Do you ever look at something you made and think, “wow, I made that!” That’s how I feel about these cards. I needed to make special cards for three kiddos to celebrate their first communion next month. And I absolutely LOVE how they turned out.
There are so many images in Cricut Design Space that are perfect for all occasions and I found this cross image from the New Testament collection was exactly what I wanted. Instead of just a solid cross, this one is two toned and perfect to add more color to your project. Since CutCardStock has such a variety of color shades, it was easy to find two shades of pink and blue that worked for these. Colors that were used are listed at the bottom of this post.
The white card pieces (card base, oval shaker frame and banner) are all made with the Cougar Smooth White Cardstock.
Once the pieces were cut, I used my favorite tool (my fingers) and liquid adhesive to adhere the pieces to each cross.
Using the Curve Text and Print & Cut functions in Design Space, I was able to make the Blessings banner without pulling out my pens or stamps!
Each card base was cut and scored using the Cougar Smooth White cardstock, paper trimmer & scoreboard. Scoring the card at the halfway mark (in this case 5.5″) makes a smoother crease for cards and the Cougar Smooth White cardstock is by far one of the best white cardstocks I’ve used. They don’t put smooth in the name for nothing!
Two pieces of clear transparencies, foam tape and shaker bits were needed to complete the shaker card. I got so caught up in how cute they were turning out that I forgot to take more photos of the process.
To add a little color to the white oval shaker frames, each one was splashed with a little color and sparkle. You can use watercolor, splashes, sprays, or whatever you have for this step.
Here are the final cards:
And a group shot:
CutCardStock colors used: Pop Tone Cotton Candy, Carnation Pink, Blast Off Blue, Lunar Blue, Cougar Smooth White
If you need instructions on creating a shaker card, there are plenty of YouTube videos available to watch. I also created a process video which is on my YouTube channel.