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I'm so happy to be guest designing for Die Cuttin' Divas today and sharing a "Pink" project for Breast Cancer Awareness. I'm an avid supporter of BCA, as my mom and sister were both diagnosed and successfully battled this disease. Take two minutes to scroll through briefly, then be sure and click the link at the end of my post to head over to the challenge at DCD.
My project is a Pink Ribbon Shaker Card and since we're talking about "Die Cuttin' Divas", naturally, I'm required to use die cuts on my project.
I've used a design space file that I purchased for .99 from Cricut.com, for use with my Cricut Explore. It was designed by Jennifer Goode of JGoode Designs and can be found by searching BCA, when you are searching design space, to upload a file image to your project.
I cut 80 of these tiny ribbons for my shaker card and one black one, along with some larger ribbons to embellish the outside of my shaker, as well as some of the words that come with the file. I ended up just using the word "Hope". That one black ribbon represents the disease, but, it's being drowned out by "hope". The other die cut words included in the design space file are; strength, courage and love. And, isn't that tiny heart cut out of the ribbons' middle just adorable?
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Not only did I get a fabulous, inexpensive cutting file that I can use again and again, but by cutting all those ribbons, I ended up with a pretty cool stencil as well and I also incorporated that into my project by sponging inked ribbons onto a piece of striped designer paper for the backdrop of my shaker.
The shaker came together quickly thanks to the Pop Up Shaker Frame that I used, by Queen and Company. The ink that I'm using is Colorbox Pinkalicious. Appropriately named, isn't it? Toss in some sequins and you are done!
Head on over to the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge blog and link up to their challenge. This is such a lovely group of ladies and I know they will welcome you warmly. Thanks so much to Georgiana for inviting me to guest design today.
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