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Wooden Spoon Goodies

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Last night was great! Andrew and I headed into Manhattan around 3:30 (yes, I snuck out of work early!). We went and had an early dinner at Nick’s, some really good calamari and pizza. I have been wanting to take Andrew there for a while, they have great food and he agreed. We walked over to the West side through the park and then took the subway up to 168th Street, There was a Starbucks so we got some coffee and headed to the venue. The concert was at the United Palace Theater, I had never heard of it before but it was nice place to see a concert. It’s an old building that is sort of like a Broadway theater inside. The opening band was called Broods and they are from New Zealand and sound a bit like Lorde, they were pretty good. Sam went on around 9:00 and played for just over an hour. He sang most of the songs from his album In the Lonely Hour and also did the cover of Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know, one of my favorites. He was just as good as I thought he would be! An excellent show!! We both had a great time and even were productive in the car on the way home. I dictated my blog comments and Andrew typed them for me! Here are some pictures from last night…

United Palace Theater

United Palace Theater Inside

Sam SelfieSam Ticket

Sam Stage

We were a little far away, so the picture of Sam on stage is a little blurry, didn’t matter we still had a wonderful time! As an added bonus, it was nice enough to have the top down in the card there and back! πŸ™‚

Today’s card is a just because card that I have been wanting to make for a while. I went to the new burger place in Manhattan, Clarke’s Standard, a few weeks ago and kept my little wooden spoon that I got with my milkshake because I thought hmm… I’ll bet I can use that on a card. LOL! After some thought here’s what I came up with. The base for the card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock and the background is a piece of Whisper White that I stamped in Sahara Sand with the Hardwood Background Stamp. On top of that is a Tea Lace Paper Doily with some of the left side cut off and adhered with SNAIL to the background. My greeting is from the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set and is stamped in Chocolate Chip and Cherry Cobbler. The Cherry Cobbler one is cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits and the Chocolate Chip one is punched out with the Large Oval Punch. They are adhered to each other and the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. My little wooden spoon is adhered to the card with Glue Dots and a piece of Linen Thread is tied in a bow with the tails left extra long. I have been trying to think of a way to use that stamp on a card and I think this works! It would make a nice card to go along with a housewarming gift or possibly a dinner invitation. I hope that you enjoyed my recycled spoon card, I wonder what else we can add to a card that we already have?! Thanks so much for coming by to see the pictures and project, have a fantabulous Friday my friends! πŸ™‚

Wooden Spoon Goodies-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Oh My Goodies and Hardwood Background Clear Mount

Ink: Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Ink

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

Punch: Large Oval

Embellishments: Tea Lace Paper Doily and Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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36 responses »

  1. Wow! Nice use of your spoon! Love that card! Wonder if you could order those spoons online..hmmm…it’s a thought! Lol! Have a great Friday! We have a {football}band game tonite!
    My daughter is in the Colorguard and we think like this…what’s the football team doing on the band field? Lol!

    • Why thank you Stephanie! I believe that you can order the spoons on Amazon! What can’t you get on Amazon?! I hope that you had fun at your football game! LOL! Yeah, color guard is more interesting to me than football! I had a nice day! πŸ™‚

  2. AWESOME (re)use of the wooden spoon!!!

  3. Hi Justin
    So imaginative! I love it! I love looking at things to see how I could use them on my canvas ‘ s. Great job!
    So glad you and Andrew had a great time last night, how could you not? Dinner, Starbucks, a show and driving with the top down! Sound’s fabulous!
    Beautiful day here so far, a little chilly but bright beautiful skies.
    Have a great day today!

    • Hello Donna!
      Thanks very much! The spoon had been sitting there for a while just waiting to be used! They would be great on your canvases!
      Andrew and I had a wonderful time last night! It definitely was a quadruple threat kind of evening!
      It was chilly here today too but sunny. I hope that your day was great, mine wasn’t too bad! πŸ™‚

  4. Oh my- adorable! That spoon is so cute and you found the perfect way to use it!
    Loved the recap of last evening. Sounds like it was a great night . I would think that seeing Sam in a small venue in such a beautiful theater would be perfect. Thanks for the great pictures.
    Well it’s Friday- Yippeeeeeeeee!

    • Thank you Marty! I had to keep the spoon. I even said to my friend Kim that it was going to end up on a card!
      Last night was just perfect! Sam was amazing, he is really shy too! I wish we were closer, next time!
      Friday is always a good day!! πŸ™‚

  5. Hi Justin, I have been eager to hear how the concert was…sounds like it did not disappoint. The venue looks awesome too. I love this card….I want those spoons! you could probably stamp a small sentiment on the spoon handle too. You should do back to Clark’s for more milkshakes! Have a good Friday!

