Thursday, June 29, 2017

Jar of Light - a Chibitronics light-up card


School's out and Summer is in! The kids' last day of school was this past Monday (It's super late compared to the rest of the country) and so far they haven't screamed "I'm bored!" yet.

Woohoo! lol.


After our crazy 63-day, tour-around-Asia vacation last year, Hubby and I decided to take it easy this Summer. We don't have a lot planned for the next two months but I know that I want to keep the kids semi-occupied so they are not glued to the television or DS all day. I am hoping to do some fun things with them and card-making is definitely on the agenda.

While I am happy that the kids enjoy crafting as much as I do, I want to make things a little bit more interesting for them. Chibitronics seem like a great way to start.

For those of you who have not heard of Chibitronics, they are the company who makes LED circuit stickers. They are exactly what I needed to make light-up cards.


My kids were really excited when they saw the box of Chibitronics that I had ordered. While one of them was busy looking through the Starter Kit, I got her twin to help me make the circuit for today's card.

Credit goes to Twin B for putting the circuit together!

I used Silhouette Studio DE with my Silhouette Cameo to cut out all the layers that I needed to make the card. The fireflies were cut out of vinyl while the card front was cut out of acetate.


I had wanted a little more dimension for the "glass" part of the jar and so I cut out two layers of acetate to contain the fireflies- two bugs on the second layer and one affixed under the top layer so that all the fireflies are contained inside the jar. After I finished the card, I realized that one layer would have sufficed as the second layer didn't add much to the project.


Our favorite part of the project was when everything came together and the card lights up at the touch of a finger. So fun!


I am not affiliated with the Chibitronics company but I do enjoy using their products a lot. I love that my kids get to use some of their S.T.E.M. knowledge while crafting with their mother. I cannot wait to make more light-up cards with them!


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Files and other Supplies:
All Bottled Up Cut Set
Long Summer Days Cut Set
Chibitronics Copper Tape
Chibitronics White LED Circuit Stickers
Sony CR2032 Lithium Coin Cell 3V
Lawn Fawn Push Here Stamps
Miscellaneous stamps by Mama Elephant
Mini tags metal die by Mama Elephant

3 comments :

  1. this is such an awesome post JIn, I really love reading your blogs and he detailed images make it so easy the steps. Keep up the amazing job!! Jeanie

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  2. Such a cute card. Love how you pieced it together. Chibitronics is definitely on my list of things to try and it's perfect for a firefly card. Looking forward to seeing more of your Chibitronics creations.

    -Kit

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