World Card Making Day – 7:00 pm – Honouring Breast Cancer Awareness month

World Card Making Day – 7:00 pm – Honouring Breast Cancer Awareness month

Happy World Card Making Day from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps!

As you celebrate the joy of card making today, October 1st also kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness month. This is near and dear to my heart because I beat the nasty little disease almost one year ago. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and that affects everyone who loves her. To honor everyone who has been, or will be, affected by breast cancer, I created my special Calling All Sistahs collection and donate 50% of its profits to to support awareness and research programs all year long. 


I love shaped cards, and this one from designer Kelly Griglione using Hope Ribbon and Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die is truly special.

To make a shaped card using a die, you simply need to score and fold your cardstock, then lay the die over it with the folded edge just slightly under the top cutting line so that it will stay intact to create a card. Easy peasy!


Today we would love to offer one SCT reader today the Hope Ribbon stamp and coordinating die!

Hope Ribbon website

Ribbon Fri-Die website

As you create today, please consider making an encouragement card for someone who could use a little cheering. May your ink pads stay juicy, your glitter stick only where its supposed to, and your mojo runneth over with delightful ideas!" {Hugs} Michele

Thank you so much Michele for this thoughtful prize. For an opportunity to win, be sure to leave a comment below by October 8th! One winner will be selected randomly and announced on October 10th. Good luck!

Please join Cas-ual Fridays Stamps on their Facebook page when you have a moment to offer a "thank you" for this hour's prize! Michele will love hearing from you!

Next at 8:00 pm – we want to Thank You for a fabulous day!

2019-01-03T19:56:02-04:00October 1st, 2016|World Cardmaking Day|


  1. Roxanne October 1, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    My mom and a dear friend has had breast cancer….I would love to make a card for them with this! Thank you!!!

  2. maria f. October 1, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    My Mom had breast cancer. She’s still kicking! Here’s to self-exams.

  3. Heather Parry October 1, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Thoughtful and beautiful stamp set.

  4. pt October 1, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Very heart warming stamp set, too many friends have suffered with this.

  5. SuzanD October 1, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Cancer touches too many lives. I pray for a cure. I pray everyone fighting wins the battle.

  6. Candace Chisholm October 1, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    A very thoughtful stamp set. Love the sentiments.

  7. Jean Marmo October 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I survived cancer not once but TWICE!! The second time was 19 years ago! MAMMOGRAMS are key! Do not hesitate – get them done!!! Be vigilent! Cancer is scary and your world stops but you will fight and win!
    If anyone has any questions or is going through this and walks to talk – I am always available!

  8. Valerie Breingan October 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    This one runs deep in my family.Thank you from my heart and soul

  9. Brandi Dowse October 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Glad you won that battle!!! XoXo

  10. Cheri Burry October 1, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    This runs in our family too so it’s very near and dear to my heart. Thank you Casual Friday for creating this set and for the give away!

  11. Tracey October 1, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Sadly, there are too many reasons in my life to have use of these products. They’re beautiful though!

  12. Lynne F. October 1, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    Thank you. It’s uplifting to hear from survivors.

  13. Marlene O October 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    What a lovely stamp and die set. I’m sure any woman (or man) with breast cancer would appreciate a card with these sentiments.

  14. Becca Yahrling October 1, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    What a wonderful stamp this is! Love those ribbon shaped cards, lovely.

  15. Mel H October 1, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I love this. Our family has had multiple members affected by breast cancer so I love that this set makes a donation to research and care. Thank you.

  16. Mary Holshouser October 1, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    My husband died from lung cancer. I’ve been fortunate
    to have avoided cancer. It’s a shame that we need
    the pink ribbons – would rather not need to remind
    people about cancer at all since it is no longer
    a problem – but that’s not possible.
    thanks for sharing. Keep up the good fight.
    Happy WCMD

  17. Kim Innis October 1, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    My mother died of breast cancer in 1971–before they had all the wonderful treatments they have now. I still miss her.

  18. Debbie October 1, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    So many uses for this symbol die cut. Be strong my sisters!

  19. Carla Hundley October 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Beautiful cards
    and the die and
    stamps are so
    Carla from Utah

  20. Carla Hundley October 1, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Beautiful cards
    and the die and
    stamps are so
    Carla from Utah

  21. Wanda Radler October 1, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    These are beautiful cards. I like that idea of making shaped cards with a die over a folded card.

