Chinese New Year Blog Hop

February 7, 2013

CNY Blog Hop Banner

Welcome to the Chinese New Year Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Miriam’s blog. If not, please start at Emily’s blog for all the details.

Chinese New Year is a huge public holiday in Hong Kong, which is where I come from. I am super excited to join the blog hop with seven other designers!

Beware of a photo-heavy post as I have a lot of projects to share with you today!

I colored Melania Deasy’s lantern digi stamp with copics and decorated the card base with some flat gold sequins and rhinestones. I then stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches’ Christmas Sampler stamp set.

CNY Lantern

Red Pockets are also huge during Chinese New Year. I’ve used some patterned paper from Crate Paper for the red envelope and made a cute little red pocket with Melania’s Snake digi stamp. I also made a card with Mama Elephant’s digital stamp, cut out the negatives and adhered it to the card base.

Happy CNY & CNY Charm

Lantern festival marks the end of Chinese New Year. I used a New Year digital stamp designed by Ryann Salamon from Fresh Squeezed Stamps in this card. I carefully cut out the branch and the lanterns, and substituted some rhinestones in place of the dots. I added some vellum circles behind the lanterns to give it a soft glow.

New Year Lanterns

I colored in this Sassy Snake digital stamp from Lisa Hetrick Design and fussy cut it out, adhered with foam dimensionals on a white base.  I kept the overall card simple to showcase the details on this stamp.

Sassy Snake

Here is my last card for the blog hop. Chinese New Year Rin was super fun to color in! Peach blossoms are the most popular flower during Chinese New Year. To mimic the blossoms, I masked and stamped the flowers to give Rin a flower frame.

Chinese New Year Rin

This concludes my projects for the Chinese New Year blog hop.  I hope you enjoyed all the projects I have for you!  Here’s who you’ll be hopping with this week for a chance to win one of five fabulous prizes listed below:

Emily Leiphart
Alice Wertz
Chunyuan Wu
Kryssi Ng
Mary Johnson
Miriam Prantner
Pamela Ho
Sparkle Smith

Angie Blom Designs
Dahlhouse Designs
Deasy Designs
Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Lisa Hetrick Design
Avocado Arts
Mama Elephant

~ Prizes Worth $230!!! ~

Celebrate with us by leaving a comment on all designer and artist/sponsor blogs! Pick up your free digis and cut files along the way and create something for a second chance to win. If you create something for the Chinese New Year, please post your project using the InLinkz Tool below and leave another comment here on my blog to let me know!

Here’s what you could win:
Lucky 8 Prize Pack
$100+ Value

Sponsor Prizes
Avocado Arts – 4 stamp sets
Fresh Squeezed Stamps – 1 stamp set
Mama Elephant – $20 gift certificate
Sparkle CreationsChinese New Year Rin

You have until Friday, February 15th at 11:59 p.m. EST to comment or enter your digital project for a chance to win one of the five fabulous prizes. The winners will be chosen via Random.org and announced here on Saturday, February 16th. Winners will have until Friday, February 22nd at 11:59 p.m. to claim their prize. Second chance winners, if any, will be redrawn and announced here on Saturday, February 23rd.

Many thanks to our digi artists and sponsors for their contribution to this blog hop. We loved using the artists’ drawings and we know you will, too. Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have so many amazing prizes to give away. And I am so fortunate be able to participate in this blog hop with these talented designers.

Thank you so much for stopping by to celebrate with us! Now it’s time to head on over to Sparkle Smith‘s blog!!

88 Responses to “Chinese New Year Blog Hop”

  1. Pamela, you’ve outdone yourself! The red envelope has me all giddy. Thank you so much for contributing your talent to this hop!!

  2. iheartart Says:

    Woah… I just had to pick my jaw up off the ground! Seriously- these are out of this world amazing & I’m a sucker for all things sequined!

  3. Virginia Lu Says:

    You rock, Pamela!!! Wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

  4. laurafadora Says:

    Your coloring is so fabulous! Happy New Year!

  5. Jennifer Says:

    Oh your cards and coloring are gorgeous! Love your little red envelope. Happy New Year!

