Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies :)

I really wanted to get this completed to share with you BEFORE Valentine's Day as an idea, but,I actually didn't make it for a valentine, it's for a friend's birthday. You can find these adorable chocolate-covered fortune cookies any time of year at Target (and I've seen them at specialty candy shops, too) a pink container filled with 6 cookies is $4.99. I was happy to see the Friendship Fortune pack was pink with a dark chocolate covering (her fave!), they also have a Love Fortune pack, in a red container with milk chocolate. The cute container and decadence of chocolate-coated fortunes makes this a great value I think!

I looped some satin chocolate ribbon around the container and made a card to match. I stamped and masked my "Have a Cookie" fortune cookies in Rich Cocoa Memento ink on Gina K Pure Luxury 80 lb white CS (you can stamp with the brown and color with Copics, too!) and colored them with several brown Copics this time, before covering with Crystal Lacquer. Don't they look good enough to eat? Fortunately (LOL!) they have a pic of the chocloate coated cookies on the back of the container, which made getting the dark and light areas right much, much easier! :)Here's the closeup...
The little stamped fortune made with my "Have a Cookie" greetings I curled up and down with my fingers and attached in two spots with dimensionals. I love how it's just "floating" there slightly bent, looks like you just pulled out a real fortune and left it sitting out! Card base is Cameo Coral, almost a perfect match with this box!

Inside I stamped the sentiment from "The Best Things in Life" in Rich Cocoa and covered the "chocolate" in Crystal Lacquer as well.
My plan is to gift these to my friend with my (now secondhand) complete collection of the "Twilight" series (which I just went through in about a week and a half, (it was a nice escape from some things I have going on right now, but good to be done, as staying up all night turning the pages was definitely cramping my stamping time!)) Hopefully she won't mind that I already read them, I think I'd pass out from shock and gratitude if I got a big stack of books and chocolate to go with! And recycling these reads is the "greenest" way to go, right?;) Maybe if I'm nice she'll let me borrow them again sometime...
So I had a lot more turorials than I even thought, see my sidebar at right! Many I'd forgotten to label as such when I really went through...I have some broken down into "punch", "coloring", etc, but I think I might revise it even further to have separate categories for these instead of all under tutorials. I'll get there...!

11 comments:

Danielle said...

I did something like this for my husband's Valentine's Day present. I made a little Chinese take-out box and added paper fortune cookies with fortunes in them. He loves it and says he only opens one cookie a day because he doesn't want it to end.

Elena said...

Wow!Thea look like real ones!!! Melanie, you are increadibly talented!!! I just adore you!!!

Sharon said...

What a nice gift!
Sharon

Anita said...

Wow! What a yummy gift. I will have to put this on my list for my next trip to Target.

melissac said...

As always your creativity abounds!! Blessings and Hugs!

Scrapping Julie said...

looks like i can just take one right from the screen and eat it!
just awesome.

catdidit said...

*wipes drool off chin* OMG, they do sooo look good enough to eat! Awesome gift Mel! I know that I would never mind getting gently used books! I wish we had a book exchange store here, as much as I read! LOL! (I LOVE the Twilight series too, I went through them quick too, lol)

Jessica said...

THUD.... This is simply amazing, girl!!

Kim Marie said...

Those cookies on your card are the WoW factor in this project! I agree that they look good enough to eat right off the paper!

What a wonderfull gift!
Kim Marie

Lilly said...

Oh! Thank you, thank you! It looks so easy to find the tip sheet or tutorial I'm looking for now. Your the best!!

Libby Hickson said...

LOVE this - WOW - your coloring and lacquering of those cookies makes them look soooo realistic!! I also LOVE those cookies, tried them myself around Valentines - now I want to eat one! :-)