Tasty Truck Treats…

Some of us are mature enough and lucky enough to remember the bell or music that announced the ice cream truck was coming down the road…what a mad dash to find the coins before he arrived.  Sweet memories…

So when this cute little FREE stamp showed up in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, I was alllllll over it…


The Cupcakes & Carousel Designer Series Paper Stack seemed the perfect background for this card.  And a little special treatment for the awning on the truck…


The awning was stamped on the DSP and “fussy cut” then added to the card front with strip adhesive.


And a little peek inside…


Did you notice the envelope?  Just a little more fussy cutting…

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


Paper:  Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay Cardstock, plus Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack and water color paper

Ink:  Archival Basic Black

Stamps:  Tasty Truck

Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Stampin’ Up! Water Color Pencils, Blender Pen


The Very Vanilla base card is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/4″, scored, folded and burnished at 4-1/4″

The first Bermuda Bay layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached to card front with SNAIL

The first DSP layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″ attached to Bermuda Bay layer is SNAIL

The vertical Bermuda Bay layer is 1-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ attached to left of card front

The DSP layer is 1-3/4″ x 4″ attached to Bermuda Bay layer with SNAIL.

The water color paper is 4″ x 4-1/4″.  Stamp truck in Basic Black.  The road is the stamp from Lighthouse set in Smoky Slate.

The truck was colored with SU! Water Color pencils and then I used a Blender Pen.  The shadow was made with Smoky Slate pencils and smoothed with Blender Pen.

Stamp awning on piece of DSP and “fussy cut”.  Add to truck with strip adhesive.

The border is hand drawn with journal pen.

Stamp sentiment on scrap Very Vanilla and punch (the one I used is retired) and punch another in Bermuda Bay.  Offset with SNAIL and add to card front with dimensionals.

Inside the DSP layer is 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ and the Very Vanilla layer is 3-5/8″ x 4-1/8″.  Stamp cupcakes at bottom

Add DSP to flap of envelope to coordinate with card front.

We’ve had a great day today (me and “the littles”) interrupted by school of course.  Ice cream snack after school, bike riding after homework and then we worked on their journals…


I brought them some glue and embellishments.  They look really serious don’t they?

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Here’s your “B-ism” for today…



Get inky…be HaPpY!



  1. Love this card, Billie. That stamp, DSP and your treatment with the pen makes this a happy, fun card anyone would enjoy receiving. The inside and the envelope continue the fun. I’m so glad you and the “littles” have time for some fun activities where you can enjoy the warm sun. It hit 70 here today!! But only a one-day wonder! Snow is predicted for Saturday! Winter’s alive and well. Loved the “b-ism” today. Thank goodness, Facebook has taken over most of the funny emails that asked to be sent to 10 people. That’s just a memory now.

    • I always wondered what kind of life schedule people might have that posted those type of emails…who has that much time? Thanks for your sweet comments…B!