Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop

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Today I’m participating in a very important blog hop. It’s the Calling All Sistahs hop hosted by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. You should have arrived here from Nora’s blog. If you didn’t, don’t worry, I’ll include a list of the entire hop at the end of my post.

Each 17th of the month, this blog hop takes place to remind women to perform their monthly breast self-exam. As someone who has gone through the stress of finding a lump (thankfully, it was benign!), I understand the importance of staying on top of self-exams because that’s exactly how I found the lump I had. If you aren’t currently performing a monthly self-exam, please start! They’re so very important. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can learn more here.

Mel's Card Corner | Calling All Sistahs January 2017 Blog Hop

For my card today, I started by die cutting the largest tag from the Tag Buddies die set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps from a piece of white cardstock. Using a mini ink blending tool, I sponged the entire tag using Party Dress ink by Catherine Pooler Designs. I then stamped a sentiment from the Choose Hope stamp set from Taylored Expressions using Midnight ink from Catherine Pooler. The Choose Hope set also includes two different awareness ribbon dies, so I cut one of them from white cardstock then added a bit of shading using my C1 and C00 Copic markers.

Mel's Card Corner | Calling All Sistahs January 2017 Blog Hop

For my card base, I created an A2 top-folding card from some Ultra Smooth Premium Card Stock by Catherine Pooler. I randomly stamped a flower image from the Girlfriend stamp set by CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. I stamped it using the same Party Dress ink I used for the tag, but stamped it off three times before stamping on my card base to create a much softer pink look.

I added a bit of black & white baker’s twine to the top of the tag then adhered it to the card base using some foam tape. To complete the card, I added a few sequins. They’re from a special limited edition set created by Pretty Pink Posh for the Calling All Sistahs Collection from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps. This special mix was created specifically to help support breast cancer awareness and 50% of the profits will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Remember, this is a limited edition mix, so once they’re gone, they’re gone! You can get them here while supplies last.

Thanks for much for hopping along with us today for this very important reminder. In case you missed any of the hops along the way, here’s the full list.

Until next time …

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  1. Heather North says:

    As I told you before, Melissa, I love that sentiment! Something for me to remember. Your card is feminine yet strong, just like a woman. Thank you for being a part of this special Calling All Sistahs blog hop!

    • Melissa says:

      Thanks, Heather! I love all the sentiments in that stamp set, but the one I used for this card is the one that really sold me on the set. It’s a GREAT reminder! {{{hugs}}}

  2. Mary Moisan says:

    wow, that’s one small tag with very strong words. it definitely gets my attention and it’s just perfect for this cause. thanks!

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