Sunday, January 04, 2009

Everything about Red and Gold in CNY


Wookay! Back to topic - About Red and Gold!

Chinese loves red and gold for their Chinese New Year. Red greetings cards, red packets (with money inside!), red lantern, red poster on wall etc. Ya... although red is not a colour that i will wear on me, but i love to use red to make cards :)

Mum always wish to have her own red packet to give away (every child or singles "deserve" red packet - or what we called ANG PAO). Well, i decided to make her red packets this year - and i believe she will be very happy when she sees my creations :) Imagine - she probably gives away 200-300 packs every year!!! Well, i will make her 50 only :p

Oh.. 3 Chinese friends will get married during this season too - so i made these packets for them as well :) Ya, it is traditions to bring red packet (with money inside) when you attend a Chinese wedding in China and Malaysia. There are standard "rate" too. :p (interesting topic huh~)

Beside making red packet, I still make some cards for my top 10 friends :p Yes, only 10 cards! These cards are too simple - not even stamping - but i just loving it :) The paper is very nice - given by Liza ... again :) (ya, she gave me lots of stuff!!!!!)


Erica said...

What a great incorporate your cultureal traditions into your cardmaking. Your Mom will love these. She will have a hard time deciding who will get one of these lovely packets. I've been enjoying your cards & calendars. I made 14 calendars. I made the type that fits into a cd jewel case. All my Bible study ladies liked them. But I was too lazy to post them. I hope you have a Happy 2009.
May God Bless You.

Sharlene said...

these are simply stunning!

Juanita said...

I love those packets you made. What a great use of the tree and flowers. The embossing looks great. All your creations are so beautiful!

Vivienne said... like them marlene~~~~

Savitri said...

I should have made the cards like this for M's Chinese theme birthday :) But with her, there's got to be pink even though I did sucker her into red and black with a touch of white. I'm going to put money in a little envelope and have little lanterns. Will be so cute. To celebrate her 1/4 of Chinese heritage :)

Ciyou said...

Looks execellent. Very nice~~ I also need to do some Angpow soon for this CNY, but abit lazy ler

Travis Hydzik said...

Please can you tell me where to buy the red packets with love on them as per the above photos.


Marlene Lo said...

i made them =)