Christmas in July - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Ok, bit of a cultural fusion on this post. Our theme this week on the Artisan Blog Hop is Christmas in July and I've come up with some Asian-inspired decorations to add that finishing touch to your mid-year festivities.

Hi if you've come through from our July Facebook showcase! So glad you stopped by :)

Because This Christmas Specialty designer paper is lighter weight than our usual packs, I decided to have a go with some origami. The best thing is, there are 24 sheets per pack. Pretty awesome if you need to mass produce anything! So here's my origami fortune cookie. This is made using three of the basic origami sonobe units and has a ribbon through the middle you can use to hang it.

Origami Fortune Cookie / This Christmas DSP ~ Susan Wong

Origami Fortune Cookie / This Christmas DSP ~ Susan Wong

I used 6x6" squares in different patterns and embellished with some fussy cut, gold-embossed stamps from the Peace This Christmas stamp set. You could easily pop a chocolate inside along with your 'fortune'. 

And now for some REALLY quick and easy fortune cookie place names. I used the biggest circle in the new Layering Circle Framelits...
Easy Fortune Cookie / This Christmas DSP ~ Susan Wong

Click on the image below to see Jessica Hill's fortune cookie tutorial in more detail.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Peace This Christmas
Inks: Versamark, Cherry Cobbler
Paper: This Christmas Specialty Designer Paper, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Accessories: Linen Thread, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold 1/8" Ribbon, Layering Circles Framelits

Next we're hopping over to Val. Happy 'Christmas' to you...


  1. Susan! This is absolutely STUNNING! I'd love to have a seat at this holiday table with such beautiful decor!

  2. Susan...those origami treats are amazing and for me they probably are "mission impossible" thanks for the cute and easy fortune cookies too. Love them both!

  3. Such a great idea Susan I love it :)

  4. These projects are lovely. Thanks for sharing the tutorials.

  5. You make these look so easy. They are beautiful and something my kids would totally enjoy. Might have to do something like this for a family Christmas gathering. They would be interactive and fun.

  6. These are so fun and festive! I love how you've included the personalized messages in them.