Saturday, April 23, 2016

First Communion cards with punch-art chalice

For the first Communion of my two cousins, I wanted to make a card that had a focal image other than a cross. I did a Google search, and after taking bits and pieces of inspiration from different projects, here is what I created:

Supplies (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Autumn Days
Paper: 110-lb Whisper White (Recollections), so Saffron, Delightful Dijon, Smoky Slate, Naturals White card stock
Ink: So Saffron, Delightful Dijon, Smoky Slate
Accessories: 1-3/4" and 1" circle punches, Round Tab punch, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Corner Chomper (We R Memeory Keepers), Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen, sponge, scoring stylus, Mono Multi liquid glue, Dimensionals

I just want to point out that the yellow panels are two different colors; it's not weird lighting or shadows. I didn't want the cards to be exactly the same, so I figured the easiest change was to use different background colors. Otherwise the cards are the same, and for the most part I think they are pretty self-explanatory. One detail that's hard to see is the clear Wink of Stella glitter that I brushed on the raised tulips along the embossed edge to add just a bit of sparkle.

I do have a few close-up photos that show how I made the chalice:

Step 1: Punch a Round Tab shape out of the desired color of card stock. Attach a small self-stick note or flag to one end so you have something to hold onto for the next step.

Step 2: Insert the shape back into the punch and position it to one side, lining up the notch in the middle and the curves on the ends. This will create the stem of the chalice, and you can decide how thick you want it to be. When you're happy with how it looks, punch again.

Step 3: Trim the ends so they are flat.

Step 4: Punch a 1-3/4" circle from the same color of card stock and then cut the circle in half. Glue half of the circle to the base of the chalice and finish as desired. For my cards I sponged Smoky Slate ink around the edges of the chalice.

I didn't get a separate photo of it, but to make the host, I punched a 1" circle from Naturals White card stock. I used a scoring stylus to deboss a cross in the white circle and then glued the circle to the back of the chalice.

I attached the chalice to the stamped background with Dimensionals and then used Dimensionals again to attach the panel to the embossed card base. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a cool idea using the punches! I like it:-)
    Sunshine, New Zealand

  2. What a cool idea using the punches! I like it:-)
    Sunshine, New Zealand