New Year’s Lucky Money Envelopes

These lucky money envelopes are perfect for sharing some luck this New Year! If you’re not familiar, it is tradition for new money to be tucked into these envelopes and given to family members at Chinese New Year to give them luck all year long. Try your hand at making your own envelopes this year!

New Year's Lucky Money Envelopes

Red Cardstock
Thermoweb adhesive-backedToner sheets
Thermoweb Decofoil – gold
Silhouette cut file for lucky envelopes
Silhouette machine
Double-stick adhesive

Cut out the envelopes from the red cardstock.

cut out envelope

Fold on the score lines.


Secure flaps with double-stick adhesive. Leave top flap unsecured.

tape flaps

Cut the text onto the toner sheet.

cut out with silhouette

Remove the extra pieces, leaving just the text and frame.

cut out happy new year

Layer gold foil on top, place in a folded piece of paper, and run through the hot laminator.

foil cut out

Remove foil sheet. Remove backing paper. Stick to front of envelope.

stick on front

Rub with a tissue or soft cloth to secure to the envelope.

finished envelope

Put your money into the envelope and have a lucky Chinese New Year!

tuck money inside

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