How to make light up pop-up sphere card.

Hi, crafty friends!

This is Eiko and I make light up pop-up sphere card.

When you open the card, the sphere pops up and when you pull the pull tab, the rabbits glow.

 


 

~Make the parts~

I will make the parts referring to the picture below.

  • Two pink cardstock (5.5 x 4.25 inch)
  • Folded white cardstock (5.25 x 8.25 inch)
  • White cardstock (5.25 x 4 inch)
  • Two pull tab parts (0.25 x 2 inch)
  • Two switch parts (0.25 x 0.25 inch)
  • Vellum paper for the window

  • Color the rabbits with Copic markers. (W0, W2, C0, R000)
  • Draw a heart on the stomach of the left rabbit and cut out with a craft knife.
  • Cut along the outline with scissors.

  • Put the colored rabbit on white rabbit and mark the center of the heart with a pencil.
  • Mark the Chibitronics with a pencil.
  • Adhere the copper tape from the electrode of Chibitronics to the center of the motif.
  • Adhere the pink Chibitronics on the mark.
  • Sew over the copper tape on the center line with a conductive thread.
  • Sew the threads from the front to the back and tie them.
  • Adhere the conductive thread with the copper tape along the center line.

Make the parts of a sphere.

  • Die cut two pink cardstocks using 3 inch and 2 1/4 inch dies.
  • Die cut acetate sheet using the same dies.
  • Die cut four acetate sheets using 2 3/4 inch and 2 inch dies.

Make a notch refer to the picture below.

  • Draw three lines at 5/8 inch intervals on copy paper.
  • Mark the 1 mm width notch along the line of copy paper.
  • Draw a line from the outside of the ring to half the width of the pink ring.
  • Draw a line from the inside of the ring to half the width of the large acetate ring.
  • Mark notches on small acetate sheet parts.
  • Mark the two from inside, the other two from the outside.

Adhere the rabbit parts on the pink ring.

  • Apply the tape glue on the pink ring.
  • Adhere the positive side thread to the bottom right notch.
  • Adhere the negative side thread to the bottom left notch.
  • Paste two rings together.

Color the rings with StazOn Opaque fava green ink.

 


 

~Assemble the sphere~

  • Combine the central notch of pink ring and large acetate ring.
  • Combine the central notch of small ring and the side notch of large ring.
  • Combine the side notch of two small rings.
  • All rings combine in a grid pattern.

  • Pull out the thread diagonally.
  • Adhere the thread to the edge of the ring with small copper tape.

  • Adhere vellum paper on the back of the colored rabbit part.
  • Adhere the colored rabbit parts on the center part of the sphere.

 


~Make the card base~

  • Put two pink cardstock 1.5 mm apart with washi tape.
  • Draw three lines at 1/4 inch intervals from 3/4 inch from the bottom.
  • Draw a line of 1 inch length from the 3/8 inch from the right end of the center line and cut the slit with 1 mm width with a craft knife.
  • Draw a line 1 inch from the left end.
  • Draw a line 1/2 inch from the right end.
  • Mark the battery on the left line.
  • Adhere the copper tape on the drawing path.
  • Place the battery on the copper tape with the positive side up and adhere the positive side copper tape on the battery.

Make the switch parts.

  • Fold square parts in half.
  • Insert the switch part into the slit.
  • Place the switch part on the right end of the slit and adhere the copper tape.
  • Pull the switch part out of the slit and adhere copper tape around it.

  • Adhere the double-sided tape on the switch part.
  • Adhere the pull tab parts from the front and back.
  • Adhere two parts together with thin foam tape.
  • Attach the conductive fabric tape for reinforcement on the copper foil tape on the fold line of the card.

 


 

~Attach the sphere to the card~

Mark the position to attach the sphere to the card base.

  • Mark at 7/8 inch from the center of the card and make a hole at the mark.
  • Put white cardstock on pink cardstock and mark the position of the copper tape on the pink cardstock.
  • Adhere the copper tape on the drawing path on the white cardstock.
  • At the center of the card leave about 1/2 inch copper tape and cut it.

Pass the thread through the hole.

  • Pull the left and right thread evenly to raise the sphere.
  • Temporarily fix the thread with washi tape.

  • Pass the thread from hole to copper tape and adhere copper tape on the thread.
  • At the copper tape, place the thread on the copper tape and adhere another copper tape on the thread.

  • Adhere a thin foam tape on the lower half of the white card base.
  • Adhere a double-sided tape on the upper half of the white card base.
  • Put the white cardstock on the pink cardstock and adhere the white card’s copper tape on the pink card’s copper tape.
  • Reinforce the folding line with the conductive fabric tape.
  • Adhere the white cardstock on the pink cardstock.

Adhere the die cut parts on the card base.

Make the cover panel.

  • Adhere the die cut parts on the white cardstock.
  • Adhere the chick part using foam tape.
  • Stamp the sentiment with black ink.
  • Adhere the cover panel on the folded pink cardstock.

I finished it!

Be sure to check out the whole video tutorial for more details.


And please see my blog for detailed tutorial.

>>>How to make light up pop-up sphere card.

Thank you for stopping by!

Eiko Uchida

~Supplies list~

2 Comments
  1. Mirella Rogan 4 months ago

    Holy moly, that’s amazing! Thanks so much for the instructions! 🙂

    Are you going to announce the winners of the collab with MFT any time soon? 🙂

  2. Liz O 4 months ago

    Your dsign is so clever! Love it! Thanks for the tutorial and video! Gotta try this!

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