Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rabbit with FF125

by Joanne James6. January 2023 10:00

Today I have my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge


The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'Chinese New Year' which is on 22nd January. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. This week I used red, gold, rabbit, envelopes, heat embossing and new year sentiment and decided I would stick with our theme this week and create a card for Chinese new year - this is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Year of the Rabbit - Since this Chinese new year is the Year of the Rabbit, my new Easter Rabbit punch came in handy! I used a punched rabbit for the centrepiece of my card; whilst my whole card was in red and gold, I wanted it to stand out a little more without adding in another colour, so I swiped my Poppy Parade cardstock with my ink pad in the same colour for a deeper shade - the photo below shows the difference:


Brightest Glow - I used a new year sentiment from the 'Brightest Glow' stamp set and another of the co-ordinating diecuts from the Labels Aglow Dies to reveal the gold foil of my mat layer to 'frame' the rabbit:


Red Envelopes - I completed my card with a few envelopes snipped from the 'Full of Love' stamp set that I heat embossed in gold on red. Did you know that red envelopes, often with gold detailing and containing money or gift cards, are traditionally given to children to celebrate Chinese new year and are considered to bring good luck, health and prosperity?

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'm also linking today's card up over at Global Design Project where their theme is 'party'.

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Card Making and Paper Crafting Challenge Design team:


Enjoy your day; mine will be a busy one, as I'm going into Birmingham for some shopping and a trip to the theatre this evening - exciting! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/6/2023 10:08:41 PM #

Fab card - love the red & gold!  Hope you had a great day out xx

Diane Evans
Diane EvansCanada
1/8/2023 2:24:21 PM #

Joanne this card is amazing.  I just love the creativity of it

Melva Peters
Melva PetersCanada
1/8/2023 5:23:25 PM #

Beautiful card Joanne!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/9/2023 9:17:26 PM #

I like the way you've adapted things from Christmas and Easter sets to celebrate something entirely new!

Beth McCullough
Beth McCulloughUnited States
1/11/2023 10:32:43 AM #

Really pretty, Joanne, love all the gold embossing on the red cardstock.

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert
Sharon Hashimoto BurkertUnited States
1/12/2023 11:25:45 PM #

Your card is fabulous!  Love the envelopes, it looks to be a lucky year!

jaydeeUnited States
1/13/2023 5:18:08 PM #

I lived in Singapore for 18 months and your little envelopes really reminded me of the ones they gave us at work on my first Chinese New Year.  Your subtle rabbit is perfect.   Fabulous card.  Happy 2023

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