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I’ve recently spent some time in hospital after surgery and want to make some special thank you cards for the staff. Do you have any good ideas?
Susan Delaney, Belfast Simonne says:
How about creating a card to resemble hospital scrubs? This is a simple yet effective design and the base colour can easily be changed to suit the recipient! For my card, the collar was made using a stitched banner die. I cut it out twice and added both pieces to the top of a 120x148mm piece of card in a ‘V’ shape, trimmed the top, and added the panel to the front of a white base card. The pill bottle, thermometer, plasters and red cross label were created with dies from the fabulous Creative Expressions Shadow Box Collection: Feel Better Soon die set (ref CED9312). I particularly love the plaster dies in this set – the embossing and piercing details make them look almost real! I’d like to make some fun cards to let family and friends know the gender of my baby – any suggestions? Becky Jonas, Nottingham Dorothy says: Revealing the gender of the baby before the birth is so popular now, and this is such a fun way to let people know! The ‘scratch’ element is easy to make in bulk, so you can make lots of cards quickly! Mix a colour of acrylic paint to suit your card and add some washing up liquid – about 1 tsp to 1 tbsp of paint. Paint onto clear, sticky back plastic, and leave to dry. You can add another coat if the paint is streaky. Print the announcement onto patterned or coloured paper – font size 24 on the top line and 32 on the bottom – then cut out as a heart shape. Stick the heart face down onto the painted sticky back plastic and cut out. Layer onto a larger paper heart and add to the base. The recipient can use a coin to scratch away the paint to reveal the result! Use multicoloured pastel paper such as Dovecraft Back to Basics Bright Spark so that you don’t spoil the surprise!
Scratch off cards are fab for any surprise!
Use dies to create a thoughtful card
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