Wednesday, April 25, 2018

All The Leaves Are Brown Too - Tina's Autumn Lantern

Hello Crafty Friends!
It's here at last! Autumn! Officially!! The weather has cooled down and last night every house in my street with a fireplace (there are a lot of them) had fires burning. I'm picturing all the inhabitants cuddled up inside.... maybe even crafting by the fire!
I'm not lucky enough to have a fireplace so maybe I need to make Tina's lantern to keep the place cosy. Isn't it just adorable? And so SO Autumn!!

Hello Crafty Friends.
I just love Autumn. I love all the colours and the cooler weather, with the wood fire burning and lots of baking that leads to Winter (a season that I also love.).
The April kit from AVSC is just perfect for Autumn projects, which I used to make a little Autumn Lantern.

To made the Lantern I used this Sizzix Alterations, Luminary 3D Die.

Firstly I cut out the four panels in a copper metallic cardstock from my stash. I cut out four small panels of Tim Holtz idea-ology Frosted Sheets, and adhered them to the inside of the cut out panels.
I used the fox rub-on from the kit on the front panel and one of the rub-on leaves on another.

 The base and top of the Lantern I cut in a darker metallic cardstock.

Next I assembled the Lantern

Decorating this little Lantern was so much fun. I adore the Lawn Fawn, Stitched Leaves Die from the kit. I will be using this die so much. I cut out the leaves using Little Birdie handmade papers in Autumn colours. The flowers used are from the kit. I also added some of the raffia that also came in the kit, added a little moss and some contrasting leaves I cut out from the Sizzix Thinlits, Garden Greens Die. The sentiment is from the ephemera pack in the kit.

Cute little Owl I fussy cut from the papers in the kit.

How adorable is the little owl button from the kit? I also fussy cut a squirrel from the papers.

Here is the finished Lantern I placed on a colour changing light base.

I hope you enjoyed this project.
The beautiful April kit can be purchased HERE along with many more wonderful products.
Thank you and Happy Crafting
Tina xxx
Please leave a comment below for your chance to win one of my April projects. 


  1. Wow, what a gorgeous project. What a lovely idea to welcome Autumn and to bring a lovely glow to our cooler evening. Fantastic work.

  2. So gorgeous. I love lanterns and yours is beautiful

  3. This is too cute. Love what u have done with the lantern and very creative use of kit materials which all goes together nicely. Well done, exceptional...

  4. Tina, this is so lovely and cute! And what is even better, I have that die!
    Love all the flowers and leaves etc, finishes it off beautifully.

  5. FAINT!!! Adore this cute little lantern!! Such a lovely project to have out decorating your home. That die is so functional - you can use it for all seasons really!! TFS xxA

  6. Thank you ladies for your lovely


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