Let’s Glow! – with Gina K Designs

Welcome to the Let’s Glow hop with Gina K Designs and Pear Blossom Press! We’re sharing beautiful cards with a double-wow factor; they feature the beautiful stamps and dies you can only find from Gina K, and they all light up! (Don’t worry, that part is easy with the help of our EZ-Lights.) Be sure to hop along with us for lots of inspiration; our designers have come up with some gorgeous cards…

Gina Krupsky – next stop

Dana Joy 

Beth Silaika 

Niccole Kulig 

Karen Hightower  

Cassie Trask 

Mindy Eggen 

Amanda Stevens – you are here

So how about a clean and simple card, that has the wow factor of lights, and is fast and easy for mass production? I’ll show you a design that is all of those in my new video

 

I lined up several images from the Holiday Trees stamp set onto a 3ยพ” x 5″ white panel. Alternating colors, and masking as necessary, I stamped them in Tranquil Teal, Sea Glass, and Key Lime ink. Making sure to leave room inside the triangle on the left, I stamped PUSH HERE to indicate where the EZ-Light button will be. I also stamped PULL ME onto a 5/8″ strip of white cardstock. (I can tuck that under the battery before mailing, to ensure it won’t accidentally get drained en route.) Both of those stamps are in the Interactively Yours stamp set

With the stamping complete, it was time to add lights! As you saw in the video, I just poked holes in the panel, right above each tree. I taped my EZ-Light in place on the back side of the panel, making sure to line the purple button up right behind PUSH HERE, and each light over a hole. After I tucked the 5/8″ strip under the battery, I added Double Thick foam tape around the panel, and popped it onto a teal A2 size card. To finish the card, I glued Star Shaped Gems on top of each light. This design is quick, easy, elegant, and perfect to mass produce. I hope I’ve inspired you to give it a try! (Tag me on social media if you do, so I can cheer you on!) 

You’ll find EZ-Lights, along with everything else you need for light up cards in our shop. 

Are you ready for more inspiration? Gina K is the next stop in the hop. Head on over to her blog to see what she made! You aren’t going to want to miss a single stop in the hop; our talented designers have created some really beautiful cards. Oh, and there are prizes! 

Every good hop has prizes, right? So Gina K Designs, and Pear Blossom Press are each giving away a $50 store credit! Comment on this post by November 11, 2020 to be entered to win. The winner of the Gina K Designs credit will be announced on their blog on November 18, and the winner of the Pear Blossom Press credit will be announced here, on the same day. 

Thanks so much for hopping along with us! 

  1. Such an adorable card.

  2. Wow – so simple yet so beautiful! The light up stars are awesome!

  3. So many possibilities with these lights. Love the colors too.

  4. Wow, love it and it doesn’t look super complicated!!!

  5. Wonderful card! Love the idea of the protective piece of cardstock.

  6. Beautiful shining lights on top of Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ trees

  7. What an awesome card, the lights just make it perfect!!

  8. So many ideas for using the lights!

  9. Merry little trees and lights all aglow”

  10. Best idea ever! Endless possibilities!

  11. Katherine Edwards says:

    Lovely card!

  12. So cute and simple! Adding the surprise factor with the lights is so cool!

  13. Beautiful card. The lights make it perfect.

  14. Great simple card with the extra special lights!

  15. Super bright and lovely.

  16. Adorable card… the lights are such a fun element. Thanks for the tip about protecting the battery during mailing.

  17. That is simply amazing

  18. Wonderful card. Great video explaining how to create a light-up card the card.

  19. Wonderful idea!
    Thanks for sharing.

  20. Nice to discover you and your shop on this hop.

  21. Lovely clean design for this great collaboration!

  22. I love the simple design of the card and the with the lights it looks like WOW. The video is fabulous for showing how the lights work, so fun!

  23. Fabulous card, Amanda!

  24. Cute card. The lights add a wow factor.

  25. Clean and simple yet it looks like they took a long time to make. I am so encouraged to try these lights on some cards. I saw a video you made for Justine Hovey’s big blog hop to support You Tube crafters last year and knew I wanted to try these. Life happened and I didn’t do it. Now I’m ready to tackle this. Thank you.

