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Get Well Card Making Ideas

Aug 18, 2007
Receiving a hand made get well card really shows someone you are thinking of them when they are not feeling well and it will be received with love and thanks.

One idea for a get well card is to use a decoupage piece that can either be 'get well' themed or something floral that will make someone smile and feel at ease.

You will need to cut out your decoupage and layer the pieces together using foam pads ready to be applied to your card.

Teddy bears or flowers are also a good choice for get well cards, as they are soft and have a warm look to them.

When choosing the type of card for a card base I really enjoy working with pearlescent card, as it is excellent quality and is perfect for lace. The card is usually different colours on the back and front so will give a stunning effect.

Once you have cut out your decoupage piece and stuck the layers together and have chosen the type of card you are going to use you need to determine how you will fold the card, do you want the card to be DL size or A6? The easiest way to decide is to place your decoupage piece onto the card to see how it looks, remember if you are going to use lace then depending on the style you will need the card to also fit that.

If your decoupage piece is small and the lace is long then a DL card is probably the best option.

Fold your pearlescent card so that it is DL size then place your lace template over the card where you would like the design to show, you can also score your lace along the fold, which really does look eye-catching. Use a craft knife to score the pattern and fold the pieces as directed.

Then place your decoupage wherever it looks best and attach to the card using double sided tape or sticky dots if you prefer.

It is always nice to have the words get well on the front of a card, use a rubber stamp, peel offs or rub ons for the desired look. You can mount these if you like to match the rest of the card or emboss them if you prefer.

If you do decide to mount the wording, try using brads to attach to the card for a high quality effect.

You can not use an insert with this type of card as you will be able so see through the lace effect, that said, this type of card is double sided and beautiful on both sides so any insert would be wasted.
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Vicki Churchill writes for several sites that specialize in scrapbooking and step by step guides on cards to make.
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