I love easy and pretty, and today I want to share a beautiful creation that is BOTH! Let's learn How to Make Easy Fortune Cookie Cards! These are super adorable for Valentine's Day, but also so many other times of year too!
I saw these on Pinterest and wanted to make my own patterns and have a go at this simple craft, and I'm so glad I did. They come together in just minutes and yet are so adorable they have a big impact on your recipients!
Plus, you can have lots of fun with the messages you tuck inside.
SUPPLIES to make Fortune Cookie Cards
The Supplies that you will need to make these cards are quite simple:
- Printable Fortune Cookie Pattern – available in my FREE Resource Library for email subscribers
- Printer Paper
- Glue Stick or Glue Dots
I have created the Fortune Cookie Pattern with four cookie designs: 2 florals and 2 swiss-dot styles. Plus I've given you a dozen sweet “fortunes” to include inside your cards. There are also 12 blank cards for you to create your own!
How to Make Easy Fortune Cookie Cards
1- Get the FREE Fortune Cookie Pattern
First, you need to download the Fortune Cookie Card pattern from my blog’s Free Resource Library. If you are already a subscriber you may go here to download it. If you need to sign up, please click here.
When you sign up to receive my email newsletter you are automatically sent a password to access the library. You’ll also receive my weekly newsletter with behind the scenes details, notes from me, and links to the latest happenings on my blog.
Once you’ve logged in, the file you need is called Fortune Cookie Card. There are TWO VERSIONS of this file.
For CRICUT or other paper cutting machine:
If you want to make this with your Cricut paper cutting machine click the “Print Then Cut Fortune Cookie Card” zip file. Click to download the zip file.
To Cut the Pattern by Hand:
If you are not going to use a paper cutting machine for this project I have created a PDF version for you to print and then cut by hand with scissors. You need to download the Fortune Cookie Card PDF file.
2- Print the Fortune Cookie Cards
Planning to use a paper cutting machine like Cricut? You will need to upload the files to your design software and use the print then cut feature. If you are new to Cricut you can see me use this feature in this video on How to Make Easy Floral Labels for Organizing.
Sizing note for Cricut Design Space: I sized my circles to 4.5″ – this allowed me to cut 2 circles per page. I sized my fortune saying strips to 4.5″ wide as well.
No cutting machine? No problem! If you aren't using a machine, simply open the PDF in Adobe Acrobat and print the pages you need for the designs you wish to make.
3- Assemble the Fortune Cookie Cards
Assembly is the easiest part of this process. My daughter helped me take lots of photos to show you how to make these cards.
- Fold the circle in half and “PINCH” the center. Do NOT crease the enter circle. You just want a pinch crease in the middle.
2. Unfold the circle and turn it 90° so the line is now HORIZONTAL and not vertical.
3. Gently hold the outside edges while holding the top and bottom of the card with your opposite hand and push in on the crease.
Use your index finger to push in.
You'll see the card begin to take on the fortune cookie shape!
4. Insert your message.
Finish folding the cookie-shaped card.
5. Add a bit of glue from a glue stick or glue dots to hold the card in place.
Press and hold for a few seconds to help secure it.
And that's all there is to it! Super simple and extremely adorable!
Aren't they precious?! They have a sweet shabby-chic vibe that I love.
I hope you will pin this to save it and share it with your friends. Sharing this on Pinterest is a REAL blessing to me, so thank you in advance!
Want More Inspiration?
Check out these other fun posts!
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What Can I Create For You?
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