Honey Bloomz to the Rescue


Hi Artzy friends! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. I’m popping in today to share my card that I created using some of the Honey Bloomz paper pack and the Shine Floral dies.

As the title of this post suggests, Dare 2B Artzy came to my rescue with the awesome new papers that coordinate with several of the new dies.

I’m in the midst of a move to a new home. In planning for this card, I’d thought I had set aside the stamps with the dies I was going to use. However when I set out to work on my card, I realized that the stamps had been boxed up and already taken to our new place. We’re sort of in limbo between two places right now which is proving to be a bit of a challenge. For a split second I’d panicked because I had the whole card planned out and didn’t have a Plan B. Thankfully, Dare 2B Artzy’s Honey Bloomz paper came to the rescue.

The new Dare 2B Artzy 12 x 12 papers are not only gorgeous, but several of them also have a nice benefit because the dies for the new stamps also work on the papers as well. How awesome is that when you don’t have time to color an image or in my case have boxed up and already moved your stamps?

To create my card, I used the coordinating Honey Bloomz paper and the matching Shine Florals dies and cut them out with my die cutting machine. They cut perfectly and were ready to pop onto my card – even the cute little bee.

I did add a bit of shading on the large sunflower and the bee using my Copic markers.

My embossed panel was created using a hexagon embossing folder I found while purging and packing my craft supplies. I embossed a piece of watercolor paper and used my clarity brushes to brush on some yellow ink and some denim colored ink around the outer corners to give it a bit of contrast.

For the sentiment, thankfully I’d managed to set aside the new BEE-utiful stamp set. I stamped the Remember the Bumble Bee sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock with some black Versafine Ink. Next, I brushed on some yellow and blue ink to coordinate with my embossed background. I covered the entire piece with clear embossing powder to give it a bit of a dewy finish. Finally, I die cut the sentiment with a fishtail flag die.

My card base is an A2 size cut from 110lb Neenah Solar White Cardstock. I added a piece of the navy blue plaid Dare 2B Artzy paper cut just slightly smaller. My hexagon panel was added with the die cut flowers popped up using some dimensional foam. I added the sentiment with a double layer of dimensional foam.

Since I couldn’t stamp the bee flight tracks onto my embossed background, I used a micron pen and drew it onto the background.

To finish the card, I added a bit of sparkle to the flowers using a clear Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and I added a brown glimmer dot to the center of the sunflower.

This card came together very quickly with the help of the Dare 2B Artzy coordinating papers. They are perfect when you want to create a beautiful card quickly.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and have been inspired to try to create some beautiful cards with the new papers and dies.

Thanks for stopping by.







Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

I hope you all got a chance to hop along with us!  There where some beautiful cards and lots of inspiration.  I am using the The Bear Banner stamp set with matching dies.  This set has an interchangeable banner which makes it a very versatile set.

Design Steps:

  1. Use a white A2 card base cut a piece of red card stock 5 1/4 x 4 and a piece of Dare 2B Artzy DP from Summer Time Petals Collection Paper Pack 5 x 3 3/4
  2. Use a heart border punch on a piece of red card stock 2 x 5 1/4
  3. Glue the red and DP together add the heart border and the red ribbon and then glue to the white card front
  4. Use a stitched retangle die to cut out the white rectangle and glue to card front
  5. Stamp the Bear using the Bear Banner stamp set.  Color the banner with copics: R81, 83, 85 – C0, 1, 2, 3, 4 – 100 – R29.  Stamp the banner words HUGS in black. Then color in the letters with red
  6. Use the Coordinating dies to cut out the bear and banner letters
  7. Pop the bear to the white rectangle and add the banner letters
  8. Use a glue dot and add the heart button with the pink thread

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Please make sure to stop by our store to check out all of the new products!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!



Hello D2BA Friends!

First off, we’d like to say THANK YOU to all the lovely people who hopped along with us and left some love!

Our Artzy Designers really enjoyed showcasing our new products!!


With that said we have a winner to announce!!

