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Monday, January 23, 2012

Chinese New Year Blog Hop Day 2

Chinese New Year Blog Hop
Day 2
January 22-23, 2012
Year of the Dragon

If you missed Chinese New Year Blog Hop Day 1, please click here

Ni hao and welcome to the Chinese New Year Blog Hop!  This hop is in honor of Guan, the little boy April's family is adopting from Taiwan.  To celebrate his culture, we want to share some Chinese-inspired projects with you! 

If you arrived here from April, then you are in the right place!  If you just joined us, please go back to April's blog at www.curlsandgrins.blogspot.com/ to see everyone's amazing creativity!

For my project, I created a lantern with dragon flies.

Lantern was cut using Summer Lanterns from SVG Attic measuring 7.5-inches tall
Paper for lantern was from Me & My Big Ideas Speciality Card Stock with beautiful butterflies and dragonflies and some sheets have metallic accents or black flocking
Dragon flies were cut from Cricut Stamping cartridge cut at 3.5 inches glued center down with wings unattached
Paper for Dragon flies was from K & Co. Susan Winget Specialty Paper which is double-sided
Vellum for the cut-outs 

 And of course, I know, we don't put real candles in paper lanterns!!! This I know, but strictly for photographic purposes -- quick night-time picture and out the candle!!!!

But, you have to admit, its beautiful lit!!!!!

We have some great blog candy to offer from April Nourse and PSA Essentials.  To be eligible, you must simply comment on each blog on each day's post.  We'd love for you to become a follower of each of our blogs too.

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop is a good friend of mine, Ashley.

Here's the complete line-up in case you get lost along the way:

Again, congrats April on your new son! I will be entering this card in Little Scraps of Heaven Design Blog Challenge for this week.

God Bless you and thank you
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust


  1. wow Lynne!!!
    You are amazing in you craft!! I just wish I had the ability to cut this, I can't do svg's just cricut cartridges! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me!!

    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  2. Another beautiful lantern, Lynne!! Love how you did this!! :)

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

  3. Wow wonderful lantern. So pretty. TFS

  4. Wow, beautiful! It looks fantastic lit up.

  5. So pretty! The lantern looks so cool lit up! :)

  6. Awesome Lanterns. Love the way you layered and the colors. the Swirls and the Dragonfly is perfect.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh my, what a beautiful lantern, love it!!
    cindilu2u at gmail dot com

  8. The dragonflies are sooo cool. Nice.

  9. Lynne, Your lantern is beautiful! I love it lit. Maybe some flameless candles would work. They come in different sizes. I love the papers you used! Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

  10. WOW...this is spectacular!! LOVE those dragonflies!

  11. Very beautiful and fitting for CNY.
    KristaInMN at gmail dot com

  12. I want to make one! That is very very cool!

  13. Such a pretty lantern. I love dragonflies. by the way, you could use flameless candles or tea lights. I could see a whole bunch of these on a back deck or front porch on a cool summer evening. Jearise

  14. What a nice idea ... like the dragonflies ..
    Shannon, www.purplelionpaper.com


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