Sunday, July 19, 2015

A Cup Of Thanks Card


Hi everyone.  Gosh, it's been forever since I have done a blog post.  Ugh!!  

Been in NY now for over a month and am enjoying my time here.  I have been staying mostly at my BFF Sue's house (thank God for BFFs) and also some nights at my friend Justin's place.  And I have been putting in some time at both The Ink Pad and at my friend Renee's new store on Long Island called Scrap-A-Latte.  

Of course, no matter where I am staying, I tend to lug with me a bag of supplies but have yet to truly find the time to make anything.  But today, that changed.  I worked at The Ink Pad all day yesterday and Justin drove in with me.  He was supposed to hang out with me until Barbara showed up but ended up hanging with me all day.  Sally Field stopped into the store yesterday, which made my heart go a-flutter, and I got to have dinner with Barbara, Jane, and Justin down in the village last night.  A great day and a great night.  I stayed over at Justin's and, since he was making a card for one of his challenges today, I decided to dig into my bag of tricks and make a quick one too.

A few week's ago Justin and I got over to The Moon Rose, a store that closed about 10 years ago but has just reopened - in Huntington, NY!  It was great to meet Diana Kovacs for the first time ever and we hung out for more than a bit talking.  While there I saw this cute little stencil of a tea cup and this card idea immediately popped into my head.  It is sooooo easy to make.

I cut a piece of white cardstock 4" x 5.25".  Adhered the stencil in center with Micropore tape. Then, using Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo Distress Ink with an applicator, I blended the ink through the stencil onto the white cardstock.  Then I stamped the phrase in the Chocolate Brown section from the Ombre - Sand to Chocolate Brown ink pad by Hero Arts.  



Cut my card base out of 110lb Neenah Solar White A2 size.  I then found a beautiful piece of cardstock from the Bella Rouge Collection by Prima Marketing (the Melange sheet) and cut a piece 4.25" x 5.5" and adhered this to my card base front.  Distressed the edges of both the card base and my white cardstock with Vintage Photo and then adhered the white cardstock with the cup of tea to the card front.  



That's it!!  Can it get any easier?  

Here is the same card but I flipped the stencil over so it would be for a left-handed person and then adhered it to the same paper but the reverse side.


Hope you enjoyed this post.  Feels good to have made a card and cannot wait to make the next one!!  

Hugs from NYC - 
~Michael

Supplies Used:
Stencil - TCW2082 - The Crafter's Workshop
Phrase - A Cup of Thanks by PrintWorks
Ink Pad - Ombre, Sand to Chocolate Brown by Hero Arts and Vintage Photo by Ranger
Paper - "Melange" from the Bella Rouge Collection by Prima Marketing
 

18 comments:

  1. How thoughtful of you to think of us lefties! I have a few stencils and forget to use them so thanks for the reminder.

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    1. You are very welcome Linda. LOL. Hope you have pulled out those stencils. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  2. I like the simplicity yet the look is classic to me. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thanks Corrinne. Very simple indeed. But I love the look too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I have a ton of stencils Michael and never seem to use them. They were pretty expensive too. Well, now that you have posted this gorgeous tea cup card I'm going to dig them out and put them where I have to look at them. Then maybe I'll actually put them to work! LOL Thanks for the reminder.

    Question - as I read this post there was a list of previous posts. The last two didn't seem familiar so I checked them out and cannot figure out why I didn't receive them I am subscribed to your blog. I wonder why?

    I digress - I hope you are really enjoying your visit to NY and seeing all your friends. Sounds like you are really keeping super busy. That's wonderful except it seems the more fun one has, the faster the time goes! LOL Big hugs from Maine. One of these times when you are in NY I've got to talk you and Justin into coming to visit Maine.

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    1. Hi Grace. Sorry for taking forever to respond. I do not know why you are not getting my notices but that part is out of my hands. I am lucky I know how to make a blog post. LOL. Hope you got those stencils out!!!! I am having a ball in NY and hope to come visit you one day too. I love Maine. But I won't come in January or February. LOL

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  4. Stunning card Michael! I've purchased a few backgroun stencils lately but will need to "re-discover" my old stencils. Enjoy your time in NY!

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    1. Thanks Dana (& Glen). I cannot get enough of stencils lately. Hope you have time to play with them. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks Joan. Glad you love it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. What a great idea for a stencil, this is fantastic!

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    1. Thanks Linda. Glad you like. Stencils are so under appreciated. LOL. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Never thought of using a stencil for a card. tfs

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    1. Thanks Lois. Stencils are great for cards. Hope you get to make some soon. Thanks for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks Beth. Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Okay, Michael, ever since you posted this I just kept coming back to look at the card. I love it. I had to have the stencil and the stamp and just made my purchases. Ah, I cave so easily when it comes to adding to my stash of things I love.

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    1. Thanks Carol. Nice to know I have the power to enable people. LOL. This is such a simple and nice card to make. Hope you have put your new goodies to use by now. Glad you stopped by!!

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