Valentine's Fortune Cookies Tutorial

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Valentine's Fortune Cookies

You may have seen my idea from last year where I created a Dates Jar for the year as a Valentine's Gift, with one date to be opened on the 14th of each month. I wanted to create something similar - so I have made 12 fortune cookies - each containing a date idea and we will open one on the 14th of each month for the next year!


To create the box I used one of the files from this set by SVG Cuts and decorated it using elements from the collection. The bicycle was printed using one of the digital elements in this accompanying digital set here. The pink was too bright so I just printed in black and white! The sticker forms the prefect seal on top and a little twine adds just a little more color.

Fortune Cookie Tutorial
First of all I created the little dates to put inside the cookies. I simply printed them onto on a sheet of matte photo paper and then used some stickers from the Collection Kit to decorate them. I set these out in PowerPoint using a simple pink banner shape for the background and a matching Windows font called PlayBill.


To create the cookies following the tutorial below, I suggest using the 6x6 paper pad as the paper is a slightly lighter weight which makes it easier to form the cookie shape.

  1. Cut circles from the paper - these are about 3 inches wide
  2. Fold paper circle in half - make sure you have your fortune tucked inside!
  3. Use finger to bend at the midway point
  4. Continue to bend paper to form the cookie shape
  5. Place a small blog of strong glue near the fold 
  6. Use a small peg or clip to hold together until glue dries

I suggest trying these out with a few scraps of paper first to get the technique right - if you are having trouble the most likely reason is your paper is too thick. Thinner paper definitely works better for these.


This is such a simple idea and really fun to make. Once you have mastered the technique you could easily use these for wedding or party favors, table decoration or packaging for a small gift.
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Lowri :-)
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169 comments:

  1. Cute, cute and cute! What a wonderful showcase of the Love Story paper, and the tutorial is a much appreciated bonus! I'm planning to give these cookies a try (at least I won't burn them, like I did yesterday's batch!) as a Valentine gift for my niece. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

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  2. amazing boxe and so sweet idea to put it some "must do")))) thank you for the blog hope!

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  3. Love love love! I actually have a recipe for REAL fortune cookies (somewhere, I'll have to dig that out) and seriously considering doing this for DH and the kids. Can I just say I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the sentiment on the outside of the box! That is a BIG inside joke in my family, my kids love to sing the song and it was the first song my son learned. We videotaped him at age five singing it, speech impediment and all. It's one of my favorite videos of him.

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  4. What a cute project! I'm going to have to try this with my friends as little after dinner gifts!

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  5. This is awesome!!! Thanks so much for the fortune cookie tutorial! Totally pinning this :)

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  6. This is just so cute and it goes so well with Lawn Fawn's new stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  7. OMG love the box, this is beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  8. So adorable !! Love this collection. Love your idea !!

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  9. This is such a great, fun idea!

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  10. Cute project! I've been thinking of doing some of those myself.

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  11. Oh my goodness, this is such a fun idea! Thanks for the tutorial, too :o)

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  12. Love your designs!! I love Echo Park!

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  13. I love this project!!! I am going to keep this in mind for when I become a teacher...how fun would it be to have the students make their own fortune cookies!! Thank you for sharing!

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  14. I love your idea. What a great Valentine's gift this would be.

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  15. I love this awesome project! I need to save this for future use....

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  16. Oh my goodness. How super cute are these! I love this idea.

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  17. OMG, I am so amazed by your creativity! Making your own chinese takeout box and your own paper fortune cookies with date ideas tucked inside? Brilliant!!!! TFS this, plus I LOVE Echo Park and this Lovely line does not disappoint!

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  18. Great idea! I can think of so many ways to use the fortune cookie idea. Glad their are great minds like yours helping me out!!

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  19. I am LOVING the fortune cookies! I have always wanted to learn how to make these. Thanks!!

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  20. I never tried real fortune cookies.. maybe I could do these fake ones:)

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  21. Very cute! Great classroom valentine project!

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  22. How creative Lowri! An adorable project!

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  23. Love the idea! Thank you for telling us how to make the fortune cookies.

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  24. Very clever, just love this idea! Such gorgeous use of the papers!

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  25. love it.. i'd be tempted to fill it with REAL fortune cookies ;) though i haven't made them since i was a teenager!

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  26. I made a similar box for my mum two years ago but with a mini inside ;) I saw the fortune cookie idea on Dawn's channel but with those papers they look even more gorgeous. Thank you for sharing all those pretty ideas. hugs

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  27. that is one of the coolest things I've seen. I never thought of making fortune cookies out of patterned paper!

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  28. Such a cute idea - what a fun little gift!

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  29. OMG, super cute! Love the box and the fortune cookies! Great idea, might need to think about doing this!!

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  30. Your fortune cookies and take out box are gorgeous and such a sweet idea! Thanks for the tutorial on the cookies!

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  31. Linda, thanks for the tutorial - believe it or not I have never made them! great project

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  32. Oh this is such a fun idea.. I totally love it..thanks for sharing.. you have totally inspired me..

