Sunday, August 28, 2011

Halloween Lantern

My second lantern (made with files from: SVGATTIC ) with a Halloween theme.I cut all the pieces for this lantern before the hurricane, just in case we lost power. I needed a project to occupy my time. We were very lucky and never lost power.
 The black paper I used was white on one side so all the edges needed to be inked, then after it was assembled I decided that I wanted to line the inside with yellow to give it a warm glow. It would have been easier if I made both cuts before I assemble it, but I learn as I go. So I cut the sides in yellow then trimmed the tabs so I could insert it. I am delighted with the effect. I drew the faces on the ghosts and applied them with glue dots. 

The ghosts, scary tree and black cat were free files from SVGCuts

The bats and the flying witch are from a font called "Helloween version 2". The vulture is from a font called "Birds of a feather". I punched a hole in the witch and suspended her with invisible thread, the I covered the punched hole with a tiny circle. I used the same thread to create a line across the top of the lantern so she can fly;)
I created the cauldron from the flower pot topiary (included in the files for the lantern) by breaking the file apart then inserting an elongated oval from the basic shape library of SCAL and grouping them together. I punched 3 various size circles with MS screw punch from neon green to resemble a witches concoction bubbling over. The barely visible witches hat I cut by hand as well as the RIP grave stone. I created the little step in front of the door by scoring 3 - 1/4" lines folding and gluing. I had so much fun making and decorating this lantern and I can't wait to make another one. Won't this be an adorable addition to Halloween decorations? I think so.

Until next time thanks for visiting. I hope you find some inspiration.

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet-Rodger Miller



  1. WOW Carole, such detail on this lantern. I'm glad I cliked over to your blog to look at the pics.

  2. My-oh-my, Carole! What a delight this is and like you, I can't wait to see your next one, too. I'm going to share the link for this with my sister-in-law Beth R. She LOVES all things Halloween-y! I doubt that she'll follow or comment, but who knows? Keep on being the cut up Queen (of all things paper and in-between!)

  3. Oh My WORD!!! This is the cutest Halloween decoration I have EVER seen!!!! I totally LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!


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