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Do you love making little gifts that don’t cost much but mean the world to the recipient? Me too! Hi Sharon here and I’m going to share how to use Pop-Tone Cardstock to make this little Pooh Bear lantern.

I am a bit of a Pooh addict so when I saw the Silhouette Store had these lantern cut files I had to have them.

I start by choosing my colors, the main section is one piece and a silhouette so I use Black Licorice. Pooh of course is a honey yellow color as are the bees yellow stripes Lemon Drop is perfect. Finally the balloon is Wild Cherry.

The main section is all one piece, I shrunk this so it fits on a letter size piece of cardstock. This is turn shrinks Pooh and the other sections so they will all fit together.

The rest of the pieces are small so scraps are great for this. Pooh is in 3 pieces his body, tummy and arm holding the balloon. Just to give him some definition I inked the edges of him with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink.

Wet glue was perfect to glue him together. He is just so cute! Oh and there is 2 of him as he is on 2 sides of the lantern.

Next is building the lantern. I want the light to shine through the sides but don’t want the plastic tea light visible. Vellum is perfect for the ‘windows’ as this is opaque.

I hold this in place with wet glue on the backside of the main piece. As you can see here it’s on the edges of the vellum and the cut images. I glued these so it keeps everything nice and flat.

Turning the lantern over I now get to add the details, first the balloons. This is easy to do because the ‘shadow’ images are cut in the main piece.

The cute little bees have yellow stripes, because they are so small tweezers help me place them.

I left Pooh until last once in place he is hanging on to his red balloon.

The cutting machine adds score lines, I fold all these to get my lantern shape, gluing the base in place.

Finally red liner tape holds the side together and a tea light is placed inside.

This gives a little glow lighting up Pooh and his balloon.

Also the little bees on the opposite sides.

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