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« on: February 21, 2005 12:26:16 AM »

Thanks to the discount V-Day goodies at a local drug store (CVS to be exact), I found some nifty take out boxes that inspired the crap out of me. And hopefully will make a nice gift for a friend.

First off, the box that started it all. In it's original form.



After a nice coat of green paint, kanji and acrylic sealer.
love and..

prosperity.



Then, to one of the hardest parts of the gift, the sculpey fortune cookie.




So far that's all I have done. I'm working on origami orchids as well as felt sushi and a few other things to go inside. I just hope he enjoys it.
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2005 06:11:58 PM »

Those are soo cool! Where did you get the boxes? Are they acctual take out containers, or did you buy them somewhere?

*oops, Choco didn't read carefully... sorry, I'm kinda sick right now...*
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2005 06:23:15 PM »

That's a great idea! The fortune cookie is PERFECT!
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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2005 06:28:36 PM »

I like, I like. It inspired you, and you've inspired me  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2005 10:48:37 PM »

This is really cute.  I love the idea.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2005 05:38:02 PM »

Aw. Why thank you all. Soon the rest will be finished, as soon as I get more time off from work.
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2005 05:57:40 PM »

Cute, for Valentine's Day I made red fortune cookies out of foam with a Valentiney fortune inside.  Now if only I had a cool box like that... Nice job!
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2005 09:42:59 PM »

Cute, for Valentine's Day I made red fortune cookies out of foam with a Valentiney fortune inside.  Now if only I had a cool box like that... Nice job!

I have to say that trying to put the fortune into the cookie was pretty interesting. I used lots of random tools like a tiny crochet needle, long hemos and tweezers. Next time, I need to make bigger spaces for easier access.
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2005 07:22:27 PM »

That's really cute!
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« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2005 05:01:52 AM »

Awww.... I love the fortune cookie Smiley It's so cute~!  Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2005 07:30:27 PM »

SO cute!!  What else are you putting in it?  You mentioned a "few other things."  I love theme gifts.
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2005 07:49:09 PM »

that is adorable! i "tried" to do something like that but i then forgot how to assemble the box back together and for some reason it wouldn't go back! its either the box is stupid or i was...anyways, great job!  Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2005 06:15:56 PM »

OMG u totally inspired me i always try to actually MAKE fortune cookies but my fingers always burn I never thought to use skulpy. ahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2005 12:46:29 PM »

I got some chinese food boxes at a local craft store and then put bows on top of them with chopsticks stuck through the bow. I remember seeing a recipe for edible fortune cookies somewhere recently too...
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2005 09:41:38 PM »

I got some chinese food boxes at a local craft store and then put bows on top of them with chopsticks stuck through the bow. I remember seeing a recipe for edible fortune cookies somewhere recently too...

I thought about making him real fortune cookies, but after attempting the sculpey cookies, I realised what kind of mess I was getting myself into. Besides, he's like me and doesn't like the cookies. ha. So it would have been a waste.
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2005 10:50:50 AM »

I love take-out boxes!
I made some myself using this pattern:
http://www.kimstamps.com/pattern/takeoutbox.jpg
I printed out a cool pattern (spiderwebs) and printed the pattern on the other side. Then I laminated the papier and folded it. Tadah! Home-made mini-take-out-boxes Wink
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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2005 10:17:24 PM »

sculpey....genius!!!!  I sewed felt fortune cookies once, and let me tell you, they were a NIGHTMARE....I made 7 good ones and like 300 fugly ones.  Well, maybe not that many, but you get the idea.  I like sculpey much better (although, the fortunes were easy to get in and out of the felt)
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« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2005 07:54:13 AM »

omgosh, thanks for the pattern ParanoidEv!

i love wrapping gifts and this would make them look so much cooler!
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2005 07:35:36 AM »

Here's something you could put in the box...

http://www.pixelgirlshop.com/gallery.php?id=395


I haven't tried to make it myself but I'm thinking it wouldn't be all that hard??
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« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2005 06:41:01 PM »

i like the take out box and sculpey fortune cookie..you have to warn your friend not to eat it though! thanks paranoidev for that cool design for a take out box. i wish i could make it bigger somehow..anyway i will definitely be using it as a decoration or something
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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2005 08:02:31 PM »

Oooh! I like very much!
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« Reply #21 on: August 22, 2005 10:03:15 AM »

Soooo cute!!
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« Reply #22 on: August 22, 2005 02:20:05 PM »

A wonderful solution to us 'I don't know how to wrap oddly shaped things' impaired.
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« Reply #23 on: August 23, 2005 06:12:51 PM »

Hey, where did you get the Kanji characters? I've been looking for some but haven't found any on the net.

Great job!
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« Reply #24 on: August 23, 2005 08:13:25 PM »

omg i love it so much! =D now i wanna make some. lol my friend's family runs a chinese restaurant so i can ask to have a few of the chinese take out boxes yay!
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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2005 12:48:11 PM »

i did one just like this last year for my boyfreind.. the fortune cookie had a fortune baked into to it that he can never get out  it sais "i'll love you forever"   
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