Interactive Light Up Card (Fairy Lights)

Hey there! Today (by popular request) I am excited to share how to create light up cards with fairy lights. These lights allow for a cheap way to create large lit up backgrounds on cards and other crafting projects!

(Looking for anything that I used in the video? All of the supplies are linked with images to multiple stores at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used when possible. Watch the full video HERE in HD!)

I started by creating a scene using the Lighthouse Collage die and trees from the Home and Hearth die set. This is a good die for this technique because there is lots of open space for the light to come through!

On the back of the panel, I added two layers of vellum to hold the lights in and avoid seeing the individual bulbs. Then I created a border using foam tape to seal in the string lights leaving an open space for the battery pack to hang out. I don’t mind the battery pack and switch hanging out, but you could creatively hide it in the card.

I finished off the card by creating a sentiment with the Luggage Tag Alphabet and You Get Me stamp sets.


Below are all of the supplies used in today’s video linked to multiple stores for convenience. Compensated affiliate links used when possible (when you use these links it helps support me at no extra cost to you)… Thank you!

Simon Hurley
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