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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Fun and Easy Outer Space Light Up Card and GIVEAWAY



 Welcome to my Kindred Stamps blog!  I had such a fun time creating this light up card with the Outer Space stamp set by Kindred Stamps. I added the Power Pack by Pear Blossom Press to create the light up starry night!


I am so happy to offer an exciting GIVEAWAY!!  I am giving away one of the Pear Blossom Press Power Pack Kits with everything you'll need to make three light up cards and the Outer Space stamp set from Kindred Stamps  This giveaway is not sponsored by Kindred Stamps or Pear Blossom Press. It is offered by me, paying it forward to one of my lucky followers.  I will provide details to enter a bit later in the blog,


For this card, I started with two pieces of cardstock. 
4 1/8" x 5 3/8" Summer Days cardstock
4" x 5 1/4" Denim Days cardstock


After creating a galaxy sky with Distress Oxide Inks on the blue cardstock, 
I used Stars in the Sky die from My Favorite Things to die cut the stars in the night sky.  

I lined up the blue die cut cardstock on top of the yellow cardstock and lightly traced the stars on it.  This will help you find the area to place the Chibitronic lights and where to map out the copper tape circuit and the Power Pack.


The Pear Blossom Press Power Pack Kit is amazing!  It takes all the guess work out of how to create a switch out of paper.  The Power Pack houses an ultra thin 3v battery,  a purple connection button , and has a positive and negative wing on opposite sides to connect to the copper tape and lights.  

Here is the placement mapped out on the yellow card stock.  The triangles are where the lights will be placed and the lines are the negative and positive tape tracks.



Once you have the circuit drawing mapped out you can erase the star outlines form earlier.


I cut the copper tape in half length wise to create a narrower copper circuit track.  The (-) negative side of the Power Pack has the copper tape that is attached to the (-) negative side of the Chibitronic lights (the pointed end) and the (+) positive side of the Power Pack is connecting to the (+) positive side of the Chibitronic light.  After taping down the initial copper tape circuit track, I used strong double side adhesive tape (do not put tape on the metal wings) to adhere the Power Pack to the yellow card stock,  placing the power pack wings over the copper tape.

I added additional copper tape over the wings and over the lights. Press it firmly , but do NOT burnish it.  You want a firm connection not a tight one.


Once the connections are complete test the lights


 To attach the two card fronts together you will want to use double stick foam tape.  I added three layers of foam tape to the area around the power pack switch (the green lines).  This gives a little extra room by the switch.  You will add two layers of foam tape to the back of the Stars in the Sky die cut piece as shown below (black lines).


I exposed the foam tape and adhered the two pieces together.  To finish the card, I added the planets I colored with Spectrum Noir Triblend alcohol markers and the white embossed sentiment from Kindred Stamps "A face without freckles is like a night sky without stars".  I then added the finished cardfront to a A2 card base.




Thank you for stopping by to check out my Kindred Stamp Outer Space blog! 

THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED!
THE WINNER WAS DRAWN ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 8TH FROM 21 BLOG COMMENTERS. EACH PERSON WAS ADDED TO TINY DECISION MAKER APP!

Winner is 
SHARON V!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!



  
To enter the GIVEAWAY 
1) Leave a comment telling me what planet you would visit if you were an astronaut
2) Make sure to leave your name and email address in your comment.

Again, this is NOT sponsored by Kindred Stamps or Pear Blossom Press, it is just me paying it forward to one of my lucky followers
The giveaway will close at 11:59 PM CST on Wednesday August 7th.  Good Luck

Happy creating and stay inspired, 
Jenn






46 comments:

  1. What an awesome and beautiful card!

    If I were an astronaut, I'd visit Pluto. Poor little guy gets lonely way out there. XD

    Dinah Weller: dinah.m.weller@gmail.com

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    1. Lol yes poor little Pluto is way out there! Thank you for stopping by my blog Dinah!

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  2. That card is SO cool...and those little lights are perfect for it!
    If I were going to visit another planet...hmm. Not something I've really given much thought to. There are so many places on Earth that I've not seen yet! But maybe...Mars!

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    1. Forgot to leave my contact info: Melissa Johnson gizmokitty97@hotmail.com

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    2. Hi Missy!Thank you for stopping by my blog. I agree, there are so many amazing places to visit on Earth!

