Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Chinese Take Out Anyone?
Boy, did I have fun last week! I was working on a wonderful project from The Cutting Cafe. We were to use the Chinese Take Out Box template which also included a template for making fortune cookies, fortunes and all! I wanted to make mine rather authentic looking so I used a heavy base weight card stock to cut out the box on my Silouhette. I followed the directions and folded and glued it. I decided to stamp all four sides with some of my Oriental stamps (I have a lot!) The one big mistake I made was stamping AFTER I put the box together instead of BEFORE! Oops... It turned out fine, anyway. I made the handle with some bling type ribbon that is stiff. I wanted it to stay up like the wire handle on the real boxes. By the way, this box is only 2 1/4 " high. You can make it larger, but my Silhouette machine will only use paper up to 8 1/2 X 11" so I had to use what I had. It could have also been cut by hand, but I wasn't into doing that so much. To make the fortune cookies, I printed out the sayings that were included in the set and followed the directions on how to put them together. After they were together, I sponged them to make them look real.
Take out box front (opened)
Take out box side and back (closed)
If you want to have a great gift for someone who loves Chinese food, you simply must go to The Cutting Cafe and buy this set! If you don't want to make your own, I can take orders for these sets.
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Till next time...