Friday, 31 July 2015

Lantern Instructions

Hello blog friends, followers and any poppers by.
I did not intend to get back into Blogging till much later.  However I have had so many e-mails asking for instructions for doing the Lantern I showed in my last Post.
It is much easier for me to do it this way rather then e-mailing everyone.  I am not good on the computer and have been doing requests individually as I don`t know how to get multiple names up in one go!!! stupid I know but that`s me.  I had a load more requests this morning so am doing this way.
Grab yourself a cuppa as there are a lot of Photos I am afraid, maybe better get your feet up as well in case you nod off!!!!
Here we go:-

I cut 3 panels using this Die.  I have discovered it is better to have the back panel solid.  It makes the Lantern more stable.  You can use any Panel Die you have in your stash!
Cut the Panels, I have cut mine with a 3/4 inch border top & bottom.  Cut the sides to give you plenty card to score and fold for attaching each Panel together.
Line each panel with "THICK" Acetate again this gives greater stability.
Glue sides together.  I have found that the "very best" way is to use Cosmic Shimmer Glue.
Use mini Bulldog clips to hold till stuck or:-
Clothes Pegs will do the trick just as well
Now for the Lid & Base:-
Each lid & base will be a different depending on which Die you have used.
Here is how I calculate for any box I make.  The Lid & Base are the same size so I made 2.
I had to revert to Centimetres as the measurements are so important for them to fit.
Punch a hole in the lid to fit some ribbon through.  I cut a square of card to fit inside to cover the tails of the ribbon.
Finished but without flowers.
Completed with flowers.
Wakey! Wakey! folks that`s it.
I will give you details on the flowers another day.
Before I go I will show you one more picture.  
Yesterday Hazel`s older daughter Gillian got married.  It was the best wedding we have ever been to, it was amazing.  There is to be a BIG Party & Dance tomorrow, really looking forward to that. 
This is Gillian with Uncle John  .... my Hubby.  

John has always been very fond of  Gillian,  since the days when she was at Morrison`s Academy Boarding School.  We had Gillan every 2 weeks, she always begged Uncle John not to send her back.  She would cry, it upset John to the extent he used to make me take her back to school.  He would have kept her with us if he had got the chance. Just in case you have any doubts  I am also extremely fond of this amazing young woman!!!!!!

That`s it for today
Thank you so much for sticking with me through the upset on my Blog.  Someone out there trying to cause trouble!!!  They won`t beat me, I am just taking a back seat at the moment.
Till next time

Patricia xxx


  1. Hi Patricia, nice to see you back - even if it's a one-off for now. Thanks for the lantern instructions.

    Lovely picture and I'm so pleased that Gillian had a lovely day for her wedding. It started out bitterly cold here but by lunchtime the sun was out.

    Hugs Christine xx

  2. Hi Patricia,
    yes it's nice to see your back even if it's just a one of.
    No I didn't fall asleep, and thank you so much for the instructions.
    I didn't want to email, and ask as I know you are busy with your Grand Children.
    Must have a look if I have got a die that might do for this.
    Wonderful photo of your hubby, and Gillian.
    Lots of crafty love . Jenny L.

  3. Hi Patricia,
    Many thanks for the clear and detailed instructions! I will save those and have a go sometime.
    Lovely photo of Gillian and her proud Uncle. So pleased you had a lovely day.
    Lovely to have you back , even temporarily!
    Love Myra xxx

  4. I am so glad you posted this Patricia. I was going to leave a comment on the lantern post asking how you did it, but I didn't think you would see it any time soon. I'm glad to hear that you're still crafting, it's good for the soul and the spirit. Take care and have a great summer!! big hugs :)

  5. A wonderful tut. Lovely pic of OH and Gillian, her dress looks AMAZING, would love to see it in full view, xxxx

  6. Hi Patricia, what a lovely photo, and really good to put a face to John.
    Gillian looks radiant.
    I've not had a go yet at the lantern, I'll have to find a suitable die, is that an excuse for buying a new one do you think lol.
    So pleased it was such a marvellous day for you all. Hugs Kate x

  7. Hi Patricia, thank you for the clear instructions of the lantern.Will make one soon as it looks lovely. Glad you are still creative Take care Jane B.

  8. Hi Patricia, wow what a fantastic photo of John and Gillian both look extremely happy, so glad,the wedding went well.
    I can't reply on Hazels blog for some reason but her photos are lovely as well.
    Thank you for your instructions for the lantern, I have this die might just give this a go.
    Take care, Jess x

  9. Excellent instructions & photos of the lantern. Lovely photo of your hubby & Gillian.


  10. Thanks for the tutorial Patricia and lovely to see you. Enjoy your day tomorrow. Carol x

  11. Thank you for sharing your wonderful tutorial Patricia, it's so clear and easy to follow. The finished is stunning.
    Such a beautiful photo of Gillian and your hubby.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  12. Thank you for your tutorial Patricia, you have given perfect instructions!.. Lovely photo of Gillian and your Husband..

    Lovely to see a post from you.
    Take care.
    Hugs Pam x

  13. I great tutorial big sister, but I will leave it to you, to fiddly for me a great photo of John and Gillian. Xxx

  14. Marvellous tutorial Patricia. I would very much like to give that a go when time permits. Lovely photograph of your husband and niece.

