Hello and welcome to Day 8 of my 12 Days of DIY Gift Ideas! I love having you here to prepare for the holidays with me. Today’s gift idea is a simple yet beautiful and elegant DIY gift your recipient can use and admire all year round. It is a butterfly lantern card, which is basically just a card with a vellum window in the front. When a battery operated tealight is placed underneath, it turns into a lantern! I can’t wait to share with you the details on how to make it. Let’s get started!
Butterfly Lantern Card Video Tutorial
Watching along is the easiest way to learn how to make this card. Enjoy this video!
How to Make the Butterfly Lantern Card
- 4 1/4″ x 11″ Magenta Madness cardstock, scored at 5 1/2″
- 2 3/4″ x 3 7/8″ vellum
- Gold Foil and Flowers For Every Season papers
- Stitched So Sweetly and Butterfly Beauty dies
- Glue Dots and Multipurpose Glue
First, cut a window in the front of the card base using the Stitched So Sweetly dies. Attach vellum to the card base frame using glue dots. Attach gold frame to vellum piece, again using glue dots. Add the butterfly die cut, sentiment, and pearls.
Once your card is assembled, add a tealight underneath to give it a beautiful glow!
How gorgeous is that?! Your friends and family are going to love displaying this any-occasions lantern card all year round. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s DIY gift idea. Stay tuned for Day 9 — *Hint* there will be no “W(h)ining” about this gift!
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