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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Get Well Card

There has been a lot going on in the lives on my creative sisters at the Outlawz. But, to make a long story short, we were asked to make get well cards for one of the girls' sister who is ill. So, I dove right in. This one will take a bit to explain and I will do the best I can. Please feel free to ask questions, leave comments, etc.

Ok, first for the front of the card:
A lot going on here. The card, as is measures 4" x 6". The card base is a piece of 12 x 12 cardstock that I cut into a 6 x 12 piece. I then scored that piece into three 4" x 6" rectangles. The outer rectangles were then scored into two 2" x 6" rectangles. The card was then z folded on each side to make a gate fold. When the card is open, you will see that each fold has a different height.

In the very back of the card, you can see a "clip board." It is made of a piece of thin chipboard that has been inked with Vintage Photo. The Clip part is made of a piece of textured foil paper that has been propped up on an angle. I attached a pop can tab to resemble the circular hole part of the clip. I also adhered a piece of plain white paper to make it look a little more official (I guess).

Working out way down, we see a sick little teddy bear lying in bed with an ice pack in his head. The teddy bear is cut from the Create A Critter 2 Cricut Cartridge. The pillow is cut from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge and the ice pack is cut from the Dr. Checkup cartridge. I chose not to cut the teddy's face and use a Peachy Keen Wide Eyed Kids set. Color was added to the face with oil pencil and glaze pen. I lightly inked the edges of the pillow in Ballet Blue ink from Stampin' Up.

Moving down once again, we come to 2 pill bottles. The labels were computer generated, adding a little taste of my humor. The bandage is a real, a generic Band-Aid, but real. I adhered it to cardstock then cut around it. I then just used glue stick to adhere it to the card. The pill bottle lids are 2 rounded off rectangles. The bottles them selves started out as 2 plain white rectangles. I then inked them lightly with vintage photo ink. I then blended with Really Rust ink from Stampin Up until I was satisfied with the results.  Because of the gate fold, the card wouldn't stay shut, so I added some bakes twine from my stash.

Moving to the inside:
Here you get a view of the entire card. I have pictures of each panel and will describe each. I think it will be easier that way.

The left, inside panel is matted with scrap paper that I believe is from one of last years Christmas stacks from Recollections. The syringe is cut from the Dr. Checkup Cricut Cartridge. The base cut is from textured silver foil paper. The "medicine" is just a piece of scrap red paper. I adhered it to a piece of clear acetate with glossy accents then adhered the acetate to the syringe base. It makes it look a bit more realistic. You can't really tell in the picture, but it definitely more life like than just using cardstock.

The right side panel is matted with the same paper as the left. The "pills" are simply ovals that I made on my graphics program. I colored them with sharpie markers and glaze pen. I went over the middle band with a glitter pen.

The center panel shows our sick little teddy tucked in bed up to his chin. The polka dot mat acts as his bed spread. The sentiment is computer generated.

Here's a closer look at out sick little bear. He is made of scrap paper. The ice bag is plain white cardstock that I colored with sharpie markers. His eyes are done in a combination of oil pencil and glaze pen.  He sure doesn't look like he feels very well.

I sure hope she like blue and brown. I know it is my favorite color combo.

An Inky Situation: Teddy Bears
Die Cuttin Divas: Teddy Bears
Through the Craft Room Door: Anything Goes
Card Mania: Favorite Color Combo
(Pin)spirational Challenges: #74

Have a great day and keep creating! BTW, thanks for sticking around for such a long post.



  1. This is fabulous! Love how it opens and all the details you put into this! Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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    :) Janis
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  2. OMGoodness!!! Miranda, She is going to love this card and I love the card also!! You really out done yourself. I'm going to take the link for your blog and share it with her when I get to Texas. Love the shape, those pill bottles are awesome with all the sentiments. You added the perfect elements. You did a super fantastic job and I thank you so much, you are a true friend.
    Hugs, Pat

  3. Wow, what a great looking card. Well Done! Thanks for sharing with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges. Good Luck!

  4. This is awesome! TFS with us at DCD

  5. Soooo cute!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  6. OMG What a fabulous card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  7. Such a lovely card! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck and hope to see you again in our next challenge on Monday! Ani

  8. Great Design and a fantastic Get well card! I love all of the added details. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with TTCRD.