A Handmade Model A Truck Christmas Card

If you love the look of classic, vintage vehicles, you are going to flip for this handmade Model A truck Christmas card!

If you’ve been following me for a while you know I love the classic look of a vintage red pick up truck. These iconic elements pop up every year around this time and so you know I had to create another handmade Model A truck Christmas card to share! I am clearly not alone in loving these because I see them everywhere and there’s just something about all the classics brought together in a handmade card for the holidays.

I made this card using the Inside Scallop Frame, Model A Truck, Evergreen Trees, Deckle Hills, Greenery #1, Small Birds and Christmas Mini (star) along with some other “every day” items in my craft room. I list everything below so you can grab what you need. I am also sharing every step you need to know to make one of these cards at home, so read through for all the details. I promise you that you will be able to make this card!

Check out this handmade Model A truck Christmas card in a classic red set in a snowy scene.

Card Base, Frame and Snow Layers

  • Cut an A2 sized card base and a 5.00″ x 3.75″ rectangle layer using white cardstock.
  • Use white cardstock to cut two snow layers and trim to fit the front of the frame.
  • Cut the frame using red cardstock.
  • Emboss the white layer and trim to fit behind the frame.
  • Attach one snow layer to the embossed layer using ATG adhesive.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach the embossed layer.
  • Adhere double stick tape to the back of the frame and embossed layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Use double stick tape adhesive to attach the front snow layer to the frame.

Assemble the Model A Truck

  • Cut the truck parts using red, black and gray cardstock. 
  • Attach the truck bed and cab to the truck base using rolled up double stick tape.  Pro Tip:  Rolled up tape creates a thinner attachment for the dies compared to using mounting tape.  The thickness of mounting tape holds the parts further away from the base and makes them appear unnatural.  

rolled double stick tape 2

  • Attach the tires, wheels and hub caps together using glossy accents and attach them to the truck base using glossy accents.
  • Apply rolled up double stick tape to the fender and radiator and attach to the truck base.
  • Attach the headlight to the fender and the radiator top using glossy accents.

A handmade Model A truck Christmas card with a classic red pickup in a snowy scene all made using dies from Rubbernecker.

Embellish the Truck

  • Use green cardstock to cut the greenery sections.
  • Cut the branches from the main greenery stem.
  • Begin attaching the branches to the back of the truck using glossy accents.
  • Continue adding branches to create the appearance of a Christmas tree.
  • Attach two greenery tips and a red circle to the side of the truck using glossy accents.
  • Apply red stickles to the red berry and a tiny red bow to the tree using glue dots.

Finish the Scene

  • Use green cardstock to cut the evergreen trees.
  • Cut the small birds using red cardstock and the tiny star using yellow cardstock.
  • Crimp the trees with a straight line crimper to create dimension.
  • Apply pieces of mounting tape to the back of the trees and attach them to the card base.
  • Attach the truck to the snow layer using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Use tiny pieces of mounting tape to attach the two birds to the scene.
  • Finish by attach the star to the tallest tree using glossy accents and add a touch of sparkle using yellow stickles.

No one will believe you created this handmade Model A truck Christmas card but it

As I mentioned, I have loved making red truck Christmas projects for years. I’m adding a few of my favorites below for more inspiration.  Click on each photo if you would like to go to the original post for all the details. And remember you can adapt any stamped truck to this die set!

Christmas Cards with Pickup Truck

KC Rubbernecker 5162-11D Truck 9 right

Vintage Truck

a card example from today

Red Truck Décor

KC Rubbernecker 5201-01D Barn 5 center


Below are two tables – the first are all the products from Rubbernecker that I used to make all the projects featured on this page. The ones I used specifically for today’s project are the ones at the top of this post. The second table are all the “every day” items that I use in my card making.

5500-01D Inside scallop frame Die
[ RBB ]
5510-04D Model A Truck Die
[ RBB ]
5217-01D Evergreen Tree Die
[ RBB ]
Greenery #1 Die Cut 5162-09D
[ RBB ]
5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
[ RBB ]
Small Birds Die 5147-06D
[ RBB ]
5338-02D Christmas Mini Die
[ RBB ]
5162-11D Truck Die Cut
[ RBB ]
5415-01D Old Truck Front Die
[ RBB ]
5415-02D Old Truck Back Die
[ RBB ]

The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
[ SRH ]
Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations…
[ SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Stickles Glitter Glue -…
[ SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Stickles Glitter Glue -…
[ SBC ]
Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ]
Scrapbook.com – Magic Mat – Standard…
[ SBC ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
Amazon.com : Dahle 550 Professional…
Susan’s Garden Ultimate Tool Kit
[ SPL ]
Sizzix – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SBC | BLIC ]
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
[ RBB ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Scor-Tape 1/2″
[ MFT ]
Scor-Tape 1/4″
[ MFT ]
Scor-Tape 1/8″
[ MFT ]
Amazon.com: 1000 Pieces Foam Sticky…
Amazon.com: Mini Foam Dots…
Amazon.com: Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Teflon Bone Folder, Bonefolder
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ]
Amazon.com : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…

Are you thinking maybe a sweet handmade Model A truck Christmas card like this is one you want to attempt? Just follow along with my instructions and remember that not every card is supposed to be identical to another. Add your own twists and you will end up with something you can share that will truly wow someone special!

3 thoughts on “A Handmade Model A Truck Christmas Card”

  1. Lovely Kittie….yes, a lot of trucks through the years. Amazing what you do with them..Always loved how you aged a truck…taught me.
    Happy Thanksgiving


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