Tuesday, January 4, 2011

LAD Project of the Month

Today is a day worth celebrating!  It is Tricia's birthday, and it's my niece, Erin's, birthday too!  Happy, happy birthday to both of you!  :)  It's also my turn to host the Lizzie Anne project of the month, and I have a little trio to share with you!

The newest mix club set has an adorable little fortune cookie image and accompanying sentiment.  We *love* Chinese food and went to PF Chang's just a few days ago...there's always a takeout box of leftovers to bring home.  Yum!  I actually had a little pink takeout box in my stash of alterables (blushing to admit this) just waiting for the right moment...so my project is a 4 inch square card, tag and chopsticks sleeve to go with it.  Each of the three parts of this project is easy peasy to create.

I kept the card 4 inches square so I could place it atop the takeout box.  The focal image was stamped in Memento ink and colored with Copic markers (E00, E21 and E93 for the cookie, RV11 and RV13 for the heart). Stamp and color an extra on a tag-shaped cut out while you're at it!

Simplicity is such a part of oriental life that I decided to keep the layouts uncluttered, with some jute-tied buttons and a pretty prima blossom for embellishments.  The papers are from Basic Grey's Olivia 6 x 6 designer paper pad.

The chopsticks holder is a long narrow rectangle scored and folded in half. Mine measured approximately 2 1/4 x 9 inches, scored along the length at 1 1/8 inches, notched at the top with a circle punch and adhered with narrow score tape along the long edge.  The bottom is crimped with a paper-crimper.  Since I hate having to fiddle with exact measurements, I adhered a slightly wider strip of patterned paper flush with the long folded edge, then trimmed the overhanging paper off even with the taped edge.   I made a decorative sleeve from a narrower piece of designer paper, punching a scalloped border before folding it and adhering it in back, then wrapping it with jute and adding another pretty prima to match the card.

To reinforce the top of the tag, I cut a 1 x 2 inch strip of designer paper, ticket punched the corners, then adhered it to the tag with a slight overhang.  I hole punched a small opening for the jute to go through, passing it first through a button, then slipped another piece of jute through to tie a bow on top of the button.

I hope you like my little ensemble!  It was fun to make, and it will make a yummy little gift presentation!


  1. What a fun project! I may have to make some of these boxes for my kids for Valentines Day. It will be fun to fill them with candy.

  2. Deb, I looooove this project. So clever and unusual.

  3. Very fun project. You have been busy!

  4. Very clever use of fortune cookie, I like it!

  5. Beautiful creations, Deb!! I love how you've used the fortune cookie, and the papers are so pretty too!!

  6. OH MY WORD! This is TOTALLY Fabulous!