Friday, August 8, 2008

Ordination Favors

My sister's parish had a deacon who was serving there in his last year before his ordination into the priesthood this past June. He was from Poland and had no family here. Her parish was hosting a reception for his ordination and my sister thought she and I could make some favors. His family only speaks Polish and came from Poland to witness his ordination, so they weren't able to do much for him here. So I designed this little chocolate holder that I saw on SCS. I didn't use this video by Angie Kennedy Juda, but it is a great one for making this holder. I originally made a cute little box, but it was too labor intensive to make 50 of them.

I used one of the crosses from PaperTrey's Everyday Blessings set and embossed it in silver. I matted that with SU brushed silver.

On the inside, I used Encore silver to stamp the blessing and the little curly in the corner.

A little bit of retired SU silver ribbon finished it off and kept it closed. I didn't have enough ribbon, but we found a similar ribbon at Walmart. The chocolate inside is a Ghirardelli Intense Dark Mint Bliss 60% cocoa square. I only mention this because there are other Ghirardelli squares that are much thicker. They don't fit in the folder well. They are the ones my sister bought and had to take back because they were too thick! You get about 13 or so to a package. I paid $3.99 at Walgreens, so they are about 25 cents each.

I think Fr. Greg and his family appreciated the fact that my sister made them, and many of the guests commented to my sister how nice they were. I was glad we were able to make his special day a bit nicer. Now I am going to eat the chocolate since the photo shoot is over. ;)

Have a great weekend! Thanks for visiting!

Stamps: Everyday Blessings - PTI
Ink: Encore Silver
Paper: Basic Black, Brushed Silver
Extras: Silver EP, Silver ribbon from SU or Walmart, Ghirardelli Intense Dark Mint Bliss 60% Cocao Squares

1 comment:

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Absolutely beautiful Paula! What a special treat for the ordination. We will pray for him as he embraces this wonderful new Sacramental journey. Invite to a Marriage Encounter Weekend! We'll be happy to give him a gift certificate!