Old Fashioned Lantern

Old Fashioned Lantern

Hi everyone, it’s Wednesday and you know what that means… I get to show you some lovely things you can create with your Heartfelt Creations products.

I have a thing for Lanterns and as soon as I saw the lanterns in the new “Festive Christmas Collection” I had to make one using this gorgeous collection.





Products Used:

HCPC 3557 – Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set
HCPC 3624 – Festive Christmas Background PreCut Set
HCD 734 – Sun Kissed Fleur Die
HCDP1 246 – Festive Christmas Collection
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue

Project Instructions:

Other products: White Card Stock, Velum, Distressed Inks, Metallic Gold Ink, Antique Gold Embossing Powder, Pearls, Lace and Ribbon from my stash and die cutting machine.


Start by cutting the 4 sides of the lantern out of White card stock.  There are a lot of free templates out there.  Here is one similar to what I made here.  After the sides are cut out, attach together and top with another piece of paper from the Festive Christmas Collection to dress up the top parts of the lantern.  Before you glue the lantern closed, stamp your favorite image on velum and emboss with Antique Gold Embossing Powder.  After all 4 panels are completed, fasten them to the inside of the body of the lantern so the light glows through.  Decorate and of course, don’t forget to add a pretty flower or two!  Stamp with metallic gold ink,  distress and die cut out some of the lovely Christmas Poinsettia PreCut Set, assemble and finish it off in the center with a sparkly gem!

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

5 responses »

  1. Oh, my goodness, Joann! I feel like I say that every week…but every week you make me say, “Oh my goodness!” I love the gold embossing on the vellum…and then you put the tea light behind it and surround it with gorgeous poinsettias. This is one amazing project, my friend!k


  2. Oh my word. Joann this is gorgeous. You are the 3D project queen.


  3. Gorgeous ! Hugs xx


  4. I love this little lantern and since you enjoy lanterns also I am attaching a site to another free lantern pattern. http://frommycraftroom.blogspot.com/2009/12/tutorial-lantern-gift-box. I just highlighted the text and pasted it into my search bar and it went straight to the tutorial. I hope you will enjoy it if you choose to check it out!


  5. Another stunning creation!! Love it!



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