Thursday, May 17, 2012

Religious Thank You Cards

Good Morning sweet Blog Friends. I'm back to share 3 special 'Thank You' cards
that I created to thank our children's 3 Religious Education Instructors. The kids adored these wonderful Catechists who taught them the basic principles of Christianity and helped to prepare them for their First Holy Communion.

These cards needed to be a little extra special, so I started by incorporating the Spellbinders Cross 1 Dies for all three cards and just went from there.  These are the 3 results:

Religious Thank You CARD #1
'Thank You' Sentiment stamped with CTMH Archival Black Ink
PAPER: White CS & Kraft CS
Accessories:  Spellbinders Crosses 1 and Picot Edge Circle Dies,  Joy Crafts Border Die 6002-1001, MS Leaf and Edge Punches, CB Embossing Folder, Silver charms, Pizzazz Aplenty Silver flat-back Pearls, White Flowers, Adhesive Rhinestone, Ribbons
* I layered the punched borders for added depth and used the debossed side of the EF.

Religious Thank You CARD #2
No Stamps, No Ink
PAPER: White & Red CS, MM DP
Accessories:   cArt-Us Marianne Lace Die #5501- Spellbinders Crosses 1 Dies, MS All Over Page Punch, Lace, Ribbon, Silver and White adhesive Pearls, Pearl Flower flat-back button, Diamond Dust, Stickles Glitter, MS Ultra-fine White Glitter
*For this card, I wanted to try a Stained Glass Window look, so I added colorful DP behind the openings for the Punched Border and the round tuck die.

Religious Thank You CARD #3
No Stamps, No Ink
PAPER: White CS & Metallic Textured Designer CS
Accessories:  Spellbinders Crosses & Labels 18 Dies, EK Success Punch, MS Leaf and border Punches, Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Valor  Embossing Folder, Silver Crucifix, Silver cross charms (adhered over the openings of the punched border), Prima and misc white and silver Flowers, Rhinestones, Silver Stickles, MS Glitter (sprinkled and adhered on floral corner) 
Once the punching and die cutting was complete, it was a matter of placing all the glue-dots and gathering the elements to complete these 3 cards.  What do you think of the results?

Would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Creative Craft 2 - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Pearls and Lace

Thanks for stopping by my little corner.  Hope you will have a most blessed day! :)


downrightcrafty said...

such an explosion of talent, love the starting point and fabulous presentation on all three, just so much beautiful work to look at, but then I know I am going to see that when I hop over to see you
mousey hugs
Kate xx

JD said...

All three are so beautifully done. So many neat details....

Helen said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. They brought back memories. Although I don't attend church regularly anymore I make sure I support our village church as I know it means a lot to my parents, (Dad's church warden, choir master and treasurer and Mum runs a coffee morning to raise funds and sings in the choir amongst other things). My dad actually gave me my first communion back in 1980 xx

Christine said...

Awesome keepsake creations America which I'm sure the recipients will much detail & punch work is amazing, stunning creative work.

smiles Christine x

KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooooo wow these are gorgeous america.
they are beautiful designd and fabulous embellishments.

greetings karin

Sue from Oregon said...

Pure loveliness America. I am sure they will be treasured!

Sandra H said...

Oh wow America, they are so beautiful:)x

Catherine said...

Beautiful cards, love them.....

Dot said...

Beautiful creations, America. So many lovely details.
hugs Dorte

Renee said...

Wow America....these are real works of art!! Beautiful!!

Jane said...

Wow, absolutely stunning, so beautiful. Jane x

Sue said...

Hi hun
wowzer your cards are totally beautiful, gorgeous detail on them, stunning work my friend, sue,x

Becky said...

OH wow, These are stunning America..Gorgeous design.

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning cards, I love the die cuts and flowers, so pretty
Lindsay xx

Carole Z said...

These are absolutely beautiful America, I love the way you have used the dies, Carole Z xx

franzesjoi said...

beautiful creations!!!! the best creations i ever seen...

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

lovely cards, and such hard cards to create! :)

Mona Eidhammer said...

It is allways such a pleasure to see what you create. These cards are truly wonderful. Thank you so much for joining our challenge over at Crafts and Me with this gorgeous card. Hugs...Mona

Sue said...

OMG, all three cards are just gorgeous! The layers and embellishments are out of this world beautiful. These cards are going to knock their socks off. What a treasure to give, for your special occassion. Just stunning, America!


Becky Dunham said...

These are absolutely gorgeous America!

mapowska said...

Wow! These cards are so elegant and beautiful :)