Handmade ‘get well soon’ cards to brighten their day

01 May 2020
Handmade 'get well soon' cards
Brighten someone’s day with these wonderful handmade ‘get well soon’ cards, made easily by layering or ‘paper piecing’ recycled scraps from your paper stash!

What better way to cheer up someone who’s feeling poorly than with a handmade ‘get well soon’ card, made by your own fair hands? The thought really does count and your recipient is bound to appreciate the time you’ve spent creating a card especially for them. 

What’s brilliant about these DIY ‘get well soon’ cards is that you can make them using scraps from your paper stash (no need to buy supplies!) – a great way to recycle what you already have in while brightening someone’s day. 

This tutorial shows you how to layer your stamped images with different coloured papers and make the most of your paper stash. Plus, scroll down for a free selection of sentiments for your cardmaking! Let’s get stuck in!

How to make a ‘get well soon’ card using paper scraps

Made by Tara Caldwell for Seven Hills Crafts.

What do I need? For both cards:

  • Dove White & Pitch Black card by Hero Arts
  • Die-cutting machine

‘Doctor’s orders’ card

All items above plus: 

  • 6x6 Flower Market paper pad by Carta Bella
  • Kiwi card by Hero Arts
  • Doctor’s Orders stamp and die by MFT
  • Reverse Stitched Scalloped Rectangle Window die by Lawn Fawn
  • Lime Green embossing powder & Foil Tape Sheet alcohol ink by Ranger
  • Heart Beat die by Sugar Pea Designs

‘Sending hugs’ card

All items at the start plus:

  • 6x6 Flower Market paper pad & Home Again paper pad by Carta Bella
  • Stamps Doctor’s Orders stamp and die, Super Hero in Scrubs stamp & die, Band Aid die, Sending Smooches stamp by MFT
  • Holiday Hugs die by Waffle Flower Crafts

All items available from www.sevenhillscrafts.co.uk.

Top tip! Hunt around your home for scraps of paper. Paper piecing is great for using up small scraps so nothing is wasted! 

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Easy handmade ‘get well soon’ cards

How to paper piece your image…

1. Stamp your image onto a base card and colour the face and any other flesh tone areas – you may need to stamp the image twice so you can cut out hands, etc which are on top of clothing. 

Stamped image on card

2. Select your papers and stamp the image onto them ready to cut out.

Stamping image on to paper scraps

Top tip! To save paper you can just stamp the areas you want from each paper rather than the whole image. 

3. Cut the images out using scissors or a craft knife. For some layers that will be covered up you don’t need to cut everything – you can leave bits to be covered. 

Printed papers cut out

4. Layer the cut pieces onto the base image – you can see here an example of where the layer beneath wasn’t fully cut as the coat covers up the coat on the blue layer of the clipboard.

Layered doctor image placed on card

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‘Doctor’s orders’ 

Paper piece the doctor to put the outfit together! 

Feel better card doctors orders

  1. Create a 14x10.8cm white card blank with the fold at the top. 
  2. Stamp the doctor from the stamp set on white card and paper piece as per the step by step instructions. Die-cut the image once complete.
  3. Cut black card to 14x10.8cm and stamp the sentiment along the bottom. Sprinkle with Lime Green and heat to emboss. 
  4. Die-cut the heart beat die twice from Kiwi card. Adhere the first from the edge above the sentiment and then join the second and trim off on the left (top tip – pick which area you want to be on show, as how it joins doesn’t matter as it is hidden behind the doctor image). 
  5. Die-cut the scalloped border from pink patterned paper and adhere around the edges of the black card. Attach the panel to the card front. 
  6. Adhere the doctor in place to finish the card.

‘Sending hugs’ 

Sending hugs card with doctor and nurse

  1. Create a 14x10.8cm white card blank with the fold at the top. 
  2. Stamp the doctor and nurse onto white card and paper piece following the step by step instructions. Die-cut once complete. 
  3. Die-cut 13 of the largest plasters from the MFT set from striped paper in the Flower Market paper pad. Adhere in rows across the card front, allowing some to overhang. Trim the excess.
  4. Die-cut ‘hugs’ and place centrally on the card front. Stamp the ‘sending’ above it.
  5. Attach the doctor and nurse at either side of the sentiment to complete.

Free ‘get well soon’ sentiment downloads! 

Looking for more ‘get well soon’ sentiments for your cardmaking? Here’s a gorgeous selection you can download for free – more options to brighten their day!

‘Get well soon’

Get well soon sentiment

Download ‘get well soon’ sentiment.

‘Hope you feel better soon’

Hope you feel better soon

Download ‘hope you feel better soon’ sentiment.

‘Sending you a socially distanced hug’

Sending you a socially-distanced hug

Download ‘sending you a socially distanced hug’ sentiment.

‘Sending big hugs’

Sending big hugs

Download ‘sending big hugs’ sentiment.

And there you have it – thoughtful, handmade ‘get well soon’ cards. Looking to get stuck into another project? Check out our flower card making tutorial, birthday cards for boys tutorial or explore our list of greetings cards for more cardmaking ideas! 

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