Light Up Cards Made Easy! | Video

Light Up Cards Made Easy! | Video

I was chatting with my crafty friend the other day, about light-up cards, and she said, and I quote: “I remember doing one card with lights years ago and I still have cardmaking PTSD after it“ I laughed when I read her message. The lights I’m working with today are super easy to use, all you need to do is figure out how to attach the battery.

Light Up Cards Made Easy! | Video

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

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CARD DETAILS

I have made light-up cards in the past (here’s an example of a Christmas card) and I did find them a little bit challenging, but the result was well worth it.

Light Up Cards Made Easy! | VideoThe lights I’m working with today are much simpler. The lights I am using are EZ-Lights, and even the name tells you that these are super easy to use, and they are by Pear Blossom. There are multiple options available, I have a pack of single lights and there are 5 single lights in the package, so I can make 5 cards.

Pear Blossom Press - One Light 5-pack
Pear Blossom Press – One Light 5-pack
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Pear Blossom Press - Twinkle Light (2 Units) All-in-one
Pear Blossom Press – Twinkle Light 
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SB USA
Pear Blossom Press - Ez-light 2-pack
Pear Blossom Press – Ez-light 2-pack
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SB USA
Pear Blossom Press - Ez-light 5-pack
Pear Blossom Press – Ez-light 5-pack
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SB USA
Pear Blossom Press - Halo Lights Combo Pack (2 Halo and 4 One Lights)
Pear Blossom Press – Halo Lights Combo Pack
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SB USA
Pear Blossom Press - One Light 2-pack
Pear Blossom Press – One Light 2-pack
Shop at:
SB USA

 

You can pick them up on the Spellbinders website or from other places online.

What prompted me to use these lights is the new collection by Dawn Woleslagle for Spellbinders called Fair Winds. This is Dawn’s 2nd collection, her debut collection, Seahorse Kisses, launched in May or June 2023 and it was a huge hit.

Light Up Cards Made Easy! | Video

The Fair Winds collection is just as amazing. As you know, I manage the Spellbinders blog and one of my duties is to make sure we have educational and inspirational content there. So, I reached out to Dawn and I asked her to write a blog post for the Spellbinders blog to introduce this collection; as I was working on adding Dawn’s blog post to the blog, this sentence caught my eye: “The light inside is visible and perfect for creating an interactive light-up card.”. I didn’t need any more encouragement than that! And here we are – creating interactive light-up cards!

Watch my video for the detailed how-to! Have fun die-cutting!

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6 Comments

    1. The light adds so much to the scene, but how does the recipient know to push the button?

      1. That’s why a stamp set with “push here” or “press here” is needed. I’ll be hand delivering these, so I’ll show the recipient. Otherwise you need to clearly mark the spot

    1. Adore these cards. You are definitely the master of layouts and color schemes! Love the lights on cards; just so playful and unexpected. Now if there would be a recording device available that would be such fun too….

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