Spread Joy, Not Germs Hop


It’s time for the Spread Joy, Not Germs hop, and man, is this a good one! There are some amazing designers that have come together for this hop, and we’re all sharing cards to brighten someone’s day. I’ve got a link below to the next stop in the hop, but first, let me show you my card. My sister’s birthday is in a few weeks, and since we can’t get together to celebrate, I wanted to make her a special card. 


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Making the card might seem difficult, but it actually came together quickly with my EZ-Lights and a tunnel card die set from i-crafter. The cake is from The Rabbit Hole Designs, and the sentiment die is from Karen Burniston. From Heffy Doodle, I used a stitched circle die to cut the front of the tunnel card, a push here stamp, and a ray stencil for the background. 


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Pear Blossom Press Light Up Birthday Cake Tunnel Card
First, I colored and cut out my pieces.


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The center layer is a 4″ x 4″ piece of acetate with a 1″ strip along the bottom.




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Tape LEDs to the back of the candle flames.


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Add double thick foam tape.




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Adhere cake to acetate layer. (View from back side.)


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Adhere the background to the back panel and fold sides in.




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Fold up the sides for the front and back panels.


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Adhere the center acetate layer to the back panel.




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Adhere the front panel and decorate.


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View from the top.




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If you’d like to see a video showing you how to make another light up tunnel card, watch this

The Next Stop in the hop is with Cassie Trask

Thanks for hopping along with us today! This hop is really large, with about 150 bloggers participating. For the complete lineup, or if you get lost along the way, you can always go back to Catherine Pooler’s blog or the Hedgehog Hollow blog.


THIRTY ONE companies are offering more than FIFTY prizes on this hop! Comment on the blogs on the hop to be entered. No minimum number of comments required, but the more blogs you comment on, the greater the chances of winning.

Deadline to enter is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27 on the Catherine Pooler Designs and Hedgehog Hollow blogs.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m happy to announce that Tanna LoHouse is guest blogging with me today for the hop! Head on over and check her video out!
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154 thoughts on “Spread Joy, Not Germs Hop

  1. Spreading joy is what I enjoy most about making cards! Your card is awesome!

  2. Wow what a fantastic blog hop. Some I’ve been following for quite a while and some are new to me. That’s what I love about blogs, the variety of card makers and the fabulous inspiration. Your card, the cake with candles lit up ( or a piece of art) is simply fab!
    I’m off to have a jolly good hop about. Keep spreading the joy. X X

  3. Billie Sue Woolley says:

    Gotta try the led’s on a card. Really steps it up!

  4. I love this card–it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

  5. This card is gorgeous! I love it!

  6. Your light up projects are always the most incredible!! Thank you for sharing, I love this project!

  7. Very cute card! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  8. Fabulous work TFS how you did it!

  9. that is and adorable card! love it!

  10. This is amazing! Love how you make everything work together and look so flawless!

  11. Love the interactive card

  12. beautiful card and you’ve mastered it well

  13. Love this 3D card!

  14. MaryAnn Samuelson says:

    Fab card and I love all the pictures to use as a tutorial

  15. I love how the EZ Lights add something special to a card. Your candles look great!

  16. Amanda, your cards never disappoint they are so worth the wait of your page to load. Stunning & your sister is going to love it. 💜

  17. Thank you for sharing your card. It is beautiful.

  18. This is fantastic!

  19. An amazing card-thank you for all the hints!

  20. Your shadow box design is fabulous with that lit up cake!! Love it!! TFS!

  21. Constance LaJoie says:

    Super fun card!

  22. Such a fun card and with lights!

  23. Sure is a special birthday card. Aren’t you glad we can still spread joy from home with our wonderful hobby!

  24. A really cool card!!! Some lucky birthday person will receive this!

  25. Wolves this!

  26. Virginia Polson says:

    I love light up cards and am so appreciative of your step by step guide on how to create one of my own.

  27. OMG! This is sooooo cool! What an amazing bday card!

  28. Wendy Nicola Jackson says:

    A very cool creation! Love the shadow box design and the way the candles light up! This is fabulous!! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  29. Wow! Who wouldn’t love this?

  30. Christine Miller says:

    It’s been a challenge to make birthdays special during this time of distancing, but this adorable card would certainly make someone feel loved and special!

  31. That is really cute. I love light up cards.

  32. Fantastic card!

  33. Thanks for the detailed instructions, I’ve been wanting to make something like this myself as well.

  34. Great idea! This is so awesome to do! Thank you!

  35. Love this! I was wondering how to make a light up card that had a shadow box/tunnel shape; thanks for showing me the steps!!

