Saturday, November 9, 2013


Welcome to our November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! This month Close to My Heart is offering a stamp set called "Illuminate" throughout the month of November. This versatile set can be purchased exclusively through a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant for only $5 with a qualifying purchase of $50. (That’s a $17.95 value!)

In this hop, you will see projects featuring this fun stamp set from many talented crafty ladies!
Enjoy our blog hop.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Lucy's blog – Love 2Create.  If you came from Theo's blog ~ Celebrate Crafts then you are in the right place!

For my project, I made an actual lantern!!  Using the Artiste Cricut Collection, Frost Paper Pack and November Stamp of the Month Illuminate.  I cut a 3D element from the Artiste Cricut Cartridge - flip out Octagon box (bottom piece).  You will need 2 cuts.
I then made labels to fit each of the 12 flaps (6 x 2).
Before I placed labels on flaps, I stamped the images on the labels using Slate Exclusive Inks Mini-Pigment Ink Pad.  Once I added a label to each flap, I punch holed just before the label.
To make the handle, you cut a piece of B&T paper to an angle point and then using a straw and Matte Mod Podge, apply to bottom of paper and roll around straw, be sure to keep the glue going on the under portion of the paper then when all rolled up, give it a good coat to the outside and place straw to dry vertical...I centered it over a glass.  Once dry, trim excess straw and thread the ribbon threw before applying ribbon to box.  I then glued the ribbon ends on inside of upper box.
Using hemp cord, I knotted the upper and lower flaps together until it formed the lantern.
This lantern works great with a simple battery operated tea light and a truly easy project with the Artiste Cricut Collection!!

Here are the items you will need to make this project:
Artiste Cricut Collection
Frost Paper Pack
November Stamp of the Month "Illuminate"
Slate Exclusive Ink Mini-Pigment Ink Pad
Hemp Cord
Hole Punch (Eyelet/Brad size)
Matte Mod Podge

Thanks for hopping along with us - we hope we were able to inspire you. Here is the complete lineup in case you get lost along the way:

  1. Lucy ~ Love 2 Create
  2. Rebecca - Show Me Scrapping
  3. Jennifer ~ 4 Hearts Scrapbooking 
  4. Theo~ Celebrate Crafts
  5. Traci Williams ~ Paper Crafting 101


Rebecca Brown said...

Very creative! I love 3D projects and a lantern is certainly perfect for this stamp set. Thanks for sharing.

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute and I agree very creative

Theodora Stacey said...

Great idea! Never would have thought to make a lantern

Anita Braddock said...

Super Cool Idea I love the Lantern and the added knots add that Rustic look and adds a special touch. I love the papers. thanks for sharing.

Charlotte C said...

Very, Very creative. And very pretty.