Sunday, July 25, 2010
Christmas Around the Clock - Luminaries
Welcome to the 10 AM project for the Christmas Around the Clock Challenge at Cuttlebug Challenge. Be sure to check out all of the great Christmas projects and try making some of them for yourself.
This is a quick and easy project with a lot of impact. These charming little luminaries are made using the A Child's Year cartridge - one of my all time favorites as you know if you are a regular reader of my blog.
I used this image of the children carrying a tree for the luminary.
I worked with the sizing to make the design work so it would be 10 inches long and could be scored at every 2 1/2 inches.
I used some K & Company double sided Christmas paper so I could flip one set of children and use both patterns.
I was careful with the size so to make it possible to use the vellum that you can purchase in an office supply store at 8 1/2 x 11 to help keep this project less expensive. I think that lots of these little luminaries scattered around a room would be lovely. I cut a three inch strip of vellum and adhered the row of children to it using a glue pen.
Then I scored the strip at every 2 1/2 inches using my Scor-Pal. You can see that there is a one inch strip of vellum left at the end.
I added some score tape to the flap and then trimmed away the excess.
If you burnish the seam it is barely noticeable. I used these battery operated candle for the light source - these should not be lit with an open flame!
There are some other images on A Child's Year that would work well for luminaries. I'll probably try them out before Christmas!
Here is my file to download if you want to save yourself a little time. This really is a quick and easy file to make on your own so give it a try if you want a challenge.
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