Last Saturday was the last day of Chinese School. The girls have been looking very forward to this day. Saturday mornings have been hard when they had to get up early for their 9am lessons and weekly tests and they were excited to get a break.
Even though Hubby and I speak Mandarin fluently, we don't converse in the language at home. The only time that the kids get to practice Chinese is when they are in school. There are over 600 students in this school and we are grateful that every teacher here is very dedicated in helping the students learn their "mother-tongue".
I had prepared a small gift for the teachers but I also wanted to include a card. Lettering Delights couldn't have released the Happily Ever After collection at a better time because the Chinese doll SVG is just what I needed. It is perfect for my Thank You cards!
For this partial print-and-cut card, I used Silhouette Studio Designer Edition with my Cameo. As with all Lettering Delights SVGs, I turned on the Cut Lines and Ungroup the image as soon as I brought it onto the virtual mat.
I arranged and resized all the images on the virtual mat to get a preview of how my finished card would look like. Even though the screenshot above shows that the registration marks have been turned on, I decided not to use the print-and-cut feature. To reduce wastage of paper, I positioned the Chinese words on the top right-hand side of the mat and cut out the card front with my paper trimmer. For more dimension, I cut out the layers for the doll on different colored cardstock and paper-pieced them together with glue and foam tape.
I used a mixture of Michael's Recollection brand and American Crafts cardstock to cut out the doll. I also used yellow rhinestones for the flower centers and mini pearls for the doll's earrings. To add more color and interest to the white background, I tore small strips of washi tape and adhered them to the card.
The girls were delighted to see the finished cards and I was happy with how they turned out. If you do not already own the Happily Ever After Cut Its (SVG) set, you can click here to get it from the Lettering Delights website. If you would like to make your own Chinese Thank You cards, just click on the folder icon below for a free download of the Chinese characters for "Thank You". I have included files in the following formats:
Click on the folder icon below to get your files: