Saturday, October 2, 2010

A challenge for a good cause!

Word Cardmaking Day Graphic

On this World Cardmaking Day, We're joining Splitcoast Stampers by giving folks 'Hope they can Cling to!' Whether the stamps you use cling to acrylic or wood, they hold the power to convey hope and lift the spirits of anyone who sees what you create with them. That is the inspiration for SCS's “Hope You Can Cling To” stamping campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All this month, SCS is partnering with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for a
month long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer. The campaign kicks off TODAY! You can read up on the card drive HERE. To honor this heartfelt drive, Flourishes decided to offer up one heck of a challenge!

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Today’s card does not use any stamps! Not one! I know?! I used a template that I have from a old Stampington magazine issue and made a little girls dress. I made a breast cancer ribbon from a narrow light pink ribbon that I dyed dark pink with a Copic marker. I used more of it to trim the sleeves and dress bottom. The lace at the bottom I created with a Martha Stewart border punch. I added flat backed pearls and a tiny rose and voila! Very simple and oh so sweet.

Here's the Challenge: Since women come in all shapes and sizes -- let's honor that! There are tall and skinny, round and shapely, even a little boxy. So, let's ditch the A-2 sized cards (4-1/4" by 5-1/2")and get creative. Anything goes! If you do that AND use ribbon, you'll get two entries! If you use a non-standard shape card, use ribbon and use the color pink, you'll have three chances to win! Let's see what you can create! When uploading to SCS, please use the keyword: FLLCWCMD10. You have until October 31st to enter and will have a shot at winning a goody bag which includes our Fight Like a Girl set supporting breast cancer survivors!

In honor of World Cardmaking Day, through Saturday everything in the Flourishes store will be 10% off!! Just use the promo code WCMD10 to take 10% off anything and everything in the store! Copy the code in the coupon code box at the time of check out, hit the “apply” button and this will give you a discount off your total bill! Happy Stamping and Happy Shopping!!

Hop on over to these wonderful blogs to see the fantastic inspiration these ladies have to share!

  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Dawn Burnworth
  • Julie Koerber
  • Leslie Miller
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Laura Fredrickson
  • 16 comments:

    Peachy Wessels said...

    What a precious card! I just loved it!

    Diane said...

    Sweet and darling card....so precious and perfect for the challenge!!

    Carol Dee said...

    WOW, I love the adorable little dress. This is a challenge I may have to find time for!

    Jerri Jimenez said...

    This is absolutely the most darling card! Absolutely love it!

    ChristineCreations said...

    How completely PRECIOUS Danielle! WOW! Beautifully done!

    Dawn B. said...

    This is amazing Danielle.. I love this pattern.. I have used it many times.. Awesome job.

    Amanda said...

    OH So Sweet!! I love, love your idea!! I love your details and creativeness! What a Great card, it's a keeper! :)

    Riet said...

    Ohhh wowww Danielle,This is so wonderful.

    Hugs Riet.x

    Leslie Miller said...

    Oh, good Heavens! The adorable just comes off this in waves! This must have been so much fun -- a little dress designing on the side, huh? Super duper cute, Danielle!

    Linda Carson said...

    L-o-v-e it!

    lisa808 said...

    Beautiful!!!

    Denise (peanutbee) said...

    Oh my word, is this ever CUTE!! So beautifully done, Danielle!

    Kristin Bueter said...

    This is BEAUTIFUL, girl! Seriously...every little detail makes this such a precious dress/card! Love how you dyed the ribbon and used the MS punch for the eyelet trim. So cute.

    LollyChops said...

    What an awesome card!!! I love specially shaped cards more than anything... and this one is just so so sweet!

    Tammy Hershberger said...

    Aw, this is PRECIOUS! Makes you wanna' have just one more, and get a girl, right? ;)

    Michele Boyer said...

    GASP!! That is TOOOO cute!!