My brother In-law celebrated a milestone birthday recently. In honor of this momentous occasion, I wanted to make him something special. My sister has made chocolate bar gift cards in different styles.....so that gave me some inspiration. I searched the dollar store for specific chocolate bars and candy to use. I had a plan for the chocolate bar story on the card, which changed as not being able to find certain bars or candy....but I conformed to stock on hand
and got to eat the ones I didn't use.
I first found a large piece of cardboard. I measured a two inch spine in the center of the card. I then took my olfa knife and cut into the first layer of the cardboard one inch on each side of the center line to form my spine. I folded the cardboard at the scored lines to make like a book.
Next step is to measure out how many lines you need for your card. I used chalk which was maybe a mistake,
or maybe I pressed to hard...not sure....but I probably would use a light leaded pencil next time.
SAY NO TO GLUE DOTS!
I originally used
glue dots which I purchased from the dollar store, but that too was a mistake. I resorted to my trusty glue gun.
I started to write and glue the candy on. I think next time I do this I will try to come up with another alternative to felt pen and my hand writing. I will probably print the words out with my printer and glue them on. I feel it would have been much neater.
After glue dotting the candy on and then redoing it all with my glue gun, I could see and end to this task.
THE FRONT OF THE CARD
I am not a scrapbooker and make no claim to being one. I apologize in advance but this is what I came up with.
I went on the Internet and googled all the important events of the year he was born. I printed them off and glued them on to a piece of scrapbooking paper. I placed them at random on his card. I kinda thought this was a good idea
Well I hope this inspires someone. I am sure you could make yours a whole lot better.