Monday, July 20, 2020

Avery Elle Summer of Stamping Blog Hop


Hello Friends, and welcome to the Ellen Hutson Summer of Stamping blog hop, featuring the exclusive Peek-a-Boo Pals Camp Wanna Stamp set from Avery Elle that I've used to make an interactive light-up card! You may have come from the blog of Heather Campbell, but if not feel free to start at the very beginning with the EH Blog.


Just like my last light-up card of the fox who got too close to the fire (and burnt the marshmallow for his s'more), there is a story for this card as well. Fox and Bear are friends who start out fishing together, but they have so much fun they lose track of time, and day has turned to night. As they paddle back to shore, the bear turns his lantern on, but the fox is chuckling because the stars are already lighting their way back home.


So with all that in mind, when you move the canoe to the left (aka, back to shore) the bear's lantern turns on!


Here are the mechanics under the card. The canoe is adhered to the white slider that has copper tape on the bottom. There is also a gap in the copper tape on the bottom of the white card base. When the canoe slides, the copper tape on the slider will bridge the gap and turn the lantern on.


This set is so cute with four different critters, canoe, and all sorts of camping gear. The stars are embossed across the sky. To break it up a bit I colored some of the stars with a light blue copic marker.


I used the Essentials by Ellen Constellation Background Die, and think it really helps break up all the navy blue area that would have been plain sky.


One thing to note, when I was originally planning this card, I was careful to think about the sliding mechanism, and where the cut out on the navy cardstock would be that allows the light to show thru for the lantern. It was important for me to have the cut out hidden for most of the time, until the lantern was moved right over it. Otherwise, a hole in the middle of the card wouldn't look terribly attractive. Hiding the cut out behind the bear worked out really well.


Here's a good shot of the lantern without the lights on. I stamped the lantern on vellum, and then added cardstock for the top and bottom. The flame on the vellum is colored with orange and yellow.



This was a fun card to put together. I like when sets come with a lot of accessories, like the fishing pole and fish. I feel I have more options, so I don't always have to use a canoe scene, and could just have a scene with someone fishing.






Here's a quick video showing the lantern turning on! My battery is not the best, which explains the flickering. I was going to change it, but then realized this is the perfect depiction of a flickering lantern!



This set is only available at Ellen Hutson as a stamp only set or as a stamp and die combo set. This set also coordinates with other Peek a Boo Pals sets in the Avery Elle line, so you can add to your collection.


Hop Prize Info
We're happy to offer a fun prize along this hop! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! And don’t forget to comment here too for a bonus entry! Comment before Saturday, July 25th at 11:59pm PDT. The winner will be notified by email.

Please continue the festivities at the lovely and talented Katie Gehring's blog, where I know she has something fabulous to share!

Thanks so much for stopping!
Kelly


60 comments:

  1. Very cute. Never tried yet to "light" my cards.💙

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  2. Love how you made this an interactive card!! So cute!

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  3. Love the story and the way you made the card interactive! 🏮🚣

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  4. Great card with the cute critters. Love the narrative behind the card. Like the background, the stars, and the gold sentiment at the bottom. The little friends do look like they had a great time!

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  5. This is adorable! Love the light up lantern.

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  6. i love light up cards!!! the lantern is perfect! gold embossing really gives it a nighttime feel as well

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  7. So cute....best story. Made me chuckle.

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  8. Oh my goodness you are a card design engineer!!! Brilliant scene with a very charming explanation! 👏👏👏

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  9. So fun with the light up element!!

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  10. OMG! I love that it lights up and what a darling night sky!

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  11. Brilliant use of the interactive light! Love the sky filled with stars. These peek a boo pals are so adorable!

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  12. what a fun way to light-up the night time sky ... they look like they are having fun on their Summer of Stamping adventures.

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  13. How cute is this Kelly! Love your starry night and the adorable flickering lantern!

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  14. Wow, what a brilliant light up card! So clever!!!

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  15. What a cute scene, Kelly ... made all the more special with that starry night and brilliant lantern ... so clever! Hugs, Anita :)

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  16. Such an adorable light up card! Love this night scene with these cute canoeing critters! Love your awesome coloring too!

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  17. Such an amazing card---and I love your story that accompanies it!

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  18. Love the additional stars. ⭐️

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  19. What a cute card. Like how you colored the white outline darker so that it did stand out. Will have to try this type of interactive light up card. I have only ever made one.

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  20. What a sweet story and fabulous card!! Love interactive cards and you knocked this one out of the park!!

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  21. Love you sense of story telling...the constellation background die also added something special! Great to see all the elements in this card!

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  22. Thank you for the video on how your did the Chibi Electronics to light up the lantern. What a fun interactive card.

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  23. The sky background is wonderful! I love everything about this card, but the sky is my favorite part :)

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  24. So darling, Kelly! Having the light up lantern is amazing & wonderful!

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  25. Kelly as I expected your card is so darling. I love the night sky and the flickering lantern is spot on! So cute!

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  26. You're sooooooooo creative, love this kelly!

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  27. Grinning from ear to ear. So cute and well crafted!

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  28. The constellations in the background is so perfect. Plus a light up... Nicely done!

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  29. What is there not to like about the card? Awesome background, super cute critters, a lantern that lights up! I JUST LOVE IT!!!!

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  30. Great scene created. I like the use of the movement to add a light up feature.

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  31. Now this is the perfect summer scene! Night sky, friends and a flickering lantern - so creative! TFS!

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  32. Cute night time canoeing scene and love the light up feature.

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  33. SQUEAL!! This card is just SO FUN!! I LOVE the Interactive Design!! SURE to bring a SMILE to the recipients face!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  34. What a stunning card you have created. I have yet to attempt a light up card - yours is wonderful!

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  35. Absolutely wonderful, I love the light up element!

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  36. I like the gold on your card...I especially like the lighting element you added. I have some lighting fixtures but have never tried to use them. I have seen so many cute cards where the lighting add so much. I am going to have to get the fixture out and give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  37. Love these camping critters! Love your glowing lantern!

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  38. The night scene is gorgeous and how people make these light up cards is mind blowing!

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  39. I haven’t tried a lighted card. It really completes the scene. Such sweet camper animals!

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  40. I love your interactive card! You colored it beautifully, too!

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  41. OMG! LOVE the lighted lantern! Your card is cute without it, but it's OVER THE TOP with it! TFS how you made it.

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  42. Gotta love it when science and art collide. You've seen the light!

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  43. Loving the constellation background. Great card.

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  44. WOW Kelly :) Sooooo much stinkin' fun AND so realistic with that flickering lantern...at least that's how I always remember them!!! Great interactive card! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly