Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern - Designs By Miss Mandee

Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern

I’ve been hard at work designing a new die cut for my Disney Paper Lanterns Series, and I’m so excited to unveil it to you today! If you’re as big a Disney fan as I am, then you are probably well aware of a certain movie trailer that came out last week. So, if you’re anxiously awaiting the new, live-action remake of this classic Disney film, I have a feeling you’re going to love today’s freebie. Feast your eyes on this one-of-a-kind, delicately designed, Beauty and the Beast paper lantern.

Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern

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I’m tellin’ you, these designs just keep getting more and more intricate! I thought I’d pretty much reached the limit in the details department with my last paper lantern design, but I think this new paper cut proves differently.

Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern

Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern

I’ve had a couple requests in the past to show how I put these lanterns together, so I thought I’d give you an overview of the process this time around.

What You Need

Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern

 

How To Make

1. Use your cutting machine to cut out the card stock (be patient: this cut is quite intricate and takes roughly 15 minutes to complete. Maybe watch the Beauty and the Beast trailer a couple times while you wait). Cut a piece of vellum to fit across the four panels.

(Hint: I’ve included a pdf version of the file if you don’t have a cutting machine. You can print off the template and cut out the shapes with an X-acto knife, but it will be tedious.)

Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern

 

2. Glue your vellum to the inside of the lantern.

Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern

 

3. Fold each of the sides and tabs as shown.

(Hint: I like to use a bone folder for this. It’s not 100% necessary, but it will give you some really nice creases and make it easier to glue later on.)

Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern

 

4. Glue the tabs on the inside of the lantern to connect all the sides and bottom.

Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern

I really just love how this all came together! I was worried that the stain glass-style rose panel wouldn’t turn out because there are so many fine lines, but my Cricut proved to be up for the challenge! Now I love that panel so much that I’ve been wondering if I should create another large-scale, stain glass, paper cut design to go along with it.

Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern

If you haven’t seen the other lanterns I’ve created as part of my Disney Paper Lanterns Series, you definitely need to check them out:

And if you’re a fan of my lantern designs, don’t worry, there are definitely more to come! I just can’t stay away from the Disney theme.

I hope you enjoy my Beauty and the Beast paper lantern design! I had been wanting to do a Beauty and the Beast version for a while, but the decision was solidified when I asked my readers what design they would prefer I do next, and this was the clear winner. So, with that said, what Disney movie do you think I should feature in my next installment?

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31 Comments

31 Comments on Beauty and the Beast Paper Lantern

  1. Sue Kimmet
    November 21, 2016 at 8:12 am (2 months ago)

    Beautiful, thank you for the gift.

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    • Mandee
      November 21, 2016 at 9:10 am (2 months ago)

      You are very welcome! I’m glad you like it. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Li Lian
    November 21, 2016 at 8:36 am (2 months ago)

    This is great! Thank you so much for sharing Mandee.

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    • Mandee
      November 21, 2016 at 9:10 am (2 months ago)

      So glad you like it! ^_^

      Reply
  3. tamyamspam
    November 21, 2016 at 10:54 pm (2 months ago)

    This is super awesome! And so are you!!!
    Thank you so much!!

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    • Mandee
      November 22, 2016 at 1:02 pm (2 months ago)

      Thank you so much!! ^_^

      Reply
  4. Momzy
    December 1, 2016 at 9:04 am (2 months ago)

    Oh my goodness….It’s even more gorgeous than I could have imagined it! Thanks so much for making this one!

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    • Mandee
      December 1, 2016 at 3:21 pm (2 months ago)

      Aww, thank you so much! That is very kind of you to say. ^_^

      Reply
  5. Tiffany
    December 2, 2016 at 7:57 pm (2 months ago)

    Thank you do much! You are amazing! My daughter’s 4th birthday party is coming up and I’m going to make these as center pieces! I’m in love!

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    • Mandee
      December 5, 2016 at 8:41 am (2 months ago)

      Oh yay! What beautiful and unique centerpieces she’ll have!! So glad you like them. ^_^

      Reply
  6. Lillian Maldonado
    December 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm (1 month ago)

    Thanks for this lantern, my daughter is 36 years old and this is her favorite Disney movie, she has a full collection of it. She flipped when she saw this. If you can make one of Lady and the Tramp, it would be really appreciated, that’s mine and by the way you are really awesome

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    • Mandee
      December 6, 2016 at 4:34 pm (1 month ago)

      Your comment has made me smile Lillian, so thank you for that! ^_^ I’m so happy to hear that your daughter likes my Beauty and the Beast lantern design. I have a couple other Disney lanterns designs in the works, but I had never thought of doing one based on Lady and the Tramp before. I think that could be really fun!

      Reply
  7. gofrogs
    December 7, 2016 at 3:39 pm (1 month ago)

    These lanterns are stunning! I have got to try them out. My daughter is turning six and wants a princess party. She will LOVE this. Any others to come before beginning of January? =) Cinderella? Snow White? Frozen? =0 these are amazing.

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    • Mandee
      December 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm (1 month ago)

      Thank you so much! I’m sure these will really make a beautiful addition to your daughter’s princess party! I am working on another one right now that I plan to release within a week or two, so be sure to stay tuned. ^_^

      Reply
  8. gofrogs
    December 7, 2016 at 4:01 pm (1 month ago)

    One more thing..is the svg file ready to cut the same size you have or does it need to be resized larger/smaller once I bring it into circuit? This will be one of my first projects! I just got the machine as an early christmas present and your designs are amazing. Please do tell what size your paper lanterns are.

    Thank you, Thank you.

