Crafts in space

When I was growing up, my dad and I would watch “Star Wars” movies every year. Our favorite was “The Empire Strikes Back.” My husband and his father watched the trilogy so much, the VHS tape broke.

For Father’s Day last year, I made my dad and my father-in-law “Star Wars”-themed cards. I broke out my stash of paper-crafting “Star Wars” products by Creative Imaginations and turned to the Internet for Shyriiwook translations (yes, really). I already had the Star Jedi font (by Boba Fonts) on my computer. You never know when a font like that will come in handy! I created the “talk bubbles” in Microsoft Word; the program has these shapes available. I had a lot of fun, and a few laughs, making these cards.

White textured cardstock, “Star Wars” foiled cardstock, chipboard R2-D2 (outlined in white pen)

On the inside: “The droid says: Happy Father’s Day!”

Gold metallic cardstock, silver-flecked black cardstock, chipboard Chewbacca (outlined in white pen), white textured cardstock for “talk bubble” (also outlined in white pen)

On the inside: “That’s Shyriiwook for ‘Happy Father’s Day!'”

This year, I made a sequel, starring Yoda. For the first card, I used two versions of the same patterned cardstock. One has foiled accents; from this, I cut out a foiled Yoda using detail scissors. I adhered Yoda to the second piece of patterned cardstock using dimensional adhesive. I also used a square of shiny silver cardstock. The card is made of light-gray cardstock.

For the second card, I cut the printed cardstock from a 12-by-12-inch piece that features a Yoda scene with foiled edges. I added black photo corners, a tab cut from the shiny silver cardstock and metal letters. The card is made of light-blue cardstock.

For both Yoda cards, I revived the Star Jedi font. The inside of each says, “Great father’s day, I hope you have! Yes, hmmm.”

I’m thinking of making a crafting trilogy next year. I have a large chipboard Death Star at my disposal.

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4 thoughts on “Crafts in space

  1. OMGosh, LOVE Star Wars…got my kids hooked on it 🙂 LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards!! Too funny about the tape breaking – lol! Have a great Sat. and thanks for the inspiration!

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