Stampin’ Up! Playful, Beautiful You for the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome to the Autism Matters Blog Hop! A whole bunch of us joined together today to bring you guys some projects – our goal is to foster awareness about Autism and about the Autism Speaks organization!  And – we’re also doing this as a fundraiser to benefit Autism Speaks.  Scroll on down for more info about this organization. 🙂

While we didn’t have a sketch to work with, we’ve all made projects reflecting the colors of Autism…Red, Yellow and two shades of Blue!  Wait until you see the talented folks on the blog hop – you’re gonna be so impressed with all their projects, I just know it!  Check out this Fact About Autism and then scroll on down for my card!

Dogs have been shown to improve autistic children’s quality of life, independence, and safety. The presence of a trained dog can reduce aggressive behavior, calm the child, and serve as a link to the child’s community.

Finn SO knew that!!

I made my card using a cool little stamp set called Playful Backgrounds and the ever-beautiful Beautiful You.  When I added some Sending Love DSP, here’s what I came up with.  Take a look-see:

I’m not going to go into how I made this one – instead, I’ll invite you to come over to my Facebook page tonight at 8pm Eastern – when I’ll go live!  If you like, gather up all the supplies and card cuts below, and we’ll make it together!  Or – just watch me bumble-fuddle my way thru it!  I’ll post the video on You Tube afterwards so that you can watch later.

Before you go on to the next Blog  – please consider taking a moment to donate to Autism Speaks.

Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.

Autism Speaks enhances lives today and is accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow.

Please note: when you click below to donate, you’ll go to Amy Koenders’ page – I joined the fundraising effort under her!  Just like I joined SU! under her – don’t fix what ain’t broke! 🙂

Thank you in advance for your support!


Now that you’ve seen my project, please take a little time to visit all the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hoppers today!  You can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!

Enjoy the Hop and thank you again for your support of this worthy cause!




  1. Brian King
  2. Julie DiMatteo
  3. Sandi MacIver
  4. Mary Deatherage – You are here
  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



Whisper White Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4″); 3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″ (art panel)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for art panel)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock:  3 3/4″ x 5″ (second mat for card front and for inner liner); 2 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ (second mat for art panel)

Sending Love DSP Stack: Beautiful You paper piecing; envelope flap

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!

For this card, I took my layout inspiration from the Fab Friday Challenge this week!  Although I took a little license with it and turned it on its side! 🙂

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Finn-Fan Fix…will be back tomorrow!  No FFF’s on Blog Hop Days! 🙂


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29 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Playful, Beautiful You for the 2017 Autism Matters Blog Hop

  1. sandimaciver2015

    lovely card Mary, I love the bubbles in the background.

  2. Great card! Love how you used those two stamp sets together.

  3. What a beautiful card Mary! Love your dancing lady and the sentiment is just perfect. 🙂

  4. Lisa Pretto

    I just love her dress!!

  5. juliejphoto

    See you tonight to watch you make this lovely card. Does anyone in the group have a child with autism?
    Just wondering.

  6. That is cool with the bubbles in the background! Love your dress and hat on the lady, too! Good luck tonight on the live presentation. I will try to join in!

  7. Very pretty card. Hope you reach your goal for this great cause.

  8. Julie DiMatteo

    Oh, I love that bubble background, Mary! Beautiful card!

  9. Love this card!!! I haven’t bought it yet, but with your wonderful card, it’s on my shopping list now… Thanks for supporting this Charity…. Faith

  10. itsmefaith

    Thank You so much for sharing about this Outstanding Charity. Your card is Wonderful. I haven’t bought this set yet, but it’s now on my shopping list… Faith

  11. Susan K

    Cute card and so appropriate! I love yours and Finn’s autism fact. TFS.

  12. 2016stamper

    What a beautiful card, Mary.

  13. Beth's Fancy Stamping

    Mary, your card And your photogenic dog! The card is beautiful, love your idea.

  14. Love your card Mary. I love how you created your background.

  15. Oh, wow! I love this stamp set and love how you used it for your card to shine awareness on ASD!!! Gorgeous card!!!!

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