One of my good friends and downline Janet, and I are going to a crop day on Saturday. Crop days are generally days when scrapbookers get together and work without interruptions for hours, all day and into the night. Doesn’t that sound like fun? I may bring some scrapbooking things but will probably work on things for an upcoming craft fair. I thought it would be fun to make a card for Janet using the It Starts With Art stamp set. It’s just so appropriate!

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I also made this card for this week’s Global Design Project sketch challenge. Click on the banner below to see all of the other great projects.

Design Notes for It Starts With Art Card:

I thought this was really a fun sketch. There are so many elements from the It Starts with Art Suite that I used. The background layer is from the great Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper. Have you seen it? What great designs.

It was hard to choose!

I also used a few of the dies from the Arts & Crafts Dies set – the pencils, the binder clip, the paper clip and the buttons border. Finally, I used a few of the stamps. Can you pick them out?

It Starts with Art stamp set images, Stampin' Up!,

I cut an extra row of buttons and decided to use them on the inside!

It Starts With Art stamp set, Follow Your Art Designer Paper, Arts & Crafts dies, Stampin' Up!,

Purchase List for It Starts With Art Card:

The It Starts With Art stamp set is part of a bundle. Buy the Arts & Crafts Dies together with the stamp set and save 10% Yea!



This and That:

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For each $50 you spend in July, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August. Don’t you love it! If you buy the It Starts With Art Bundle and add some paper or ink, you will qualify for a coupon. Easy, right!

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