    • Hello Roseanne!
      The concert was fantabulous! The venue definitely was neat, I liked the old theatre feel! LOL! I had to save the spoon! I even asked for some more and they gave them to me! I have a knife and fork to go! LOL! I was going to stamp the sentiment on the handle but I really wanted to use that greeting! I will definitely be going back to Clark’s for more milkshakes!! I hope that you had a nice day! πŸ™‚

  6. This card is adorable, Justin! Love how you re-invented that cute wooden spoon!

  7. That’s awesome!

  8. Always thinking ‘out of the box’. Love it!

  9. BTW, Great pic of you and Andrew!

  10. Love this one, Justin! Clever use of that little wooden spoon.

  11. Cute card! I bought some like this in a packet from Hobby Lobby not long ago. Didn’t have anything specific in mind but now I do!! LOL!

  12. What a great way to start the weekend early! That venue looks amazing, I love the old theaters they use for concerts now, such a great upcycle. Love the card, now I have to look and see what I have laying around to reuse…hope the rest of your weekend continues to be great!

    • Yes Jeffie! That was one of the best Thursday nights I have had in a long time! The venue was cool, I believe that it’s a church during the day! It’s fun to add something unexpected to a card, I’m going to see what else I can find too! I hope that you too have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  13. Hi Justin! What a darling card! Love the spoon! Such a cute card. I have to get myself some of those spools you have your baker’s twine on. Love those! Glad you had a fun night last night with Andrew. I’m sure Sam didn’t disappoint you two. Looks like a cool theatre also. Thanks for sharing those with us. It’s a beautiful day here…a little bit windy but the sun is shining and it’s mid 70’s. Love it! Started putting up some of my Halloween things…ya think it’s too early?? πŸ˜‰ Have a great day Justin!

    • Hello Karen!
      Thanks very much! The spoon was a keeper for sure! I love the baker’s twine on the spools, all of the little “kinks” are gone from it too! I had the best time with Andrew, like I always do! Sam was fantastic, just like I knew he would be! He has amazing control over his voice! The theatre was fun, very different. It was sunny here but cool today. It’s supposed to warm up though tomorrow. It’s never too early to decorate, it will be here before you know it! Hope that your day was a good one too! πŸ™‚

  14. Hi Justin:

    I cannot tell you what fantastic memories this card brought to mind. When I was a child living in the large city of New Haven, CT, we used to get these little cups of ice cream, half vanilla, half chocolate. They were called Hoodies from the Hood Ice Cream Company and they came with a little flat spoon a bit smaller than the one you used in today’s fabulous card. I hadn’t thought about that for year’s so thank you for bringing back such great memories. I just love this card.

    So glad you and Andrew enjoyed the concert. The theater is just gorgeous with it’s detailed walls and awesome seating. I’m surprised at what a sharp photo you were able to get of the outside of the theater at night. I mean really, look at those architectural details. Just beautiful. The selfie of you and Andrew really came out great. I have not had good luck with selfies………..I think my arms are too short! LOL

    Friday is over – now go enjoy the weekend! πŸ™‚

    • Hello Grace!
      Thank you Grace! I’m happy when little things that I do spark a memory for someone! That sounds like a nice memory too! Mmm… I could go for some ice cream now!
      Yes, we had a great time! The seats were nice and cushioned, a nice change from the norm. It was a nice old theatre, very ornately decorated. You would be amazed at what great pictures my iPhone can take! I love it, I haven’t used a regular camera in years! I have ‘Monkey” arms so I am all set for selfies! You enjoy your weekend too! πŸ™‚

  15. Oh what a night! Can you tell I’m so jealous? There is an old theater just like that about 40 mins from me. I’ve attended many performances there. Absolutely beautiful just like the one last night. I tried calamari when I was in Key West several years ago. Not as bad as I thought. Now your card is super ΓΌber fun! Too bad SU doesn’t make an milkshake stamp. Wait, with your creativity bet you could come up with something. The wooden spoon takes me back a ways to my childhood. That’s a good thing. Enjoy your weekend Justin!

    • He he! Andrew and I had a great time! If Sam is ever in your neck of the woods go and see him! He was amazing! The calamari at Nick’s is definitely the best I have ever had! Not chewy at all. Thank you! I’m happy that you like my little whimsical card! Oh, a milkshake stamp is a great idea! I have Undefined and have yet to do something with it! It’s funny how the old becomes new again, isn’t it?! You enjoy your weekend too! πŸ™‚

  16. As a Brit, I’m so glad you like Sam Smith!!! He’s amazing!!
    I love the card too – I would never have thought to use a wooden spoon on a card, but with the Oh My Goodies set, it totally makes sense!!
    Sophia x

    • I absolutely LOVE Sam Smith! His voice is just magical Sophia! My mum is a Brit too!
      I was looking for something to use with that stamp and I had kept the spoon and then I thought AHA!
      Thank you!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend! πŸ™‚

  17. Sam Smith, ahh! (moment of silence). I love those beautiful old buildings, too. Louisville has some great ones. As for the spoon, I think crafters look at every piece of interesting little scrap and say, “How can I use this in a card?” Really fun.

    • Yes! Sam Smith!! Just amazing! The venue was pretty cool! Thank you! Yes, I am always looking at things and thinking how can I incorporate that into a project! πŸ™‚

  18. WOW, I LOVE old buildings, and that theater is breathtakingly beautiful. I love this card, absolutely love it. The spoon is perfect


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