Confession time. When I first flipped through Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog, I sort of turned my nose up at It Starts with Art and thought, “There’s no way I’d use that bundle.” As the story goes, I picked up the bundle and now can’t seem to put it down. I reach for it over-and-over, finding the images, sentiments and dies very useful and fun to work with. I used the reinkers (and coordinating dies) from the set to make this card that also showcases Stampin’ Up!’s 2019-2021 In Colors:
- It Starts with Art. There are so many elements to the It Starts with Art bundle that I didn’t expect to all in love with. The bundle felt a little limiting at first (I thought I’d only be able to send cards made with this bundle to my crafting friends), but I was wrong. While the reinkers and ribbons and markers might be decidedly themed for Stampin’ Up! friends, so many of these elements are versatile and fun – the binder clip, the buttons, the trims in the Arts & Crafts Dies. Here’s a closer look at the elements in the It Starts with Art Bundle:
- New 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers. With the release of the new catalog, Stampin’ Up! re-designed the 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers that are available in the color families (and In Color collections). There’s a small, gingham (YAY!) pattern; a stitched, diamond pattern; a modern mosaic pattern and a pattern of beautiful, small script. Here’s a look at the patterns in the 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper: I used the scripted pattern on my card today. The words on the page say “Inspire Create Share Ink Stamp Repeat” – how fun is that?! It’s beautiful from afar and inspiring when viewed up close.
- Inking Elements. To create each of the reinkers on my card, I stamped each image with StazOn Tuxedo Black on Thick Whisper White and again on each color of cardstock. I cropped the bottles with the Arts & Crafts Dies. I colored the ink inside each bottle with a Blender Pen and the coordinating color. I colored part of the label with a Basic Black Stampin’ Blend and then snipped the remainder of the label out of the cardstock and glued it to the reinker bottle. INKING OF YOU – to create this fun sentiment, I simply inked up “Thinking of you this season” from Winter Woods, applied tape over the “Th” and “this season” before stamping it onto a piece of Thick Whisper White. Fun, huh? I cropped the sentiment with a Classic Label punch and snipped off the ends. Here’s a look at the beautiful carryover from the 2018 Holiday Catalog:
Bundles: It Starts with Art Stamp Sets: It Starts with Art, Winter Woods Papers: 2019-2021 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Rococo Rose, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy, Terracotta Tile, Basic Black, Thick Whisper White Inks: Rococo Rose, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy, Terracotta Tile, StazOn Jet Black, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker Accessories: Arts & Crafts Dies, Blender Pen, Classic Label Punch, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the FabFriday challenge blog to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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My Favorite Things. I love to share my favorite things with you. I’ve shared two posts with some of my favorites from Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog. If you’ve like to take a look, click on the links below:
I hope these lists help you to whittle down your wish list – or identify some amazing products you may have missed.
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