Festive Friday #0076 - Chinese New Year

It's time for another Festive Friday Challenge!  Every second Friday we post a challenge for you with a specific theme and a Inspo List of 10 items to choose from to create your project.  We encourage you to create a project based on the theme and Inspo List and then post it using at least 3 items from the inspiration list.

This week’s challenge #FF0076 is Chinese New Year on February 12th. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project and link up! #festivefridaychallenge  At Festive Friday, you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. I hope you’ll make a card, scrapbook page or 3-D project and join us. You don’t need a blog to enter Festive Friday. Check out this link on how you can play along with this challenge. If you want help entering, please email me at stampinwithmelva@gmail.com and I’d be happy to help you! 

For today's challenge, I selected red, gold and foil paper from this week’s Inspo List to create this great little gift for someone special in your life.  I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create. 

The inspiration for my project started with the amazing Potted Succulents Dies from the new Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue! I cut the overlay die out of Real Red Cardstock and adhered it to the top of a Gold Mini Pizza Box.  Add some Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon, a sentiment from the the Enjoy the Moment stamp set and some Gilded Gems - makes a quick and easy gift box!  

For the note cards I cut 3 pieces of Real Red cardstock 3" x 6" and scored at 3".  For the embellishment, I cut the overlay pieces from the Forever Gold Laser-cut Specialty Paper to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" and adhered them to the note card.  The sentiment is from the Enjoy the Moment stampset - stamped in Real Red ink.


  1. Cut Real Red cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 
  2. Cut Overlay die from Real Red Cardstock.
  3. Trim to 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" - Make sure your trimmer blade is sharp and that you don't drag the blade - you could tear the cardstock.
  4. Adhere to the top of a Gold Mini Pizza Box using Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  5. Wrap about ribbon around palm of hand 2-3 times and then pull off, pinch in the middle and adhere to the top of the box using Stampin' Seal.
  6. Cut Very Vanilla cardstock 1" x 3"
  7. Stamp sentiment using Real Red ink
  8. Cut tag end
  9. Cut Real Red cardstock 1 1/4" x 3 1/4"
  10. Cut tag end
  11. Adhere Very Vanilla piece to Real Red piece using Stampin' Seal.
  12. Adhere to top of box using Dimensionals.
  13. Add 3 Gilded Gems
  14. Cut 3 pieces of Real Red cardstock 3" x 6". 
  15. Fold in half to form note card
  16. Cut 3 Forever Gold Laser Cut Specialty paper overlay pieces to 2 3/4" x 2 3/4".
  17. Adhere to note card front using Stampin' Seal - apply the adhesive in the middle - the label will cover the adhesive.
  18. Cut 3 pieces of Very Vanilla cardstock 3/4" x 2".  Cut tag end in each
  19. Stamp sentiment using Real Red cardstock.
  20. Adhere to the note cards.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Judy Rozema

You can order all of the products you need to make this card from my Online Store!  Check out the Supply List at the bottom of this post.  You'll earn Sale-a-Bration rewards on your purchases!  That means for every $60 CDN you spend (before shipping and taxes), you choose a free product from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure.  There are 2 different level of free products - Level 1 - available with a $60 CDN purchase or Level 2 - available with a $120 CDN purchase.  When you spend $120 CDN, you can choose either 1 Level 2 reward or 2 Level 1 rewards!  Your choice!!

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  1. What a beautiful gift! Love the overlays over the red cardstock and the gold box-very striking.

  2. Great gift idea! Love the gold and red overlays, so striking and handsome. Clever idea to use the succulents die.

  3. Wow, Melva! The gold overlays on top of the red are stunning! What a wonderful gift!

  4. What a gorgeous set of cards and box. Beautifully done.


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