Winnie & Walter + Chibitronics Blog Hop


Hey there, blog friends! Today I am joining in on a fun blog hop, where Winnie & Walter has collaborated with Chibitronics!
 There is an amazing list of a mix of our designers, and all of that information will be at the bottom of my post...along with the giveaway information!

Today I decided to create a shaker card! This is a pretty standard shaker design that I use often, and it allowed me to focus on figuring out how to get the Chibitronics LED lights all configured & working. Friends - I was TERRIBLE at science. It is a large reason why I didn't leave high school with a 4.0, and I was sweating bullets a little bit. BUT...the starter kit that I used had amazing directions...and I got the lights to work on my first try. Considering my crazy struggle in science classes...I call that a WIN!

The very first thing I did was create the circuit on a block of 65 lb. white cardstock. I traced the diamond die so I would know where I needed to put the lights in order to be seen through the shaker card. I found a way to make the lights only turn on when you press it, but I took that mechanism out while photographing so that the lights would stay on. {I'm laughing at the word mechanism...it is a strip of cardstock. Lol!}

Once the lights were working, I adhered that block to the front of a cashmere colored card base. I placed a block of rose gold glitter paper over top of the lights and marked where they needed to poke through. Then I punched holes where the marks were located, and adhered the glitter paper over top of the lights so they were peeking through.

Next I diecut the diamond from a block of heavyweight white cardstock, then did a form of the inlaid diecut technique & put it back into its negative space. I adhered a piece of acetate to create the shaker window, then layered foam adhesive to the back so that the sequins couldn't escape. Finally, I layered the top panel over the top of a scattering of sequins, making sure the foam tape adhered well to the background.

Next I diecut the word SHINE four times: once from gold glitter paper, and three times from white cardstock. I layered them together, then adhered them over top of the shaker card using mixed media ink. Finally, I accented with my signature jewels tucked here & there!

That is my fun shaker card that lights up! As I mentioned above, I added a little strip of cardstock that interrupts the connection between the battery & the copper strip that acts as the conductor. Now, you just have to press on the larger top jewel to make it light up! SO fun!!

PRIZES:
Of course, we've got an amazing chance at a giveaway! Winnie & Walter is offering up a $30 store credit, and Chibitronics is offering a $30 starter kit! All you have to do is hop along and leave comments on every blog by 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 29th {next week}.

Blog Hop Link List:

Wow....what a lineup that is! I know I am excited to grab a cup of coffee and see what everyone else created!

Before you move on to Lydia's blog, I wanted to invite you to follow me on social media. I hang out on Instagram a lot, and share my work in progress in my stories...along with REALLY cute photos of my dogs! :) Plus, I just started a YouTube channel, and while there are only a few videos right now...I will be adding new content consistently! I will also be putting up a video of my card lighting up in the dark on my IG Story tomorrow at some point...so be sure to check it out!

 
Have a wonderful rest of your day, and enjoy the blog hop!!

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Comments

  1. This is so pretty. I love the papers you chose.

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  2. Gorgeous card! Love
    the diamond shape
    and the lights!
    Carla from Utah

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  3. Such a beautiful card. I want to copy this one!

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  4. Lights or no lights, that is a beautiful card!

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  5. So pretty and sparkly and so cool that it lights up.

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  6. This is really pretty- those gems are awesome!- love that we used the same products too!

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  7. Love your beautiful card. Always enjoy your amazing creativity.

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  8. Oh wow !! That’s what I’m calling a jewel card !! No pun intended ! 😄
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  9. Wowsers Lea! So much glittery goodness! Love the use of the lights in your card!

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  10. Gorgeous design even before the lights are shining :)

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  11. This is SO gorgeous! I love all that sparkle and shine, and all of the elements come together and fit so beautifully! I just LOVE this idea, and how amazing you have made this look! I am SO inspired!

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  12. Stunning and elegant card! Love that you combined the shaker with the lights. Simply gorgeous!

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  13. Very elegant! Love the diamond die too. Just lovely.

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  14. Oh wow!!! This is so wonderful!!! I'm totally in love for your stunning card!!!

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  15. stunning card = love the sparkle!!

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  16. A card that is a shaker card and lights up! WOW! You are amazing Lea. And it is soooo pretty to top it off. Would love to see the card in real life. Thanks so much for sharing. You are awesome.

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  17. Fantastic card! So much sparkle. :)

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  18. WOW!! Gorgeous..Love all the shimmer..

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  19. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you!!!

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  20. Oh my gosh.....so many little details and absolutely beautiful!! I love the color of glitter paper you chose and the light placement is just perfect! Congrats on your YT channel - now following :-)

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  21. Beautiful card! Love all the glitter and shine! Love how you did the shaker part. You can't really see the acetate in the photos, so it looks like the sequins are sitting there on their own and it gives the die cut more dimension. Love it! The lights are perfect too. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Gorgeous!!!!! From the rose glitter background to all the jewel accents, to the sequins to the Shine title die cut 4 times! YOU DID AN AMAZING JOB!!! You are right the Chibitronics really add an extra bit to an already gorgeous card using the W&W gorgeous diamond!

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  23. Wow, I love all the sparkle! This is a beautiful card and the lights take it to the next level!

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  24. Gorgeous glitz and glam on this fab card. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Your card is gorgeous! I love that it's a shaker and lights up :)

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