Heartbreaking….yet encouraging!  I did not know how to start this post, so these 2 words came to mind — HEARTBREAKING and ENCOURAGING.  Everywhere I turn I hear of someone else who has cancer.  Just this past week I learned of 2 incredible women who just found out they have breast cancer.  What can I do??  Sometimes I just feel helpless.  But what I can do is send cards and notes of encouragement.

This is a card I just designed that I think will be a standard card–I made several to keep on hand so I can quickly put in the mail to encourage people when they need it the most.

Cancer Sucks! No other words! But, the Ribbon of Courage stamp set from Stampin' Up! is perfect to share a little bit of encouragement. All details at www.klompenstampers.com

This card uses the stamp set called RIBBON OF COURAGE.  I have already shared several cards with it, but this is one of my favorites because it was so easy–and truly could be made in any color!

Card Recipe for project posted

  • Powder Pink Card Base:  11″ x 4 1/4″
  • Powder Pink:  4 ” x 5 1/4″
  • Basic Black:  2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
  • Whisper White:  2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • Whisper White Circle:  1 3/8″
  • Melon Mambo Circle:  1 1/2″
  • Inside:  Whisper White:  4″ x 5 1/4″

Inside of card:

Cancer Sucks! No other words! But, the Ribbon of Courage stamp set from Stampin' Up! is perfect to share a little bit of encouragement. All details at www.klompenstampers.com

Step by Step Instructions for project posted

  • Super easy!  Just stamp ribbon in Melon Mambo (or other color) on Whisper White Layer
  • Stamp “words” on white scrap and punch out with 1 3/8″ circle punch
  • Emboss Powder Pink layer with Hexagons Dynamic Textured Folder

NOTE:  Have you tried the “DYNAMIC” FOLDERS yet?  They are called that because they have awesome deep texture.  BUT…..when you use them, you will use ONLY one of the clear cutting plates, not 2 like you are used to.  This is what your “sandwich” will look like:

Sandwich for the Stampin' Up! Dynamic Textured Impressions Folders

  • Adhere embossed piece of cardstock to card front, wrap Baker’s Twine around and tie into a bow
  • Assemble as shown, using dimensionals under the Black layer and the Melon Mambo circle
  • Inside:  I used Powder Pink for the ribbon so it was lighter in color and make everything coordinate.  It worked great to put the words over it in black.

Cancer Sucks! No other words! But, the Ribbon of Courage stamp set from Stampin' Up! is perfect to share a little bit of encouragement. All details at www.klompenstampers.com

Products used on project posted today

Here are the products I used.  If you’d like to order any of them to make this card, just click on any picture to go to the store.  NOTE:  I listed the RIBBON OF COURAGE bundle below because it’s a way to save 10% on both the stamp set and the coordinating framelits.  I did not use the framelits on this card, but truly, you want them and I will lots of samples in the future using them.

 

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Have a stamp happy day. Jackie Bolhuis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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