11.11.2019

INTRODUCING: Zodiac Mouse, Fortune Envelope

Super excited to have you here today. We are starting the Intros with a new series of stamp designs with the namesake Zodiac. As I alluded to in yesterday's post, everyone has a zodiac sign, it's somewhat similar to an astrology sign, but different! In America, we observe the Gregorian calendar, in other parts of the world (and my parents), people also observe the Lunar Calendar. Every year represents an animal in the zodiac sign, 12 total. Our Lunar Animals set was released maybe 4-5 years ago. It showcased all 12 of the zodiac animals in one set. For the next 6 releases, we will be releasing 2 sets of animals in each release until we cover all 12! Each animal gets its own set! We thought this is the perfect time to introduce this series as the mouse (or rat) is the very first animal in the zodiac order! Following the mouse is the ox or cow, and you'll see that being introduced in a couple of days as well. The Lunar New Year falls on January 25, 2020 in the upcoming year!

Whew! I hope you were able to follow along so far! So, here is the bubbly mouse set for today's Intro. What you'll notice and love is that these Zodiac sets are designed with everyone in mind. it doesn't matter if you're into the whole Lunar celebration or not, it's versatile and can be used to celebrate anything you want! You'll see that in each Zodiac set, we include a bunch of fun accessories for the animals. The accessories work from one set to another, so you get the most out of each set! Collect the entire collection!



Also new is something we've been working on for a few years now. Yes, years. I know, that sounds ridiculously long for a product to come into development, but the idea was actually suggested by our friends at Day by Day Crafts Store in Hong Kong. We had traveled to Hong Kong in 2015 for a visit and did a demo at their store. At that time, we released Lucky Envelope already, which was intended to fit "lucky money" to give out during Lunar New Year. Our friends said they wished we would have something a bit bigger to fit Hong Kong Dollars folded in half, which in comparison to the US dollar is bigger. So, we came up with this after having it in the back burner for awhile.

What is special about Fortune Envelope is that  it is the first design set that we are testing out with a new manufacturer. As this is a large scaled die, we really wanted to explore our options and bring the cost of this down so it is affordable. We are happy to say that you will see a 30% saving versus the norm!

Anyway, we love this die set. We had to throw in the very traditional and most famous Chinese character that means blessed or good fortune. It's the most generic word used to wish people happiness, luck, and all things good! You can use this for birthdays, weddings, and of course lucky red envelopes to celebrate Lunar New Year. Just remember to slip in some cash when giving to your recipient! ;)


Let's watch Rina floor us with her video Intro today.


[Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube]

Don't you just love how Rina showed us how awesome these designs are and how they can be used beyond Lunar New Year? But I do love the festive Lunar projects she created oh so much!




The gold against the gold is gorgeous!!!

And how sweet is the 3D pop up card using these cute bubbly mice?! The mini me balloon cracks me up! So darn cute!



And finally, look at this sweet little note card using the heart from Fortune Envelope.


Thank you for stopping by today! Please let us know what you think of the new Zodiac series, always happy to hear your feedback!

11 comments:

  1. Loving how plump the little mice are! So cute!

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  2. Oh this is so cute! Love the big word on the envelope die!

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  3. Love these round little mice! They are just adorable!

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  4. These mice are so cute! I really like all the little accessory images, too — and do I spy a nod to If You Give a Mouse a Cookie?

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  5. What darling little mice! Great cards and creations!

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  6. SWEET! I LOVE the little envelope! ;)<3

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  7. LOVE THAT ENVELOPE AND FORTUNE DIE!!!!!

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