Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Year of the Sheep!

Lunar New Year: Year of the Sheep (2015)

Hello my friends! This Thursday there is a very special holiday- Lunar New Year! This year is the Year of the Sheep (or Goat). One of my favorite Lunar New Year traditions is making cards for my friends.

Lunar New Year: Year of the Sheep (2015)

Here are my supplies.  I use red cardstock (red is a lucky color!), white labels, scissors, and gold and red pencils.  To decorate my cards, I use adorable pins with art by Joyce Wan of Wanart. I use her pins every year because they are so cute! Okay, are you ready to make cards with me?

Lunar New Year: Year of the Sheep (2015)

The first thing to do is cut out cards from cardstock. I used a ruler to try to make sure they were the same size.  Even so, they were not perfect. Oh well!

Lunar New Year: Year of the Sheep (2015)

Next, I put white labels on the cards.  You can make the cards without labels, but I like them because they make my name pop when I sign the cards.  I use Martha Stewart brand kitchen labels, which I bought at Staples.

Lunar New Year: Year of the Sheep (2015)

The next step is putting the pins on the cards! The pins are so, so cute.  I love the little sheep. The pins are 1 inch wide and also have the Chinese character for sheep on them.  You don't have to use the same pins; use your creativity!

Lunar New Year: Year of the Sheep (2015)

I carefully put my pins near the top of the card. Be very careful not to prick yourself with the pin. That could hurt!

Lunar New Year: Year of the Sheep (2015)

Next, I use a gold pencil to write "HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR!" on each card. There are lots of fun greetings for Lunar New Year; try using the internet to find some!

Lunar New Year: Year of the Sheep (2015)

My last step is signing my name on the white label. Remember, you don't have to use a label if you don't want to! I wrote "Love, Inky" on each card using red pencil.

Lunar New Year: Year of the Sheep (2015)

The cards are done! Ta da! Now I'll ask my moms to help me address envelopes and take them to the post office so that I can send the cards to my friends. Happy Lunar New Year my friends!! Happy Happy Year of the Sheep to you!

4 comments:

  1. Great photo story! Those pins are too cute. :)

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  2. Inky, we love the little sheep pins and they work perfectly on the Valentines! We love homemade Valentines the best! ~D3 Girls ♥

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    1. Thanks D3 Girls! I love making cards for different holidays!

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