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    • Mandee
      December 8, 2016 at 8:36 am (1 month ago)

      I use 8.5″x11″ card stock to make these lanterns, and the SVG file is already sized to fit those parameters. 🙂 If you do happen to use 12″x12″ paper or another size, you can scale it to fit, but it is already to go for 8.5″x11″ paper! Have fun using your awesome new toy!!

      Reply
  9. Heather
    December 22, 2016 at 4:04 pm (4 weeks ago)

    Oh.My.Gosh. My Disney heart just went pitter-pat!! These are all stunning! Beauty and the Beast is my favorite Disney movie, followed by Stitch and Little Mermaid, then Tangled – so three of my top four are right here! I would love to put in a vote for Lilo and Stitch… Can not wait to borrow a Cricut or Silhouette from my neighbor and get cutting. Absolutely completely L°O°VE these!!!

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    • Mandee
      December 22, 2016 at 4:13 pm (4 weeks ago)

      Yay! That makes me so happy to hear. ^_^ I’m glad I could design something to bring you joy. Ooo, I’ve never thought of doing Lilo and Stitch before! Being from Hawaii originally, that would definitely be a fun one for me to do. Stay tuned!

      Reply
  10. BIBIANA GARCIA
    January 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm (1 week ago)

    HELLO I WAS LOOKING AT YOUR BEAUTY AND THE BEAST PAPER BOXES AND SAW THAT YOU HAD USED THE CRICUT EXPLORE AIR TO CUT OUT THE BOXES. I HAVE MY EXPLORE AIR 2 AND IM UNABLE TO OPEN THE FILE WHEN CRYING TO CUT IT OUT. I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS A CERTAIN IN WHICH YOU OPENED THE FILE AND IF SO COULD YOU HELP ME OUT WITH CUTTING IT? THANK YOU VERY MUCH

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    • Mandee
      January 10, 2017 at 9:07 am (1 week ago)

      Hi Bibiana,

      SVG files can be opened in a variety of programs, but, in order to do the cut with your Cricut, you will need to upload the file to Cricut Design Space.

      Simply open Cricut Design Space, go to New Project>Upload Images>Upload Image>Browse, and locate the file on your computer. You can then insert the file into your canvas and cut it out with your machine.

      Hope that helps!

      Mandee

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      • BIBIANA GARCIA
        January 10, 2017 at 10:04 am (1 week ago)

        Thanks for your answer, finally I was able to open the file and I started to cut but I don’t know what I’m doing wrong because the blade on my cricut is braking the paper while cutting

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        • Mandee
          January 10, 2017 at 4:09 pm (1 week ago)

          You’ll need to make sure you have the lightest cut setting possible for the type of paper you are using. I usually use “Light Cardstock+” with the paper I use. I have also heard that there is a “Intricate Cut” setting that might work better.

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  11. Nikki
    January 13, 2017 at 10:36 am (6 days ago)

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see a Cinderella Paper Lantern! Maybe include glass slipper, the mice, and pumpkin. Of course Cinderella and Prince Charming.

    Beautiful Work!

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    • Mandee
      January 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm (6 days ago)

      Thanks for the suggestion Nikki! Cinderella in definitely on my short list for paper lantern designs, so keep an eye out. 😉

      Reply
  12. Sharon Simonson
    January 13, 2017 at 11:26 am (6 days ago)

    I just made the Beauty and the Beast Lantern and absolutely adore it.
    Thank you for creating such lovely Lanterns! I’m looking forward to many more.
    I’ve suggested Sleeping Beauty to include Maleficent….that would be soooo AWESOME!!

    Reply
    • Mandee
      January 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm (6 days ago)

      Yay! That makes me happy to hear!! ^_^

      Glad you enjoy my lantern designs Sharon! And thanks so much for your input. I definitely plan to make many more of these beauties throughout the year. 🙂

      Reply
  13. Jane Leaman
    January 16, 2017 at 8:01 am (3 days ago)

    I just love love love this lantern. We are doing the play Beauty and the Beast at my school next week and I always fix something special for our drama teacher. I downloaded the file, it cut only part of it and them had an error message. Do you know what I could be doing wrong? I’m pretty new at all of this.
    Thank you so much!!!
    Jane

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    • Mandee
      January 16, 2017 at 10:44 am (3 days ago)

      Hi Jane,

      Aww, thanks for the kind words! I’m happy to hear that you like my design, and I think this will make a spectacular gift for the drama teacher!!

      I don’t know exactly what the glitch is, but I know I’ve had to reinstall Cricut Design Space in the past because of a similar error message. This help page also has some good tips:

      https://help.cricut.com/help/design-space-error-has-occurred

      Otherwise, I would contact Cricut support. Hope that helps!

      Mandee

      Reply
  14. Tatiana
    January 18, 2017 at 8:34 am (1 day ago)

    This is amazing! I love all of your Disney work! Thank you for sharing! Do you do requests? Mickey Mouse Club House would be awesome! Please contact me if there is any way to put in a personal order!

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    • Mandee
      January 18, 2017 at 8:45 am (1 day ago)

      Thank you Tatiana! I’m so happy that you like my designs—particularly my lanterns. ^_^ I have had multiple requests for different paper lantern themes. I actually put out a voting form a couple weeks ago for readers to give their input. I’ve already determined my next design based off of this poll, but you are more than welcome to fill it out and possibly help choose the design I do after this upcoming one!

      https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdX7NVxAlRCkJWeUTCe5DCDAwq2P8oC-6XsFeQ-dMVKUTTvzw/viewform

      Reply
  15. Lee
    January 18, 2017 at 8:59 am (1 day ago)

    Thank you SO MUCH!!! 😀

    Reply

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