Category Archives: Get Well Cards

Keep Moving Forward Get Well Card with Pockets

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card with RRR & Graphic 45 World’s Fair Paper

Hello, Ribbon Lovers!  I have an inspirational card to share with you today. Daily life is filled with obstacles and challenges both great and small.  But if we will just keep moving forward, we will achieve our goals.  The climb is often steep, but the view from the top is mighty sweet!  With this in mind, I created a layered get well card for a friend who is facing some tough hills to climb.  I used Graphic 45’s World Fair collection and fabby ribbons, of course, because no project is complete without ribbon!

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I love the punchy colors of this collection, and was thrilled to find goodies in the RRR store that matched so well.  These gorgeous yellow trellis roses were lightly sponged with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and then clustered with frilly Cosmos Daisies and some sparkly gold spiral stamens.

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Sometimes, burlap string is the perfect ribbon choice!  These flower clusters were so bodacious, I didn’t want to try to compete with them.  But the card needed some sort of ribbon element to tie things together.  (Groan..what a terrible pun!)  I selected navy, antique gold, and orange burlap string as a complement to these fancy flowers.  I tied the bow on my Zutter Bow-it-All and then used the tip of my scissors to tuck the bow in under the floral cluster.

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I did the same thing on the fold of the card, and I love the way this simple string bow anchors those flowers to the card.

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The inside of the card is loaded with fun surprises.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

This pocket has lots of goodies tucked inside.  I added dimension to my fussy cut hot air balloons by layering them with foam pads. And a touch of natural burlap string makes that chipboard button stand out in the crowd.

Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card
Keep Moving Forward Pocket Card

I threaded my vintage buttons with yellow burlap string, just for fun!

And speaking of moving forward, it’s time for me to do just that!  I hope you were inspired with today’s post!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,
kathy

 

Time to Get Well Card with Once Upon a Time

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Time to Get Well Card with “Once Upon a Time”

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

Hello all you fabulous paper lovers!  It’s time for another edition of Heartfelt Creations Wednesday!  Today we are introducing the  “Once Upon a Time” collection.  I have to tell you, this collection has stolen my heart!  It is filled with gorgeous papers, vintage time pieces and an amazing new die.  Here are the official release notes From Heartfelt Creations:

   “We all agree that time is precious, so we are pleased to invite you to celebrate the memorable moments in your life with the debut of the Once Upon a Time Collection on March 12th at midnight EST.   Deep shades of copper, teal and rose are complimented by neutrals in cream, grey, and beige all artfully layered with sumptuous images of time pieces, clock faces, florals, flourishes and script backgrounds.  Detailed stamps feature clocks, sentiments and collaged images designed to coordinate with the Once Upon a Time die which saves you precious time by cutting 12 clock faces or circle sentiments with one pass through your die cutting machine. You will reach for the timeless images of this versatile collection for special occasions and everyday moments alike.”

Each designer on the HC team will be featuring this versatile collection on her blog today, so be sure to pay each one a visit and prepare to be inspired!  You will also find dozens of tutorials using “Once Upon a Time” on the Heartfelt Creations blog, so be sure not to miss out on that visual feast!

All my life, I’ve loved old clocks, so this collection is truly right up my alley.  I made this Time to Get Well card with “Once Upon a Time”.

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This 5″ x 7″ card is made with the Timeless Clocks Background set and the Once Upon a Time die, that handily cuts all 12 clocks out with just one pass through your die cutting machine.

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I made loads and loads of vintage rolled roses for this card, and added some pretty pearl bling, too!

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If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know I’m a huge fan of the cracked glass technique, which I used on these clock faces to make them look old.  If you are not familiar with this technique, you can find a tutorial for it HERE.

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Don’t you just love all these clocks?

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I did a lot of paper tearing and distressing to add to the vintage vibe.

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The inside of the card has the same image stamped inside and is layered with papers and journaling card so it’s ready to write a little feel better note.

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And, I had to make an envelope to match!

