Stampin’ Up! Autism Matters Blog Hop

Banner reading, "April is National Autism Awareness Month," and keywords: "awareness," "action," "Inclusion," "Acceptance," and "Appreciation."

 

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.

When I plan a card, I like to gather the card stock first. Once I’ve decided upon the color combinations with which I’m happy, then I cutout the card stock pieces (see card stock cuts below).

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.

"Happy Birthday" stamped with red ink on yellow card stock.

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!

  1. Brian King
  2. Julie DiMatteo
  3. Sandi MacIver
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Lydia Fiedler
  6. Kim Vogel
  7. Amy Koenders
  8. Linda Geiger
  9. Lisa Curcio
  10. Candy Ford
  11. Lisa Pretto
  12. Jari Francis
  13. Jaimie Babarczy
  14. Beth Hooper
  15. Sue Prather

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an eMail if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

 


 

 

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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

 

Stampin’ Up! Perfect Mix

Gold and white card with a bit of gold ribbon. An egg carton is stamped in black with one egg covered with a bit of gold polk-a-dot paper. The sentiment reads, "You're One in a Dozen"Every now and then, I like to express a little bit of humor (all-be-it rather dry) in my cards. To that end, the somewhat corny stamp set Perfect Mix was just right for a masculine card that I created for a wonderful next door neighbor who will have a birthday very soon.

Stamped message reading, "Happy Birthday" in deep mustard color

 

The interior of the card carries the Happy Birthday sentiment. You’ll not that I also added a vertical strip of the DSP to the left to create a little more interest to the page.

 


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Hey Chick for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Something New Blog Hop

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The moment I saw Hey Chick in the new 2017 Sale-A-Bration catalogue, I just knew I had to have it. The stamp set is humorous and extremely versatile. Today I’m showcasing an interactive waterfall birthday card.

Front of completed waterfall card with an image of a "funky" chicken.

 

A hidden message is revealed when the waterfall panel is put into action by pulling gently on the twine at its base.

Card stock cuts are displayed at the bottom of this post.

Image of the background panel on the front of the card which has been stamped with the "Hardwood" stamp by Stampin' Up!Ink up the “Hardwood” stamp with Tip Top Taupe and stamp the 4″ x 5¼” Tip Top Taupe panel.
White interior of card with a partial image stamped of the "funky" chicken.Using Basic Black ink, stamp the “funky chick” on the 4″ x 5¼” Very Vanilla interior message panel
 Image of the four square panels that will be attached to the waterfall action panel of the card.Use Basic Black ink to stamp the “Chick” on each of the four squares of Very Vanilla (1-7/8”) in various poses (see sample to the right)
Note: On three of the square take care not to stamp on the bottom ¾” of the card stock – that space will be carrying the sentiment.Stamp the Sentiments in Tip Top Taupe Ink within the bottom ¾” of the square.Use Calypso Coral ink to same the small flower (Best Birds stamp set) to the remaining white space of the upper portion of the square.Use the blender pen to give color to the chicks. I’ve used Calypso Coral, So Saffron, and accents of Watermelon Wonder.When the four squares are complete adhere each to a Tip Top Taupe 2″ square.
 Image showing the placement of the scoring marks for the waterfall panel.Score the Very Vanilla 2″ x 9¼” panel as indicated in the diagram immediately above. This panel will be referred to as the “waterfall” panel.

 Image of the waterfall panel with the stamped and colored "funky" chicken. This panel is hidden until the waterfall action of the card takes place.Image showing the waterfall panel with markings for the placement of the four square panels that will be attached.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use Basic Black ink to stamp the “funky chick” on the long end of the “waterfall” panel. Also stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment and the little flowers (both from the Best Birds stamp set) in Calypso Corel.
Note: this image will be hidden once the panel is fully constructed. The inked numerals are to indicate placement of the square panels on the “waterfall” panel.

 Image showing the waterfall panel with markings for the placement of the four square panels that will be attached.Adhere the ¾” x 5½” Calypso Coral panel to the bottom underside of the square marked “1” of the “waterfall” panel.

Next construct the top (visible) portion of the “waterfall” panel per the following images.

 Waterfall panel with one of the four squares attached.  Waterfall panel with two of the four squares attached.
 Waterfall panel with three of the four squares attached.  Waterfall panel ready to attach to the front panel of the card.
Place the “Waterfall” panel to the Tip Top Taupe front panel by carefully placing the piece in the center. Wrap the excess Calypso Coral piece around the front panel and secure with fast fuse adhesive to the back.  Waterfall panel being attached to the front panel of stamped hardwood.

Now attach this unit to the black card base and tie a piece ofVery Vanilla thick baker’s twine to the base of the “waterfall” panel.

Please see the list of Stampin’ Up! products posted later in the blog, as well as the card stock cuts.

