The Cancer Council's national Pink Ribbon Day is coming up on October 25th. Events held for this day aims to help raise awareness about breast cancer, as well as raise funds towards research, education and patient support programs.
Sadly I have two very dear friends currently fighting this awful disease and this year alone around 12,000 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Cancer Council's website is www.pinkribbonday.com.au, and is packed full of ideas on how you can help the cause. You can also donate directly through the National Breast Cancer Foundation link in my sidebar.
The inspiration for my project this week came from a gorgeous little handbag that I received at the Perth Regionals (and there was no name on it so I have NO IDEA who made it!) with a little chocolate inside. The original bag was made with a 6x6 piece of DSP and had a ribbon handle, so I just enlarged it using 1 whole sheet of 12x12 DSP instead and made some handles using strips of cardstock and the designer label punch cut in half.
To make the flower on my handbag, I used the nestabilities scalloped oval as well as the Stampin' Up! scalloped circle punch for the smaller centre pieces as I wanted a bigger flower.
Cardstock: Love Letter DSP , Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Other: Designer label punch, scallop circle punch, sticky strip, black rhinestone brads