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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Horray for the Red, White and Blue!


 Afternoon all!

On this day before the 4th of July I wanted to bring to you Mary Bonks Ginormous stars!!!
So festive and would work for Christmas, Birthday parties, Graduations all kinds of occasion's. The kit is called Mega Stars SVG Kit.

I saw these and loved them but they use a lot of paper for one star...and I live in a sleepy town where I can't just go down the street to get more. When I need more cardstock I have to order it. Well that is most people these days but 13 1/2 sheets per star is pricy to the normal person. To make three and they aren't even for you??? Honestly I did think twice about it. When I really thought about it and considered the joy it would give the person I was giving it to it was worth the cost to me. It is a surprise and while his wife might read this he will not. I can share with you this is for my Best friends husband for his birthday. We are having them over on his birthday on the 10th to celebrate our birthdays ( mine is on the 14th) and have burgers. Grover loves patriotic stuff just like I do and decorates his yard that way. I love going over and seeing what is new. I sealed these with glossy acrylic spray and am hopeful that if he puts them outside they won't fade to terribly.

The blue star is cut from Bazzill Admiral cardstock and embossed with a Darcie Fireworks folder, then I used Craf-t rub on Metallic paint which Trina Struckman told me about to bring out the emboss on it. The color I used was silver blue.

The Red and white stars was a bit more challenging and that is because I glued the panels on before putting the star together. It was VERY confusing to me and my suggestion is to glue the star together first then put your panels on. I did the internal panels as I put the star together. The base of the red star was cut from Bazzill Blush Red Dark. The White star was cut using American Craft White Card Stock. The internal papers are from Photo Play and the collection is called Live Free. I purchase this collection last year when it came out but purchased a lot of extra sheets of paper from Scrapbook.com as I loved this collection. I do that whenever I find something I can use in a lot of other projects.

Those are my stars and maybe next year I can make some for us. I look forward to using this Kit in many ways and for many celebrations. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and read my blog. I look forward to seeing the many designs to come using this Mega Star. One person in particular I am hoping she uses my idea and makes it.. I won't spoil it for you yet.. Thanks again and Happy Craftin' Y'all! Blessings, Sharalyn

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Delicate and Beautiful Lanterne

Afternoon all!

It is a glorious Sunday afternoon and I am sharing with you the first item I have made from Creaiteve Papier. I was introduced to her designs through Helle Bilde Muller and her blog post. Helle and I were on the design team of Dreaming Tree together and I have seen many of Helle's Creations. I like to read her posts and see what she has made and what she is up to. It was one day that I read about a beautiful lantern Helle made. This is also Corina's design and though not the lantern Helle made, it is still a very pretty lantern. I will be making one like the one Helle posted about as well. Helle did a wonderful job with it.

For some crazy reason I became confused by what this lantern was made of and started making the body of it from acetate. I had no idea if this would work but felt is was very clever to make it from that as it would hold up a bit longer. Anyway it turns out that no it is supposed to be made with paper. I should say that the language of this blogger is Dutch and so you have to rely on goggle Translate to understand the jist of things. It doesn't take a translator to understand that her designs are well thought out and are quite lovely. This was what I thought anyway. I absolutely love lanterns and she does them very well.

I cut the body from acetate as I stated before. I had purchased a box of overhead transfers from a office supply store many years ago. Quite an expensive purchase for me at the time as it was 35.00 for this box. I thought I would never use the box up in my lifetime. If I were to make more designs using the acetate that might be possible but since I now understand I was wrong I might not use the whole box up.

Files can be used in Silhouette, Make the Cut or cut as an SVG. I loved how delicate this lantern was and have another idea which I am not willing to share just yet. Unlike another designer I have recently tired this gals files are complete and do fit quite well together. Instructions are in Dutch and you will have to translate them using Google.
I have been paper crafting many years now and enjoy it very much. I have started to design some of my own files and can appreciate a good design with great engineering. This designer does have that. Though I do miss the wonderful Videos I get from SVG cuts and Dreaming Tree, I see a great future with wonderful designs ahead with Corina. I look forward to sharing more of them.

