Here's the tutorial for the paper fortune cookies. I put little love notes in mine for Valentines Day, but this could also be fun for Chinese New Year- or think how cute they would be scattered on a table for a Wedding Shower, Wedding Favors, or Baby Shower with customized messages :)
Glue to adhere cookies (i like the Glue Zots, holds them together easily)
Hambly Little Hearts papers (still a few left of the limited edition colors, like i used)
Printed out fortunes to go inside (Here's a PDF of Love Notes i printed from online)
1. Cut out you paper in 4" circles.
2. Gently fold your paper circle in half, and ONLY crease it about 1" in the middle. (You don't need to crease the whole fold, only the middle to help the cookie fold evenly)
3. Place your Glue Zot to either side of the crease as pictured.
4. Hold as pictured below and start to push in at the crease with your index finger on your right hand.
5. You can see the glue right below my index finger, once it starts to fold take out your finger and the glue will hold it together.
6. Keep folding until it looks like a fortune cookie.
7. You can either put the little fortunes in at the end with glue- or slip them in at STEP 4 , and then they will stay folded in, I suggest making the first one without the fortune to get the hang of it, then start folding them in.
I also made a quick video showing the fortunes folded in the cookies. We were having some issue with sound- but at least the video gives you an idea....
Hope you have fun making them :)
Kimberly Crawford who writes creates a lot of crafts and fun projects has a similar tutorial posted on her blog. She also puts them in a take-out box which is such a cute idea!!
It was great to see so many of you at CHA! We had such a great show and thought it would be fun to post a bunch of pictures from CHA. (including a little how-to video for the bracelet make-n-takes) This post may be a little photo heavy, but hopefully you'll enjoy it :)
To start here's a picture of the Hambly group - Cris, Allison (myself), Harry and Rose. Our booth turned out wonderful! We always have fun decorating it and getting it ready before the crowds come. I made a new vase to hold the paper flowers for this show by sewing together 2 of the new overlays
The make-n-takes were a huge success!! Special thanks to DIY Bangles and Judikins for donating the bracelets and diamond glaze. Here's a video that was taken by Kim Jackson from CK with me showing a quick how-to of the make-n-take. You can see the video along with other fun CHA highlights on the CK blog.
I layered some of our new Doily small wall decals on the make-n-take table.
Amy, and Traci stopped by, once i showed them my iphone with woodgrain rub-ons they both decorated their phones. ( I usually have the transparent blue case over it to protect mine, and you can still see the design. I've had it on since July and it still looks great)
Noell from Paperclippings shot a little video for her website. Our booth got a little crazy at times....It was great seeing so many of you at the show!