What's It All About

Monday, January 23, 2012

Calendar Girls Chinese New Year

Hello my friends - if you're here for the Chinese New Year Blog Hop, please click here. But, I hope you take a few minutes and check out my Calendar Girl for today with her Chinese New Year card!!!

Papercrafts Presents 365 Cards magazine which is our inspiration for these monthly hops which thus became the Calendar Girls. The magazine has Creative Ideas for every day of the year: occasions, holidays, and celebrations including 42 unique holidays!!! These unique holidays are our inspiration. The January unique holidays are:

January 16:
Trivia Day (January 4) -
National Bird Day (January 5) –
National Hat Day (January 15) - Edwina
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 16) - Lynne
National Popcorn Day (January 19) –
Chinese New Year (January 23) -
Opposite Day (January 25) –

If you had missed the other events, please check back here.

Today, we are celebrating Chinese New Year with our wonderful Guest Designer, Michelle Ferris!!!

Year of the Dragon, Chinese New Year
Card  6 ½" X 5"
Dragons cut at 2 ½" Designer Calendar Cartridge Scraps from my stash
Pagoda cut at 3 ½ " Pagoda cartridge. Paper is from twelve by 12 Window garden Collection 1 pane Pink Gerber .
Border across bottom is an EK Success punch. 1 1/4" wide.
Background paper and border same as above.
Heat embossed gold powder onto dragons.
I-Rock gems for snowflakes and pagoda.
Pop dotted the dragons for dimension.
Red I-Rock gems for the eyes.

Chinese New Year cut from Designer Calendar. 2 ½"
Heat embossed with gold.
The Fireworks stars are a stamp I got last year. In a free bin at a crop..
The fireworks candle is another mystery.

Hope you enjoy my Chinese New Year card. I really enjoyed doing it!

Thanks, Michelle, I love your card – it is beautiful with the reds! I always love when you Guest Design for me with your creative projects!!!!! I know you sent me 2 sets of pictures but I couldn't decide as I loved loved them all!!!!!! 

Thanks for stopping by and mark your calendar for February 18th as the Calendar Girls are at it again with more shall we say unusual events that you will just want to make a card for!!!

God Bless you and thank you
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
Her Craftiness


  1. I love this card! I just got the Pagoda cart on Sat.(bought off ebay) I might have to try this out. It is beautiful. Love the inside too. I think I have all the carts, but if not could improvise. My hubby's BFF is my card collector. He has a special box for all of my cards. I love to send him cards for all of the holidays. He would just love this one! tfs Tami

    Tambos Creations!

  2. awesome card and Have enjoyed hopping through this fun hop!!! Thank you for being a part of it!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  3. Thank you Tambo ! Scraplift away ! LOL It is so nice to hear others think your work is worthy !

  4. Thank you Rexann ! LOL It is so much fun to do this!

  5. I love the embossing on your card, excellent job!!
    cindilu2u at gmail dot com

  6. Wow! This is quite a unique card.

  7. Michelle,Your card is beautiful! You did a great job on it! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  8. What a wonderful card - just love it! :)

  9. Michelle -- a wonderful beautiful card --- you are one very talented lady who I value as my friend!!!! Thanks for letting me post your projects as they are always a treasure!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust


I love love love to hear what you think about my projects and would love to read your thoughts and inspirations.. Thank you for leaving a comment as I read each and everyone and thank you for taking the time to visit. Much love, hugs, and friendship
aka Her Craftiness