Monday, March 26, 2012

A Cup of Thanks

Recently I have come to know a very special woman. We bonded over our stories of medical circumstances that no one should have to go through, let alone people at our age with young children. Fortunately we've made it through them and hope the worst is behind us. Since our daughters are the same age, we try to get together when we can. The first time she invited me to her home, she offered me a cup of tea. She is a tea connoisseur and had some really yummy, fresh loose leaf teas to choose from. She definitely reignited my love for tea and since then I have started to try all different kinds.

When I saw this stamp set, Tea Shoppe, I immediately thought of her. I wanted to make a card for her, but didn't really have an "occasion" to send her a card. I thought I would make her a set of cards with envelopes and package them up so she could use them. She really liked them and of course said that she wasn't sure about using them because they were so nice. I completely understand! Anytime I used to make my husband a card, I would write what I wanted to say on a Post-It note and stick it inside of it. Then when he was done reading it I made him give me back the card. He just laughs at me and hands it over! He seems to get my passion, or at least he forgives me for it!

Using Stampin' Up!'s Tea Shoppe set, I stamped the tea cup image in Marina Mist on a Very Vanilla panel and the sentiment in Marina Mist on another vanilla panel. I cut a thin strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and pierced it with the paper piercer across the length of it. The tiny flower was punched out using an Itty Bitty Shapes punch and attached with a silver brad. Using First Edition Designer Series Paper, I punched with the Scallop Edge Border. I put everything on a Sahara Sand textured cardstock and packaged it in a cellophane bag tied with a ribbon. I made four of the same card and included vanilla envelopes. And then I forgot to take a picture before giving it to her! LOL! She was kind enough to take a quick pic with her cell phone camera and text it to me though! I hope she enjoys using them as much as I did making them for her!

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