Hello and welcome to another NC Demos Blog Hop.  This month the theme was ‘techie’, and I know most are sharing their favorite stamping techniques with you.  But I was a career Computer Programmer before my job was off-shored, I took early retirement and joined Stampin’ Up!, so I admit I still have the random geek thought here and there.

I have found something new that works great with our beautiful stamps, a light kit that is low voltage enough to use with paper crafts.  FUN!

We had a recent gathering of the NC Demos group I belong to and we always have lots of swaps and contests when we get together.

Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies 144671 Price: $32.00

So I played around with these lights and learned to make the complete circuit and actually make the lights work!

They were perfect to use behind the cityscape of Hometown greetings edgelit dies.

I am happy to say that my light up card won the WOW contest at the event, and now I want to light more stuff up.

Obviously I am not the only one that thinks this is cool.  lol

Seasonal Lantern Photopolymer Bundle #146073 Price: $54.00

Here is the info on the card I actually did specially for this blog hop.

It uses a nice new bundle in the Holiday Mini called Seasonal Lantern.

Anything called ‘lantern’ is just begging to be lit up, right?

Well, I thought it was.  So I did.

This is really a cool set that might get overlooked in the catalog.

It has wonderful sentiments for fall and also a menorah for cards for our Jewish friends.

Yes, this need to be played with much more!

I decided to use the words in the set that said Autumn Greetings… perfect!  And a great size.

This is a two-step stamping set, too, so I put a layer of leaves at the bottom going each way with a Garden Green outline and an Old Olive fill.

So easy to do the different colors and see where they are going with this set.



The lantern I cut several layers of, and built it up to have some height and 3D interest.

The gold foil accent on the lantern is included in the framelits!  Great decorative piece for your lantern if you desire.

There is also a piece of the vellum cardstock between the top two layers of the lantern for covering my light components, and it is perfect for the job!

I added some of the fallish stamped and then cutout with the thinlits and put on the bottom of my lantern with dimensionals.



The saying is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock with Cajun Craze ink and given an end banner treatment.

The size was great, and the gold trimmed Very Vanilla new ribbon is another fun an festive touch.

Here is the card lit up.  I did another ‘squeeze’ switch in the corner, but rigged it to stay on for this pic.

Do you know how hard it is to get a good pic of a light up thing ?

Here it is with the lights off. LOL!

So, yeah, it is hard.  I obviously have some more playing to do!!!

Good thing there are other great things I can light up for the holidays~ Light posts, sparkly trees, lots of fun stuff, so check back soon!

Now on to the other talented demos from our talented state in this blog hop.  See you next month!

 Tamra Davis   You are here!