  6. BEAUTIFUL creations!! I especially love the card with the branch and lanterns!!! GORGEOUS! Happy New Year!

  7. Kim Yu Says:

    Happy New Year! These are so gorgeous!

  8. Love the way you add dimension to you cards!

  9. Sabine Says:

    Aw, these are all so sweet and pretty. Love your coloring.

  10. Mary J Says:

    Amazing use of all those stamps!

  11. Lai-Yoke Says:

    Amazing cards, Pamela! Love how you used the images to create these beautiful CNY cards! Wishing you and your family “Gong Xi Fa Cai”!

  12. Jessi Says:

    OMG, the fussy-cutting on that envelope design…my jaw hit the desk! All of these are absolutely stunning!

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Love all your cards. And a happy new year to you. Bye Irene

  14. ~amy~ Says:

    I super LOVE your cards….awesome!

  15. Tracey Says:

    WOW!! Fantastic cards!!

  16. Pat K. Says:

    Stunning cards and the envelope is precious. Love them all. x

  17. Taheerah Says:

    These cards are just stunning Pamela! I love them all!

  18. Richard Says:

    Wow, your CAS style is FANTASTIC. I especially love the vellum circles on your lantern card! Great touch!

  19. These are all lovely!!

  20. Lizzy C Says:

    Oh wow, I love all your cards! Each is so cleverly designed! FAB!

  21. Laura M. Says:

    Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  22. Very nice cards. They just pop!

  23. Farika Says:

    Love the red envelope (angpao) 🙂

  24. wow these cards are amazing… great blog hop.. Happy Chinese New Year

  25. Dora Says:

    Wow you’ve been busy, love your cards.. the last one is especially my fave. Love the flowers in the bottom corners. Happy Chinese New Year to you 🙂 Hugs xxx

  26. Margo Says:

    Each card brings something wonderful – in color, embellishment and design! GREAT job! (Nice touch with the sequins too!!)

  27. Chitra Says:

    Wish You and Yours a Very Happy New Year.
    Such a beautiful beautiful cards you have made. Love all of them..

  28. Pai Says:

    gorgeous cards and amazing fussy cutting!

  29. Beautiful cards…your fussy cutting makes all the details pop, especially on the cherry blossoms card. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year!

  30. Shauna K Says:

    oh my goodness, these cards are all so gorgeous!! adore the CAS LOs- and fussy cutting Mama Elephant’s digi looks brilliant!

  31. cardsbymo Says:

    Patience really does pay off because, all of the fussy cutting you did to paper piece your cards made them so beautiful!!!

  32. Chunyuan Says:

    gorgeous cards. love how you combined Paper smooches stamps with the digital images. Happy new year.

  33. sharla~ Says:

    Love all of your cards! love the sequins, the snakes and lanterns. All are gorgeous!

  34. Mary-Anne V. Says:

    Wow you did such a great job on all your cards. The sequins look so nice and festive. Love the different designs.

  35. Miriam Prantner Says:

    These cards are wonderful! I love all the fussy cutting you did, the images really stand out even in the white on white, and the vellum behind the lanters is such a great effect. Your coloring is beautiful too!

  36. Emily Keaton Says:

    These creations are totally fun and happy! Perfect for the Chinese new year 🙂

  37. ooohhhh these are so pretty! I really love that branch cut out and elevated! Thanks for the inspiration!

  38. Sue D Says:

    Lots of great projects!!

  39. Verna Angerhofer Says:

    Wow! All the cards you created are just fabulous. What a lot of time and talent you put into these. TFS

  40. Wow, all your cards look great! Lovely CAS style, they all look so vibrant. Hugs, Hanneke

  41. donna mikasa Says:

    Wonderful depth and dimension on all of your cards!

  42. Jennyfer Says:

    Wow! Gorgeous cards! You’ve been a very busy lady. Kung Hee Fat Choy!

  43. Sonia Says:

    OHMYGOSH!!!WOW!! I have to say, you have stunned me with your cards!! They are just amazing!! I now will have to be your follower after that : )

  44. jjbolton Says:

    Great cards Pamela! I love that last one:) Beautiful!

