Friday, March 3, 2017

Chibitronics Light Up Cards (plus GIVEAWAY)

Hello. I just love creating interactive cards and Chibitronics offers some amazing products to light up any craft project. I created two light up cards to share today...

To make a card light up, you have to create a circut. This may sound scary, but it's not. There are some amazing tutorials out there. THIS video from Jennifer McGuire made the process so easy as well as tutorials on the Chibitronics website HERE. I've shared a light up card before HERE on my blog which shares a picture of how the circuit was created. These cards were created in the same fashion.

The first card...

...only used one of the LED lights. They come in a variety of colors, including white. I used THIS yellow one since it was a lightbulb. I made sure to place the battery underneath the light switch image so when you press it, the light comes on...


I die-cut THIS coordinating die from a piece of black cardstock. I stamped the lightbulb image from THIS set on to a piece of vellum using Staz-On black ink. I layered two more pieces of vellum underneath. I did this so it would mute the copper tape and light sticker below it. I stamped the sentiment from the set on to a piece of white cardstock cut with THIS die. I also stamped, cut and colored the light switch plate image. After mounting the circut to one of THESE note cards, I added three layers of THIS tape before adhering the top panel down so the battery would not be turned on all the time.


For the second card...

I did the exact same process but added four of THESE white LED stickers under the vellum stars.I added a black star to one of the center of the stars so the recipient knows where to press to activate the light...

I created the galaxy background using THESE watercolors on a piece of THIS cardstock. I used THIS die to give it a border and cut THIS die from the center and from a piece of glitter paper. I removed four of the star centers and placed vellum behind it where the lights would shine. I adhered a silver embossed sentiment that I stamped from THIS stamp set on to a piece of black cardstock. The whole piece was mounted in the same fashion as the first card on to a navy notecard.


I hope this inspires you to try lighting up your next project. If you're looking for a good place to start, THIS Chibitronics Starter Kit has everything you need plus an instruction booklet.

Now how about a giveaway!?

GIVEAWAY
Leave a comment below telling me if you've ever tried using these lights before. You have until Monday, March 6th at midnight EST. I will randomly choose a winner to receive the following products...

-1 package of Copper Tape
-2 batteries
-6 Color Lights
-6 White Lights

Thanks for joining me. Have a great day.

LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED:
Lawn Fawn Stamp Set can be found HERE
Lawn Fawn Coordinating Dies can be found HERE

21 comments:

  1. Fantastic cards! I have never tried these, but they are in my wish list. I think they'd be perfect for cards I make for my boys!

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  2. No I have never done this type of card but I would like to make one for my grandson.

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  3. Wow, these look amazing! I haven't tried these lights before but I would love to! They really make a card special! Thank you for the awesome giveaway and for always inspiring!

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  4. This is a big wish list item for me. Love how they turned out.

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  5. I really like your cards. those lights just seem to work perfect. I have never tried them, I'd probably goof it up.

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  6. I have never made light up cards but I would like to try it. Your cards look beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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  7. I did one light-up card so far, using the sample included in the SSS December kit. Loved the result. Yours are very pretty.

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  8. Great cards! I have not tried these yet

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  9. I love this idea! I've been wanting to give Chibitronics a try.

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  10. I love this idea! I've been wanting to give Chibitronics a try.

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  11. I love this idea! I've been wanting to give Chibitronics a try.

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  12. I have not tried this yet, but I am looking forward to doing so.

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  13. I haven't tried the lights yet but I would love to. I've been intimidated by the price of them as well as being scared I wouldn't be able to figure them out. Love your cards though so I may just have to give them a try.

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  14. Love your fun light up cards! I have not tried them before but love the effect they give to a card! Makes it extra special!

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  15. Oh these cards are so fun! I have never used these products before but seeing a lot of cards on different blogs inspires met to give it a try.

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  17. I never used these before, but I had some normal LED's laying around from school projects and I tried using those, but it got a little bit bulky 😅 I love to try these ones out 👌

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  18. Love your cards! I've never used these, but instead of thinking "I can't ", you make me feel like "I can!". Thanks so much for sharing and giving us a chance to win your prize package

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  19. I haven't tried them but look like a fun way to make a card even more special.

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  20. I'm newly addicted to card making and would love to try this! How creative!

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  21. What a FAB giveaway!! Would love to get into Chibitronics! Love your cards. Really makes a huge difference putting a little light on the subject!!

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