Thursday, March 10, 2011

I am stuck on Band-Aids!

I put together today's card for one of my son's classmates, who recently had surgery. We wanted to send him a little something to let him know that we are thinking of him, and I thought this cute lil' band-aid card was just the thing.

I used the Sale-a-Bration set So Happy for You for my little heart accent and sentiment. I am definitely going to make up a bunch of these to have on hand to send out as "get well" or "thinking of you" cards.

I created my band-aid using punches, and just in case you want to make one of your own, I put together a little tutorial showing you how I made it. Keep reading if you want to see how it's done.

To create the band-aid, I used my Dot, Dot, Dot stamp, Crumb Cake cardstock and Soft Suede ink. You will also need a 1" circle punch, piece of scrap cardstock, trimmer and 1" square punch.

Step 1: Stamp Dot, Dot, Dot in Soft Suede ink on scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock.

Step 2: Trim Dot, Dot, Dot image on all sides and cut into 1" strips. I was able to get two band-aids out of each image.

Step 3: Punch a 1" circle from a contrasting scrap of cardstock.

Step 4: Flip cardstock over so that the stamped side is face down. Place circle near one end and trace the curve of the half circle. Repeat on the other end of the cardstock.

Step 5: Trim along traced curves to create band-aid shape.

Step 6: Punch a 1" square from Crumb Cake scrap. Adhere the square to the center of the band-aid. Add other embellishments as desired.

Here's a close-up of my finished band-aid.

Stamps: So Happy for You, Dot, Dot, Dot
Paper: Soft Suede, Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink
: Real Red, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square clear die, 1" square punch, 3/4" circle punch, Clips Assortment library clip, hemp twine

See you again soon - have a GREAT day!

8 comments:

Jennie Maier said...

This is just the cutest card! Thanks for sharing how to make the band-aid!

Shelley C said...

Cute cute card. I love it,and will be making some of these cute cards.

Anonymous said...

This is such a neat idea. I will be making several of these to keep on hand as get-well cards.
Barb T.

Gail S. said...

So cute!!! I am going to have to make up some of these and keep them on hand :)

Jen A. said...

I've seen some other bandaid cards out there that can't touch this one. This one is adorable! TFS!!!!

Elisa said...

Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial. I'm going to make one for my neighbor who just had surgery. BUT, I don't have the Dot, Dot, Dot stamp, so I'm going to use the polka dot embossing folder and my Big Shot! We'll see how it turns out!
http://willrun4stamps.blogspot.com/

Elsa L said...

This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing!!
I am going to have to use your idea.

melanie said...

I love your bandaids! What a great idea.