Chibitronics ~ Lemur Love

Howdy all! Today we're going to make an interactive anniversary card featuring our brand new Animated LED Light Stickers and our original LED Light Stickers.

One of my best friends is celebrating her and her husband's 18th wedding anniversary and we've been invited to celebrate with them this coming weekend. I thought I would make her a special, personalized anniversary card to celebrate this occasion.

I began today's card by printing out this sweet little "Lemur Love" digital image from Mo Manning, from "Mo's Digital Pencil" and making an additional copy paper version for the inside of the circuit. I colored up the entire image using Copic Markers.

I adhered the copy paper version of the image to the inner surface where my paper circuit is going to be created. This allows me to very easily create the circuit and align all the lights with the proper areas.

Next I took my Craft Stencil and traced all the locations of my lights. The orange dots are the placement of my Orange LED Light Stickers and the red heart is the location of the new Animated LED Light Stickers; in this case it's the Heart-shaped Heartbeat Red LED Light Sticker being used.

Next I planned out the location of my 2 batteries (I like to use 2 but you really only need 1) and the positive and negative lines of my circuit. The blue lines indicate the negative side of the circuit and the red lines are the positive side. 

Now I can lay down the Conductive Fabric Tape on the negative side of the circuit. This tape is very flexible and self adhesive. I always start on this part of the circuit first because I can start my tape under the battery housing before it's made. 

Next I created a little house for my 2 batteries. To create the battery housing, I used some 3D foam to build 4 walls to hold the batteries tightly.

Next I used a slender piece of cardstock to create a flap to go over the batteries. I wrapped this piece of cardstock with the Fabric Conductive Tape to ensure that the tape makes contact with the top of the batteries. Then I proceeded to follow the red pen line and finish off the remainder of the positive side of the circuit.

The final step is to place the Orange LED Light Stickers in their spots and the Heart-shaped Heartbeat Red LED Sticker in it's spot. Each sticker is clearly labelled which side of the sticker is the negative side (-) versus the positive side (+).

To finish off the interior of the card, I added 3D foam around the parameter of the card. When I give an interactive card I always leave the circuit available to be accessed so for this card, I added some small magnets for the closure.

And volia! Just press the name of the lovely wedded couple on the front and all the lemur eyes light up and the heart behind them has a heartbeat red light effect...

If you’d like to see exactly how I created the circuit was make, please check out my VIDEO TUTORIAL:

Thanks for joining me today! I hope I’ve inspired you to light up your next card!

~ Ally ~

Catherine Pooler ~ Yippee Critters

Tomorrow is the day that the newest collection, "Fair Play" shows up in the Catherine Pooler Designs shop!

It's filled with all kinds of cute critters, new ink and much, much more! 

Today's card features the adorable new "School's Out" stamp set critters, the new "Cotton Candy" ink and the fun "Yippee Layered Word Die".  I colored all my fun critters using Copic Markers and then used some Primacolor Pencils to add some of the finer details to them.

For the background, I used the "Diamonds Are Forever Background" stamp set and the new "Cotton Candy" ink.

Here's a close up...

Don't forget to check out the Catherine Pooler shop tomorrow at 9am ET when the whole collection goes up in the shop!  Happy shopping!

~ Ally ~


Sweet November Stamps ~ The MerMay Clear Release is Coming!

 Check out what's coming SOON to Sweet November Stamps... it's MERMAY!!!

Here is another little fun sneak peek of one of the images to come May 20th...

Don't forget to come and play along with MerMay...

Hope you'll come and check out all the sneak peeks...


~ Ally ~

Craft Roulette ~ Waves of Happiness

Happy Friday! Today's card creation is for the fabulous Craft Roulette show - today's episode!  There's still time to play!

What is Craft Roulette you ask... it's a weekly live show featuring improvised crafting, special guests, community contributions, tons of prizes and much, much more!  It's live every Friday over on YouTube.  You can check out this week's episode here.

So the four parameters that the wheel spit out this week were:

So for this week's contribution, I began with stamping 3 images from the Sweet November Stamps "Mermees Set #2" stamp set.  I'm using the parameter "May" as in we celebrate "MerMay" in May.

I used 3 tag dies to cut out the 3 windows for my shaker card and I used all kinds of colors you might find in a rose garden.  I used some masking to Copic Marker air brush all of my background.

Here's my card...

Inside of my shaker card, I used some microbeads in silver and also some small clear sequins.  

Make sure to join us on every Friday night.  Click HERE to get a notification for next week's episode.

Have a great weekend!

~ Ally ~

Craft Roulette ~ Ahoy Mate!

Happy Wednesday! Today's card creation is for the fabulous Craft Roulette show!

What is Craft Roulette you ask... it's a weekly live show featuring improvised crafting, special guests, community contributions, tons of prizes and much, much more!  It's live every Friday over on YouTube.  You can check out this week's episode here.

So the four parameters that the wheel spit out this week were:

So for this week's contribution, I began with an adorable little pirate and his parrot from the My Favorite Things stamp set called "Party Like a Pirate".  This captures the "bird" parameter.

For the "woodgrain" parameter, I cut the grass line from some woodgrain patterned paper.

The matchbook card is pretty self explanatory, I think.  For the color parameter, "flowering field", I assumed you can have a very colorful field of just about any color of flower so all the colors of the rainbow could possibly apply!

Make sure to join us on Friday night.  We will be hosting the lovely Cathy Zielske as the guest for episode 163! Click HERE to get a notification for this week's episode.

