Friday, 31 August 2018

Square Lantern Box ...

Happy Friday,

Im so sorry the video didn't work earlier in the week its here now!  Ive added this to the post but it will always be available on my You Tube channel.

I thought I should hare an alternate lantern today in this one I used just 4 panels which make a square lantern style box that looks like it is taller!  I love the way the lid works regardless of how many panels you use ( this will even work as a triangular box )

I made up the lantern to the stage before making up the sides and cut away 2 panels so that the box had only four sides.  I then used the Christmas Tree die included in the set and cut this from the front.  I added vellum behind this and coloured the image, form behind, using alcohol markers.

I alsi cut the stars die into the top flap at the front and again added velum ( so that a battery candle would show through.

Hers the working instruction video.

I thought i would share a card made with the Christmas Tree die form the Large Lantern set .



  1. Morning John, love the gift box and the card, such versatile dies. Have a good day all. Bx

  2. Two brilliant projects, lovely.


  3. A wonderful design John, xxxx

  4. Hi John
    Great ideas, I love the card.
    B xx

  5. Two great projects, John. Love the card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  6. Morning John,
    Love the lantern and the card.

  7. Love these two ideas John and thanks for the video. Very easy to follow. Take carexxx

  8. Morning John, well back home now to find that Mr Postie has delivered all of the new dies........oh I am going to be a happy bunny over the weekend once I get a chance to play.

    These samples are amazing and I especially like the last one with the Christmas tree as a stained glass window.

    Yes John you have done it again, great big star for you. I will also be catching up with the Hochanda shows that I could not get whilst I was away....oh happy viewing coming up for me. xx

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  9. Hi John,Love the versatility of these dies,the lanterns are really nice and double up nicely as boxes as well.Very well done.Stay healthy and happy.Lots of Love Barbara D xx

  10. Hi John
    I hope my dies come soon as I am itching to get started. I am hoping to collect some acorns to paint and then use to decorate with. The autumnal lantern was my favourite but all the samples were amazing. Your video is so easy to follow too. Thank you for sharing all your ideas and inspiration. X

  11. Hi John,
    what wonderful dies and a britlliant box and card made with them.
    Thank you so much for sharing with the video.
    All the different boxes look so stunning and beautiful.
    I have missed quite a few of your new items as I have not been blogging much lately as lots going on in my life at the mo.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  12. Hello John,
    These dies will be so versatile and the video is really easy to follow - thank you.
    I don't know how but I didn't comment on yesterday's card - I love it!!
    love Maureen x

  13. Brilliant! Can’t say anything more than brilliant

  14. Awsum John what fab projects thank you
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxxxx

  15. Hi John just wondering if more stock of the large lantern is going to be avail before christmas. Thanks Joyce