Saturday, February 6, 2016

Chinese New Year!

Hello friends! I just wanted to share a gift set I created for some friends to celebrate Chinese New Year, which begins on Monday. We wanted to show we were thinking of our friends and did a little research to find out what would be appropriate to help them celebrate this time of year.

 I first made a card using the Cricut Explore, choosing a symbol that represents Celebrate in Design Space. I used a gold washi tape sticker roll to add a glittery element to the edge of my card and then layered on my Cricut cut. Behind the Celebrate cut I added a paper that I heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Inside, I cut Happy from a Cricut font and then used a diecut in Design Space for my Chinese New Year sentiment. For the envelope I layered the inside cut of the Celebrate symbol over a stenciled image using a Tim Holtz stencil with red and yellow Distress Inks.

For the children I cut a bag from the Tags, Bags, Boxes and More 2 cartridge to cut this neat little boxy envelope. I then added a diecut symbol that represents Fortune. I made two and we filled the envelopes with some money and candy.

We wrapped some fruit in red wrapping paper and my husband delivered the gifts. Even though it was just a small gesture our friends appreciated it and knew we were thinking of them.

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope your weekend is full of love, friends, and some creativity!

Linked to:
Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday 
DL Art - Thankful Thursday February Linky Challenge


  1. How cute, Karla! Thanks so much for stopping by to share your artistic talents with us. It means so much to me that you choose to play along in our challenges, and I always enjoy your wonderful projects. Hope you and your beautiful family are having a blessed week. Please join us again soon.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

    P.S. New challenge starting tomorrow at CropStop and I would LOVE to have you play along there any time you can.

  2. What a wonderful gift Karla! Your friends are very lucky to have you in their lives!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations