Wednesday, May 18, 2011

First Communion


Hello!  Happy Wednesday!  A friend of mine asked me to make a First Communion card for her niece.  This is the first time I've made something for this occasion, so I wasn't sure where to begin.  She said something pretty with a cross would fit the bill, so this is what I came up with.  I e-mailed her a picture and she loves it~YAY! 

I used this gorgeous cross from the Verve set Notes of Prayer along with some My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Gertie dp.  The layout is Viva La Verve May Week 3.  I distressed the edges of my papers with my Tim Holtz Distressing Tool, and some Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I dyed some seam binding with my Smooch Spritz River Mossy spray which matches perfectly with this dp!  Finally, a little stitching finished it off:) 

Well, I have been taking my 3 year old to swim lessons this week.  He totally freaked out and cried for the full 15 minutes on Monday, but yesterday, he was swimming from his teacher to the side and laughing.  Hopefully today will be like yesterday!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Kerri
Recipe:
Stamps:  Verve Notes of Prayer
Paper:  PTI Dark Chocolate, MME Stella Rose Gertie
Ink:  SU Chocolate Chip, Ranger Tea Dye Distress Ink
Accessories:  Tim Hotz Distressing Tool, Sewing Machine, Seam Binding, Smooch Spritz River Mossy, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Button, Rustic Button Twine, Rhinestone, Circle Nestabilities, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Joanne Travis said...

This is gorgeous, Kerri. So warm, rich, and beautifully designed.

Dianne said...

Kerri, this is beautiful Love the colors and layout.

Hugs,
Dianne
http://mypaperhugs.blogspot.com/

KimCreate said...

Your card is so tastefully done. Perfect for the occasion. Just Lovely. Kim

Elena said...

Gorgeous card! No wonder why your friend liked it!
Have fun at swimming lesson!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Danni said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Wanda Cullen said...

OMGoodness, who wouldn't love this card? It's gorgeous! I love those papers together! Yes, Kerri, I'm a little worried about the 24 as well - lol! He moved up several spots last week, but I'd breathe a whole lot easier if he was already in the top 10!

cabio's craft corner said...

Good thing I don't need to do one of these cards otherwise I would have no idea where or how to start, lol
Your card is totally lovely and perfect for this occasion :-)
Hugs,
Cabio

Michelle said...

I need to get my kids in to swim lessons. I think one will love it and the other will have a meltdown. Ah well, it makes memories - LOL

Love this Communion card. It is really pretty....really elegant; love the lil' bling in the center. I like that stamp a lot....thinking I need to get it for my daughter's First Communion next year...and could use it on the invites....

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Kerri,
Your card turned out just BEAUTIFUL!
Love it.

Hugs,
Deb

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Kerri.

Hugs Riet.xx

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Kerri this certainly does fit the bill it is gorgeous!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

It's perfect! Great work!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Kerri, this is so elegant and I love the colors too!! Brilliant design hun! Thanks for sharing! Smiles, *Vicki*

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I love the "shine" you created in the center of the cross. Fabulous layout.

I need to sign my kiddos up for swim lessons...are you doing private or at the YMCA?

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