Serendipity sells window sheets (acetate) – you get 10 sheets of 8.5x11 for only $1☺
I used a FREE svg daffodil from svgcuts.com!
The one on the front I cut out of vellum and the inside of card I just used cardstock.
Here’s the Inside of shaker card:
Colossians 1:27b, “Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
Sometimes Scripture just speaks for itself, doesn’t it? Paul is telling the church of Colosse about the glorious gift that is available even to Gentiles… which is “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” It’s only because of Jesus Christ and His sacrificial love that all people can have the hope of Christ and spend eternity in glory with Him!
This verse came to mind when my boss asked me to laminate some things for him. Last summer he went to Zimbabwe for a couple months, and when he came back he put in my hands a real 10 trillion dollar bill, (that’s 13 zeroes!), a 50 billion dollar bill, a 50 million dollar bill, 10 million dollars, 500 thousand dollars, etc. Wish I could share some pics of them, pretty impressive! Anyways, those denominations are no longer used in Zimbabwe so now they sell them as souvenirs.
Their paper money is quite unique! Besides the fact that each denomination is a different color and a different size, the artwork on them is beautiful with pictures of African wildlife and landscapes. However, it was very easy to counterfeit. People have even made photo copies and passed them as legal tender! So the government decided to leave a blank, white space at the right center of the bills. When the money is viewed normally, this space seems to be completely void of any design or markings, but when the bill is held up to the light, a clear image of the Zimbabwe national bird is seen. But the image of the bird is on the inside of the bill, making it nearly impossible to copy.
So the thought crossed my mind… what if people could hold us up to the light and see what’s inside?? Would they see the image of Christ??
Sometimes I’m glad people can’t see what’s inside… especially when I’m just having a bad day and my kids have pushed my buttons for the last time, or when someone treats me unfairly or is condescending. None of us are perfect, or even at times perceived as Christian to others. But the good news is that I accepted Christ into my heart at 9 yrs. old and because of that, nothing and no one can take away the living Christ in me. I’ve been forgiven and I have HOPE that there’s something more glorious than we can imagine beyond this life here on earth… and I strive to live my life in a way that others can see Christ in me.
And so my challenge to you this week is to use something transparent! You don't have to use a Scripture verse or make a "religious" type of card... but my hope is that you'll think about Christ in your life as you make your creation this week.
Have a blessed week!