Lamppost Lantern Box with Sizzix & Tim Holtz

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!

Today I have a DIY home decor project to share that I made with the adorable Lantern Box Bigz die from the new Sizzix Tim Holtz spring 2017 release. Recently I shared a fun garland home decor project featuring these lanterns. And now I’m back with a different look and new idea for using the lantern to create quick and easy home or party decor.


These little lanterns are so easy to create, and I love that they are the perfect size for holding battery-operated tea-light candles. This time, I die cut my lantern from crisp black cardstock, and lined the interior of the windows with clear acetate. A bit of Picket Fence Distress Crayon rubbed along the creases and edges adds a bit of shabby charm. If you’d like to see step-by-step directions for assembling this lantern die, check out my tutorial on the Sizzix blog here.


Love the versatility of this cute lantern. Last time I hung several from a string of twine to create a garland, and here I added a simple pedestal made from a stack of wooden spools painted with Black Soot Distress paint. Now this lantern reminds me of the lamppost from the Chronicles of Narnia series. Am I right there?


To dress up my lamppost I added ivy greenery from the Garden Greens Thinlits die set. I die cut the greens from watercolor paper and then watercolored the leaves with Distress ink. Picket Fence Distress paint was added to the edges of the leaves for that variegated look ivy so often has. And finally, a bird charm from the Idea-ology Treasures Adornments was tied to the top with twine.

Thanks so much for stopping by! And wishing all my fabulous mom friends out there an absolutely wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! ❤


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 12 SheetsRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Gary M Burlin and Co Embossable Window Plastic Clear Acetate Sheets 6 sheets 7x9Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz L Die - Lantern BoxSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Garden GreensAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Adornments - TreasuresRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Paint - Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Shabby ShuttersRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3

Twine, Spools

A Lantern DIY with Sizzix and Tim Holtz

Hi sweet crafty friends! Happy Wednesday!


Today I have a fun DIY decor project to share that I made for the Sizzix blog using the fabulous new Lantern Box Bigz die by Tim Holtz.


These 3D lanterns are super fun for all sorts of home decor and party projects, and I love that they are the perfect size for those tiny electric tea light candles so that you can turn your lantern into a luminary if you wish.


I love using these lanterns individually, but then I thought how fun it would be to tie multiples together to create a whole garland full of sweet lanterns. Can’t you see these hanging off a mantel for different holidays, or strung above the table for that perfect party decor?


I embossed my lanterns with some of the new Tim Holtz Texture Fades embossing folders, and then gave them a shabby vintage inspired finish with Distress Ink, big puffy bows, and a bit of die cut greenery. Tucked an Idea-ology Paper Doll into the window of one for a bit of unexpected whimsy. Super fun and easy to put together. I’ve got the full tutorial up on the Sizzix blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful Day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below: (Affiliate links used)

Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - 8.5 x 11 Cardstock Pack - KraftRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Silhouette America - 8.5 x 11 Vellum PackSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Bigz L Die - Lantern BoxSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Halloween - Thinlits Die - Fall FoliageSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Texture Fades - Embossing Folder - LaceSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Texture Fades - Embossing Folder - LeafyAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Paper DollsAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Clippings StickersTim Holtz Idea-ology CRINKLE RIBBON TH93020Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Squeezed LemonadeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Picket FenceRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mowed LawnTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Spray Stain - Tarnished BrassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

It’s a Good Day with Photo Play Paper

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!


If you have signed up for Photo Play Paper’s mailing list, you may have seen a set of freebies they sent out recently with two different printables for their adorable French Flea Market collection. These printables are so perfect for spring and summer decor projects, and even if you don’t work much with digital designs, you will love how easy these are. All you need to do is download and print.


One of my favorite things about Photo Play printables is how beautifully they coordinate with their existing paper lines. So if you like the simple route, just print and slip the design directly into your photo frame. Or, if you prefer, you can add a few extra details, like I’ve done here.


