Monday, October 3, 2016

Avery Elle and Chibitronics

Hey everyone!  Welcome to the Chibitronics/Avery Elle blog hop.  I am so thrilled to share with you a couple of projects I made using their amazing stamps, dies, inkpads, and patterned paper. Goodness, Avery Elle has it all.   Not familiar with Avery Elle? well, Avery Elle is a small corporation located in Southern California. They launched their first set of whimsical stamps in June 2012 and have now expanded into stamps, dies, and color coordinating pigment ink pads, patterned paper pads, twine and A2 top folding note cards. Avery Elle stamps, dies, and paper are all proudly made right here in the USA.

Ok, well now for the fun stuff.  Much like many of you, I sent one of my lovelies off to college this year.  She had been a bit down in the dumps, a little homesick, moving 3000 miles away is hard for both of us.  I was sending her a care package (yes I know she had only been gone a week) and decided to make this fun light up card to light up her day. (insert apology, it got a bit crushed in the box...eek)

How cute are those little fairies, and the papers are so fun...but I think her favorite part was the way it lights up.

Supplies Used:

Step 1:  Stamp with pigment ink onto white cardstock and color.  I used Copic markers for my card

Step 2:  Die cut images from white cardstock.  The Avery Elle Ellements are so much easier than fussy cutting.
Step 3:  Determine layout of design elements.  This step allows you to determine where you want the lights to go.
Step 4:  Make holes in top layer for lights to shine through and mark light placement onto white cardstock base for reference.
Step 5:  Use copper tape from Chibitronics to create parallel circuit.  Make sure and mark your positive and negative tapes for battery placement.
Step 6:  Insert battery and check that circuit is properly functioning.
Step 7:  Since I was going to be mailing the card and didn't want the battery to die, I inserted a simple switch (piece of paper) between the battery and the copper tape.  Once the piece of paper is removed the circuit is complete and the card will light up.  This step is totally unnecessary if you are giving your card immediately, but I would hated to have the card arrive without the lights.  LED lights last forever and the batteries last a good time as well, but better safe than sorry.
Step 8:  At that point it was just a matter of assembling the card.  I used lots of foam dots to give the card dimension and allow for room of the battery and lights.

And that's it.  Super fun, super cute, and I know she will sparkle brightly in her new adventure.

Oh, and because Avery Elle was so generous I also had the goodies to make this holiday card using the same basic techniques.  How cute is Rudolph's nose?

Thanks for dropping by,