Brain Cancer Awareness

Today is the last day of May and the last day of Brain Cancer Awareness month. So even though I am in support of brain cancer research 365 days a year, this will be my final weekly gray card.

Sneak Peek Blossoms in Bloom

Today I’m featuring the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle which is another sneak peak from the NEW Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. This bundle includes the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set and the coordinating Many Layered Blossoms Dies. These dies can be layered over the floral stamped image or used on their own like I did today.

New sneak peek items will be available for purchase on June 3 when the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog goes live.

Bundle & Save 10%

Select stamp sets and their coordinating dies or punches are available as bundles with a 10% discount.

The Blossoms in Bloom Bundle (#154123 – $60.25) used today, includes the Blossoms in Bloom Stamp set and Many Layered Blossoms Dies. ($67.00 if purchased seperately)

Instructions for Today’s Card

  • Start with an A2 (5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ ) card base made of Whisper White Thick Cardstock.
  • Add a 5 1/4″ x 4″ layer of Basic Gray Cardstock.
  • Crop the large solid floral piece from the Many Layered Blossoms die set out of Basic Gray Cardstock.
  • Crop the large border from the Many Layered Blossoms die set out of Smoky Slate Cardstock.
  • Attach them together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  • Cut a 5″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Whisper White cardstock. Attach the assembled, floral die cut piece to it with the fine tip glue pen. Use Paper Snips to crop of any areas of the floral die-cut that extend past the piece white cardstock.
  • Attach the white cardstock with the floral die-cut to the card with Snail Adhesive.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the card with Basic Gray ink.
  • Crop the small support ribbon from Basic Gray Cardstock using the Support Ribbon dies and attach with Fine Tip Glue Pen.
  • Finish off by adding a few Silver Metallic Pearls.

The Support Ribbon Dies are on the Last Chance list and will only be available for a couple more days (until June 2). They are a great deal at only $8.80 so definitely pick them up before it’s too late.

Personal Note

My husband, Mark, passed away on December 22, 2019 at the age of 60 after a 7 month battle with 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.

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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

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed today’s sneak peek.


Before you leave:

  • Follow my Facebook Page for updates, chatting, and behind the scenes action.
  • Get info on the amazing Starter Kit deal here.
  • And be sure to check out the Last Chance products as well as the products used to make today’s card.

Happy crafting!

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Today’s supplies:

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