You Light Up My Life

Hi everyone,

How many of you have used scrapbooking papers with SVG cutting files and either a cutting machine, or by hand?

I have been wanting to cut out and make up this little lamp for ages, but somehow either just plain forget, or am never happy with the papers I have on hand to make it with. Well, now that I am on the Design Team for Ivytree Studio, I have access to some absolutely beautiful papers. These papers are manufactured in my own country South Africa, which makes them even more special to me. Fabulous quality and designs, cut easily on my Cricut machine, and fold easily as well.

Enough chatter! This is a 3D project as a member of the Ivytree Studio DT, and I decided to go ahead and make up the little lamp.  I have included a little tutorial below so you can see how I did it.

Cutting file for the lamp : SVG Cuts - one of the files in their “Maison de Madeline” set.
Ivytree Studio Papers:
Lampshade: Hadeda Gardenia from the “Hadeda GardenCollection
Lamp Base: Shabby Stoep – Moss from the “Friendship begins in the Heart” collection
Various flowers and leaves for the base: Flower Accents from the “Friendship begins in the Heart” collection.
1 sheet of Vellum
Flower punches
Fleur de Lis die
Flat-backed pearls
Flat-backed gems
Glitter glue
Thin cord

How to assemble the lamp
Cut all the pieces from the SVG cutting file. Fold on the score lines.

Glue the vellum panels to the inside of 3 of the shade pieces with the fleur-de-lis cutout shape, then glue the edges of the shade together. Leave the rounded cutout side open as this is the opening for inserting the candle.  Glue the base of the lamp shade to the shade.

Glue the edges of the lamp base to one another to form the shape of the base. Glue the baseplate to the bottom of the base.

Decorate the shade and base plate as desired. I used these punches to create flowers, and cut out some leaves from the Flower Accents paper.

Glue the circular shape of the base of the shade, to the top of the lamp base. Decorate with flat-backed pearls, creating a fringe at the bottom of the shade. This is a view of the back of the lamp, with a small battery operated candle inserted.

All lit up!

The Ivytree Studio papers I used for this project:
161/3 Hadeda Gardenia/Chevron from the “Hadeda GardenCollection
162/5 Natural linen/Shabby Stoep Moss from the “Friendship begins in the Heart” collection
162/15 Flower Accents/Polka Dots Shabby from the “Friendship begins in the Heart” collection

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  1. What a joyful lampshade, a wonderful design and love the papers and the flowers on the base, GREAT job and on the tutorial too.

  2. Oh wow! It looks great!! What pretty papers! Love the pearl trim and flowers too!!


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