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How to Make a Get Well Card Idea with a Cricut Personal Cutting Machine

Updated on August 8, 2013

There is no better way to cheer up a sick friend or family member than to visit them and bring along a homemade Get Well card. Making the card shows that you took the time to create a special card just for that person.

I got the idea for this card from my last project, making a two-way folding card. It adds an interesting touch, opening the card in two steps. Having two different surfaces of cardstock on the front of the card gives you the opportunity to decorate them either differently or in a way that they work together, such as placing the sentiment on each surface or by adding a bow to the edge of the top flap for it to be opened.

Having a Cricut personal cutting machine allows me to create special and memorable scrapbooking layouts, cards, and other paper projects. I have so many plans for other types of projects, including gift tags and gift bag decorations. Tags of any kind can be made with the Cricut; perfect for giving gifts. Christmas isn't too far away!

Specifics

Cricut Cartridge: Don Juan

Cricut Cartridge: Serenade

Cardstock: Heavy Weight

Cricut Machine Pressure: Max

Cricut Machine Speed: Medium

Cricut Machine Blade Depth: #2

Adhesive: Stampin'Up! 2-Way Glue

This glue adhesive is amazing; it comes out of the bottle as a blue color and is thin so that there is no spillover when you press down.

Step by Step with Photos

Cardstock cut to size
Cardstock cut to size
Fold card with printed side up
Fold card with printed side up
Add a Flap disign
Add a Flap disign
Thinking of You shapes
Thinking of You shapes
Butterfly layers
Butterfly layers
Butterfly base layer
Butterfly base layer
Butterfly shapes
Butterfly shapes
Thinking of You adhered to card
Thinking of You adhered to card
Large butterfly adhered
Large butterfly adhered
Closeup of smaller butterflies
Closeup of smaller butterflies

Cut a 10"x8" piece of heavy, printed cardstock to a 5"x8" size.

Fold the cardstock lengthwise so that it measures 5"wide x 8" high.

Open the card and on the top left measure down 4" and mark it. Cut down the 4" then across 5". A square will be cut out of the unfolded card.

Close the card and fold the back piece of cardstock sticking up down over the front of the card, this now becomes the front flap of your card.

On the inside of that flap, draw or trace a design line and trim. Now the flap has an interesting edge to it.

Don Juan Cartridge:

Cut one <Thinking>, pg 75, size 2" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the top layer of the Thinking of You sentiment.

Cut one <Thinking>, pg 75, size 2" using the Shadow and base keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom layer of the Thinking of You sentiment.

Serenade Cartridge:

Cut one <Butrfly3>, size 1 1/2" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the top layer of the butterfly shape.

Cut one <Butrfly3>, size 1 1/2" using the Shift and base keyboard key. This will cut out the design on the butterfly's wings.

Cut one <Butrfly3>, size 1 1/2" using the Layer and base keyboard key. This will cut out the butterfly's body.

Cut one <Butrfly3>, size 1 1/2" using the Shadow and base keyboard key. This will cut out the bottom layer of the butterfly.

Cut two <Butrfly3>, size 1/2" using the base keyboard key. This will cut out the small butterfly shapes.

Adhere

Carefully cut the word "Thinking" from the cutout you did on both layers. Adhere the Thinking sentiment together. Adhere the Of You sentiment together.

Adhere "Thinking" to the top flap, then adhere the "Of You" to the bottom of the bottom flap.

Adhere the Butterly layers together starting with the Shadow layer.

Open the flap and turn the card over so the flap sticks up. Place the glue on just the top half of the butterfly cutout. The bottom edge will be off the flap. When closed the butterfly will be hanging over the bottom flap a bit and will be used to open the flap.

Adhere the two smaller butterfly cutouts to either side of the top flap.

Embellish

With a fine line scrapbooking marker, dot on the first letter of each word and if you want on the butterfly.

Cut one more <Butrfly3>, size 2 1/2" in white or a pattern and adhere to the back of the card.

Done!


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    • frogyfish profile image

      frogyfish 

      7 years ago from Central United States of America

      Ohh, I do love butterflies, and your cut-out is lovely!

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      Jeff_McRitchie 

      7 years ago

      This Hub contains great directions and this looks like a fun little project. Thanks for posting this Hub.

    • AlabamaGirl86 profile image

      AlabamaGirl86 

      7 years ago

      I feel even I could accomplish this by following your expert directions, thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work.

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      Fabrizio Martellucci 

      7 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Brilliant tutorial, I've voted up :)

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