One nice thing about making your own cards is the ability to make the same card multiple times. If you shop for cards, you don't always find three of the same cards. We have triplet nephews and sometimes I want to give them exactly the same card (and sometimes I make them different!).
Our nephews are eight now and received their First Communion this weekend. I quizzed my Catholic friends to find out what would be appropriate and came up with a simple card to mark the occasion. The cross on the front of the card is from the Cricut Easter 2010 cartridge. The intricate top layer is cut from American Crafts silver metallic cardstock. I did a double cut with speed and pressure at 4 and the blade at 6 to be sure that all of the intricate bits would come out cleanly.
The image inside the card is from the Inspired Heart Lite cartridge. I had to borrow this one from my neighbor (she was surprised to find out she had a cartridge that I don't have!). The image on the cartridge has the boy facing to the left so I just flipped it over after cutting so the image would face the center of the card (if I had been thinking more clearly, I could have flipped it on the machine but it didn't matter since the cardstock I used has pattern on both sides).
The card base is white with a 4 x 5 1/4 inch dark blue Bazzill layer and a 3 3/4 x 5 inch top layer in light blue Astroparche crepe embossed textured cardstock from Wausau paper (a recent Tuesday Morning find).
The first day of classes with Tim Holtz was great. We made two projects and I am very happy with the way they turned out. Here are just a few peeks at the class room and some parts of the projects - more detailed posts to follow.
I hope you are having a great weekend!