Janie Rinta

Congrats!!  Thanks so much for hopping with us!!

Have fun shopping on our website; select ONE Stanp Set and ONE Stencil!
Send your address and selection to info@dare2bartzy.com with in one month.
Include “Hop Winner” in the subject so we don’t miss it!


Be sure to visit us again to see more great inspiration showcasing our lovely products!!

Have an ARTZY evening!!

Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

Our February Guest Designer Kathy is back today to share another beautiful card with us!


It’s been great guesting this month with Dare 2B Artzy!

There are so many fabulous new products that are so fun to play with like this Spit Happens stamp set and Alpaca coordinating dies!

For my card, I  embossed a brick background and used a strip of pattern paper from one of the new designs in the Summertime Petals Collection.  The super cute alpaca and cactus images from the Spit Happens stamp set were copic colored.  The sentiment was white embossed on black cardstock.

Though I went with a general sentiment for this card, there are a few sentiments in this set that really make me laugh and I’m looking forward to using them for a few future cards 🙂


There are so many fun new products and Dare 2B Artzy is having a Blog Hop to share off some of the amazing new things!!  Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  A randomly chosen winner will be selected from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!
Winner will receive a stamp set and stencil of their choice!!  Blog Hop ends tonight Sunday, February 18th at 7:00pm Central.  Then a winner will be posted!
Use code FEBHOP10 for 10% off your order!!!
Here is the entire hop list:
Be sure to leave some love for each of the Artzy Designers!!

Have a nice day!


Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy‘s Blog Hop!!

We are celebrating the release of our new stamps, paper, dies and STENCILS!!

There are so many fun new products our Artzy Design Team has decided to have a Blog Hop to share off some of the amazing new things!!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Winner will receive a stamp set and stencil of their choice!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday, February 18th at 7:00pm Central.

We will then post a winner!!


Here’s a sweet card to start off the hop featuring the new Teddy Bear Hugs and Beary Special Sentiments stamp sets!!  As well as the coordinating Teddy Bear Die!!

Also featured are the new Nesting Oval Scalloped Frame Dies!!


Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop in the hop is Chris‘s blog!

Here is the entire hop list:

Cindy – Dare 2B Artzy










Cindy – Dare 2B Artzy

Be sure to leave some love for each of our Artzy Designers!!

We hope you are inspired all along the way!

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Use code FEBHOP10 for 10% off your order!!!

Happy Hopping!


A quick Happy hello from Michelle Houghton at www.scrapweaver.com I have a bright, cheery, and a little silly card to share today. Make sure to check in tomorrow to follow a long with a weekend blog hop and don’t forget the latest D2BA challenge!

For today’s inspiration I am playing with the Alpaca Cake set and coloring them up with my Copic markers.

Here is the pile that I used for at least most of the image

Notice I have a blank area? I wanted to brighten up the blanket so I went into my pile of D2PA papers and pulled a little pile then matched 4 markers to the papers

So then I trimmed off all those beautiful paper edges, they need a little love too, and filled a full card front with them

Then I finished up the coloring on my Alpaca and added the image. Really no embellishment was needed with all that color!

And LOVE the sentiment!

Happy Thursday all come see all my doings over on my blog www.scrapweaver.com and come back right here tomorrow for the blog hop!

Have a Happy Colorful Day!

The products used for this card include:

Alpaca Cake

Dare 2B Artzy Premium Ink Totally Black

Assorted Dare 2B Artzy patterned papers

Hi everyone, it’s Vicki here today from All I Do Is Stamp.  While it is Valentine’s Day [happy V Day by the way], I didn’t go for a heart card. That said, I did come up with a very pretty card. 🙂

Just look at all that lovely glitter!

To make this card, I used the new beautiful Wild Flower Stencil and some glitter paste.

Just spatula on the paste and let dry.  It shows up so gorgeous against the black card stock.

To finish it off, I cut out the Thanks out of a separate panel I just glitter pasted so it would match the rest of the card, and added on a few gems for additional texture.

