I created the Chinese Take-Out box using my Sizzix die: Box, Takeout (snazzy name huh? LOL). After I had adhered it all together I realized I should have put rivets in, to secure a handle. I used a centering ruler and paper piercer to start the hole, and then gently widened it using my Cutterbee scissors until it was large enough to accommodate the rivets. I set them with my Crop-O-Dile. Two of the flaps were maimed (aka they now have an embossed circle on them) during that process, but they are hidden anyway, so it's ALL GOOD. :)
See how I cut a panel of patterned paper to layer on the box that is the exact same shape? There was a lot of math involved in that process and I'm not sure I can adequately explain in words. If anyone is interested in how to do that, leave a comment and I'll try to make a video about that. :)
I used a piece of canvas fabric I purchased from Walmart to create my Loopy Bloom flower. Once I had assembled it, I rubbed it until it was nice and frayed, gave it a "haircut" to remove any long pieces of canvas, and then admired it for a while. I just LOVE the way it looks in canvas!
I used some "rope trim" I had purchased from Stampin' Up some time ago for the handle. I'll be sad when I run out of that stuff.
Ok, it's time to coo! You ARE cooing, right? Check out these adorable felt fortune cookies. I had seen this done and couldn't resist giving it a try, myself.
Want to learn how? I made a VIDEO that you can see by clicking HERE, or clicking the "play" button in the embedded video below.
I like the fortune/greeting to slightly stick out of one end.
4 fortune cookies fit in my Take-Out Box.
I made this card to accompany my Chinese Take-Out box using the ADORABLE Pure Innocence Good Fortune stamp set. Isn't her kimono adorable? LOVE it!
I made another crazy canvas Loopy Bloom for the card.
I stamped her on Stampin' Up Naturals Ivory card stock and colored her with Copic markers. Her Kimono is paper-pieced with some fitting patterned paper and then I layered over her "sash" that I colored on an addition piece of card stock.
I stamped one of the sentiments included in the stamp set on the Mini File Tab Die-namics and then layered it in black using a trick that Joanne Basile posted HERE.
Although I shot a video showing how to make the felt fortune cookies, I want to be able to accommodate you no matter what your learning preference is, so here is the tutorial in photo format. :) (Do I get bonus points for that?)
First, I stamped 4 "fortunes" and one extra to decorate my Take-Out box with. I cut apart many of the sentiments so I could change them up and create enough to fill all 4 fortune cookies. That's the beauty of clear stamps!
Cut out 4 felt circles. Mine are sized 3 3/4" and I'm not sure it would work if the circle was much smaller. I prefer a wool-blend felt. If you use the cheap felt from Michaels it feels rough and doesn't cut very cleanly. Your fortunes need to be about the same width as the circle.
I held everything together with my handy dandy Surebonder Detail Glue Gun. You need one.
Lay your sentiment slightly below the midline of your circle.
Add some hot glue as shown here:
Fold over like this:
Grab the ends of the circle and fold in the opposite direction of where you just adhered the circle together.
Add some hot glue between the two sides that are touching here:
The fortune was sticking out too much for my liking at the "end" of the fortune:
So, I added a little more hot glue and sealed up that edge a little more.
Tada! LOVE these little things. And what's better, is that they come together in just a minute or two. You could make a TON of these (class treats?) in a short amount of time.
Here are my four fortune cookies and the decorated Take-Out box. *swoon* I just LOVE the way this all came together and it was NOT hard! :) YAY
I LOVE the Loopy Bloom and when it's paired with canvas, I SUPER love it. :)
Mini Tabs... gotta love em! Stick a sentiment ANYWHERE!