I originally made this Medical Thank You Card for a friend of mine who is a traveling nurse. She wanted a few cards that she could share with some of her other friends for Nurse’s week. This was one of the designs that I made for her. I really like the clean and simple look of this design and, given everything happening in the world, it’s so important to tell those we love in the medical field that we appreciate all of their hard work. Keep reading to find out how I made it, and what materials were used!
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Cricut Images Used:
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Heart Beat (Medical Icons cartridge)
Felix (drawing font)
Medical Thank You Card Tutorial:
I made this Medical Thank You card using the Cricut Design Studio app. I found the medical heartbeat image in the Cricut database and just knew I had to use it. I also created a standard square and wrote the sentiment on the bottom of that shape. The font had to be drawn instead of cut. After my settings were in place, I let my Cricut Explore Air 2 do the work.
Tip: Make sure to “attach” your sentiment to any shapes you want it to sit on. That will ensure that it doesn’t get repositioned incorrectly during the cutting process.
Next, I cut three 4.25′ x .75′ inch banners out of different patterned cardstock. For the first banner, I used a dark teal textured cardstock. The second banner was created using a white and gold polka-dotted cardstock that I had gotten from Michael’s a couple of years ago. The third banner, which might be my favorite, was actually a piece of white cardstock that I had covered with some floral washi tape.
After that, I grabbed my dark gray heartbeat cutout design and used some Tombow Mono liquid glue to adhere it to some pink construction paper. Once the glue had dried, I cut around the gray heartbeat image and removed any excess pink material.
Lastly, I trimmed a sheet of Neenah Solar White cardstock to be 8.5×5.5 inches, then scored it and folded it in half to make an A2 sized greeting card. I positioned the white sheet of cardstock with the sentiment onto the card base then layered the banners on top so that they would overlap over each other. Then I added the heartbeat over top of the banners.
I love the way this card turned out, and it’s a great way to tell a friend of yours in the medical field that you appreciate them and all the hard work they’ve put in to keep us all safe and healthy. Thank you for checking out this tutorial. If you would like to find more of my work, please subscribe to my newsletter and follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest for the latest updates!