Saturday, May 5, 2012

SPS Project Challenge and Tutorial

Inspirational Paper Fortune cookies! 
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Hi there! Did you know today is National Scrapbook day? So in honor of NSD The Pumpkin Spice Design Team is bringing you a ton of inspiration all day long. Midnight 12:00 am PST will start The Cards Challenge, 9:00 am PST will be showcasing Layouts and 2:00PM PST will be projects. 
Be sure to check out the Pumpkin Spice Blog to see all the projects for each challenge. 
The challenges end at midnight PST on Sunday, May 6th.

Do you have any friends that might need a little pick me up? Sometimes you need something a little bit more special than sweets or something that doesn't contain a lot of calories....
I have a friend who is going through some difficult times. She doesn't say much about it, but I know she is struggling. I wanted to give her a little treat that she could open everyday that might give her some special inspiration. I found some great quotes online that are tailored more specifically for her situation. That's the great thing about the Internet! Hope you enjoy and get some inspiration yourself.

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Fortune Cookie Tutorial

Here is what you need. 
1. My Minds Eye Lime Twist Paper
2. Twine
3.Circles Nestabilities 2 sizes (I used the small collection of classic circles the largest and the 2nd largest circles)
4.Printer paper
5. Adhesive

1.  Look online to find inspirational quotes. Copy and paste them into a word program. Make sure they are spaced out well then print onto light weight printer paper. (You can get creative here with colors etc, but make sure it isn't heavy paper because it will be too thick to fold later.)
2. Cut out quotes with smaller circle nestability.
Here is what you will end up with.
3. Cut out your patterned Lime Twist paper using the larger circle nestability. The Picture shows how the nestability is larger than the white printer paper.
Here is what you will end up with.
4. Adhere your quotes to the inside of your Lime Twist circles. Make sure to get the adhesive close to the edge of your printer paper because you will be folding and squishing and you want it to look nice.
5. Place a strip of twine in the middle of your circle. The length will depend on the size of circle you use, but you want the twine to be long enough to tie a bow after folding.
6. Fold your circle in half like a taco.
7. This is the hardest part. Bend your taco backwards. The thicker the paper the harder this is to do without tearing your paper so be patient and go slow. And don't cut yourself with the paper.
8. Squeeze together.
9. Tie a bow. DO NOT tie a knot you want your recipient to be able to just pull the twine bow and let it unfold without cutting. (You might need a helping hand here to tie the bow because the paper is going to want to unfold while you tie the bow. You can also place it between your knees, if you are sitting, to hold the cookie together and then tie your bow if you don't have anyone to help.)

That's it Easy Peesy! Pretty cute little surprise for friend! 

If I can inspire just one person today I have done my job!
XOXO SugarGem


  1. Beautiful Fortune cookies! Thanks for giving all the details. I have to add this to my must try list.

  2. This came out so nice I love all the fortunes, what a nice gift.

    DIANA L.

  3. I LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing a GREAT tutorial!!

  4. LOVE it! especially the colors you used! very fun idea and totally going to steal it!

  5. This is a fantastic idea, Lenae! So fun! ~Hugs!!

  6. Very cute fortunate cookies. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  7. Thank you for the tutorial! I will definitely be making these!

  8. Love how you made cookies to go in the treat box and that they all have different DSP. Awesome!
    Renee @

  9. These are super cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine