Autism Matters Blog Hop

April 2 is National Autism Awareness Day!  Our group is featuring Autism colors of Blue, Red and Yellow.  I have a personal interest in Autism Month.  My 13 year old Great Grandson, Logan  is Autistic.  He is a wonderful child.  He is sweet, loving, thoughtful and loves helping.  I love his attitude and his approach to life in general.

Did you know that as early as infancy, a baby can begin to show the three hallmark features of autism: communication challenges, impaired social interactions, and repetitive behavior?   These characteristics and behaviors will follow this infant throughout his childhood into his adult years.

Please consider donating to this very worthwhile cause (a link to the donation site is below).  Advances are being made every day in caring and educating these children.  The Autism Society supports parents and facilities with Autistic children by providing Education, Advocacy, Referrals for services and promote research in Autism among many other thing.  To learn more click on the link above.

This card was created to exemplify hope, courage and especially celebrate life!  Colorful, vibrant and  exciting!  Logan is a star in my world and I am so happy and very proud  to be his Great Grandmother.  Here is my card for Logan.

All materials used in this card are from Stampin’ Up!  A list of the materials used are at the very bottom of this blog.


Thank you for “Hopping with Us”,   look at what our other ‘Blog Hoppers’ have created!

  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-YOU ARE HERE!
  15. Sue Prather

Here are the materials used in the card above: Product List

Stampin’ Up! Surprise Popup Slider Halloween Card

Isn’t this too cute?  I got the idea from Jen Evers and her very easy to follow directions and cuts are in her You Tube video!   I just love this mummy popping out behind the haunted house.

The Popup holder is Pumpkin Pie layered with a piece of Halloween Night DSp.  The tree, bats and fence are die cuts in Basic Black Card Stock using the Halloween Scenes Edgelits dies.  The witch on her broom is from the Spooky Fun Stamp Set and stamped in Tuxedo Black Ink on Pumpkin Pie Card Stock and die cut using the Layering Circles Framelits.


The Haunted House is from the Halloween Scares Stamp Set stamped in Tuxedo Black on Basic Gray Card Stock.  I then die cut it by using a Layering Circle Framelit that give it a kind of frame.  The fence was adhered to the bottom of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.   I then used the smallest circle die from the Layering Circles Framelits and die cut a ‘notch’ at the top to be able to grasp the inside card and pull it up easily.  (Also to hint there was a popup)!


The mummy rises from behind the haunted house on a super easy mechanism.  This card is almost quick and easy!  Using Basic Gray Ink on Whisper White Card Stock I first stamped the gauze pattern from the Ghoulish Gunge Stamp Set.  I then stamped the cute little mummy from the Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Set and punched it out with the matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.  I then smudged the mummy using Basic Gray Ink and Sponge Dauber.

The inset popup is Whisper White Card Stock layered on Basic Black Card Stock using SNAIL adhesive.  The bat and cat were stamped in Tuxedo Black and are from Halloween Scares and Cookie Cutter Halloween Stamp Sets.  The gravestones were stamped in Basic Gray Ink using the image from Spooky Fun Stamp Set.  The pull tab is four pieces of Black Solid Bakers Twine pulled through and an additional piece used to tie all the strands together making a kind of tassel.

Here are the products that I used in this project:

  Product List


Stampin’ Up! Dapper Denim Card Stock, By the Shore DSP and Seaside Shore Stamp set.

August 1!  Oh, has it been a hot summer so far here in North Georgia.  We are lucky though, our high doesn’t usually get past 88 or so.  But of course our humidity is 200%….  Makes it feel like 110 degrees. I think of going to the seashore, for us it usually means West coast of Florida.  It’s very hot down there this summer too, so I guess we’ll just stay home in the AC.  Making this card made me yearn for a condo on the beach with a big window looking over the beach and water and luxurious AC….I guess that defeats the purpose.

