Hi, Sweets! Have you been keeping up with our collaboration week with Chibitronics so far? You’ll want to catch up and see what the Sweet Team has featured so far:

  1. Beauty Princess Card
  2. Cake Birthday Card
  3. Dream Princess Card

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.

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We’re so happy to have Liz Ho bringing you a how-to video today. Always with Liz: you’re guaranteed to learn some new tricks and laugh along the way!

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Liz created a magical wizard inspired light up card using Magical Friends, Wizards, Royal Wish, and of course, Chibitronics. The video is at the bottom of the post – so make sure you scroll through to see it!

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To view the video on You Tube – click HERE.

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Supplies Used:

Magical Friends

Royal Wish

Wizards

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A midweek hello to you, Sweet friends! Have you been keeping up with our collaboration week with Chibitronics so far? You’ll want to catch up and see what the Sweet Team has featured so far:

  1. Beauty Princess Card
  2. Cake Birthday Card

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.

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Michelle Yuen is our Sweet Contributor today with another Princess card that will light up any child’s eyes once they see this!

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Michelle starts:

Do you (or your kid) LOVE science? Are you always looking for a new way to make a unique and clever interactive card? Are you up for a little creative problem solving? Well then, keep reading!! I am SO excited to share a collaboration between Sweet Stamp Shop and Chibitronics with this fun interactive card. If you’ve never tried Chibitronics (like I hadn’t before this), you are in for a real treat. These great products are such a unique way to use both your right AND left parts of your brain for cardmaking!

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Michelle makes us laugh with her next sentiments:

All you’ll need is the Starter Kit, which has everything you need to teach you the basics of LED circuit stickers and still have some supplies left over for a couple of cards. If you’re new to all of this, this kit is a great place to start. Doing each “lesson” would also be a REALLY fun and educational experience for kids, too!! I’m not even exaggerating when I say that I’m just looking forward to the day when my (newborn!) nephew is old enough to buy this kit for haha 😉

Once you’ve gone through and have a good grasp of the basics, it’s time to put it all on a card! Decide what kind of system you would like to use, and she would HIGHLY recommend starting with a sketch on your card base. She created an initial sketch but she had to do some troubleshooting and move things around a bit. That’s okay because that’s all part of the learning process!

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She continues:

I probably was a bit of an overachiever with my first card, because I wanted to make a red LED light up behind my Dream Princess (my thought was that it would be like her heart hehe), BUT I also wanted to make a few stars (from Lil Moon) light up in the sky at the same time – so four LED lights total… I know, what was I thinking?? You could definitely keep it much more simple and just have one thing light up per card. It might save you some sanity and crumpled copper tape! Speaking from experience.

Michelle inked up a nice background using Distress Inks. She said she didn’t want to deal with masking, so she stamped the princess and a few stars onto Sweet Sticker Paper. Another big reason she wanted to use sticker paper was that she wanted to keep the thickness of her images as thin as possible so that the lights would be able to shine bright through the cardstock of her inked piece AND another layer, and sticker paper is much thinner than another layer of cardstock.

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Then she colored up her images with some colored pencils (one of her favorite coloring methods recently), and fussy cut them out.

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Michelle’s final thoughts:

Isn’t that SO COOL!? It’s hard to completely do it justice in a photo. You really have to try it out with your own hands, or at least see it in a video – check out my Instagram (@michelleyuen_) if you want to see this card in action!

I hope you enjoyed reading about my first try with some Chibitronics. It was such a cool learning experience, and I can’t wait to jazz up some more cards with these lights!

 

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We can’t wait to see you creating more, too, Michelle! Has Michelle and the other Sweets inspired you to get creative with Chibitronics?

We’d love to see your projects and everything Sweet that YOU create. If you aren’t already, please join us in the Fan Club where you’ll be up to date on the latest Sweet details. See you tomorrow for another project using Chibi!

Supplies Used:

Dream Princess

Lil Moon

Sticky Sweet (blank)

 

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Welcome to day two of our collaboration week with Chibitronics! If you missed yesterday’s post with Jeannie Lieu, you’ll want to see her princess themed card. 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.

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Today our contributor, Mamie Carson, has a full video on how she created her Chibi project — if you’re a step-by-step video person – this tutorial is for you!

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Mamie first watercolored the images from What She Said and then she put together her card. Scroll through and watch the video for full instructions.

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To view the video on You Tube – click HERE.

If you’d love to keep in the know of all things Sweet, make sure you follow us on Facebook and join us in the Fan Club. Thanks for coming by today and make it a good one!

Supplies Used:

Birthday Sentiments

What She Said

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Jeannie continues:

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.

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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.

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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.

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She used two layers of foam tape because the battery housing is about two layers high.

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After that, she attach the card base to housing that holds the Chibi lights and then she attached that to a black card base.

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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!

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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!

Supplies Used:

Hope Princess

Prince Charming

Wear a Crown

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We’re excited to be featuring new plan with me layouts from the planners on our Sweet team! This layout from Courtney Miles is no exception. Courtney paired the new Bouquet set with current stamps in the shop and we think the pairing made a beautiful and unique layout for her week in October. Let’s have a closer look!

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About this layout, Courtney says:

I used the Cartoon Alpha stamp set (which is one of my FAVORITES!) to stamp out words of tasks I knew I would need to complete for the week – i.e. “work”, “bujo” and “tidy”. I stamped out the letters on Xpress It cardstock making sure to have each letter touch the one before it to make sure the words appeared to be one cohesive stamp – rather than just letters stamped out and put together.

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Courtney continues:

After I stamped out the words for my upcoming tasks – I stamped out several florals from the Bouquet stamp set onto Xpress it cardstock as well, and added the adorable little boy from the Super Boy stamp set to represent time with my son over the weekend.

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Courtney then colored all the images using Copic markers and decided to go with pastels to give it a more neutral feeling for the week. She cut out all the stamped images and arranged them in her planner. After placing the stamped out words to her planner in their designated spots, she added the florals around to even out the pages.

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About the finishing touches, she says:

I added a Tombow adhesive tape runner across the back of all the cut out images and affixed them to the pages. Last but not least I added in any remaining details or tasks for the week – such as the Sweet Stamp Shop release on Wednesday!

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Beautiful use of the Bouquet stamp set, Courtney! If you’d love to learn more about her and get more tips from her about mixing decorative and functional planning, check out her Insta.

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Sweet Supplies Used:
Banners and More
Bouquet
Cartoon Alpha
Handout
Super Boy

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