  22. Linda Smith October 1, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    What a wonderful stamp and die! Thank you!

  23. Denise Coulter October 1, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    I would love to win this prize. I recently began volunteering with my local Cancer Support Community and could use them to make cards for people who use their services. Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. barb macaskill October 1, 2016 at 8:26 pm

    I live in a very small town and sadly many women in town have had breast cancer in the last several years! Some have beat it but too many didn’t! I am a 3 time cancer survivor and so ANY type of cancer is a thing to beat! My hope is that in my lifetime this disease is beaten for ever! Would love the Breast Cancer Awareness die and stamp set to use to cheer on those who are battling it!! Thanks for the chance to!! I am so glad that you are a survivor too! <3

  25. Gabriella October 1, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    A great stamp set. The support is wonderful

  26. Althea October 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Nice cards!! A great way to express one’s feeling towards cancer.

  27. Brenda L October 1, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    What a nice way to support

  28. Cyndia October 1, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I’m so glad you beat the cancer. My mom is also a survivor and a real hero to me. I make cards for her every year for Christmas so she never has to buy store cards again. Your die and stamps are inspiring!

  29. Tona October 1, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    This is a wonderful set. Sadly, I have had many friends that have had breast cancer.

  30. Preeti D. October 1, 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Cancer awareness is such a good cause. Thanks for bringing it to us and making so many people involved. Cheers!!

  31. Heather North October 1, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    One of my favorite cards of all time. Kelly did a fabulous job on these ribbons of hope!

  32. Helen Van Daalen October 1, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Yes, unfortunately cancer affects too many people. Great prize.

  33. France Rivard October 1, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Merci beaucoup pour cette façon d’exprimer ses sentiment envers le cancer

  34. Christi October 1, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    I am a 3 time breast cancer and ovarian Cancer survivor this would be soooooo awesome to own to make and give gifts to my cancer sisters. You don’t know what something like a card or a call or a note to a cancer patient means. I remember being soooo lonely because no one knew what to say so they didn’t say anything and just stayed away and basically still do becasue I am disabled. I would feel soooo blessed to be able to pass the joy of cards , tags and gifts this could make to others. Thank you for the chance.

  35. Pat Gunn October 1, 2016 at 9:53 pm

    A great way to encourage others

  36. saxonr October 1, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    Awesome breast cancer set! My mom passed away from breast cancer…so i think this is an great set to have to show support!

  37. Scrapper Myra October 1, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Great way to start this month. Making conscious about breast cancer. Great die. Love it.

  38. Memoriesbymanda October 1, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Oh Michelle I’m so glad you have beaten this terrible disease. I’m also glad that there are products that we can use to encourage and send our thoughts and prayers to people who are still in the cancer journey. Thanks for the giveaway.

  39. ColleenB October 1, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Fabulous cards. I am a 10 1/2 year survivor and tomorrow October 2nd I will be walking the Run For the Cure to celebrate and honour others. Missing everyone Crop & Create Cornwall.

  40. Margaret R October 1, 2016 at 10:37 pm

    I had breast cancer, too – early diagnosis via a mammogram is what saved me! This is a very thoughtful die and stamp set; I would have appreciated getting cards like this when I was going through treatment.

  41. Sue D October 1, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Very special and perfect for October.

  42. Lynn Ekstrom October 1, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    My mother in law unfortunately lost her battle with this horrific disease and having worked in a large HR office for 30 years in a large school district I have seen it take the lives of several. What a great die set to help make people aware of this great cause b

  43. Violet Verhoog October 1, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Lovely cards and sentiments. Sad that we have to have a cards for cancer. My mother died of breast cancer at age 54, over 40 years ago and I miss her every day.

  44. Pamela Morton October 1, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Cancer has unfortunately touched too many people in my friends and family and it is important to support them and show them you care even when times are tough. This cards would be excellent in raising money to fight cancer.

  45. Sandi Pressley October 1, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    I just had breast cancer surgery yesterday and would love to win this set so I can make cards for Michele’s monthly Calling All Sistahs blog hop which reminded me to get my mammogram scheduled that found my tiny stage one cancer. Now I want to give back.

