For those of you who have been following this blog for a while, you know all about the “Hope Note” program. For those of you who are new, “Hope Notes” are bright and happy little notecards made for women who have just been diagnosed with breast cancer. Volunteers from my Stampin’ Peeps here at Rambling Rose Studio get together and help put together 100 notecards at a time. These cards are given to the local Women’s Cancer Center where survivors of breast cancer write a note of hope to a newly diagnosed breast cancer patient. Sadly, they require about eight cards a week.
So once a quarter we all get together and make these cards. In our group we have two breast cancer survivors, so you know this is a special program for them. We share a meal and work together to offer hope to these patients.
Today’s card is one of the kits I have ready for them this Sunday afternoon…
Here is a close up of the dimension of the butterfly…
These are all done on SU! notecards. Isn’t this sentiment perfect? As soon as I saw this set I knew it was going into the “Hope Note” file. Just in case you might want to recreate this one, here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits…
- Paper: Whisper White SU! Notecard, Whisper White plus Velum Cardstock
- Ink: Pear Pizazz, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand and Memento Black
- Stamps: Butterfly Basics and Build A Bouquet (collage background)
- Tools ‘N Embellishments: Butterfly Framelit, Best Ever Accessory Pack (ribbon), Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper. The flower (retired) was misted with Calypso Coral reinker.
- The DSP layer is 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″
- The Whisper White layer is 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″
- Create your background collage on the Whisper White layer starting with the Sahara Sand ink on the Build A Bouquet background stamp. Stamp off before stamping on your piece to keep the color light.
- Once you have your background done attach the Whisper White layer to the DSP and add the two pieces of ribbon. Then attach this layered piece to the notecard.
- Cut out your butterfly from Crushed Curry and Vellum cardstock. I added a little Calypso Coral to the Crushed Curry butterfly before attaching the Vellum with a dimensional. Attach layered butterfly with another dimension to card front at an angle.
- If you don’t have the retired flower, use a punch and some Calypso Coral cardstock to make a flower and scrunch it up for some texture. Or you could use a giant rhinestone or a line of pearls.
I’m so glad you stopped by today. If you are interested in starting a “Hope Note” program in your community, feel free to contact me for more specific details that might make it easier for you. I’m happy to help. Hope you are leaving here today feeling inspired by something you’ve seen.
Here’s your “B-ism” for today…
Get inky…and have a HaPpY Day!