Good Sunday morning.  Last spring Ellen Hutson released the Courage Stamp and Die Set to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  As a surprise for Ellen and Julie the design team and several friends are kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with our Hop For Hope.  This is a beautiful stamp and coordinating die set to have in your collection and $25 from the sale of each set will be donated to the BCRF.  I know you will enjoy seeing all the wonderful projects created with this set and you will find the complete blog hop roster at the end of my post.  You can find more information about our hop at The CLASSroom.   You should have arrived here from Kelly's blog.

BCRF Courage

BCRF Courage 2

I secured the cardstock in my MISTI and used the multiple layering stamps to create my flowers. I used my snips to hand cut the flowers instead of using the coordinating dies.  I gently bent and formed them with my fingers to add a little bit of dimension.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 2 right

I placed the white card base in my MISTI and stamped the foliage images to create a base for my flowers and stamped the sentiment below the foliage arrangement.  I attached the foliage card base to the green layer using thin strips of mounting tape and then attached to the white card base with thin strips of mounting tape.  I love the interest the popped up layers add to the clean and simple card.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 2 center

The flowers were attached over top of the foliage with glossy accents.  I added the tiny touches of black and green using some of the smaller images in the set for the finish.

KC Essentials by Ellen BCRF 2 left

Thank you for coming by today and I hope you enjoy going along the hop path.  We all enjoyed making our projects for this important event to raise breast cancer awareness. Your next stop will be LauraJane's post.

Hop Roster

The Classroom

Ardyth Percy-Robb

Carissa Wiley

Carly Tee Minner

Carolyn Peeler

Donna Mikasa

Heather Campbell

Heather Meeson

Jennifer McGuire

Kelly Alvarez

Kittie Caracciolo

LauraJane Head

Laurel Beard

Lisa Adametz

Nichol Spohr

Sandy Allnock

Taniesa Vlasak