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Hello everyone,

It’s been a while since our last project.  This time round we are gonna teach you something really sweet for the Chinese New Year – craft your own Heart-Shaped Ang Pao (Chinese Red Envelope)!

Since young I’ve always been intrigued by origami, and I thought I could do something really special for the upcoming Chinese New Year, which also happens to coincide with Valentine’s Day!  After some engineering, I came up with this heart-shaped ang pao to symbolise this really special occasion.

How often do the 2 special occasions fall on the same day?  This heart-shaped ang bao succinctly symbolises the significance of the union of the 2 really special occasions. Of course, you may also use it as an envelope for your Valentine’s love note. :)

 
Download templates here:
CNY Heart-Shaped Ang Pao Template
Blank Heart-Shaped Ang Pao Template

Step 1: Materials

1. 80 gsm A4 size red colored papers
2. Stick glue/double side tape
3. Ruler
4. Cutter Knife/Scissors
5. Paper scorer
6. Cutting mat

Download and print template over red colored papers.
Don’t forget to fit to A4 size when printing.

Step 2: Cut

Cut out template outlines with cutter knife.  Make sure you cut only along the definite lines, and not the dotted ones.  Remember to cut a slit between the Chinese character and words “Happy New Year”.

Step 3: Score

Use a paper scorer to score and fold along the dotted lines
(using a paper scorer is not mandatory but if you don’t, folds won’t turn out as neat).

Step 4: Fold

Face printed side down as shown and fold left flap inwards.  You should now have side C facing you.
Then fold bottom left corner upwards.  You should also see side A.

Step 5: Fold

Fold the right flap inwards on top of side A and C.
Then push the bottom right corner inward such that you lay side B beside side A.

Step 6: Glue

Apply glue (or double-sided tape) on sides A, B & C, in order to stick the flaps together and form your envelope.

Step 7: Glue

Apply glue (or double-sided tape) on the reverse side of flaps D & E, and fold them into the pocket to paste.  When done, you should see a neat pocket.

Step 8: Fold

Fold down the top flap.  You should be able to see the Chinese character on the top of the ang pao.

Step 9: Fold

Push in top left & right corners, as well as the center slit to form a beautiful heart shape.

Step 10: Insert Money or a Love Note :)

Insert your gift money / love note.  Seal the ang pao by applying glue along the edge of the bottom half of the heart shape. :D

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Cute! I always had a love to origami... &hearts;&hearts;&hearts;<br />
whoo! another singaporean found!! :D<br />
heyo! wusssup wussp :D<br />
:D i nv thought i would stumble upon&nbsp; my fellow singaporeans....i've seen met 2 so far....<br />
&nbsp;All of my cardstock is letter-sized. &nbsp;I'm going to have to shrink it down a little so I can print it out. &nbsp;This is really cute, and I'm going to make it and put it on my mantle with all of my other oriental decor. &nbsp;
&nbsp;Did you create the template yourself?
I would think so.<br /> <br /> L<br />
&nbsp;Eh, you never know. &nbsp;There's a ton of copypasta in ibles, where people find images and instructions elsewhere, and post them here.
&quot;Copypasta&quot;?&nbsp; &nbsp;*Right clicks* &nbsp; O_o &nbsp; &nbsp;why is there a &quot;spaghetti&quot; option just under &nbsp;&quot;copy&quot; &nbsp; <br /> <br /> lol sorry<br /> i love bad jokes, and couldn't resist.
&nbsp;*groan*<br /> <br /> :-)<br />
It's on their profile.<br /> <br /> L<br />
I like this!!!&nbsp; I buy Chinese New Year's teddy bears from a lady in Taiwan.&nbsp; Next year I might send my payment in an envelope like this!<br /> <br /> A paper scorer is a rather specialized tool.&nbsp; You might want to substitute:<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; the non-cutting side of a butter knife<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; a mechanical pencil with the lead retracted (you want to press a thin 'ditch' into the paper but not draw a line<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; the edge of a coin.<br /> <br /> Similarly, a cutting mat is specialized.&nbsp; You might want to substitute a thick, no-longer-needed magazine or newspaper (be careful that the newsprint doesn't mark your project, though).<br />
Yup! I engineered the template from scratch. Didn't steal it from any where. :S Hope you like it!&nbsp;:D<br />

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