  46. Denise Bryant October 1, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Love this shaped card~

  47. JoAnn H October 1, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    fantastic cause and inspirational stories , thanks for a great day

  48. Colleen Flathers October 2, 2016 at 12:15 am

    Way to support your friends and family that have dealt with breast cancer or other cancers.

  49. Stacy Harper Watson October 2, 2016 at 12:17 am

    Pray for a cure… Lovely stamp set and the card is perfect.

  50. lisa808 October 2, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Super cards and stamp/die set. Thank you for creating this set and for the prize chance.

  51. super stick chick October 2, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Wonderfully clever shape card. Wonderful support for all us sistahs. Thanks CAS-ual Friday!

  52. Tammy Lever October 2, 2016 at 2:14 am

    What lovely projects and a wonderful stamp set for such a worthy cause!

  53. Cyndi October 2, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Thank you for sharing Michelle. I would treasure this stamp and die. We all are touched by cancer by one way or another. I love how this symbol inspires us all to be strong for ourselves and others.

  54. Anna Ekman October 2, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Such an important kit, thanks for the chance to win,

  55. Tara W October 2, 2016 at 5:46 am

    What an awesome set. Would come in very handy for the many thank you cards and requests my 11 year old daughter does to help raise donations for our epilepsy chapter and to the Ronald McDonald rooms/ house as appreciation for all they have done in our travels because of her epilepsy.
    I love sit set, thank you for a chance to win.

  56. Lee in MI October 2, 2016 at 8:29 am

    What a wonderful stamp set and so supportive!!

  57. Cynthia Baldwin October 2, 2016 at 9:33 am

    Unfortunately, I think we all know someone who’s been affected by cancer. I can happily say my dear sister-in-law beat breast cancer a couple of years ago and we all support th cancer awareness drives now – because boobs rock! 😉 wonderful prize for someone to receive and support Breast Cancer Awareness in October!

  58. Terri W October 2, 2016 at 9:56 am

    What a beautiful stamp and die set.

  59. Mai October 2, 2016 at 1:22 pm

    Great set, my mom and aunt had breast cancer so this is near and dear to my heart. Thanks for the chance!

  60. Cynthia Brocklesby October 2, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Love this. My sister just had breast cancer and is now in the hospital for heart problems. Love to make this project for her 🙂

  61. Kristina CraftyPaws October 2, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I don’t think there is a person alive who isn’t somehow touched by cancer. My cousin had breast cancer, another cousin thyroid cancer, my father prostate cancer, my uncle esophogeal cancer, my aunt a rare blood cancer, and my grandmother’s cancer was so widespread it was inoperable. Thank you for bringing more attention to this important cause. Hugs and blessings, Kristina

  62. Ruby Marchand October 2, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    I am a 9 year breast cancer survivor. I am so glad there is such a great awareness now. We must keep trying to find a cure. Thanks for bringing this to everyone’s attention.

  63. Leanne S October 2, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    I felt the need for such stamps in my collection since my SIL was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.

  64. Theresa Riggs October 2, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    Lovely design and idea. Thanks for sharing!

  65. Cara Feeney October 2, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I have made these in the color that represents the cancer the recipient has. Thanks for remembering to encourage others in their fight.

  66. Laura Gauthier Turcotte October 2, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    wow—what an awesome set!! Thank you!

  67. heather Wehrli October 2, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    My father died of cancer related to exposure to asbestos over 40 years ago, my sister in Law has been fighting breast cancer for the last 13 years, the doctors don’t know how she has survived so long, but now its finally taken its toll and spread to her spine, she never talks about it – I suppose its her way of coping, so this prize would be fantastic to send her a card – wish all of us affected by cancer could win this prize and share some love.

  68. Mel October 2, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    What a meaningful and thoughtful stamp set…i think many of us can think of someone in our lives who have fought/are still fighting a courageous battle.
    Thank you for an opportunity to win!

  69. Karen N October 2, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    My mother was diagnosed this spring. This October a dear cousin celebrates 10 year post breast cancer. I’ve lost a few friends to this disease as well. Would use this prize pack. Thanks for the chance to win

  70. ionabunny October 3, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Love your fun and significant cards. Hugz all round. Hugz

  71. Lisa K October 3, 2016 at 8:25 am

    Nice idea for cutting the ribbon die. Cas-ual Fridays has my vote for awareness but also for research. Thanks for sharing.

