Sunday, September 02, 2012

A special day

This morning, my oldest son, Austin, is getting baptized. I'm so very excited for him!

I still remember the first time I brought him to church. He was one week old and I remember holding him during the praise and worship and feeling so overwhelmingly thankful that Jesus had died not only for me, but also for him, my son.

It's been very cool to watch and encourage Austin's faith journey and now, today, he's taking another step.

In our church, after the person being baptized has shared, we can go up to a microphone and speak to them. I thought it would be best to write out what I wanted to say (otherwise, I might ramble ;) ), so I decided to make him a card and write in it. Then he can always have it.

I made the card using this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Making Garland. For my banner pieces, I'd found a scrap of patterned paper that I had cut with the chevron border dies. So I trimmed off some of the points to make the banners. (I need to remember this in the future-- it was much quicker than cutting out each one with a tag sale #5 die and then trimming them down.)


I used Papertrey Ink cardstock (rustic white), stamps (beautiful blessings), twine and dies (chevron stripes border). The patterned papers are Basic Grey (banners) and Authentique.

Thanks for looking!

11 comments:

Karen C. said...

The colour scheme is very bright and uplifting!! I like the background paper for a masculine card too. Cute banners and a great tip too. Congratulations to Austin. Have a great day.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a WONDERFUL thing to celebrate!

Cheryl said...

Congrats to Austin! My Spencer was baptized last week, so I know what joy that brings. Have a wonderful day!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great idea to use the chevron border die to cut the banner pieces!

Tonya Jastad said...

This is a wonderful idea! Congratulation Austin. This is a lovely card that I am sure he will cherish now and later.

Joyce said...

Congratulations to your son on his special day.

kerrycwills said...

Love this...and congratulations to your son.

LEG Studios said...

Love your paper combination, Leigh! Beautiful card. :)

Elizabeth said...

Praise God for your son being baptized! What a huge blessing!
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Donna said...

What a beautiful card to celebrate an important milestone for your son. I still recall when my son was baptized, & he's 32 now. Too bad I didn't make cards then... Congrats to you & your family!

Jessica said...

LOVE. Wish I had made it myself ;)