Flu season is upon us and I’m sure someone you know will come down with the flu . Though I certainly don’t wish anyone to get the flu, I’ll be ready when someone does.
I cut the lettering and the red cross from red vinyl. Quick, easy and looks perfect!
Let's remove the lid .....
and take a peek inside.....
Of course, you need a card... something simple, just to write a note inside and wish them well.....
Then there's a mug, with some hot chocolate mixes and some tea bags.
I decided to etch the mug with a snowflake, having an Rx in the center... doctor's orders ....
and then add a tag to it....
Next I have a tissue pack. Unfortunately this little pack probably won't be enough for the duration of the flu. I didn't want it to be without coordinating embellishment, so I cut a bag to put it in and added a snowflake to the front.
Here we have the ever important anti-bacterial hand soap .... does that look like a germ trapped behind the 'no' circle?
That leaves an idea notebook.... if this goes to a paper-crafter, you know they will have all kinds of ideas going through their head about what they will be creating soon. In this they can sketch, write, doodle their thoughts. The title of the notebook can always be changed to something more appropriate for your patient! (don't forget to put a pencil in the can)
So here's all the pieces, ready to go into the can. Use chocolates and candies as fillers!
Add a couple of ribbons/strings to the handle, embellished with similar images as the goodies inside.....
For the contents of my kit, I chose a few necessities! A card to tell the person to get better, some tissues, a mug with some hot cocoa mix and green tea, some hand sanitizer, an idea notebook (to keep track of that creative inspiration) and, of course, some candies.
Other items you might want to include could be a dinner bell to ring for assistance, a magazine or two (preferably crafty ones if your patient is a crafter), canned soup or instant soup mix, cough drops, etc. I’m sure you can come up with all kinds of things, depending on who it will go to.
Of course, you can always just send a get well card, but why not take the time to make a kit, decorate the components and bring a smile to your patient’s face? And if your patient is a scrapper, I bet these fronts, tags, and embellishments end up on a scrap page once they feel better.
Gypsy hand held design device
Cricut Alphalicious cartridge (‘no’ circle)
Cricut Robotz cartridge (ideas, lightbulb)
Cricut Mini Monsters cartridge (germ)
Cricut Tie the Knot cartridge (tag base, snowflakes)
Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge (Doctor’s bag, stethoscope)
Cricut George and Basic Shapes cartridge (Rx)
Cricut Once Upon a Princess cartridge (tissue bag)
Cricut Lyrical Letters cartridge (red cross on can)
Cricut Cindy Loo cartridge (flu survival kit letters)
Cricut Gypsy Wanderings (square with arrow on card)
American Craft Cardstock (Red, Teal, White, Grey, Silver Foil)
Patterned paper - Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas
Cricut Vinyl, Red
White acrylic paint
Blue stamp ink
Black Gel Pen
Coordinating ribbon/strings for handle and tag