  72. Barbi Lewis October 3, 2016 at 9:07 am

    My mother is a tough warrior fighting the cancer battle. Her strength and determination inspires me. A wonderful prize thank you.

  73. Kelly A. Crowl October 3, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Not only inspiring but such a great way to show you care to those suffering or in the midst of such a terrible disease!

  74. D.Ann C October 3, 2016 at 10:50 am

    These are fabulous! LOVE the flowers and hearts fill in!!

  75. Terri Burson October 3, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I’m so happy that you beat that nasty disease, Michele! I too have several close family members who’ve battled breast cancer and I make a lot of cards for BCA in the month of October. I would LOVE to have this set! Thanks so much to Cas-ual Fridays for sponsoring this hour, and for offering up a prize that promotes much needed awareness. God Bless!

  76. Darla Weber October 3, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    I have too many friends right now fighting cancer. I have been donating a LOT of handmade cards for fundraising events and this would be a great addition to make them that much more personable. No One Fights ALONE!!!!

  77. Karen Lingel October 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    This is a great idea for a card, and a great idea to send one to someone battling cancer. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  78. Jane Z. October 3, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    Such a wonderful stamp set! It would be fantastic to use this stamp set to create a very inspiring card to help put a smile on that someone, whom we all know that is fighting a battle. 🙂

  79. Helen Gullett October 4, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Gorgeous card for this awareness cause, love CAS-ual Fridays!

  80. TracyM #6773 October 4, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Sadly breast cancer (and other cancers) touch us all and it is wonderful to see this beautiful ribbon and sentiment stamps to help keep us focus on the HOPE and sharing LOVE!!!
    THANK YOU for supporting this important cause!!!

  81. Maryam crafter October 4, 2016 at 9:16 am

    Very lovely and hopeful. My best wishes

  82. Nadine Taillefer October 4, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Very nice design with this stamp and die! Absolutely genius! Thank you!

  83. Shari October 4, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Very thoughtful set and projects!

  84. Karen MacNutt October 4, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    This is wonderful, and for such a great cause. Great way to support anyone gonig through this dreaded disease.

  85. Jeanie L October 4, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    This is a wonderful stamp set for a great cause. Thank you for making it available!

  86. Shannon October 5, 2016 at 9:13 am

    I am so happy to hear that you beat the nasty beast Michele!! My cousin and best friend wasn’t so lucky. I miss her everyday. Thank you for doing what you do with the contribution to nationalbreastcancer.
    On a cheery note, I just received my first stamps and diecuts from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps and they are the BEST!!

  87. Louise October 5, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Please, if my name is picked from the hat, will you send the prize Denise Coulter (October 1st, 8:15 pm) so she can spread hope through her community. Thank you. Louise

  88. Maureen E October 5, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    This truly is a very “thoughtful” prize. I can think of several special people who I would give a special card to made with this set!!

  89. Jeanette October 6, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Great stamp set!!

  90. Michelle October 6, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    I have several friends and family members struck with this cancer and i would love to show them encouragement with these cards.

  91. Margo Smith October 6, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    A beautiful set for all too often needed cards?

  92. Jessica Dougherty October 7, 2016 at 8:20 am

    This week I learned that a good friend of mine has breast cancer. I’m still in shock. I’d love to make her cards etc with these beautiful items. Praying for all affected by cancer.

  93. October 7, 2016 at 8:55 am

    What a wonderful way to cheer someone’s day. My surgery is in just over a week.

  94. Melinda Wilson October 7, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    Such a beautiful creation for a very personal cause!

  95. Diann :) October 7, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    What a great die and stamp set! Your support is awesome. My sister is a breast cancer survivor twice in a 22 year span! My grandmother is an breast cancer angel.

  96. Jennifer I October 7, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Sadly this is all too common. Great way to express support for everyone who has or is dealing with cancer.

  97. eunice October 8, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Always a great cause! It affects so many.

  98. Pam Kubala October 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    My mother had breast cancer, too and had to have a mastectomy on one breast. When she passed, she was cancer free. Thank you for offering such a nice stamp set prize.

  99. Amber M. October 8, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    I lost my very dear sister to breast cancer almost 5 years ago and I miss her every day 🙁 I am so happy to hear survivor stories – you go, Michele! Thanks so much for creating this collection and contributing to this worthy cause. I pray one day that this horrible disease is eradicated.

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