2023 Year of the Rabbit

Using Joset’s line of Elizabeth Craft Designs Products

Gong Hei Fat Choi – that is the Cantonese greeting meaning congratulations and best wishes for a prosperous new year! The Lunar New Year begins January 22, 2023.

2023 is the Year of the Rabbit and the rabbit is considered clever and energetic. The Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunny die set seemed a whimsical way to portray those traits.

I first cut the bunny from red card stock and the inner ear and face from white card stock. I colored the inner ear and face pieces with Copic Markers. Then I applied gold Lunar Paste to the rabbit through stencils with very small flower designs (I don’t have the names of these older ECD stencils). I assembled the rabbit and using my preferred glue, Art Glitter Glue.

Then I created a small red and gold envelope for the rabbit to hold. It’s Chinese tradition to give red envelopes containing money during holidays and special occasions.

I cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock to slimline card size. Then I lightly blended tumbled glass Distress Oxide over the sky area.

Bamboo was die cut from a lime green card stock and grass from a shiny, lime green, embossed paper that I’ve been hoarding.

The lanterns were very easy to make using just red and gold cardstock. I added a few details with tiny gold dots of paper.

I assembled the scene by layering two pieces of grass. Then I attached a long curved piece of the bamboo with a short piece to add length. The addition is visible between the rabbit’s ear and face. A piece of string hangs the lantern from the bamboo.

All that was left was to place a typed sentiment and the rabbit at the front.

Thanks for reading along,


Supplies: all dies are by Joset at Elizabeth Craft Designs

  • Bunny die set #1929
  • Bamboo #1733
  • Party Lanterns #1533
  • Slimline Adventure Edges #1925
  • Soft Finish Cardstock
  • Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide
  • Ranger Ink Slippery When Wet Gold Lunar Paste
  • Neenah Smooth Finish Solar White 110#
  • Small flowered stencils

Published by Di Wong

Wife, mother, and maker of pretty things.

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