Sunday, October 26, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Goodie Bags

Hello Friends! Happy Sunday to you. As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and if you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know that this is a cause that is very close to my heart. Each year, I try to create a project featuring pink things to raise awareness for this disease. to view previous BCA projects, click HERE. I know there are only a few days left in the month and I'm cutting it close, but today, I have a project to share. I created these little goodie bags for my mother's Bible study group.

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I used the Goodie Bag die from Lawn Fawn for the bags. I love the die! It's going to get a lot of use around here. I've seen the bags tied off with ribbon or twine, and I like the look, but when I tried it with these, it didn't look right, so I omitted it. I stamped the ribbon image onto pink card stock, fussy cut them out, then added a bit of glitter. After I stamped the word HOPE onto white card stock, I free hand cut around the word and then sponged on some Distress Ink. The ribbon is adhered flat on the bags and HOPE is adhered with foam tape.

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Not wanting the back of the bags to be left plain, I stamped a sentiment onto white card stock, die cut it and sponged around it while it was still in the die. After the pictures were taken, I added two bitty butterflies to the sentiment piece and that finished it off very nicely.

So for the treat inside, I searched and searched for BCA packaged candy. I can usually find a nice surplus of it. Not this year. Sooo, I used Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate squares with Raspberry filling. Actually, those are my favorite, so it was just fine with me!

That's all I have to share today. Thank you so much for stopping by!


stamp set: Hope(Our Daily Bread Designs)
card stock: Chablis(Bazzill)  Neenah Solar White(Simon Says Stamp)
ink: Memento Angel Pink(Tsukineko)  Cotton Candy(Simon Says Stamp)  Spun Sugar Distress Ink(Ranger)
dies: Goodie Bag(Lawn Fawn)  Deckle Edge Rectangles(Nestabilities)

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Fabulous project, Barb! Appreciate your efforts!