Saturday, January 14, 2012

Yoshimi Lantern

It's Release Day! Yay! We finally made it! Before I share my last Release Week sample with you, I just wanted to thank Nadine joining us this month and making some awesome samples! Thanks Nadine! And of course, my CBFF Debi! Thanks Debi- you rock!

For my last project, I decided to give you a break from all that Valentine's Day stuff and treat you to a Girl's Day project. I bought this Lifestyle Crafts die (formerly Quickutz) and thought it would work nicely with our images. Since I cut the body out of vellum, I was able to make it a real lantern! Decorated it with some Island Scrapbooking sakura die cuts for some interest. To contrast the pink in the lantern, I decided to paper piece Yoshimi's kimono using red washi paper. After I was done, I lit up a battery operated tea light and placed it in the lantern so that it would illuminate!

Here's a close up of Yoshimi...

I also thought you could make this lantern into a cute treat holder. See how I replaced the tea light with some goodies?

And to make sure the goodies don't fall out, I created my own bottom by cutting small 1/2" strips and taping them to the inside of the lantern.

Now your lantern treat holder is good to go! Makes a cute girl's day favor too!

I hope you enjoyed all of our new releases! Can't wait to see what you guys do with the new images! Enjoy!


  1. Love this project!! it's cute and good for a party centerpiece too... eek!! hope BFC here has her in stock... i want her! hehehe!

  2. Creative idea with both the candle and treats!
    Beautiful lantern!

  3. Gorgeous lantern and love these stamps! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  4. It's been my pleasure to be a GD this release, thank you!!! Love your lantern and how you turned it into a treat holder! Clever!