Friday, November 11, 2022

Be a Light!

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I have SUCH a fun lightup gift card holder for you today! You can't just go making fun dies and not expect me to do something weird with them though - I think we all know that. My brain just isn't right.

I looked at this beautiful set of lantern dies, and immediately put this together in my mind - the shapes are so harmonious and pretty AND because they form a lantern when you cut two of them - with that tab - the tab works perfectly to seal  the holder! SQUEE!

The beautiful stained glass die for the front panel - I ink blended two panels and cut with the die twice from those, and pieced it together. The little lamb and stars I cut with glitter paper and pieced all but the light up star that I put an EZ Light behind. I popped that up with clear dimensional tape so the light would escape - you can see the video of that below.

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Here's how it lights up! (and how it looks closed)

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  1. Beautiful, beautiful. I love the stained glass look. And the serene look of the shepherds and sheep. Beautiful

  2. That's a first! A light up gift card holder. Neat idea for using the lantern die!

  3. This is such a clever way to use a 3-D die set. Thanks for inspiring us to think outside the box!

  4. What a great idea! I LOVE this! Looks like a stained glass window!!!

  5. A light up gift card holder! What a great idea and such a fun card!

  6. Your lantern is absolutely gorgeous .... thanks for sharing.

  7. Creative idea to make a gift card holder and love that it lights up.

  8. Beautiful project! Love the design and ink blending!


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