It's A Boy Light-Up Card


Your brand new baby is the light of your life, so why not send some light up announcements to your family? This unique and unexpected handmade card idea shows you how to combine paper crafting with little lights to make one bright, beautiful, and blue announcement card for your baby boy. If you are on the hunt for a unique way to let the world know about your new little man, the It's A Boy Light-Up Card! The LED lights are actually pretty easy to install. Head on over to the link to learn how to use them for this craft and many more.

In the Designer's Words: "Light up your celebrations with easy to use sticker lights! These tiny LED lights will add sparkle and pizazz to so many decorations. This one was created for a baby shower, but they can be added to all kinds of party projects. Marquee signs and letters are everywhere. Custom make your own mini marquee with these easy-to-use mini light stickers and light up your parties in style! Even if you think you are technically challenged, you CAN do this! Just follow my directions!"

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGeneral Paper Crafting

Project or Page Size8.5 inches x 11 inches

Type of Paper UsedScrapbook Paper


Materials List

  • Chibitronics Light Kit
  • 9" x 12" Foam board
  • 12" x 12" patterned cardstock
  • Blue glitter letters
    OPTION: Cut your own letters with a die cutting machine
  • Gold glitter stars
    OPTION: Cut your own stars with a die cutting machine or punch
  • 1/8" Hole punch
  • Adhesive

Create your own light-up card:

  1. Cut card stock the same size as the board then adhere to the front of the board.

  2. Following directions in the kit, adhere 3 sticker lights across the bottom of the board and 3 across the top, about 2" from the edge.

  3. Cut two, 9" x 1/2" wide strips from remaining card stock and adhere over the copper tape, visible on the front.

  4. Punch a hole at the center of 6 stars then adhere on top of each light.

  5. Center, then glue letters in place.

  6. Sit back and enjoy your custom marquee!

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So adorable! This will only light up because of the glitters?


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