Monday, March 25, 2013

A Victorian Kinda Day

Isn't this lamp adorable! I am in LOVE! Would you believe it's made entirely out of paper?
I purchased the template at Actually it was free because they always have a special when a new template is introduced. Spend $9.98 or more and receive the new template FREE. Use the code FREEGIFT.
This new kit is Maison de Madeline, and it's free with purchase through Thursday. The kit comes with additional projects too: a card, two boxes, and a clock pattern. There is even a video on the website that shows you how to assemble the projects step by step!

The ribbon is Celebrate It from Michael's. The flower is Recollections also from Michael's. I found it in the clearance section in a package of six for $2.49. The tag was purchased at Archiver's (Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime collection). I used a 30% off coupon for the sheet.

The shade and base of the lamp was made using DCWV The Garden Tea Party stack, on sale at Michael's for $11.99, PLUS I had a 20% off coupon on top of that! I also used additional DP from the stack to cut the ribbon and lace. The lace is a MS punch. Vellum was placed underneath the fleur de lis, and luckily I had some in my stash. If you don't want this shape on your shade, you can choose another, or have no shape at all: just a plain shade.

 Then I made a trip to the Dollar Tree to purchase a bag of clear glass pebbles to weight the base so the lamp wouldn't fall over. ( I used 12 glass pebbles.) The back of the shade has an opening and a base to place a battery operated tea light on. I found some at the Dollar Tree: two in a pack.
I put the whole thing together in about two hours while I watched TV. 
I plan to make more of these adorable lamps. I think they will make great gifts! In case you are wondering, I am not on the SVG Cuts DT. I just LOVE their products!

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