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Hope and Courage
By Judi Kauffman This is a simple card that conveys a powerful message. Dealing with a serious illness requires both hope and courage. I picked shades of pink for a friend who is about to have surgery for breast cancer. The dies are from Suzanne Cannon’s newest release, part of the A Way With Words collection. Awareness ribbons span the rainbow, each color representing something different. For example: Orange for MS, purple for pancreatic cancer, black for mourning, yellow to support the troops. To customize the card to suit the recipient, simply change the color palette. I used Shimmer Sheetz to create sparkly little faux staples, symbolic of the way stitches hold a person together after surgery and of the way friends are firmly connected to each other. INSTRUCTIONS Before you start: If you are new to die cutting Shimmer Sheetz, review Els van de Burgt’s YouTube tutorial. A metal adaptor plate is REQUIRED as part of the cutting ‘sandwich’ – the cutting edge of the die faces down toward the metal plate; the Shimmer Sheetz goes right side up toward the die. Back Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet. Die cut the awareness …