My frame was larger than the 8×10 printable, so that gave me room to add a few extra paper layers. I used recycled cardboard in between to add dimension, and removed the glass from the frame to build up the layers.


Stickers from the collection. Buttons and a bit of twine. Paper photo corners on the outside of the frame, too. It’s a good day to have a good day! Hope you all have one, too!

Happy Weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - French Flea Market Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

French Flea Market Printable
Vintage Button

Incredible You- A Mix and Match with Photo Play Paper

Happy Monday, Crafty Friends!
And happy first day of spring!


Today I have another card to share for the fun new challenge feature over at Photo Play Paper, the Mix and Match Challenge. To play along, simply pull out your Photo Play collection kits, and mix and match them into unique, one-of-a-kind creations, like my card here that combines the bohemian Rhapsody collection with the summer travel line, Boarding Pass.


This month’s contest is open until March 28th. To enter, share your card creation with us on our Facebook page and tag us on IG using the hashtag #audreymarchmixandmatch for a chance to win a collection pack of your choice. Hope you join in on the fun!


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I think we made a final college decision, which is very exciting here in our house. And I’ve been working away on some new additions for my shop, and think I’m finally ready for the grand opening of my spring shop. Be sure to check out my AudOnes Prims Facebook page throughout the week for sneak peek previews and all the details.


AudOnes Prims
Spring Shop Grand Opening
Friday, March 24th
@ 11:00 a.m. EST

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Feeling Lucky with Ranger Ink

Hi Crafty Friends! Top o’ the morning to you!
Don’t forget to wear your green today!


Today is a big day in our house. It’s a big college tour day for my daughter, and last day of spring break for my son. And I get to hang out with both of them. So I’m sure you know what I’m going to say. This old mom is feeling pretty lucky today.


So what perfect timing to share this lucky little vignette box with you that I made for the Ranger Ink blog, filled with lots of shabby Distress goodness, and lots of fun new products from Tim Holtz’s latest release.


I just love this sweet little dancing girl, all decked out in her greens for St. Patrick’s day. She is from the new Paper Dolls collection, colored with Distress markers and embellished with a new lucky clover charm. I added a field of shabby shamrocks made from tiny Heartfelt hearts for her to twirl in. Lots of Vintage Distress Collage Medium, Ink, and Distress Glitter Dust. Papers are from the new Memoranda Paper Stash. And tons of new Tim Holtz designer tape coat the box, too.


I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial up on the Ranger Ink blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Wishing you all a very lucky day!

Paper Bag Shamrocks with Therm O Web

Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!


It’s always such a happy feeling when Friday and the start of the weekend rolls around, isn’t it? I’m particularly grateful to get this past week under my belt, and I’m feeling quite lucky. Lucky to be done with the colonoscopy. Lucky for such good results. Lucky to eat again.


So today I’m celebrating with a few lucky clovers. Paper bag pillow clovers made this week for the Therm O Web blog using Therm O Web adhesives and papers from Photo Play Paper’s new spring release.


Creating paper bag pillows is one of my all-time favorite home decor projects. They are really easy to make, and add a festive look to your home for any season or holiday for very little cost. And better yet, this is a great earth-friendly project, utilizing natural elements and recycled materials, too. My kinda project!


I added stitching to my pillows, and dressed them up with layered trims and hand-stamped sentiment flags. But I’ve got lots of tips and tricks, and a full step-by-step tutorial for completing these shamrocks for all you non-sewers out there, up on the Therm O Web blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Photo Play Paper - About a Little Boy Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - SoarPhoto Play Paper - Bloom Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Birds and BeesPhoto Play Paper - Hoppy Easter Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackRanger WATERCOLOR PAPER Inkssentials Surfaces ISW39532Sizzix - Framelits Die - Hearts SetRanger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS IBT40965Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK AIP31468Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted Citron
Stamp: My Creative Time (Happy Everything Stamp and Die Set)
Trim: Stampin’Up (Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle), May Arts (grosgrain)
Other: Recycled Kraft Grocery Bag, Polyfill Fiber Stuffing, Sticks