1st communion cards...with Lifestyle Crafts and We R Memory Keepers

Last weekend was when the 3rd-graders that go to the local Catholic church made their First Communion...

...our friends have twins that were 2 of those children...and we were honored to have been invited to not only the mass, but also to the celebration that followed.

Here are the cards that I made for the girls...

I have been CAH-RAZY over vellum lately...and the new Sheer Metallic collection at We R is just about as good as it gets.

When you start with paper as luxurious and lovely as this, you really don't need to do too much to it.

To make these cards, I started with some Letterpress Folding A2 Note Cards. I love how thick and sturdy this cards are...they just feel expensive...you know?

To one of these I added a little rectangle of Sheer Metallic Gold Stripe, and to the other I added a piece of Sheer Metallic Gold Dot.

Next came a piece of plain vellum notched at the bottom to create a little banner, a small doily and a paperclip decorated with a little Maggie Holmes resin flower. (I used small glue dots to attach the flowers to the clips...they worked so well!).

I did use a little adhesive to hold the different papers to the card base...I didn't want them to fall all apart if the paperclips came free...

OH! I almost forgot! One little thing I did to the doilies before attaching them...and the one thing that really makes this card stand out...the debossed monograms!

This was a technique I hadn't tried before...but it is one I will definitely be doing again! I love the way this looks...

In order to get this look you do all the same steps you would do for Letterpress...only you don't use ink! So awesome!

I used a letterpress plate/die set from Studio Calico for this project.

Easy, fairly quick, beautiful & unique...just the way I like my projects...

Love this Sheer Metallic Paper? You can get it HERE...and use the code "MIDWESTERN" at checkout to get 20% off your order!

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