Good morning, Sweet friends. We are so excited to be bringing you fun projects using Chibitronics this week! The Sweet Team will be featuring projects all week, so make sure you check back everyday — and make sure you don’t miss the summary recap of all the projects and the giveaway at the end!
Make sure you head on over to the Chibitronics blog, too! The Team over there is playing along as well, so there is plenty of Sweet inspiration this week.
Our first project is made by contributor Jeannie Lieu who loves interactive cards; she’s always looking for ways to take her cards to the next level and ensures the recipient is delighted when they receive them.
About her card, Jeannie says:
I’m a huge fan of fairy tales and so I had to use the Hope Princess mixed with Wear a Crown set. It reminds me of one of my favorite movies. Can you guess which? I actually had a bunch of ideas for this project, but ended up with a pretty simple one. I think it’s amazing regardless. To start, I wanted to draw out a scene to work out with this idea I had.
I have never used Chibitronics before, but when I opened up the kit, there was a booklet that gives you all the instructions you need for using these lights to create a project. Additionally, they provide two batteries, a handful of different colored lights, and copper wire. The instructions are straightforward with picture examples so it was easy to understand and to follow.
For this card, Jeannie wanted the rose and the mirror to light up so she got to work on mapping out her layout. She finds it helpful to map out how you want to lay out the copper wire so you know exactly where things need to go instead of repeated trial and error. She marks the lines from the housing and where the positive and negative lines go.
Once she finished planning, she added the copper wire and varnish it to make sure the connection will be smooth. She also tried to keep the positive and negative placement close together so the lights can fit perfectly in between. She chose a red light (for the rose) and a white light (for the mirror). They are marked clearly on the sticker as well as the positive and negative side.
She used two layers of foam tape because the battery housing is about two layers high.
After that, she attach the card base to housing that holds the Chibi lights and then she attached that to a black card base.
Jeannie’s final thoughts on her project:
Once you press on the princess, the rose and the mirror light up. I get really giddy every time. I just love how this card turned out!
SO much fun, Jeannie! Thanks so much for stopping by today. We hope you’ve been inspired to create something Sweet with Chibitronics. Make sure you come back tomorrow to see more from the Sweet Team.
Don’t forget, we also love seeing your creations and you can share them in our Facebook Fan Club!