Tasty Trucks Delivering Love

Tasty Trucks shaker card for Valentine's Day

Tasty Trucks Delivering Love

The Tasty Trucks stamp set, free from Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-bration, comes with lots of little accessories to be a taco truck, and ice cream truck, or a hot dog truck. It is just so cute! I thought it would make the perfect love delivery truck for Valentine’s Day!

I made this tasty truck into a shaker card, too. The little hearts and sequins in the window move around when you shake them! Shaker cards are a lot of fun to make and make a great interactive surprise for anyone who receives them!

Valentine shaker card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Tasty Trucks stamps from Stampin' Up!

Challenge Inspiration

This card was inspired by Paper Players Challenge #330!

I was also inspired by Brian King’s post Color Inspiration for Valentine’s Day. I just loved this color combination that he proposed:

Isn’t that gorgeous?!

A couple of weeks ago, I posted my own color inspiration chart, and I realized after I made it that I completely forgot to include any combinations with Cherry Cobbler and I didn’t have a single combination that used Mint Macaron (except for one of the Masculine ones that had no pink in it at all.) I suppose I overlooked those colors.

It just goes to show that there are almost limitless possibilities when mixing colors and finding new color inspiration!

Valentine shaker card with Tasty Trucks stamps from Stampin' Up! Design by Natalie Lapakko.

Shaker Directions

  1. Stamp two Tasty Trucks onto Very Vanilla cardstock. These are the two pieces of bread for your shaker sandwich! Next, fussy cut out both trucks.
  2. Color both trucks with Stampin’ Write Markers. I used Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake, and Smoky Slate. Optional: add white highlights on the metal parts of the truck using a white gel pen to make them look shiny.
  3. Stamp the Tasty Truck once again onto a coordinating piece of Designer Series Paper; I used a piece of Affectionately Yours. Fussy cut out the center panel of the DSP truck.
  4. Determine which truck is the front piece of bread in the shaker sandwich, then use an exacto knife to cut holes in the windows.
  5. Adhere the DSP center panel to the front truck (the one with holes in the windows).
  6. Cut a piece of a window sheet to fit behind the windows of the truck. It doesn’t have to be exact, as long as it is large enough to cover the holes. Adhere the window sheet to the back of window holes.
  7. Use foam adhesive strips to outline the edge of your windows, making sure there are no gaps where the shaker pieces can get out.
  8. Place the desired shaker pieces (such as sequins or tiny die cut hearts) in a tiny pile on the back truck, out of the way of where the foam adhesive strips will be.
  9. Carefully lower the top truck down onto the back truck, lining them up as closely as possible.
  10. The shaker is complete! You could use it all by itself or add it to a card.

Card Directions

  1. First, cut and score a Very Vanilla card base.
  2. Next, cut a Flirty Flamingo panel 1/2″ (1.2 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Then, cut a Crumb Cake panel 5/8″ (1.5 cm) smaller than the card base.
  4. Cut a strip of By the Shore Designer Series Paper about 1″ (2.5 cm) wide. Adhere this to the Crumb Cake panel about a quarter to a third of the way up from the bottom. Trim the ends to match the width of the Crumb Cake panel.
  5. Adhere the layers together.
  6. Cut a large Very Vanilla circle using the Stitched Framelits Dies.
  7. Next, cut out a coordinating scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Framelit dies in Flirty Flamingo. Adhere the two circles together and attach them to the card using dimensionals.
  8. Use dimensionals to attach the Tasty Truck shaker on top of the circle.
  9. Color Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo stripes onto a small scrap of Watercolor paper and blend them together with water. When dry, cut out heart shapes using a heart punch or die, such as the one from Everyday Jars.
  10. Add tiny die cut hearts rising up out of the exhaust pipe of the Tasty Truck.

Horizontal lines suggest stability and rest. Diagonal lines suggest movement and speed. To make a Tasty Truck seem like it is zooming along and not parked, place it at a slight angle rather than perfectly parallel to the bottom of the card.

Valentine shaker card by Natalie Lapakko with Tasty Trucks stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Color Combination

Thanks to Brian for this awesome color combination! He always says that Mint Macaron looks good with everything, and he is so right! Have you noticed that it is included in just about half of Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Papers? How will we survive when it is no longer an In-Color?

Stampin' Up! color inspiration: Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla.

Valentine shaker card by Natalie Lapakko featuring Tasty Trucks stamps from Stampin' Up! Color inspiration: Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla.


Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: By the Shore Designer Series Paper, Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Stamps: Tasty Trucks (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Everyday Jars, Stitched Shapes, Layering Circles (c) Stampin’ Up!

Markers: Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write Markers (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: Foam adhesive strips, window sheet, dimensionals

Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

By Natalie Lapakko

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15 thoughts on “Tasty Trucks Delivering Love”

  1. Thanks for the inspiration, Natalie! I love this shaker and would like to CASE for a group that asked my to do a shaker card next month. I was looking over the materials to make sure I had everything and noticed it uses the Everyday Jars FD but I can’t figure out where they are used. Did I just miss it?

    1. I’m honored that you would CASE my card for your class! What fun! There is a row of hearts in the Everyday Jars framelit set that I used to cut out the tiny hearts coming out of the exhaust pipe and I tossed a couple inside the truck to shake around with the sequins. You could use any shape you wanted, and if it is after Valentine’s Day, you may not want hearts at all!

  2. Very cool! At first glance I thought you’d added some cotton candy, maybe with pieces of cotton colored with pink 🙂 I know — my old eyes don’t see as well as they used to! But it got me to thinking about adding some cotton candy! HA! I love your card & thanks for the inspiration!

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