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CASology #112: Korean Thanksgiving Day Card

by May Park-

Happy Tuesday! Last week we had a full of lovely CAS creations in the entries over at CASology. And I had the honor of choosing the winner, and you ladies seriously made my choice harder with those fabulous cards. Keep it up! Now it’s time to get creative again, and here is this week’s cue card:
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My inspiration came from Korean Thanksgiving Day called Chuseok(추석). This year Chuseok was on September 8, but the holiday was observed for THREE days. During the holiday, Koreans eat Songpyeon which is half-moon-shaped rice cake that contains sweet fillings. To celebrate Chuseok, I wanted to create a thanksgiving day card with THREE pieces of Songpyeon. Without further ado, here is my take on THREE:

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I made this Songpyeon card using Martha Stewart craft’s clay. Then I stamped Korean sentiment “have a nice Chuseok.” I also chose Rustic Cream cardstock from Papertrey Ink for my card base to achieve an oriental look.

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This is a closer look at my card. I planned to create Songpyeon in three colors, because my grandma used to make them in white, pink, and green. When steaming the Songpyeon, she layered them with pine needles to add the fragrant smell of fresh pine trees. That was why I layered my three Songpyeon over the several pieces of green twine. I coated the Songpyeon with glossy accents like sesame oil.

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This is a tutorial with step photos on how I put together my card. 1)Prepare clay dough in white, yellow, red, and blue. 2)Mix the clay to create pink and green by squeezing them together. 3)Foam a Songpyeon in three colors and let them dry. 4)Cut several pieces of green twine and attach them on card base. 5)Stamp sentiment in black. 6)Adhere the Songpyeon over the twine and coat them with glossy accents.

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I’d like to hear from you what you think about my card. Does Songpyeon seem yummy to you? Does Korean letters look interesting to you? I’m not sure whether you would understand my thought that went into my card. But I’m glad how my card turned out. Since I live far away from my home country, I sent my family a photo of this card and of course they loved it. Miss them so much! (By the way, I’m linking this up to the following challenge: Addicted to CAS #47 and The Paper Players #212.)

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May Park (it’s me!)
Guest Designer: Diana
That’s all for today. Now it’s your turn to play along. There is a wonderful prize up for grabs from Craft Classes Online and the winner will have a chance to guest design on the next challenge – more details are on the CASology blog. Make sure to stop by each of the DT’s blog for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

40 Comments

  1. Judy1223

    May, so sorry I’m late to visit this week. What a treat your post was! I love to learn about different cultures and traditions, and your card is so full of symbolism and meaning! Just gorgeous!

    14 . Sep . 2014
  2. Monika Reeck

    May I want to tell you that your card really caught my eyes and after I see your tutorial then I want to put something special too on my card but I dont have any clay dough to make similar like yours..also I choose to use twine..and its not similar like your clay dough but it is also something to eat it is Lollies..and I made my simple card with my Lollies…hope you like to see it on my blog cause I am inspired by your lovely clay dough this time…many thanks for your lovely inspiration and tutorials…have a great sunday May…hugs and kisses from Germany….Monika

    14 . Sep . 2014
  3. serendipitydragonfly

    What a fabulous card May – I love the story behind it about how your grandmother used to make songpyeon. Thanks for playing at ATCAS.

    Karen x

    14 . Sep . 2014
  4. Kylie

    Just beautiful…

    12 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Thank you, Kylie!

      12 . Sep . 2014
  5. lollthompson

    Amazing design May. Love all the tradition that you followed with making your own version of Songpyeon, using three colors like your grandmother did. The green twine really does look like pine needles. Thanks for sharing with us at ATCAS.

    12 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks so much for your sweet words. I’m happy to hear that you learn a bit about Korean culture!

      12 . Sep . 2014
  6. Sylvia-Anne

    Thank you for sharing one of your Korean family traditions, and illustrating how you created this beautiful card, which I absolutely love! So clean and simple, and truly Oriental.
    Thank you for taking part in our ATCAS Oriental challenge. Sylvia x

    12 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Thank you so much for your sweet words, Sylvia! I’m glad that I decided to enter my card to ATCAS!

      12 . Sep . 2014
  7. Sandy M

    What a wonderfully creative spin on the word “Three”! Thanks for sharing both your inspiration and how you made you card May, and thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

    12 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Sandy!

