Autumn Lantern…

What a wonderful project for you today inspired by Lea Denton at


Following her directions this lantern went together easily and was such a joy to decorate for an Autumn table.  Are there more to come?…Oh, Yeah!  Here is what it looks like on the table…


has two videos on her blog giving details instructions.  I will make a video with my next lantern which will be for the winter season.  Can you think of occasions where you could use a piece like this?  Wedding receptions, showers, birthdays…really any kind of celebration.

Here are tips for you if you decide to make this lantern by watching the video…


  • You will need two pieces of 12″ x 12″ cardstock for the lantern base cut 11 5/8″ x 6 1/2″.  Score on the short side at 3″ and 4 1/2″.  Mark (with your stylus) at 1 1/2″ and 6″.
  • Turn to the long side and score at 3″, 8″ and 11″
  • Look at diagram below for score lines of top.  Using the two marks you made, a ruler and your stylus make the two peaks for the top.
  • Burnish all score lines
  • Cut out four window frames with Hearth & Home Thinlets Die
  • Cut out eight window ledges with Hearth & Home Thinlets Die
  • Cut out four 2 3/8″ x 3 1/4″ pieces of vellum and stamp with your choice of design and ink.  I used Craft White and the Autumn scene from Happy Scenes stamp set.
  • Here is a diagram of the scores and cuts of both pieces of cardstock for lantern base that may help you..


  • Glue with Tombow Glue your two lantern cardstock pieces together.
  • Glue your vellum to back of window frames and then to lantern.
  • Add ledges with Tombow Glue to top and bottom of each side lining up so that the longest side extends over the edge.  What you are making here is a frame top and bottom not a window ledge.
  • Glue your top peaks together two at a time with Tombow Glue.
  • Decorate to your heart’s content!  I used the new punch Festive Flower and Gold Cording with Gold Glimmer and Brushed Gold cardstock with one of those new framed pearls for the center.
  • Add your flicker candle to the bottom flap with dimensionals so it will stay in place and Enjoy!

This may look complicated but if you prepare your windows and get the cutting and stamping done ahead, it should go together smoothly.

Next week this time I will be hosting a Rambling Rose Retreat in the mountains.  Preparations have been going on for quite some time and now that it’s almost here, packing has begun in earnest.  Next week there will be a couple of posts from and about the retreat…so stay tuned for that.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


Hope you are inky…and HaPpY!




  1. Oh Billie… have done a cracker-jack job with Lea’s Lantern….it is truly splendid.
    Love and hugs…Lynda fm Down Under. ooxx

    • Hey Lynda…thanks so much for commenting. I’m so happy Lea shared her creation. This little lantern was so much fun to make. I have several more running around in my head!…B

  2. That’s a beautiful lantern, Billie. You always do a bang-up job. I love the “b-ism” today. It’s so true. Can’t wait to see your winter lantern. I’m sure it will also be amazing.

    • Thanks HJ…this was a lot of fun to make. Now I’m thinking a class might be fun. I have a stamping retreat I’m hosting next weekend or I’d be making that winter one right now!…B