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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

A get well card for a broken leg...

Recently, my daughter slipped on ice in a friend's driveway and fell, breaking multiple bones in her leg. She even had to have surgery to pin and plate the bones together so they would heal properly. I only wish I didn't live so far away so I could be more helpful, although she says she's getting along well. Her family, including her children who are 12, 11 and 9, have been very helpful.

This is the card I made for her:

I cut the turtle with my Cricut, using the Walk in My Garden cartridge.  The sun, clouds and rain were cut with an unbranded die set and my grass was made with a Fiskars punch.

I added the cast on my turtle with some double-sided adhesive and fun flock. It's been ages since I've used that stuff! However, after I put it on the turtle, it didn't look white enough, so I dabbed at it with a white marker. That seemed to do the trick.

Here's a little closer look at my turtle. It even looks like it's in pain, don't you agree?

The inside of my card features the same turtle, but now it's upright and smiling. It's also popped out (as is the grass) to make the card just a little more fun.

I should have taken a picture from the side so you could see the pop-out mechanism. It's just the basic rectangle cut into the card liner and inverted so that it pops out. I cut two more pop-outs on either side of the turtle to support the grass. If you look carefully, you can just make out the one on the left.

I don't often cut images with my Cricut anymore (since getting the Silhouette Cameo), so it was kind of fun to break it out and use it for this card. While I was at it, I cut a couple extra turtles to use on future cards.

And speaking of Cricuts, the thrift store where I volunteer, received a donation today of a Cricut Expression and four image cartridges. I was charged with taking it home and testing it out to make sure it works properly before we put it up for sale in the store. It cuts great and even has two cutting mats and an extra blade in addition to the four cartridges.

Well, that's it for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Patti J said...

Oh my gosh, Cheryl...what a cute idea! Adorable card, my friend. Hope that your daughter is doing better! I'll be praying for her! Hugs...

designbydonna said...

Such a cute card. I know it will cheer up your daughter. It is hard for our kids to be so far away. Glad she has a helpful family.

Darnell said...

This is such a perfect design for your daughter's situation, Cheryl! It can't help but cheer her up and make her smile ~ and the kiddos will love it, too! It sounds like a terrible injury for such a simple fall and I hope that the healing is going well, poor thing! Hugs, Darnell

Lynne in NI said...

Ouch your poor daughter, sounds very painful, and a worry for you too being so far away. I'm so lucky that my Mum lives a 20 minute walk down the road from me.
Bet this card gave your daughter a good giggle, it would never have occured to me to give a turtle a broken leg!! LOL

Glittered Paws said...

Still laughing at your upside down turtle with the cast on. Your daughter must be a trooper - I would be laying on the couch worrying about everything.
Hope her recovery goes well.