Good morning stampers & crafters!
Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop -- a collection of ideas from Stampin' Up! demonstrators who have gathered together from all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a 7-year-survivor of breast cancer, this blog hop resonates deeply in my heart and soul. I was diagnosed at an early age...before mammograms were prescribed and recommended for an age below 45-50, but it was me being proactive and doing self-checks. Fortunately for me, I discovered the aggressively growing lump early on. I have been richly blessed by God to continue my life; and to be surrounded by so many family and friends that truly love and care for me. I thank God for every new day.
I was inspired by a card I saw somewhere on the internet (memory is overwhelmed at the moment) showcasing the Pop Of Pink Suite of products available in the big Annual Stampin' Up! catalog (page 84-85). It is so much fun to see everything come to life with the Pop of Pink Specialty paper and the Pop of Paradise stamp set.
- Even though you can't see if from the front of the card, I chose to go with the Whisper White Thick cardstock for my cardbase (5-1/2" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4"). I knew that I was going to have quite a bit of White displayed with the stamping and designer series paper; therefore, I cut the Melon Mambo cardstock layer the same measurements as the cardbase front...5-1/2" x 4-1/4" and glue it with all sides flush to the base.
- The top black and white layer comes from the Pop of Pink Specialty paper pack; while the bottom layer has been stamped randomly with stamps from the Pop Of Paradise stamp set using Melon Mambo and Archival Basic Black ink. Add a strip of Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tap across the seam and wrap the Basic Black Solid Baker's Twine around the matted layer and tie in a bow. Glue this layer to the front of the Whisper White cardbase.
- Stamp the heart-shaped "Thinking of you" sentiment with VersaMark onto Basic Black cardstock, cover with Silver embossing powder and set with the Heat Tool on the high setting. Hand cut the heart with Paper Snips.
- Cut a solid heart out of Silver Glimmer paper using the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies. Cut another heart out of Melon Mambo using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Die. Layer the 3 hearts and add Stampin' Dimensionals on the sentiment layer. Use Fast Fuse or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to set the whole heart ensemble into place on the card front.
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop....I am really excited that you are here. To continue to be inspired, there are many (many) more amazing "Pink" ideas to add joy and a smile to that special someone's day. I'm sure that we all know someone who could use a little lift to their spirit...you won't want to miss checking out all of the blogs! I'll be traveling right behind you. Remember you are currently at (Lori Mueller's -- Stampin' Dreams blog), so please check the blog hop line up below and be sure to click the next blog participant's name on the list.
Ultimate Pink Blog Hoppers
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What supplies do you need to create these cards? All the items used are from Stampin’ Up! and can be bought through my online store HERE or click on the items below. A printable supply list is available as well!