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  33. I love the fortune cookies. What a fun idea to keep things interesting and exciting with your honey.

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  34. I love this idea! I have to pin it as well!

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  35. OMG!
    Love this---perfect for valentine's day!

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  36. What a cute idea!! I love that :)

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  37. Oh wow - awesome idea!! I love this so much!! Thanks for the tutorial too.

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  38. Cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  39. Super cute, thanks for sharing!

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  40. I love your cookies and box! So adorable!
    bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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  41. Very clever! I like that you included the tutorial.

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  42. I love this idea!! Great simple craft idea you can do with scraps, cheap and makes a unique gift? I'm down to try it!

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  43. I really like this project. Thank you for your great tutorials!

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  44. Totally love your fortune cookie project, think I will have to try it out for sure...TFS ♥

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  45. These are adorable - thanks for the chance to win.

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  46. Those fortune cookies are cute!

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  47. This is just adorable, I love it!

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  48. What a Fabulous idea Lowri, i had to smile at the words you have chosen to decorate the box, awesome tfs..

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  49. I luv this~I can't wait 2 try & make some paper fortune cookies;) Thanx 4 sharing all the details! ~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Thanks for the awesome tutorial -- I love this idea!

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  51. Wow this idea is awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  52. So cute!!!! Thanks for the tutorial

    regards!

    Chel

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  53. What a cute idea! And the paper suits it perfectly.

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  54. I love your Valentine's gift idea!

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  55. I am going to use this idea. Maybe for my anniversary though instead of Valentine's Day. I have the page printed out and will be putting in my "idea" notebook. I have seen other fortune cookies but figured it was a special cut that you had to buy...who knew how easy it is to make them. Thanks for the great inspiration today.

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  56. It's just adorable. Thank you for the fortune cookie tutorial. I never thought about making them before. so cute... :)

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  57. oh my gosh love this!!! such a cute and clever idea xxx ty for sharing xxx

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  58. Nice tutorial - thanks! Love your work :)

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  59. What a beautiful Valentine's collection and such a fun project!

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  60. This is a interesting project because as you said it you could use this idea for weddings or other event. Love it.

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  61. oh wow those little fortune cookies are so cute...i'm thinking how good they would be for a birthday too.

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  62. What a clever idea. Really cute project. Iris

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  63. Very cute and clever idea!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  64. Cant's say a word to tell how much i love your project!
    fortune cookies are so cute and the box il lovely!!!!!!!!!

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  65. omigosh....this is genius. pure genius and totally fat-free. you still get the thrill of a fortune, without the weird papery taste of a fortune cookie, which usually gets discarded anyway. it's all about the fortune! i'm ALL over this! you..girlie....are a creative genius.

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  66. OMGOSH this is such an adorable idea!!! My hubby would get a kick out it and look forward to each month's fortune - awesome idea!!!

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  67. What a cute idea! I love the fortune cookies!

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  68. WoW! What a cute idea and thanks for the how to! I've always wondered how to make those, and it looks so simple!

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  69. This is so fun! What a great idea for a fun Valentine's gift!!!

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  70. Oh how super duper clever! Genius! Pure genius - that's what it is!!!!!

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  71. I didn't think there could possibly be another amazing product out there that you hadn't already conquered but I stand corrected. This project is so amazing. Thank you for sharing your talen!

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  72. That is super cute! I love the box you used too, couldn't get any better!

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  73. This is a fab project! Just love it! Thanks for sharing how you made it.

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  74. This is so precious! Can't wait to make this!

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  75. What a lovely project! I have pinned it as a crafty inspiration. Thanks!

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  76. Love the fortune cookies...so fun!

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  77. Fun project! I love the mix of patterns and colors!
    DeniseB

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  78. Great project, thanks for the inspiration!

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  79. That's a great idea for date nights and I love the fortune cookies made from paper!

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  80. Wow, love this idea and thanks for the tutorial!

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  81. I absolutely love these fortune cookies. What a great idea.

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  82. These are just such a sweet idea and they are calorie free too :) Love the tut thanks for sharin hugs Nikki

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  83. I absolutely love this idea, too cute. thanks for the inspiration and chance to win.

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  84. Wonderful! I love how it turned out, just such a fun project!

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  85. I love the fortune cookie project. Super cute idea!

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  86. The date fortune idea is fabulous and so much fun! That'd work out well for us since our anniversary is on the 14th of the month! TFS!!!!

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  87. Quite the cute cookie project.

    Carla from Utah

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  88. How cute is this carton with even cuter suprises inside?!? I even like the little pink clip you used to hold the paper fortune cookie while the glue dried.

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  89. How cute! I love the idea of the date idea to be opened each month!!!

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  90. Seriously cute idea! I can't wait to try this out.

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  91. I absolutely love these paper fortune cookies! Such a CUTE idea, and the Love Story papers and takeout box make them even cuter. :) TFS!!

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  92. Sweet! What a great idea! Maybe I can make something like this for my friend's bridal shower :)

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  93. What a fun and truly unique project! I love it!

