Today, I am taking part in the Autism Matters Blog Hop along with other Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators.  We are trying to raise money for Autism Research, so you can help us out later on in my post by donating to the cause.  Each person on the hop has created something wonderful for you.  They could have created either a card, dimensional project, or whatever they wanted.  We just had to use the colors from the Autism banner below, and we could use black ink.   Here’s the Banner that inspired my card today.

For my card I used the Ribbon of Courage bundle.  This bundle is on the Retirement list but the stamp set and framelits will be carrying over to the new catalog it’s just the cost saving bundle that’s retiring.  When it’s in the new catalog it will not be in a bundle.  And I am so glad that it is carrying over, because it’s great for all types of causes you can create support ribbons for everything.  So it was perfect for the card I had in mind for today’s hop.  Here’s a look at today’s card.

Stamp Set; Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set, Ribbon of Courage Bundle Cardstock; Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Real Red, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Medium Envelopes, Ink; Real Red Classic Ink, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad, Many Marvelous Markers, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink Refill, Tools; Big Shot, Support Ribbon Framelits Dies, Stamparatus, Embellishments; Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Adhesive; Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio

I stamped the ribbon that you see on my card in basic black archival stampin’ ink and dried it with my heat tool.  Stamp Set; Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set, Ribbon of Courage Bundle Cardstock; Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Real Red, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Medium Envelopes, Ink; Real Red Classic Ink, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad, Many Marvelous Markers, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink Refill, Tools; Big Shot, Support Ribbon Framelits Dies, Stamparatus, Embellishments; Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Adhesive; Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudioOnce it was dried I colored each little element using the Many Marvelous Markers in the following colors; Real Red, Marina Mist, Pacific Point, and Daffodil Delight.  Once I had it all colored I ran it through the Big Shot and the Support Ribbons Framelits.  Next I stamped the sentiment from a new stamp set coming out in the Annual Catalog called Around the Corner.  I picked the sentiment “celebrate every tiny victory” I thought that it was very fitting for such a wonderful cause.  And, I know parents that have children with autism and every little tiny victory deserves to be celebrated.  I popped the ribbon up using Stampin’ Dimensionals on a piece of whisper white cardstock.  I then matted this piece with each of the other colors that was in the ribbon.  At least they are close anyway, I know that the dark blue piece is dapper denim, this piece of watercolored piece came from the Naturally Eclectic designer Series Paper.  It added just the right amount of texture and it was close to the darkest blue I used for the ribbon.  This all was matted one more time to a piece of Daffodil delight cardstock.  Once I had everything layered up I added it all to my cardbase which was made from a piece of Whisper white thick cardstock measured to 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5  1/2.

If you follow my blog or YouTube channel you know I have to do something to the inside and the envelope.  So,Stamp Set; Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set, Ribbon of Courage Bundle Cardstock; Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Real Red, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Medium Envelopes, Ink; Real Red Classic Ink, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad, Many Marvelous Markers, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink Refill, Tools; Big Shot, Support Ribbon Framelits Dies, Stamparatus, Embellishments; Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Adhesive; Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio today’s project was no different.  I had to do something to the inside of the card to finish it off.  It just had to have something.  I did a little bit of rainbow stamping using the same colors Stampin’ Write markers that I colored with.  So that was Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Marina Mist, and then Pacific Point.  I will say this that the Stamparatus made this type of rainbow stamping so easy.  Here’s a look at the inside of the card and the envelop that I did the same type of stamping to decorate it.

I also added four strips of cardstock in the matching colors on the inside of the card at the bottom of the inside.  I just wanted to add the same colors and the colors from the banner as much as I could to my projects.  These little strips of color just added the right amount of pop without taking away from the overall feel.

I mentioned that I stamped the envelope in the rainbow stamping style as I did the sentiment, but inside of putting it on the flap like I normally would I wanted it front and center so I put it on the left hand side of the envelope next two it is where the address to the person will goes.  I added the same sentiment right same spot as the card just because i think it’s important to share it as much as possible.  Here’s a little closer look at the envelope.  Stamp Set; Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set, Ribbon of Courage Bundle Cardstock; Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Real Red, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Medium Envelopes, Ink; Real Red Classic Ink, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad, Many Marvelous Markers, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink Refill, Tools; Big Shot, Support Ribbon Framelits Dies, Stamparatus, Embellishments; Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Adhesive; Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio

that approximately 67 million people worldwide are affected by autism.  Isn’t that a shocking number, I was floored when I saw this fact.  It really makes you thing about how important this type of fundraiser is.

Stamp Set; Ribbon of Courage Stamp Set, Ribbon of Courage Bundle Cardstock; Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Real Red, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Medium Envelopes, Ink; Real Red Classic Ink, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad, Many Marvelous Markers, Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink Refill, Tools; Big Shot, Support Ribbon Framelits Dies, Stamparatus, Embellishments; Tutti-Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins, Adhesive; Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Up!, #rickadkins, #rckinsmonstudio

Thanks for dropping by today, I hope that you enjoy what everyone has created for this hop, so you will want to hop all the way around.  As a reminder the Stampin’ for Autism Team is asking for you to join us in celebration of National Autism Awareness Month.   Our team is fundraising for “OUR” Organization for Autism Research.  Help us make a difference and celebrate autism with awareness, research, education, appreciation, inclusion and acceptance. To donate all you have to do is click on the image below.  Once you do it will take you to the donation page, we ask that if you donate today from our hop that you donate under Kelly Acheson’s name.  Also I am going to sweeten the deal today, I will donate 20% off all the profits from the items that are purchased from my online store from today’s post for 24 hours.  So I encourage you to donate and do a little shopping to help us reach our goal.

Product List:  (Remember I am donating 20% off all my profits from the sales in my online store today from this list.)

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Price: $110.00

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Last chance Items Used on Today’s Project: (Get Them Before They Are Gone)