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Chibitronics: Newton’s Nook Dreaming of a Vacation


Hi Everyone! Yea its the start collaboration week between Chibitronics and Newton’s Nook!!! During this week, DT members from both Chibitronics and Newton’s Nook will be showing some awesome projects and Eiko and I are staring this week off from Chibitronics. You can view everyone else projects via the links below:

8/21 Day 1 
8/22 Day 2
8/23 Day 3
8/24 Day 4
8/25 Day 5

Both 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 we will randomly choose a winner at the end of the week!


For my card, I used the Stowaway Newton stamp set to create a card featuring Newton dreaming of a vacation. This card uses a push/pull tab to move newton’s head and tail along with lighting up the dream bubble.


Newtons nookTo create my card I first stamp out the large image a couple of time onto white card stock. I want the large suit cases to be in front of Newton’s head so I fussy cut that piece out along with Newton’s head and tail. Newtons nookNext, I cut out my background from white and black card stock. Did some selective stamping so that only the back of the image will show up onto the white card stock and also stamp the same image onto black card stock. Used my pen knife to cut my dream bubble and then trace those bubbles onto my card base. Then I added some Walnut distress ink onto the edge of the card.
Newtons nookI then cut out a slider section from my front panel and from the black card stock. This will allow a portion of the slider tap to show through and that is where I will anchor my moving elements.
Newtons nookNext, I used scor-tape and tape down my black card stock onto the back of my front panel. I also stamp the passport image onto the back of the bubble panel. So the image will only appear once the light stickers are active.
Newtons nookI traced my front panel onto my card based to mark the slider window and where my front panel will fit. Next, I used a pencil mark down where my lights stickers, battery, and copper tape go (I originally was planning on having 3 small bubbles but later removed one).  

Newtons nookThis is how my card base looked after I put in all the Chibitronics elements to make my circuit. You will notice that I actually left a tiny break in the positive side. The connection will only be made when my slider moves pass those copper tape to complete each connection. So only one section will light up at a time. In the picture below, you will see the back of the slider tap with double foam tape on the middle and end. The middle one is later wrapped in copper tape.
Newtons nook Next I add double layers of foam tape onto my card base,making sure to section out where my light bubbles are.
Newtons nookThis is the back of my slider tap and I have put 2 tiny brads in it for my moving elements. The brads are put in backwards with the head towards the back of the slider tap. I then placed the tap into my card base.Newtons nook

Before I tape down my front panel I mark down where my tail and head needs to be and punched a hole into the panel and use brads to put my head and tail in place.
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Newtons nookI next added the taps to move the head and tail and connect it to my slider tap. To make the movement smooth I made the bottom hole longer.Then I place the large suite case image on top using foam tape and tape down my front panel onto my card base.
UntitledI hope you enjoy my tutorial and I look forward to reading your comments.

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12 thoughts on “Chibitronics: Newton’s Nook Dreaming of a Vacation

  1. This card is fabulous! I love how the kitty is dreaming of a vacation! The instructions are so helpful too! Thank you so much for being part of our fun inspiration week!
    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}


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