Hope you'll join us!

~ Ally ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ Mermaid Cyan

Happy Tuesday!

I have another mer-tastic card to share with you in celebration of MerMay.

Today's card features the beautiful "Cyan" mermaid, part of the new Sea Queens from Sweet November Stamps.

I began by printing out the beautiful cyan mermaid and I colored her up with lots of fun Copic Markers.  I will be sharing a step-by-step video of how I colored up the entire image on my YouTube channel soon.

I fussy cut out the entire image and then popped her up on a gold matted piece of blue patterned paper from the Craft Consortium "Over the Rainbow" paper pad.

To finish off the card, I added a gold embossed sentiment from the "Mermees Set #2" clear stamp set.

I always love all the beautiful detail that Sweet November Stamps put into their images.

Sneak peeks for our next release will becoming this weekend!  Stay tuned!  They're MER-mazing!

Have a great week!

~ Ally ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ Sea Queens

We have some brand new digis coming to the Sweet November Stamps shop today!  Meet the Sea Queens!

Today I created a shaker easel card featuring the new mermaid Sea Queen, "Phthalo".

To begin, I printed out the beautiful "Phthalo" image, colored her up in Copic Markers and then fussy cut her out.

Then I created a frame and an inky, dot stencilled, water flicked background using CP inks. Then I glued our Sea Queen to the frame and backed it with some acetate to make it a shaker card and added some sparkly clear sequins.

I hope you check out all 4 of the amazing new Sea Queen digital images. 

Don't forget to participate in our MerMay event too...

Hope you have a fun a creative day!  Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

~ Ally ~

StampNation ~ Masculine May

Happy Friday!  Today there's a new Weekend Challenge over at StampNation.

This new challenge is called "Masculine May".... so let's make a masculine card.

I began with the sweet little Corgi puppy from the "More Peeking Pets" stamp set.  I stamped him in Macchiato ink and colored him with Copic Markers.  Then I die him with his coordinating die.  I even added a pair of cute glasses from the "Pet Specs Die" and Rouge ink.

I used the "Hipster" 6x6 paper pack for all my patterned papers today... so cute but masculine!

For the heart frame for our little pup, I used the "Nested Stitched Heart Dies" and popped some specs paper in the background.

For the fun birthday greeting, I used the cool "Be The Good Sentiments" stamp set with Rouge, Skylight and Juniper Mist inks. 

That rectangular piece is my favorite die, the "Scallops & Dots Dies".

Now, if you'd like to join us you too can become a member of StampNation.

Come check out all the details HERE.

There are 3 different methods to try out: a one-month subscription, a 3-month subscription and a year long subscription.

Come join us!

I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!

~ Ally ~

Windows of Wonder Inspiration Hop

Happy National Scrapbooking Day everyone!  Happy Hop Day!

*Giveaway Alert* 
Today, we’re hopping along with @scrapnstampcanada’s Windows of Wonder Inspiration Hop. Join us for tons of wonderful inspiration where we use windows and card openings in fun ways. And as always there’s a chance to win a gift card to the shop!

For my window inspired card I began by die cutting a circle stitched window opening using the Picket Fence "Slimline Diecutting System Dies" through a piece of the beautiful Craft Consortium "Over the Rainbow" 6x6 papers.  I then die cut the fence die and the grass dies too to complete the circular scene. I then backed the window with some acetate, added some fun sparkly sequins to the blue paper  and then used some 3D foam adhesive to block off the circle to create a shaker card.

I stamped two of the sweet Sunny Studio "Chubby Bunny" images using Memento "Desert Sand" ink and colored them up using Copic Markers.  I fussy cut them out and added to either side of the shaker window.

I also die cut out the grass die again twice and fussy cut some grass sections out and added them to the front panel among the bunnies.

To finish it off I added a stamped sentiment from the Catherine Pooler "Mothers & Daughters Sentiment" stamp set using CP "Something Borrowed" ink plus a few yellow flower sequins from my stash!

Make sure to check out the Scrap'n Stamp National Scrapbook Day SALE! CLICK HERE...

Click the next link in the link party to continue hopping or head on back to the Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog to keep hopping if you’re coming from Instagram. Be sure to leave a comment at each stop for even more chances to win!
The prize: $50 Gift Certificate to the Scrap'n Stamp shop
How to enter:
✨Leave a comment below and at each stop
✨Follow SNS on Instagram - @scrapnstampcanada !
The giveaway closes May 24, 2023, at Midnight EST. The winner will be chosen randomly and posted here on the Scrap ‘N Stamp blog.
Happy hopping!
~ Ally ~

Sweet November Stamps ~ MerMay has Begun!


MerMay has begun and Sweet November Stamps has already prepared in a big way!

MerMay is all about the MERMAID!

Come and check out all the amazing Mermaids found in the SNS shop... so many to choose from!

To celebrate MerMay, I chose to use the super cute "Seashells and Sunshine" clear stamp set!

I stamped out all three of our little seashell adorned mermaids from the set and created a deep blue sea around them.

There's nothing more fun than adding the fun little details to their faces.  This time I added long eyelashes and freckles...

The sentiment on this card is from the "Little Moments" clear stamp set.

To create the bubbles, I used the Copic Colorless Blender to dot in some bubble shapes.

Now it's your turn!  You can participate in TWO ways this month; through Facebook and also through Instagram.

For Facebook, CLICK HERE:

And for Instagram, CLICK HERE...

I hope you'll join us!  Good luck!

~ Ally ~

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