Mega Blog Hop for Pear Blossom Press

Hello! Welcome!

I'm so happy to be apart of Pear Blossom Press MEGA Hop!
A few weeks ago I was asked to participate in this blog and try out Amanda's Power Pack Kit. I love interactive cards so I wasn't going to pass up this opportunity and I'm so glad I did because without this switch I wouldn't have been able to make a card like this...Let me explain!

Previously when I've made interactive light em' up cards I've had to create my own paper switch - this involved lots of foam tape (I like layers but not the thickness produced by the amount of foam tape used). The circuit and paper switch would also be very sensitive so I had to be creative on how I layered my card font together and in every case I'd have to leave out machine stitching (which if you follow my style would know I really enjoy adding this textural element to my handmade cards). The stitching and card front pressure would permanently close the circuit and the light would be constantly on...it always required yet another layer of foam tape - which I found made my card feel bulky and prone to creases. It would't be a card I'd feel safe about sending though the postal system and coming through in one piece.   

I prepared a quick photo slideshow tutorial on how I made this card for today's blog hop - If you've made light up cards before I think you will definitely notice the difference in card thickness and because of the on/off button the previous card front pressure issue isn't is problem anymore!

Here is my card:


Supplies Used:

Heffy Doodle - Interactively Yours
White Cardstock - Neenah
Corrugated Card
Glitter Card
Sequins
Twine
Sewing Machine
Cuttlebug
Chameleon Pens
Copic Markers
Pencil/Ruler
Tape Runner/Foam Tape/Multi-Matte Medium
Pear Blossom Press - Power Pack Kit
WOW Cloud 9 Embossing Powder
Embossing Ink
Black Ink - Amalgam 

Card Tutorial Slide Show



Blog Hop List



The Power Packs are available three ways:
  • Power Pack Kit (set of 3 power packs, batteries, copper tape, and 3 LED stickers) retail $15.99 USD
  • Power Pack (3 units) (3 power packs with batteries only - perfect for people who already have Chibitronics kits, but don't want to make paper switches and battery holders) retail $9.99 USD
  • Power Pack (single unit) (1 power pack with a battery) retail 4.99 USD
They can be purchased from Pear Blossom Press - here.
Customers in the US can enter the code FREEUSA to receive free shipping on orders over $9 until May 11, 2019. International customers can enter the code INTL5 for $5 off International shipping until May 11, 2019.

Of course no Blog Hop isn't complete without a GIVEAWAY! Heat over to Pear Blossom Press for more details.

Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop!
Happy Crafting







Comments

  1. Love all of the clouds and how you made the unicorn horn glow. So cute!!

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  2. Oh, that is so darned cute!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Samantha, this card is so gorgeous!!! Absolutely fantastic and the light behind her horn is a super touch!!! Love it!

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  4. Such a cute card. Love the colours and the lights make it magical

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  5. My little neighbor girl is just turning 5 and obsessed with unicorns. How perfect!

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  6. OOOOOOOOOH this card makes me SO HAPPYYYYY!!!!!!!

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  7. Lovely card, and the colours are fab!

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  8. So awesome! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  9. So uumm this is my favorite card on the HOP!!! I love Unicorns and the color palette you chose is right in my wheelhouse. Genius use of the power pack for the horn to light up..

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  10. Such a cute card! Love the unicorn and how you lit him up. So so cute 😘

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  11. Oh my!!! I'm totally in love for your adorable and funny card!!! Love it!!!

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  12. So cute with the light up unicorn and all the clouds.

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  13. This is magical, love the cute unicorn and the sky.

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  14. This is super cool, love the genius idea!

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  15. Seriously love this card Samantha!

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