THE FERAL TURTLE

THE FERAL TURTLE

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Chocolate Bar Gift Card

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.
CHEERS!

2 comments:

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Cheers to great words!