Saturday, October 1, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop October 1st, 2011

Hello everyone and welcome to the Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop!  
We want to spread the news about this deadly disease that could be cured if it is diagnosed in time.
I know that each and everyone of us has been touched by someone with cancer or has had it themselves.  Please invite your family and friends to participate in the hop with us.  Losing a family member, friend or even out pets is very difficult.  I hope you all HOP through this journey with us.

Think Pink ~  Fight like a Girl
For my beautiful card today I started with pink card stock and used the Spellbinders Labels One Die to cut two pieces for the front and back of the card.  I then took one of those pieces and scored it an inch from the top of the shape.  I saw this on the Graphic 45 Blog.

 I then used Terrifically Tacky tape above the score line and at the top of the card to hold it tight!  

 Then I cut the next layer with the next size Labels One Spellbinder die with the Breast Cancer Ribbon Paper from Me and My Big Ideas which I purchased at Michaels.

Then adhered it on to the front of the card.

Then took White card stock and used the Beaded Circles Spellbinder die for my shape to stamp on.

 I used the Pray for a Cure Round stamp set that is included in the Ink Pink Collection by A Jillian Vance Design found HERE and used Jet Black Archival Ink.  The Ink Pink Collection includes the Pray for a Cure stamp set that is 4 x 8, a pink acrylic stamp block to fit the largest stamp in the set, 5 exclusive pewter Charming Jilly Charms hanging on 5 A Jillian Vance Design Pear Pins.  See the Photo at the bottom of this post.  Also $3 from every collection sold benefits the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.  Please visit them at
 I then used White card stock and the Small Circles Spellbinder die for my circle in the middle of my stamp.  I wanted to add dimension to this card.  So I then stamped the breast cancer ribbon with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Spun Sugar and then the Fight like a Girl/Think Pink in Jet Black Archival.
 I used 3D dots to make each layer pop!  topped it off with some Pink Bling and you have a beautiful card!

You can order the Ink Pink Collection HERE.
The Ink Pink Collection includes the Pray for a Cure stamp set that is 4 x 8, a PINK acrylic stamp block to fit the largest stamp in the set, 5 exclusive fine pewter Charming Jilly Charms hanging on 5 A Jillian Vance Design Pear Pins.  See the Photo at the bottom of this post.  Also $3 from every collection sold benefits the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer.  Please visit them at
Then I used a wire edge white satin ribbon to tie around the base layer and added A Jillian Vance Design Pear Pin with the Hope Ribbon Charming Jilly Charm to complete my card.

I will be donating $3 from each Ink Pink Collection sold to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, in addition if you order from my website, you will also receive {while supplies last} a FREE Vera Bradly Zip ID Case in Loves Me, a $12 value!

 Ink Pink Collection shown in Pray for a Cure Round.
Pray for a Cure Rectangle Stamp Set
Please visit to view more details for the Ink Pink Collections which are now shipping and in LIMITED QUANTITIES!

 Go to and become a fan and become a follower of my blog as well! for a chance to win a 
 25% off coupon from A Jillian Vance Design  from all the comments.
  The winner will receive 25% off their total purchase on!!! 

Next up is my very talented daughter Jillian, founder of Jillian Vance Design!  She is Princess and the Paper.  Please enjoy her card made with Pray for a Cure Rectangle from the Ink Pink Collection.

Have a Blessed Day,

6. Bunny -      You are Here
7. Jillian -             Next Stop Here
22. Charity Donaldson
23. VinDeeLoo (Denise Purdy-Lewis)

I would love it if you would stop back to the beginning at and let Denise know what project you like the most. To be eligible for the blog candy that she is giving away on my blog will be a bag of goodies that you can use to scrap with and a $15.00 gift certificate. You must leave a comment on each blog and become a member of each blog to be eligible for the candy, if you are already a member please mention that in your comment. We love to see how everyone creates a different project with the same instructions. The instructions for this hop is just to use "PINK". We have 3 sponsors for this hop.

Our first sponsor is Jillian Vance who will be offering a set of her A Jillian Vance Design stamps.

Our second sponsor is Michelle from Cloud 9. She is offering a $20.00 GC to use on her sight.


Hi, I am Karen Driscoll said...

Bunny, what a beautiful card, I love the stamps, I just left Jillians blog, and I ordered some for me. Karen♥

Ellen Jarvis said...

Oh my, what a beautiful card! I love that you used so many Spellbinders dies AND told us how to use them too. I just went out for a hunt to find that Labels One die (didn't find it) but came home with another, similar set. I hope it will do for a project I have in mind for it. Your blog is SO refreshing in its design, too. THANK YOU for having your post up and ready to roll when I could visit.
I have a full day of "World Cardmaking Day" plans to craft, and this was my only time to hop!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

Scrapfaire said...

Lovely card, thanks so much for the tutorial!

Donna Lee said...

Awesome card! That is one of my favorite shapes to use. Great stamps and I adore the Nestabilities die with the circles around it... Thanks for sharing and taking part in the blog hop to spread the word. Blessings!

Pammejo said...

Love, love the card. Love that you have "Pink" stamps, it is so hard to find anything "Pink" to use to make our projects with. I will be back to look around, just became a follower.

Carol's Place said...

Love your card and those stamps are awesome, great work

Linda Dale said...

Great card, love all the details you put into it. Thanks. New Follower.

Suzy said...

What a wonderful cause for a hop. I love your project.. especially the shape! Thanks for raising awareness and for the chance to win :)

Unknown said...

New follower! Love how you showed how you used the spellbinders - I don't have any but have been wanting them so good to see how to use them....(Great card, by the way)
craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

Brittney said...

Lovely card!
New follower!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, I love that stamp, Fight Like A Girl! **new follower**

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Beautiful card; I follow both your blog and FB page.
Katsews at Gmail dotcom

LisaG said...

Lovely card! I love the shape of it. Spellbinders are fab. I dont' have any myself....yet!!

I'm a new follower. Well done for being part of such a worthy cause.

Lisa x

Unknown said...

Your card is so pretty :)
joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Bunny I love your card and I love spellbinders, what a great project to share with everyone. Thank you so much for sharing Jillian's story with wanting to create her own line of stamps and for having such a wonderful mother to help her in that venture. I thank you for participating in this wonderful event for so many that have either had, have or has a person in their life with cancer of any kind. I am a follower and thank you for sharing with us and have a great weekend. Hugs, Dee:)

VinDeeLoo said...

What a beautiful card. Very elegant.

vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

Lisa said...

What an amazing card! It is so pretty!!

Have a scrap-happy day
Lisa G

Jamie M. said...

Very pretty card. I love the background paper. Love that you explained the way you made it too.

lorby said...

Beautiful card. I really like the raised embossing around the edge and have to learn to do that. Thanks for sharing and I'm a follower now. Jearise in Lorby's World.

AmyJRockstar said...

This turned out spectacular! I love it! That background stamp is really amazing. Are we selling that separately? If so, I'm gonna have to add that to my order! Come by and see my creation if you haven't already. :0) I used AJVD stamps of course!

Be sure to stop by my blog to enter my 500 followers giveaway and stop by my blog for current hops I'm in and a chance to win even more blog candy!

Amy Jo
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
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Gill McCall said...

This is such a lovely card. That spellbinders die is gorg i think i might just have to have one myself now ! TFS

Theresa said...

I looooove this card! The paper is fantastic, I havent been able to find any pink ribbon paper here. The die you used is beautiful!