Holiday Ornament with Pear Blossom Press EZ-Lights

Hi everyone! Today I am guest designing for such a bright company, Pear Blossom Press. This amazing company sells products that make light up cards and other paper crafts super easy! Check out their EZ-Light and Power Pack products here. Keep reading below for more details on how I created this beautiful holiday ornament with just one EZ-Light! This project is also featured on the Pear Blossom Press blog today, check it out here!

To create the ornament I first heat embossed the image from the Iconic Ornament stamp set with white embossing powder onto kraft cardstock. I used Prismacolor pencils to color inside of the holiday icons. The colors I used are listed at the bottom of this blog post. I die cut the image with a 3.75" circle die and I matted it onto a scallop circle shape with solid red cardstock. To finish the ornament I heat embossed the "Shine Bright This Holiday Season" sentiment with white embossing powder onto a thin strip of red cardstock and attached it to the front with foam adhesive. For detailed instructions on how I created the light up mechanism keep reading below.

Check out the video below to see how the light up mechanism works:

The easiest process, for me, to create a light up project:
  • Color the images on the front of the ornament and use a Crop-O-Dile hole punch to cut out small holes where you want the light to shine through. 
  • With a pencil trace the small circle openings onto the back piece of the ornament. This way your lights will line up with the holes in the top layer of the ornament. 
  • Use glue dots, tear tape and Scotch tape to adhere the EZ-Lights mechanism (batter holder and button, the wires, and the lights) to the ornament base. I attach the lights to the base so that the illuminated areas aren't so concentrated.
  • Add vellum to the backside of the colored ornament to hide the lights in the background.
  • Attach double layered foam tape to the back of the front piece or to front of the base to account for the height of the battery and button mechanism.
  • Typically I add a "Push Here" button; however; with this ornament I just used the sentiment strip for the button placement (behind the word "holiday"). Now you have a light up ornament!

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Make sure you check out the Pear Blossom Press blog for more wonderful light up creations. Hope you come back soon! 


Prismacolor Pencils Used:
Browns: 1080, 1085
Reds: 924,937
Yellows: 914, 916, 917, 1012
Greens:908, 909, 1098
Blues: 1086, 1022, 1024
Greys: 1059, 1060
White: 938

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