22 Sep 2016

Make Light Up Cards

Light Up Christmas Cards by Janet Packer on the Silhouette UK Blog using LED Stickers and copper tape circuits.

Today I have a very special post over on the Silhouette UK Blog with a fun idea to make greeting cards extra special by adding interactive lighting!

These cards contain a battery which powers a super slimline, teeny, tiny light bulb that lights up when a certain part of the card is pressed; fun to make and great fun to receive!

The reindeer card is relatively straight forward, but being an easel card, the snowflake card is a little more complex so I have included detailed instructions over on the Silhouette UK Blog for you.

To make these you'll need the Chibi Lights LED Stickers Kit. This includes batteries, copper tape, slimline sticker bulbs, instructions and project ideas.

I also used these files from the Silhouette Design Store:

:: Reindeer Card ::
Reindeer Holiday Rectangle file download by Loni Harris (#51516)
Chapstick Box Snowflake file (for the snowflake & button only) (#70564)

:: Snowflake Card ::
A2 Snowflake Easel file download by Lori Whitlock (#66545)
Chapstick Box Snowflake (for the small snowflakes only) (#70564)
Arrows file (for the arrows) (#45683)
Valentine Set file (for the word 'Love') (#54154)

There must be hundreds of card designs in the Silhouette store and elsewhere that you could add these lights to. I challenge you to try it!

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  1. What a fab idea! Love the cards too

  2. Thanks Kathy. I think I'm hooked on using these light stickers, there are more cards in the pipeline!

  3. Oh wow Janet your cards are amazing. I do love how they light up. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. These are fabulous Janet, such an awesomw idea. Cathy x

  5. Thank you for your comments ladies x. Don't forget to check out the full tutorial at http://silhouetteuk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/light-up-cards.html

  6. Great project Janet! Love the lights! Shabneez xxx

  7. oh these are fabulous!! Never seen these Chibi stickers before but what a fun product and used to great effect in your projects :)

  8. Hi How many light can you make out of the starter pack please?
    Your cards look amazing!!

    1. There are twelve bulbs in the kit and plenty of tape, so you can make 12 cards if you only put one bulb on each. However, there are only 2 batteries included so you would need to purchase extra batteries (which are readily available).


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