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Here’s the tutorial for this week’s card:

Heartfelt Creations Time to Get Well Card

Heartfelt Creations Product and Product Carried by HC: Stamps:  HCPC 3502 Timeless Clock PreCut Set; Dies: HCD 744 Once Upon a Time,HCD 735 Gift Ensemble Die; Paper:  HCDP1 241 Once Upon a Time Collection; Other: 459222 Paper Blossoms Tool Kit, 159223 Paper Blossoms Molding Mat, 452255 Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine

Other Product Used:  Dies: Spellbinder Bitty Blossoms, Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One; Paper: Kraft Cardstock, Pink Cardstock, Natural Parchment Cardstock; Inks: Dark Brown ColorBox Fluid Chalk Inkpad,Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Peeled Paint Distress Ink, Versamark Embossing Ink Pad; UTEE Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder; Other: Ribbon, Button, Copper thread, Tattered Angels Iridescent Gold Mist; Want 2 Scrap La Creme Finesse Swirl Pearls, Game spinner hands; Glue Gun

Directions:

Create a 5″ x 7″ left hand fold card base from the kraft cardstock. Cut a 4 7/8″ x 6 7/8″ rectangle of pink cardstock.  Cut a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ rectangle of patterned paper from the collection.  Use a decorative stitch to sew onto pink cardstock. Run a band of 1 1/2″ wide pink ribbon around the center of this panel, securing to the back with tape.  Glue to card base.

Stamp the Timeless Clock PreCut Set onto pink cardstock using the Dark Brown chalk ink.  Emboss with clear powder.  Place the die over the design, and back it with your embossing pad.  Run through die cut machine.  Lightly sponge the debossed areas with Vintage Photo Ink. Tear around the edges of the stamped design.  Ink the edges heavily with Vintage Photo ink. Mat with a slightly larger piece of pink cardstock.  Stamp the image onto pink paper a second time, and die cut the clock images from the paper. Use Versamark and UTEE to emboss the die cut clocks to give the faces the appearance of glass. Gently bend the images to crack the glass. Add game spinner hands to one or two of the clocks.  Leave the other 3 clocks as they are.  Attach the clock faces to the stamped panel with foam adhesive, then place foam adhesive in the four corners of the finished card panel and attach to the card base. Tie the 1/8″ wide pink and brown ribbon up the left hand side of the card.  Add a triple loop bow.  Use copper thread to create a looped bow for the center of the button and attach to the pink bow with a glue gun. Die cut one Spiral Blossom from natural parchment paper and 2 sets of the bitty blossoms from pink and natural parchment cardstock.  Shape and roll, securing with glue gun. Sponge with Vintage Photo Ink and spray liberally with gold mist.   Die cut 4 sets of the leaves from the gift ensemble out of natural parchment paper.  Sponge with Peeled Paint Distress Ink and spray with gold mist.  Arrange the leaves, roses and pearls on the card as shown. Emboss the sentiment ticket with Versamark and UTEE,gently bend to crack the finish,  back with pink cardstock and add to the card. 

For the interior: Stamp the Timeless Clocks.  Tear a strip of the patterned paper, ink the edges and add to the left hand side of the stamped images.  Cut the journal card from the collection, ink the edges and place at an angle in the center of the card.  Add the die cut leaves in the top and bottom corners.

Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog and leave a comment there for a chance to win this entire collection!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired by my Time to Get Well card. I’d love to hear what you plan to make with “Once Upon a Time!”

I have to confess, vintage clocks and flowers make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!

Cheerio,

kathy

Pink and Green Floral Key Cards (Heartfelt Creations)

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Pink and Green Floral Key Cards for Heartfelt Creations

Good Wednesday morning, my friends!  We are now just one week away from Christmas Day.  Are you ready?  Are your stockings all hung by the chimney with care?  Cookies baked? Cards mailed? Me, neither!  LOL  So today, I’m taking a break from Christmas cards and sharing a couple of pink and green Floral Key cards with you.  You can find a complete supply list and detailed directions on the Heartfelt Creations blog along with oodles of gorgeous projects from the rest of the design team.  So be sure to pop over and see what they have prepared for you today.

Wishing you a Quick Recovery

My first card made with papers from the Floral Key Collection  is a Get Well card.  When my husband was in the hospital, I realized how much it meant to receive a card from a friend.  Every time you look at that card, you remember that someone is thinking of you, praying for you and sending you love. 

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The card measures 5″ x 7″ and features flowers that were made with Spellbinder’s Carnation Creations die.   I stamped and die cut the Open Leaves as the main adornment on the card.

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The flowers were cut from a pink foil paper that I had in my stash, and while I was die cutting, I got out my Layered Scalloped Posy Die and cut it out of the same pink foil.  I used these pieces in the corners.

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The paper was so beautiful, it needed very little embellishing.  I love this ornate wrought iron gate and I didn’t want to risk covering it up.

