I found an adorable UPS truck box idea while searching on Pinterest one day. And I knew it would be a unique and fun way to bring goodies to the demonstrators in my team attending Stampin' Up!'s OnStage conference this weekend. So I made a whole bunch! Here is the one I am keeping.
I found an image of a UPS symbol on the internet, downloaded it, added it several times to a word document, and printed it off. I found self-adhesive Velcro® dots at the local craft store. And the rest of the supplies are from Stampin' Up! (Scroll down to see the a visual list of the supplies I used linked to my online store.)
I made a couple changes to the measurements that Jan shared (especially in the windshield area), but in the end you get the same fun truck.
- Early Espresso cardstock:
- 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"" scored parallel to long edge 1-1/2" in from each side and scored parallel to short edge 1-1/2" from each side and 3" from one of the sides
- 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" scored parallel to long edge 3" from one side and scored parallet to short edge 3" from each side
- 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" scored 1/2" in from each edge
- Whisper White cardstock:
- 1-1/4" x 2-1/4"
- Four 1" circles
- 2 of the smaller circles from the Owl Builder punch
- Basic Black cardstock:
- Four 1-1/4" circles
- 2 of the larger circles from the Owl Builder punch
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These are visuals of what the three Early Espresso pieces should look like after scoring. (I drew over the score lines in black so they stand out better in the photos.)
After scoring go back in and cut where the white lines are.
Now put some strong adhesive (either Tear & Tape adhesive or Fast Fuse) in these areas of your truck base piece.
Flip over the pull inward all the flaps to form this box. Notice the large rectangle flaps that didn't have adhesive on them in the above photo remain on the outside of the box.
The last flaps fold in even more to create the hood of the truck.
Now put some strong adhesive (either Tear & Tape adhesive or Fast Fuse) in this area of your smallest brown piece and connect it to the other large brown piece by placing that sticky flap under the area I am pointing to.
After those pieces are connected, add more adhesive the other remaining small flaps as shown.
Connect the largest of those three remaining flaps to the truck base on the hood (as shown) so that the edges of the cardstock pieces meet up as shown in the next photo (sorry that one is so blurry). This section of the truck is the windshield. Before going further, add adhesive to the underside of the 3×3 sections that look like wings in this photo. The adhesive should just be on the furthest outside edge.
Now pull those "wings" in – connecting them first to the small flaps from the windshield area. And then tilting the windshield so that it is perpendicular to the hood…
…attach those "wings" to the outside of the truck base as shown here.
Add wheels and headlights with the strong adhesive (from the punched out circles and pearls) and add the UPS symbols.
Stamp and add the windshield. (I used the brush end of the Soft Sky marker in the Subtles set to give a "shine" to the window.)
Add a Velcro® dot closure to the back flap. (When closing, just insert the triangular sections into the inside of the truck. These areas help to hold the gift inside.)
Can you imagine how cute these would be for party favors for a kids birthday party? You could really create any sort of truck with this pattern! I plan to give my UPS driver his Christmas gift in this box.
And I can't wait to give these boxes to the stampers in my group this weekend. They are packed and ready to go!