Sorry to disappear on you like that. My kids were on Spring Break and I had the opportunity to go on vacation, so I did! I had planned on having blog posts all ready to go each day I was gone, but there just weren't enough hours in the day. Being a single mom can be exhausting and I simply needed a break. Now that I'm back I feel so refreshed and I'm ready to dive back into life again.
One project I completed before I left was the Control Freak Summer Mini Catalog swap. I chose to use the Strength & Hope Stamp set.
I sponged Chocolate Chip ink around both of the Pink Pirouette cardstock layers as well as around the Whisper White layer. I also used my Janome Sew Mini to sew around the edges of the largest pink layer. I had to make 30 of these cards so that was quite a bit of sewing, but I love the way the sewing adds to the card.
This stamp set was designed to help raise money for Breast Cancer research, so I had to add a pink Breast Cancer ribbon to the card.
I kept the inside of the card very simple with some sponging and a stamped butterfly.
As I said before, this stamp set was designed to raise money for Breast Cancer research. Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the sale of each Strength & Hope set and Strength & Hope digital kit to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart as my mother is a Breast Cancer survivor. If you would like to purchase this stamp set to help a worthy cause, please visit my website (click shop now in the upper right corner) and order your set today. You can also click here to read more details.
Here are the images that come in the stamp set.
Stamps: Strength & Hope
Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Sponge, Dimensionals, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Punches: Scallop Edge