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Chibitronics & MFT Stamps Collab – Pop up, light up otter!

Hello everyone,

It’s a special day today, because us Chibitronics gang are teaming up with the amazingly talented individuals over at MFT Stamps for a super awesome COLLABORATION!

Over the course of today and tomorrow (15th & 16th Feb), please head over to the chibitronics and MFT stamps blogs to start the hop and see all the inspiration.

If you hop along, please remember to leave a like and a comment – and then you can be in with a chance to win a Chibitronics starter kit or a $50 voucher to the MFT stamps store! What are you waiting for!?

So let’s talk about my project. If you are familiar with my work, you will probably know that I louuuurve an interactive card. BUT sometimes I get these crazy ideas in my head and I want to push it to the LIMIT! I get totally overexcited, and I have a mindset of ‘MAKE IT WORK!’.

A few months ago, I made a slider pop up card, and I thought it would be awesome if I could find a way to incorporate the slider element into a Chibitronics circuit. And this was the perfect occasion to try.

Scroll down to watch the video tutorial on how I made this card, which features the Blueprint sketch 28 dies, Otterly love you stamps and the Bitty Bears stamps, all from MFT stamps. I also used a small ‘Pull Here’ stamp from Heffy Doodle Stamps’ Interactively Yours stamp set.

At first glance, this card looks clean and simple – what a cute little otter, huh? The background I made using Distress Oxide inks and I spritzed a stencil with some water (with a little perfect pearls powder mixed in), then laid my inked background on top. This results in this beautiful transference of the stencil design. At the top, can you see the little ‘pull here’ sentiment?

When you slide up the card, it reveals BIG SURPRISES! Not only do you see the ‘You have my heart’ sentiment on the pull tab (from the Bitty Bears stamp set), and of course you get to see the ‘I’m otterly in love with you’ sentiment on the revealed section…. but the little otter has popped up AND the heart in his hands is GLOWING PINK!

Like I said, the circuit is indeed one of the more advanced circuits – but it just goes to prove that there are lots of possibilities with these fun little light stickers. Don’t let it scare you though, there’s loads of amazing projects using a simple circuit. Search my blog for Chibitronics to find more if you want to take a look.

Here’s a little peak from the side. I am in love with this guy. My daughter Piper (6yo) has been playing with him all day!

Don’t forget to watch the video to see how it was made, and to be in with chances to win a prize, leave a comment below.

Here are the links that take you to the other blogs in this hop for today. There are more fantastic projects on the line up for tomorrow, 16th Feb.

Chibitronics Blog
Kelly Griglione
Lesley Oman
Kelly Szafron
WeiWei Wang
MFT Blog

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  • Barb Groves February 15, 2018, 5:15 am

    “Otterly” cute card!! Exciting to be able to put lights in cards.

  • Paula Haller February 15, 2018, 5:50 am

    Oh my goodness! There’s a whole lot of awesome happening here! The cutie otter with your beautiful background is card enough but the slider and the chibi lit heart is just beyond cuteness!

  • Barbara Ghigliotty February 15, 2018, 6:26 am

    Absolutely adorable card, Lesley! Thanks so much for another wonderful video tutorial!

  • Linda February 15, 2018, 6:50 am

    Super super cute!! I have to try this “otterly” cute card!! 🙂

  • Alie Venema February 15, 2018, 6:54 am

    You just made me want to do that too!! Even if it is a advanced circuit (Ok, I’d better start with an easy one).. I’d wanna play the whole day too with this card, your daughter is so right to do so 😉
    Thanks for the inspiration and video!

  • NerdosaurusRiss February 15, 2018, 7:04 am

    What magic is this? I may have to watch this video a few times in order to replicate this but I love literally EVERYTHING you’ve done here. I love your stencil technique for getting that water effect, the way you modified that die to fold blew my mind and you’ve created the cutest little card here. Really fantastic!

  • Dayle S February 15, 2018, 10:08 am

    Wow! I adore interactive cards, too, and chibitronics lights, so I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate both! Can’t wait to watch your video to learn how to do this… so cool!

  • Pooja February 15, 2018, 11:53 am

    Wow..I couldn’t imagine how the light up is connected to slider ! Thanks for sharing the video:) I totally loved the card 🙂

  • Holly Mahoney February 15, 2018, 12:16 pm

    So sweet and creative!! Love the light up heart.

  • Jessica Monte February 15, 2018, 12:20 pm

    Awwww so sweet i love the otter…

  • Karthikha Uday February 15, 2018, 12:31 pm

    Wow!! That’s a super adorable interactive card!! Love your creativity! <3

  • Amanda Hays February 15, 2018, 2:30 pm

    I definitely have to try this one!

  • Breina Burgin February 15, 2018, 3:31 pm

    I’m going to have to try this advanced circuit sometime!

  • Trudie February 15, 2018, 3:32 pm

    Now how cute is that. And the heart lighting up just is the icing on the cake. Thanks for sharing.

  • Terri Scott - terriavidreader February 15, 2018, 4:36 pm

    Such an adorable little card. Lpve it.

  • Dee February 15, 2018, 4:56 pm

    This melts my heart!

  • Iris Soscia February 15, 2018, 5:44 pm

    Super cute card – love the otter.

  • DONNA BAKER February 15, 2018, 6:17 pm

    Lovely and Great technique using Chibitronics on this card . Thank you for the video.

  • Isabel Z February 15, 2018, 6:27 pm

    This is an amazing card; I love it.

  • Amy Cooley February 15, 2018, 7:34 pm

    Wow, two interactive elements…you’ve outdone yourself. Love your creation!