  45. Your coloring is gorgeous, love the dimension on your cards! Happy New Year to you!

  46. Sandra ltb Says:

    Happy New Year!
    Love your style.
    Sandra ltb

  47. Mubeena Says:

    Beautiful cards!

  48. Your cards are beautiful. TFS.

  49. Lindsey Says:

    I am in awe of this collection of cards! Each one is fabulous in its own way. Not to mention the fun snake on the lucky red envelope!

  50. simply fantastic. You are a really great colorer. I didn’t realize that about you till right now.

  51. Amy Kolling Says:

    Wow Pamela! You used these images to perfection! I love that first card!

  52. Lysa Says:


    WOW your cards are absolutely fabulous! Your “fussy cutting” is amazing! Thank you for all the inspiration!

  53. Jenn Royal Says:

    Wow! Gorgeous creations! I can’t decide which is my favorite.

  54. Scrappin' Diva - Cindy B Says:

    Wow! Beautiful cards! And all that fussy cutting! Great job! Happy New Year!

  55. melaniadeasy Says:

    Pamela, I just saw your works and I amazed!!!! Love all your cards! Thank you so much for using my digi 🙂 Happy New year!

  56. Marlena M Says:

    Your designs are so clean and crisp~I love each one!

  57. Isha Says:

    Love your cards, design and the feel. Excellent!!!Happy New Year!!

  58. Mimi Says:

    gorgeous cards! amazing details on all of them! ;D

  59. ChrisA Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful cards!!!

  60. awesome creation… love the colors…


  61. That’s a lot of cards. Each one different from the next. You did a great job on each and every one. (the prize pack looks a.ma.zing!)

  62. Brandy S Says:

    These are great! love your use of colors!

  63. Mimi Says:

    Gung Hay Fat Choy! Lovely cards and a wonderful blog hop!

  64. Very nice cards! I like how the designs can be the same but each designer makes them look totally different with their artistic details.

  65. Monika Reeck Says:

    Oh wooow your coloring are so amazing love to see every card from you…adorable cards…Happy Chinese New Year….

  66. Glenda J Says:

    Absolutely wonderful cards! I love your CAS style. Gung Hay Fat Choy!

  67. Becky H Says:

    Awww! So cute and pretty!! Beautiful colouring too!

  68. WOW! I am so impressed with all of your lovely new years creations! Your coloring is truly flawless. I hope you have a wonderful year of the snake!

  69. stylesplenty Says:

    Your cards are amazing but my favorite one is the Chinese New Year Rin.

  70. chark Says:

    Love your dimension on these and my fave is the branch.

  71. Kathy Says:

    Thanks for sharing- Your cards are truly stunning- love all the fussy cutting

  72. Flora Says:

    Really cute cards, wonderfully designed!!

  73. Love what you have done! Especially how you use the white spaces to pop your design. That little snake envelope is too perfect. Thanks for sharing your talents and culture!

  74. Jennifer Says:

    I love the card with the red and yellow lanterns – very striking!

  75. Poorvi Says:

    Pamela, your cards are fabulous! Each and every one is special and creative 🙂
    Happy New Year!

  76. Caroline B Says:

    Love the colouring and fussy cutting on your cards. And the sequins and bling–lots of sparkle to add to the celebration!

  77. Thanh Says:

    You are a superstar for creating cards with all the images, Pamela! Love your fun cards. Happy Chinese New Year; all the best in the year of the snake!

  78. karenladd Says:

    These digis are awesome and the cards are amazing! Love the bright, fun colors and card designs…that snake care is incredible!

  79. lauraz Says:

    great cards today!

  80. Emily H Says:

    Wow! Gorgeous cards!

  81. barbara f Says:

    WOW! Great cards and great idea for a blog hop!! Happy New Year!!

  82. choon bin wee Says:

    the new year cards are cute! congras on being on the Cas-uel Friday Team 🙂

  83. Denise Bryant Says:

    Fabulous cards! I love all the dimension in cutting the images out!

  84. Gorgeous cards, Pamela! You are so talented!! Happy belated Chinese New Year and happy crafting!

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