  15. your lantern is amazing - brilliant! Love your photo from the wedding too - enjoy the ceilidh tomorrow! Hugs rachel x

  16. Morning Patricia,
    Great tutorial thank you. Lovely photo of Gillian and John.

  17. Morning Patricia, Fabulous tutorial for the beautiful lantern.
    Great piccie of Gillian's Wedding Day with Uncle John.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  18. Great tutorial Patricia, thank you! :Love the photo too, hugs Carole Z X

  19. Hello Patricia,
    How did I miss this yesterday, but have been that plate flight to Nuremberg that put me off course!!!! Fabulous photo of Gillian with her uncle John. The detail on her dress shows beautifully here.
    Thanks for the lantern instructions, I have this die, have had it for yonks and NEVER used it, so guess what - I'll be having a go in a day or two.
    Love Maureen xxx

  20. A big hello Patricia
    What a wonderful photo of the beautiful Gillian and your handsome John, her dress looks wonderful the detail is super.
    Thank you so much for another of your wonderfully easy to follow instructions this is one I will definitely be having a go at.
    With love
    Margaret xxx

  21. Just saw your comment at another blog, and hopped over here to see if you had a post. YAY! I love what you've done with this extended die. (I would look at the die and NEVER think to do what you've done). The lantern is unbelievably lovely, and what a fab gift it will make. Enjoyed seeing the picture of the wedding. What a pretty lady she is (and your DH is quite handsome too!). On the mailing to more than one person: On your email program, where you see the To: section, you should also have a way to do cc (carbon copy), and select multiple recipients from your address book. If you want to leave me a comment with your email - no one but Moi will see it. I can send better instructions. Hope that might help a bit). Enjoy your wkend. TFS - Hugs too.

  22. Hi Patricia
    Nice to have you back, even though fleetingly. My butterfly box is one of my favourite things I have made and I still have it as I love the shadows cast when the sun shines through it. It's one of the few things I made when I got this die.
    Gillian's dress looks gorgeous and its terrific that you all had a fabulous day.
    Take care.
    Ang x

  23. Hi Oatricia
    I've just popped over to see if I could find Hazels blog, and saw that you've put the instructions for your fabulous lantern. I'll be writing the instructions down, actually I'll add it to my front oage on my iPad then I can look back at it. Lovely pickure of Gillian with hubby John. I'll look back later for Hazels blog address, as its time for me to dish up dinner.

  24. Thank you Patricia for a brilliant tutorial, definitely one to try, just need to work out whether any of my dies would be suitable, quite fancy a christmas design.
    Gillian looks stunning and so happy, John is not bad either!!!
    Great to see a posting from you, let's hope that horrid person who upset you before keeps well away.
    Love Saba

  25. It is good to se you back Thank you for the above instructions The photo of your John and Gilluan is lovely

  26. Thank you Patricia for your fantastic instruction for making the Lantern but I think I will leave it for the good crafter's, not me.
    Beautiful photo of John and Gillian !
    hugs Maria xx

  27. Thank You Patricia for these lovely Lantern instruction, i will certainly be making these, your niece's dress looks stunning and so does hubby, very handsome, Hugs Johanna

  28. What a super tutorial Patricia and great to have you back. Love your lantern, it is very striking in the black, I bet it looks super lit.
    I saw the wedding photos over on Hazel's blog, it looks like you all had a fabulous time. Gillian's dress is stunning, I love all the embroidery.

    Happy crafting, good to have you back, hugs Erika. x

  29. Hi Patricia! Long time, no speak! Hope you are okay! Fab Tutorial! Gillian looks fantastic as does your John, lovely photo! Just wanted to let you know that I'm still around and think of you often! We must catch up soon! Hugs Debbie xx

  30. Lovely photo Patricia. Thanks for showing us. Thanks also for the tutorial. Hope to start my lantern after this weekend.

  31. Hi Patricia,

    Lovely to see you again, fabulous instructions, thank you.
    A most beautiful photo of John & Gillian, as I said to Patricia her dress is amazing, so beautiful, never seen one like it.

    Have a great day

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  32. Hi sugar plum wonderful photo hun great too see you. As for the lantern its ace first class hun and a super tutorial hun hugs cheryl xxx

  33. Wow! What a fabulous lantern and great tutorial. Thank you for your lovely comment, it was so kind of you. I'd love for you to visit again. I have a Candy Giveaway on my blog if you are interested. Debra x

  34. Wow, you are a real intelligent crafter Patricia, this is awesome, love is adorable, such a happy one .xxx
    Taking care of YOU I hope.xx
    {aNNie The Journey Is The Start My Personal Blog}

  35. Patricia. Thx for your sweet comment. (YOU could do that with flowers!!! I probably couldn't). You could also cut small paper strip widths, adhere to c/s, die cut - or use ribbons.) Hope all is well. Hugs

  36. Wonderful tutorial Patricia and thank you for taking the time to post it. Love the cute picture and what a wonderful time you had.

    Hugs diane

  37. Wonderful tutorial Patricia and thank you for taking the time to post it. Love the cute picture and what a wonderful time you had.

    Hugs diane