Saturday, April 23, 2016

First Communion

Remember my girl baptism card for my niece and how I had to remake it for a boy for an upcoming baptism?  Well, my youngest son is receiving his first communion in a few weeks and we need invites for this.  I did create a fb invite as well as an email invite, but it's just not the same and believe it or not we still have family members that are not on either fb or email, so I love making and sending snail mail for them!

Instead of a full card, I created a postcard.  This ways I was able to quicken the process, cut down on cardstock and print the information more easily on a piece of cardstock to attach to the back of the card.  I still put them in envelopes... I spent too much time fussy cutting to have any piece go missing!  

Pic #1: This is the base layout.  I used  All God's Grace.  It had baptism, confirmation, christening and blessing but no communion... Hmmm.  So I got creative.  It's a special event so I didn't want to put "blessing" and I couldn't use "for your..." this time because that wouldn't make sense on an invite.  So I went with a bible verse "Every good and perfect gift is from above. James 1:17". I stamped it in Lost Lagoon (I'm so sad this color is leaving us!)
Then just like before, I heat embossed the burst from Kinda Eclectic.  I created a frame and used a sponge dauber to color over the embossing.  I attached silver and gold doilies (I ran out of silver, but gold turned out to look good too).

Just like before, I cut out the cross (stamped in Tip Top Taupe) and attached a Lost Lagoon heart using the itty bitty heart punch from the punch pack.  I added some wink of Stella to make it shine.  So cutting out 8 crosses was not fun, but it could have been worse...

Like cutting out 8 teeny tiny doves!  Ugh.  So cute though.  I then added wink of Stella to the dove as well.  To finish this one off I added the invite information on the back which I am not displaying, but it's just a simple piece of Very Vanilla with the celebration information. 

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