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Helping Me Grow Get Well and #GDP039

Today I'm up for another challenge with the Global Design Project #039.  This week it's get well cards.


Sadly we do need get well cards from time to time.  A hand made card is sure to lift someone's spirits. This is the card I made for the challenge.

Helping Me Grow

I find that many times I when I need something like a get well card, I don't have one. I also seem to have very little time to create one.  The card today started as a thank you card.  I made it for a Clean & Simple class I had last week.  Here's what it looked like before it went through it's make over this morning.  

June 2016 clean


It was part of this class.  Here's how I made it.

  • Use a card base of Basic Black card stock cut at 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4 and folded.
  • The diagonal stripe patterned paper is from the Neutrals Designer Series Paper stack.  I used a black sheet cut at 4 x 5 1/4.
  • The Whisper White card stock layer is cut at 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • The flowers are from the Helping Me Grow set.  They are stamped in Basic Black Archival ink.  The little dots are also part of the set.
  • The sentiment is from the Love & Affection set.  I stamped it with the Basic Black Archival ink also on a scrap piece of white.  I punched it out with the XL Oval punch.  It's retired now.  My Layering Ovals framelits are crossing the US as I type.  Here's where part of the make over takes place.  I had already stamped Much Appreciated. The new sentiment went right on top.
  • I also decided to color in the flowers.  I used Rich Razzleberry and my Aqua Painters.  The stems were colored in Wild Wasabi.
  • I stamped just a little piece of the flower on scrap, colored it, and cut it out.  That went on the oval with the sentiment.  I added a few of the black sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.  Adhere those with glue dots.

Helping Me Grow inside

And here is the inside of the card.  Once again, I colored the flowers.  The sentiment inside is from the stamp set Thoughts & Prayers.  I just used the bottom of the stamp.  I stamped it with Basic Black Archival and then taped over the part I didn't want to stamp.  Since this card was a make over, I stamped this on scrap paper again and adhered over the old words.


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Beautiful Card JoAnne

Paula Dobson

You are so right, we never seem to have these type of cards on hand when we need them. All of your cards are just lovely Jo Anne, but the Get Well card is just perfect to brighten someones day. Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.

Louise Sharp

A beautiful card Jo Anne. I really like the black and white stripe background on the black cardstock, softened by the Rich Razzleberry watercolor flowers. A great card for this weeks challenge and also for someone who may need a smile sent their way. Thanks so much for playing along to the Global Design Project this week. xo

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