Wildflower Saloon SVG Kit Ride!
Mary Bonk of SVG cuts came up with an amazing new kit that just makes you want to go out and ride a horse or visit a cowboy town. This new kit has a Whiskey Barrel, a cowboy hat, a rustic lantern, a huge and beautiful heirloom Quilt box complete with a quilted top and if that isn't enough an amazing box card in the shape of a trunk that is filled with flowers. Here is the amazing part all that folds flat and fits into an envelope to be mailed to your recipient! Honest to Pete! I be hornswoggled how she comes up with this wonderful stuff. Lets stop jawing and get to sharing the making of the Rustic Lanterns I created with this wonderful Kit.
I cut the feminine lantern out of Mud Pie Bazzill Card stock. I had just purchased Carta Bella Rustic Elegance from Snap Click Supply and I knew I wanted to use it on this lantern. I watched the tutorial about how to put it together then chose the papers I wanted to use and away I went. I printed the vellum using Stampin Up Cardstock weight vellum. I have had great experiences with the vellum and prefer it to regular weight vellum. Prints Awesome Y'all. Stay in the room with it as it can get a bit persnickety at the back end of printing. You just never know so I watch it.
I followed the tutorial showing how to put it together which was great. She does a good job of showing how to glue it all together and Winnie is a great help too. If you have watched her videos Winnie is her kitty and makes quite a few appearances.
After I got it made I kept looking at the lantern and feeling like it needed a bit more of the Wood and flowers to tie it all together. I made the extra panels you see by using a rectangle shape and sizing it to just the inside of the score lines on the pieces. Then I printed another sheet of that beautiful paper and cut them out. I looked at it a bit more and still it needed something... then the flowers came to me. Those are paper flowers but I didn't make them. The are from Prima the Love Clippings collection. I glued those into place and the lantern was done. I should tell you I didn't purchase the light instead I used a tea light in both lanterns and it works great!
Now hold onto your sock y'all!!!
I made the extra panels and cut them. The fluted parts were squares as well, just play with the nodes a bit till you get the shape you want. Now you can do it that way or you can cut extra pieces and cut inside the lines with scissors. I prefer not to waste paper and I like learning this stuff so I play with nodes. I am also trying to learn the Eclips software.
I know y'all I got the top on crooked. That is what I get for late night gluing. I just wanted to finish it for y'all and get the photo taken. I inked the edges on both lanterns to hide the white core of the cardstock. Just a touch I always do.
The Lasso is really a lasso. I cut the twine I had and went on YouTube to learn how to tie a cowboy lasso. The horseshoe metal piece was one I bought at our local craft store in their jewelry making stuff. I had purchased it a year or more ago. I often do this when I find little things like this I think I might use that in the future.
Now I will admit I didn't have the star on the center cross yet but sometimes when your looking through the lens of your camera you see things you didn't see before. That was a cute little touch the cross band but mine needed something to tie the whole cowboy theme together enter the star.
I thought last night I might have gone a little wild with the wood paper but when I added the plain cross bar and the last few touches I just flipped over it. I was so excited I had to share the photo with Mary! She said "Whoaaaaa!!!!! Super Cool!!!!! and Holy Cow!!!!!. That was enough to let me know I had done her proud. Thankya Mam!
Those are my lanterns and I hope y'all enjoyed them. Thanks so much for stoppin and settin a spell. I'm just going mosey on outta here and say thanks again and Happy Craftin Y'all!
Bazzill: Brick Red, Mud Pie
American Craft Card Stock: Vanilla, To print the Cowboy Country paper on.
Carta Bella: Rustic Elegance, Cowboy Country from Snap Click Supply
Prima Flowers: Love Clippings Collection
Stampin Up: Card Stock Vellum
Shoe horse Trinket
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