Monthly Archives: February 2017

Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from sharing a coffee themed card created with the new

Perfect Blend stamp set and Cup Die!

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 For the card, I stamped three cup images and colored them with markers. To add sparkle, I used clear glitter and adhered two enamel glitter dots. The cups were die cut and layered onto a circle base with foam tape to add dimension; I love how they pop off the card!

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The sentiment was stamped in black and fits perfectly in the center of the cup! I also stamped and cut out the steam image and two of the cute little coffee beans; fun details!


To complete this project, I created a bright pink frame with glitter paper and layered it on heavy white card stock and a coordinating gray textured base. I wanted to keep the layers solid and simple to allow the stamped images to be the main focus. This card is perfect to send any time of the year and I can not wait to mail it out!

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I hope you enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to create with the Perfect Blend stamp set!

Have a wonderful day!


Hi, Dare 2B Artzy Fans!

It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness!  I hope you had a great weekend!  This post is for all the coffee lovers out there who may need a little boost to start out the new week!


This bright card should cheer up anyone’s Monday morning!  I used the newly released Hug in a Mug stamp set with matching dies to create this fun card.  The cup image was stamped with Totally Black Hybrid Ink so I could color with Copic markers.
The Copics I used were:
R14, R05, R29
BG01, B04, B05
E35, E37, BV04
The steam die cut was colored with C1 and then clear Wink of Stella.

The sentiment was stamped on a circle with Midnight Blue Dye Ink that goes so well with the Playful Field and Butterflies paper packs!


Offsetting the sentiment onto a larger navy circle added a little more dimension to the card front.  Rounding off opposite corners of the card base and the layers also added a touch of interest.  You can’t see it here, but this stamp set has some cute coffee bean images that I stamped along the bottom inside edge of the card.

I hope you have a great Monday and a fabulous week!  As always, please share any of your Dare 2B Artzy projects on Instagram using #dare2bartzy and #d2ba so we can be inspired by your creativity!

Happy stamping!

Hi Dare 2B Artzy Fans

This is my last post as a guest and I have really enjoyed creating for you! I want to thank the wonderful Dare 2B Artzy Team for giving me the opportunity to share with you!

I decided to use the adorable coffee stamp set called Perk Up to make a gift card.  I am going to put it in the mailbox for our awesome postwoman!!!

Designer steps:
Use a light brown card stock base 4 1/4 x 11 and score at 4 1/2, 5 1/2 and 6 1/2.  Use your bone folder and crease the card as shown.
Flip the card over and put a strip of strong tape as shown then press together.  This will form the card holder.
Use a die cut that is the same wideth as a gift card and make the cut through the mountain fold.
Now you are ready to decorate!  Cut 3 pieces of dark brown card stock 4 1/4 x 4 and glue one to the front of the card and 2 to the insides.
Cut 3 pieces of cream card stock 4 x 3 3/4 and stamp before you attach to the card. I used the little coffee beans and one of the great sentimens. The ink used is Memento Rich Cocoa.  Attach the two pieces inside the card then for the front run it through an embossing folder by Tim Holtz then glue to the front of the card

Cut a strip of light brown card stock 11 x 1 inches this will make a band around your gift card to keep it good and safe.   Just take your band and fit it around your card and make a tiny pencil mark as to where you will place the tape

Take a piece of cream card stock and stamp the polka dot coffee cup in black and color with copics: E23, 25, 27 – Y15, 17 – YR16, 68 – R46, 59.  Fussy cut out the cup and using a stitch die cut make a  small square.  Stamped the steam on the square and pop up the coffee cup under the steam.  Stamp the sentiment in black and glue next to the cup as shown below
I hope you enjoyed this little project!  And please make sure to stop by my blog and say hi!!


Hello!  Chris here and today I am sharing this adorable Owl Birthday Greeting!   I started with the brand new Hoot Hoot Dare 2 B Artzy Stamp Set!  Isn’t that owl Just adorable!  My oldest daughter collects all things “owl” so I am always on the look out for Owl-y things!


