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This card can be used as individual cards or party invitations for a number of events:
- Memorial Day
- 4th of July
- Sporting events
- “You’re a Star”
- …You get the idea!
I cut this card on my Cricut Expression using the Wild Card cartridge. It cuts everything you see: the red base card, blue liner (blackout feature), white and red blackout stars on the front, “celebrate” word, smaller stars, envelope and envelope liner.
I will also show how you can cut this card without a Cricut machine and how to embellish with other cut outs or stickers as well.
First, If You Have A Cricut…
A unique feature on the inside of this card is the “star writing”.
I traced the star onto the blue liner with a pencil. Then I used a thin Sharpie pen to write the words to the Happy Birthday song just under the line, so it would be hidden when the card is closed.
If you look carefully at the closeup of the words, you can see some of the pencil lines before I erased them.
This technique can be used on any card, front or back. You can trace around any object or draw anything with a pencil, then write words that match the object or your sentiment.
Now, If You Don’t Have A Cricut…
To make this star-shaped card without using a Cricut machine, you can use any size card and star. This yellow card is a standard premade 4.25 x 5.5 card:
Just make sure that 2 of the points overlap to the back, then you can cut out the rest.
The inside triangle is tricky to cut out, so you can sneak this a little by gluing a triangle of the same size to the front, instead of cutting it out. It should be the same color as the inside of the card, so it looks like you cut it out. No one will ever know!
I don't buy greeting cards or holiday cards anymore — I make my own! I also do some rubber stamping and scrapbooking. But mostly I enjoy creating handmade, one-of-a-kind cards. I’ve been an avid crafter for most of my adult life. My crafting addiction started with cross-stitching, then moved on to wearable art, projects with painted wood, fabric crafts, and then paper crafts — which has transformed primarily into card making. I also make the occasional wreath, snowglobe, and other holiday crafts.