Showing posts with label Confirmation. Show all posts
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Friday, May 13, 2022

First Holy Communion and Confirmation Shaker Cards

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Hello Friends, it feels like it's been a while! I have been soooo busy with work and life that had to take a little break from crafting.

Let's talk about last weekend... not this past weekend but a week ago May 1st weekend... I am still trying to catch up from it, lol!

Let's just say a little busy for me... On Saturday, April 30th I set up for an event that I had been planning for the last 6 months, which was a Celebration of Life for my dear friend Elaine that passed away last year during the peak of the pandemic. Sunday, May 1st was the year anniversary of her passing. Although I couldn't attend the event that I had planned for her, (story to follow) I made sure all the details were taken care of as if I had been there. Thankfully Elaine had many wonderful friends that I called on to help fulfill her wishes for her celebration and according to all that I have heard from, it was a success! Phewww, I lost lots of sleep over this event... but it was worth it all for my dear Elaine. My heart is happy knowing that it went well and my mind is a peace knowing that I fulfilled her last wish.

Unbeknown to me, May 1st was also the same day our Church would also celebrate First Holy Communion and Confirmations. My niece, my cousin's son, and God Son all celebrated their Communion on Sunday morning. Later that afternoon I had the honor of becoming a God Mother/Sponsor to a couple of young ladies that are close friends of the family. Needless to say, I had to be there for these girls. I was sad, that I couldn't attend all the events but somehow everything thankfully worked out in the end. 

CARD RECIPE


To prepare for the weekend I obviously needed to make some Religious Cards for both the Communions and Confirmation. So I needed a design that I could easily replicate and make multiples fairly quickly. This first card was my initial idea for the design, but I quickly realized that this was going to take too long as the embossing involved stamping and heat embossing of multiple stamps and then fussy cutting the cross. So this was the only card I made this way. 

I won't go into details on how the frameless/infinity shakers are assembled only that I used a shaker pocket to make the process more streamlined. For a DIY version of the pockets click HERE.

The gold embossed image was done using the Floral Cross from Studio Katia on vellum paper. The sentiments I used come from the Praying Big Time stamps and coordinating die set from Honey Bee Stamps. For the background of each of the cards, I used the Spring Leaves A2 Pierced Cover Plate. For filler shaker bits, I used a variety of sequins such as the flowers and stars you will see, I won't link to them as many have been discontinued, but for each card, I did use the Cross Glitter.

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The next four cards were designed exactly the same, using diffrent colors for a little personalization. These cards feature the Shaker Simple Cross Die from Studio Katia. To keep things simple, I kept the cross die-cut pieces together by adding tape to the back of them to hold all the pieces together. For these cards I also stamped the sentiments on the inside panel of the shaker using the Praying Big Time stamps.

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The Bless Script sentiment also comes from the Praying Big Time stamps, then it was die cut using the coordinating die set

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So here are the steps to streamline the multiple cards:
  • Dry emboss all the background panels using the Spring Leaves A2 Pierced Cover Plate
  • Stamp out the sentiments on all the panels using the Misti. 
  • Stamp the Bless out 4 times and die cut with the coordinating die.
  • Wrap panels using the A2 Shaker Creator Pocket leaving one side open.
  • Fill with shaker bits.
  • Die-cut Simple Shaker Cross.
  • Glue Cross to the front of the Shaker.
  • Glue the die-cut script Bless to the top of the Cross.
  • Finish the Cross with a coordinating pearl.
  • Attach shaker front to the card base.
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As you saw, the difference in these cards was just the colors and the shaker bits to coordinate. 

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Honestly, I made these last 4 cards in under an hour and a half. Coming up with the design took the longest part of that. But once I had it figured out it went quickly.

I hope you were inspired by my cards today. I know it's Communion and Confirmation season and hopefully, these will inspire you to create some Religious Shakers if you need them. 


Thank you for stopping by and until next time... Happy Crafting!
Ilda 🕆

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Floral Cross Religious Thank You Cards

Hello friends.

Wow, I have been one crazy Momma lately! My daughter celebrated her Confirmation this past Sunday and it just so happened to fall on the same day my son turned 14 years old. So I did what any other crazy crafty mom does and went overboard with the all the crafts, making all the DIY decorations and party details. From the cake table, cake toppers, sugar cookies, flower arrangements, guest keepsakes, and Thank you cards, yup did it all... yah, a bit nuts I admit... That's just me! The only thing I didn't do this time was make the cakes. I think I would have died if I had to do those too as they are so time consuming and I knew I wasn't going to have the time. I also asked my lovely and very talented sister in law to make me some cake pops as they are my daughter's favorite. If you have been following on Social Media, I have already shared some pictures of most of the decor but I will share some also here at the end of the post.

Today I want to focus on a few of the cards I made for some of the other important people that shared the day with us. The Confirmation Sacrament occurs when the child reaches adolescence and seals their own faith to complete what began with during the child's Baptism. As part of this day the child chooses a Sponsor, who then we refer to as a Godparent.  To thank the Godmother and the Catechists that prepared my daughter for the special day I created these very simple Thank You cards.


Floral Cross Religious Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

The Floral Cross stamp I used for the card comes from Studio Katia. You may have have seen me use it recently on an Easter Card - here. Love that this stamp is so versatile!

Since I was creating multiples I used a stamping platform to stamp out each panel. I then used Silver embossing powder and heat set it. Ran each panel through the sizzix die cutting machine using MFT's Scalloped rectangles. Then layered the card front onto a piece of  silver glitter vinyl that I had adhered onto the card base. The Thanks die comes from a Hero Arts set. See links below for all supplies used.

Floral Cross Religious Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

To stamp out the word Godmother took some creativity. I used letters from the Best Ever stamp set to put  the word together. I began with the "other" from brother, masking off the "br" then adding embossing powder and setting it. I then worked my way backward through the entire word masking off and stamping the remainder of the letters I need to use. I did use a positioner, and as you can see it's not perfectly positioned but I had no time to waste to re do it, but after all it is handmade 😏

Floral Cross Religious Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

On the inside of the cards I stamped out this message from the Honey Bee Stamps Bless Your Heart set.

Floral Cross Religious Thank You Cards by ilovedoingallthingscrafty

 Here are some photos of our day and some of my DIY decor!

Cake Table and Paper Flower BackDrop

Cake Table and Paper Flower BackDrop by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty

 DIY Cake Toppers

Confirmation Cake topper by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Son is a HUGE Star Wars Fan!

Darth Vader Cake topper by Ilovedoingallthingscrafty

Maia and her new Godmother Marissa.


My Loves on their Special Day, Maia and Tomas!


 Hope you were inspired by today's post, sorry I became a little photo heavy and personal. If I have time I will share more on the DIY Decor and possibly share the files I created for the Roses.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Crafting  :)

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