Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Awareness Blog Hop and Belli Challenge #100

Welcome to Creative Cuts and More's Awareness Blog Hop! You are in for a great treat! Our Designers are very excited to share some fabulous CANCER AWARENESS projects using the wonderful die cuts from Creative Cuts and More.

Hopefully you have arrived here from Darsie's blog. If not, please start at the beginning with the Die Cut Diva blog and hop your way through for some awesome eye candy.

Once you are finished hopping along the Blog Hop, you will have an opportunity to win one of the WONDERFUL assortments of awareness ribbon products, including an awareness ribbon album, awareness cards and maybe a box or two. You can find the ways to win this wonderful prize on the Die Cut Diva Blog.

The deadline for your chance to enter to win will be Sunday, September 19th at midnight. We will announce the winner on Monday, September 20th. Creative Cuts and More will donate 20% of all sales of Awareness Ribbon products in September and October!! We will donate half of the proceeds to American Cancer Society and the other half to Susan G Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.

Now... are you ready to see my projects? I hope you like them! I had soooo much fun creating them! In addition to the Blog Hop, I participated in the Belli Challenge! This week’s Belli Challenge is to use something that starts with the letter B – so technically both of these qualify since I used buttons as well as beads. Some of the things that you can use that start with B are buttons, bows, brads, blue, black, etc...

Once you are finished hopping along the Blog Hop, I would LOVE it if you came back and checked out all of the Belli Challenge DT blogs! They are all so talented and would LOVE to hear your comments!!!

I chose to work with a card and a box from Creative Cuts and More for my Awareness projects. There is a wide variety of awareness die cuts at CCandM, so be sure to check them out HERE. You can order these die cuts in many colors for all the different ribbon meanings. Not sure what all the different colors represent? Click HERE to see a listing of ribbon colors and their causes on the Creative Cuts and More website.





This card is the wonderful Awareness Ribbon Window A7 Card - Vertical. This is die cut from Guava Sensation Bazzill Smoothies cardstock, and I sprayed it with some Pink Ink Glimmer Mist. The gorgeous lacy look is the result of the Glimmered Lace technique from Technique Junkies.

The "Believe" sentiment is from my cherished "Hope Is..." set, a special breast cancer awareness set from Stampin Up (long since retired). I added a strip of lace behind the sentiment and I added some Prima flowers on the side.

Look in the center of the awareness ribbon. I added a small sheet of tacky tape to the inside of the card and covered it with cardstock, then I sprinkled some microbeads over the front. I wanted to do something other than the typical glitter or cardstock on the inside, and the microbeads were the perfect choice. :-)


You can see the same microbeads in the center of the awareness ribbon on this Awareness Ribbon Window Square Box #01 as well. I also used the same Glimmered Lace technique here with the same Pink Ink Glimmer Mist. The look is a bit different because I used white cardstock for this box instead of the pink on the card.

It was fun to crumple the ribbon on this box. Since I already had this Killer Red Tacky Tape out to assemble this box, I added a strip of Killer Red Tacky Tape across the top of the box and then just started looping the ribbon and sticking it down on the tape. A couple of Prima flowers with a button is adhered over the ribbon on the side. Too fun!!



I hope you enjoyed these projects that I created for you today. Your next stop on this hop will be Kayla's blog, and you will love what she is going to show you!

Don't forget - come on back here for the Clear and Simple Blog Hop next Tuesday and Wednesday on the 21st and 22nd. If you have an iPhone, there is a special app that you definitely want to download to see special projects ONLY available through the iPhone app.

26 comments:

Noelle Reese said...

Holly, this is beautiful! I love the loopy ribbon! Don't be surprised when you see that on my next project! :-) I love the card too!

Dani said...

These are amazing! Love the microbeads, you're right, they're perfect! And that scrunchy ribbon is fabulous!

Jennybean said...

I love the lacey look on the cards!

Dawn B. said...

These are so pretty Holly.. I always love October because it is Cancer Awareness month.. I hope and pray someday that they find a cure.. These cards are a great for this hop.

Chrissy D said...

This technique is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Love these - BEAUTIES!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful card and box set, the Glimmer Lace Tech looks fab here!

TN Granny said...

Nice cards and I love the wonderful campaign for Breast Cancer. Gotta get me some papers!
God Bless,
Jeanine

Joan Ervin said...

What gorgeous cards, Holly..the lacy background is sooo pretty and I love the scrunched up ribbon and flowers...GORJUSS!!!!

jdmommy said...

What beautiful (and Glitzy) cards, Holly, and what a fabulous cause! Love the buttons!

Darsie Bruno said...

this is stunning! What a lovely gift.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fantastic projects! Love them all and the lace look is gorgeous!!!

Dawn said...

Oh so pretty, my favorite is the lace, so elegant.
Wonderful projects.

agypsyangel said...

Love the ribbon loops...Great card

mylaughingmagpie said...

Holly! Wow! I LOVE, LOVE that lacey look & am going to check out TJ as soon as I am done hopping!!! TFS!

Melisa Waldorf said...

WOW!!! I seen this technique, but haven't had time to try it. I hope I can remember all the cool things I have seen on the blog hop. You girls are totally inspiring me to try something new! I love how you gathered the ribbon acrosse the bottom of the box. So pretty! I hope you are having a blessed week!

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I like the microbeads and the glittered lace technique.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

That is a cool technique! Your background is amazing and those microbeads are beautiful! What a gorgeous set!

Lynn Stevens said...

Holly these are both so lovely, Wonderful pieces!

JeanFB said...

Beautiful projects, Holly! LOVE the microbeads - what a perfect touch!

Kim Ross said...

The lace effect is SO pretty on these! Love it! :)

lisa808 said...

So pretty.

joy said...

I adore your pleated ribbon and your pink flowers are so lovely!

Robin Parker said...

What a great creation. Fabulous cause and great buttons and beads.

Bev Gerard said...

Ms. Holly, your lacey background is fabulous! Sooooo femme!

:o) Bev

Miss Tami said...

Holly - Great inspiration pieces! Love the microbeads - you are right - perfect choice!

Thank you for sharing your gifts!

Maria Matter said...

oh WOW Holly, what totally gorgeous projects!!! love this lacy look...very impressive!!!
hugs & blessings!