Papertrey Ink had this Pick Up Truck Die in their September release and I knew I had to buy it as soon as I saw it! How cute is this??!!
It sold out in one day - (but you can click on the NOTIFY ME and they'll send you an e-mail when it's back in stock). I'm making fall and Halloween cards and crafts to sell at my Church Fair in October and knew this would be a perfect item. It measures about 4 1/2" long x 2 1/8" tall at the cab and 1 3/4" wide.
I got the idea from PTI Designer, Betsy Veldman, who made a truck just like this so I can't take credit for the design! I used a different fence (which is not part of the die set) and I added my little sign along with some brown basket shred (hay!)
I die cut the fence from Village Bungalow (Tim Holtz/Sizzix) and trimmed it to fit in the truck bed. The Farm Fresh stamp is from Barnyard Sentiments (PTI) and the Fall Blessings is from Peace and Plenty (Waltzingmouse/retired) I attached the sign to a wooden stir stick from Starbucks cut to fit. The oversize pumpkin is from JoAnn - I bought a whole cylinder of them last year and never used them! It's the pumpkin that won the prize for being the biggest at the country fair!
I've made 4 so far - two of them in Americana card and two in Ocean Tides card. I sponged all the edges with the same color ink as the paper to give it an aged dimensional look.
With a change of stampings and truck colors, I can make some spooky Halloween Pick Ups and some Christmas Pick Ups!
I'm linking my red truck to:
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (I hope trucks count?!)
Stamps: Barnyard Sentiments Stamp Set - PTI, Peace & Plenty - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper: Americana, Ocean Tides, White, True Black - PTI, Brushed Silver - SU, watercolor paper - Canson.
Ink: True Black, Smokey Shadow, Americana, Ocean Tides - PTI
Accessories: Dashing Through the Snow: Pick Up Die set - PTI, Village Bungalow Die - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Tombow Glue, ScorTape, brown basket shred, wooden coffee stirrer, little pumpkins - JoAnn.