  26. Such a sweet card, with a punch of wow factor!

  27. ADORABLE!! Loving these lights!

  28. Love this card!

  29. Super cute and those lights look easy to use and add so much.

  30. The lights add a lot to these cute cards!

  31. Love this card and the lights.

  32. Love the simplicity of this card but the lights just adds that pop!! Beautiful card!

  33. What a gorgeous card Amanda! The lights, shining through the star crystals you added, really add so much to the trees. Great idea!

  34. So pretty to have the stars on the trees light up!

  35. I love cards with triangular trees and what a surprise it would be to have them light up. I like the way you put stars in front of the lights too.

  36. Cute card. The lights are so cute. Thanks for sharing

  37. I just love the cards, and I am going to try my hand at using lights on my own cards! Love all of the ideas and the beautiful cards! Thanks so much!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. Such a cute card!

  39. Wonderful card. Love how you used the lights. Thank you

  40. What a wonderful card! So pretty! ๐Ÿ’œ

  41. You make lighting up cards so much fun! Your card is fantastic and so is your video. Thanks Amanda for the opportunity to hop along.

  42. What a sweet card.

  43. Love your card! So many possibilities for using the lights!

  44. Another cute card, love how the tree toppers light up.

  45. Elegant and simple. Great card!

  46. So sweetโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

  47. Pretty card! Love the lights and they are easy.

  48. Just so FUN!

  49. butterfliesrfree08 says:

    I love the lights behind the stars. Really cute Idea! The light are really fun to create with and they make for a fun and festive card! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  50. Beautiful card. Love 2 of my favorites collaborating a hop.

  51. Pretty card.Love this hop’s many ways to use lights.

  52. I canโ€™t wait to try these fantastic lights on cards for my grandchildren who live far away from me.

  53. This idea is so awesome. I can’t wait to get some and give it a go. Fabulous cards

  54. I absolutely love making clean and simple cards!! I think this will be the first light-up card I try and make. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  55. Beautiful card! I love the lights at the stars!

  56. The card is darling, and the way the stars on top light up looks so charming. The way the tab is placed to save the battery is such a good idea. I will be using that trick!

  57. Love the simple, yet adorable card.

  58. Love the CAS and graphic Christmas card! Thanks so much for the video! I’m convinced–this is easy!

  59. So cute! I love all the ideas that have been shown using these lights. So much inspiration. Thanks to the entire design team. This hop has been so much fun! Good luck everyone!

  60. Love these cute trees and the light-up stars! Such an awesome card!

  61. Lighted trees. Is there anything that says CHristmas more than that?

  62. So elegant–love the color combo’s and lights–so pretty!

  63. This card is beautiful and you make it look easy and quick to make. I will be giving this try.

  64. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Your card is wonderful! I love the design with the stars lighting up! Thank you for showing, on your video, how easy the assembly is!

  65. I love your card. I have not seen these lights before. Thank you for the inspiration. I ordered a set of these lights and will make 5 cards for some very special people in my life.

  66. The light gives the perfect sparkle!

  67. Hi Amanda ๐Ÿ™‚ This has been such a fun hop! Such great products and soooooooo much inspiration! Lovely card ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you!!!

  68. So cute with these fun light up trees.

  69. Adorable card. Great idea to keep the battery from draining in the mail.

  70. Every time I see Christmas trees (and candles) I think they need EZ lights and Amanda’s gems! Perfect simple pretty card. The battery protector works perfect. (((Hugs)))

  71. Great cards, such fun!

  72. The lights just bring those trees to a whole other level of awesome!! Nicely done!

  73. Great ideal to prevent the battery from draining. Love the simple design!!

  74. Too too cute!

  75. The stars that light up are awesome love the card

  76. Such a fabulous design!

  77. would love to try thesehave wanted to do light up cards for years it and galaxy designs have always intimidated me, even tho I can paint lol

  78. So Merry and Bright, your card is great! Thanks for sharing.

  79. Pamela Carlene Nelson says:

    Glad to have found this site…๐Ÿค—

  80. Looks great … but!!! They donโ€™t ship to my zip code (Phoenix Arizona area) … are these lights available anywhere else?

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