Friday, August 16, 2013

A Thank You Card...

Good Evening Everybody!

After my foray back into the world of driving this morning, I hit the studio....It was so good to get outside and feel independent!  Just like old times, (like last week) while driving, I began to think of things I need to do, things I want to do, and projects I want to make....Today's driving thought....A Thank You Card....

Once we made the studio a bit more handicap friendly...which believe me was a trip... I found my way back to crafting!  Ahhh, so good!  However, everything is kept in different areas in my studio in my attempt to be organized.  You really need to WANT to get up, get on the trike, roll across the room, grab what you are looking for, stick it in your basket, roll back over, dismount the trike, sit down and then and only then grab the idea-ology keyhole to glue it in place!  Bahahahaha!

Anyway, here's what I came up with today.   A simple travel inspired thank you card...





I used two pieces of chipboard to make the card.  I cut the pieces to 5 x 9-inches and covered the front and back with Theresa Collins, Far and Away paper collection.  Next, I cut some hinge pieces and adhered them around the spine of the card to the front and back.  I then used my digital cutter to cut out the Leaning Tower of Pisa and glued that to the front of the card. I used some of the cut outs from the paper collection and embellished the front a bit.  This is where the Idea-ology key hole comes in....LOL!  I applied wet glue to the back and placed it on top of everything.

On the inside, I made a simple pocket and placed the tag on which I will write my greeting, into the pocket.  Next, I used the letters from the collection to spell out, "Thank You!"

Last, I punched a hole in the top right corner of the card and again "triked" over to the ribbon box for some black cording and a hinge clip...I threaded the cording through the punched hole and tied a bow on one end.  I then knotted a hinge clip to the remaining end to clip the card shut.  That's It!

Of course this wouldn't be a card I could send through the mail, but hand delivered with a huge hug!

Well that's it for tonight!   Have an awesome weekend!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

28 comments:

  1. Awesome! Glad you got to do some crafting!

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  2. Love your chipboard cards - so unique! Are the brads in the hinges just decorative or are they poked through the chipboard?

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    1. Mornin' Sharon!

      Chico cooling off?

      Hugs,
      J.

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    2. Morning! Actually it's getting hotter in Chico. We have had some milder, er less hot, weather the past few weeks. Supposed to get back over 100 this weekend. Thanks for answering my question on the brads. They do make a nice touch.

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  3. Don't you just love that paper? I bought the whole collection to play with when we RV to Oregon. I just don't know when we are going yet. Everything has pushed our date back. Hope you are getting around OK. I know you will be glad when you can put weight on that foot again. Happy Healing!!!

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  4. You are so clever ..... or as in Boston we say cleva !

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  5. You are so creative. This is great!

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  6. Hi Jim, fab card. I have some of those hinge clips I have never known what to do with but just love your solution. May be borrowing that idea. Thanks for the inspiration. God Bedring as we say in Norway

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  7. Love your card Jim! Glad you're able to be more independent, drive about and most importantly, get back to crafting!! Keep smiling :)

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  8. Fabulous!!!! Love the extra large tower there....very cool!

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  9. Ooops! Lost my first sentence.....

    The brads were an afterthought. They were glued on with Glossy Accents
    LOL!

    :)

    J.

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  10. Great card Jim - I love that leaning tower! Glad you are back in your studio :)

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  11. LOVE the card Jim!!! Thank you so much for making it for me!!!

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  12. Glad you are feeling well enough to craft again. Makes a huge difference in your outlook on life doesn't it. Have tried a couple of the chipboard cards now and found that I really like them. thanks as always for sharing. aka Mountain Dreamer

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  13. Good to hear that you are driving and back in the studio. Great card!!!!
    Marcie

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  14. Great card, Jim! And your scooting around is a hoot! A Scoot Hoot! LOL! Glad you are driving again--odd, isn't it, that when you CAN'T drive, you absolutely WANT to, even when there is no place you need to go!

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  15. I really love this card Jim. It's good to see you are able to get back to crafting. Take care and God bless you.

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  16. Glad you are able to get around. Been there and done that. You are right, you really have to WANT to expend the energy and chance of injury (in my case) to go across the room for anything.

    Love the card. Someone will be very grateful for this huge Thank You.

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  17. Great to see you crafting again, I bet it will cheer you up enormously in the week to come. That is a fantastic card.

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  18. Just love this card!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  19. The perilous trip across the studio to fetch the Ideology keyhole was worth it. It's the perfect touch on this very artistic card.

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  20. I really like this card! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. It's wonderful to see that your 'crafter' isn't broken. The card turned out great. I love that collection. Small blessings - you're not racing to finish CHA projects. Keep scooting around - blood circulation will help you to heal faster. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. You've already got a week under your belt.
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  22. Happy to see that you are feeling up to crafting. Love the card, especially the hinges and the little clippy on the string. Well done. Praying for a speedy recovery.

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  23. Glad you are feeling better and on the mend. Love the card!

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  24. Awesome thank you card! I love it and all of the added goodies! You Rock! Have a fabulous week!!!

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  25. Fabulous card! So glad that your up and about and you are on the mend! You know what they say " Life happens when your busy making other plans" maybe this was life's way of letting you know you needed to slow down and not push yourself to hard. Just a thought. I am so glad that your injury was not worse and that you are back at what you do best, CREATE!!! Thanks so much for all of your wonderful inspiration! Take care!!!

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