Thursday, March 17, 2016

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Calling All Sistahs March Blog Hop!

It's the 17th of the month, and you know what that means:

***This is your reminder to do your self breast exam***

now remind your sistahs to do it too!

You may remember when Michele of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps was diagnosed with breast cancer and created the Calling All Sistahs campaign to remind us sistahs to do our monthly breast self-exams. The CAS-ual Fridays Stamps design team and special guest designers from Laura's Loft are hopping this month to help raise awareness! 

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is now an official sponsor of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and they will be receiving the 50% profit donation from the sale of the Calling All Sistahs stamps and die collection for 2016.

Now, a little bit of "how-to" info on my card...
I happen to be spending spring break with my awesome, quilting mom, so, of course, I had to get a little quilty here. 

I made a cardstock pattern with the Hope Ribbon die and traced it on the back side of the fabric and quilt batting with a washable marker:

I cut all those out and made my "quilt sandwich" and hand sewed it together. You could definitely use a sewing machine here, but I didn't want to risk messing up my mom's machines, since she's a professional, ya know. 

I forgot to take a photo of the center part of the ribbon, oops. I cut it outside of the blue line, then made notch cuts, folded the notches under, pressed them and slip-stitched it close. Wow, that's like real "sewing" speak! ha!

After sewing it together on the blue lines, I used a damp cloth to "erase" the blue washable lines. Even though they were marked on the underneath side, they easily washed away. Then I trimmed away excess fabric along the stitching to create a neat edge. Lastly, I glued a pin back on.

To put it together, I attached the ribbon on a tag made with the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Scallop Tag Fri-Dies with a couple of small glue dots, then tied the tag on with some sweet twine. *Hopefully* it will be easy to remove and wear. Oh, I also used the Scallop Tag Fri-Dies with some silver glitter washi tape for a little extra shine along the bottom.

Hope that covers it, let me know if you have any questions!

If you're hopping along with us, next up is the wonderful work from the amazing Archana! You can always start back at the beginning of the hop here to make sure you don't miss any of the fun!

Make sure you leave a little love as you visit each blog,

3 lucky comments will win $25 gift certificates to the store!

That's it for now! Remember to do those self-exams, sistahs!

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs & happy stamping!

Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Hope Ribbon
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White, misc patterned paper
Ink: Memento Black
Accessories: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Ruffled Ribbon & Scallop Tag Fri-Dies, Big Shot, pink fabric, quilt batting, needle/thread, pink button, sequins, Heidi Swapp silver glitter tape, pink/white twine.


Shelly said...

Oh, this is so pretty!!

Bonnie said...

Oh jeepers I am in awe of your quilting - very unique!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Thanks for all you do! Great idea! My sister was diagnosed last May with Stage 2 Breast cancer, had 12 rounds of chemo, a lumpectomy, and radiation. Today, she is a survivor and is cancer free. Sharing your link with all my "sistahs" too.

Denise Bryant said...

Love your stitched pink ribbon! Pretty! This hop is a great reminder to do our exams each month!

Papercrafting Princess said...

The fabric is so warm and fuzzy!!!

Leanne said...

Beautifuly made.

MoJo said...

Wow, what a cool and clever idea!

frlphoebes kreativ-blog said...

Lovely idea!A super inspiration from the bottom of your heart!

Kelly Griglione said...

Love this, Angie!! So adorable, and I'm impressed at how you handled the center of the ribbon! I would have just stitched it like the outside, but this way the middle hole is a lot more pronounced. Great job!

cindybearj said...

Love the way you carried on the stitching craze and how clever to make it a pin to remind others to do monthly self exams when worn. Thanks for the lovely card and carrying on the message.

Karenladd said...

How creative of you to use the die as a pattern and made this darling hand stitched ribbon icon. Thank you for helping spread the word!

Kristie Goulet said...

Lovely idea!!!

Heather North said...

Love love love this, Angie! You've got my quilting wheels turning! Thanks for the photo tutorial!

Joyce said...

Gorgeous stitched survivor ribbon.

Neha said...

Great project! Good initiative! Keep it up!