Monday, April 5, 2010

Autism Awareness: Cards for a fundraiser

Last week I dropped by Obsessed with Scrapbooking and discovered this Autism Awareness post.

Linked to a post on, the crafting mom of a daughter with autism suggested that fellow crafters might want to help out her daughter's Cricut-loving craft club by sending a handmade card to say hello or to be used as a part of an upcoming fundraiser.

Since the puzzle- piece ribbon represents "the mystery and complexity of autism," we were asked to include a puzzle piece in our creations.

If you know anything about me, you know that I can not pass up a request to take part in a deserving fund raising activity.

So, I noted to the original forum poster that I'd participate and immediately started to think about what I could create.

I landed on the idea of a puzzle piece representing the struggle each of us faces in life, without the added difficulty of learning or physical disabilities faced by people with autism.

Ultimately I decided that a primary goal for each of us, despite our personal hurdles, is to be unique while finding people who are like us ... our friends.

Here you have it, then. This set of six small cards has a Cuttlebug-emobssed puzzle piece with the Cricut-cut "hello friend" sentiment. The quote at the bottom of each card "Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle," is from Lewis Carroll. The printed paper is from Die Cuts With a View All Dressed Up, which I also used to cut a smaller puzzle piece to embellish the inside of each card.

Now, as this is my blog I hope nobody will mind if I give myself a little pat on the back: This set of cards is one of only five or six projects I can recall in my entire life in which the end product turned out very nearly the way I imagined.


  1. Cuddlybunny,

    I absolutely love, love how you used the puzzle piece in your cards. You are so talented. It is so awesome that you focused on how we are more like other people than we are aware of. I so apppreciate your willingness to participate the puzzle challenge!


    BTW I love your blog!

  2. Candi, thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments!

    Have a great fundraiser!


  3. Lovely card!!!!!!!!!!
    many hugs,
    Angela xx.

  4. WOW! This is amazing!! I love the design and I love the quote! I want to use the quote on my card...can I?? This is really outstanding - LOVE your creativity! Thank you for participating! Hugs, Joy

  5. I'm happy to see people enjoying this concept!

    And Joy, I'm so, SO thrilled that you like the design and quote!

    To be honest, I'd feel honored if you'd use the quote that I like so much. :)

  6. absolutely FAB design - excellent concept :) You nailed this from start to finish!! Can I pat you on the back too? Job WELL DONE : :) :) :)

  7. Very pretty, and what a great cause! I love cards with a purpose, they are the best!

  8. I ran across your blog and really like the way you write, in this post I find it especially interesting to see the creativity put forth in making this unique fundraising card work.

    I was reminded of a good friend who write for a magazine for parents of autistic children