Next month, our church's 8th graders are being confirmed. This occurs after three years of Wednesday night classes, social events, worship services and service events. The confirmation service is a public affirmation of their baptism and, in our church, is a very big deal.
The evening before Confirmation Sunday we are holding an Evening of Honor for our confirmands - a sit-down dinner, followed by a shower of honors, gifts and blessings. My job was to create the formal invitations for this event.
This is the main invitation. It's a large 5x7 card done in the event's colors of blue and silver.
The Bible verse is the theme verse for the evening - I did it on the computer. The insides of all of the cards are personalized in a very formal graduation card type format.
Here is a close-up of the texture. These cards were my perfect excuse for purchasing Our Daily Bread's Fish Embossing Plate.
Inserted into each main card are two smaller (standard-sized) cards and envelopes that the confirmand can send to their extended family and friends to invite them to this special evening.
These are obviously modeled on the main card - just down-sized. Each of these is also personalized.
Finally, we have included RSVP cards and envelopes. Obviously the actual cards have real names on them!
Have you done the crosses that are on each card? They are very simple to do, but require Stampin' Up's Sizzix Lattice die. It cuts a square lattice that makes great quilt-look cards, but with a few snips, it can become a cross. Here's a picture of a cross on top of the full diecut. The bigger crosses that I used on the bigger cards just go down on scallop further.
These cards became a real group effort in my family. My 15-year old son spent 2 1/2 hours on Sunday cutting out the crosses and embossing the backgrounds. (He owes me money!) My husband and I spent yesterday evening and all of this morning glueing everything together. I cannot believe I did not get a picture of him hunched over my craft table, with his reading glasses, very carefully lining up everything he glued...and he calls me anal!!
- Stamps: "You're Invited" comes from Papertrey Ink Round & Round (an anniversary set)
- Ink: Adirondack Denim (only for You're Invited - everything else is computer printed)
- Paper: Blue and Silver Bazzill purchased in bulk at Michaels - I didn't check the color names
- Accessories: Martha Stewart border punch (on the main card), Stampin' Up Scallop Border Punch, Our Daily Bread Fish Embossing Plate, Stampin' Up Lattice Die, 1 1/2" circle punch, gems from Michaels