Hello and thanks for stopping by today! Today is the last of this month’s Stampin For Autism Blog Hops, where we are creating projects with a theme to help bring information and awareness to you. Below are links to all of the blogs in this Hop, showing more ideas, as well as a link that will allow you to donate directly to the Organization for Autism Research.
If you are new to cardmaking, crafting or blog hops, here’s how it works:
-a group of blogs are linked to form a chain that share a common theme
-cardmaking and crafting are more of a passion for some and we craft as a creative outlet while providing a craft to share with someone in our lives. Being passionate about people as well, we are helping to spread awareness through our crafting
-many of the projects linked today are created using products from Stampin’ Up! , who is a premier supplier of crafting supplies to the public and crafting community
Stampin for Autism Blog Hop
Crafting for a Cause; Autism
If you are new to my blog, I’d like to share something about myself. I am a mom of two young boys, both living on the Autism Spectrum. It seems the more I meet new people, I learn there are so many more people living with Autism than are diagnosed or is the general public more aware of. Bringing light to the world, individuals with autism are unique and special people. They often are extremely caring and have “super powers” that would be hard for some individuals. My youngest son is able to totally manage up to 5 tasks at one time and handle them well, while my oldest son has the most remarkable memory and compassion that I have ever known. I often craft for them, their caregivers at school and other individuals that lend support.
Here is a link to allow you to donate directly to the Organization for Autism Research, in an effort to assist individuals living with autism and bring more awareness. Please select Patty Chenail’s Team.
a few things you can learn and support those with autism are:
measurements for this project
Whisper White Thick card stock card base is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ + a scrap for stamped sentiment
Smoky Slate card stock layer: 4″ x 5 1/4″
Whisper White card stock panel: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
Autism Support Theme Handmade card
I’m a big fan of easy to complete projects and having great tools to make that happen is a plus! I used the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set for the stamped bees and Just Add Text stamp set for the sentiment. My concept in starting this project is to show that there are invisible disabilities among us all. The bees all look the same but some are not the same.
The card front panel is filled with simple stamping. Three bees are stamped in the official colors of Autism Support; red, yellow and blue. After stamped, I added liquid glue before sprinkling on glitter. Also for added sparkle, and because my kids like to see glitter, I enhanced the flowers of the sentiment in the same manner. I chose this sentiment to represent the love I have for my children and their “special abilities”. Trip never forgets the songs he has learned and Nate is the strongest and most helpful person I have ever known 🙂 Be sure to check out the video tutorial!
CLICK HERE to view the video tutorial for this project
I encourage you to visit all of the amazing projects!
Having more ways to create a focal point on your project can make a project work for you. I hope you like this project and will come back to visit often! Thanks for stopping by today.
YOUR Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
In answer to many questions, yes I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and YES you can join my team. I have a non-geographical team, which means you can live anywhere in the US and participate on my team. I hold monthly meetings via FaceBook LIVE in which you assemble a prepared project. Now is also the best time to join as a hobby demo. It’s a win=win for you !