Scrap 'N Stamp ~ Oh Boy Birthday Gift Card Holder

Join me over on the Scrap 'N Stamp Facebook page on Sunday at 8pm ET.

We're going to make a fun masculine gift card holder featuring the adorable "Oh Boy #316" stamp set by Aall & Create and the nifty "Pan Conna Die" set from Catherine Pooler.

Hope you'll join me over there!

~ Ally ~ 


Chibitronics ~ Haunted Portraits

Today I'm sharing a light up haunted card featuring Chibitronics products!

I began today's creation by designing the scene using the new digital stamps, "Haunted Portraits" from Sweet November Stamps and also the curtains from "Spring is Back: Background Builder". 

I printed off two copies.  For the top panel, I created a paper mask for the curtains, the portraits and the flooring.  I then created the purple wallpaper using Wilted Violet Distress Oxide as a base color and the a stamped "Filigree Background" from Catherine Pooler Designs using Villainous Potion. 

Once the mask was removed, I colored up the floor.  To create a carpet texture, I soaked a cloth with texture with Blender Solution and dabbed the solution all over the purple Copic floor.

Next I colored in the curtains, the baseboard and the portraits using Copic Markers.

For the circuit, I took the second printed panel and applied to the inside of the card.  I also cut 2 small holes in the front panel of my card so the light would pass through the thick cardstock and just light up the eyes of the man and women.  I adhered the colored panel to front.

Next I mapped out my complete circuit.  I created a circuit element for the location of my battery, I used the Craft Stencil to to trace out the location of my 2 Orange LED Light Stickers and I mapped out the negative (blue) side of the circuit and the positive side of the circuit (red).

Then I used my Conductive Fabric Tape to create my circuit.  I began by creating the negative (blue) side and applying my tape to the template surface.

Then I created a battery housing using 3D foam tape strips.  This locks in the battery so it doesn't relocate itself within the card. Then I create a paper flap, where I wrapped the Conductive Fabric Tape right around the flap, to ensure the battery touches the circuit when depressed.  This becomes a switch.

Then I laid the Conductive Fabric Tape down for the remainder of the positive (red) side of the circuit.

The last thing to do was apply my 2 Orange LED Light Stickers in their places.  These stickers can be found in the Lights Sampler Package (red, orange, blue, yellow, pink, green lights) and also the Pink, Orange Green Megapack of lights.

And here is the finished card.  When the word "SCARE" is depressed on the card front, the eyes of the portraits light up and glow an eerie orange!

We just released a whole bunch of new Light Stickers too!  These light stickers are called ANIMATING Light Stickers and the all have cool functions and light colors:

Our new animating LED stickers are now available in convenient packs of 6 or 24 with the following animation options:

  • Rainbow Fade: LED slowly cycles through the colors of the rainbow
  • Red Fade: Red LED slowly fades in and out
  • White Fade: White LED slowly fades in and out
  • Red/White Fade: Combo pack of our Red Fade and White Fade LED Stickers
  • White Blink: White LED rhythmically blinks on and off

Thanks for joining me today!  Make sure to check out all the Chibitronics projects over on their blog, HERE.

Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~

Scrap 'N Stamp ~ Gifts for Shouls


Join me TODAY at 2pm ET on the over on the Scrap'N Stamp Facebook page, where we're going to take some cool die cuts and decorate some treats and gifts.  It's Technique Tuesday on a Wednesday!

We're going to take the ghoulish Tim Holtz "Retro Halloween" Thinlet dies and have some fun.

Join me there!

~ Ally ~

Catherine Pooler ~ Holiday De-Lights Collection

The new "Holiday De-Lights" collection will be in the Catherine Pooler Designs shop on Wednesday!

Today I'm sharing some new stamps and patterned papers coming this week.

I really wanted to make some fast cards so first I stamped all 5 mugs from the "Holiday Mug Shots" stamp set and colored them up using Copic Marker colors that matched the patterned papers I chose.

I just had to use the sweet little elf hat paper from the "Holiday De-lights" patterned paper pack.  I chose to use the Santa and reindeer mug paired together on this paper...

The next card features the Christmas tree mug.  To get the "candy" looking paper, I cut the tops off the ornament patterned paper.

For my final card, I paired the sweater and snowman mugs together!  I think the snowman mug is my favorite of all 5 mugs!

Coming Up with Catherine Pooler this week...

*Live Streams are at Noon Eastern on Facebook unless otherwise noted

Monday, Sept 11th - Bundle Reveal Recap and Card Making LIVE on Facebook
Tuesday, Sept 12th - Card Making LIVE on YouTube &
                                - StampNation Early Ordering OPENS
Wednesday, Sept 13th - General Ordering OPEN 9am ET- YouTube Live at Noon
Friday, September 15th - Catherine Guests on Craft Roulette 7pm Eastern

I hope you check out all the festivities!

~ Ally ~

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