Three of my good friends have recently had surgery. All of them are recovering nicely, and I thought I'd share the cards I sent them.
"On the Couch Additions" and "Chair-ished" are two of my favorite stamp sets for folks recovering from surgery. The card is from Paper Source and the patterned paper from "Snap" by Simple Stories.
This friend was definitely in need of some sunshine. As she noted, in August the foot surgery and a three-to-four week recovery didn't sound too bad, but now not being able to move around, drive, or take care of projects it's not looking quite so good. I was glad to pull our the "Hello, Sunshine" stamps, as this was the perfect sentiment. A felt sun (Heart2Heart die #6), a Papertrey button, and an old card from the stash (Savvy or A Muse?), and I ended up with a pretty cheerful card.
The card was cased from this card by Kimberly Crawford. It was the perfect sentiment for our cousin's daughter who had rather dreadful complications from her surgery, but is now doing great. The paper is Cosmo Cricket "Boyfriend," the little clothespins and twine are from Michael's, and I generated the sentiment on the computer. I bought her a couple of journals since she's a writer and decided to make my own wrapping paper.
I used Hero Art's Scattered Leaves and a variety of Tim Holtz Distress Inks, utilizing the the rock 'n roll technique with some of the leaves. It was quick and easy. Something I should do more often.