Sunday, January 31, 2010

So Fortunate to have you as a teacher (free template and tutorial- too)

Hi Fellow Crafters

Creative Jewish Mom Blog has started an International Blog Linking Party hosted every Sunday. Head on over to her blog - here and play!

I was inspired by this post for this idea.

So Fortunate to have you as my Teacher.

It is pretty small but a single fortune cookie fits inside perfectly! I bought mine ready made bu there are many blogs that show you how to make your own if you have the time, both edible and non-edible : ).

 What I did:
1. I printed out the template I designed (yours free to download at the end of this post), and cut it out along the solid lines.

2. Score along all dashed lines with your favorite scoring tool and fold using your bone folder.

3. Fold sides up ensuring the small side flaps are on the outside.

4. Holding the small side flaps together (see above) make a hole to insert a brad/eyelet.

5. If you want to add a handle do so now.
TIP: Ensure handle is long enough to open the box.

6. Repeat step 4 and 5 on the opposite side.
7. Close the top of the box by hooking the two curved parts together.
8. All folded up and closed.

I also made this one. If you think about it you can substitute teacher with countless other words such as My husband, in my life, as my son/daughter.... 


Here is the template FREE to use (personal use only please). I have also included the circle word stamp too :-) (to make them yours just right click on each and click on the Save image as... option)

Happy Valentine crafting.


janaz said...

Wow! This is soooo cute. Thank you so much for sharing your template and ideas. :)

creativejewishmom said...

thanks so much Paola for linking to this great project from craft-school Sunday! I could see making these in a few sizes too! hope to see you next week!

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh those are just wonderful!!! Thanks for providing the template and the step by step instructions!!

Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish said...

So cute and perfect for our family because we celebrate Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year...and this year they are on the same day! Thanks for the very clear tutorial/template.

MiAnCaTo said...

Hey Paola,

How I've missed your crafty expertise and enthusiasm since we left SA! Love this world of technology.
Yay friend!

Nat said...

Way cute! Great idea!

Che Birba said...

lovely this tutorial! thanks!


gina said...

A very cute idea- I love those little boxes they sell them at CVS and I always want some but never know what to do with them- thanks! said...

Cute and yummy! What more could you want? Thanks for sharing. I've posted a link.

Baker Family said...

So DARLING! Thanks for the pattern! I am your newest follower :)

<3 Risa