I used American Craft White Card Stock and pearls from my stash to decorate this lantern as well as my Musical Flourish Emboss folder from Cuttle bug. This Folder is one I use quite often and it is one of my favorites.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog, I hope you will give Corina's Files a try. You have to contact her via her blogposts and give her the number of the files you want. They will send an email with the PayPal information and once you pay you will receive the files. Thank you again for stopping by. Happy Sunday and Happy Craftin' y'all!
Blessings, Sharalyn

Sunday, June 10, 2018

A Patriotic Lantern

Evening y'all,

When I saw the Penny Farthing Lantern from Dreaming Tree I was torn. I wanted to do a patriotic lantern but I also wanted to do the steam punk version. After I made the Steam Punk Version,  I decided I had time to get make the Patriotic version. I also had a good friend make a patriotic lantern and that pushed me to making mine. The Penny Farthing Lantern is from the Good For Guys SVG Bundle

This was a long process as I changed the look of it SOOOOO many times and this was a tough lantern to make as I had trouble with my vellum I printed curling. I am not talking curling at the edges I am talking into a taquito. It was extremely frusterating. I got my layers off and had to go back and do the Leo Kowal trick with the scrap of paper. It seemed like it took me FOREVER to get this done. I know y'all understand some projects when you finally get done your glad to move on to the next thing. I am glad to move on to the next project or idea I have. How did I make this? Grab a cup of coffee or tea and have a sit. Lets get to it.

I have been using silhouette business addition to alter things in as I have not gotten the hang of Eclips software yet but I am plugging away at it. Using the knife tool I cut away everything away for the man on the bicycle and away from the frame of the lantern. If I could have a wish I wish there had been a blank lantern for me to add any design I wanted. I deleted all but the bicyclist. I removed the pipe as I don't like encouraging smoking. I have seen to many I love suffer the ill affects of it. I deleted the nodes to the pipe, then I fixed it so it looked like just a mouth. I also changed the coat and collar a bit. I added nodes to the hat to finish the look and made my bicyclist a little smaller. I didn't want him to be the sole focus of the lantern. After all this was to celebrate the fourth of July.
 I got out my book of PDF's from SVG cuts and starting looking at patriotic collections.  Collections are just groups of flat SVG cuts that you can use to weld into a design or just use on cards or in photo book layouts.  I chose the star banner from Uncle Sam's Extravaganza Collection Part 1. I ungrouped it and released compound path and deleted inside parts of some stars on it as I had already done a test cut and it had not come out well. Next I brought in the flag from Made In The USA SVG Kit. I found the silhouette of the two children running with the flag and again using the knife tool I cut the flag away and fixed the nodes in it as well. I welded that to the "walking stick" making it look like he was carrying the flag. Then adding the stripe to the flag I made a compound path.

The celebration of the fourth to me is not with out my reflecting on my freedom, that others died so I can be free. Knowing I wanted to add that to my lantern I made a firecracker and using a stencil font I subtracted the letters from the rectangle/ firecracker. I added another skinny rectangle  and altered a few nodes to make it look like a wick then welded stars to the wick.

I had deleted the corner parts and since it looked to plain I added the scalloped corner and the firecracker bursts to it putting them in place and subtracting it from the solid piece.
On the other side is a Ferris wheel from A Day at the Carnival SVG Collection as well.

I took out the design in the top of the lantern and did my best to make it look like firework bursts. I used the shapes menu for this in the eclips. One is a rain drop that I altered the nodes a bit and the other is just your ordinary star. I was going to make panels for the top using the offset in Silhouette but once I got to that point I didn't feel it really needed it. It would add depth and I may still go back and add it but I think it would be fine without it.

I wanted feet again but I didn't have any more from Tim Holtz. I wanted something a bit different and I can say this the first time I have combined Dreaming Tree's files like that.  Using the  Dragonfly Daze SVG Bundle I took the base from the Dragon Fly Lantern and assembled it then glued that to the base of the Patriotic lantern. I had trouble with it as well. My paper kept popping in. I don't think I would want to make this again just because of all the issues I had making it but it turned out better than I had hoped for and I am pleased with the result.

Many have asked how I did that. How did I make the fireworks look like the night sky on the 4th?  It was a total accident. I found the paper from Snap click Supply and bought the collection. I printed it onto my vellum and cut my pieces. I glued them into the lantern and had already decided I wanted to use the remote lights Leo told us about. I had thought I would just use the white light but when I turned on the remote it flashed and oh my what it did for the vellum!!!!  It was just as if they were exploding and our high wheel man was riding by!

