Seeing Stars at Cute Card Thursday

Hello friends and welcome to Thursday already!  It seems like the weeks are quickly going by faster and faster as we close in on the end of the year!  It’s the “crazy crafting season” for sure! LOL!

Today brings up another Cute Card Thursday Challenge and for this week’s challenge, we’d like to see “STARS” on your creations!  I think this is a good one for whatever it is you’re crafting even if it’s Christmas…or not!   I have decided to make mine non-Christmasy this time:


I am pretty much “out-numbered” with males in my family, so most of my birthday cards are for men and I have a couple more birthdays to celebrate next month, so I thought this was a great opportunity to sneak one into my Christmas card-making time!

All the stamps and dies used on my card today come from My Favorite Things.  (I have recently purchased some Christmas items and look forward to getting my hands crafty with some of it soon!)

I started my card out with the Blueprints 27 scallop rectangle die.  I took some star images from a retired MFT stamp set called “Totally Happy” and randomly stamped them with VersaMark on this card front panel and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  I taped off the scalloped edges so that they wouldn’t get inked.  I’ve used the Blueprint Sketch, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide inks and blended them over the stars for an ink resist effect.  I also spritzed this panel and dabbed it with a paper towel for the water drop look.

I thought it would be fun to make a shaker card, so I die cut a star from this ink blended panel with the MFT Star Shaker Window and Frame Die-namics set and then cut the frame out from some black card stock.


What makes this such an easy shaker card is that MFT also has these Star Shaker Pouches that coordinate with the die!  So I’ve taken this and fit it through the die cut star area on my card front panel and then filled it from the back with some confetti stars, I found some matching colored seed beads and pretty sparkly silver glitter chunks… (crafty goodies from grandma passed to my mom and then she passed onto me!  The ladies in my family seem to hoard craft supplies…hmmmm! LOL!) …to fit inside and then covered the back with some white cardstock.  Just love the sound when it shakes because you can hear the seed beads! 🙂


I then took a strip of black card stock and white heat embossed the sentiment (same stamp set mentioned above.) to stamp the greeting.  I first layered the scallop inked panel over a black piece of cardstock and then attached the sentiment strip and cut off the edges to match that layer.  I then mounted this panel over an A2 sized top folding white card base.  I finished it off by adding some silver star sequins filled with some Silver Stickles in the centers of each one.

Sometimes you wonder about “adding too much bling” for a guy, but I think this is a fun shaker birthday card that a male would enjoy too!  Hope you’ve had some fun on my blog today!  I thank you so much for stopping by!  I will see you soon!

Challenges I’d like to enter this card for:

  1.  Challenge Up Your Life – Celebrate/Anniversary, etc.  (Happy 100th Challenge!)
  2. Use Your Stuff – Stars
  3. Crafty Cardmakers – Lots of Layers
  4. Shopping Our Stash – (SOS 380) Tic Tac Toe (I used the middle row going down:  stamps, glitter was handed from my grandma to my mom and then to yeah, older than 5 years probably! LOL & Happy Birthday)nov2018
  5. Watercooler Wednesday – WWC196 – “All About Occasions”WWC196 - Heidi's All About Occasions Challenge

28 thoughts on “Seeing Stars at Cute Card Thursday

  1. Oh My Stars, what a cute and fun shaker card! I absolutely love the color combo and all of those fun shaker elements within the star window! You rocked all those challenges!


  2. Love the shaker star birthday card – great for a male birthday card. Love how your craft goodies were passed on from generation to generation – who ever gets my stuff is going to get a LOT of STUFF!!! Great Job.


  3. I love that you did a shaker card and your shaker fillers are magnificent, Vicki! I, too, have a family overwhelmed with males; more than 2 to 1 males over females so I’ve really learned to love masculine cards. This one is perfect. 😀


  4. Wonderful card- perfect for that guy and love the shaker as well!!! Love your colors. I am OK with giving cards if the recipient is near, but mailing them…. I am so bad! LOL


  5. Not only is it perfect for a man, but perfect for any age, Vicki! I love the colors, shine, happiness and feeling of celebration in your fun shaker card! Always you come up with the best designs that bring a huge smile to my heart and face. Beautifully done! hugs, de


  6. I love your “STAR” shaker card! The colors you chose in the oxides look great, and all those wonderful stars will surely make whomever gets this fun card feel really special!!


  7. the shaker inside is oh wooooww
    Love the BG splatter too you made here
    if it is for man it is a great manly card
    jump to your older post LOL


  8. Wundervoll. Ich liebe MFT und Die-Namics, weil man mit den Blueprints viele Varianten für Karten machen kann.
    Danke, dass Du bei Challenge Up Your Life dabei bist.


  9. Vicki, I love this star shaker card! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a star shaker, but I love the idea. The contents of the shaker are great and the background is beautifully colored. This is a magnificent card, Vicki!


  10. Oh Vicki, I LOVE shaker cards! What a great idea to fill that star with those tiny beads. I’ll bet they offer a nice rattle as well as move beautifully. I love the colours you’ve used as well as the way they merge into each other. How clever to stencil stars for your background to echo that wonderful shaker. A stunning creation. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


  11. Wow, this is amazing! I really like the colours and the star-shape! Your background is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at our 100th challenge over at Challenge up your life! Love, Manuela


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