2017年10月31日火曜日

How to make light up Tim Holtz Village Winter ~basic level~

Hi, crafty friends!

Today I make light up 3D house using Tim Holtz's Village Dwelling series die.


I will make two kinds of houses, basic level which can be easily made and advanced level which requires special materials. 

At the basic level house, the window glows when you pull the pull tab. 
At the advanced level house, the window flashes and the music rings when you turn on the switch.


I will make a basic level house this time.



I'm using Tim Holtz's village dwelling and village winter dies.




I'm using 80 lb and 110 lb Neenah white cardstock and white vellum paper.
And using these papers and plastic sheet.


"Tim Holtz kraft-core nostalgic collection"
"Frosted plastic sheet"


What you need to make a light up card is like this.
"Chibitronics Pink, Orange, Green MegaPack"
"Chibitronics Red, Yellow, Blue MegaPack"
"3V coin cell battery" (CR1616)
"5mm wide Copper tape"


I will make the parts referring to the picture below.




  • Die cut the 110lb and 80lb white cardstock with wall structure dies.
  • Die cut a 110lb white cardstock with roof, base and chimney.
  • Die cut a ideaology deco sheet with base, roof and base of porch dies.
  • Die cut a corrugate cardboard with chimney, additional door and posts for the front porch dies.


  • Die cut a white Kraftcore cardstock with snow drips dies.
  • Die cut a red Kraftcore cardstock with window frame die.
  • Die cut a frosted plastic with icicle dies.
  • Make pull tab parts with white cardstock.(two 0.5x0.5 inch, two 0.5x2 inch)
  • Cut the white vellum paper for the window.

Cut off the tab of the wall structure part of 80 lb.


Put the wall parts on the white cardstock and trace the outline.


Mark the center of the window and cut the outline with a craft knife.


Fold at the score line and cut off the door.

Draw a line for the slit at the left end.
Mark and cut out the 1/32 x 1 inch slit.


Mark the position of the battery and the Chibitronics.
Draw the circuit with a pencil.

Adhere a double-sided tape at the position of the battery.
Adhere the copper tape on the drawing path.


In the position of the battery, adhere the copper tape on the double-sided tape.

Place the battery on the copper tape with the negative side up.
Adhere the negative side copper tape on the battery.


Adhere the red and green Chibitronics LED sticker on the mark.

Make a switch part.


  1. Make two small square parts with white card stock. Fold square parts in half.
  2. Insert the switch into the slit and adhere  the copper tape to the same position as the copper tape attached to the circuit paper.
  3. Adhere the copper tape around the switch part. Make cross-shaped parts like this.
  4. Insert the switch part into the slit again.

Adhere the pull tab parts on the switch parts.


The back side is like this.


Adhere a foam tape on the circuit card base.


I will make the wall of the house.
I'm using a ranger texture paste and stencil.


Apply the iced spruce distress ink to my craft sheet and mix the texture paste with a palette knife.


Adhere the wall parts on craft sheet with temporary adhesive tape.
Place a stencil on the part and scrape the texture paste through a stencil.


Make four wall parts the same way and air dry.


After dry, apply the hickory smoke distress ink onto the parts using the ink blending tool.


Color the corrugate parts in the same way.

Adhere the snow drip parts on a copy paper with temporary adhesive tape.
Heat embossing the parts with the snowflake tinsel embossing powder.


Adhere the roof part of the deco sheet on the roof part of the cardstock.
Adhere the snow drip part on the roof part.


Adhere the corrugate parts on the cardstock parts.
I make a front porch and chimney.


Drill a hole in a door part, attach a mini fastener and make a door knob.

Adhere vellum paper on the back of the windows.


Make a slit for the pull tab.


Adhere the tabs with double-sided tape.
Adhere the wall structure on the base structure and adhere the window frames and door part on the wall.


Through a pull tab on the slit, adhere the circuit-attached card base to the house.


It looks like this from the top.


Adhere the front porch and the rooftop part on the base structure.


Adhere the icicle parts on the edge of the roof.







Adhere the base part of the deco sheet on the base part of the cardstock and adhere the tabs with paper adhesive.


I finished it!
When you pull the pull-tab, the windows glow.

Do you understand how to make it?
Be sure to check out the whole video tutorial for more details.


Please enjoy the glowing house in the upcoming holiday season.
Next time I will make an advanced level house.
Don't miss it!


Thank you for stopping by.

1 件のコメント:

  1. Shoot, I thought I left a comment but now I don’t see it. Well, I can tell you it was full of exclamation marks!!! I LOVE, love, love your switch idea! So smart, so neat, and so much more dependable. I seriously can’t wait to try it myself, and think this will be how I make all my cards from now on. You’re a genius! And your house is simply adorable! Wonderful post with fabulous instructions. Thank you, thank you!!!

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