Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year!  It's the year of the Ox.  To celebrate I made some paper lanterns.  They are super easy to make and fun to decorate with!  I used real red textured cardstock for the first one.  I stamped some images from the Eastern Influence stamp set in basic gray randomly on the paper.

For this paper lantern, I used the Candy Lane DSP.  To make one of these lanterns start with a 6x9 piece of cardstock or dsp.  Score it at 1/2", 3", and 5 1/2" with the 6" side across the top. 

Fold in half and then open.  Fold the back ends at the score lines and adhere down.

Use paper cutter to cut lines from the top border to the bottom border every 3/4".

Curve ends around and adhere together using sticky strip.

Cut a handle 7" x 3/4" and adhere to sides with brads.

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