Christmas Truck

Hello all. Here's my latest project. I have been anxious to make this new 3D Classic Model Truck file by SVG Attic. (Instructions to build this truck click  here)  I just needed the time to make it. Well this is probably a first in the history of me being on the SVG Attic Inspiration Team for years, where I had to ask for an extension because I needed more time and didn't want to rush this.

Note, there are additions I made to this file that ARE NOT included in this file. They are personal additions so please don't expect to find it when you purchase said file!

After I cut out all my main pieces in Bazzill Cardstock 'Robin Egg', I aged it with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink as well as some Teresa Collins Fiesty Red Pigment Ink.
 I decided my truck needed a seat. This is one of those additions that does not come with this file.
Even though I used a heavier cardstock, I still like to use my Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron® to adhere the pieces to prevent warping.
For the smaller pieces, I used my 1.5" Sticker Maker from Xyron. 
The wood pieces I felt needed to be embossed using a We R' Memory Keepers wood grain embossing folder and my Sizzix Big Shot.
I also added the wood slats to the bed of the truck. I used a silver gel pen to color in the added 'screw holes'.
I took the same Walnut Stain ink and distressed the wood grain after embossing it. 
At this point, (the end of day 1, took me 3 days to do this much detailing) I was looking at the grill and thought you know what, I want those lights to sparkle. So I set out to customize my grill. 
At the end of day 2 I was so close, yet so far away. 
Day 3 I decided I needed to reinforce the bottom carriage with more cardstock simply because the battery pack I have in the cab was a bit too heavy for the carriage to handle.
At the end of day 3 I was running out of steam. I was going to cut a tree and wreath out in paper, but then I found these sprigs of greenery in a box downstairs. So I compromised and made what I could out of them!
Now, you cannot have a Christmas Truck without snow. And wouldn't you know that all THREE stores I went to were all out of the fake snow tex snow.
Pinterest to the rescue. I made my own fake snow with 1 1/2 cups baking soda, glitter, and 1/4 cup white hair conditioner. Glitter is optional, but not in this house. Especially with the husband standing there watching me make this. I added in more just for his benefit.

Final Project:

Yes, the lights are real light up lights. This is an addition, NOT included with this file!

 I had the best smelling snow this side of the Mississippi for sure.

 I made the trees removable so the detail of the bed can be seen.

 Even the running boards are wood engrained.

Phew now that was a task! Thank you so much for joining me today.

Materials Used: 

  • Paper:
    • Kraft brown for wood
    • Bazzill Cardstock
      • Robin Egg
      • Waxy Lips
      • Peanut Fudge
      • Fig Swirl
  • Die Cut Machine
    • Silhouette Cameo 3
    • Silhouette Studio-Designer Edition
  • Adhesive
  • SnapDragon/SVG Attic file ~Truck 3D Classic Model
    • Extras
      • Teresa Collins Fiesty Red ColorBox Pigment Ink
      • Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
      • Sizzix Big Shot
      • We R Memory Keeper wood embossing folder
      • AC Elements Brads

FTC disclaimer: I received some of these products for free but was not compensated for writing this post. To view my complete disclaimer, click here.


  1. This is such an impressive project, Sonja! I know you spent many, many hours on it and it shows! It is definitely a Christmas keepsake.

  2. I love your version of the truck, simply beautiful. Would you share how you incorporated the lights. I would love to make mine light up too.

    1. Cricket I just made little boxes to go behind them. Inserted a battery operated light pack and lit it up! :)

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