Friday 3 October 2014

A Trio Of Christmas Lanterns

Hi all
I have used the Tonic Keepsake lantern box die set for these 3 pretty lanterns . They are so quick and easy to make too.For mine I used cream card which I bought from limetree crafts. It is 300gsm and has a delicate hammered texture.The faux tealights were a bargain at £1.00 for 4 from our local poundshop. The die set comes with all the dies you need to make these 3 different by mixing the panel shapes and designs I guess you could make lots more variations of them.. of course by  purchasing  the other tonic  panel dies you can make endless combinations...I do have to say that I found the base die for the 3 sided box is completely the wrong shape !!!!!!!  ...apparently tonic do know about this ...I am a little puzzled that they still released the dies ,but having said that ....  I simply measured the lantern sides and very easily constructed my own  it was very easy to rectify and I think the finished projects look so pretty that it didn't put me off buying the set at all...I think they will make such pretty table decorations for your Christmas festivities. or  dinner parties and just to sit on mantlepeices,or if your Christmas tree was large enough you could hang some of these on it .I will be making them with plain sides to my handmade jewellery gifts too...OOOh the possibilities...

Challenges entered
Die Cuttin' Divas  anything goes
Crafting By Designs - anything goes
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge  tree ornament
Inspiration Destination  anything goes
All Crafts Challenge - anything but a card
Crafting from the Heart  anything goes
Crafty Bloggers Network  anything goes
Ooh La La Creations -  use a bow
My Craft Creations  anything goes
My Perfect Life – Christmas[1e]
Hiding in my Craft Room  any holiday project
Creative Corner -anything but a card [1 of 3]
Cut it Up- anything but a card [1e]


  1. These are exquisite chica! My gosh the endless possibilities. Now I can't stop seeing them hanging on the Christmas cute! Love the versatility and all the great ideas you gave. These are beautifully crafted by you.
    Happy weekend and hugs to you,
    Lisa x

  2. I cannot thank you enough for playing along with my Dream Team and me on the launch of our new ATG challenge blog!

    About your lantern boxes... WOW! These are so pretty!

    Again, thanks for joining us for our current ATG challenge. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Inspiration Destination - Owner

  3. These lanterns are gorgeous! They're so feminine, especially with those bows. I bet they make very pretty designs on the walls.

    Unfortunately, they won't be eligible to win at Cut it Up Challenges because the theme this week is Halloween projects that are anything but a card, not Christmas projects.

    We love your work and can't wait to see more of it!


  4. This is such a wonderful project! These lanterns are just beautiful!

    Thanks for sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room!
    Clear it Out DT
    Designs by Sammy

  5. What wonderful little gift boxes. I think I must hahe a look at these dies.
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Creative Corner

  6. These lanterns are so pretty, very lovely and elegant designs. :D
    These would be pretty to decorate a Christmas table.
    Thank you for joining us at All Craft Challenges.
    Deborah DT

  7. Oh, what great projects!

    Thanks for playing with us the first challenge of Inspiration Destination!

    Good Luck and I hope see you again!

    Gr. Meggi DT.

  8. Lovely lanterns. Love the dies you used! Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  9. What a wonderfull project... Thanks for joining us at the creative corner challenge blog!! Greets Esther

  10. Very festive, LOVE LOVE LOVE, these lanterns, amazing work!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  11. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous lanterns with us at Ooh La La Creations. What fabulous Christmas decorations! Michelle x

  12. Gorgeous lanterns, they are absolutely beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.


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