Today I have a very special twinkling card to share. I incorporated cool Chibitronics circuit stickers into this card to electrify the string lights. Chibitronics circuit stickers are super easy to use and really fun... and they have a way of making you feel smarter when you're done with the project. I also used the lights4Christmas stamps and die sets from The Stamps of Life.
- Green card base: 8" Square, folded at 4" mark to make a 8"W x 4" top folding card
- Patterned paper: 7.75"W x 3.75"H
- White paper: 7.5"W x 3.5"H
- Patterned paper and glitter paper for the lights
- Green baker's twine (from local craft store)
- Chibitronics circuit stickers in blue, red and yellow
- Chibitronics copper tape, approximately 11"
- Battery (CR2032)
- Foam Tape
- Adhesive Tape Runner
- The Stamps of Life lights4Christmas stamp and matching die set
- Stamp the "Twinkle Twinkle" sentiment in the lower right corner of the white card stock using Versamark ink and heat emboss with Liquid Platinum embossing powder.
- Die cut the string lights from three different glitter and patterned papers. I chose red, blue and yellow ones to match the circuit stickers. This die set is great. It includes a larger die for the background and a smaller die for the actual light bulb. You can mix and match patterned paper to your heart's delight!
- Glue the patterned paper to the glitter paper
- Punch a 1.8" hole just above the patterned paper. See image below.
- Place the string lights on the white paper and mark the holes on the white background paper.
- Glue the white paper to the red patterned paper. Punch holes through both the white and patterned paper.
- Mark these same holes on the green card base, but don't punch holes in the green paper. This will be your guide for the circuit stickers.
- Place copper wire above and below the circuit stickers and connect them to a makeshift battery holder (1"x2" piece of card stock, folded).
- Place the circuit stickers exactly where the penciled marks are located. Add the battery to the battery holder and see if it works.
- Add foam tape to the edges to provide dimension and space for the battery.
- Place the white/red card stock over the lights to make sure everything lines up. If they don't move the stickers around so they do.
- That wasn't so bad, right? So now you just add the lights and the twine to the front. Use glue dots for the twine and regular tape runner adhesive for the lights.