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Friday, February 08, 2008

A Fortune Awaits You!! Tutorial

Did you know you can make your own fortune cookies???? Yes, I know that you can buy Valentine's Day ones. I saw them in the grocery store and was surprises. They come in a take out box shaped box (very cute) and the cookies are red. Just take a fortune cookie still in the plastic wrapper.

Place it in the microwave for 35 seconds. Quickly and carefully remove the hot cookie from the wrapper and open it up so the paper inside can be removed. If you hear it making a cracking noise stop. You didn't get it warm enough. Place it back in the microwave and reheat. Once the paper is out, set the cookie aside and work on the fabulous wording you’d like inside. Make sure you leave an opening wide enough to insert a new piece of paper. About 1/4" is enough. You will be bending and rolling the paper a bit to fit it in there so you don't need to open the cookie all the way.

I really don't think you can open the cookie all the way without breaking it.

Once you’re done playing with the wording, print them out. I use a size 12 font so the wording fits within the 2-1/8" x 5/8" piece of paper that will go back inside the cookie.

Now here comes the tricky part. Slip the paper back inside the cookie. Once you have done that place the cookie in a sandwich baggie and place it back in the microwave.

Again you will microwave it on high for 35 seconds. Remove the cookie and close it back up. Your cookie is now ready to give to that special someone!!

You can put it in a sandwich baggie, wrap it up in Saran Wrap. You can use red Staz On and stamp some images on the bag. I have some baggies already decorated, my friend Katie gave them to me!!! She’s SO sweet. I cut the zip top off the baggie and I cut one side off. I put the cookie in the corner of the baggie and used a twist tie to close it. Simple as that!!!

You can decorate Saran Wrap too. You can always make an oversize sour cream container from transparencies and decorate it before assembling it. The instructions for the sour cream containers are found on Split Coast.

This is fun because you can make it VERY personal, VERY funny or just plain sweet. Personally I lean towards the VERY funny side!! Sometimes a bit warped!!! LOL Here is the fortune I like to put inside my altered cookies!!!

For the tag I used the Stampin' Up! set "Happy Heart Day" and stamped the images and punched them out. They were very quick and simple to do and added just the right touch for gift giving. There is even a space at the top to add a name!
Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Jeannie said...

Wow! How did you figure this one out?! Very cool! Jeanne

Daisydaze said...

Such a cute idea, and I LOVE your sense of humor...too funny! TFS.

MJ said...

Wanda, this is such perfect timing. My son's Blue and Gold dinner is a Chinese New Year theme and I am gonna do these for our den. Great idea, thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

sometimes you amaze me with the ideas you come up with! Love your inside "fortunes" LOL TFS:)

Renee V. said...

"That wasn't chicken"...that's funny!
I never knew you could warm the cookie up and replace the fortune. You're a very clever girl.
Thamnks for the ideas!

Paula said...

These are so cute! Thanks for the how to!

Laura said...

Thats great! I love the inside message.

Unknown said...

Your ROCK Wanda, this is so totally cool. My kids are going to get a huge kick out of it. And guess what we had take out last night and have some on hand to play with.

Thanks for the cool idea.