mandag 25. september 2017

Paper lantern with template and tutorial

This year, I have been writing articles for the magazine Ett trykk. In the June magazine, I did a tutorial for a lantern.  The summer has been hectic for me, with moving and changing job. Crafting and bloging has been on hold. This is one of the blogposts that has been on hold for a while.

The lantern has been made with papers from Kaisercraft that makes it look like a real lantern. 

Ett trykk's June edition.

The lantern has been made in two seperate pieces. A base and the lantern. I have used a small glass inside the lantern, with an electric tea light. Don't use a proper tea light inside this lantern.

Creating the lantern:

Cut the pieces from the template. You need four pieces.  Choose eighter the lantern in one colour or create the roof of the lantern in a different colour (middle template). Glue the two pieces together and follow the instructions bellow. You also need four frames for the windows.

The four pieces cut out from the template. Score along the stiched lines.

Fold along the scored lines.

Glue two and two pieces together at the base. Wait with gluing the roof. 

Glue the base pieces together. Wait with the roof.

Add a piece of cardboard to the top of the lantern. This is to create stability.

Add glue or good quality dubble sided sticy tape to the tags at the side of the four roof pieces.

Glue the roof pieces together at the sides. Glue the four pices over each other at the top. This is creating a flat top to the lamp.

Add another piece of cardboard to the top of the lamp.

Use a styrofoam or paper egg and a book ring.

Put the book ring through the egg, and close it.

Cut of the bottom part of the egg.

Glue the egg to the top of the lantern. For decoration, this top was painted with rust paste at the end.

Four window frame pieces were cut. I added acetate to the outside of the windows. 

Then the windows were glued to the inside of the lantern.

Lantern base:

Cut out the base according to the template. 

Score along the dotted lines.

Fold along the scored lines.

Glue together the base at the left. Glue the base at the right, and glue the square to the bottom of the base at the right.

You end up with two pieces. 

Glue the small part of the base to the middle of the larger base.

Add a piece of cardboard to the base for stability.

Also add some pieces of cardboard to the inside of the feet for stability.

Finished lantern

Now, you have finished the basic lantern. Decorate as you wish.

onsdag 13. september 2017

Just sayin You Hoo

Today, I am showing a layout for LDRS creative. I have been sitting here with all my sweet papers and fantastic dies from LDRS creative, and thinking that I should make a layout. I love creating layouts, and often I create them in layers, in a mixed media style. 

I have used white cardstock as a background paper, and slightly coloured it with distress oxide to mach the papers I wanted to use. The papers are from Time for Tea cardstock.  This is such a supersweet pack of papers, and I could not resist these flamingos. The white dragonflies are made with dies from the Allifair Build-A-Card Die Set.
The text stamps and the pink flowers are made with stamps and dies from Hooty Owl - Stamps & Dies.

tirsdag 12. september 2017


Two year ago, I found this sweet pirate stamp from LDRS. The stamp is called Corsair and it is one of the sweetest pirat stamps I have ever seen. The stamp has been stamped with Archival ink on water colour paper and painted with distress ink with a very thin paint brush.

The background paper is from Pink Paislee: #06 - Summer Lights. The word "Gratulerer" has been created with Rayher glitter tape and the die Gratulerer from papirdesign.  The shells and the metal shapes is from a sea shore packet from Rayher. Diecuts has been made with dies from Rayher: Wavesvine,  shells and boats. The button is from papirdesign.

Wishing you all a happy evening :) 

mandag 28. august 2017

Magnificent Beauty in every way

Today, I am showing you a shaped card created with the sweet Polkadoodles Tea - riffic image. This is such a sweet image and supersweet collection. The paper used for the card is the Time for Tea Paper pack. I coloured the image with distress ink.

Around the image, I used the flowers an swirl from the Magnolia Splendor stamp set. These has been stamped with distress oxide.

The card has been created with the Allifair Build-A-Card Die Set. I have diecut one sheet of cardstock with the large die in the set and folded the diecut in the middle. Then I added a diecut created with the smaller die, to create the background for the image. This is a simple and different way of creating a shaped card.

I also decided to go wild with some of LDRS creative's dies on this card. I just love the different shapes. The image has been diecut with the Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set. The tags in the right, top corner has been created with dies from the same set. The leaves behind the flowers has been created with Grace Build-A-Card Die Set. This leave die is probably one of my most used dies - I just love these leaves. I have also used the Basic Cutting Edge Borders I to create a lace, under the image.

Happy crafting :)

søndag 13. august 2017

Reach High - slider card

Hi there. It's Kirsten here today. 
I am going to show you a slider card, created with papers from the Soft Blush and Daisy Daisy - 6x6 Paper Pack.

The stamp used here is from the Outdoor Play - Critter Stamps & Dies set. The stamp has been coloured with Prismacolors.

The slider function of the card, makes it possible for the fox to "jump".

Materials used:

lørdag 29. juli 2017

Reach high

Today, I am showing you a shaped card with a sweet fox from the Outdoor Play - Critter Stamps & Dies set, for LDRS creative. The image has been coloured with promarkers.

The shape of the card has been created with Grace Build-A-Card Die Set. The doilie under the image has been created with the Dotty Doily Die Set.

The papers used are from the Daisy Daisy - 6x6 Paper Pack.

The dragon flies has been created with dies from the Allifair Build-A-Card Die Set.

The back of the card has also been decorated. I have used a banner from the Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set. The black circle has been made with a die from the Hooty Owl - Stamps & Dies.

Materials used:

LDRS: Daisy Daisy 6x6 Paper Pack LDRS: Outdoor Play Stamp & Dies Set LDRS: Grace Build-A-Card Dies LDRS: Allifair Build-A-Card dies
LDRS: Dotty Doily Die Set LDRS: Fancy Rectangles & Layers Die Set

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