Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Angels Landing Travel Night Light

We've all heard it said that necessity is the mother of invention. That is the case with my Angels Landing project today. I'm going on a trip in a few days (I think you've heard that I'm going to Georgia) and will be spending the night in different places along the way. One thing I hate is waking up in the middle of the night disoriented and confused about my surroundings so I decided to create a travel night light that I can pack up and carry with me.

The frame of my night light is made from a 3.5 x 11 inch strip of Baja Breeze card stock. I punched one of the long edges with my newly favorite EK Success punch (thanks, Liz!!) and trimmed off the ends of the 11 inch strip so that each side of the frame had three peaks at the top. I scored the card stock after every third peak and used my oval Nestabilities to cut an opening in each of the four sides.



I printed the flowers and leaves from Pierced Flowers by Angels Landing on card stock vellum and colored them on the back side with Bic Mark It pens. Next I printed the swirl pattern from Pierced Backgrounds on computer paper and laid the colored vellum panel over it. I then pierced the marked piercings on the flowers and the swirls in the background on each of the 4 panels. After I had cut each of the pierced pieces to 2.5 x 3 inches, I attached them to the backside of the Baja Breeze with Scor-Tape. The outside ends were brought together and taped with invisible tape to create the cube.



The light is provided by a battery operated tea light and you can see how easily it folds flat to fit in my suitcase. I think it will be just what I need for my trip from Texas to Georgia and back again!

Digital Images: Pierced Flowers and Pierced Background by Judi Maddigan of Angels Landing

Papers: Baja Breeze and Card Stock Vellum by Stampin' Up

Tools: EK Success Punch, Oval Nestabilities, Paper Piercer, Bic Mark It Pens, Scor-Tape, Invisible Scotch Tape, Battery Powered Tea Light

Be sure you stop by Judi's Blog to see which other designers have created special projects for you today!! You won't be disappointed!!! What a talented bunch of ladies!!

19 comments:

  1. Fantastic, Lynn! Just love it!

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  2. Lynn these are soooo AWESOME!!! LOVE IT!

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  3. Lynn, what a great idea! I love the vellum pierced panels and the fact that this folds to travel is just awesome!!

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  4. Such a creative idea, Lynn. That punch worked out beautifully for the top edges, and the vellum piercing is gorgeous.

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  5. How beautiful. Thank you for sharing, these are lovely!
    Hugs,
    Joani

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  6. Wow, it is so nice to have such talent in the family!! This is so cute and such a practical little gift for someone.

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  7. wow!!! I am SO casing this!! This is gorgeous...and practical! I know what you mean about waking at night!

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  8. What an awesome and creative idea Lynn!! Love it!!

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  9. GENIUS!!! How many times I have carried a night light and forgot it in the hotel. No way I would forget this one. Can't wait to make it. thank you for sharing.
    Ann

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  10. Oh Lynn, this is fabulous, what an ingenious idea. I really must try and make one of these, it's absolutely fantastic. I love it.
    hugs
    Donna xx

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  11. lynn, this is beautiful! thanks for sharing!

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  12. I hope you have fun on your trip! Happy Birthday!

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  13. Okay, Lynn, I popped in to see what you were up to. How WONDERFUL is this awesome design. I have OODLES and OODLES of these battery operated lights and they would make the best little hostess gifts at Christmas. Fabulous inventiveness. Michele (mitchygitchy)

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  14. Wow! This is amazing, Lynn! I love your night light frame. It's just beautiful.

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  15. That is absolutely inventive, I love your idea. It is so pretty too. Have a great trip!

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  16. Thats really pretty and such a neat idea!! How great that you can fold it up for safe travels! TFS

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