Everything came together nicely this week. I saw my first z-fold pop-up box card, and fell in love with the new fold. However, the one I saw was cut and folded mostly from one piece of cardstock, and I didn't feel up to that much measuring and cutting. I went looking, and with some help from a FiskaFriend, found a template by Lori Whitlock. She has several, and because they were on sale, I bought several! Makes sense, right? She even had one with a pick-up truck. Perfect in so many ways! A Christmas card for my oldest grandson who restores old cars! And a pick-up for PCC's Magazine Monday theme!
With Granddaughter by my side pushing buttons and peeling cardstock off the mats, we cut it out on the Cricut. With a new lock on the inside of my craftroom and two toddler grandsons outside the door, it came together perfectly! :o)
I didn't take many liberties with the template, and what I did doesn't show much in the photo. I cut a window for the pickup out of a scrap of acetate. Looks so cute! I used the write feature for the greeting rather than cutting it and inked it with a glittery red gel pen. Rather than cut snowflakes, I punched them out of glitter paper for more detail. I used Wink of Stella on the tree in the back of the truck, and embossed the other two.
This was a totally awesome card to make (maybe because of the help I had outside the craftroom and didn't have inside the craftroom!). Now that I can see the dimensions of it, I will easily replicate it in an A2 card, but first I will probably have fun just doing the other Lori Whitlock ones I bought. Way fun!