A very dear cousin,Tosha, is having a precious baby boy later this year, and her sister Holly, who is hosting the baby shower and who is also a very dear cousin, asked me to help with the decorations. Yay!! What fun to be able to create with an actual purpose instead of just creating for creation's sake. As soon as she asked, the paper lanterns that I made for a previous post popped into my head.
Her baby shower colors are blue and brown, so those were the colors used for the lanterns. I decided to use brown for the lantern body and blue die cut flowers for the color punch. !!!POW!!!
The first few steps in this process are rather boring. Cut several 8.5" x 11" sheets of card stock paper in half and then cut as many 8.5"x1/2" strips out of each halved piece as you can.
Because the flower die is small the blue card stock paper had to be cut in the same manner. I used 6 pieces of brown card stock and only 2 pieces of blue. All total I made 13 lanterns.