Saturday, June 20, 2020

Pear Blossom Press and HAI Supply Light Up Hop!

It's time to get inspired with Pear Blossom Press EZ- Lights and all sorts of goodies from HAI Supply!  HAI Supply has all sorts of amazing Washi Papers from Japan and fun new embellishments.  We are pairing them up with EZ-Lights today to really help them shine (pun intended!)

I decided to do an anime inspired card, so I began by coloring up "Moon Girl" from The Sassy Club using Copic Markers and stamped in Ink on 3's Fadeout Ink for a No Line colored image. I fussy cut around her and added a bit of Nuvo Glaze to the "button" on her backpack. She was set aside and I started building other pieces of the card. 

I had this vision of making i-crafter's Cherry Blossom Bursts light up, so I die cut the cherry blossoms twice, once from HAI's Japanese Handmade Washi paper, I chose a gorgeous blue sheet for my cherry blossoms. The second was from a scrap of red cardstock backed by i-stik adhesive. I also used HAI's Japanese Handmade Washi paper for the center's of the Cherry Blossoms, this time a soft yellow sheet and backed this with i-stik as well.  

After I built the Cherry Blossoms, I punched a hole in the center of each flower so that my lights could shine through. I used these holes to mark where I wanted to hole punch the background and where I wanted my EZ-Lights to be placed on the card base. Next, I put down glue dots to hold my EZ- Lights in place, and put my switch down at the bottom. I actually had to switch the way my switch was facing after I took this picture so that the battery can be swapped without killing the card completely. 

I used washi tape from HAI Supply to hold my wires in place. Then started using doubled up foam tape to build up around my cardbase so that I can place my background next. 

I did have to grab some washi tape that was a bit more heavy duty because my wires were being unruly. Before I adhered my background to the cardbase, I used a sheet of washi paper from the HAI Summer Cranes pack on the bottom part of the background sheet to give a separation from the top where my cherry blossoms would be. These washi sheets are smaller 4"x4" but are adhesive backed which is super handy!

I carefully lined up my pre-punched holes at the top of my base and firmly pressed my background on to the cardbase. Next, the colored up Moon Girl when in the bottom right of the corner. Over the button that controls the light switch, I used this amazing clay rainbow piece from HAI's Clay Rainbows and Clouds embellishment pack. The clay star that rests at the end of the rainbow wasn't quite big enough for me to stamp on (I tried) so I punched out a small star, stamped "Press Here" from Heffy Doodle's Interactively Your's stamp set on it and glued it on top of the existing star. I lined the star up over the switch and made sure it worked to turn my lights on and off, then used large glue dots to glue it down.

I added a sentiment from The Sassy Club's Moon Child which I added a bit of color to the moon and stars, die cut, covered in clear Wink of Stella, and added a bit of Nuvo Glaze to the moon. 

Then I took my Cherry Blossoms and curled ends of the patterned petals up and pressed the red pieces down after peeling the i-stik backing off and lining the punched holes over the holes in my background. Next, I added a yellow gem from HAI's Rainbow Sunbursts to the center of each Cherry Blossom.

My card was now fully built! I loved a certain anime when I was younger and was really inspired to mesh these gorgeous Japan Washi Papers with a girl who reminded me of the show. Then, lighting up the cherry blossoms reminded me of the magical elements that are in the show. I am in love with how it turned out!

All lit up! I waited until nighttime to take this picture so you can really see how well the the EZ-Lights really light up and shine through the gems!

Click here to try EZ-Lights, use coupon code EZSHIP4 for $4 off $25 or more!

Finally, a little video to give the full effect of the lights!

Thank you for hopping along on the HAI Supply & Pear Blossom Press Collab Hop! For more inspiration, check out all of the stops in the hop...

Rachel Winn - you are here
Julie Ebersole - next stop

*** PRIZES ***
Hops are always more fun when there are prizes, right?? Four prizes will be awarded to four separate winners, chosen at random, from comments left on participating blogs and videos. Prizes include $25.00 gift codes from Pear Blossom Press, and $25.00 gift codes from HAI Supply. No purchase necessary. Comments must be posted by 11:59 pm PST on June 27, 2020. Only one comment per blog or video will be counted, but you can comment on multiple blogs and videos in the hop for additional entries. (This is to prevent spam.) Contest open internationally to participants over 18 years of age. Void where prohibited by law. Any personal information collected will only be used for the purposes of contacting winners, your information will never be shared or sold. Comments left on YouTube videos must not violate community guidelines. This contest is not sponsored by YouTube. Winners will be announced on July 6, 2020 at and prizes must be claimed within thirty days of announcement, or new winners will be drawn.

One code, two stores! Enter discount code EZSHIP4 at checkout on Pear Blossom Press and HAI Supply for $4.00 off your total, on orders over $25.00 (before tax and shipping), valid until June 27, 2020. 

Until next time,
R. Winn


  1. What a super-fun interactive design

  2. It turned out so cool Rachel! ❤️❤️❤️

  3. Such a cute card, love the effect the lights give. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Like your cards! Thanks for the ideas!

  5. OMG! The papers are gorgeous and I LOVE the way it lights up!

  6. Marisela Delgado said: So awesome! So beautiful!

  7. Marisela Delgado said: I keep looking at your card! Wow!

  8. I adore your card! From the light up cherry blossoms to the sentiment! Great job!

  9. Sometimes you can tell by the card just how much the creator loved doing it... and your excitement was all over this beauty. Gorgeous and fun. Great placement for the lights!

  10. I love everything about your card Rachel! It is beautiful!

  11. Super cute card! Thank you for the inspiration!

  12. Love the little girl watching
    the lights. Fantastic idea.
    thanks for sharing

  13. Pretty details and colors! I really love those beautiful cherry blossoms!

  14. These are so cute! I really need to order some of the lights. They are amazing!