Make a fun vintage red truck using cardstock and glue! Put some LED lights in it, load it up with a paper Christmas tree, and you’re good to go.
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Key concepts taught in the video tutorial include how to set score lines, attach score layers to cut layers, and how to glue 3D projects.
See exactly how to cut and assemble a vintage red truck with paper in this step-by-step video below:
Let me show you how to make a vintage red truck! This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience (which means if you make a purchase after clicking a link I will earn a small commission but it won’t cost you a penny more)! Read my full disclosure policy.
Materials to Make a Vintage Red Truck from Paper
- 12″ x 12″ cardstock (red, brown, white, gray/black, green x 2) — the pretty red paper you see in my images here is Recollections Textured Foil Paper in Red
- Vellum, wax paper, or parchment paper
- Glue (tacky glue, super glue, and hot glue)
- LED lights with a battery pack
- A way to cut your materials (I used the amazing Cricut)
- My free SVG/DXF/PDF cut files/patterns (available in my free resource library—get the password at the bottom of this post)Note: Here are the fonts I used in this tutorial
How to Make a Vintage Red Truck from Paper
First, you need our truck design! You can download it from my free resource library (you can get a password for it at the bottom of this page). If you’re going to cut the vintage red truck out on your cutting machine, upload the file to your design software. If you’re not sure how to upload an SVG cut file to Cricut Design Space, watch this helpful video training series I made. If you’re on an iPhone or iPad, here’s how to download and upload SVG files to the Cricut Design Space app.
Important Note: There are three layers that need to be set to Score in Cricut Design Space and then attached to their respective base layers. The video explains exactly how do to do this. If you’re new to scoring, check out my Cricut Scoring Tools and Tips.
For complete assembly instructions, watch the video linked above!
Get my free SVG cut files and patterns for the Vintage Red Truck design
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