Hey Everyone! Happy Monday. May 6th-the 12th is Nurses Week, so I thought I’d share these fun Scrub Life and Work of Heart cards with you today. These are two easy cards that have a similar look and feel, but the sentiments and color pallets make them unique in their own lovely way! Keep reading to find out what materials I used to make these cards and how I created them. And don’t forget to thank your nurses, doctors, and other medical staff who go above and beyond to make sure we stay healthy!
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Scrub Life & Work of Heart Materials Used:
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Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine [Amazon] [Cricut]
Cricut Adhesive Cutting Mat, Standard Grip [Amazon] [Scrapbook.com] [Cricut]
Cricut Basic Tool Set [Amazon] [Scrapbook.com] [Cricut]
EK Tools EK Scoring Board 12×12 [Amazon]
Fiskars Recycled Bypass Trimmer, 12 Inch [Amazon]
Trim Slant Tip Tweezers [Amazon]
Nuvo Crystal Drops – Dandelion Yellow [Amazon] [Scrapbook.com] [Tonic Studios]
Recollections Cardstock Paper, Essentials 20 Colors [Amazon]
Neenah Solar White Cardstock [Scrapbook.com] [Amazon]
Tombow MONO Aqua Liquid Glue [Amazon] [Scrapbookpal.com]
Scrapbook Adhesives Initially Repositionable Mounting Squares [Amazon] [Scrapbook.com]
Gray and White Chevron Cardstock
Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock Paper – White
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Cricut Images Used:
Nursing Is A Work of Heart (Occupation Phrases cartridge)
Living The Scrub Life (Occupation Phrases cartridge)
Scrub Life & Work of Heart Tutorial:
Step 1. Format the Scrub Life & Work of Heart Sentiments
To make these Scrub Life and Work of Heart card, I started with my Cricut machine and the Cricut Design Space. I found these images that were designed to mirror a beautiful hand-lettered font. I grabbed them from the catalog and resized them to be the main focal point of the card.
Tip: I used cardstock instead of vinyl for these Nurses Week designs, so it was essential to make sure that it was big enough to avoid tearing the paper.
Step 2. Cut the sentiment using a Cricut Machine
Next, I cut the designs out using my Cricut Explore Air 2 machine, following the Cricut Design Space Instructions. Some of the tiny cut-out pieces were difficult to peel off of the adhesive mat, so I used me Cricut spatula that comes in the basic tool kit to carefully peel them off of the mat. I also had to be extra careful not to lose any of the tiny dots from the words!
Step 3. Apply the sentiment onto the background cardstock.
After the Scrub Life and Work of Heart designs were cut, I created my card bases using some Recollections gray and yellow cardstock. I also wanted to pick some background cardstock that had a muted background. I chose some Bazzill White Dotted Cardstock and some white and gray chevron cardstock that I stumbled across at JoeAnn Fabrics.
I positioned the words on the background cardstock to figure out where I wanted everything to sit on the card. Once I had everything where I wanted it, I went back through and put Tombow Mono liquid glue on the back of the words. I then used tweezers to lay the letters down on the card carefully. Once the letters had glue on them, I had to be extra careful not to move them. Otherwise, the glue would squeeze out and show on the sides.
Tip: If you get glue on your background paper, gently slide your tweezers over the area to pick up the excess adhesive.
Once the glue had completely dried, I placed the finished lettering and background paper onto the card base using Scrapbook Adhesives mounting squares. I also added a sheet of 3.75 x 5 inch Neenah Solar White cardstock to the interior of the card, so that I can write inside of it.
Lastly, I grabbed my Dandelion Yellow Nuvo Drops and added some accent dots to the card.
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