Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hope & Breast Cancer Awareness with Stampin' Up!

Going Pink
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so today's card is going pink! Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to increase awareness of breast cancer and to remind women to take steps to detect breast cancer early. I had my mammogram — did you?

And it seems I'm not the only one going pink — check out this week's ColourQ Challenge for more pink inspiration.

Along with raising awareness of the disease, this month is a celebration of survivors. Brave women who have gone through treatment and emerged with hope for a bright future. 

With this in mind, the "hope" stamp from Stampin' Up Watercolor Words is perfect for creating cards for breast cancer patients, survivors, and to raise awareness. 

Pink Ribbon
To create my pink awareness ribbon I cut a piece of ribbon approximately 5" long. A glue dot placed about 1" from the end secures my loop and another glue dot affixes it to the card.

I used some retired Stampin' Up! Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, but I've listed some current alternatives in my supply list below.

Background Paper
I couldn't find any pink paper in my stash that I liked for this card so I created my own with the Dots for Days Background stamp. I inked it up with Melon Mambo ink and stamped the background on Pink Pirouette cardstock.

TIP: Place the Stampin' Up! piercing mat under your paper when stamping large images. It provides a slight "cush" and makes for better coverage and a more even stamped image.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card.
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Price: $5.25
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Happy Crafting!


  1. (Love your blog name!) Your card is so pretty, in general, I love it. I love the beautiful font and word, "hope" and how with it's being on an expanse of clean, open, white space, it feels wide open and available, ready to embrace the reality of "hope." I can't explain it; it's open and welcoming to bring hope in.

    Such a pretty, pretty, positive-feeling card! TFS!

  2. Super cute card Diana! Glad you had a chance to join us at the CQC!

  3. Lovely card, Diana, love the theme...breast cancer awareness! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ.