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Warning! This card has a story that may bore you to death!

I had no idea there were so many colors of awareness ribbons. I remember when Tony Orlando & Dawn released Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree, and that sort of started the whole yellow ribbon thing.....and I knew about the pink ribbon....but other than that I was in the dark.

I do not know a living soul with any kind of cancer. Anyone I did know has passed away. So while checking out the awareness ribbon colors, I saw diabetes and multiple sclerosis (gray and orange). My sister has both, so I was thinking of her...and that song while making this card.

Using a little redneck ingenuity, created my own punched ribbons (the orange & gray things under the sentiment). I have a notebook with pieces of paper punched from all of my punches. While looking for something to use, I spied a little gingerbread man....hmmm.....I wonder. So I punched one out, cut off the arms and part of the legs, poked a hole in the head and Voila! had a semi-good looking awareness ribbon. I tried drawing lines on it, for a better look, but quickly gave that up.

The card base is orange, with a gray layer, striped dp (turquoise, lime green, orange, white & yellow). The stamps are from the GKD set Life is Good by Theresa Momber. I know people don't want to see snow, but it was easier and quicker than adding leaves. Spellbinders dies were used Ribbon Tag Trio (sentiment), Decorative Labels One (main image), Fleur de Lis Squares (white piece).

I know those aren't oak trees, but that song was stuck in my head, so I went with it, tying yellow ribbon round the old maple trees! Since both the gray and white were squares, I rotated the white a quarter turn, and it worked out perfectly for wrapping the little fancy end pieces of the white over the gray. Black brads hold my redneck awareness ribbons in place. There are orange rhinestones on each corner of the Fleur de Lis square. Orange organza ribbon holds the sentiment tag in place.

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Comment by Verna Angerhofer on October 13, 2014 at 9:19am

Awesome card design and I loved the story behind it too. I was not bored at all either!

Comment by MaryAnn Pendleton on October 12, 2014 at 11:57am

What a wonderful/meaningful story!  Remember, most of us come here to be entertained, admiring the beautiful work of others, and a story behind each creation makes it all the more special and intriguing.  How well you accomplished all you set out to do, and your detailed description of everything helps the viewer appreciate it even more.  I'm sure your sister would be touched by this fine piece dedicated to her and her challenges.  

Comment by Joyce Erb on October 10, 2014 at 3:26pm

Love all your details and wonderful story. Your card is lovely and full of meaning

Comment by Barbara Campbell on October 10, 2014 at 11:30am
I absolutely love making cards for special people with special meanings. This is one of those cards, and the story is not boring. The telling of how you came to make the card is precious.
Comment by Lee on October 10, 2014 at 11:20am

How very clever and meaningful!  I love the trees with the little yellow ribbons!

Comment by Claudia on October 10, 2014 at 2:51am

Beautiful Card!  Not a boring story at all, your card is well thought out, and executed!  My thoughts are prayers are with your sister, that is not easy, and I wish her strengh and courage!

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