Stamping for Autism Awareness


Today I’m sharing a card for the Stamping for Autism Awareness Blog Hop hosted by Veronica Zalis and Tenia Nelson. A couple years ago, I shared a little about why Autism Awareness is important to me. This year I want to encourage you to turn your awareness into acceptance. It’s important to make our schools, workplaces, and communities safer and more inclusive for people with Autism. It can be as simple as including autistic students in your child’s birthday plans. Or considering the needs of an autistic coworker in your communications. You can also seek out media about autism that include autistic voices. Because when we know better, we can do better.



Over the years, I’ve known some really cool people on the Autism spectrum. While they may not have been cool in the conventional sense, they had enthusiasm and intensity that could light up a room when they let it loose. I made this card with those friends in mind: a simple box hiding a rich inner world. I nestled the a sparkly bear from Lil’ Inker Designs’ Kite Flying stamp set into a Neat and Tangled box die made from constellation patterned paper. The box was stamped with a sentiment from Bunny Buddies.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a moment to learn more about Autism and Autism acceptance.


  • Tracie Pond

    April 8, 2017

    Fabulous stars and sentiment!!! Love it, Sarah Jay =)

  • Tenia Nelson

    April 8, 2017

    Super CUTENESS, Miss Lady!!!! Thanks sooooo much for joining us today!!!!

  • Conil

    April 8, 2017

    Aw shucks! Your little boxed bear is super cute. Great card.

  • Lieve S

    April 8, 2017

    What an original card with great symbolic meaning !
    Warm greetings from Belgium.

  • Kate Dykstra

    April 8, 2017

    This is such a fabulous card!! I discovered your post when I was looking for the Lil Inkers blog – and I’m so glad I did! I’m thrilled to learn about this hop as my youngest is on the spectrum and I’m all for education about autism. Your card is perfect for spreading awareness and acceptance.

  • Teresa Doyle

    April 9, 2017

    Hi Sarah, your card is a fantastic visual of what I expect Autism must feel like to a child/person with it. As you say, when we know better we can do better, a great message!

  • Dana W. Seymour

    April 9, 2017

    Sarah, your words on acceptance (not just awareness) are spot on. And the way you incorporated the message in your card is incredible. Truly. The fantastic inner side of the outer box that the world sees…what a brilliant way to put it! We need to search under the mask, and inside the box to see the true light of some people. Thank you for the reminder. Your card is spectacular.

  • Nazeema

    April 10, 2017

    Sarah Jay- Absolutely stunning card! Your written words are so true and is a great reminder to all of us… whether we have/don’t have children with/without special needs. I too love how your cards depict your words precisely! Absolutely beautiful.

  • Carol Ferrier

    April 21, 2017

    Sarah, I totally get your words about acceptance (not just awareness) I liked the way you shared your message too.Sweet card, more importantly a powerful message.

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