  36. your card is very beautiful!

  37. I love this card, and I think your sister will as well. It’s so cool that the flames light up!

  38. Super clever and cute!

  39. WOW! i jaw dropping amazing!

  40. Total awesomeness on this amazing birthday shadow box design with your brightly burning candles!!

  41. Delightful card! I admire anyone who takes the time to make it more special! Thank you for sharing.

  42. I love the card and lights! I crafter dies are great, it’s a shame they aren’t available yet in Australia!

  43. YESSS! what a perfect stamp image to light up! love it

  44. Carol E. Wortman says:

    Great way to light up a celebration! Happy birthday to your sister and please stay well!

  45. I Love your card so much. Anyone would be so happy to receive that awesome card. Love It!!!

  46. What a fantastic card! Happy birthday to your sister!

  47. Adorable card my friend! I love the design and the light is perfect!

  48. This is fantastic!! And I love your mix of products! Awesome card and thanks so much for the inspiration!

  49. Love light up cards. I can’t make them but love to watch other people make them. LOL Thank you for sharing

  50. oh, wow… just wonderful idea.. love this amazing card type with a light inside… looks magical… Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

    DT Whimsy Stamps

  51. What a sweet card! Thanks for the inspiration.

  52. Sharon Gullikson says:

    PERFECT< PERFECT! I love the candles!

  53. Thank you for participating in this fun blog hop, and for sharing the joy with all of us!

  54. Very fun! Never tried a light up card!

  55. Karyn K Siemering says:

    A light up card is a guarantee smile… especially when it’s cake

  56. Very clever way to light up those candles!

  57. Wonderful card.

  58. I love the way you used the lights. It is a perfect way to make a birthday card extra special. Thank you for sharing your fantastic creation.

  59. So many great ideas. Thank you for walking us through how you did this and having a video. The candles are really cute.

  60. Such a wonderful card! Thanks for sharing!

  61. Beautiful birthday card sending joy

  62. Wow! This is really cute!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  63. What cake doesn’t look better with lighted candles! Really great card.

  64. Just amazing! Great card.

  65. What a fun, interactive card!!!

  66. So cute and so much fun with the lights.

  67. What a lovely fantastic card! Thanks for your detailed info and video. It will definitely be on my have to try it list. Thanks for sharing and participating in this super fun blog hop.

  68. Love the lit candles! How fun! Your sister is going to love this.

  69. Great card! Love the way you made it.

  70. Totally amazing card! Wow I am so blown away by it.

  71. Just love lights on cards, so nice!!

  72. Darling card! I love all the detail!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps

  73. I love this darling card! This is one I need to try. Thanks for sharing.

  74. Thanks for the amazing inspiration! This card is really beautiful!

  75. Wow!

  76. Pretty card design with the light up cake.

  77. Karen Letchworth says:

    oh, Amanda…thank you for the video on this. How stinking cute!!! LOVE the Pear Blossom stamps and products you’ve used on this. Just as sweet as can be. I need all the inspiration I can get (your videos help with that) Thanks also for sponsoring this very special hop. I do hope it comes back to bless you in a BIG way.
    Karen Letchworth

  78. special touch with the EZ Lights add something special to a card.

  79. What a wicked cute card! 🙂

  80. Super cute card! I love the ez lights!!

  81. How cow, this card is amazing! Love the lights and all the details!

  82. Your sister is going to love this!! I know I would. Great job & pretty colours as well.

  83. I adore this card!!! This will surely make your sisters day!!! Big Hugs!

  84. michiganderintexas says:

    thank you for the video!

  85. How beautiful!! I love it!!

  86. The lights add fun and sparkle to
    the card. Little touches take a
    fun card to a spectacular card.
    thanks for sharing

  87. Darling card! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

  88. This is so wonderful, anyone who got one of these would need to smile!

  89. love the card! the colors are incredible!

  90. Awesome lit up creation! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

  91. You make it look so easy, but the finished product is just fantastic. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  92. Karen S Plumlee says:

    The light up cards are so cool!!!! I just ordered some lights and can’t wait to get started making fun cards. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

  93. Beautiful card! I love these lights!

  94. Great card and use of lights. Thank you.

  95. Those lights look like fun! I can imagine my grandson (7 yr old) trying to figure out how it works and then wanting to make one!

