Saturday, September 7, 2013

Exploring Cricut ~ Custom Luminary ~

Welcome!  So glad you could stop by!  I am SO excited to be rejoining the Exploring Cricut team!  Diane and company always have some of the best projects to share!  I certainly hope I can share a little something with all of the Cricut fans out there! 
This week I have a custom luminary project I created for a very special event this summer.  My step-son married a lovely lady a few months ago.  One of the things she wanted for the reception was a customized luminary set similar to those she spied on Pinterest.  The ones she saw were created with white lunch bags and were so complicated that she gave up entirely on the project.  Her husband to be came to me the day before and asked if I would be willing to "take on the project" as a surprise for her.  After pondering the whole lunch bag idea and scouring Pinterest, I decided my trusty Cricut would do a fine job.  A few adjustments to my original plan and I came up with these...

and a shot of them with the happy couple...

The best part???  They are really easy to make!  I ran to the store the morning of and had everything I needed to create them!  The only thing that might be challenging...  the votives and tealights! 
Your list of supplies...
White Card Stock
Strong Adhesive ( I used my ATG gun)
Cricut Cartridge - Doodletype  (Make sure to pick a font that will be easy to adhere.  Keep in mind any "floating letter components" will have to be glued to the vellum...)
Cricut Craft Room
For each luminary, you will need an 8 1/2 inch by 6 inch piece of cardstock. 
Score at 1/4 inch and 5 1/2 inches
Place each piece of card stock on your mat and using Cricut Craft Room center your starting point at 4x6 inches
Cut each letter the desired height.  (I used 4 inches for this project.)
Cut one piece of vellum for each luminary (8 in x 4 1/2 in)
Adhere vellum behind cut out letter.  Make sure to place any "floating" parts of letter with adhesive. 
Fold at score points and adhere to create luminary. 
Place small glass votive inside with battery operated or candle tealight. 
Thanks for stopping by!  Come back Monday to check out our next Exploring Cricut challenge!


Kathy:) said...

This is an amazing project. I am sure they loved them. Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.
Kathy U:)

Donna and Sara said...

I really love this idea...I am sure it was just beautiful when lit, such a special personal touch.

Sharon said...

How awesome!! Love your project Lori!! And happy that you are back on the team! :)

UnikByYes said...

Fabulous project Lori! TFS and welcome back to the team!
Have a lovely day!
Liz O.

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