Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Autism Matters Blog Hop


Autism Matters Blog Hop


Welcome to our Autism Matters Blog Hop.  Our intent is to raise awareness on Autism as well as raise funds for Autism research, resources and services for those affected by autism and to advocate for the needs of those with autism.  

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences. We now know that there is not one autism but many types, caused by different combinations of genetic and environmental influences.

The term “spectrum” reflects the wide variation in challenges and strengths possessed by each person with autism.

Autism Matters Blog Hop


There is no blood test, no scan, and no image that can detect autism. Diagnosis relies on behavioral observation and screening.  

The colors associated with Autism are red, yellow and blue, so I used those colors in my card for today.  I used Balloon Adventures, Better Together and Bear Hugs from Stampin’ Up! to create my card to share.  


Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventures for Autism Matters by Cardiology by Jari

My bear was stamped first in Chocolate Chip ink on a panel of Crumb Cake, then die cut with the Bear Hugs Framelits Dies.  Isn’t he just the cutest?   

Next, came the balloons, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point.  I used the Balloon Bouquet Punch to cut them out.  

I stamped the party hat from Better Together, and colored it in with my Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Markers.  Then, I used my Paper Snips to carefully cut it out.  

The sentiment is also from Balloon Adventures, and was stamped with Versa Mark ink, sprinkled with White Emboss Powder and heat embossed.  I used the Duet Banner Punch to cut it out.

Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventures for Autism Matters by Cardiology by Jari

For my inside sentiment, I used a stamp from Balloon Adventures and colored it with the ink to rubber method,  I took my Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pacific Point Stampin’ Write markers and colored in the words, huffed on it a few times, then stamped onto my Whisper White panel.  

A complete list of stamping supplies as well as card stock cuts for creating this card will be at the end of my post.  


Thanks for visiting our Autism Matters Blog Hop today, if you would like to contribute to Autism Speaks for research and services to those affected by autism, please click on the picture below:


Autism Speaks Donation Page


To continue on with the Blog Hop, click on the names listed below:  


  1. Brian King
  2. Julie DiMatteo
  3. Sandi MacIver
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Lydia Fiedler
  6. Kim Vogel
  7. Amy Koenders
  8. Linda Geiger
  9. Lisa Curcio
  10. Candy Ford
  11. Lisa Pretto
  12. Jari Francis (you are here)
  13. Jaimie Babarczy
  14. Beth Hooper
  15. Sue Prather


If you are in need of any stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop With Me button on the right side of my page and go directly to my online store.

  • Shop my online store HERE
  • Earn Free Stampin’ Up! products.  Learn about Cardiology by Jari HEART Rewards, HERE
  • How to receive monthly tutorials HERE
  • Become part of my team, Join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator.  Find out more HERE
  • Contact me at www.cardiologybyjari@gmail.com

Card Stock cuts for my project:

Real Red card base 4 1/4 x 11; scored at 5 1/2

Pacific Point panel 4 x 5 1/4, for banner 1 x 2 1/2; strip for inside 1/2 x 4

Whisper White art panel 3 7/8 x 5 1/8; for balloons and part hat 2 x 5; inside panel 4 x 5 1/4

Crumb Cake for bear 2 x 2 1/4

Real Red stripe from Brights Collection DSP outside strip 3 7/8 x 3/8; for inside strip 1/2 x 4

Stampin’ Up! items to create this project:


Big Shot


Heat Tool


Glue Dots



Autism Matters Blog Hop


  1. Sandi MacIver | |

    aw, your little bear is totally adorable Jari

    • Jari Francis | |


  2. Amy Koenders | |

    Too cute Jari! Love your little bear with his birthday balloons. 🙂 Great use of those bright colors!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you!

  3. Candy Ford | |

    This card is so much fun, Jari! Very bright and happy.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much!

  4. Lisa Pretto | |

    I love all the party confetti! Such a fun and festive card!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you! 🙂

  5. Mary | |

    That’s just a party-on-a-card, Jari! Love it! 🙂

    • Jari Francis | |

      Hahaha you are too funny, Mary! Thanks?

  6. Lee Conrey | |

    Thanks so much for participating Jari and making this hop a success. Your card is such a happy card. I just love it.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Lee, I am honored to be a part of it.

  7. Shawn de Oliveira | |

    Simply adorable. Love the bright, happy card you created. Thanks for sharing this important cause with us.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much Shawn for dropping by to take a look!

  8. Susan K | |

    This is a happy and bright card to call attention to autism. Thanks for the fun card and facts on autism. Love the bear!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thank you!?

  9. Julie DiMatteo | |

    I just want to hug that bear and party with him too! Great card, Jari!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Julie!

  10. Linda Geiger | |

    What a marvelous happy card, Jari. I have a big grin on my face.

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks so much, Linda!

  11. HJ | |

    Cute card for a very worthy charity. TFS

    • Jari Francis | |

      And, thanks for the kind comment! 🙂

  12. Beth | |

    Jari, I really like your design and card! What a happy card!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Thanks, Beth!

  13. Jaimie | |

    This is so so fun!!! So cheerful and bright. Love it Jari!

    • Jari Francis | |

      Why, thank you! 🙂

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