  96. So cute and creative. This would put a smile on anyone’s face.

  97. Very cute card. Love the ideas I am seeing on lighting for cards. Thanks for helping to spread joy.

  98. Kristina Gentle says:

    This is very creative, inspiring and bright n happy. Thanks for sharing.

  99. WOW! Love how you set it up to light up all 3 candles. So cool. Definitely bookedmarked this page for future reference. Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

  100. Your card is wonderful!!! Love that it lights up<3<3<3 Stay healthy! Stay safe! Stay crafty!

  101. Happy birthday to your sister! I am sure she will love your sweet card. I love the light-up feature, what a lovely way to make a card extra special.

  102. Oh wow, this is so fab! Love it! Really cleverly done.

  103. What an awesome card with SO many details! Love it! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

  104. Wow!! This is so awesome!! Love it!!

  105. This is such a pretty and happy card. I love the light up element 😀

    Huge hugs

    Amy xx

  106. what a delightful card – sure to bring joy to the recipient’s face

  107. Amazingly creative Amanda, just delightful. Thanks for sharing.

  108. I am so loving these lights and all the cards you crafty folks are creating. Gotta get some of those — I can see so many ways you could incorporate them into your cards!

  109. I love EZ Lights….I’m new to using them and find them truly EZ to use. Your card is so cute and creative. I will have to watch your video 🙂 Hugs…Janie

  110. This is sooooo adorable!! And so fun with those light up candles! Your sister will love it!

  111. Such a fun light up card! Love that cute cake! The lights make the card extra special! Thanks for spreading joy!

  112. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    Beautiful card- love the soft colors! The light on the candles is a wonderful added bonus!

  113. Love the light up card! So simple and yet so complex. Great colours! xx

  114. Super awesome card! So many great products on one card. You make those lights look SO easy. I really nead to give these a try.

  115. What an awesome cake card! Love the fun fold and the lights 🙂

  116. What a unique card, and a great tutorial!

  117. What a great birthday card! I love the birthday cake and those lights are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration! Stay SAFE!

  118. This is awesome. I really need to get those lights and try to use them on one of my next projects. Thanks for the inspiration! xx

  119. I like the little pop up cake. The attached lights look so neat.

  120. I discovered your website and your FUN lights on Erin Reed’s blog post and had to hurry to your site to order some of the EZ Lights. I can’t wait to get them and use them in a card!! Thanks so much for having Erin on your design team and for the inspiration you and she both have given to this blog hop.

  121. Love the addition of the lights! Great card?

  122. I love the cake! I need to CASE this card.

  123. A truly incredible, lovely card! Thank you for the referral to a video on how to do this.

    LOVE your fancy folds, light up candles and CHEERY design 🙂
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING!

  125. Linda M Mazzola says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation. The recipient is sure to feel JOY.

  126. Beautiful card. Love the lighted candles.

  127. Your sister is going to love this card!!! The EZ Lights are great for this project. Thanks for sharing.

  128. What a nice card! 🙂

  129. Fabulous card, I love the lights! Great instructions, thanks for sharing.

  130. What a fun card. Anyone would love the light up candles in this project. Thanks for sharing

  131. Wonderful card! I haven’t used the lights but they are fabulous as candles on a cake. Thank you so much for sharing and sponsoring.

  132. What a beautiful use of the EZ Lights! Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

  133. Very cute. Thanks for the nice picture tutorial.

  134. Fabulous idea for a light up card to use this box style pop up card. And what better to light up than candles! Super cute. thank you for sharing.

  135. Sandee Lunneborg says:

    What a great card! I’m sure your sister is going to love it! Those candles are fantastic!

  136. Deborah Whittington says:

    I love those EZ lights! Your card is very fun for a birthday or even would be great for other celebrations too!

  137. Wow! It’s so stunning! Love the cute image, great design and those EZ lights.

  138. Such an awesome card Amanda. Love it all! Thanks for sharing.

  139. Such a cute interactive card!

  140. I just love your card. Thanks for sharing it. Please stay safe.

  141. This is so cute! I have been a little afraid of trying these, I don’t know why.

  142. My Kraft Kloset Kim Klinkovsky says:

    That’s an amazing card. I love how it lights up. So cute! What a great hop! Thanks for the inspiration!

  143. SWOON!! I LOVE the Pop Up Card that you shared!! Such a FUN Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

  144. Those light cards are really impressive I’ll have to try one someday

  145. Wow Amanda 🙂 This card is so cool!!! I’m starting to really get into interactive cards! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  146. Great card! It’s lovely and I like the fact that it lights up. That makes it so much fun.

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