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Hi everybody! I'm in an airplane right now blogging...how cool is modern technology? I'm heading back home after a week in Alabama for work. I loved being in Montgomery, but yeah for home!
I've been loving the fortune-telling stamps I've been seeing around (fortune cookies, magic 8 ball). I decided to make a different type of fortune-telling project--a cootie catcher:
Did anyone else ever make cootie catchers in elementary school? My friends and I would make them with secret messages on the inside about the boys we would marry or where we would live. I always picked Hawaii. I suppose South Dakota and Hawaii aren't too different. ;)
So for a fun Valentine's Day project, I made a cootie catcher. Please excuse the little wear on the image...it might have been used once or twice last weekend after I made it.
I used eight different digital patterned papers from Two Peas in a Bucket. Here's the first picture as it's being unfolded:
See how the patterned papers are different than the outside? It was fun to mix so many papers. Here's one of the "answers" inside a flap:
I used a digital brush from Hero Arts for that cute heart. The other flaps had similar hearts, but the last heart had a message:
Of course, you could substitute the inside for any kind of messages. If you're very ambitious, these cootie catchers would make great lunchbox notes.
HERE is a guide to the folding. It's been about 30 years since I had made a cootie catcher, so I needed a little refresher. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great weekend!
Patterned papers: (Sweet Pea Chevrons, Sweet Pea Stripes) Truman Studio; (Eye Candy Chevrons, Eye Candy Patterned Paper) Just Jaimee; (Madras Solids) Polka Dot Pixels
Stamps: (heart from Love in Hearts and Borders) Hero Arts
Cootie Catcher Template: Valorie Wibbens
Font: AK Cupcake