If you think that this looks store bought......you're right! I bought a package of these cards at HM Ben Franklin Crafts. I loved the look of them and intended to add embellishments to give them a 'handmade' look.,,,still might glue on some flowers or crystals. However, when I saw my Avery Elle 'tea time' stamp set on my desk, I knew I wanted to add some teacups and the sentiment.
I used gold ink and embossing powder to heat emboss the words. The clear stamp set has two different tea cups and a saucer. It was easy to paper piece them with pretty print paper from the Studio G packs I purchased at BFC...only $1.50 a pack! The hardest part of of doing the teacups was cutting out the handles. If a handle looked bad after cutting I just cut it off and glued on another one. Reinforcing the back of the handles with clear Beacon 3 in 1 glue is a good idea.
If you want to add a handmade touch to your thank you cards, you don't always need to do a whole card. A little effort on the inside of this store bought card satisfied my need to create and personalize my 'thank you'. There are lots of gorgeous blank cards in Ben Franklin Crafts and they are very economical. Have some crafting fun today!