Thursday, October 3, 2013

{Paper Smooches} DT Blog Hop(e)

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We would like to take this time to tell the women in our lives how very special they are to us. Please make sure to have a thorough check up every year because we love you dearly. We would like you to all please visit our design team blogs and say hello. We all created a special project using the Hope stamp set and Hope dies to show our support.

I made a set of 3.5" x 5" note cards and they all feature something different. The first card has a window die cut with the Bam Bubble dies. The vellum sentiment strip was die cut with the smallest of the Flag Tags dies and adhered between the front of the card and the pink die cut which is popped up with foam tape. The pink boxing glove from the Hope stamp set is stamped on the inside of the card.


This second card has a pink glitter cardstock panel under the Thanks Word die. It's such a simple card but the glitter really makes it shine. I channelled my teamie, and CAS darling, Laura Bassen's style a bit for these first two cards. ;)



For the third card, I adhered strips of Scor-Tape to the base of the card behind the die cut Hope ribbon and sprinkled pink microbeads on to the tape. The beads give this card an irresistible texture.



For my fourth and final card, I tried Jennifer McGuire's stacked die cut technique. It's brilliant and a lot easier than adhering minuscule pieces of foam tape to the die! I didn't stamp a background but I did complete the phrase "love, faith, hope" using the Hope stamp set and Hope word die.



Now that I've given you a few ideas to create cards using the Hope stamp set and Hope dies, did you know that Splitcoaststampers hosts Hope You Can Cling To Challenges every October? Participants have so much fun and are eligible to win a ton of prizes. The cards you make can be mailed to MD Anderson where they will be distributed to cancer patients and their families. It's an incredible cause to be a part of. That's where my cards will be headed. :)

Feel free to visit the National Breast Cancer Society to see how you can make a difference. Thank you so much for joining us!

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22 comments:

Jamie said...

I just love your cards Emily:)

cm said...

Emily, your cards are beautiful, thoughtful and heart-warming!

c

Miriam Prantner said...

Gorgeous card set! I love how you used the die cuts especially the hope one.

Monika Reeck said...

I love much the idea of the fight like a girl card and the thanks card is simple but adorable..but love all your creation Emily...really great idea one of each other...big hugs...

marylouh said...

Pretty cards. It's a shame that we need stamps for such a terrible disease but they will cheer up anybody who receives them.

Tracy said...

Emily,
as always your cards are fantastic.
thanks for sharing.

Morag said...

Love all the cards - you have some interesting textures going and that stacking looks so rich somehow!

Barb Ghig said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning, Emily! I love your CAS designs and how you played with dimension, glitter and microbeads...so clever!
Thank you so much for inspiring me...you have really showcased everything beautifully!!!

Trisha Klowak said...

There are just beautiful!!

Lindsey said...

CAS perfection, Em. The cards look deceptively simple, but have a lot of style to them. Such a sweet set to donate to an excellent cause!

Yvonne Morentin said...

wow... love your creations and the bold images...

Cindy C. said...

Wow love them all, CAS and stunning!

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Such lovely cards!

silvia said...

Gorgeous cards!

Judy Tuck said...

Fantastic cards. Love the pow die!

Pam said...

All of your cards are just so sweet and special!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great variety and I love the simple designs.

Alycia said...

Simple, beautiful cards! Just lovely. :)

Jessi Fogan said...

All of these are just awesome, Emily - I love how each has its own special fiddly details but they still look CAS! Fussy CAS? lol!

Chris D. said...

Beautiful CAS cards Emily! Each one is gorgeous!

Ravengirl said...

What a great collection of cards! Beautiful work!

Bethany Lau said...

Wonderful cards! I love the glitter showing through in the "Thanks" card.