Band-Aid Cards

Band-Aid Cards
No Gravatar

When I learned my dad’s boss had cancer a few years ago, I rushed to make him a card to cheer him up and let him know I was praying for his recovery.  He liked the card so much, he wrote me a very special letter (that I framed) and bought me one of those artist’s kits with several colored pencils, chalk, paints and brushes.

I love to make cards and this Band-Aid shaped card is just like the one I made him and for other friends and family members who are battling cancer, have fallen ill, or are recovering from surgery.  This card was made using the Cricut Wild Card cartridge.  I’m sorry for the picture quality.  I took these on a day I was using my iPhone and uh… let’s say I won’t be doing that again.  I think I have one more blog post to write from pictures I took with the phone.

Band-Aid Card

Band-Aid Card

I used textured DCWV cardstock for that Band-Aid look, and I usually write in red ink because I’m kind of morbid that way (I mean, wouldn’t you expect to find red under a bandage?!).  😉

It’s always nice to plan ahead and make several of the same card at once to have on hand as a quick “get well” card:

An army of Band Aid Cards

An army of Band Aid Cards

About Stephanie Chumbley

Growing up in the shadow of the Space Needle, I loved drawing portraits with a #2 pencil and sometimes a ballpoint pen because I liked the challenge. I collected pens and pencils and enjoyed looking at fonts and logos and replicating them by hand. I was in AP art classes in high school and took some graphic design classes at Seattle Central. While in college, I had a part-time job making signs for Drug Emporium / Longs Drugs with my "Steph Font." In my 20s, I made a lot of invitations for dinner parties and later, when I bought my Cricut Expression electronic cutter in 2008, I started making cards for all occasions. In 2009, I discovered Close to My Heart and enjoyed being my Consultant's best customer... but in May 2011, I finally gave in and became and Independent Consultant. It was a very good decision! :-) Nearly everything I make is given away or sold so others can enjoy some handmade art. I've made over 1,000 cards and projects and this blog serves as a way to share and hopefully inspire others to create projects of their own. Someday I hope to catch up and blog about all the cards I've made.

5 Responses »

  1. Ooooh, so cute! I need to make a few of these! I’m so glad you mentioned that it’s from Wild Card…I just so happen to be borrowing that cartridge from my friend right now!

    • Wow, you borrowed that at the right time! 🙂 I think the dial size should be 7″ to fit in a no. 10 envelope, if I remember correctly. If it’s too large to fit, I just round the edges a little with scissors. Have fun – that’s the most useful cartridge I own!

    • Yes!! You need this cartridge. If my name was Oprah, I would buy one for all my friends. 🙂

Leave a Reply