Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chocolate Bar Gift Card

Warning:  This card is a little risque....but as you can see, she wasn't born yesterday!

What a Birthday!
A friend of mine just turned 50!  Glad I am not her. (chuckle chuckle)  I know, my time will come.  Anyways, I made her a chocolate bar card using mostly items from the Dollar Store.  

Supplies needed:
Many chocolate bars (some for eating and some for the card)
2 pieces of the thick white corrugated board
glue stick
single hole punch
fancy scrapbook paper
printer paper
hot glue and gun

The hardest part of the card is trying to make it somewhat personal for your friend.  You'll want to plan what you will say and the chocolate bars you will use.  When you have this all figured out, head to the dollar store and buy your bars.  Or you can buy your bars first, like I did, and eat all the un-used.  This is the best way.  Every country has different chocolate bars.  I am Canadian so these bars are from Canada.  

Print all your sentences out.  I used the return button every time a chocolate bar was inserted.  This gave me separate phrases that could be glued on before the chocolate bar for that sentence.  It kept it looking fairly neat.   My font was bold and set at 22.  I cut all the words and did a dry run with the candy for the best spacing.
  I used a glue stick for the paper and a glue gun for the candy.  A low melt glue gun would work best, but I don't have one so if you are in my boat, be careful as it will melt the wrappers.
The two boards were joined by hole punching down the left side of each board every two inches, and running a ribbon through the holes for the binding.  The front was decorated using my Cricut, scrapbooking paper, and a few embellishments.  If you don't have one of these machines, just use your imagination.  There are so many things you can use on the front of the card.

Remember hanging out with your (AIRHEAD) friends down at the old (MIRAGE)   You would (SNICKER) at all the (NERDS)   Then you met your (SWEETTART) (MR.BIG)   You heard he had a (BIG FOOT) and we all know what the means!!!

He had a (TWIX) up his sleeve and slipped you the (BIG TURK)  which resulted in a (BABY RUTH X 2)   You've travelled the world;  places like New (YORK) and (MARS)

And even though you are turning the big five (ZERO)   We want you to know that you're still one (HOT TAMALE)    From your (EXTRA) (SMARTIE) friends   We (WISH) you and Happy Birthday!!!

Happy chocolate bar eating.....I mean happy card making!

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  1. Cute card idea!!


  2. LoL. This is awesome Karen. What a great gift card! Love it!

  3. You had me at chocolate bar! This is such a fun idea!!!

  4. This is -so- COOL!!!! The big foot past... hahaha. :) What a well done and thoughtful gift! (50... meh, I'm 6 years away. In my mind I'm still 18.)

    Your friend will LOVE this!

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  6. What a fun card! I love the humor behind it! Very creative use of candy bars :)

  7. That's brilliant I am so pinning this! I hope I get a card like that at 50 :)

  8. Love your b/day card... great

  9. Hi, came across your page through the blog hop. This is HILARIOUS! Have to pin it!

    Kali Now Living

  10. Loving your blog and recipes! Your newest follower via Aloha!


  11. giggle I bet she loved this, I've never heard of some if these candy bars! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop. xo P.S. I posted my new giveaway yesterday :-)

  12. What a fun card, I bet it was a hit :) Thanks for the follow, followed you back :)

  13. This is a great idea, your card is very clever.

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  15. What a fun and creative idea! (Not to mention being able to eat candy while crafting it) Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. Your card is so cute!! I love it. Your newest follower from the Social Hop. :)

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  17. Stopping by from I Love My Post! :)

    Gayle | Grace for Gayle

  18. This is a totally brilliant idea - I love it. I would want to eat the chocolate too much though I think - oops!

    Thanks for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  19. Adorable, what a cute idea and I am sure it got a lot of laughs!! I will keep it in mind!


  20. Love it! This is the best card ever! Too funny. It would be fun to make this! Also, I am dying for that "wish" bar. What is it?!! I have never had one. Is it coconut?? Yum!

  21. WOW! That's the best, funniest B-day Card I've ever seen. How ingenious!!!

  22. Now that is an awesome card and i wish someone had sent me a huge card that made me laugh and a bunch of chocolate when I turned 50!! Love it! My friends were much more cruel (jokingly of course!).

  23. That is just a FAB card! All that candy would make me slightly happier about turning 50 C:

  24. This is such a cute idea! Thanks for linking up!

  25. Hahahah This is hilarious! Brilliant idea!

  26. What a fun card. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

  27. Cute, cute idea! When my now adult kiddos were little kiddos, we did something similar for the grandparents for Valentine's Day. My MIL carefully cut the candy bars out (and fed them to Grampa), but saved those gigantic cards for years and years!


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