Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Canvas Corp Brands Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Hello, Friends!

Today is the first day of October, a month that in the U.S. has been designated as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I have family members and dear friends who have faced this dreaded disease.  Some have won the battle, while others fought valiantly.  These women are courageous, hope filled and beautiful in spite of the challenges that treatment presents.  In their honor (I’m thinking of you, Becky!) I created this “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful” card using a variety of Canvas Corp Brands products.

Kathy Clement/Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful I turned to the soft papers and feminine images found in the 7 Gypsies Gypsy Moments Collection for inspiration.  Since pink is the signature color for Breast Cancer Awareness, the color palette is perfect, and the images within the collection range from lighthearted and silly to thoughtful and meaningful.  I’ll share a complete supply list with product links below.

Kathy Clement/Be Your Own Kind of BeautifulI love to machine stitch on my cards, and I’ve done that on each of these layers.  It adds great texture and visual interest.  I also love to add textiles, and this light pink burlap is such a great addition to the card.

Kathy Clement/Be Your Own Kind of BeautifulI used 3 different shades of Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist to amp up the pink factor in this card.  Vintage Pink and Silk were sprayed directly onto the designer paper.  Poodle Pink was sprayed onto my craft mat, and then the distressed edges of the paper were dragged through it, creating a deep pink border on all my layers.  A little pink clothespin was used to clip two journal tickets in place behind the main panel of the card. I used one of the Charming tag envelopes as my focal, stitched it onto burlap and mounted it with foam adhesive to give it real presence on the card.

CCB Breast Cancer Awareness 02This sentiment panel from the paper collection expresses exactly what I wanted this card to convey.  It was cut out, the edges were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink and then it was double matted on both pink and grey cardstock.   The doilies, ribbon, string and flowers add to the feminine feel of this card.  Women going through treatment need to be surrounded by beauty!

CCB Breast Cancer Awareness 05The inside of the card is simple.  This elegant Gypsy Moments paper was topped with a Doodle Card (reverse side) . This formed the perfect base for the inside sentiment which is also from the paper collection.  I just matted it and glued it down.

Kathy Clement/Be Your Own Kind of BeautifulBreast Cancer Awareness month is a great reminder to share beautiful thoughts, words of encouragement and support with our loved ones.  It may seem like a small gesture, but it can make a big impact on someone who’s feeling a little down.  I hope I shared some ideas that you can use, and if you are currently facing, or are a survivor of this tough disease, consider this a hug from me to you!

If you would like to purchase this card, it is available in my ETSY shop.

Thanks for stopping by!



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17 thoughts on “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

  1. LuvtoKraft

    Beautiful, just beautiful, Kathy! The colors are so lovely! Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmmmm
    AND I had no problem getting in to see this scrumptious creation!

  2. Sara Emily Barker

    another fabulous and detailed card! You do pink so well and I love all the stitching–so perfectly done! And, as always, your bow is feminine, fluffy and fantastic! Just so pretty and wonderful reminder post that we can’t put this terrible disease on the back burner. Thank you so much for your inspiration!

  3. karenladd

    How perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness month, or any time a woman needs an uplifting thought. The stitching does add wonderful textures and, oh my goodness, but my heart just skipped a beat to see that pink burlap!! That deeper rose colored flower and the green leaves give the perfect contrast to all the pink and make it even more beautiful! I always marvel at your gorgeous creations!

  4. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, this is a gorgeous tribute to that difficult time. so special to them an for others to send. Beautifully made . thank you so much.

  5. Candy Colwell

    Gorgeous card, Kathy! When I look at it and read your post, I, too, am reminded of friends and family who have had to endure this dreaded disease. Your card is beautifully done and I can tell the great care and compassion you used in creating this card. Love the papers, the design and those gorgeous roses.

  6. mjmarmo

    This is simply gorgeous and perfect for Pink month! I am a breast cancer survivor – not once but twice. My advice – get those MAMMOGRAMS!!! Early detection is key!

  7. nanagretchen

    Kathy this is an awesome design, the colors, the design and the beautiful sentiments are so perfect for this October Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A tribute to many women that have walked the walk. I too have many family and friends that fit into this memory of yours. Thanks so much for bringing this to us to think again, Get those girls tested!

  8. Janet Saieva

    This card is absolutely gorgeous! A beautiful tribute to some of the most amazing women in the world.

  9. May

    Kathy I am new to your site and just have to say that you are my first ” go to” cards. Your work or should I say play is beautiful and I strive to reproduce your layouts. Thankyou

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thank you so much, May! That really makes my day! I love to play with paper, and I love to share ideas and tips with my readers. So glad you found me! Welcome to the journey!!!

  10. Carol

    What a lovely tribute to so many brave people. Kathy this is gorgeous, then all your work is stunning. The sentiments are perfect and the colours so pretty. Beautiful my friend x

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