Starry Night Birthday Card

September 19, 2015RaChil Luke

I’ve been making a lot of paper crafts and using a star motifs recently so I thought I would combine them both and make a practical craft; a birthday card for my Dad! Now, my Dad’s birthday is the 21st so I’m even getting it done a little early (wayyyy different then usual). You can make this card into a graduation card, a birthday card, or maybe even just a “congratulations” card! The design lends itself to just about any occasion.


  • Various Papers
  • Premade card (Or make one from your own paper)
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Pen
  • Heat Tool
  • Round embellishments
  • Glue Stick
  • Bone Folder (optional)

Step 1: Apply some glue to the front of your premade or mini card. Place it down on your main paper with a 1 in. border around the edge.
Cut around the card. Crease the spine using the bone folder or your finger.

Step 2: In this step I used two special papers, a sheet of partial corrugated cardboard and an embossed sheet. Cut a 3 in. by 3.5 in. rectangle and glue it to the front of your card.

Cut a rectangle that’s about 1.5 in. by 6 in. from your corrugated sheet. Apply some glue to the back and place it around the card so that it partially covers the embossed sheet.


Step 3: Use your embossing pen to write “Make a wish” in the clear corner of the outside of your card. Shake some silver embossing powder onto the words and then tap the card to remove all the excess.

Use heat gun to emboss the words.

On the inside of the card write Happy Birthday or whatever appropriate phrase you have and repeat the embossing process.

Step 4: I added some shiny embellishments to mimic more stars and to expand upon the theme. I was just going to do it randomly then I decided it needed to be a constellation so I went with the little dipper!

I used to draw my parents/relatives/family members cards but I figured as a semi-professional crafter I ought to step it up a tad. I’m sure my Dad is going to love it, I just hope he doesn’t read this post before then!

Til Next Time!

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