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  94. I can't wait to try out my own fortune cookies.

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  95. That is an AWESOME idea! I love it!

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  96. ThANk you for an amazing tutorial. I just might have to make some of those!!!

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  97. this is an amazing and very sweet and thoughtful idea thanks for sharing this
    upnurse at aol dot com

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  98. What a cute idea!!!! Love it.

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  99. What an adorable idea! And thanks for the tutorial!!

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  100. I love, love, love this idea!!! :) And may have to scraplift it myself! ;)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your technique!

    Crafty hugs,

    Jennifer
    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

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  101. LOVE your project!!!!! How fun!

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  102. Absolutely fabulous Valentine's Day gift!!! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing your box and cookies with us!

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  103. I LOVE your fortune cookies! What a fun project!

    fourjacksonsmn at hotmail dot com

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  104. Brilliant - Just love your box of fortune cookies.

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  105. I love the tutorial for the fortune cookies - what a clever way to use the awesome echo park products. Thanks for sharing and for the informative post!!

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  106. OH My GOSH! I am in love with those pretty fortunes!!! Thank you for sharing this idea!

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  107. This is simply amazing - what a fabulous idea - I'm wondering if an advent fortune box might work too! Pinning for later. TFS

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  108. i plan to use the fortune cookie idea with other lil projects i have ! thank you!
    marie

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  109. What a great idea! I love the fortune cookie a day. Super cute.

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  110. An adorable little project...thanks for the tutorial! I'm going to have to try this!

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  111. What a very cute idea. Thanks for the information.

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  112. Great ideas for putting Valentine's Day (2/14) together w/ Chinese New Year (2/10) this year! I want to make fortune cookies for a library giveaway w/ book quotations! Mahalo for sharing.

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  113. Such a cute and fun idea. Thanks for the tutorial. I will have to try this one!

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  114. So Cute. Will have to make one of these for DH.

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  115. I'm such a dork. I came to your blog from Linda's and on her's she had a cookie mix. So when I was reading along on your blog and you said you were making 12 fortune cookies and would open 1 a month for a year, I thought: boy, those cookies are sure going to be stale..... LOL. Adorable project. I love the container, the printables and the paper cookies. You always have such fun ideas. Super cute, Lowri.

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  116. Love this project especially the idea of once a month date night/day

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  117. Your fortune cookies are a great idea!

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  118. Great idea. Going to do this for sure.

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  119. I can't wait to make this! No excuses for my hubby to not do date night

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  120. Such cute paper and what a wonderful idea!

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  121. A definite keeper of an idea! I'm seeing so many ways to use this. TFS!

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  122. Oh my goodness! This is one fantastic idea. Thanks for the great instructions :-)

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  123. Oh my goodness I LOVE the idea of scrappy fortune cookies! I am totally going to be doing this! Thank you so much for sharing! Beautiful project!

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  124. Thanks for the detailed instructions - love the idea!

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  125. So very creative! I love that kit and what you did with it!

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  126. This is such a cute idea! Sure to brigthen anyones days!! Awesome!!

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  127. I have some of these boxes and hadn't come up with an appropriate idea for using them. Now I know how to put them to good use. Thanks

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  128. Love this idea ! Geat way to keep the romance going all year !

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  129. What a super creative project. Thanks for sharing.

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  130. I just wanna know how you make it look so effortless?? Gorgeous and crisp and clean and whoever gets this is gonna be surper happy!

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  131. Fabulous! I am going to go make some right now! :)

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  132. Such a cute idea! I going to have to make one! Thanks for the inspiration

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  133. eautiful cretive gift I'd love to tin! TY!

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  134. What a fun idea! And I like that you used a take-out box to put the cookies in.

    Noreen
    http://craftyjournal.com

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  135. how fun is this!!!!!! So creative. Thanks so much.

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  136. Love it! The box is perfect and I LOVE Echo Park papers. Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. Happy Sunday!
    Jenn :)

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  137. Such a wonderful idea!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

    XXXJenneke

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  138. Such a cute idea, I love the papers.

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  139. These are such great project ideas!

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  140. adorable. I love the double sided paper, great idea!

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  141. I can't believe the creativity that you have! What a fantastic idea!!!

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  142. So romantic & so cute! The fortune cookies do sound easy to make!

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  143. This is super cute! I have seen the date night jar ideas and am thinking about doing something like that for my husband as his valentines day present. This is a cute spin off of that. And it looks like you could reuse the fortune cookies for something else later?
    I would love it if you would share this (and anything else you have been working on) at my party! http://domesticrandomness.blogspot.com/2013/01/friday-fascinations-9-everything-linky.html

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  144. These are just incredibly gorgeous and unique--THANK YOU SO much for the share!
    J9;)

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  145. Love these! They'd be perfect for an upcoming Asian themed shower I'm planning. Thanks for linking up to Family Fun Friday today!

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  146. Too cute - love the idea.
    I'd love for you to come over to Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky party and share your fun idea Party closes Tuesday evening!
    http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-4/

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