Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop 2018

Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop 2018 Tailored Tag Punch card from

Hi!  Welcome to my blog.  I’m Sara Levin aka the artfulinker.  Today is Autism Awareness Day and I am participating in an Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop 2018.  Our creations today are inspired by the graphics and colors associated with autism.  Before we start the creative part of the journey, I thought I’d share one fact about autism:

“Whatever the cause, it is clear that children with autism and PDD are born with the disorder or born with the potential to develop it. Bad parenting does not cause it. It is not a mental illness. Children with autism are not unruly kids who choose not to behave. Furthermore, no known psychological factors in the development of a child have been shown to cause autism.”


Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop 2018


Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop 2018


Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop 2018 Tailored Tag Punch card from


When it came to creating my card,

I was inspired by the iconic puzzle piece logo.

Using a similar color palette and the Tailored Tag Punch,

I created my main design.


Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop 2018 Tailored Tag Punch card - sentiment detail - from


Then, I used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits  to cut the word “love”

After cutting and adhering three of the word die cuts together,

I coated the top layer with Fine Tip Glue Pen.

By doing this, I gave the word a lacquered look.


Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop 2018 Tailored Tag Punch card - embellishment detail - from


After wrapping the Whisper White layer with Whisper White Baker’s Twine,

I added the die cut word.

Then, I finished the card with Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes that

I colored with Light Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.


Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my creation for the Autism Awareness Day Blog Hop 2018.

See below for product details.


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And to see the rest of the hop,

you can find the link list below my signature.


Create something today!

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  • Reply
    Charlet Brooks Mallett
    April 4, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Awesome post and I love your card. That LOVE just pops off the card. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 4, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks Charlet! Such an easy technique and I so often forget about it.

  • Reply
    Kate Bolt
    April 4, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Great card Sara!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 4, 2018 at 6:10 pm

      Thanks Kate! Great of you to stop by.

  • Reply
    Julie Johnston
    April 3, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Lovely card. Great thinking outside the box!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 3, 2018 at 10:20 am

      Thanks Julie! Kind of thinking alongside the box 😉

  • Reply
    Colleen Johnson
    April 2, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    What a great use of the punch, love the card

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 2, 2018 at 7:34 pm

      Thanks Colleen! Thanks for dropping in — I hope to see you again.

  • Reply
    Su Mohr
    April 2, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    Very creative use of the punch, Sara! It works so well as a puzzle piece!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm

      Thanks Su! That punch is just the best!

  • Reply
    Cheryll Miller
    April 2, 2018 at 3:17 pm

    What a great idea Sara. I love this card and that lacquered word Love is perfect! xxx

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 2, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you Cheryll! I just opened a new bottle of glue so, who knows what else may get a touch.

  • Reply
    Anna Krol (Anna' Stampin' Cave)
    April 2, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Really fun card, Sara!! Great use OF Tailored Tag punch xo

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 2, 2018 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks Anna! That punch is one of my favorites right now — I’ve been loving hard on it.

  • Reply
    Holly Saveur
    April 2, 2018 at 9:34 am

    great card!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 2, 2018 at 9:36 am

      Thanks Holly! and thanks for stopping in.

  • Reply
    April 2, 2018 at 9:10 am

    Awesome design! Love the colors too. 🙂

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 2, 2018 at 9:36 am

      Thanks Amy! It’s not often I create with primary colors.

  • Reply
    Lee Conrey
    April 2, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Sara great use of the punch and love that you used all the Autism colors to make it come to life. Great job! Thanks for helping bring awareness to Autism.

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 2, 2018 at 8:52 am

      Thanks Lee! I love that I can use my Stampin’ Up! products and business in support of worthwhile causes.

  • Reply
    Lorin Goodchild
    April 2, 2018 at 7:31 am

    I really love your card! Thanks for sharing the tip on how to make the sentiment look lacquered.. going to give that a go!!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 2, 2018 at 7:38 am

      Thank you Lorin! You definitely have to try the Fine Tip Glue “lacquer” — you’ll be looking for things to coat.

  • Reply
    April 2, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Perfect interpretation of the iconic symbol, Sara. Beautiful project as always!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 2, 2018 at 7:37 am

      Thanks Jenny! A pleasure as always having you stop in.

  • Reply
    April 2, 2018 at 6:53 am

    WOW.. Sara clever use of the Truly Tailored Punch to create a puzzle <3
    Cheers Shaz

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      April 2, 2018 at 7:36 am

      Thanks Shaz! I’ve been loving all the ways you can use the Tailored Tag Punch.

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