Oh no! It's "insert holiday" and you've forgotten the card AND the gift! But before you run out to buy a store-bought card and generic chocolates, you remember you have some Chibitronics laying around and trusty Instructables.com!

Well you're in luck! This is a great little project that is sure to bring a smile to whomever you give it! This card is the perfect last minute gift because it is super customizable and doesn't take much time or material. I had all of the supplies already, so the project only took about an hour.

This project is also a great way to explore and make with simple circuits! Chibitronics has made it very easy to learn basic circuits through paper electronics! This was my first time and I am definitely excited to keep exploring how I can use these stickers in my work!

I can't wait to see what everyone makes with this project! Make sure to comment and share your projects! I am excited to see all the variations of the Chibitronics Robot Card!

Step 1: Gather Supplies

This project doesn't require more than a couple crafting supplies and a couple of electronic supplies.

1. Cardstock paper (2 sheets) One sheet will be the cover (laser cutting cover is optional) and the other will be the inside message. I wanted my card to be typical postcard size when folded (3-1/2in x 5in) so I purchased 2 sheets of 8-1/2in x 11in cardstock paper from ARCH Art and Drafting Supply.

2. Chibitronics - two red LED circuit stickers (found here)

3. Chibitronics - one Twinkle circuit sticker found in the Effects Pack (found here)

4. Coin cell battery

5. Copper tape (~18in long)

6. Not pictured: Tape

7. Not pictured: Small amount of tissue paper or semi-transparent sketch paper. You wont need much at all, maybe an inch square piece; this is merely a diffuser for the light.

If you're looking to buy these electronics individually Chibitronics has everything you need! And if you're looking to learn more and do more, they also have a great Circuit Stickers Intro Pack ($10) and the more advanced Chibi Lights LED Circuit Stickers STEM Starter Kit ($30) I found the best thing about using these products is the helpful resources and easy-to-learn tutorials!

Using regular LEDs will save you and arm and a leg, and are just as easy to use.
<p>You are correct, LEDs are quick and easy to use as well! I wanted to explore Chibitronics for this paper based project.</p>
<p>Indeed! 100pcs 1206 SMD LEDs are about 1,30&euro;, thats a lot of spare parts to mess up. One might need a droplet of solder to attach it to the copper tape, though.</p>

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Bio: Currently a Master of Architecture graduate student. But above all, I am a maker.
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