If you have a vintage collector in your life, then this Vintage Gas Pump 3D Box Card would be the perfect gift! This fun box card is so easy to put together that you’ll want to do a couple at the same time so you’ll have extras to give for Father’s Day, birthdays, or just because.
The Vintage Gas Pump is an svg file that can be purchased from SVGCuts.com. You can either purchase the gas pump 3D card by itself, or get it with the Pit Stop Box Cards Kit. The kit comes with a total of five different box cards. I’ve personally made four cards from the kit. It’s definitely been one of my favorite go to box card kits for family and friends of all ages.
- Silhouette Cameo or Cricut
- Vintage Gas Pump svg file and printed copy of the PDF file that comes with it
- Designer paper of choice (I used a Tim Holtz paper pad)
- Green textured 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbook paper or color of choice
- 12 x 12 sheet of cream textured scrapbook paper
- Embellishments (I used a Tim Holtz game spinner, journey from his Big Chat sticker pad, and a green gem brad. I also used a red alphabet sticker sheet for the initials)
- Stamps of choice
- Your favorite paper crafting glue
- Ink (I used Tim Holtz Distress ink in Tea Dye)
*All items were purchased by me, I am not affiliated with any of these companies
1. First, cut out all your pieces, including the envelope. Fold and glue the envelope according to Mary’s instruction, then set it aside.
2.Then, ink the edges of the cut outs. Set them aside and let them dry.
While the ink is drying, I suggest taking the time to watch Mary’s assembly video for the vintage gas pump. Her video will show you how to place and glue the cut out pieces for the gas pump.
3. Stamp your sentiment or write your message on the back cream card stock.
4. Glue your layers to the base of the box. Then, set them aside to dry so your box will be flat. Sometimes, if it’s very humid in my area, it takes a while to dry and the paper can warp. If that happens, I wait for my project to completely dry, then lay it under a stack of very heavy books to flatten it out.
5. Apply your embellishments.
6. Fold the card base together. Make sure to line the tab up so the card will sit evenly.
7. Add in the center panel. When the glue has grabbed the paper a bit, fold the card gently back and forth to make sure it will fold cleanly.
8. Take your ribbon and attach it to the pump handles and to the card.
Voila! You’re done! What a statement that Vintage Gas Pump card makes.