Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas To One and All

A few weeks ago a very talented crafting friend of mine - Canadian Nickel Scrap'n - posted a photo of her Christmas place settings HERE. That was it - I was out the door and heading off to order the Tim Holtz Rustic Lantern die to make my own. And then Nicole posted her amazing lantern garland HERE and I was doubly glad I had bought this die - although making that one will be a job for 2014!

I obviously made my own version of Nicole's idea - and I added a box glued between my lanterns to hold the BATTERY operated candles so the whole thing could be picked up and moved easily. The box was made using a 3 1/2"square - scored at 1"all around FYI.















The Holly and Berries were cut using my Silhouette Cameo - from a file from their store - the 3D Holly Gift Card Box. I have also made the boxes for gifts that these came attached too but they also work on other things :) . I added some gold stickles to the lanterns "switch" and inked the edges too. A twine bow and a name label and they were done. The first one took the longest - once I had my production line going I sailed through the rest.

And on that note I want to wish ALL of my followers a 

VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS 
and a 
SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR


Lotsaluv Always 

6 comments:

I.B said...

Merry XMas and a Happy New 2014

Nicole Wright said...

How lovely! Great idea on the wee box. I thought about doing the same thing but I got lazy! These are so pretty and I'm so excited you found that die! I know of a couple other people making these! And they sold out at the store I teach at when I dropped one off for display. Please take a phot of your table when these are on it. I'm dying to see. Beautiful job!!!!

Kylie Kueter said...

OH WOW Debbie!! I adore these. Times like these I really wish I could run out and buy stuff like that.
What a great christmas table you will have! Gorgeous xxx

Christina said...

Have a wonderfull X-mas and a happy newyear!
Hugs Kristel

Sandy West said...

Wow, Debbie they are just gorgeous and you "found" the time to make them too!
Happy New Year.
Hugs Sandy xx

Creations by Patti said...

am finally catching up with my mails and blog friends......I'm a month behind here.....LOVE your lantern version!!!! Maybe make a few hundred for 2014......would be a show stopper!!!!