Sunday, February 10, 2013

Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year; ‘gōng xǐ fā cái,’ which translates to “Congratulations and be prosperous.” No I am not Chinese or even of Asian descent but I do like some of their customs.

Here are some interesting facts about today's holiday
  • It is the year of the SNAKE
  • 1/6th of the world population celebrate this holiday
  • if you were born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001 or 2013 this is your symbol
  • Males are said to be romantic & charming and females are beautiful and successful under this sign
  • it brings wealth and prosperity
  • symbolic food - NOODLES (don't cut them, they should be long to signify a long life)
  • the world record for texts sent are broken each year on this holiday (more than 18 million will be sent today)
  • the following is usually displayed as a sign on front doors to welcome in "good luck"
Using the above picture I made a few of these small cards (4 inches wide x 3 inch tall), to give to a few friends.  It wasn't too hard.  1st print the above picture in the size you want, trace the center image onto red card stock, then with a VersaMarker fill in the design (since this dries fast I did the VM in smaller batches and used CTMH Gold embossing powder to fill in).  Heat set and presto you have instant good luck cards to hand out.  All in all it only took about 10 minutes per card.
As this day comes to an end, Iwant to wish everyone a very prosperous and lucky year.  Thanks for reading, happy crafting.

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