10.16.2016

Calling All Sistahs ~ Breast Cancer Awareness

October is breast cancer awareness month.  As you probably know each month I have the privilege of coordinating the Calling All Sistahs blog hop put on by CASual Fridays Stamps to remind our sistahs to do their monthly self-exams and schedule their yearly mamograms when they are due.

In honor of breast cancer awareness month we wanted to do a special hop to encourage our friends & family that are currently or recently battling breast cancer.


My card today is a CASE (copy and share everything) of a gorgeous card by Rahmat Gouse.  clicky to see her wonderful card.  I recreated it with some brand new stamps releasing this week from CASual Fridays Stamps.  I'm just in love with the new Word Ribbon and all the encouraging sentiments in all 3 of the new stamp sets.


Using acetate as the front of the card makes it look like the butterflies are floating around the ribbon.  I adhered them with glue dots.  Seeing the glue dots doesn't bother me, but if it does bother you, you can add a small heart die cut, or cut more stamped butterflies for the inside.  I fussy cut my butterflies, but you can also just use a circle punch or die to cut them out making it super easy to hide the adhesive on the inside.


On the inside I stamped "Miracles" in a slightly darker shade of pink that the ribbon.  The encouraging sentiment on my card reads: "Believe in Miracles".  <3  Cancer can be cured if it is caught early and treated.  I want you to survive, so please take a moment right now to do your self-check and then make sure you have your mammogram scheduled for this year.  You matter to me!

I'm the last link on the hop, so if you are just starting or halfway through, you will want to start again at the top with CASual Fridays Stamps, and leave a comment on each stop along the hop.  Michele will be giving away all 3 new stamp sets included in her release this week to one lucky commenter!  It could be you!!!

Before you go I want to ask you to join us for next month's hop.  It's really easy and Michele has made it even easier for everyone to join.  All you need is a blog and at least one item from CASual Fridays stamps to use on your card.  It doesn't need to be from the Calling All Sistahs line, but you might want it to after you see the new addition to this fantastic line of stamps and dies.

If you are interested in joining next month's hop email me at sistahoodhop @ outlook. com (no spaces)  Join our Facebook group to get the latest updates and inspiration.



Heather North


Stamps: Be, Powerful Words, Tin Roof, Word Ribbon (CASual Fridays Stamps)
Ink: Black (Staz-On) Cotton Candy, Razzle Berry, Ripe Raspberry (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Clear Window Sheets (Stampin' Up) 120lb White Cardstock (Gina K Designs)

18 comments:

Preety said...

Such a pretty card and for such an important cause!!love the use of acetate as the card front, yes it does look like those butterflies are fluttering near the ribbon in air :) quite a useful tip. thanks for sharing !

Rahmat said...

Oh wow, I am so honored to see you CASE-ing my card Heather. I am bitten by the acetate bug, and I can't put away the acetate yet. You have made such a beautiful card using the new stamps, I love the new ribbon with all the encouraging words. This stop is my favorite today! you made my day!

Lori Kobular said...

Wow Heather! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! So delicate and yet the message comes through so strong! Love the soft pinks!

Jeanne J. said...

Oh Heather! This is so cool! Love the transparency cover! I've always wanted to try a card like this.. you've inspired me to give it a try. The butterflies look like they're floating! So pretty!

Barbara Green said...

Very nice card.

barbara macaskill said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! I see that they saved the best for last!! I am totally in love with your gorgeous card! The butterflies, clear front and the pattern paper are all lovely! Scrumptiousness! TFS!

Russell Productions said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing and reminding us.

Happy Grandma said...

Wonderful card! Believe and Hope are such powerful words! Thank you!

Sandi said...

Heather, your card is absolutely breath taking. Thank you for all the hard work you do each month to put these blog hops together.

Kara Stainbrook said...

Absolutely stunning, Heather!!!! Wow.. What you have created is so amazing. Thank you for ALL you do for the blog hops. You are changing lives and saving by helping with the hop!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh how beautiful! I love this on the acetate!

Sue LD said...

So pretty--I like the addition of the butterflies.

Kristie Maynard said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Karenladd said...

What an impressive and unique card design! The acetate gives wonderful dimension and everything is so pretty and uplifting

Cheryl Cullen said...

Hey Heather!! What can I say...your card is beautiful gorgeous and stunning!! You are the last on the hop and your card is my favorite!!! It's just perfect!! I'm a 9 year survivor and I think what you ladies are doing is fantastic!! Thank you so much!!! 🎀💗🎀💗🎀💗🎀💗🎀💗🎀💗🎀💗🎀💗🎀💗🎀💗🎀💗🎀💗

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Pretty and elegant card. Love it.

D.Ann C said...

Oh, it's just WAY too cool to have the butterflies on the acetate like that!!

Lori said...

Gorgeous card Heather!! Thank you so much for coordinating this blog hop, I love being a part of it!