Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Confirmation Invitations: Let Hearts Rejoice

My youngest son is being confirmed in a few weeks.  In the Lutheran tradition, this is a truly major event - he is "affirming his baptism".  My son agrees that it is a big event, but for him, it is because he is done with three years of lessons and service events on Wednesday nights.

My family is throwing a joint open house with our good friends who also have a son being confirmed. We decided that our guest lists were 95% the same, so why not make it easier on our friends and have one big event?   We got together this afternoon and made forty invitations.  (Hey Carol and Jeanne - I had fun making all of our cards today!)  With forty invitations, it had to be easy to make and easy to send, plus it needed to be masculine since we each have sons.  Here's what I came up with.

Let the Hearts

I had started out thinking blues swooshes, but blues that were light enough to still see the sentiment, gave it a baby card feel.  Thank you to CAS Colours & Sketches for the color help. (The Smoky Slate is a small swoosh near the bottom.)


Guess how lucky I am?  The party is at my friend's house!  I don't have to clean!!!
  • Stamps: Club Scrap Sacraments, Papertrey Ink Watercolor Wonder, WPlus9 Borders & Backgrounds 3
  • Paper: black and white
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Memento Black



13 comments:

Sientje said...

Wauw love your card! I have a lot of bible scripture stamps and this is a great way to use them. Thank you for the inspiration!

Marisa said...

Great card and a what a wonderful idea to have a joint party :)

gardener said...

May God bless both boys as they continue their journey with the Lord. From another Lutheran.

Lisa said...

One party, terrific idea and the invites are perfect for the boys! Congratulations to your son!!

Jacqueline said...

What a great card - thanks for joining in this week at CC&S - Jacqueline xx

Lizy Bartaby said...

These are beautiful Kim! I love the way you used our colours and what a great sentiment for the occasion!
Thanks for joining in at CAS - Colours and Sketches! :)
Lizy xx

Shannon J said...

Joint party - totally the way to go!! Love that you made the invitations together too - everything done in a third less time and way more fun! And the invitation btw - perfect for the occasion and perfect for a teenager!

cm said...

Such a joyous occasion to celebrate - and doing so with another family enhances the 'community' spirit of this event! My nephew is being baptized this weekend; I'm excited in every respect, from the visiting angle, as well as the religious (my mom is over the moon ecstatic!!). Your invitations are stunning! Huge congrats to your son on this milestone, and kudos to him for attending three years' worth of classes. Celebrations...
c

Greta said...

Oh wow--one of my favorite stamp sets & this is such a great way to use it! Perfect design for the invitations--congratulations to your son!

Anita in France said...

What a wonderful background for such a perfect verse ... congratulations to your son on such a special occasion! Anita :)

Louise van Vuren said...

I am stupidly pleased that you chose our colours for such an important family event and love your design, very on trend and stylish whilst still with a masculine feel. Hope the party goes well and thanks for playing along with us at CC&S

Louise xx

karen h said...

Perfect cas card; love the stars as an accent. Thanks for playing along at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Doris said...

This card is just perfect for the occasion! Love the verse you chose.