Monday, October 13, 2014

What's Special About October?

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, that's what!  Time to get our check-ups if we haven't had one recently, be aware of signs, symptoms and what to do!  To help raise awareness, I made this little reminder with Stampin' Up!'s wildly popular Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die!  (that's quite a title, isn't it!)

I used a Heart Framelit to cut out the Melon Mambo DSP, then cut the thin straps with my paper trimmer and adhered all with Mono Multi Liquid Glue (the tape adhesive doesn't hold it well because of the curvy shape of the box).

I found this sentiment in the Something to Say set and love it for this theme!  The little flower in the front is from the same set.  The butterfly is encrusted with Dazzling Diamonds; this combined with the Pearls and flower makes for quite the feminine look!

I didn't take a picture of the box back but I made a remembrance "ribbon" out of Melon Mambo cardstock to emphasize the Breast Cancer Awareness theme of the box.
Stamps:  Something to Say, Papillon Potpourri
Inks:  Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette
Paper:  Melon Mambo print from Brights DSP Stack; Pink Pirouette, Whisper White cardstocks
Accessories:  Designer Label Punch, flower punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Strawberry Slush Baker's Twine, Heart Framelits, Big Shot, Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin' Sponge.

Lynn Starzyl made a box for breast cancer awarenes which inspired me to come up with one of my own.  Thanks, Lynn.

Remember the special annual October Breast Cancer Project at Splitcoast Stampers of making cards for breast cancer patients at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.  You might want to join in this meaningful cause! 

Thanks for visiting today!  Take care of yourself, friends!



Bev Gerard said...

Thank you so much for sharing this curvy inspiration box, Margaret! I'm prepping for an event next weekend, and am tickled that you were so generous as to allow me to make one of these for my displays. 2 sweet cousins within 2 years of my age are now in Heaven due to breast cancer. I know they would both adore these boxes. ;)

cindy said...

love this!!! Thank u!!!

Laura said...

To cute! Great job Margaret!

Hetty said...

What a lovely project, Margaret. Thoughtful and wonderfully made.

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