Tuesday, February 1, 2011

A Chinese Thank You!

I've had my eye on my Pagoda cartridge for a while now, and finally decided to use it for a Thank You card.

Xie Xie Ni is Chinese for Thank You. I printed the sentiment from my computer and cut it down to the ideal size, and used a round corner punch on it.

I used gold colored brads in the bottom right hand corner to embellish the card a little more.

I cut the bonsai tree from the Pagoda cart. I used a Cuddlebug embossing folder to emboss the shimmery red paper.

I googled Thank you quotes to find a profound and wise sentiment for the inside and found a Chinese Proverb. It says "When eating bamboo sprouts remember the man who planted them." I thought the proverb was quite appropriate for the card and rolled with it.

Then I used the Pagoda cart to cut the bamboo on the inside. I'm pretty happy with the overall turnout. It's "out of the box" for me...

I also decided to enclose a picture of the paper I used as a base for the front of the card, since I knew it wouldn't photograph well. It has a really cool Asian pattern, and is the reason for my choice of colors for the card.


  1. This is truly awesome. I love it!! Now I need this cartridge too? *grumble grumble* ;)

  2. Oh my goodness!Gorgeous! I have this cart, love it! I wish I knew what all the characters mean. I need to get with a Chinese friend and write down the meanings in the book. Lol! You did a great job!

  3. I love this cart:0) What a nice card :)

  4. I have that cart on my wishlist too! Your card is amazing, makes me want it more! The paper you used is perfect! TFS!

  5. I've never actually seen anything made with that card and I love it!

  6. What a beautiful card! Love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a kind message. I'm also one of your new follers now. Here is the website that created my blog page she is awesome and very reasonable. Tell her I sent you! Anita

  7. Very cute card thanks for sharing!!!