Today is a special day. As we kick off April (Autism Awareness month), I am joining a group of amazing friends to bring awareness to this challenging condition. As you hop from blog to blog, you’ll be introduced to great paper crafting ideas – but we hope you’ll also learn a little bit about Autism and be moved to make a small donation. Ginormous donations are also accepted. 🙂 I’ve broken my post into three pieces: learn, look, love.
Each member of the hop is sharing a fact or statistic about autism. Here’s mine:
Children who are born underweight or premature may have a higher risk for autism.
Autism is usually linked with genetic factors, but this study’s authors suggested birth weight and complications from being born premature can increase children’s risk for the condition.
We’ve also made paper crafting projects to share with you, and we hope you’ll enjoy them. For today’s hop, I made a quick-and-simple card with big heart and a great impact. Here’s my casual t-shirt with a bold message:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Bold Statement. We can build all kinds of fun shirts with the Custom Tee stamp set a coordinating T-Shirt Builder Framelits Dies. The set comes with all types of cuffs, colors and accents to dress up three shirts however you choose. I chose to put a bold statement on a white t-shirt. I pulled “You matter” and “to me” from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set – clear, photopolymer stamps that were so easy to perfectly line up. I added a small heart (to balance the sentiment) from Layering Love. All three stamps came together perfectly as a bold statement of support and love.
- Bold Stripes. The diagonal stripes that provide a backdrop for this t-shirt are cropped with strips of cardstock that I glued at an angle on Thick Whisper White cardstock and then snipped along the edges. The diagonal moves up-and-to-the right, a positive direction, and gives thee widths of stripes:
- Each Pacific Point stripe is 3/4″ wide.
- Each Marina Mist stripe is 1/2″ wide.
- Each Real Red and Daffodil Delight stripe is 1/4″ wide.
- Bold Colors. As with the other projects in the hop, I’ve showcased the bright, bold colors adopted by Autism Speaks, the organization we are supporting today. Pacific Point, Marina Mist, Real Red and Daffodil Delight come together beautifully. If you are inspired by this color combination, please save this:
I’ve set up a fundraising page for this hop. I hope you’ll show your love and consider making (at least) a small donation. I will make and send a thank you card to everyone who contributes $25 or more to my efforts for this worthy cause – you’ll just need to please list your name on the donations page and email me with your mailing address so I have your information: After you’ve made your donation, I hope you’ll hop along to all the other participants in this hop. These are some talented folks, and you don’t want to miss a thing! Here’s a list to help you hop along:
- 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
Thanks for stopping by today!
Here are the Stampin’ Up! products I used in my project:
Stamp Sets: Custom Tee, Bunch of Blossoms, Layering Love Papers: Marina Mist, Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black, Pacific Point, Real Red Accessories: T-Shirt Builder Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals