Welcome back, today we are looking at Lunar Extras which is the companion set to yesterday's Lunar Animals. For Lunar Extras, we focused more on the new year holiday and really tried to bring out its feel and essence. Cherry blossoms are a great representation of the new year, as they symbolize the promise of spring and new beginnings.
The Chinese and Korean characters are fully translated in English directly on the label of the stamp sheet so you'll know what you're using.
Here is my project, I created a lucky red envelope (hongbao)! Traditionally, on Chinese New Year, adults give out red envelopes which contain money to kids. It means to send good wishes and good luck. We also give them out at weddings and even birthdays! The color red itself is a symbol of good luck in Asia.
Every year, I would scramble looking to purchase red envelopes. I don't readily have them in my house. We created the Lucky Envelope Creative Cuts die so I don't have to scramble anymore, and neither will you. :) The Lucky Envelope die will also perfectly fit a gift card!
Angela sure loves the Chinese characters in the Lunar Extra set! She paired the word "fook" which means good fortune in Chinese, with some fierce dragons. Who is she kidding? They are adorable lucky dragons!
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