That is my lantern and I hope you enjoy it. I won't make another just because is was a pain but I will enjoy this one for as long as it lasts. Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog. Have a wonderful day and Happy Craftin' Y'all! Blessings, Sharalyn

I apologize for the terrible picture and video. It has been very windy here and I have not been able to get a good video or photo. I promise to do better next time.

3dsvg.com
Good For Guys SVG Bundle
Daze SVG Bundle

SVGCuts.com
Uncle Sam's Extravaganza Collection Part 1
Made In The USA SVG Kit
 A Day at the Carnival SVG Collection

Snap Click.com
Echo Park Celebrate America Digital Paper Pack

This is printed on Card Stock Weight Vellum from Stampin Up
using Cobra continuous  ink system for my Epson




Below is the link for the lantern in action:

Patriotic Lantern/ Sharas Paper Creations
Special thanks to all who have watched my video I am amazed at the numbers and how far it has reached. 2,444 as I write this and it is still going up. Thank you so much. I am stunned.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Gas it up Riley, your heading to High School!

Hey y 'all,
My grandson Riley is graduating from middle school tomorrow and I wanted something unique to put a monetary gift in. I had recently seen this cute little Vintage Gas Pump.  I purchased it from Cre8tive Cutz but there were things about it that bothered me a bit after I made the first one.
When I give a gift I want it to be the very best I can possibly give. That means if something bothers me about a design I can't give it till I make it the way I think it should be. I want to explain that this is in no way a tear down of her design. It is a cute design and I am positive anyone would be happy to make it and give it the way it is. I am just that particular that looking at it and knowing the things that bothered me were still there would make me crazy. I have to give a gift with all of my very best effort or don't give it. This is me and where I live. So That being said lets get started.

I chose my colors and started cutting but then I thought no this needs to be this color. Usual right? That is totally up to the artist making it and again I will say the things I "fixed" are totally up to the artist. It is my cross to bear that I make it knowing it is a gift I am happy with.

When I started to assemble it the first thing I came across that bothered me was the tank was open to the bottom. Since I planed on putting cash in it what if it got stuck in the bottom? I know most people don't worry about that kind of thing but I did. The next thing was the stand for the bottom didn't have tabs at the corners to help keep it closed and add stability. Yes those things are important to me as well. In my opinion not only does it help with stability but it helps you glue the box together. I am just that uncoordinated.. ask my mom. I added triangle tabs to the corners and cut it again adding dotted lines to the top so I would know where to glue the tank on the top. Then I made a frame to fit over the top of the tank and glue to the platform or stand to hide the lines and finish the look.
I turned my attention to the tank and added a rectangular flat flap to glue onto the tabs.

Next I started making the top for the gas tank. What I found was it seemed a bit wonky and especially at the top. I assumed it was a hiding node because that has happened to me as well. When I brought the file up to find the sneaky little node I did find it but I was a bit surprised that a lot of the nodes had a corner feature attached to it. Well It is still a good file and like I have said before most people don't even see it let alone it bugs them. I am a little different and it shows. Most call that OCD I call it knowing I did gave my very best. So I changed the nodes to curves, smooth or straight where I thought it should be. The orginal also comes in a tad at the bottom. Not a bad thing and I didn't mind it to much but I still changed it.

Ok I had gone this far to change things so I went further. Since I changed the nodes came a slightly different shape a tad more square so that meant that the center piece she made didn't quite fit. Using the knife tool I cut a section with the pointed flaps and duplicated it. I welded these pieces together making the center piece slightly longer, adding score lines where they were needed.  This allowed for my "correction" of the file. I put it in italics because again this is the individual artist thing. Then I decided to make a frame for the gas words and then a frame to go around the very top. That looked good so I added one to the tank as well. All of these extra things I added increased the stability of the box in my opinion as well. Last up was adding the number stickers between the two layers so it looked like they were supposed to be there.

The only thing that I sent an email to the designer about was that the nozzle if sandwiched with cording would need to be flipped, and because I am who I am I will need to adjust a tab so that the entire cord is wrapped in both directions. Again this is all about where I live, not that design is a bad one. It is not. It is quiet cute and I will be purchasing more items from her and most likely changing things to fit my criteria I have put on myself.

