Each year in the United States over 200,000 women are diagnosed with Breast Cancer and last year three of those women were my very dear friends.
In October as we recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month I felt led to design some Pink Ribbon cards. I wanted to create cards to inspire everyone who desires to create a card to honor and bless a friend who has been affected by Breast Cancer in some way or another.
The pink ribbon it is an international symbol of Breast Cancer awareness and wearing a ribbon is a way to show support. So, I thought it would be a good idea to find a way to use our Stampin' Up! supplies to create pink ribbons with our stamps and accessories.
To create the pink ribbon on this first card I simply stamped the word LOVE from the Watercolor Words stamp set in Flirty Flamingo Ink and cut out the "L" which already really resembles a pink ribbon. I added butterflies with the Fluttering Textured Impressions folder and with the Bitty Butterfly punch to represent hope because butterflies are often seen as symbols of resurrection, hope, endurance, change, etc. These are all things that could be a part of dealing with this disease.
For the second card I created, I made a ribbon out of one of thinlits from the Hello You collection.
When you cut out the word hello, its looks like this.
I then took my Paper Snips and simply cut out the second letter "L" and the ribbon was created. Super simple, right?
Here is how it looks on the completed card with a small jeweled flower embellishment.
The rest of the card was just a lot of layering in Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo and Whisper White Card stock with a beautiful verse from 2 Timothy that is found in our stamp set, Strength and Prayers.
Breast Cancer touches all of us. I bet many of you reading this know of someone who has been affected in one way or another by this disease. The good news is that with early detection it can be treated so scheduling regular Mammograms is really important.
When I think of those in my life who've been affected by Breast Cancer I think of how amazingly brave and strong these women are that have battled this disease. Thankfully my three friends who were affected by it last year battled it and WON. They are some of the most beautiful, brave and strong women I know.
So today I encourage you to remember those Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Grandmothers, Friends, Co-Workers, Neighbors who are facing challenges with Breast Cancer and why not send them a hand stamped card of encouragement that features a pink ribbon to let them know that you are thinking of them, praying for them and that they are not alone in this fight!