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Strength and Hope - Sneak Peek - Paper Players Challenge # 38

 Hi Everyone.

Happy Saturday Night.

Tonight's card is for the Paper Players Challenge number 38.  PP38 Ann Colour Ann has a great color challenge for us all this week.  Perfect for Spring and I know you will love playing along with this color scheme.  The design team have some fabulous inspiration cards for you.

I decided to use a brand new set, soon to be released by Stampin' Up!  Now, you all know that I love stamping for a purpose, and this one is particularly dear to my heart.  Stampin' Up! will be donating $2.00 for every Strength and Hope stamp set or digital set sold between May 1 and August 31 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  It's a fabulous set and I will be showing you several cards before the release of the stamp set.

Here's my card.

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Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up!:

  • Card stock:  Very Vanilla
  • Stamp Set:  Strength and Hope (available May 1), sentiment:  So Happy For You
  • Inks:  Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
  • Accessories:  Iridescent Ice (covers the butterfly), Basic Pearls
  • DSP: In Colors Patterns Pack (Hostess Level 1 set)
  • Ribbon:  Blushing Bride

The butterfly (which is beautiful, I might add) is from the Strength and Hope set, as is the words of encouragement and support along the bottom of the card.  I stamped the words across the bottom of the card until I had covered the entire area.  I inked up the butterfly with Stampin' Write Markers and stamped onto a piece of scrap Very Vanilla card stock.  I then snipped around it and covered the butterfly with Versamark and Iridescent Ice.  I mounted the butterfly to the card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso.

My biggest problem with this card?  I couldn't get a decent photograph of it.  I tried several different times and it just wouldn't photograph well.  I promise, it really is pretty in real life.  So, what am I going to do with this card?  Well, Germaine sent me a great magazine from the UK called Creativity.  In the magazine they told us about a campaign to collect hand crafted cards that can be donated to any of the Cancer Society shops in the UK and they will be sold for 1 UK pound each.  So, I am making some up cards and will take them with me on our next trip back and donate them to the Cancer Society.  Cancer really is a disease which has affected my life on so many levels.  Giving back in any way I can is important.    For those of you who live in the UK, you might want to check out this cause - Craft for Life.

 Continued prapers tonight for Missy and for all those affected by the Tsunami.

I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday, filled with love, laughter and time spent doing the things you love, with those you love!