 I found this to be extremely adorable and I do have another Idea with it and will try to see if I can make it work. If I ever get that Vespa type bike made it will look adorable next to It in my room. Below it the orginal file and  I think you will be quite pleased with it if you purchase it and make it as is. I have said before I can drive myself nuts and yep I sure can. But in the end I know without a doubt I made a file I am pleased with and Most important to me, I know if I handed it to Jesus he would know I did my very best. That is what is important to me. I cannot speak for the designer of this cute file but I do know she gave her all and it is adorable.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog. Have a wonderful day and Happy Crafting Y'all! Go have a look at Cre8tiveCutz.com it has some adorable files. Blessings, Sharalyn


Friday, May 25, 2018

Penny Farthing SteamPunk Style

Evening all, 
I wanted to share this amazing file called Good For Guys SVG Bundle from Dreaming Tree. This kit includes an amazing card, a compass box and this wonderful lantern. Click on the name of the bundle and it will take you to it. 
When I watched the tutorial for this lantern Leo Kowal mentioned that it was steam punkish.. I had to agree. I don't know the first thing about doing steampunk so this is my version. If you haven't purchased this amazing kit you really should. The card has so many applications and I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for the lantern. I had two ideas that made it hard to choose which to make first. I went with this one but stay tuned. Lets get started on this amazing lantern. Kudos to Ron Guttman, Diana Tam and Leo Kowal. This one really Rocks!!!

As Trina Stuckman and I discussed the lantern she said I should pop the High Wheeler man out by making him another layer. It was a GREAT idea and I told her so.  I made two but I wish I had done three total. It would have popped out more. I also did that with one wheel. I cut and made the lantern almost the same. I printed my vellum with digital paper from Snap Click Supply . The file I used was Echo Park Times and Seasons. I adhered that to the inside and added the small Tim Holts Gears and a small spinner on top. I poked a small hole through to the inside of the wheel on the extra high wheel piece I created. Then put a brad through that and glued the man into place. I sponged on Brilliant Gold ink using a very dry pad and used a gold ink called Smooch with a tiny sponge brush to make the lines on the man. Smooch comes in a nail polish type bottle so the applicator is in it. Or it did come that way. I have had this a long time. 

I assembled the lantern as indicated on the rest of it making two bottoms of the lantern so I could use the Tim Holtz feet I have been itching to use. Here is where Deb Maurer comes into play again. It was her idea to add extra cardboard for stability to the bottom of another file called Dress Shop SVG Kit from SVGCuts. I made inserts for the lower bottom piece so it would add strength to the lantern. Assemble as Leo instructs and then using Glossy Accents to hold the feet in place glue each foot one at a time holding them in place till they take hold. Once you have each foot glued into place turn the bottom piece upside down so the feet are sticking up and let dry while you work on the rest of the lantern. 

I made an extra frame for around the lantern sides. I used the Tim Holtz distress Mica Spray Brass and Copper. The distress Mica Spray was used on the bottom piece and my accent pieces as well.   The corner pieces are brads that I cut off the brad part and glued into place using glossy accents. The round d├ęcor I used in the center of the wheel and on the top of the cane was something I bought more than ten years ago but can't find now. I wish I could I have looked. I added green rhinestones to the side and top and using black wire from the jewelry section of Walmart I made the ring for the top. 

This is such a fun lantern and could be changed so easily with the center pieces to make it any season or occasion you like.  Leo also mentioned that as he was putting  the lantern together. Now a shout out for the tricks and tips he adds when you watch the hole video all the way through. The scrap of cardstock trick to add clue to areas that it didn't clue all the way. EXCELLENT!!! I DO use that tip thanks to you Leo and you have made my projects look that much better. Here is another y'all may have missed. Did you see when he used the side of the pick up tool to hold the piece in place while it dried? that was perfect!!! My piece dried flat! I didn't use a pick up tool but a pencil, same result. My pick up tool wasn't near my hands. Not only do you get great tips when you watch the whole video but you get a chuckle or two when he says something funny. I'll be honest I would miss a lot if I didn't watch the whole video. I watch it first then I watch it stopping him when I need to catch up to him. It is very helpful.

That is my lantern I hope you like it. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog. Have a safe, wonderful memorial weekend and remember what we are really celebrating. Those that gave their lives for our freedom. God Bless and Happy Craftin' Y'all!
Blessings, Sharalyn

 Fun Fact:
Penny Farthing was the name given to the High Wheel Bicycle
I looked it up I had no idea.. 



