Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Capture the Spirit Of The Season w/ Graphic 45!

HIyaz, and Thanks for stopping by on this gorgeous fall Tuesday!
Today I have an easy to create Halloween Lantern to share with you, but first...

Have you seen Graphic 45's NEW yummy paper line?!?
Let me just say, WOW!!!  
 Each day this week they are sharing sneak peaks of their newest addition,
Tropical Travelogue!!
A gorgeous mix of tropical birds, African prints, and botanical beauties. 
I believe these will be the perfect papers to dive into this winter to wash away those blues!!
But don't just take my word for it, check it out for yourself!!!
Tropical Travelogue new banner 2




And did you see those stamps?  Oh MY!!

Tropical Travelogue Cling 1
Tropical Travelogue Cling 2

Tropical Travelogue Cling 3

Now, onto a little Halloween mood lighting just in time for your party, and all those cute
 little trick or treaters!!
This fun Halloween lantern was created using the 5x5 Graphic 45 Altered Art Box! So simple to create, all you need is the altered art box, colored vellum, a craft knife, clip light, small low watt light bulb, some wonderful Graphic 45 papers, and a little imagination! ** Clip lights can be found at your local hardware store, created to clip into small openings, great for lanterns, small Christmas houses, and altered art boxes!!!

To create the perfect window for the vellum, use a craft knife to cut an opening thru the flap directly under the cover. Using the opening on the cover as a guide to cut the layer underneath.
Before adhering colored vellum between the flap and cover, make sure to cut a hole in the back for a small clip light and low watt light bulb.
For the hole in the back, measure the diameter of your clip lamp and draw a circle on the back center of the box. Cut the circle out using a craft knife. *This time you are cutting thru 2 layers of chipboard, so be patient!

Now colored vellum may be adhered between layers. Last, glue the top cover shut, and decorate with Graphic 45 papers! Embellish as inspired!!
Graphic 45's metal brads make the perfect feet for any altered box!
Supplies Used:
Graphic 45 Papers:
The Magic Of Oz: The Magic Of Oz
An Abc Primer: Calico Kids
Graphic 45 Staples: Metal Brads, 5x5 Altered Art Box
Colorbox Decades Inks: Photogenic, Venetian Lace
Coordinations: Sanding Block
Martha Stewart: Apron Lace Border Punch
Ranger: Rusty Hinge Distress Stickles, Metal Clock Face, Platinum Stickles
Fiskars: Trimmer, Craft Knife
Cricut: Seasonal Halloween Cartridge
Tombow: Glue Stick
Other: Chipboard for star, Small Halloween Decorations(Skeletons, Hand),
Metal Stamping, Small Clip Light, Small low watt light bulb, Colored Vellum, Black Cardstock, E6000

That's it for today!!! I hope you are ready to run off and create your own lantern for the holidays... So many special occasions coming up, which one to choose!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Many Altered Inspirations,
Nicki Chicky


Anonymous said...

Your lantern is awesome, very imaginative. Will you be teaching a class for it?

Lavender49 said...

This is so friggin cute. I love it. I would love to make one for my grandson's bedroom. I really didn't pay much attention to the designers on the papers I bought in the past, but got to looking and found the ones I really loved were Graphics 45. Now the new line is another one I will have to have. Thanks for all your brilliant ideas.

Larisa said...

It is wonderful card! Love it)