Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chinese Take Out

This is a Year of the Tiger Take Out box containing paper fortune cookies. Finished box size is 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" x 3-1/4".

Close up of Take Out Box front: "Year of the Tiger" is a special one line stamp ordered from Stampin' Up. It is attached to the box using mini glue dots.

Inside contents:

To make paper fortune cookies: cut (2) 3-1/4" and (1) 3-1/2" circle. The fortune (computer generated) : "Happy New Year: Good Health in the Year of the Tiger"

Sponge all around the edges of the circle with Close to Cocoa ink:
Place the fortune inside , then fold circle as shown ( do not make a hard fold crease):

To make the shape: push in the folded center with your thumb, place a mini glue dot inside about 3/4" from the cookie edge

Finished cookies:

Here is what needed to make the Punched Tiger:
(1) 1-1/2" Circle in More Mustard CS for the head
(2) 1" Circle in More Mustard CS for the ears
(2) 1/2" Circle In Pretty in Pink CS for the inside of the ears
(2) 1/2" Very Vanilla CS for the cheeks
(1) Small Heart from Heart to Heart Punch in Real Red for the nose
(1) Real Read punched Horizontal Slot for the tongue
(2) 1/4" Circles in Black CS for the eyes
Assemble Tiger and apply dimensionals to the back, then place on Punched Gold 1-3/4" Circle. Note: the tiger stripes, whiskers, and dots on nose are randomly hand drawn using a Black Stampin' Write Pen. This tiger was also posted on 2/5.

Mask the take out box bottom (see the yellow post-it note) and stamp the bamboo using the Versmark ink:

Locate the center of the box about 3/4" down from the top, pierce through for the metal chenille. Push the chenille through the holes, decide on the appropriate height and secure ends inside (see next photo).

Here's the inside of the carton showing the chenille wire wound around into a circle to keep it in place.

  • Stamps: Embrace Life, Year of the Tiger special order stamp from SU
  • CS: Real Red, Close to Cocoa, More Mustard, Very Vanilla, Black, Pretty in Pink, Gold (non SU)
  • Ink: Versamark, Close to Cocoa
  • Accys: Take out box Big Shot Sizzix Die, 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1-1/2" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Black Stampin' Write Pen, Black Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, sticky tape, stamping sponge, mini glue dots, piercer, gold chenille wire (non SU)


eunice said...

Very, very clever! I've always wondered how those paper fortune cookies were made...can't wait to try this!

Ellen Kemper said...

Stop it! Stop it! I don't have time to make all these things and I HAVE to try them because they are awesome and clever and GREAT!

Diana said...

OMG! LOVE. Now I have to make something for the neighbor for her daughter for the New Year! I made her a paper lantern last I have to make this! BRIL! TFS. Diana

Susan Mac Donald said...

such great ideas my head is spinning!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

mypaperpleasure said...

Patti, it is so very pretty for all the Chinese, and it is so delicate that I am in love with the cutely tiger. Wish you all the best in the year of Tiger.I hope you can use all the oriental stamps that you had to some more cards, because I am living in a Chinese circle and I love making card for them to cheer them up sometimes.

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love the tiger! I keep a folder of all the "punch arts" TFS!

kellygrl27 said...

great idea to use a binder clip on the sponge so you don't get so much ink on your fingers! genious!

Chris said...

Awesome idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing!!

lisa808 said...

OMGosh--what an awesome project!!!