Faux Christmas light-up card tutorial

Interactive faux Christmas light-up card for MFT.

Hi there! Today I’m stopping by to show you my interactive faux Christmas light-up card and to invite you to check out the video tutorial for it HERE, on the MFT YouTube channel.

Close up of faux Christmas light-up for MFT.

It seems like ages since my last interactive project, which was a real light-up card. Unless you count THIS box card from 6 October, which I don’t, since there is nothing moving or lighting up… Before I tell you more about today’s card, let’s see it in action:

Sometimes simple ideas, like playing with the contrast between two tones of card stock, can be very effective. In this case, the stars and houses seem to light up. You could totally use this mechanism in a typographic card, to make part of the text stand out.

Fun Christmas card with faux light-up mechanism. By Laura Dovalo for My Favorite Things.

I love the color combination that I used. It has a retro vibe to it and reminds me of Russian folk art. I used a whole bunch of products, but in the video I mention other ways of creating this card, if your stash is limited.

Animated gif of faux light up Christmas card.

That’s it from me! Enjoy the tutorial and if you have any questions, just drop me a comment. Byeeee!

Measurements for faux Christmas light-up card

  • Main panel (with 1” x ½” semi circular notch on upper edge): 3 ¼” x 8 ¼” (8,3cm x 21cm)
  • Back snow panel: 3 ¼” x 4 1/8” (8,3cm x 10,5cm)
  • Front snow panel (with sentiment): 3 ¼” x 3 5/8” (8,3cm x 9,1cm)
  • Acetate strip: 3 1/8” x 7 5/8” (7,9cm x 19,9cm)
  • Pull tab: 2 ¾” x 7 ½” (7cm x 19,1cm)
  • Blue strip for pull tab: 2 ¾” x 3 ¾” (7cm x 9,5cm)
  • White strip for pull tab: 2 ¾” x 3 11/16” (7cm x 9,3cm)
  • Cellophane strip: 2 1/8” x 5 ½” (trim the excess)


List of MFT supplies used for faux Christmas light-up card

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