"Hope" Chest

Hi everyone! I am here to share another project I created for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I used Eileen Hull’s  Train Case Diecut for this hope chest. I cut the case from mat board and the following Canvas Corp cardstocks: Pink and Ivory Ribbon Stripe, Pink and Ivory Toile and Pink Lemonade Thickstock and put together according to the directions. The Pink Lemonade Thickstock was used for the top lid which I embossed with Brenda Walton’s Floral Tapestry Embossing Folder (retired).

Instead of using the diecut closure (hinges included too) that comes with the Train Case I added this closure that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.

The hinges I have had for several years and I am just now getting around to using them. I also adhered pom pom trim around the lid and base of the case. 

I glued trim and flat back pearls to the inside.

The top of the lid I decorated with two diecuts (Tim Holtz: Spring Greenery, Brenda Walton:Medallions…retired),store bought paper flowers, tulle and twine. I did punch out flowers from the Yellow and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse and 80 lb. Ivory cardstocks which I shaped added sequins and a  Dew Drop to the center of each one. The ivy and twigs are from the Spring Greenery Diecut which I cut from the Gypsy Moments: Take Our Breath Away Cardstock. I did ink the ivy with chalk ink for a deep green color around the edges of the leaves. The twigs I added sequins and Crystal Stickles to the center of each sequins. I foresee me creating several more of these little train case in the future. 
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Tuesday is awesome and enjoy creating!

Save the Hooters!

Hi everyone! October is breast cancer awareness month. This card along with several other projects with a Think Pink 2015 are featured over at the Canvas Corp blog which you can check out HERE.
This card was created with a play on words but with a serious message. Breast cancer can affect anyone. With females it is the second leading cause of death and even though breast cancer is rare in men it is very important to know your facts and be checked yearly.
First I cut a piece of Grey and White Mini Dot Reverse cardstock and folded to create a 6″x6″ card base. Next fussy cut an owl from the Birds and Bees on Ivory cardstock.

Cut a 3 1/2″x5 1/2″ piece of Pink Lemonade Thickstock, emboss with a geometric design and lightly ink edges and over the raised design. Cut a scalloped rectangle from the Hot Pink and White Damask Reverse cardstock, cut a scallop edge from the Embossed Large Floral White Specialty paper and a 5/8″x6″ banner from the Pink and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse cardstock. Once everything is cut adhere to the front of the card.

I printed the sentiment from the computer, cut to create a banner and adhered to the card. I pulled a strand of hot pink burlap and made a loop and tied off to create the breast cancer emblem and then finished with sequins and flat back pearls.

If you have any questions please let me know. 
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Thursday is wonderful and enjoy creating!