A Quintet of Cross Cards

On Sunday, our family celebrated a significant milestone - Trevor's confirmation. In this religious ceremony, a person (usually in their early teens) who was baptized as an infant publicly affirms that baptism. After over a year of study, Trevor's confirmation was scheduled for Palm Sunday: April 5, 2020. Then the pandemic hit and we postponed. We waited to reschedule until Trevor's grandparents, godparents, and others were able to safely join us to celebrate, but as the pandemic raged, we decided not to postpone any longer. We scheduled Trevor's ceremony for Palm Sunday again: March 28, 2021. The three of us, Trevor's mentor (Stu), and a small portion of the congregation were physically in the church while our friends and families watched via live broadcast.

Obviously, I'll be scrapping photos from Trevor's confirmation and will post the layout here when I do. Today I'm sharing five cards I made: one which I gave to Trevor's mentor as a thank you from me, and four more that Trevor is using to write thank-you notes for gifts he received. Affiliate links below. 

This is the card for Stu:

I used a white card base, layered a piece of brown cardstock on that, then added a white layer embossed with swirls. Finally, I adhered a die-cut cross. On the inside, I used a heart punch on embossed white cardstock, then layered a die-cut sentiment on top. 

Here are the cards Trevor will be using: 

By happy coincidence, my friend Ann hosted a virtual cardmaking class for the congregation the same day as Trevor's ceremony. She provided kits that we picked up from her front porch, which made it so easy for crafters of all levels of experience to create along with her. They're intended as Easter cards, but they work just as well as thank-you cards for confirmation gifts. 

The top cards each feature a die cut over patterned paper. The bottom left is also a die cut over patterned paper, with iridescent sequins on it. The card on the bottom right is a stamped cross, heat-embossed in white, with watercolors painted over it and more sequins. It was a lot of fun making them, and even more fun chatting with my fellow congregants as I did. 

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