My First Cheery Lynn Designs Project

Good Morning Everybody, Donna here with my first post for Cheery Lynn Designs.Today is the first of many creations I'll be showing you, using the fabulous dies from Cheery Lynn Designs, and with Halloween coming up, I've created this lantern.

I was Christmas shopping and spotted a little red tin lantern in the shop, and the idea came to me to create a Halloween lantern (my mind works in mysterious ways 
(Christmas = Halloween ? ) the first die I reached for to create the windows was the
 Lattice Frame 2, I  then built my lantern based around that die. I created a few prototypes to begin with, just to make sure everything fit nicely together and with a few small adjustments here and there.......this is what I came up with.
Two panels have the Lattice Frame 2 with acetate, so you can see inside, and two panels are also using the Lattice Frame 2 but with images in front of them. 
Here you can see the little battery operated tea light off a lovely eerie glow.
I've used the Lattice Frame 2 with acetate behind it and then the Frame again to hold the acetate in place. The lantern was created using HEAVY card mount as I didn't have any black card and it was very difficult to cut, but it's very nice and sturdy. The black spider was a glow in the dark plastic spider that I colored black using a permanent marker The lovely fringe on the lid was created using the Anastacia Border. And the base was created using the Border Carnivale.
The super cute bats are the Cheery Lynn Die " Going Batty" and the spider web is one I printed out and then used a Sakura pen on it to enhance it. I really wished I had used the new Spider web die that Cheery Lynn has out now.........ah there is always next year.
A view of the other side showing the Lattice 2 Frame used as the background behind my images.
The lantern itself sits on a base that is attached, but the lid is removable to be able to put in my battery operated tea light.
I hope this has inspired you to create your own lantern or other Halloween projects.
To create this project I used the following dies
Lattice 2 Frame
Border Carnivale
Anastasia Border
Going Batty

Thanks for looking


  1. Wow oh Wow, this is totally amazing!! look at all those dies! Thanks for sharing your fantastic creation!

  2. What an amazing creation, Very inspirational. Well done on your first creation.

  3. This is simply fabulous! I just love all the detail you put into this! WOW!!

  4. Wonderful use of the dies...and such a cute project! Great jo!!!

  5. This is absolutely wonderful. Very creative.

  6. Very creative! Love the use of the Lattice Frame!!

  7. Donna, this is just the cutest lantern and wonderfully embellished!


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