With Father’s Day just around the corner, what could be a better gift for dad than a car. Now most of us can’t afford to spend that kind of money, so how about one made out of card stock and Hershey’s chocolate. The idea for the car really came together when I figured out a way to make wheels out of Hershey’s kisses a few weeks ago. Then I played around with the shapes a bit to come up with a plausible car body. I hope you will have fun personalizing this car and I hope it will put a smile on some faces.
If you would like to make your own Hershey’s Car, just follow my step-by-step tutorial below. Please Note: I recommend the use of Stampin’ Up card stock for all my tutorials. Stampin’ Up! card has the proper weight to hold my designs together. A complete supply list and link to my Stampin’ Store can be found at the end of this tutorial.
Hershey’s Car Tutorial
1. To make the car body, start out with a 9-¼” x 1” piece of card stock. On the long side, score at the ½”, 4-3/8”, 4-7/8” and 8-¾” marks.
2. Place a piece of sticky strip on one of the ends.
3. Fold the strip along all the score marks. Set aside
4. For the car body filler strip, start with a 5-1/8” x 1” strip of Tempting Turquoise card stock. On the long side, score at the 1-3/8”, 1-7/8”, 3-¼” and 3-¾” marks.
5. Fold the strip along the score lines as shown. Place two strips of sticky strip on both end segments. Also put two strips of sticky strip on the middle segment (not shown in photo see arrow).
6. Remove the sticky strip liner of both end segments and place inside the car body, with the ends nesting against the score marks.
7. Remove the remaining sticky strip liner and close up the car body.
8. To create TWO filler strips, start with a 3-½” x 2” strip of Tempting Turquoise card stock. On the long side score at the ½”, 1-7/8” and 2-3/8” marks.
9. On the 2” side, cut into one inch strips.
10. Fold the strips along the score lines as shown. Insert the strips into the two end spaces of the car body. The middle space is small enough and does not need a filler strip.
11. Insert three nuggets into the rectangular spaces. The middle nugget is inserted upside down.
12. For the car windows, start out with a 5-5/8” x 1” piece of card stock. On the long side, score at the 3/8”, 2-½”, 3- ½” and 4-5/8” marks.
13. Place a piece of sticky strip on the tab end.
14. Fold along the score lines. Remove the sticky strip liner and bring ends together to form half a hexagon.
15. For the filler strip, start with a 7” x 1” strip of card stock. On the long side, score at all the inch marks.
16. Fold the strip into triangles as shown.
17. Insert the filler strip into the half hexagon.
18. Pop three kisses into the spaces.
19. Place two pieces of sticky strip on the bottom of the half hexagon.
20. Remove the sticky strip liner and adhere the car windows to the car body.
21. For the wheels, start with a 8-¾” x 1” strip of Basic Black Card Stock. On the long side, score at, ½”, 1”, 1-½”, 2”, 2-½”, 3”, 5-¾”, 6-¼”, 6-¾”, 7-¼”, 7-¾” and 8-¼”.
22. Put a piece of sticky strip on both of ends of the scored strip. Also, put two strips of sticky strip on the long middle segment.
23. Fold the strip along all score lines as shown. Remove the sticky strip liner from the end segments only and adhere the ends of the strip to the long segment as shown. The ends of the strips will match up with the score marks of the long segment.
24. For the wheel filler strips, cut TWO 3-½” x 1” strips of Basic Black Card Stock.
25. Loosely roll each of the strips around the middle of your Simply Scored Stylus tool.
26. Place one of the rolled strips in each of the hexagonal wheel spaces. Push the strips so that they unroll and relax to the sides of the hexagon.
27. Push a Hershey’s Kiss into each of the wheel spaces. The kiss should fit snugly without falling out. If it’s too loose, cut a slightly longer strip than you did in step 24. If it’s too tight, remove the wheel filler strip and cut it a little shorter. Please Note: I push the kiss in at least ¼” to keep the car from tilting. The weight of the car can cause a slight tilt because the slope of the kiss does not support the wheel base all the way through. You will understand this better once the car is completely assembled.
28. Remove the remaining sticky strip liner and adhere the wheels to the bottom of the car.
29. To make the wheels, punch two ½” circles out of scrap of Basic Black. Next take the 7/8” Scallop Circle Punch and center it over the ½” circle holes and punch out. You should now have two wheel-shaped pieces.
30. Adhere the wheels from step 29 to the Hershey’s kisses.
31. Finish the rest of the car as desired. I added some Silver Glimmer Paper headlights punched out with the circle punch from the Itty Bitty Shapes Pack. I also added 3/4″ square Smoky Slate front and rear view windows. Finally I added a “Happy Father’s Day” license plate to the back of the car using the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.
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