Saturday, May 19, 2018

Flying High Bi Plane Style!

Morning all!



I was introduced to the airplane by Deb Mauer. She purchased the kit at Cre8ive Cutz. The original design called for flat wings with the shape but top and bottom are folded over. The wheels are also flat and the front wheel wells do not have a cut out in them. I knew I needed to "make this my own" so to speak. Lets fly away with my imagination and get busy. 

 I wanted to make this for Mark and maybe one for myself as I loved Deb's version with the printed papers but with my youngest grandson's birthday fast approaching I decided this would be faster and easier than my previous plan. My first thought when I saw the plane was the wings need to be more dimensional. I added three side pieces made to fit and complete with score lines in the proper places from Harvest Sunset SVG Kit .I also added holes in the wings so I could add eyelets and make the plane "fly". You will also need to make the cut lines for the struts wider because of the added piece that will be sandwiched in the center of each strut for strength. The instructions call for the plane to be put together a certain way. You will need to familiarize yourself with the original instructions and then change up the order a bit.
  Using the knife tool in Silhouette Business addition I cut the top and bottom svg's in half cleaning up any misplaced nodes by deleting the ones that were not important to the wing shape.  Center your holes in between the cut lines for the struts and make a narrow rectangle for the cut lines. I centered the rectangles over the cut lines then deleted the original cut lines for the struts. Add the holes to top and bottom portions of the wings. You will need to add the cut lines to one side only top and bottom. Cut your top and bottom pieces out and add eyelets. I wanted to add panels and these are not provided. I only added them to the wings but you can do this with any part. Using the internal offset I made panels for the wings. Cut three side wheel pieces from Harvest Sunset SVG kit . Adhere each Wheel side or now your wings sides carefully making sure each tab is adhered before moving to the next tab.  Do not put the top on yet. Next cut a extra piece for each strut of the wings cutting off the end tabs and sandwiching it in the center of each strut. This is for strength. Glue in each strut piece and leave wing open. 
Next I added a hole to the  top tail portion of the plane and inserted the eyelet.  I decided while constructing it that I would cut an extra windshield piece to adhere around the edge of the windshield front to give it a more finished look. I will be making another plane for my hubby but I don't believe I will use the clear acetate for the windshield. I think I will use cardstock vellum from Stampin up.  The acetate was difficult to work with and the glue didn't want to adhere to it well. I made the tail flaps as indicated and adhered them to the plane in the order the printed instructions have. That is right no video.. now see why I said I am spoiled?

The wheel wells are fine the way they are but I felt I wanted to add a cut out to them to make it look a bit more authentic. This will require sandwiching an extra piece as well. The "cut out" so for lack of a better word was made using a W 0.47 in x H 0.5731 inch Trapezoid. Angle it between your cut lines and subtract. Make sure you ungroup your score lines from the wheel well piece first as this will make your score lines disappear. Regroup the score lines and your piece and cut. Glue to the body as instructions indicate. I poked a hole in bottom portion of the wheel wheels to attach them but I will get to that. 

The wheels are made 3d by using the same piece from Mary Bonk's Kit Harvest Sunset SVG Kit. I used the ones on the coffee cart and sized accordingly. Add a hole to the center of each wheel from Bi Plane Kit. I glued two together for strength. Cut two more circles without the holes for the end piece. Glue the sides of the wheels together much like you did with the body of the plane. Leave  the circles without the holes off and poke a hole in the bottom of the wheel wells. Insert a brad from the outside  to the inside and open. Glue your circles to the other half of the wheel and add your embellishment. 

Before you close the body of the plane thread your fishing line through the hole  of the body on the plane. Attach a small washer tied to the fishing line on both end to hold the fishing line in the body of the plane and to keep it from falling out while assembling. Keep checking to make sure it is still in your body before you close it. I was not so lucky and had to scramble to get it back in place. 

I added tabs to the nose piece so it was easier to keep it together. I didn't add the octagon shape to the nose but instead made and extra propeller and adhered them together then added Glossy accents to the propeller with a paint brush and let dry. Bend into a blade shape before adding with a brad to the nose. I used the long brads Mary Bonk mentioned when she made the barrel from  Wildflower Saloon SVG KitI waited till I had adhered the wings to the plane before gluing the nose into place. 