This little fish is very happily cool in his environment.  I made this card by first stamping the fish in Mint Macaron  Ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  I hand colored him using Dapper Denim ink and a Blender Pen.  The bubbles are stamped in Dapper Denim and colored with Dapper Denim.  The little star fix and the clams are stamped in Crumb Cake.  This was die cut using a smaller oval from the Layering Oval Framelit dies.  The background was die cut using a bit larger scalloped oval from the same set.

The stripped  layer is a layer of By the Sea Shore DSP on a layer of Soft Sky Card Stock cut 1/4 inch larger.  Before adhering the pieces together I placed a length of Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon across the lower 1/3 of the piece using SNAIL to fasten it down.

The bottom layer is a piece of the By The Sea Shore DSP , embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder then adhered to a layer of Dapper Denim Card Stock and adhered to the card base using SNAIL adhesive.

The stripped layer was adhered using SNAIL.  The fish piece was placed using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give it a bit of definition.  A bow was made using Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon and placed in the middle of the horizontal ribbon with Glue Dots.


The inside of the card was completed by adhering a layer of Dapper Denim to the back.  I cut a layer of very vanilla allowing 3/4″ on each side, I then daubed the edges (smudged) with Dapper Denim to give it a bit of dimension.

The Seaweed, shells and Starfish are stamps from the By the Seashore Stamp set and I stamped them in Crumb Cake.  This is a fairly quick and easy card.  Hope you’ll try it.


These are the supplies that I used in making this card:
Product List

Children’s / Boy’s Stampin’ Up! Quick and Easy Card in for a boy with unique use of Photopolymer stamps!

This card, well not really a card, was for my grandson’s 11th birthday.  He loves to figure things out so when we decided to give him a Unicycle for his birthday I had to come up with card to fit the occasion..  Then I decided a card was too much, I would make a tag to put on the Unicycle.  As the tag evolved it ended up being a card front BUT I decided not to finish it a a card.  I put my message on the back and made him try to guess what his gift was.  He never did, but he really enjoyed his gift.  The next morning he was able to balance on it and his dad says that he is very close to mastering it.  He lives in the city with lots of sidewalks to practice on.  I really love this card. (Or tag).


*Base is card size of 5 1/2″ X 4 1/4″ in Whisper White.

*Layered with Pacific Point and Stampin’ Up! Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper.

*Using Pacific Point Ink on Whisper White Card Stock stamp Sentiment from Stampin’Up! Crazy About You Stamp Set.  To get it in a circle use an absolutely clean stamping block and clean stamp back very well.  Then carefully place on block and curve them as much as possible while holding them down with your other hand.  Press them down very firmly.

*Die cut the sentiment using circle die that just fits outside the sentiment and then die cut using the next size die that just fits below the sentiment forming a frame.

*Die cut a circle the same size as the outer edge of sentiment using the window sheet.

*Adhere window sheet to back of Sentiment Circle frame using Stampin’ Up! Thin Glue Tip Pen.

*Using the new Stampin’ Up! (available June 1) Foam Adhesive Strips, carefully adhere to the back of the sentiment card on the frame of the circle.  Keep the ends of the strips butted up against each other.

***NOTE: I had some glitter left over from a Christmas Kit but if I didn’t have those I would use the Stampin’ Up! Metallics Sequin Assortment.

*Pull about half of top of strip off and adhere to lower half of card.  Then carefully place sequins or what you would like to put into the window.  Angling the card down to get all the sequins to the bottom then remove the other stip (I use very long thin craft tweezers).  Adhere the rest of the stip to the card base.

*Die Cut a circle that fits the top of the card using Pacific Point and then using the next size die cut a circle out of Whisper White.  (If I had been smart I would have used my die from the circle below to die cut just a small amount out of the bigger set so that the fit together better.  Realized that AFTER I finished the card).

*Adhere Whisper White Circle to Pacific Point Circle.

*Die Cut numbers from Large Numbers Framelit Set in Pacific Point and adhere to Whisper White Circle and glue all to front of card.

Hope you like this.  My own design on this one.  And a new way to use your photopolymer stamps.  On Saturday I will showcase another special card just for men.  It would make a great Fathers day card.