Autism is the fastest growing disability among children in the US?
The intent of this blog is to raise awareness and funds for autism related research, resources and services for those affected by autism and to advocate for the needs of those with autism. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. It is now more common in the United States than pediatric AIDS, juvenile diabetes, and childhood cancer combined.
In order to honor Autism Speaks, I’ve used the bold colors from their logo to create a birthday card. I used the My Hero and Window Shopping stamp sets as well as the Cupcake Cutouts and Large Letters framelits dies.
This simple card requires only one ink pad—real red. It was used to stamp the “Celebrate” banner from the My Hero stamp set on the Whisper White scrap. Real Red was also used to stamp “Happy Birthday” from the Window Shopping stamp set on the yellow message panel for the interior of the card.
I had some blue glimmer paper in my stash (Stampin’ Up!’s white, red, silver or gold gilmmer paper would work well, also) and thought it would be perfect for this project. The letters for “YOU” were cut from the glimmer paper with the Large Letter framelits dies.
The card layers were assembled using SNAIL permanent adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to adhere the “Celebrate” banner to the front of the card.
Thanks for viewing the posts in this very special blog hop! If you’d like to help with research and services for those affected by autism, please make a donation to Autism Speaks. It is as easy as clicking on the heart banner immediately below.
Okay, on with the hop. Up next is Lisa Curcio, and the full list of blog hop participants is below. Hope that you’ll hop through the list to see all of the fantastic projects!
- Brian King
- Julie DiMatteo
- Sandi MacIver
- Mary Deatherage
- Lydia Fiedler
- Kim Vogel
- Amy Koenders
- Linda Geiger
- Lisa Curcio
- Candy Ford
- Lisa Pretto
- Jari Francis
- Jaimie Babarczy
- Beth Hooper
- Sue Prather
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Card stock cuts for this project
- Night of Navy: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base
- Daffodil Delight: Two 4″ x 5-1/4″ panels
- Real Red: 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel
- Whisper White: scrap about 5″ x 1″
- Glimer Paper: 3 scraps about 1-/2″ x 2-1/4″
Stampin’ Up! supplies used to create this project