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Cricut Chinese New Year Ox Face Red Envelope Template

Updated: Jan 31, 2021

I got inspired to do another ox red envelope design and came up with a front facing ox face template! It's really fun to come up with ways to make these images! This one has less cutouts than the cherry blossom red envelope I made so it's a little easier to glue together. You can't really see it in this photo, but you snout cutout goes all the way up to near the eyes. It's a skinny cut so it's not as visible.

I can't decide if I like this front facing design better or the ox profile one I made (see link at the bottom of this post for that one). Let me know which design if your favorite!

I also spent quite a bit of time updating my site menu and organizing my projects by holidays so it's easier to find them. I hope it's helpful! I will be adding more projects to new holidays in the future too. The menu of event based projects is under 'Cricut Designs'. I've had a lot of inspiration lately so you'll see me adding a lot more stuff!

- 2 Light Card Stock in different colors like red and gold (or you can be different and use different colors!)

- Glue (Elmer’s or craft glue for the gold backing and hot glue for the )

- Makes 4 red envelopes in a standard 12x12 sheet.

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- Remove stuck cutouts (if any) after cutting. Although I made my design so that the cutouts are big enough to not require weeding, sometimes you might find 1 or 2 that haven’t fall out. Check for this before you glue the backing because it’s easier to poke it out beforehand.

- Don’t use hot glue on the gold backing part. I did this initially and it created a slight gap between the red and gold paper and I thought it didn’t look as nice.

- Use glue very sparingly. I tried Elmer’s glue next and used way too much initially. It oozed out into the cutout part of the design and warped the paper. So go easy on the glue, think dabs and not globs!

- Fold envelope after glue dries completely. Allow for enough time for the glue to dry BEFORE folding the envelope. I got a little excited a few times and did it early and the gold backing popped off! It's not a big problem though because you can just glue it back.

If you follow these tips then your envelope will come out looking like mine in the photo, I hope you like it!

When you click on the link below to get to my design, you will be taken to page that looks like below. Simply click the 'Open' button to get to the project.

If you like this design, you may like some of my other envelope designs. Clicking on an image below will take you to the project. Or you can go to my site menu, click 'Cricut Designs' and then 'Chinese New Year' to see all of my Chinese New Year designs.

If you like my Chinese New Year templates, you might like my Valentine's Day ones, too! Valentine's Day is just 2 days after Chinese New Year.

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