Friday, May 13, 2022

This Nursing School Thing...

Recently I was asked to make a card of encouragement for a young lady going through Nursing School.  Anyone doing anything in the medical profession we know has a lot of educational requirements, long study hours and many tests.  I for one, am very grateful for the jobs they do!

For her card, I selected Stamping Bella's Nurse from the Curvy Girl Collection.

This stamp is long and great for a slimline card, but I went with a 5 x 7 size card base.  I colored the stamped image with my Copic markers and then used the Gina Marie Designs Pleated Lace Mini Slimline Die.   I cut a coordinating magenta solid mat about 1/8" larger than the image and glued these together.  I found a fun patterned paper that had the same colors of the nurse's uniform and looked like confetti to cover the card base.  Once it was added then I added the matted image all the way to the right side of the card.  

Next I added the magenta organza ribbon and bow at the fold.  It's a celebration so the bow needs to be BIG!  I typed the sentiment myself based on the customer's request and used a fishtail tag that has a precut place to thread the ribbon through.  It makes it super easy to attach to the ribbon! I could have attached it right under the bow but adding it lower made the card more balanced and completed the design.  My customer loved it and I'm hoping the Nursing student did also!

Thank you for stopping by today to view my blog.  I enjoy sharing my work with you and invite you to “Follow” my blog and to visit my site ~ “Not Just Scraps” on Facebook ~ where you can purchase my cards. 

I’ll be entering this card in the following challenges:

Cardz4galz ~ Challenge 172 ~ Food and/or Drinks 

Creative Knockouts ~ Challenge 452  

Addicted to Stamps and more ~ Challenge 429 ~ Any Occasion 

Crafty Gals ~ Challenge 231 ~ Buttons or Bows 

The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ May ~ Think Pink 

Crafting Happiness ~ May ~ Challenge 123

 Pam’s Pearls





  1. WOW, I loved the card! You are very right, doctors and nurses have a lot of work to do throughout their studies, with a detail like this, they make your day!

  2. What an awesome card Pam - love very little detail. I am sure this beautiful card of encouragement will be appreciated

  3. love you card , thanks for joining us at crafty Gals Challenge Corner

  4. WOW what a great card Pam ... you did a fabulous job and I'm sure the nursing student LOVED it! I know I do! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


  5. A wonderful idea to encourage someone in their training. Great colour choice and design. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz. DT.

  6. I love the pretty colours you've used for this one. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x

  7. Wonderful card! I imagine the recipient was thrilled at how perfect the card is for a nursing student. I love the super large bow - so fun and celebratory! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.