October 7, 2015

Detailed Papercut Lantern

I was inspired by the Paper Craft DK book to do this detailed papercut lantern project. This book has 50 fun and exciting projects that involves card making, gift wrapping, scrapbooking, and beautiful paper flowers. I love that the book includes templates that we can use to recreate the projects. I used the template for lanterns from this book, and scanned it on my Brother ScanNCut machine, which cut this intricate lantern design for me within minutes.

I spent a few minutes doing very minimal details and gluing this lantern that looks really beautiful as a centerpiece on a table or any other space in the home as home d├ęcor. The colourful pictures, and easy to follow details that are given for each project makes this a fabulous book that every crafter will enjoy.
To do this project I needed...

Brother ScanNCut machine
The template from the Paper Craft book
X-Acto knife
LED candlelight
Make a photocopy of the template or remove the template from the book and place it on the scanning mat then load it to the machine and press scan. I found placing a photocopy of the template to better, so the template does not get ruined when it sticks to the Brother ScanNCut machine.

Prepare the cardstock paper you want the lantern to be cut on, by placing it on the scanning mat and adjust the cutting tool. Once it scans, darken the image and insert the cardstock paper to cut. 
Once it cuts carefully remove the cut cardstock paper out and use the spatula the ScanNCut machine comes with. 
I used an X-acto knife to cut some of the details.
Using a metal ruler fold the edges and the bottom flaps of the lantern and glue it. 

Once the glue dries, you can place a LED flameless candlelight so the light shines from the inside.
I had lots of fun doing this project. There are many other creative crafts in this book.

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  1. Very nice! I love the candle effect in this paper lantern.

  2. Oh this is so pretty and dainty. Think of how nice it would look in a window.

  3. These are amazing but don't think I have the patience to do this!

  4. Wow! Very impressive! I love crafts that have a function!

  5. That Scan and Cut is so awesome!

  6. This is really pretty.
    Florence c

  7. wow those are gorgeous

  8. those are gorgeous. great decorations for sure

  9. no way! that is the coolest thing ever. had no idea there was anything like this out there

  10. I love this craft and it is very pretty. I do know I would never have the patience to do it. :)

  11. Very nice! I would of never guessed it was made out of paper if you hadn't told me. (Judy Cowan)

  12. I can just imagine all the cool projects that could be done on the Brother ScanNCut machine, but your lantern looks awesome!!

  13. I would love to try this!


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