  • Patricia Ladd February 15, 2018, 8:48 pm

    WOW! This is an adorable card. Thanks for showing the technique for the wavy sea background and how to use the mini misti to stamp the sentiments. You are so very clever!!

  • Tracy February 15, 2018, 8:53 pm

    What an adorable card!

  • Judy T February 15, 2018, 9:50 pm


  • Marjorie Dumontier February 15, 2018, 10:06 pm

    Wow ! Your card is soooo darn cute and very creative !

  • Trisha February 15, 2018, 10:22 pm

    Awwww!!! So very, very sweet!!!! Thank you for sharing!

  • Sharon Bessinger February 15, 2018, 10:29 pm

    Oh my GOODNESS, it is magic! I love it….I love the “otterly” set, and what you have done with your card, and then the light up heart…OH MY—wonderful!

  • Jeannine Moehle February 16, 2018, 12:08 am

    Love this card & how you used your stencil to achieve the look of water. The lighted heart is the best finishing touch.

  • Sue D February 16, 2018, 1:09 am

    Very clever interactive card and love the light up feature.

  • Kirsty Vittetoe February 16, 2018, 4:32 am

    Totally wonderful and sweet!

  • KarenHTK February 16, 2018, 6:24 am

    Cool creative design, use of color to create this Work of Art! Love how the Otter’s Heart lights up! So Cute! Great card to send a Loved one! Well done!

  • Marieke February 16, 2018, 9:02 am

    Oh how cute is this! Really like that is has another effect to it aswell

  • Oliev February 16, 2018, 1:10 pm

    This is so cute:-)

  • Arianna Barbara February 16, 2018, 1:44 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! I’m totally in love for the cuteness of your card!!! Love it!!!

  • Jeanne Beam February 16, 2018, 2:06 pm

    Your card is so adorable and creative. Thanks so much for sharing..

  • Mirella Rogan February 16, 2018, 2:34 pm

    Wowsers, I love love love this design – how absolutely clever! Super creative! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

  • Lena S. February 16, 2018, 2:52 pm

    I just love this stamp set and your idea to combine it with Chibitronics.

  • Bunny Dobbie February 16, 2018, 8:51 pm

    Wow! Dual Stamping Tool technique going on! Rock those tools Leslie! This is so cute! I would never expect something that pulls up to light up! You’re challenging us for sure!

  • Michele February 16, 2018, 9:36 pm

    That’s otterly adorable! I too like to push the boundaries when creating and love to see your innovative way of lighting this card. So cool! Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

  • Liz O February 16, 2018, 9:39 pm

    Absolutely adore this card Leslie! The spritz stencil background is perfect for it! Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!

  • F. Andre February 16, 2018, 11:41 pm

    So much awesome interactivity in this card. Thanks for sharing the video.

  • yvonne Mathews February 16, 2018, 11:56 pm

    Oh my goodness! That is so amazing!

  • D.Ann C February 17, 2018, 12:00 am

    No way! I’d’ve never thought to get the light up in that spot. Genius!

  • Sam Burnett February 17, 2018, 12:56 am

    What a clever and cute card! Just love the adorable little otter holding the light up heart. Who would not love to get that card?!!! TFS!!

  • Cynthia Cole February 17, 2018, 1:06 am

    So stinkin’ cute, love it!

  • Linda M. February 17, 2018, 3:19 am

    This is one of the sweetest cards I’ve seen. It is absolutely adorable!

  • Avril H. February 17, 2018, 3:31 am

    I really like how you created the background; it’s pretty. The otter with his heart is cute too.

  • Kristy February 17, 2018, 4:03 am

    So cute!

  • Jane the Craft Bucket February 17, 2018, 12:24 pm

    Otterly adorable, loooove it. Jane x

  • Jackie S February 17, 2018, 1:42 pm

    Simply and amazing card! Love everything about it

  • Mary-Anne V February 17, 2018, 5:12 pm

    Very cool how you put the light up element on the pop up area.

  • Mary Holshouser February 17, 2018, 6:04 pm

    that is so sweet. Besides having the
    light it’s a slider card and can be set
    up for display. Versatile and darling
    card. thanks for sharing

  • Sarah Biswabic February 18, 2018, 12:41 am

    Your otter card is super adorable! I love how the heart lights up! It makes it so sweet.

  • Jennifer Archambault February 18, 2018, 3:49 pm

    This is “Otterly Amazing! You made his little heart shine! I love seeing cards light up. That adds such a cool technical effect.
    Chibitronics is definitely on my wish list to try soon!

  • Vivian C. February 18, 2018, 9:00 pm

    Darling! This is such a sweet card. Very clever the way you used your two MISTIs.

  • Denise Ward February 18, 2018, 10:20 pm

    This design is beyond amazing! The pop-up, pull tab and light up features make a very nice design really something spectacular!! Great job!!

  • Stacey Kowbel February 19, 2018, 7:23 pm

    Adorable card!

  • Gretchen H February 20, 2018, 12:08 pm

    Sooooo cute! That looked pretty complicated laying out the copper tape, though. I’m a bit intimidated by the electronics.

  • Yvonne Neer February 23, 2018, 8:16 am

    Oh my stars, I’m lit up with excitement I
    Need these lights too awesome !What a beautiful fun touch to make even grumpy grandpa smile thanks for sharing.

  • Clark Collins April 13, 2018, 7:40 pm

    Love this!

  • Lefrere April 27, 2021, 3:37 pm

    tres belle carte pouvez vous me donner le shema des circuits ca rj ai tester et ca ne s allume pas et dans votre video ca va vite merci d avance c est tres gentil

  • Lefrere April 27, 2021, 3:41 pm

    tres belle carte bravo

    Pouvez vous me donner un sheme pour les connection car la video ca va vite
    merci d avance

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