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Monday, January 2, 2012

Let Your Light Shine

Happy New Year! Woohoo! Smiley from millan.net      Wow! Another year is over. I'm already struggling with writing 12 for the date instead of 11. Am I the only one that had difficulty with that? I'm sure my hand will connect with my brain sometime in April...  :)

Today's little project is also a How To!  Don't you love it when you learn something new? I know I do.

The lightbulb is fun. It's cute. It's super easy to make. But the WOW here is how I printed onto the pre-cut lightbulbs... ... Did that catch your attention?  Yes, I said I printed onto pre-cut shapes.   This is so great! Smiley from millan.net  I love it! 
Forgive my enthusiasm. It's the geek in me.  Smiley from millan.net  If you're a wee bit nerdy like me, then listen up. Here's how I did it.

First, I cut out the lightbulbs. These are not cut from cardstock. They are cut from a yellow copypaper weight paper.

Then I designed my wording and printed that out on a standard piece of paper. Now, using some repositionable adhesive, I attached the lightbulbs to the print out.

I ran the same paper through my printer again. Voila! my printing is now on my lightbulbs. Cuteness, right?!
Before I put the gray cap piece on, I used my Scor-Pal to put a few lines on it. Then used my Stardust pen to add some shimmer.
I have the wording for you if you want it. You can download it HERE
Well, that's all for today. Hope you have a good one. Thanks for visiting.


  1. Can you tell me where I can find the lightbulb? This is great!

  2. Thank you Debbie. I created the lightbulb. It's an SVG file.

  3. I am kind of confused of why you put glue on the white paper and put the yellow on top. I think I missed a step or the reason behind it. Just trying to get an idea of how you put words on the light bulb.

    1. No, that’s exactly what I did. But the glue is a Repositionable Adhesive glue stick from Elmer’s. Remember, Print and Cut didn’t always exist. I created these lightbulb tags the Old School way before I had Print n Cut capability with my Cricut or Silhouette. Basically, I printed a template on the white paper first so I could see where the wording would print when I ran tha paper through my printer. Then, using the repositionable adhesive I attached the yellow lightbulb shapes onto the white paper. I put the paper back into my printer and printer the file again. When the paper came out of the printer the wording was printed onto the yellow paper. I peeled off the yellow, attached new lightbulb shapes, and repeated the print process until I had enough tags printed.
      You asked about why I put the adhive in the white paper instead of the yellow. I noticed that by putting the adhesive on the white paper and then attaching the yellow shapes on top, when I peeled off the printed shapes the majority of the adhesive stayed on the white paper and the yellow came away almost clean, which meant I didn’t have to add adhesive every time. And the residual adhesive didn’t conflict with the permanent adhesive I used to put the finished tags together.
      Hope the additional info helps.


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