Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How To Make A Candy Bar Card

Today's special guest is Nancy from How To Homemaker. Her blog has lots of great ideas & tips that every homemaker should have in their arsenal.  She's got a great Cricut project for us that mixes my two favorite things - candy & crafting.  Take it away Nancy:

Good Morning Sew Can Do Readers!
I’m Nancy Jacobs from How To Homemaker. I’m a married stay at home mom of three busy teenagers. I enjoy blogging as well as teaching which is why How To Homemaker began. Over at my site I give tips almost daily on cooking, cleaning, gardening and anything related to homemaking. I even include some quick to fix delicious recipes and crafts.

Today I want to show you how to make a Candy Bar Card.
This card was designed to hold a snack size Kit Kat candy bar, but the size of it could be adjusted for any candy bar. I also used the Cricut machine to cut my paper for the card. I used the Storybook and Forever Young cartridges. Really though, a variety of cartridges could be used if you don’t have the ones I used on hand. You could use other die cutting machines as well or even hand cut something yourself! It’s really the technique that is important. (Take note: the basic shape of the card is a rectangle that fits around the candy bar, then there is just a layering of decorative embellishments plus a ribbon.)

Above I have shown all the parts to make the card. The base of the card is from Storybook cartridge, image Birthday Boy using Accent Blackout. I cut it at 5 ½”.
The piece that looks like half of the base card is a layer for the top of the card and again the same. Storybook cartridge, image Birthday Boy with Accent Blackout. This time it is cut though at 5 ¼”. This piece is also cut just ¼” off of center so basically in half.
The scallop circle is again from the Storybook cartridge. I used the Shift, Shadow, letter ‘I’ to make the scallop circle. It is cut at 2 ¼”.
I cut doll images from Forever Young cartridge at 4 ¼”.
I also have 18” ribbon.
Begin by scoring the base card at ¼” on each side of center.

Next it is time to start layering.

Lay the 18” of ribbon across the center of the card. Use a bit of adheasive to secure. Next layer the piece that looks like half of the base card.

Finish by layering with the scallop and the doll image adhearing all in place. Insert the Kit Kat candy bar and tie shut.
I think these are so fun for a young teenage girls’s party. My daughter likes watching the show America’s Next Top Model. Next time she has her friends over to watch it, these will be the treats I’ll be handing out!
Thanks everyone for letting me be here today and I hope you will pop over to How To Homemaker and say “Hello”!

Thanks for sharing this fun & easy tutorial Nancy!!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much Cheryl for featuring my tutorial. It is an honor to be on your blog today!


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