Introducing the brand new “Lantern” dies and stamps from Craft Buddy by Sharon Holden

Hi everyone and welcome again to my blog. Is it me or has this year gone by super fast, I can’t believe we are now in November, the clocks have gone back and the horrible dark gloomy nights are upon us, at least it’s an excuse for more crafting to be done.

I absolutely love playing with new products and trying to get the best out of them, I was so excited when I received the brand new Craft Buddy Lantern dies and stamps, they are as always amazing quality, a brand new concept that I’ve not seen before, it will make beautiful decorations for all year round as you have a choice of either “Festive” or an “All Occasions” set. You don’t have to use them as they are intended of course, you can use them in so many other ways, I have chosen to show you how to make an everyday lantern.

For this particular lantern you will need:

  • Lantern panel die
  • Butterfly die (from the everyday set)
  • Butterfly stamp (from the everyday set)
  • Dawn Bibby glitter pens
  • Craft Buddy flower making kit
  • Ribbon
  • Glue gun
  • Dawn Bibby quick stick glue
  • Satin card stock
  • Distress ink pad

Step by step guide:

  1. Take your lantern panel die and your inner butterfly die, make sure the butterfly die is central, tape down and die cut out eight times (you can do more or less, it depends how full you wish your lantern to be).

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2. Take your butterfly stamp and stamp out four times, colour with glitter pens and cut out. I decoupaged two of the panels and just glued flat the other two, I left four of the panels plain.

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3. Make up two Camellia flowers out of your flower making kit in a coordinating colour and thread a ribbon through the stem, tie a knot in the end and pull into the flower so the knot is hidden.

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4. Take your eight panels and alternate the plain, layered and decoupaged panels in a circle.

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5. Thread your ribbon through each of the precut circles in the bottom of the panels, do the same at the top and move the panels round to form the lantern shape.

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6.Thread the ribbon through your second Camellia flower and pull tight to create the fuller lantern shape. Tie a knot in the end and there you have your completed lantern.

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These are such versatile new dies and stamps that can be used in a number of different ways, you can create ribbon flowers out of the panel dies themselves, use the inner decorative dies on your cards, stamp and decoupage with the stamps, I’m finding so many different way to use them so keep your eyes peeled for more ideas coming your way.

These dies and stamps will be launched on the 10th November at 6pm, make sure you tune in to see lots of ideas and inspiration

See you soon and take care

Love

Sharon

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