Gee it has been awhile! As I mention in my video, I’m really not sure what I’ve been keeping busy with, but I’ve been keeping busy with everything EXCEPT stamping! I spent some time traveling to Northern Colorado to visit my daughter and grand-daughter in May. I also spent a few weeks in May having my kitchen cabinets re-painted. What a mess that was, since I had to totally empty them and I had stuff EVERYWHERE!! Then in June we traveled to my hometown, Struthers, Ohio, to celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday with close family. Since we’ve been back I’ve been busy, but if I had to tell you EXACTLY what I’ve been busy with, I would not be able to say.
I have managed to get into my craft room to complete a few crafts, mostly other than stamping. THIS one is my most recent stamp project which doesn’t really involve stamping at all. I really like these Cabin Dies and the Peaceful Cabin stamp set.
I’ve always had a fascination with paper lanterns especially after seeing some of the really cool ones when I browse Pintrist. I made my grand-daughter a paper lantern hot air balloon basket for Easter…that was in April. It turned out really cute. You can find those on Pintrist as well. I purchased that paper lantern at a local craft store…it was round. But as I was browsing Pintrist, I quickly realized that I need one of those fancy paper crafting machines where you buy programs to print out the patterns for all of the lanterns similar to this one. So….I decided to create my own pattern that can be printed out on a regular computer printer, hand traced onto a piece of card stock and then cut out.
This is the pattern I developed. I have a link to a printable pdf that I am willing to share, but please keep in mind, I am only able to do this after you place an order in my Stampin’ Up! online store. The video I share is very long to watch (about 38 minutes) as this is NOT a quick project. I did manage to cut the video down from 60 minutes. 🙂
DISCLAIMER: THIS LANTERN IS MADE TOTALLY OUT OF PAPER and ONLY AN ELECTRIC CANDLE (battery run) SHOULD BE USED.
(Unfortunately, I felt the disclaimer was necessary!)
Here is a list of measurements for the card stock. You will need…
- Night of Navy card stock—4 pieces that measure 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2 “, 4 pieces that measure 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″, 1 piece that measures 1″ x 6″, 1 piece that measures 4″ x 4″ with score marks at the 1″ mark on all 4 sides to make the electric candle stand, and 1 piece that measure 8′ x 2”. The 8″ x 2″ piece should be scored with the long edge at the top of your score tool at 1-7/8″, 3-3/4″, 5-5/8″, and 7-1/2″ You also need a piece of scrap Night of Navy
2. Vellum card stock—4 pieces that measure 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ and 4 pieces that measure 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″
Other items you will need in assembling this lantern are a ruler and pencil. You will also need an electronic candle.
Now…get yourself your favorite drink and sit back and enjoy the video. As I mention in the video, I had a few stops and starts during the entire process. You would think at this point I would have learned to make sure the camera battery is charged and I have a big enough memory chip inserted into the camera. What can I say?!
Until next time! Happy Stamping!
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