I was born in Georgia but left two weeks after my birth. My dad was in the air force and was getting out so he and my mom and my Big Brother, came back to California where he was raised. Consequently I have never seen some of the jewels that you all have seen that live that side of the country. So I have never actually seen for myself a firefly. But my son had the pleasure last year and the picture my daughter in law snapped of the pure delight and wonderment has stayed with me and probably will all the days of my life. I do not feel sad I have not seen one myself because I have lived it through my son and his delight.
On SVG cuts blog are the freebees we are blessed to get them every week so grab the firefly Mary made.
If you don't already have the Stars and Stripes SVG go ahead and get it too. That is in there store under patriotic,
Cut the lantern as the pattern is. but use the insert size for your "windows" to add your fireflies. I added just the wings and the butt to cut out of my insert. Then I cut the outside frame for the top and I did cut the whole solid cut out of the firefly but then decided to just use the head I cut that in a v shape into the body and glued that down first on the outside. then the wings on top. Turn your inserts over and I used the cut out of the butt and the wings to cut vellum which I colored with pigment ink on my cardstock vellum from Stampin up.
outline cut out of the wings is W 1.507 H0.966
Body Solid peice is W1.564 H1.304
Butt for Yellow Vellum is W 0.420 H 0.418
I went ahead and cut the frames for the windows and then inked them with Brilliance Copper ink. the whole thing is inked in the same. Then added them to the outside "windows"
I Cut the accents out of colored cardstock Vellum and applied that to the back so it would "glow" more. then made a firefly for the top ( actually he was the practice one shhh) I as others had done made a small holder for the inside and inked it as well to hold my battery operated candle.
The wire was from the jewelry section at walmart and I wound it around a glue stick to get the coiled affect add some ribbon and some light green bling and your good to go. That was pretty much it. Nothing fancy to be sure but I like how it turned out and yep I don't think I will part with this one just yet I need to look at it for a while. The kit can be had at the link below. Be sure a have a look around you surely will be amazed! Happy Crafting everyone, be sure and leave me some love.. Hugs to all of you! http://www.svgcuts.com/affiliates/jrox.php?id=3561_1