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I used the sentiment stamp from the Script Aster Background PreCut Set . This was stamped directly onto the card front and then again onto pink cardstock, and then the two were combined as you see in the photo to make it all come together. Once I added the bow and rhinestones, the card was complete.

Thank you for Loving Me

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My second pink and green card also uses the Floral Key paper collection as well as Journey of Love and Burnished Key Hole stamp sets.  

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The card is 7″ x 5″ and features a card front from the collection.

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The heart was stamped onto white cardstock and then treated with UTEE, cracked and rubbed with green ink.  I used Want 2 Scrap Nestabling around the outside of the heart. 

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I love the green tulle with the pink heart and flower. 

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If you enlarge the photos, you can see more of the details.  And remember, a full supply list and step by step instructions can be found on the Heartfelt blog.

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The inside of the card carries a hand written message and artwork from the paper collection.  I think this could make a great Valentine, don’t you?

That’s it for me today, folks.  I thank you for taking the time to stop by the blog.  I love sharing my work with you, and I also love hearing your thoughts….it makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers.  Until next time…

Cheerio,

kathy

“Especially for You” Get Well Card

Heartfelt Creations Wednesday

It’s Wednesday again, and that means it’s time for another Heartfelt Creations extravaganza! Today’s card features the gorgeous stamps and papers from the Delicate Asters collection. Lately, I’ve been in need of a few get well cards.  A card made from this gorgeous collection would surely brighten anyone’s day.  The full supply list and detailed instructions can be found on the Heartfelt Creations blog along with a wonderful selection of inspiring projects from the other members of the design team.  So, be sure to pop over and take a look at the incredible display of creativity that’s on the blog today.

“Especially for You” Get Well Card

Heartfelt Creations August 3 01  As a busy crafter, I love it when a designer paper does all the heavy lifting for me.  That’s what the wonderful Delicate Asters Paper Collection did  in this Get Well card.  The graceful vase image is actually a corner treatment in the paper pad.  I simply stamped the asters again on watercolor paper, heat embossed, and colored them in.  Because I did not have the matching die, I had to fussy cut the images by hand.  (But the good news is that I treated myself to the die and more of the stamps for my birthday last week….Woo-hoo!)  I colored the flowers in with my Spectrum Noir pens, shaped them with the Paper Blossoms Molding Mat and Paper Blossoms Tool Kit.

Heartfelt Creations August 3 04  This created some nice dimension, but not so much that the card won’t fit in an envelope.  I really like the way this simple treatment added so much texture, color and dimension to the front of my card.

Heartfelt Creations August 3 03 I also incorporated some tinsel embossing powder and rhinestones to complete the blossoms. The sentiment was simply stamped, embossed and layered onto some flat lace.  I added some matching fibers and the front of the card was complete.

Heartfelt Creations August 3 05  For the interior of the card, I used a double-sided pattern from the collection, using the light side on the left panel, and the vibrant side on the right.  Both sentiments came from the cut apart pages of the collection, so again, the paper did most of the work!

I love the elegant flourish and soft colors of this paper collection.  It's perfect for a Get Well card.

The sentiments in this collection were the perfect choice for my “Especially for You” Get Well card.

Heartfelt Creations August 3 07  I did do a little fussy cutting around the tags, and added some Stickles to make those pretty asters pop.  The sentiment panel was stamped in Versamark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.  

Heartfelt Creations August 3 09  For me, no card is complete until I line the envelope….

Heartfelt Creations August 3 08….and cover the flap.  I also stamped in the front corner of the envelope so that the recipient would feel the love the minute they held the card in their hands.  This “Especially for You” Get Well card is simple but elegant, fairly quick to make and loaded with encouraging messages.  I honestly can’t wait to make another one, this time using the matching dies!  Those dimensional flowers just make me happy!

So what’s your preferred method for card prep?  Do you like to use papers that do most of the hard work for you, or do you prefer creating your own backgrounds and images with stamps?  I like having the option to do both, and with this lovely collection of stamps and dies, I can do just that.  Lucky me!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog today.  I hope this “Especially for You” Get Well card got your creative juices flowing.  Be sure to visit the other designers for even more great ideas.  You can find links to their blogs in the side bar underneath the Heartfelt Creations banner.  If you have any questions about today’s project, please feel free to ask.  I respond to every comment left on my blog…because your comments make me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!  Until next time,

Cheerio,

kathy

 

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