Thursday, September 3, 2015

Take Flight | Cocoa Vanilla Studios - Xyron - Chibitronics Giveaway!

Hello blogging friends! 

Marcia here today with a fun Cocoa Vanilla Studios  Flying High project to celebrate the end of summer in the Northern hemisphere, just in time for my fellow Minnesotans who are attending the Minnesota State Fair! I used the Summer Carnival SVGcuts digital cut file to cut this Ferris wheel out with my Silhouette Cameo. Let me show you how fun this really is...


I decorated my Ferris wheel with a ton of the stickers from the Flying High collection. Each basket seat has star stickers on both ends. You can see the sticker planes here too.




One side of the Ferris wheel is decorated with rhinestone brads and the other side has these awesome lights by Chibitronics. (I am giving away a set of these lights to one of my blog followers! Just leave me a comment telling me what project you would use them on.) I was a little concerned about getting the lights to work so I only put them on one side. The lights are leds mounted on a sticker pad. You create circuits with copper tape to connect the lights and a battery together. Please view their website for more information.


Here is a little tutorial on the lights....

Step 1. Figure out where your lights are going to be and punch holes.

Step 2.  Place your lights into the holes. The sticky side of the light pad will be facing up.

Step 3;  Carefully place the top side of the wheel over the bottom side, lining up edges.

 Step 4. Now the lights are stuck to the back side of the Ferris wheel.

Step 5.  Now you are ready to wire the lights with the copper tape.

The other end of the tape gets connected to a small battery. I created 4 parallel circuits on my Ferris wheel, so I used 4 batteries. Once you have the wheel wired, glue the top piece back on.

Of course I used my new Xyron Creative Station to adhere the pieces together! I love the smooth  edge to edge coverage you get. 

I am giving away a set of these lights to one of my blog followers! Just leave me a comment telling me what project you would use them on.  Winner will be announced here on September 14th. Have a great week!



  1. WOW!!! This is just amazing! I think that I would make a lovely ferris wheel just like you did. Our local fair is in October!!! Great inspiration!!!

  2. Hello! This project is amazing. I found it via the Cocoa Vanilla Studio FB page. I love all the rhinestones and lights, what an amazing decorative piece! I am now following your blog via bloglovin, I signed up to follow you on instagram, pinterest, and twitter too! If I won I'd use the lights on a Christmas decoration. I'm not sure what exactly but definitely something for Christmas! x

  3. My Great Grand Daughters birthday theme is going to be gold and pink dinosaurs. I would have to find a way to use the lights for that.

  4. The Chibitronics stickers would enhance my lesson with 6th graders on the importance of celebrating others; we create greeting cards for family and friends.


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