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If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for this hop:

Jaimie Babarczy
Linda Geiger (you are here)
Jari Francis
Mary Deatherage
Kristi Gray
Amy Koenders

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Card Stock Cuts:

  • Black: 5½” x 8½”; scored at 4¼”
  • Tiptop Taupe: 4” x 5¼ “
    4 – 2” squares
  • Calypso Coral: Panel: ¾” x 5½ ”
  • Very Vanilla
    4 – 1-7/8” squares
    Panel: 2” x 9¼ ” (score at 2”; 2¾“; 3½”; 4¼ “)
    Panel: 4 x 5¼” (Inside message panel)

Falling Flowers for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Birthday Blog Hop

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Today the theme for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop is birthday. I have chosen to feature Falling Flowers stamp set from Stampin’ up.

Nice cool watermelon. I’m not a fan of the heat and the very thought of watermelon helps me think cool, and is the inspiration for this birthday card.

Image of a spray of flowers stamped in Watermelon Wonder using the stamp set "Falling Flowers"

The flourish was stamped on both panels of whisper white at the same time.  I knew that I wanted the final placement of the smaller white panel to be one half inch from the top and and one half inch from the left side of the larger white panel, I used my rule and Stampin’ Up Grid paper to line up the panels. I then used a post-it note (placed on the lower left side of the smaller panel) to keep the two pieces in place while I stamped the flourish in Watermelon Wonder.

The sentiment was stamped on a scrap piece of whisper white using the Rose Wonder stamp set. Dimensionals were used to adhere the sentiment badge and rhinestones were added for a touch of bling.

Interior of the card stamped with three flowers in Watermelon Wonder color ink.

Two of the individual flower shapes in the Falling Flowers stamp set were used to add a bit of interest to the interior panel of the card.

Banner for the "Previous Blog" in this series of Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop.

Banner for the "Next Blog" in this series of Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop.

 

 

 

 

 

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for the hop:

  1. Beth Hooper
  2. Jari Francis
  3. Mary Deatherage
  4. Jaimie Babarczy
  5. Linda Geiger <= You are here
  6. Amy Koenders

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  • Earn free Stampin’ Up! products – join my rewards program

Card stock cuts for this project

  • Watermelon Wonder (2)
    • 5-1/2″ x  11″ for card base, scored on long side at 4-1/4″
    • 2-1/8″ x  4″ small panel forming the frame the Whisper White piece
  • Whisper White (4)
    • 4″ x 5-1/2″ (2); one for the large panel on the front and one for the inside panel
    • 1-7/8″ x 3-3/4″
    • scrap for stamping sentiment

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Touches of Texture

"Happy Birthday" created with Stampin' Up! products: Touches of texture stamp set; Rose Wonder stamp set; Affectionately Yours designer series paper. The stamped images are a bumble bee and a branch of flowers.The Touches of Texture stamp set by Stampin’ Up! was the inspiration for this birthday card. The card base is Watermelon Wonder card stock, the pretty paper (Watermelon Wonder and Crumb Cake) framing panel is from the Affectionately Yours specialty designer series paper, and the base of the white panel is adorned with a piece of washi tape from the Affectionately Yours designer washi tape.

An aqua pen was used to apply color to the flowers and a couple of rhinestones added a bit of pizazz.

The “Happy Birthday” sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set.


If you desire any stamping supplies, I’d be happy to be you Demonstrator. All you have to do is click on the “Shop Online” button in the column to the right.  Please be sure to include the host code, WDYMCBYH. This code is good through July 31st.

Image of stamp flower with the words, "Linda G."

 

Supplies

Traveler Stamp Set

Image of a birthday card with an ocean liner.

Frugal is my middle name. Therefore, even though a Stampin’ Up! product has been retired, if I still have some in my stash, I need to use it. In this instance, I choose a black sheet marbled with mossy meadow and delightful dijon as the background panel for the front of the card and as a thin strip applied to the base of the interior.  Alas that charming paper does not have a chance to really shine on this card, but it does provide a nice frame for the stamped panel.

A stamp from each of three sets were used to create the card and sentiment—the ocean liner from the Traveler stamp set; the grunge from Gorgeous Grunge; and the greeting from Rose Wonder.

If you order Stampin’ Up! products online via this website please be sure to include the host code, WDYMCBYH. This code is good through July 31st.

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The Wilderness Awaits

Birthday card created using stamps by Stampin' Up!: The Wilderness Awaits and Gorgeous Grunge, then colorer applied using the marker pens from Stampin' Up!.

I don’t know about you, but every time I turn around, I seem to need another masculine greeting card.

This masculine birthday card was created with two stamp sets: The Wilderness Awaits and Gorgeous Grunge; and the woodgrain embossing folder. I must confess that the sentiment was stamped with a rubber stamp that I’ve had hanging around for years.

I really enjoy the “write markers” that Stampin’ Up! provides in so many colors. In this instance I used the Regals collection to add color to the duck and grass.

If you order Stampin’ Up! products online via this website please be sure to include the host code, WDYMCBYH. This code is good through July 31st.

Image of stamp flower with the words, "Linda G."

 

 

 

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