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Light Up Plane – Chibitronics & Newton’s Nook Collab

Hello crafty friends,
The chibi gang are having fun this week with a collaboration celebration between Chibitronics and Newton’s Nook.

Don’t forget to jump over to the Chibitronics blog to see all the fab projects and get links to more fun creations!

What’s more – Chibitronics and Newton’s Nook are each giving away a $30 starter kit and a $30 gift certificate. To enter to win please leave a comment on all the blogs and winners will be randomly chosen at the end of the week.


As soon as I saw this airplane stamp – Newton Takes Flight – I knew that I wanted to make a fun sky scene and use the chibitronic lights to light up the wings. I thought it would also be a great excuse to use the Chibitronics Effect stickers as well. These are fun additions that make your light flash, flicker and more. For this project I chose the pulse option – it worked great.

So if you have seen my work before, you know that I love an interactive card, and I had so many ideas for this card…. and in the end I pretty much did them all. I wanted to have a surprise pop up situation where the front section of the card opens up in a surprising way. I also wanted to make the propeller blade in to a spinning element, and on top of that, I had a cool idea for creating a fun switch. It took some time to wrap my brain around the engineering… but I never let that stop me!

So here it is..

You will see in the video that I started this time with the circuit. I wanted to make sure that my idea would work. I actually built my circuit onto a piece of vellum (that I had stamped with my plane image), which came in really handy later on in the video. I think I will do that again, for sure! It was my first time using the effect stickers so I found a template on the chibitronics website and used that as a guide – he’s a look at my circuit.

I use the little chibitronics stencil to help me get the placement just right – what an awesome little tool!
So my idea was to build a fun, unusual kind of switch. I wanted to be able to slide a cloud panel upwards in order to turn on the lights, and then slide it down again to turn it off. I almost can’t believe that I did it! BRAINPOWER FOR THE WIN! You will have to watch the video to see how it is achieved… I found it hard enough to explain in the video WITH visual aids, i’m not sure i should even attempt to explain it with just words.

I added some stamping to the front using the ‘flyng by to say’ stamp, and then on the inside I added some more Newton’s Nook images from the ‘Newton Dreams of Paris’ set..y’know…for extra fun. I couldn’t help but use the sweet Eiffel Tower stamp -and the teeny weeny hot air balloons -so adorable! I also added the word BONJOUR! [Note to self – book a flight to France before too long! 🙂  heehee]

Here’s what it looks like when you stand it up!

I added a little ink blending with a brush for some soft blue tones under the clouds, and finished with a few black enamel accents.

Thanks for joining me for this fun Newton’s Nook and Chibitronics collaboration. Don’t forget to visit the Chibitronics blog where you can get links to the other projects! You will want to see them – they are FABULOUS!




Some Products Used (Includes affiliate links at no cost to you)

Chibitronoics copper tape- https://goo.gl/uV72ei

Chibitronics white LEDs – https://goo.gl/gnaiUe

Chibitronics Red, Yellow & Blue LEDs – https://goo.gl/Aqv27F

Chibitronics Effect stickers – https://goo.gl/ft9Csr

Chibitronics Pink, Orange & Green LEDs – https://goo.gl/cJtc1q


{ 13 comments… add one }
  • Tracy A August 22, 2017, 4:43 pm

    Your card is beyond adorable. I haven’t seen anything like this before. Very creative.

  • Carla Hundley August 22, 2017, 5:17 pm

    Oh this card is fabulous!
    Love the shape of it and
    the clever use of the lights.

  • Sue LD August 22, 2017, 5:40 pm

    Adorable interactive plane card!

  • Becca Yahrling August 22, 2017, 8:22 pm

    This is so much fun and so creative, love it! I love the spinning
    propeller – it’s a nice little touch. I’m going to bookmark this post
    so that I have something to go back to as a guide for when I
    tri a chibitronic. Thanks!!

  • Arianna Barbara August 22, 2017, 9:27 pm

    Awww!!! How cute and fun!!! Your interactive card is AMAZING!!!

  • Andrea Shell August 23, 2017, 3:28 pm

    Oh, my goodness, this card is ah-mazing! I can only imagine how many brain cells were firing to come up with this awesome, interactive card! Love it!!!

  • Denise Bryant August 23, 2017, 7:12 pm

    Darling card! Love the dimension and details! So fun with the lights on the plane!

  • Jackie P. August 24, 2017, 5:04 pm

    What an adorable card and the layout is great too. Then, to top it off the wing lights up. Lovev it!!

  • Jen August 24, 2017, 5:43 pm

    This card is so incredible! I love all the interactive elements! The blinking lights on the plane are so great! I also love the spinner on the plane and the fun folds! So creative! Thank you so much for being part of our fun inspiration week!
    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}

    • Lesley Oman August 24, 2017, 10:21 pm

      Thank you Jen. I had such fun playing with Winston! He’s so adorable! <3 xxx hugs

  • Jeanetta August 25, 2017, 10:22 am

    This card is fabulous!!! I love it.

  • Barbara August 25, 2017, 4:22 pm

    Such interaction and cuteness! Love, love it!

  • D.Ann C August 26, 2017, 1:21 am

    I love the unique way you set this up and the cool lighting!

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