Cinema coupon (and a dinosaur ;-) )

Revell-Fan

Co-Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Aug 1, 2009
10,753
11,053
228
Vreden
Hello fans! :)

One day before my big holidays a dear colleague at work asked me if I had an idea to make a cinema coupon for her which she could give to her nephew as a present on his first day at school. Since we both would not meet again for three weeks the project had to be done in no time. During my lunch break I swang into action. A quick google image search later I found some nice ideas which made me produce my own coupon design. It had to be easy and fast, so don't expect any wonders. My colleague told me that her nephew liked dinosaurs, so it was a given for me that a dino had to be featured as well.

In order not to give a false impression that the coupon would be a ticket for a dinosaur movie I decided to design the coupon in a very traditional look and put a dinosaur on top of the envelope that housed the coupon. So she would be able to personalize the gift, too, and exchange the coupon if she did not like it. The dino however was supposed to stay, so it was supposed to be glued on top of the envelope.

Much to my surprise I found exactly what I was looking for: An easy to assemble dino figure in a good size which was not too tricky but looked appropriate for this purpose:


I haven't visited this site before but it features many nice and cute ideas for kids and family parties. It is definitely worth being checked out. :)

After gathering the necessary components I took everything with me when when my break was over. After my afternoon shift I swang into action and assembled the infamous Dinosaur Cinema Coupon! ;-)

1660325974555.jpg

Both the envelope and the coupon consist of one front and one back side.

1660325974534.jpg

The envelope got a few flaps.

1660325974519.jpg

One side was left open in order to accomodate the coupon.

1660325974501.jpg

Then came the dinosaur. This was by far the most difficult part of the design since I had to switch scissors constantly to cut out all those small bumps on its back. And there were two halves which had to be cut out! Phew! :)

1660325974481.jpg

The instructions called for the flaps to be glued together. I also attached some glue to the bumps so that the model would not do the split by accident. Before both halves were joined I pre-shaped the belly a bit by pushing it over the edge of the table. That way the dino looks a bit "fuller".

1660325974444.jpg

Then the dino was attached to the envelope and the coupon was inserted.

1660325974430.jpg

DONE!

1660325974397.jpg

A few days later my colleague called me and thanked me for my fast action. Her nephew was elated to receive his gift as intended. Mission accomplished! :)

And yes, I will put the envelope and the coupon into the Resources (after I have translated the coupon to English ;) ). :wave:
 
Last edited:

Revell-Fan

Co-Administrator
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
Aug 1, 2009
10,753
11,053
228
Vreden
Thank you! What's most amazing is that I did not leave any sweat marks on the parts. It was darn hot here! :)
 
  • Haha
Reactions: mijob

Chuffy70

Well-Known Member
Jun 5, 2022
449
958
75
Norwich UK
Great stuff, very well done and I'd love a cinema voucher too...

Reminds me of giving my friend the old Batman film on dvd as a present, so I thought what can I put it in...so I made a comedy 'BOMB!' and put the dvd inside
 
  • Like
Reactions: Revell-Fan