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Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

Hi Everyone! April 2nd is the World Autism Awareness Day and Chibitronics is part of a large blog hop organized by Tenia Nelson and Veronica Zalis. A popular slogan to raise awareness for Autism Day is “Light It Blue” and what better way to participate then to make a card that literally lights up blue?

ACS_0053 My card features a winter dragon from the new Mama Elephants Me and My Dragon stamp set that breath blue ice instead of fire. The icy fire itself will light up with the blue Chibitronics LED lights.

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Here are the instructions to create my card:

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  • Take my card base and create my shaker background by using Distress Oxide Inks in Bundled Sage, Evergreen Bough, and Faded Jeans.
  • Trim  a piece of white card stock to 4.25 x 5.5″ for my front panel and used an arched die to cut out my shaker panel.
  • Used a cloud die to cut out a cloud for my card and used the coordinating Mama Elephants Me and My Dragon dies to cut out a panel for my blue flame.
  • Trace the arch panel onto my ink blended card base. I also trace out where I need to place my LED light sticker.
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  • Draw in my LED circuit with the negative going to the right and the positive to the left.

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  • Used the Chibitronics copper tape and blue LED sticker to create my circuit. The negative tape will go directly to where the battery is and the positive one will go over and around the tab I created to cover my battery.

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  • Finish the inside of my card by placed double layers of foam tape around my shaker window and around my card base. Made sure to add foam tape to hold my positive tab into place and last add my shaker pieces.

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  • Stamp out my flame image onto vellum paper. Cut around it and tape it behind the cloud shape.
  • Stamp on my sentiment onto my front panel and then glue the cloud on top.
  • Release the foam tape backing and tape the front panel into place and finally add my dragon and dog.
  • Last I created my pull tab for my battery by cutting a strip of card stock .75″ wide and 3 ” long. Push it in to stop the circuit and trim the pull tab down to size and stamp it with “Pull Me” .

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50 thoughts on “Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop

  1. This by far is my favorite card so far!! A perfect tie in with the light for the fire! Having all grandsons, I know this would light up their little faces. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Your card is adorable ! I love dragons and your idea of the light for his fire is really excellent ! Really a fantastic creation and blog hop !

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  3. The blue dragon is perfect for this hop!! Thank you for your care and interest in Autism. Our family has several people on the spectrum. It is a challenge, but seeing their unique gifts is a joy.
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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  4. A shaker card that lights up too…..be still my heart! My granddaughter would love this. Thank you for participating in the autism awareness day blog hop.

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  5. Wow..I love this super cute creative interactive card. Really perfect for this great cause. Love the way how you add lights to your card. Fantastic 💕. Thanks for sharing with us and to the wonderful sponsors.😍

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  6. Wow, who knew that blue flame would be so amazing. love the sentiment “so go kick some butt”, I work at an elementary school if I said that, the kids would be covering their mouths. we do have some friends that need a reminder to go for it.

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  7. Oh my goodness Tiffany a shaker that lights up AND for the awareness of a great cause…What could be better? Well done on all counts!

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  8. Great combination of fun techniques.
    Love the shining fire.
    thanks for sharing a cute card.
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. I just love this card! I adore dragons and shaker cards are one of my favorites. The fact that the flame lights up makes it even more perfect! Thanks for this incredible card.

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  10. Amazing shaker card. Your colors are perfect together. Dragon so cute. Thanks for the how-to details and for supporting Autism awareness!

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