Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Guy's Teacher Card and Gift

Well, I expounded a little on my shirt card that was part of my "For the Guys in Your Life" card class earlier this week. Check out my cute shirt chocolate holder!

The item on the right is my Shirt and Tie Chocolate Holder. Now I can't take complete credit for this holder -- I actually got the original template from Jill Hilliard's blog earlier this week. I changed the template just a bit and then adapted my shirt and tie to fit the template. Want to know how I did it?

First of all, go to Jill's blog for the chocolate holder original instructions. She said to cut the paper at 7.5 x 8.5 inches. I found that cutting it at 8" instead of 7.5 actually covered and enclosed the whole bar -- it just worked better for me. Then, I used the same instructions as for the shirt card, but adapted the measurements. You can get Jackie Topa's tutorial for the shirt card here. I then cut my shirt at 2.5" rather than the 3.5" that was used for the width of the card. Once again, I scored down 1/2" to make the collar, punched the hole in the center, and folded in the corners to form the collar. I added some pants on the bottom (2.5" x 8" cardstock) because it was way too much shirt! A 1/4 inch "belt", with a 1/2 x 1/2" square for the buckle finishes the ensemble. What do you think? Tucked safely inside is a large Hershey's chocolate bar (part of the 6-pack) -- yum!

Here are two closeup photos:

I have one more to show you, but this time I tried to "casual-ize" it (is there such a word?!). It's for the gym teacher, and my husband thinks it doesn't work!

I ended up having to take a piece of white cardstock and fold it in half so there was a button-down look, instead of the tie. I stuck a "stopwatch" around his neck -- do you recognize it? It's a stretch, but I used one of the small "watch" images from the Sense of Time stamp set (retiring the end of the month -- might want to hurry for this one!), and then pieced together the minute and second hands from the larger image to make the "chain". I wanted him in shorts, but you can't really tell shorts from pants, ... so just imagine, okay?! LOL!

So ... I really enjoyed creating these, but I'm a little stumped how to make it look more "feminine". I have 2 days to figure it out! The kids finish school on Tuesday!

Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if I didn't answer your questions!


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