      12 . Sep . 2014
  8. Nance Leedy

    What a unique take on our “Fall” challenge–love the celebration of your heritage. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

    12 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      I hesitated to link my card to The Paper Players, because I didn’t use any leaf image on my card. But I’m glad to hear that you love my card. Thanks!!!

      12 . Sep . 2014
  9. laurie

    Very creative and original! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

    12 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Thank you, Laurie! 🙂

      12 . Sep . 2014
  10. Tracey McNeely

    Interesting reading about Songpyeon May, I love that you put cultural meaning into your card this week, very deep and fabulous my friend!

    10 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      What a relief to hear that you learning about Songpyeon. Your comment means a lot to me!! Thank you my sweet friend!

      12 . Sep . 2014
  11. wienerhoneymooners

    WOW, your creativity is amazing, never second guess your ability to amaze Sweet May!!!

    10 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Oh my lovely Kimberly! So glad you love my card! 🙂

      12 . Sep . 2014
  12. Rahmat

    Its so beautiful and creative take, after looking at I had to come in for a closer look, you have done so beautifully to represent the Chuseok festival, I love korean food, and a big fan of KBS World, watching korean tv more than my indian tv ;), I in fact speak korean….Very creative, totally out of box…great inspiration indeed!!

    09 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Haha! You are so funny that you watch Korean TV more than your Indian one. Do you speak Korean? How awesome! 정말 멋져요~ Thanks so much for your sweet comment. 🙂

      12 . Sep . 2014
      • Rahmat

        You bet May, I speak korean, and understand Korean, plus I cook korean food… Korea sarangeyo 🙂

        16 . Sep . 2014
  13. Jen W.

    May, your card is awesome (as always) and I loved reading about Korean Thanksgiving and your family traditions! Thank you for sharing them with us. 🙂

    09 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks so much for the sweet words, Jen! To be honest, I was concerned about today’s post since I used unfamiliar theme to non-Korean. So your comment means a lot to me. Thanks again!

      09 . Sep . 2014
  14. tsurutadesigns

    What a fun card and it was neat reading about the Korean Thanksgiving. The pastries sound delish!

    09 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed reading my post. You are such a sweet lady, Amy!

      09 . Sep . 2014
  15. Sarah Gray

    Your card is beautiful and I enjoyed learning the thought process and creative process that went in to it – great take on the CASology theme too!

    09 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks so much for trying to understand my thought, Sarah! You know what? I’m so proud of myself for making this Korean themed card. 🙂

      09 . Sep . 2014
  16. Meghan

    I’m a super picky eater so I’m not sure I’d try Songpyeon but your card is oh-so-creative!

    09 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Haha! I’m not blaming that you are a picky eater. But I’m glad to hear that you like my card! Thanks, Meghan!

      09 . Sep . 2014
  17. BarbGhig

    I love that you incorporated your culture on this card, May! Your clay images are so pretty, and I love the green sprigs on each side! Such a gorgeous CAS card!

    09 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks so much for understating my card. Now I feel relieved. Haha!!

      09 . Sep . 2014
  18. Joyce M.

    I really loved hearing about Songpyeon, and I do think I would like to taste your holiday treat. What a fantastic card, with so much symbolic meaning.

    09 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks so much for saying so. You are an open-minded lady, Joyce!

      09 . Sep . 2014
  19. Barbara Roe

    So creative. So original. A masterpiece. The clay pieces look like Jordan Almonds.

    09 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks for the sweet comment, Barbara! I googled what Jordan Almond is…. Yes, they look similar!! 😉

      09 . Sep . 2014
  20. Miriam Prantner

    What a neat card! I’m not sure about the cakes….I like red bean, and a few other pastes found in Chinese cakes, but I definitely don’t like all of them….so probably the same with thee. I guess I’m just picky.

    09 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      Haha! No worries! I already heard many Americans doesn’t like rice cakes.

      09 . Sep . 2014
  21. Ginger Na

    Love the card. I enjoy eating the bean filled cakes, too.I have been searching for stamps in Korean . Where do purchase your Thanksgiving stamp?

    09 . Sep . 2014
    • May Park

      I ordered custom stamp from Korea. If you need more info, send me an email at fepooh@gmail.com

      09 . Sep . 2014

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