March 31, 2010

PCS ~ Pretty Paper Lanterns

If you've been following along in our Paper Crafters Sampler Lantern Blog hop already, then you've probably come from Lisa Hensley's fabulous blog.

Remember, the blog is designed to go full circle April 1st.  So if you're here a bit early, make sure you check back first thing in the morning to catch all the wonderful projects.

Ten more days till the the April issue of the Paper Crafters Sampler is released.  In keeping in time with our other issue releases, the design team members have created another fabulous blog hop for you.

This month, the PCS theme is "Winged Things".  The timing for this theme (and all PCS themes) was planned well in advance.  With the anticipation of the warmer weather and the renewal of spring, it seemed like the optimum time to create projects related those things that will soon be filling the skies.  Many of the projects offered are obvious (birds and butterflies) and others that will take you by big surprise!

Here's a little sneak peek of my winged project.

In addition to winged images this month, the sampler is offering another EXCLUSIVE "Lantern" template designed for PCS subscribers.  The template is found only in the April Issue of Paper Crafters Sampler.

While the template was designed to work as tabletop decor with a battery operated tea light, you're bound to find several other uses for it.  Take a look at my butterfly house using the lantern and my trusty Butterfly Bigz and sizzlits.

I hope you've enjoyed this little sneak peek of the lantern template.

If you'd like to learn more about the April Issue, you can check out the PCS website.

Now, hop on over to Tiffany Bauer's blog My Crafty World and check out her special lantern treat for you.  Thanks for stopping by!


Lisa Hensley said...

What did you use for the "screen" -- drywall mesh? It's so very pretty!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Love love love your lantern!!! So springy feeling and I too want to know what you used for your panels??? Love all the butterflies and that awesome sneak peak for your project is awesome!!

Glenna Yarnot said...

love the netting you used for the screen GREAT IDEA!!

Anonymous said...

love the netting you used as a screen. GREAT IDEA, Fantastic

Glenna Yarnot

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on the lantern. The 'netting' is actually "Scrim" I picked up at the fabric store. It's similar to chesscloth but a bit more delicate. I LOVE it. Lots of fun to play with.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love the scrim fabric... lovely lantern and fun blog hop too! So much talent!

Andrea said...

Your lantern is so pretty. Thanks for inviting me to be part of this team

John said...

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