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  3. Thanks for explaining how to do this. Love the space theme--my husband retired from NASA and two of my sons work there. I would like to visit Mars. Our kids were involved in Marsville projects in elementary school. slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Sue, What great stories you have! Thank you for sharing and visiting the Outer Space blog!

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  4. I love Kindred and Pear Blossom! Your card is really awesome!
    Pauletta Smith
    Paulettasmith.PS@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by the Outer Space blog Pauletta!

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  5. Jen! This is incredible! What a COOL card! I love the sky and how you colored the planets and it lights up!!!! I would go to Saturn just because I think the rings would be cool! meghan.kennihan@gmail.com

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    1. Hello Meghan! Thank you for visiting my blog! Saturn rings would be so interesting to see!

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  6. 1. Saturn!! (I love rings!)
    2. Sharon Vincz
    Svincz@gmail.com
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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog Sharon! Saturn rings are most intriguing!

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  7. Wow.. Incredible card with those amazing lights! Thanks for the detailed tutorial! I would like to visit Jupiter, the biggest planet!
    Ramya2k14@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you Art Conquers! I hope you are inspired to create your own light up card.

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  8. This is great!! My husband is a member of a hackerspace, and they have some people that like to do stuff like this on clothing, costume and such!!

    I think Saturn...it's so cool looking!!

    Lee Cockrum katrynkaATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Wow, I bet those are some super cool clothes! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Great card.

    Jupiter, just love the name.

    Sfisher121562@yahoo.com

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  10. Great card.

    Mercury
    It sounds like a Ford and I have always driven a Ford. Lol
    Sfisher121562@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Shelia, Mercury would be HOT! Thanks for stopping by again!

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  11. Jenn, this card is really awesome; out of this world! I adore it! When I was a little girl, I wanted to be an astronaut. My uncle even took me to meet Sally Ride. 😍😍😍 What a wonderful giveaway you are offering! ❤️❤️❤️

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    1. Thank you Amanda! What a great memory to meet Sally Ride!

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  12. Jupiter, great card, thank you for your instructions and give away. Lee Ann Boyce, boyce336@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Lee Ann, so glad you enjoyed the blog and tutorial.

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  13. I would go to Saturn if I were an astronaut ��‍��

    Theacock70@gmail.com

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  14. I would go to Saturn if I was an astronaut!!
    Danielle: danielle200543@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank Danielle! I am so glad you stopped by the blog. Saturn is super popular.

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  15. Mercury because she was my favorite sailor scout from sailor moon growing up ��❤️
    Cassandra Curtright
    cassandracurtright@gmail.com

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    1. Awesome, I remember Sailor Moon! Thank for visiting the blog joining in the giveaway!

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  16. I can’t wait to try and make this card!! Thanks for the inspiration �� I would visit Saturn so I could see all the rings!!
    Jessica Rossignol
    Rozzsquaddesigns@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Jessica! I would love to see your creation! Thank you for stopping by the Outer Space blog and giveaway!!

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  17. Venus Mars are my choice.
    epaar70@gmail.com

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  18. I love the light up cards. This is the first tutorial I have seen on the light cards so thank you for sharing. Me and my daughter both decided Mars would be the best planet to visit but we are not sure why, maybe cause it is so far away.

    Dawn Bostian
    jadesmom72@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. I have a few more light up and interactive cards on this blog to check out. I love that you and your daughter would visit Mars!

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  19. Such a fun card! Love the lights!
    I'd choose Mars!
    deniseb777ATgmailDOTcom

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  20. What an awesome card! My grandsons would be over the moon with a card like this. :) So, the planet I would visit if I was an astronaut is Saturn because I love rings. My name and email is Jade Passmore. honestwoman4u2002@yahoo.com.

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    1. Jade, thank you for stopping by! I am so glad you enjoyed the card. I agree, Saturn's ring would be one of my choices too.

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  21. I’d go to Saturn. The rings have always fascinated me. Rebecca Ednie Rebeccacell@gmail.com

    Love the card. I’m amazed that only two lights make all the stars glow.

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    1. Thanks for taking time to.visit the blog and participate in the giveaway. Saturn is the popular choice!

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  22. Mars Georgann
    hoodg@hotmail.com

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  23. I found it!! Wonder card!!! Love seeing your projects!

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  24. I love this! I would visit Saturn! Thanks for sharing your card and the process.

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