Sunday, February 22, 2015

First Communion Favors and some Challenges

 Dear Scrappers,
I did some bookmarks for as little favors for my son and some of his friends for their first communion.

I used some challenges:
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4 Crafty Chicks:


and took some acrylic angels from Clear Scraps from mini books, I bought last year in CKC Houston and used them as my main idea;

 The second challenge, I used as inspirations was heart 2 heart challenges:


and used some scapulary, I bought from a catholic store, instead of twine or ribbon to hang from the bookmark. The shoulder bands are made out of entwined silk threads similar to the ones in baker twine...

 I used alcohol inks and used some techniques I learned as a teacher assistant to Susan from Clear Scraps to ink the head, winds, and dress from the angel:

 I used a silver leaving marker to highlight the edges of the angel's wings:

 For the prayer, I used some I found in some first communion cards at that catholic store and added my child information, printed them using my HP photosmart premium printer. I later cut the angels and the trapezoid prayers using my scan and cut from Brother.

I did have some problems cutting the angels (the scan'n cut didn't recognized all the angels printed in one page). Next time I will try my luck with my scan and cut function from my cricut explorer, however, this time I was in a time cramp and I had to do around 20 angels... Who knows, maybe I won't have the same problems using the explorer...

Here are some pictures from the front and back of the finished angels and from the finished favors:

 I used some Rock Candy glitter from Ranger to give some highlit to the wings in the back of the card and distressed the edges using my Slate ink from CTMH:

Some of the other materials and tools I used:

I hope you enjoyed this fun project and make some comments about my techniques ;-)

Have a wonderful week,



  1. Wow. What a great project. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  2. Amazing, simply beautiful. Love the details, and the bags at the end with them. They will love them and you for making them. Way to go! Thanks for playing our challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

  3. Very pretty, I love the colours. Great job! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

    Brandi R
    H2H DT member

  4. Great way to interpret the Entwined challenge. That's a great keepsake! Thanks for showing us how at H2H!