Close your top wing up and adhere it into place following the printed instructions. Turn the plane over and add your bottom wing. I glued the center bottom portion of the wing to the center bottom body of the plane. Glue the other part of your bottom wing closing up your wing.  I glued the nose into place and added my embellishments. The Hub cap looking embellishments are from Heidi Swapp and are called Marquee Love.  I ordered them from Scrapbook.com.
String your wings with the fishing line going down the top of one wing through to the bottom wing and over through the other holes to the top. Tie the wing fishing line and the tail fishing line together and Voila! You have a "flying 3d plane. 

 


I hope you enjoyed my crazy plane ride. Since I am leary of heights that will be the extent of my flying in a Bi Plane. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog. Have a wonderful day and Happy Craftin' Y'all! Blessings, Sharalyn

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Wildflower Barrel

Hey Y'all,
I wanted to share my barrel with you from  Wildflower Saloon SVG Kit  svgcuts.com. Yes I am still making things from this kit. I really loved this kit and it has lent a lot to my creativity. I tried to make the barrel at the size it imports and found that since I used the extra panels to emboss on I had great difficulty getting the "rings" to fit around the barrel. It really wasn't turning out as I had envisioned. I did try to save it by inking it to be more as I had in my mind but I still didn't like it and so it went into the trash. I have a plan to make this for my best friends husband but I will have to make the rings slightly longer or not use the panels.
I was not deterred and tried again to make it cutting the size of it for my craft room to 70%. I should say that I am still learning to use my eclips 2 and so anytime I can learn something new with the program I am all for it. It is much easier to learn things with the sizzix eclips group on Facebook. They are a very helpful group and don't mind my multiple questions. I even had someone say they were glad I got an eclips. Anyhoo, Deb Maurer said she had reduced the size of the quilt box to 60 % so I asked how do you do that.. and they told me. My rings for my barrel at 70% still don't fit around it easily. I am not sure if this was not compensated for but if it wasn't I am sure it was an oversight of Mary's.

Update: I wrote her and asked. It turns out she forgot to delete those panels as she realized the rings would have to be adjusted... opps.. Oh dear when haven't things like that happened to us.. Glad to know I am not crazy lol. on to my barrel

I had ordered the adrienneloomandesigns Country Girl Digital Paper pack from Snap Click Supply this past Wednesday when it was 1.00. IE Dollar Wednesdays at Snap Click Supply.  I loved the prints in it and when I decided to try again I made my barrel 70 % instead of 100% of the size and printed this lovely yellow paper onto a vanilla American Craft Card Stock. The print turned out sooo pretty and I could hardly wait to use it on my barrel. I cut the base using Vanilla AC cardstock and then glued the panels into place. I did used the included rings I had for the rings of my barrel. I have made another set of rings by duplicating them and just making them a tad longer for future use. I like using panels and so I didn't want to just delete them.

Follow Mary's tutorial to put the barrel together. I have trouble sometimes with my glue drying not quickly enough if the room is cold or humid so I go a little slower than Mary stopping her when I need to "catch up".  I feel the long brads are needed to hold the rings in place a little better. I did use the shorter ones for this little barrel but there are a few longer ones there as well. I added a little rose ink on the edges of my rings to bring the colors of the paper a bit more into the whole design.

The smaller size means I have a bit more room to display my creations and it makes me think of a barrel full of monkeys game we used to play when I was a kid. Anyway that is my barrel and I hope you like it. I love the soft colors and girly look and know it will fit right into my room.

Some of you saw the girly rustic lantern I designed for my friend's craft room, is she loved it. I hoped she would. Such a wonderful thing to share your creations with someone you love. Thank you for stopping by and reading my blog and Happy Crafting Y'all!!!
Blessings, Sharalyn

To size your design down by percent in ecal go to object, transform, scale change the dimensions to percent, make sure the keep proportions box is checked and click the down arrows to change it to the percent you wanted to make your design. If your unsure of the size  check the width and lengths boxes. This will give you a better idea of the finished size of the item. Make sure you do this for all the cut pages of the design.

Supplies
American Craft Card Stock: Vanilla, Banana
Snap Click Supply: adrienneloomandesgins, Country Girl
Stampin up: Rose Red Ink Pad
Tim Holtz long Brads
Prima: Vintage Trinkets
Tim Holtz: long Brads
Tonic Funky Glue
Sizzix Eclips2

Here is the girly lantern if you didn't see it.