Sunday, February 21, 2010

Challenge #15 - Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy New Year! – Chinese New Year began on February 14th and it’s the year of the tiger! We are really going to stretch our paper crafting skills and create paper lanterns. There are a number of how-to videos on the Internet, including this one (although it's not very thorough) using recycled red envelopes (aka red packets) used to give gifts during Chinese New Year and a stapler! .  This video by Dawn is easier to follow and more like the lanterns we made in school:  Just have fun and show us what you've got.

MsDee made these gorgeous lanterns with SEI patterned paper, pom pom ribbon and rhinestones.

Myra made her lanterns with Basic Grey's Corsage paper from the Junebug line and embellished the handle with an Asian-themed brad.

Susie made her lantern along with a stunning year of the tiger greeting card!

Finally, here is Terry's take on the lanterns.  The colors she chose are just beautiful and demonstrate just how versatile these decorative lanterns can be.

Okay, show us what you've got.  Leave a link to your creation in the comment section!


  1. This are GREAT!!!! as the famous Tony the Tiger would say. I hate I was out of town and couldn't do one myself but I love all of the creations.

  2. Stop by my blog today. I have something there for you :)