Going Gray in May: Brain Cancer Awareness

I am “Going Gray” in the month of May for Brain Cancer Awareness. This is my second gray card (see the first one here) for May, which is recognized as Brain Tumor & Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time to recognize and honor those who have been affected by brain cancer and to stress the need to support ongoing research. If you’re wondering why gray — well it makes perfect sense, since gray matter is a major component in the brain.

Today’s Card

Today’s card was really quick and easy and would be simple to adapt to any type of awareness campaign or card by simply changing out the color of the support ribbon.

To crop the support ribbon, I used the Support Ribbons Dies which are retiring on June 2. The sentiment, which is perfect for a support card, is from the Here’s A Card Stamp Set.

The Support Ribbon Dies used today are on the Last Chance List and marked down to $8.80. They are only available until June 2 or while supplies last.

Last Chance List

Last Chance/Retiring products are only available while supplies last. Don’t miss out on some great items and deals.


  • Start with a card base made from Whisper White Thick Cardstock
  • Cut a 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ layer of Basic Gray Cardstock and attach with Snail Adhesive.
  • Cut a 4 1/4″ x 3″ layer of Whisper White Cardstock and attach with Snail Adhesive
  • Use the Support Ribbon Die Set to crop the ribbon from Basic Gray Cardstock and the heart from Real Red Cardstock. Attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the sentiment from Here’s A Card Stamp Set with Basic Gray ink on a 2 3/8″ x 1/2″ strip of Whisper white cardstock and attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Personal Note

My husband, Mark, passed away on December 22, 2019 at the age of 60 from Glioblastoma (GBM), a rare and aggressive brain cancer.

There is no cure for Glioblastoma — it is always fatal with a median survival time of 12-15 months (with treatment).

Mark’s treatment consisted of  surgery to remove as much tumor as safely possible, followed by radiation and chemotherapy. The point of these treatments was only to buy time as there is no cure. He survived less than 7 months.

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To find out more about Glioblastoma visit NORD (the National Organization for Rare Disorders) or the ABTA (American Brain Tumor Association.

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Mark J. Carr

Jul 13, 1959 – Dec 22, 2019

Last Chance Products

Take a minute to check out the Last Chance products and order what you love before they’re gone!

Thanks for stopping by! The supply list for today’s card is below and remember to “Go Gray in May” in support of Brain Cancer.

Happy crafting!

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Today’s supplies:

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