Thursday, December 3, 2015

Nativity Scene Lantern (Flameless)

Nativity Scene Lantern (Flameless)-JMRush
Lantern size: W 3 x D 3 x H 7”


This Flameless Nativity Scene Lantern features cut outs and when vellum paper is used, a layered frosted glass effect is created. The front image depicts Joseph, Mary, and baby Jesus and is bordered by the three wise men on the right side and by three stable animals on the left. This design is compatible with both 8X12 and 12X12 mats.
You can purchase this design here: https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/artists/485222

You can purchase this Cricut compatible SVG design file here: https://www.jamieandjenn.com


You may also want to check out: Santa Kissing Momma Lantern http://jmrushdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/12/santa-kissing-momma-lantern-flameless.htmland the Christmas Lantern http://jmrushdesigns.blogspot.com/2015/11/christmas-lantern-flameless.html


1.Cut design pieces.
2. Glue the vellum paper to the back sides of the window panels.
3. Fold all score lines. 
4.Apply glue to bottom side of the long side tab of the lantern window base and secure to the other lantern window base piece.
5. This is what it should look like.
6. Flip the joined lantern windows so the front is facing you again. Apply glue to the backsides of the silhouette panels. Start with the wise men and animals. Secure them to the outside of the lantern centering them with each lantern window.
7. Glue the circular hangers together. ( Make sure the stems of this piece remain separate)
8. Glue the Joseph, Mary, Jesus silhouette into place. Apply glue to the top tabs of the Lantern square base and secure to the inside of the sides.
9. Repeat for the bottom tabs creating a shallow box.
10. Apply glue to the top tab and to the side long tab on the very left side.
11. Secure the Long side tab to the other side creating a box.
12. Glue one of the stems of the Circular hanger to the inside of the top of the Joseph, Mary, Jesus silhouette panel. 
13.Begin to secure the top tabs to the inside of the next angled triangle. 
14. Glue the other Circular hanger stem to the inside of the opposite side of the lantern. Finish securing all of the top tabs. 
15. This is what it should look like:)
16. Finish with a ribbon and adhesive jewels on the ribbon and inside the star cut. 
17.Place a flameless candle inside:)
18. Place the lantern top in it’s base. I used a color changing flameless candle to achieve the color within the lantern:)

20 comments:

  1. how can I get this file(s) for the wise men, nativity lantern?

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    1. The Silhouette file is available at:https://www.silhouettedesignstore.com/artists/485222
      Thank you for your interest:)

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  2. Hi, I bought your design, it is beautiful. I am very new to Silhouette and once I downloaded the file and opened it, it appeared all in red, but does not fit on the mat. Can you tell me what I am suppose to do once I've opened the file. Do I ungroup and select what I want to cut, or is there something I'm missing. Thanks very much.

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    1. Hi Lori,
      Welcome to the community! It is so much fun!- The lines will appear red. This means that they are cut lines. You are correct to ungroup the file. You can move pieces around to fit your paper sizes on your mat space. Hope you enjoy the lantern:) Happy crafting!
      Thank you!
      Jenn

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    2. Thanks Jennifer, I did as you said and it worked wonderfully, thank you so much for the information and the wonderful design. Merry Christmas!

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  3. Hello, what kind of paper is the lantern? Is is black card stock?

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    1. Hi there:)
      Yes, Black card stock and vellum paper. I also, used a flameless color changing candle to achieve the warm tones behind the vellum.
      Thanks so much!
      Jenn

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  4. Hello, I doubled the size and I'm making a lantern of wood on my scroll saw. Let me know if you want pictures.

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    1. Michael,
      I would LOVE to see your creation! What a brilliant idea. My father is a woodworker and I grew up loving everything about the craft. I even love the smell of fresh cut wood... kind of weird... I know...must be I childhood memory thing:) I look forward to seeing it!
      Thanks so much!
      Jenn

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    2. Hi Jennifer,
      I tweeted you some construction shots. I will tweet you some more when it is done. I had to figure out what to do at the corners since wood doesn't bend like paper.

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  5. I just loved this lantern! I installed this to my Cricut only to find the score lines are cut lines it was separate from the lantern box cut pieces what am I doing wrong? I tried attach the scorelines to the pattern pls help I wanted this done to make for my GK's I am at a loss there are 3 black rectangular pieces a I do don't see in your diagram either.. I am disappointing in this project :(

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    1. Hello:)
      I think maybe you just forgot this step:)--- When you take the file into Cricut you will first ungroup the file ( which is at the lower right hand side). Then you will need to find the score lines on the side bar ( there will be three boxes of score lines and they are usually a lighter colored image on the side bar). You select one grouping of score lines and click the icon that looks like a little pair of scissors. That will bring up a separate box, that reads "layer attributes". You then will need to select "score"at the top. This turns the dotted lines a light grey color and signifies that they are score lines instead of cut lines:) You then will need to regroup it with it's coordinating solid cut line shape ( which is usually directly below the score line group). You do this by hitting your "shift" button on your keyboard and select both the score lines and solid shape on the side bar. Both will be highlighted on the side bar now. You then select group at the bottom of the side bar. This makes the shape both a cut line and score line shape. You will need to do this process for each of the three groupings.-- This is a process that you do anytime you make a project with score lines. Hopefully this will ease the process of making the lantern:) Please let me know if I can help further. Thanks so much,
      Jenn

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  6. Hi Jennifer, I bought this and two other lantern patterns of yours but would like to be able to hang them and still have access to the light, do you have any suggestions on how I could do this? Thank you for any help!

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  7. Hi Jennifer, I bought this and two other lantern patterns of yours but would like to be able to hang them and still have access to the light, do you have any suggestions on how I could do this? Thank you for any help!

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  8. Hi Lenoria:)
    That is a good question and something I had never thought about. These are three quick ideas I had......
    1. You might be able to find a thin velcro strip the you could secure on the inside edges of the base and the other side to the outside bottom edges of the lantern...maybe?
    2. Maybe secure it by centering a ribbon at the bottom base and tying a bow at the top looping it through either side of the hanger circle? This might cover up the designed edges of the lantern...
    3. I don't know if you could cut a hole in the base to access the on/off switch and then aligning the flameless candle, hot glueing the candle in place and then using hot glue to secure the base to the lantern.
    Curious to hear back if any of these work out. Guess I never thought about actually hanging them... that would be cute! I will have to think of that in the future when designing lanterns. I'll see what I can come up with....Let me know if any of these work:)
    Thanks so much!
    Jenn

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  9. Hi Jenn, I am just now getting around to working with these files and I think maybe I have a solution to hang them and still have access to the candle, not sure if it will work yet but I am going to give it a shot... I am going to cut a slightly larger flat piece to glue on the base and on the design parts I am going to cut an extra set, one to leave open and one to glue the designs on which I will cut the triangles off the top and just slide it down over the other one. That way I should have access to the candle. (I will try to let you know if this actually works. I love these files and would like to fix a couple to hang on a tree.

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  10. How long does this project take? I am thinking of using it for a community event we are doing.

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    1. Hi:) it's been awhile since I put this one together. I think it took me less than 30 minutes so, I would think if you plan an hour you should be good.
      Hope this helps!
      Jenn

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