UNITED WE CONQUER! Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser

Ellen Courage Banner

In honor of three amazing mothers, Chaitali, Julie and Ellen, teamed up to find a way that they could make a difference and honor these very special women in their lives and actively contribute to finding a cure for breast cancer. Together we have created the Courage Stamp & Die Set.

BCRF Stamp Die 


We know that many of you are affected by this disease or other forms of cancer and we are turning to you for help. After much research our team made the decision to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the nation. To learn more about BCRF please visit their website at https://www.bcrfcure.org/

Through this fundraiser, it is our goal to educate and raise money for research and support services for patients and survivors battling breast cancer.   $25 from the purchase price of each Courage Stamp & Die Set will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Won’t you join us?

Donate, stamp, share, create—there are many ways you can contribute!  Visit the Ellen Hutson BCRF fundraiser page to find out how and to follow our progress.

Together we can!

BCRF Courage 1 left

This fundraiser for BCRF is especially close to my heart as my older sister was diagnosed and treated for breast cancer two years ago.  The sentiment on my card today celebrates her being a SURVIVOR of breast cancer.

I love all the different layering images in this beautiful set and decided to use some of the parts and pieces to create a simple yet colorful background that would coordinated with the flower and foliage and yet allow the main focus of the card be the sentiment. I used Memento markers to apply ink to the stamps.  I started with the foliage pattern and tried to create a fairly random pattern.  Once it was finished I used the two small center flower stamps to add the pink and yellow images to the pattern.  I stamped and die cut several pieces of foliage and gently formed them with my fingers to add dimension.  I cut a few flowers using pink cardstock that matched the pink dots on my background and formed them with my stylus and molding pad.

BCRF Courage 1 right

I stamped the sentiment with versa and embossed with gold embossing powder.  I applied a pink background to the sentiment layer and attached it to the card base using mounting tape.  The foliage and flowers were arranged and attached to the sentiment layer using glossy accents.  I applied a tiny white pearl in the center of the flower to finish.

BCRF Courage 1 center

Here is a complete list of the designers participating in this special fund raising event.  I’m sure you will love seeing all the different projects made by this talented  group of designers.  This is a special cause close to each and everyone of our hearts.

Hop Roster:

 The CLASSroom 

Kittie Caracciolo  (you are here)


21 thoughts on “UNITED WE CONQUER! Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser”

  1. This card is exquisite. . .love the way you used the stamp set for both a background and embellishment of your sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing this.

  2. I like that your beautiful card is different than all the others. It shows the versatility of this stamp set. TFS.

  3. Your card is wonderful! I can never achieve a truly balanced background like yours – I’m always just a wee bit askew! Thanks for sharing a bit about your sister’s experience! I’m so happy she is a survivor!

  4. Beautiful card!! Awesome way to support the cause!! I’ll be CASEing your card too for my survivor friend!!

  5. I love your card, what a beautiful card for someone hearing the words “you are cancer free” One of my friends just heard this after battling cancer for over 12 years. I can’t wait to get my set to make her a card!


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