It Starts With Art

Hello friends, I’m back!  I haven’t been posting much over the past month as things have been crazy here, with wedding plans and bridal dress shopping and a remodel of our main bathroom and laundry room.  On top of that my computer mouse stopped working and I don’t do well with the finger pad on my laptop.  I finally just got a new mouse, so now I’m good to go.  I’ve been spending lots of time in my Stampin’ Studio playing with new product and designing cards for a big demonstrator event on Saturday as well as planning for my June classes.

We’re doing a little Sneak Peak with a few new products from the Annual Catalog which can be ordered from starting tomorrow, June 4th at 12:00 Mountain Time.  I thought I’d start out with the stamp set called It Starts With Art.  I created this fun “Missing Middle” card.

It Starts With art stamp set, Follow Your Art DSP, Stampin' Studio

I got my color inspiration from the fun Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper and used Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral.  The Missing Middle Fun Fold is super easy to do and is always a winner at my classes and parties.


  • Coastal Cabana: card base: 4-1/4″ x 7-1/2″ score at 5-1/2. for bottom piece of card front: 4-1/4″ x 2″
  • Whisper White: for inside card: 4″ x 5-1/4″.  for piece to stamp on: 2-1/2″ x 3″
  • Calypso Coral: For mat behind stamped piece: 2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″
  • Follow Your Art DSP: 2 pieces that measure 4″ x 1-3/4″
  • Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon: 8″


  • Stamp ribbon images and sentiment on small Whisper White cardstock with Memento Ink and color in with Stampin’ Blends: Calypso Coral Light & Dark, Bermuda Bay Light & Dark, Daffodil Delight Light & Dark
  • Tie Bow with Bermuda Bay Ribbon and attach to the Whisper White stamped piece
  • Mount stamped piece on Calypso Coral cardstock.
  • Attach large Whisper White piece to inside of card.
  • Attach DSP to top flap of card and lower edge piece of Coastal Cabana.
  • Lay lower Coastal Cabana piece on lower edge of card so that it’s flush with the bottom edge of card.
  • Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back four corners of the Calypso Coral piece and center this piece on the card front so that the top two Dimensionals stick to the top flap and the two lower Dimensionals stick to the lower piece.
  • Ta-da, you’re done!

Remember, tomorrow at noon Mountain Time is when ordering begins…What’s on your wish list?





  1. Thank you so much for putting your cutting instructions in your post. Nothing more frustrating than trying a new card style and not having a clue how big or small to cut things.

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