.  Stamp Father Christmas on copy paper and fussy cut for a mask.  Attach mask and stamp truck in black ink.  Stamp truck on copy paper and fussy cut for a mask.  Leave the Santa and truck masks down while you stamp tree.  Remove all masks…magic!
  • I used the new SU! water color pencils to color just some of the image.  I did not color the small items in Santa’s arms.  If you do not have water color pencils, you could use a Blender Pen with reinker.  The result would be similar.
  • Add a strip of Cherry Cobbler ribbon around bottom of water color paper.  Make a three increasing loops for bow and tie off in center with Linen Thread.  Add to card front with glue dots.
  • The water color layer was added to the card front with multipurpose glue.

Do you have a busy weekend planned just before Thanksgiving?  I’ll be in the line at the grocery store in case you need me…

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Stay inky…Be HaPpY!



  1. This is a very pretty card, Billie. I love the old Santa with the old truck. Great coloring as always. With all the elements together, it’s a wonderful card. I L.O.V.E. the “b-ism”. The dog with the pink glasses is such a hoot! I laughed out loud!! Have a great weekend.

  2. Hi Billie,

    This is so perfect and beautiful. You do such amazing work and your story about the old truck when growing up having holes in the floor board and stick shift on the floor…I have a few memories, too, of that with my Uncle and my brother. Remember those trucks to this day. So many years ago, this card tells a wonderful story, the Father Christmas is so lovely, I’m going to give it a try, but it won’t be a Billie Moan card! Thanks for all your inspiration always.
    I’ll be in the long lines this weekend, but life is good. Take care. Your “B” isms are awesome!

    • It seems many have sweet memories of old trucks…thanks so much for your sweet comments. I’d love to see what you create…B!

  3. Great card. My family had an old truck when I grew up! It also looked like this stamp. I’m not sure if it was red but I remember 5 of us crowding in for a journey! It was a great truck!