Dolphin Luminary – Summer Cut Files

Celebrating summer, one papercraft at a time. Today, I am bringing you another fun project, and this one will not only brighten your day but your night as well! “Dive” right in and make this pretty little dolphin luminary.


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Summer is my favorite season, and I am having so much fun with all these warm-weather-inspired designs. The dolphins on this one just turned out so cute!

These luminaries are designed to fit a standard 1.5″ tealight candle. I ordered a pack of flameless candles from Amazon years ago, and they are still serving me well!

Dolphin Luminary

Assembling this project is pretty straightforward. Simply put the little box piece together, gluing the tabs to the inside. Then, layer the vellum and cardstock pieces for each side, and attach them to either side of the box.

Dolphin Luminary

These dolphin luminaries would be perfect for an evening, summer get-together, or a romantic at-home spa night! Even if you don’t have any big plans, these little luminaries make for a really fun summer craft.

Dolphin Luminary

I use Adobe Illustrator for all of my designs, and a Cricut Maker to bring my creations to life. For tips on creating fun paper cuts like this one, see the FAQ section on my website. Also, be sure to check out the other animal-themed freebies available on my blog!

Enjoy putting this dolphin luminary design to good use. And don’t forget to share your lovely, finished creations with me on Instagram!

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4 Comments on Dolphin Luminary – Summer Cut Files

  1. Meriel Henson
    July 21, 2021 at 8:27 am (3 years ago)

    Miss Mandee, First of all I love all of your work, and I am creating a Christmas village with a lot of your designs in it, I am looking for a 3-D Santa Sleigh and can’t find a pretty one, could you come up with one? I really don’t have the right to ask you, but thought I would at least try, or,,,, do you know if some one else has a design? please continue to create, I wish I had your talent, I am 78 years old, and I love all Victorian design, I guess that alone shows why I do Thank You

  2. Kathy
    July 21, 2021 at 11:07 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing another one of your adorable designs. Your creativity is beyond amazing.

  3. Jamie Wallace
    July 22, 2021 at 9:27 am (3 years ago)

    Yay! Another beach design. Love it! Have you ever created anything using sand dollars as an inspiration?

    July 22, 2021 at 9:29 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you!


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