Nuts And Bolts Interactive Light-Up Valentine's Card PP577

by Joanne James6. February 2022 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Laurie to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for you to work with:


Love and friendship is our theme this week and my card today is all heart (perfect for the hearts challenge over at Double D). I used the sketch layout over at Paper Craft Crew and decided to put into practice an idea I've been wanting to try with another Valentine's card using the awesome 'Nuts & Bolts' stamp set - take a look:


At first glance, my card is quite simple: some stamped tone-on-tone hearts on my pink layer, a square of heart-patterned Sweet Talk designer paper and a robot, coloured with my Smoky Slate and Real Red Stampin' Blends.

The best part about today's card though? It lights up! I used a simple circuit and a red LED to give my heart a fun Valentine's glow:


When you press the sentiment, it light up the heart - check it out on the video clip below:

This type of card is so easy to create - and the interactive element makes for a super-cute card, right?! I also used an offcut strip of paper and one of the other robots in the set to decorate the inside of my card:


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'm also linking today's card up for a second entry over at SUO Challenges where they are all about Valentine's Day for their current challenge.

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (20) -

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
2/6/2022 1:35:24 PM #

Joanne, what an adorable card!  That robot is super cute and the light-up feature just takes this card to the stratosphere. Just love it!


Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
2/6/2022 2:34:19 PM #

Wow, Joanne, the light up feature is awesome! What an adorable card too! Have a great week!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
2/6/2022 4:17:28 PM #

Wow, Joanne! Did you just hear that thud? That was my jaw hitting the floor. This card is SO unique and awesome. You not only hit this one out of the park, you hit it out of the stratosphere! Have an amazing week!


Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
2/6/2022 7:40:29 PM #

Yay, Joanne!  Love these robots this year, and wowza, a little light, too!  I've always wanted to play with those, how perfect for these guys!  Makes MY heart go beep for sure!  Thanks so much for playing at SU Only!


Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
2/6/2022 7:44:42 PM #

This is so cool Joanne!!  I love the light up element; so perfect with the robots!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/6/2022 9:11:28 PM #

Joanne, thi sis sooooo FUN!  I love the little robot and the sentiment made me smile!  My Robert would love this card!  I can't believe it even lights up!!!!!!  BRAVO!!!!!!  Have a great week, My Friend!  


Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
2/6/2022 9:33:03 PM #

Oh, that's so clever Joanne - love it!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/6/2022 9:36:22 PM #

Oh my gosh...who wouldn't love this little robot, especially since he LIGHTS UP!  So cute!  I can see where this would be a big hit with some certain young ones!!


Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
2/7/2022 12:39:18 AM #

Oh, what a surprise to find out it lights up! I was delighted with the cute robot and the words combined to make the sentiment. You've inspired me to try this, Joanne what a fabulous card!


Diane Hover
Diane HoverUnited States
2/7/2022 1:22:53 PM #

Super cute and clever card!  Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT


Darlene & Pavlick
Darlene & PavlickUnited States
2/7/2022 1:24:22 PM #

OMG what a cute creation and WOW it even lights up!!  Awesome!  Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge!  Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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VickyUnited Kingdom
2/7/2022 3:24:09 PM #

The light-up heart is a wonderful touch Joanne! Such a perfect way to use this set. Vicky x


Jan Musselman
Jan MusselmanUnited States
2/7/2022 4:26:00 PM #

Love your take on this weeks sketch, Joanne! Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!


Natalie Arnold
Natalie ArnoldUnited Kingdom
2/7/2022 5:14:36 PM #

Such a cute valentine's card Joanne love this robot, I'm definitely going to have to get it! Love that the cute little robots heart lights up what a clever idea. The layout of your card is great with all of the paper and card colours it definitely says valentines. Thanks for taking part in the SUOchallenge hope to see you on the next one x


Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
2/10/2022 1:12:28 AM #

SOOO cute! love that it lights up!


Mac Mable
Mac MableUnited Kingdom
2/12/2022 7:41:47 AM #

Super adorable card, fun design and Yay to it lighting up too. Super cute x.


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/12/2022 3:07:21 PM #

Well, if this isn't the cutest card EVER!!! Absolutely darling and the light is such a fun touch.


JaydeeUnited States
2/12/2022 5:52:32 PM #

Joanne, this is absolutely ADORABLE!  I love the DSP behind your wonderful little robot - but seriously, he steals the show!  And lighting up... well, perfection!


Birgit Norton
Birgit NortonUnited States
2/14/2022 11:42:24 AM #

This is super cute!  Thanks for linking up to the Double D Challenges.  Best of luck to you!


Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
2/14/2022 6:29:22 PM #

This is so adorable and perfect for any recipient. Thank you so much for playing along with us at and we hope to see you back again tomorrow for our heat embossing challenge!


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