Sunday, April 18, 2010

Confirmation Card

We had a weekend filled with family activities.  Our niece's Confirmation was on Saturday and there was a big family get together.  This week is Spring Break for public schools - tomorrow is Patriot's Day and the Boston Marathon.

I designed this card using the Wedding and Beyond Birthdays cartridges.

The cross is from the Wedding Cartridge.  I also used the square place card (last key, second row from bottom) to create the A2 card shape, hiding the two score marks.

 Here is the preview of the full card.  I used "Hide Selected Contour" to eliminate the outer line of the cross and create an inset cut in the front of the card.

One of the "quirks" of the Design Studio software is that you can not hide a single line and have it stay hidden when you close and reopen the file.  In order for the outer line to stay hidden, you need to use two crosses and hide the outline and at least one more line on one and then hide the rest of the lines and the outline on the other. Then you position them directly on top of each other, using the "x" and "y" values.  There is a step by step explanation of the process at THIS POST.

For the inside of the card, I used a guideline rectangle in the correct A2 size to help plan the size and placement of the image and words.

 The dove is sized at 2 inches and is located as shown in the screen shot above.

The sentiment is also from Beyond Birthdays and can be found on the key shown on the keypad screenshot above.

Once I had everything planned, I cut the images for the inside of the card from another mat where I had placed them to conserve on the amount of paper I used.  I cut them from glitter cardstock, using multi cut 2 and the glitter cardstock cut very easily.

Here are the pieces of the card that I cut with the cricut.  The card itself is cut from a piece of cardstock from the DCWV "Luxury" stack.  I also cut a piece of plain pink cardstock at 5 1/4 x 8 1/4 to create a liner for the card.  I did this with a paper trimmer.

The liner is attached to the back side of the card with a line of adhesive tape from my ATG gun.

Here you can see the taped liner inserted into the card.

This view shows the card opened.  The extra layer is very effective in making the card interesting and hiding any writing you want to add inside.

The sentiment is very tiny and I did manage to misplace the dot for the "i" - so I improvised and added a tiny pearl.

Here is one more view of the card.  I like the way the light shines through the cross.

I think I have given you enough information to make the file on your own.  If you need help or would like to use my file, please leave a comment.  I can add a link if enough people are interested in this card.

Download Link Added 4/24

Confirmation Card

I hope to be attending a parade tomorrow morning.  The prediction is for the rain to stop and a cool and overcast day.  Please cross your fingers - it was in the 40s and hailing today!

If you'd like a little more information about Patriot's Day you can read THIS POST from last year.  Our cousin who ran in last year's marathon is not running this year  - she just had a baby so she will be sitting this one out!


  1. Hi Diane,
    I like this card....I have a few confirmation to go to....and had no idea what I was going to make....this card would be great!. May I please have the cut file?

  2. Beautiful, beautiful card.Love it!!! Thanks for the inspiration! Martha C.

  3. I love the card, it is an inspiration just looking at everything you create.

  4. What a perfect card! Thanks Sheila Courts

  5. Simply beautiful! You make the style I love come alive!

  6. Isn't it amazing what images we have and don't even know it. I've had this AMAZING cross hidden!!! It's time to break out my Weddings cart. This card is SO inspiring. Thank you so much for sharing it!

  7. Your card is breathtaking. I'm sure your niece will make it a keeper and look at it over and over through the years. I'd love to have the file. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

  8. Your card is gorgeous!!!! I love the outside & inside, so elegant!!!! Thanks for the great instructions and all you do Diane!

    Thank you,

    Lisa :)

  9. This card is fabulous! Wish they had more crosses. =)

  10. Diane,
    I would love to get this cut file! Thanks!

  11. A beautiful card for such a special occasion.

  12. Your confirmation card is absolutely lovely and elegant. I too would like the cut file. I do have a silly question, however. For my future reference what are the numbers/dimensions for an A2 size card for DS. Thanks.

  13. This card really caught my eye. I was able to create the file with your very clear(and generous)instructions. Thank you.

  14. What a gorgeous card. Beautiful paper and I love the cutout. I definitely need to get design studio so that I can create cards such as this!

  15. That is a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing - love your work!!

  16. how beautiful. I love it. I want to thank you for taking the time to explain everything. I only have DS and I love it more with everything you teach me.

  17. Oh such lovely designs! You are so talented. Thanks bunches for the cut files. Susan~


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