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Hello Everyone!  I'm really excited to be hosting this week's Mix It Up Monday Challenge.  

Today, is the first day of Spring according to the Chinese calendar, and it marks the celebration of Chinese New Year. Although my family does not observe many Chinese traditions, we celebrate Chinese New Year (CNY). It's a season where we make time for family reunions, visitation, good food and gifts giving. My favourite part of the CNY celebration is receiving the Red Packets/Envelopes.

It is customary for married couples/elderly folks to give away Red Packets which contain money to single individuals. (Incidentally, the fun part is those who are not married are considered eligible to receive the Red Packets, regardless of age).The packet/envelope is traditionally Red, as Red is the auspicious colour associated with CNY, symbolising happiness, good fortune and prosperity.


So, I thought it would be fun to create a challenge inspired by the Red Packet.  The challenge is :


Make a Pocket/Envelope card, and have the colour RED on it.  The red item/element can be an embellishment (brad, button, flower, ribbon, etc) or pattern paper/cardstock.

 

Here's my card:

and, here's another view to show the insert:

I used Theresa Momber's set Dogwood and Butterfly to create this card.  The card measures 4.25 x 5.5(standard sized card) and I've made a little diagram below to show how I folded the card.

Now, it's your turn!!  I can't wait to see what you create!!

Please create and upload a new project for this challenge.  There is no combining of Stamp TV challenges allowed to be eligible to win a prize.  However, you can combine it with challenges outside of Stamp TV.  And remember you don't have to use Gina K. Designs stamps, but if you do your name will go into the drawing twice!


You have until Sunday, January 29th at 8 pm Central to upload your entry.

Use the keyword STVMONKL1 for your tag for this challenge. 

You can see the gallery for this challenge here: STVMONKL1


Have fun!!

Hugs

Kary

Tags: STVMONKL1

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Hi Kary,  Thanks for hosting our MIUM challenge.  Your pocket card is beautiful.  Happy Chinese New Year and thanks for all the information regarding it. 

Hi Kary

What a wonderful challenge, and happy CNY

What a fun challenge Kary! Love your pocket you created!!

What a fun challenge!  I love the history you gave about it, too.  You created a beautiful card!

What a gorgeous card Kary!!!  And thank you so much for kicking off our guest hostessing!!

That is so cute! Would be perfect for holding gift cards.

Please can you fix the link to the gallery :-)

Hi Alex, I'm sorry, the link is now fixed. My first time guest hostessing the challenge ;) Thanks for pointing it out & for your sweet comment. I hope you'll play along. Have a great day!!

Alex Turner said: 

Please can you fix the link to the gallery :-)

Thank you SO much for your lovely comments.  I'm a little nervous as this is my first time being a guest hostess, but, I'm really looking forward to see your awesome creations!!  Have a lovely day!!

Terrific Challenge Kary!  Happy New Year!  Your card is lovely.

Thanks so much for the diagram, Kary.  Without it, I would have wasted all kinds of time trying to get the measurements right. 

Beautiful pocket card!  ;D

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