Newton’s Nook Kissing Kitties Slider Card Lights Up with Chibitronics

Hooray! The day has finally arrived for the annual Cat Lovers Hop! I’ve been excitedly bouncing around like Tigger the past couple of days! I know we all look forward to this annual hop and I think it’s appropriate to start off with a special thanks to Janis over at HerPeacefulGarden for all the hard work she puts into this special event! Let’s give her a big round of aPAWs!! Be sure to check out her link up pageĀ (HERE) for all the details and for the aMEOWzing list of sponsors she lined up!

If you’ve been watching on Instagram you know I have a lot of fun stuff in store for you… Thankfully, I’ve had a year to prepare! On my blog, there will be cards, calendars, home decor, jewelry, a guest designer, sci-fi cats, games, giggles and more – all featuring those dear, precious critters we all love… cats! I’m working on a giveaway, too, so you’ll want to stay tuned for that.

I’m going to start off with my first ever light-up card. It’s a slider with an adorable pair of kissing kitties anniversary card made with stamps from hop sponsor Newton’s Nook:

When you pull on the heart tab, the romantic kitty slides over to plant a smooch on his sweetie – at which point the heart lights up and the words oh-la-la! are revealed!

Here’s a video of it in action (roll your mouse over the picture and click the white arrow):

Confession: I cannot believe that I engineered the placement of wiring for the light and the slider on the inside just so, but I was so excited to try it, I turned it over and sealed it up, found out it worked and THEN reached for my camera. DUM-DUM want GUM-GUM?! lol! Guess you’ll have to wait a while until I do another one to see the inner workings. Sorry!

Wondering where I got that aMEWsing beret? It came from the Newton Dreams of Paris set… I just fussy cut it off that kitty (who’s not looking in the right direction for this kiss), snipped the lines on both sides of his ear and it tucked perfectly around.

Here’s a better pic of the card with the heart lit up from the smooch:

It just makes MY heart go pitter-patter! … I’ve done it so many times, I hope I haven’t used up the battery before my recipients get to play with it!

Materials used:

  • Newton’s Nook stamp sets: Newton’s Antics, Newton’s CCuddles, Newton Dreams of Paris
  • Spellbinders Exquisite Labels Eleven dies
  • Lawn Fawn Slide On Over Lawn Cuts dies
  • The Cat’s Pajamas Heart Trio die
  • Tsukineko Memento dye inks: Rose Bud & Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers: B21,24; R32; RV02,04; YR02,21,24
  • Black Sharpie marker
  • Sakura Pigma Micron pen 005 brown
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Faber Castell Texture Gems: Gold
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops: Gloss Carnation Pink
  • Recollections 110# cardstock: Ballerina pinks and white
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Foam Tape
  • Chibitronics lighting kit
  • Misc. Vellum

I’m entering this card in the following hops and challenges – Want to play along? Click on any one for more details:

Thanks for stopping by!

I will be back later on today with more feline fun.



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I close with this apropaw meme:

28 thoughts on “Newton’s Nook Kissing Kitties Slider Card Lights Up with Chibitronics

  1. D,Ann….this card is pure genius!! I love the colors and the interactive sweet smooching couple from the Newton’s Nook set! How clever of you to add the Chibitronics light up feature with the heart and the Oh La La that gets revealed. That part gave me the giggles!

    What a fabulous kick-off for our 2017 Cat Lovers Hop. Thank you so much for all your support and encouragement!!

    ā¤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


  2. Wow! I love your “lighted” card! I have been seeing these and want to try one too in the future. Thanks for the inspiration!!!! Cute design and colors….plus sweet kitty images.
    Beverly S.
    theladystamper2000atyahoodotcom USA


  3. OH my gosh D.Ann! This is adorable and intimidating at the same time..haha! I am not very adept when it comes to extra additions to my paper crafts, or paper engineering so I am in complete awe over this interactive card. The lights in the heart and the slider element are just genius.


  4. Oh my goodness! I adore this card! I have been checking out those lights and I am thinking I’ll finally take the plunge and get myself some! Charming kissing kitties ā¤ Hugs!!
    StampinDiva at yahoo dot com USA


  5. What an adorable little kitty card! Extra fun that you added a light up feature!
    So happy you linked this up to Cropstop — do join us again and help us reach our goal of 100 links this month!


  6. Hello, D.Ann! Yay for the Cat Lovers Hop! Your card is not only adorable, but it is so cool! You made a slider and a light-up all in one – now that’s an interactive card! Lucky person who receives this one!


  7. This is just amazing and would so fun to play with. I don’t blame you for almost wearing it out because I would be doing the same. You are so clever to use the beret from another set to make this kitty even cuter.


  8. It’s soo cute and pinkish!! šŸ’“ I really love the way you made it as a slider card and it’s so adorable the way it lights up..!!

    taniyafern at yahoo dot com


  9. WOW!!!! This card is AMAZING! I can’t believe all the awesome interaction it has with the slider AND the lights! Whoever you send it to is going to LOVE it! Plus, those kissing kitties are adorable! Thank you for featuring our stamps on the Cat Lovers Blog Hop!
    -Jen {Newton’s Nook Designs}


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