I started with making some miniature oranges. Here for the New Year you give oranges as gifts. But you have to make sure you give them in sets of two. Even numbers are good luck!
I started by die cutting 8 small circles per orange and scored them down them middle.
I then glued one half of a circle to a half of a different circle and kept going until they were stacked next to each other like a fan. I glued in a little stem/leave set before opening the fan and connecting the front and back half circle to each other to create a full orange.
I also glued in a tassle hanger before adhering.
You can see the completed orange. Isn't it cute! The stems were made from a die cut that usually makes little paper bows and then folded in half! I was so excited to give it another use.
I die cut some mini vellum banners and stamped my Chinese saying on it with Stazon ink. This keeps it from smudging off the vellum. There are two sayings here. One is "Happy New Year" and the other is "Congratulations and Wishing you Prosperity." I glued the scroll along the top onto a toothpick and added some red thread to create a hanger. I trimmed off the pointed parts of each toothpick as well. I love these little scrolls!
Next I die cut some red packets. Traditionally red packets are filled with money and passed out to friends and family members. I die cut some red Pop-Tone for the packet and Stardream Metallic gold paper for the gold background square and then coloured some good luck cats, cherry blossoms and lanterns on Classic Crest Solar White before assembling them.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you found some fun inspiration here for your own home today. Decorate it up!! And have a Happy and Prosperous New Year!