Have you tried the new stencils yet?  They are very cool!


See you next time~

Hi D2BA friends!

Tasha here sharing a card created with the new BEE-utiful stamp set.

For the card, I stamped the flower and little bee images with D2BA Totally Black Ink. I colored them with markers and used clear glitter on top to add some sparkle; love all the detail in the flowers and bee wings!

There are four great sentiments included in this fun set, but I thought “Happy Everything” would be perfect to send any time of the year to someone special. It was stamped in the same ink on cream cardstock.

The pattern paper is from the new Honey Bloomz paper pack. All the paper is double-sided and both of the designs shown are from one sheet!

To add some texture, I used foam tape on all the stamped images, and bent the bee wings to look like they’re flying off the card.

Lastly, I embellished with white gel pen and attached the card to a cream colored base. I can not wait to send this out and to make another fun project with this awesome stamp set!

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Also, be sure to check out the February Challenge!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful Day!

Hi!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram here to share my excitement over the latest release from Dare 2B Artzy!

Dare 2B Artzy’s newest release features an amazing array of stamps, papers, and dies!
Today’s joy fold card features the Refresh the Soul stamp set with its coordinating Water Pitcher Dies!


After stamping the pitcher with Totally Black Ink, I colored the image with the following Copic Markers:
(RV04, RV09, R56), (Y17, YR16, R05), and (BG13, BG05, BG09).
Accents were added with Glossy Accents and Sakura Glaze Pens.

I stamped the leaves with D2BA’s Margarita Lime Ink and die cut the pitcher and leaves with the coordinating dies.
The sentiments were also stamped with the Totally Black Ink.

Don’t you just love the sentiments?  I think the recipient will, too!
The papers used for this card are also from the latest D2BA release.  I used both sides of the Pretty in Pink paper to add the cheerful layers to the card.  This paper is from the Summertime Petals Collection Paper Pack.

Check out what the other designers have added to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog as well as #dare2bartzy on Instagram for even more inspiration!  While you’re on the Dare 2B Artzy Blog, check out the latest challenge!  Link up your projects for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

Happy stamping!

Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

We have new Guest Designer joining us this month!!

Please help us welcome the talented Kathy!

We are so very excited to have her designing with us this month!!

Here is a little bit about Kathy:

I’ve been married to my honey, Mark, for 22 years and we have a beautiful daughter, Danielle, who is a junior in college.  Since I was little, I enjoyed all kinds of crafting, but then stamping found me and it was love at first inking.   Stamping and paper crafting just plain make me happy and keep me sane!  I was first introduced to Dare 2B Artzy at Legacy Paper Arts – the first store to carry the line – and I’ve been a fan ever since!!


I’m so thrilled to be Dare 2B Artzy‘s Guest Designer for February!!!

My cards today are featuring the new Bouquet 4 You stampsFresh Picked dies, coordinating Summertime Petals pattern paper and Trellis die.

With all the cold weather we’ve been having, I needed a touch of spring and the new Bouquet 4 You  set did the trick!

For the first card, I layered two different pattern designs from the Summertime Petals collection.  I cut white cardstock using the new Trellis die; cutting out a small rectangle from the die cut Trellis piece to fit behind the frame.

The sweet flower pot images were copic colored.


Need to make a quick card?  Is coloring not your thing or you don’t have the time?  Then you are gonna LOVE this!  The Fresh Picked dies perfectly coordinate with images on the Summertime Petals collection!  Simply line up a die to the coordinating image on the pattern paper and send it through your die cutting machine!

My second card literally took 10 minutes to put together!  I layered pink cardstock for the background and cut white cardstock with the Trellis die.  I then lined up the bouquet die and bow die with the coordinating pattern paper image and ran through my Big Shot.  The sentiment was stamped on vellum and I added a few large sequins.  Voila!


There are so many Dare 2B Artzy stamps and dies you’ll fall in LOVE with and tons of new goodies in the store (psst…even stencils)!  Looking forward to sharing more projects with you in the coming weeks!

Have a nice day!