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Lightning Bugs that light up!

Hey Guys,

Today I am sharing with you an Alternative to July’s Paper Pumpkin, my Lightning Bugs that light up! Of course, I have a video if you would like to see it here, otherwise follow along with my pictures! So, if you would like to see another light up card I’ve done click here!

Lightning Bugs that light up for real!

As a result of how I felt when I was a kid, I LOVE seeing Lightning Bugs! We spent the first 8 years of my life in IL and I remember how much I loved looking at them! Usually, My sister would take the lights off the bugs and make a ring, but I couldn’t do that! However, I knew it killed them. Now, she has guilt over that! Therefore when to CA the only ones I saw were in Disneyland at the Pirates of the Caribbean! To this day, that is my FAVORITE part of that ride!

So, when Stampin’ Up! came out with the July Paper Pumpkin I was so happy! By the way, I knew I had to make a light up card and have the Lightning Bugs REALLY light up! Are you ready?! Just in case, I have a lot of pictures showing how I did it. Therefore, if you want to skip the pictures, you can watch my video and see it light up for yourself! As you can see, In the first picture I show that you cut out the center of the gold and then lay it behind your card stock from the kit (which I cut down). Generally, the rest is self explanatory, I hope!!

Generally, I hope this all makes sense, remember the video is there if you need it! As you can see, this was a really fun technique, I hope you liked it!

As always here are the specifics for this card:

Stamps:
July Paper Pumpkin

Inks:
Blackberry Bliss

Cardstock:
Blackberry Bliss 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Gold Foil 5 1/4″ x 4″
Card cut up from kit front is 5″ x 3 3/4″, inside is 5 1/4″ x 4″

Misc:
Chibitronics lights
Batteries
Copper Foil Tape
Rhinestones
Foam Adhesive Tape
Hole punch

As I’ve mentioned before, the supply list will be seen below (except for the lights….) you can click on any of them and be taken to my OnLine Store. Therefore, If you purchase $35 or more from me you will be sent a pdf with 16 projects with step by step instructions and pictures.

In conclusion, Thank you for stopping by! By the way, I hope you come back next week to see what I make next!

Lisa Tedder
A California girl living in North Carolina

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