Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Festival of Lights Blog Hop (Festivalul luminilor)

vellum Christmas antern

Welcome to the Festival of Lights by Cuttlebug Challenge Blog.


We are starting the celebrations with a blog hop.


You don't have to go in any particular order, just download your map,
so you can circle the places that you've been, and you have until Sunday night to get everywhere. In addition to the fabulous projects, we have decided to hide treasures along the hop! Download blog list here.

festival map

Two selected Designers will draw a random winner from the comments left on their blogs, and one winner will receive a $30 Gift Certificate to Peachy Keen Stamps and the other winner will receive a One Year Subscription to Technique Junkies.
The fun part is…
we’re not telling you who it is! So as you hop, make sure you leave comments on every post this weekend so you have a lot of chances to win!! Don't forget to add the Cuttlebug Challenge blinkie to your blog or to follow the blog, we are our Journey of 2000!


beaded christmas lantern

Now on to today's opening lights....

I have made a very quick vellum lantern.

Make one yourself in 5 minutes:

1. Cut a strip of vellum.
2. Run it through your Lacy Tree cuttlebug folder.
3. Use double sided tape to adhere ends to make a tube.
4. Embellish to your heart's desire.
Caution! You can only use battery operated candels.

I used a silver chipboard tree and pearl color beads to embellish my tree.

If you make one yourself please leave me a link so I can see it.

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edited later:
Your questiones answered:
I have been receiving some questions about my Christmas lantern so I will be posting all the answers here.

1. Paper size. I used a 4 1/2x 6 1/2 inch (11x16cm) strip of paper. It is not as high as my A2 embossing folder so I left out the lower part of the lace tree. The size actually doesn't matter. All you need to know is that you should use a long strip of paper. Try digging in your scrap stash for some of those. Idea: make a set of lanterns of different sizes for a beautiful centerpiece.

2. Embossing folders. I have used the *Lace tree* from cuttlebug, but you can use anything you have. You could emboss the whole strip or even leave it unembossed. Idea: try stamping on your vellum or try heat embossing. Punch holes for different effects.

117 comments:

Shantaie said...

elegant, gorgeous and very very "dreaming of a white Christmas" Love it!

Nathalia Castellon said...

This is so rich and elegant! Beautiful work Meda!

June Houck said...

Simply elegant!

Cindy said...

Beautiful, Meda! I bet this is even more gorgeous in real life!

Meda said...

Thanks Cindy! And you are right! I had a hard time taking a photo of it. White on white seems quite hard to photograph.

Elaine A said...

Meda -

This is so beautiful! I can see making one for every Holiday or just because. I think they would make really nice gifts also. Thank you for sharing with us.

Elaine Allen

Wanda said...

Thanks Meda, This is so beautiful. I can't wait to make one myself. You did a great job on the photo. I know how difficult it is to photograph white on white. Thanks for sharing.

Brittney said...

gorgeous candle, I think I'll try and make one of these myself =)

Terry said...

Love it. I can do this with my grandchildren.

Beth said...

Beautiful Meda your work is always so elegant and classy love visiting your blog.

Jessie said...

Wow, it's beautiful!

Axes DesigNs said...

COngratulations it is a great idea!

Rhonda Miller said...

I love your candle. I didn't know there was such a thing as a battery operated candle, I'll have to find one and try this.

Terrie B x said...

Love your gorgeous candle Meda!!!what a great idea TFS
Enjoy the rest of your Day:)xxx

MrsETaylor said...

I love this project. So elegant and a wonderful gift . Thanks for the inspiration.

Vicky Gould said...

So very pretty - love it!

Liz said...

This is just so pretty very creative

Kim Etherington said...

Wow, so quick it seems of a project, but so simply elegant and stunning!

Diana said...

This is another elegant use of light with paper. Love the way you used the cuttlebug piece in this and thank you for sharing your work.
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Crea Grea said...

So simple and such a beautifull result....

Maggie said...

wowzer that is so kewl, luv the white on white :)
Maggie

Laurie Marmon said...

love it. cute yet so simple. thanks for the inspiration.

Myrna said...

Meda,
Simply elegant. Love the simplicity of making it. Love your blog.
Myrna

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

I AM JUST LOVING THIS

Phyllis M. said...

Beautiful vellum lantern you have made. Just lovely with the lacy tree folder. Thanks for sharing. Phyllis M.

Jenn K said...

what a great project!! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your vellum lantern. A beautiful soft touch. smg
smgunderscoregdpathotmaildotcom

- - Sheryl - - said...

I like it - I do not have that folder.. what size is the paper that you embossed? the same as an A2?

CherylP said...

This is a very elegant project. Great job!

ladyobie said...

It looks so elegant. I love it.

Digi Free said...

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Carla said...

The candle looks complex..I appreciate the instructions...bravo!

Whimcees said...

Great idea - so pretty! Thank you for sharing!

Barbara Diane

Loz (Aus) said...

I thought this was a candle when I first saw it!! Stunningly simple. I love it!

Jana Eubank said...

Love the way the tree looks on this!

iluvmybugs said...

What an easy to do project, yet it looks so elegant!! Thanks for sharing!

Terry

dj1952 said...

Beautiful paper. I love the embossing.

TFS,

dj1952

Jamilie said...

Very pretty! So elegant!!

creativearts said...

This is stunning and the idea of using more than one is something I need to try. Wonderful idea.

ScrappinT said...

I really love the use of the vellum! Very pretty!

Tamrah T. said...

Ingenious! I was convinced that it was a candle. Nice job! Thank you for sharing.

Marie said...

This is beautiful I will have to try the embossed vellum technique its stunning

Scrap2day said...

So beautiful! Thank you for the awesome inspiration!

luccialtman said...

