Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Winnie & Walter / Chibitronics Blog Hop

Hi Folks! I am doubly excited to participate in the Winnie & Walter and Chibitronics Blog Hop, being a proud member of both teams. I have to say this wasn't much of a change for me, however, as I usually reach for my Winnie & Walter products when making a Chibitronics card anyway. There are just so many things to light up!

You may have come from Wei Wei Wang's blog, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Chibitronics Blog.

I'd like to introduce you to our cousin Jonny, who proposed to his girlfriend Meredith at Christmas; aren't they adorable?! This scrapbook page is part of a larger album that we're presenting to the new couple at their wedding (I'll share more information on that shortly) but today I'd like to feature the page that lights up!

The word cutaways (Big Bold Happy, and Dotty About You), as well as the gold embossed sentiment (Sentimental: Love) are from Winnie & Walter. Now let's talk about The Ring! The diamond is the Flawless Diamond cutaway, and the ring is from Big Round Balloon cutaways. I left some of the silver glitter facets in the diamond to help make it more sparkly. The tiny "push me" tab is from the Heffy Doodle Interactively Yours set.

I'd like to share the insides of this magical ring so you can see how it was created. I changed the format of the light switch from sliding a lever down the diamond (to make the individual lights go on and off separately, like they were twinkling) to a basic "push me" set up. Although it would have been more efficient to have the copper tape go from one light to the next down the line, it's nice to know there are different ways to do things, and that you can still fix things if they don't start out so well.

You may notice the extra piece of copper tape on top of the LED stickers. This is important to make sure you have a good connection from the battery to the LED.

Would you like to see what happens once you "push me"?!

Ack, it turned out just how I hoped! You can see I cut away three inside facets from the diamond and replaced them with some vellum to spread the light around. 

Do you notice something different about the three lights? From left to right they have a pink, blue and purple hue to them. One way to change the color of your LEDs is to put Nuvo Drops on top of the LED and wait for it to dry, like I did here.


Although the lighted diamond ring makes a wonderful engagement scrapbook page, it's also sized jut right to fit on the front of an A-2 sized card.

And here it is in action! Such a fun way to make your scrapbooking more interactive. The bride-to-be, as well as the family at the bridal shower, seemed to really enjoy making the diamond light up and shine. 

Each comment in this blog hop left by Tuesday, May 29th will be eligible for a chance to win! There are two prizes, a Chibitronics $30 starter kit and Winnie and Walter $30 gift certificate!

Your next stop is my wonderful Chibitronics teammate Tiffany Au who has the tweetest card to share with you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Chibitronics Blog
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Eiko Uchida
Kelly Szafron
Wei Wei Wang
Kelly Griglione <--- You're here!
Tiffany Au
Lesley Oman
Maya Isaksson
Vanessa Amann
Gayatri Murali
Heather Hoffman
Jessica Lin
Kate Capper
Keren Baker
Lea Lawson
Lydia Evans
w&w blog


  1. How fun! Great idea for a scrapbook layout!

  2. This is great! Love the shine!

  3. Utterly fabulous! Such a cool layout and I love that we did the same thing with the diamond!! xx

  4.'s really Awesome !! Light up diamond .

  5. Love your beautiful ring idea.

  6. What a lovely layout !!

  7. How cool is that! Love your use of the Chibi lights! Love your layout Kelly!

  8. Fab design. I have that same Heffy Doodle stamp set, I'd love to have the Chibitronics to go with it!

  9. This is such a fun idea! I've never seen something like this before! Beautiful card and the light up diamond is amazing!

  10. How fantastic! Not only is it a gorgeous layout, but the light-up feature will sure to make this a treasured part of the album.

  11. What a fabulous scrapbook page of their engagement.

  12. Oh wow, this is so so lovely!!

  13. Oh my goodness!!! I'm totally in love for your wonderful project!!! It's very elegant and so romantic!!! <3

  14. I love all of the new ideas!

  15. Beautiful project.
    Thanks for sharing...

  16. wow what an incredible idea on how to use these fun lights!!!

  17. Great idea, Love the ring! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

  18. This is WOW Kelly... Love it totally.

  19. I love blog hops because they inspire me to create--thank you!!!

  20. What a beautiful layout! The lighted diamond ring is so cool :)

  21. You clever, clever girl, Kelly. This is marvelous.

  22. Wow! So creative putting the lights behind the diamond. Hope you frame your creation. You'll have to leave it open so you can press the diamond. It would be perfect to display at a wedding or anniversary celebration. Just beautiful: thanks for sharing!

  23. Oh my goodness!! Gorgeous layout and what a way to remember that fabulous moment in time than to have it light up!

  24. Fabulous idea for your layout! The lights are amazing!

  25. Love the interactive layout idea! So cool and bright!

  26. Gorgeous layout with these fab products. Thanks for sharing your creativity.


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