2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

Autism Awareness Blog Hop Image

Today the Newton’s Nook Designs Team is proud to be hopping along for the 2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog hop!

We are joining Veronica Zalis and tons of other amazing stampers to help raise autism awareness!  We hope you will help us spread the word and follow along with us.  There are going to be TONS of fun prizes too – including a $25 store credit from Newton’s Nook Designs!  To learn more about this hop and see a complete list of sponsors and prizes, please visit this blog post by Veronica Zalis here.

For my project below, I am showcasing the Once Upon a Princess stamp set with the Uplifting Wishes stamp set.   I also used the blue foil by Therm-O-Web.

I started out by searching Autism awareness images on google.  I found the one that looked like a puzzle piece in black.  I saved the image in my computer and printed it out on Neenah 80 lb. card stock using my laser printer.   Since blue is the color for Autism Awareness, I wanted to foil this piece and make it look like a balloon.  I run it through my laminating machine with the foil.


I stamped my Princess and the little frog prince with Memento Tuxedo black ink and colored them in with my Copic markers. I die-cut the images using the coordinating dies.

I cut a 4 1/4 X 5 1/2 piece of Bristol smooth white card stock and used my handmade stencil using the Sky border dies to create my sky.  Since I am already using too much blue in this card, I wanted the sky to look different and sort of ethereal.  I used my Antique Linen and Tattered Rose distress Oxides for the sky.  I die-cut a piece of mint green card stock for the grass using the sky border dies as well.  I drew the balloon and confetti strings with my Micron Pens.  I finished the design by adding a heart enamel sticker on the puzzle and stamped my sentiment.


Here’s a little close-up:


I just love the simplicity of this card!  I hope you got inspired today.  I have also listed and linked the supplies I used below.

Would you like to win a $25 store credit to Newton’s Nook Designs Online Shop?

Here’s how to win: To win this bonus prize, comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)!  The winner will be chosen at random from the posts linked below.  Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win.  You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning!  You have until Sunday April 8th at 11:55 pm EST to comment  —  winners will be announced on the blog post on Tuesday April 10th. 




73 thoughts on “2018 Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop

  1. I love everything about this card!! Creative take on the puzzle piece to be a kite, adorable design, beautiful foil effect and a motivating sentiment! Wonderful card for an awesome initiative! Thanks to everyone who are part of the blog hop, and to the sponsors!


  2. Thank you so much for participating in this campaign. Your card is uplifting in more than one way – thanks for having your Princess wear blue for April 2!


  3. Love the way you turned into a balloon. Cute card! Thank you for participating in creating awareness for autism.


  4. Your card is really fabulous ! I love your idea of foiling the balloon, I usually use foiling only for backgrounds. Now I’ve got new idea, thank you for sharing your inspiration !


  5. Love your card very creative making puzzle piece into balloon.
    Thanks for sharing in the cause thanks to the sponsors and all the lovely designers who share there cards for autism awareness.
    Have a glassed day!
    Form a mother with a child with autism.
    Thank you all.


  6. Thank you for participating in this event! My grandson is autistic and not enough people understand the struggles they see. Love the foil and the puzzle piece


  7. Your card is beautiful and a great use of the autism symbol. When more people understand the world will be a much easier, helpful place. Thank you x


  8. I always love your sweet work but this one might be my new favorite! Those clouds are simply the sweetest with a sweet little princess, and ohmygoodness! She’s holding a puzzle piece foil balloon! We need those for real!!!


  9. Sweet card and love the puzzle piece balloon. Thanks for participating and helping spread autism awareness.


  10. What an absolutely adorable card Maria, you are really clever. I love this and so appropriate. Well done.


  11. Thank you for supporting Autism awareness. My daughter is on the spectrum and I appreciate your support. I also want to thank you for showing how you made your card. It’s beautiful and I would have never thought to do that with the foil!


  12. I just love how you not only made the puzzle piece into the kite, but that you foiled it!!! Of course a princess would have a foiled kite 🙂


  13. Your card is amazing. I totally forgot I have a puzzle piece Die so perfectness. I love how you used foil. I am thrilled my crafting community jumped right in to help raise awareness. Thank you!


  14. This is SUCH A SWEET & CREATIVE CARD! LOVE THIS!!! 😉 The foil touch is FABULOUS! SUPER JOB you’ve done for us! AND THANK YOU for using your talents to touch the lives of those with Autism! MANY BLESSINGS TO YOU! 😉


  15. I love your card! I love the puzzle piece with the heart on it. What a wonderful cause! Thanks for sharing!


  16. What an interesting combination of stamp sets and ideas. It’s so important to bring attention to this wonderful cause!


  17. Love it! The use of the puzzle as a baloon is so clever, it makes us remember that although they are all special in their own way we are all the same under the sun


  18. The card is fantastic with the foil puzzle piece! Thanks for sharing in the fun to raise awareness for Autism!


  19. How completely clever and creative!!! Your card is just adorable. Thanks so much for supporting this important cause!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


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