Celebration Candles with Mimi
Hi crafty friends, Mimi here with a fun interactive light-up birthday card using Chibitronics LED circuit stickers with the new Celebration Candles stamp set. This hamster is helping light up the birthday candles.
To start my card, I first die cut all the necessary dies and panels.
I die cut the Quilted Cover CC and the scalloped streamer from Hooray Streamer CC. I cut a part of the quilted cover off that followed the curvature of the scalloped screamer to be added later. I punched 3 mini holes for where my Chibitronics LED lights will go. I also die cut a strip from Easy Sentiment for later use on the pull tab. I created my own pull tab mechanism.
Next, I die cut 2 rectangle panels from Mod Heart CC. The first panel, I die cut the string part of balloon die from Party Scene Cover CC to create a slit for a pull tab. I also die cut the small rectangle from Flip Slider CC to create a battery door for the lights (DON’T die cut all the way, just the sides to create a flap). For the second panel, I traced the slit and the battery door.
To create a holder for the battery, I used the small rectangle again and die cut 6 of them. The FBA-Witch circle die was a perfect fit for the battery, so I die cut the circle on all the small rectangles. I glued them all together.
To create the circuit for the lights, see pictures on how I placed the copper foil tape. I also placed some copper foil tape on the bottom tab of the pull tab insert. I used the blinking slide switch technique to make the lights blink on and off. I reinforced some of the connections with conductive tape.
After creating the circuit, I inserted my pull tab through the slit, added a thick foam adhesive (about 1/8 in and its about the same thickness as the battery holder I made) to the back and adhered it to the second panel, making sure not to place any foam over the slit or battery door slot.
Once that was done, I inserted the battery and battery holder into the slot and adhere the large bottom part of the quilted cover over the circuit panel.
I added the balloon hamster, from Celebration Hamsters stamp set, to the pull tab insert.
I punched mini holes to the bottom of the flame on each candle and placed it over the holes on the quilted cover. I placed the cake under the candles.
When you pull the tab on the left, you’ll see the hamster light up each candle! See it in action >>here<<
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