Very elegant!

scrapbooking for others said...

Gorgeous!!

Jeri said...

This is so very pretty. Thanks for the wonderful directions.

Leonie Castro said...

This is such an elegant way to give as a gift in multiples! TY for the idea I love it! scrapaliciousleo@gmail.com

Donna said...

Very pretty - great idea!

dawnie mc said...

so quick and easy i think i can do it.

Dayna said...

Simply beautiful and I love that it's easy! Thanks for the inspiration.

jamie said...

so elegant

Krissa Brown said...

love the lantern. When I first looked at the picture, I thought it was a candle that you somehow embossed the side of. SO pretty!

scrapblu said...

Pretty, easy and quick! I love it! Ya'll are making it tough to "lift" one idea to focus on!
Thanks
Bonnie

Kristin G. said...

Very nice! Hop Hop Hop

mgcreative said...

lovely white :)

mgcreative said...

lovely white :)

mary said...

So quick, easy, & elegant! Thanks

khunter47 said...

Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Glennis said...

This is a brilliant idea

Suzeq4500 said...

Great project... I love the projects I can make with my granddaughters during the holidays.

*Kelly* said...

Love this! Very elegant! TFS!
bowserka@gmail.com

Elizabeth's Craft Creations said...

What a great idea ! Thank you !!

Hope said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the tutorial!

Shari said...

Easy but very elegant. I just love my lace tree embossing folder. Thanks for sharing.

Cindylu2u said...

Sure doesn't look like a quickie, this is fabulous!!

lavendarrose29 said...

I like you lumiarie. I am always afraid to have candles going with my little one but this is a perfect alternative. Thanks for sharing

Stephanie said...

Simple and gorgeous. I intend to make these to grace my Thanksgiving and Christmas tables. Thank you very much.

candie said...

Very Nice!!

Anonymous said...

What a great and fast project. That looks so beautiful.
Ana
abalcarcel409@aol.com

susan m said...

This so soo nice. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

Bugeyes said...

one word -Beautiful!!!

Bugeyes

www.deescraftycorner.blogspot.com

ters said...

Joy like Mel's dyearama from July 09

Debbie said...

What a great idea. Thanks!

mekei said...

that was it - those were the directions - so simply - and it looked so beautiful! amazing. thanks for sharing. glad i hopped by. man, i need a cuttlebug.

Lynn B said...

So easy and yet so elegant. Just my style.

chriswooten57 said...

beautiful meda. thanks for sharing.

chriswooten57
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

berg4 said...

So elegant! TFS!

pcrusberg said...

That's so beautiful! I couldn't figure out what it was! Looked like a candle, but didn't. Looked like a painted can, but wasn't! Just marvelous. Love it! Thanks, Pam
pcrusberg@aol.com

mswillie said...

very pretty, classy!!
Tina
twilliams7570@charter.net

DeniseB said...

Very pretty creation for the Festival of Lights! Thanks for sharing it with us!
DeniseB

Jacqui said...

This has got to be one of my favorites. So elegant.

Bev Coffaro said...

so elegant

Anonymous said...

Majestic!

Kathy
kals@zoominternet.net

Donna said...

Gorgeous job, Meda and oh so easy! I am loving the hop with all the amazing ideas. Hope you are well and not too busy!

veronika said...

I love 5 min. projects. You have done a wonderful job and I will make one tomorrow. Sure will take me longer than that but if it turns out as great as yours it is worth it!

Cassandra said...

I really love your lantern and really love how fast is is to make!! But it doesn't look like it only took 5 minutes!! I looks FANTASTIC!! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Hugs!
Cassandra
cvansyckle@gmail.com

Rachel said...

stunning! shining beauty!

Kay said...

Oh...that's on vellum?! neato! TFS

Carol said...

your lantern is so pretty! thanks for sharing.

schnuti said...

Hi Meda,

your candle is soooo elegant...thank you for the chance to win....;)

ILONA

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jd said...

What a great idea for all my battery candles.

dee said...

Beautiful and yet so simple that I think I could do this .... Thanks for sharing

sgute said...

This is beautiful...it's very dainty!

CeeGee said...

Very cute. I enjoy quick projects.

Jessica said...

Very pretty, well done, and thanks for answering the questions before I even asked them! TFS

String Fling said...

These would look just great on Christmas Eve. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday.

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

Wow! Meda, this is simply stunning! You make the most amazing things & so quickly. It just takes my breath away!

Sharon said...

Oh my! This is most beautiful! I can see it in different soft colors! I will make some of these! Thank you so much for this creation! :)

Stephanie said...

Such a pretty and easy lantern.
sbalow98@yahoo.com

KateB said...

great and inexpensive way to LOOK expensive. design on a dime -love it!

Carol said...

beautiful, I thought it was real.
Carol<><

Brie said...

Very pretty! I love it!

beadz said...

This is so pretty. Thank you for sharing!
hugs,
Gini

chignon said...

So simple yet so elegant. TFS

Maria said...

What a pretty lantern.

Thanks for posting directions on how to make one.

Kim. said...

Super quick project that would lovely in a collection on a table.
Kim xXx

Rosa said...

You've made me so excited I ordered this folder and I'm waiting for it as I blog and I can't wait to get it now so I can try this out! Thanks so much for sharing!

alica said...

so pretty and festive! great idea!

Helen F. said...

Oh Meda, such a lovey gift idea...if you can part with such a beautiful candle ;o)

SusanC said...

elegant yet simple, I love it. thanks

silvia said...

Very pretty!

String Fling said...

I really like the ideas on your blog, they are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Charo said...

What a classy project. Thank you!

Michelle said...

WHat a wonderful project!

downlights said...

I appreciate your post, thanks for sharing the post, i want to hear more about this in future