To create this card I started by Matting the Dare 2 B Artzy Medallion Bliss paper onto card stock and adhering it to my card base.  I added a thin card stock strip to my card trimmed it with lace.  I added to pearls to the lace to create additional elegance!  I stamped  the Owl and greeting from the Hoot Hoot set and coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers and added to my card!

Here is a close-up of the owl cutey! Isn’t he adorable??


Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Have you just been loving the NEW releases??!  I sure have!  If you haven’t seen them already, be sure to check them out on the Dare 2B Artzy “What’s New” page.
 I really love that sweet basket of flowers from Dare 2B Artzy Raggity Rabbit Stamp set.  I colored it with the following Copic markers:

Y00, Y02, BG53, BG57, R81, R83, YG03, YG06, E41, E43

I think the sentiment will lend itself towards being a congratulatory card.  The background is washi tape from my stash.  Here’s a close up of the basket:
I added some Nuvo drops, thin lace, and seam-binding ribbon.
Have you “liked” us on Facebook yet?!  You should!  There’s all kinds of beautiful inspiration.  Be sure to also check out all D2BA’s products here!
Thanks for stopping by!
Craftily yours,

Hi all, Vicki here from All I Do Is Stamp.  Today I made a card that was inspired by THIS photo.

Using the lovely stamp set, Butterfly Inspiration, I made the following card;

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Now, I do not have the dies that match this set.  That said, there are always different avenues you can use.  In today’s card case, I used my Silhouette to make cut outs, [you can find how to do this on You Tube], and my MISTI for easy, repeatable stamping.

Step 1 – stamp images onto a piece of paper within your MISTI.


Step 2 – using one of the cut out templates, line it up over the stamped image.


Step 3 – Place the cut out into the template, and stamp the image.


I made a lot of extras for future use.


I colored the images using my Copics, adhered them on to the card base, and added a sentiment.

An easy, very lovely card~

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Yes, the dies would be much easier – but hey, us stampers need to do, what we need to do :).

See you next month~

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Good Morning Dare 2B Artzy Fans!

Pam here, back for another guest spot! And I am totally loving this next awesome set of stamps called Perk Up!  There are so many wonderful sentiments included with this set. I think you are going to love it!  I decided to make a small little gift for a friend who wasn’t feeling well.  I hope you try this fun project!


Here are the designer steps:


Start with an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of white card stock. Start with the 8 1/2 side up on your scoreboard and score at 2 and 6 1/2.  Turn so the 11 inch side is up on your scoreboard and score at 4, 6 1/4, 8 1/4 and 10 1/2.  Cut away all four corners as shown.


Using a 1 3/4 inch punch, punch out two circles and place them on the small 1/2 flap side.  These will serve as place holders for your K cups so that you can center them correctly.  After you have them where you want them go ahead and punch the holes over top of the place holders.


After you punched your holes make your cuts or slits for the side flaps as shown.


Cut two pieces of bright pink card stock one at 4 1/4 x 2 and the other at 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 and run them through the embossing machine. Glue the smaller piece just next to the cut holes as shown.


Flip the project over and adhere the other piece to the top.  I rounded the corners just for a more finished look.  Using the fold guidelines begin to form your box. Tape the flaps and make sure your pink card stock is showing both at the bottom and top of the coffee holder.

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Stamp two heart cups and color with copics and cut out.  Then stamp the checked frame with the Hope you Perk Up soon sentiment inside the frame and cut out.  Plus punch 3 small hearts and attach to project as shown add the bow and you have a finished gift!




I hope you give this project a try it is a sweet little gift!

Take Care and Blessings


Hello, Hello Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Janette here coming to you from a throughly rain saturated California!! So thankful for all this rain, we desperately need it. I have to admit, I could use a full day of sunshine. Though crafting makes a pretty darn good substitute!

(products linked at bottom of post)

I am always in need of birthday cards. Purrrfect Birthday, is spot on for a kitty lover in my life. I began ink blending (with a fluffy paintbrush) the background with D2BA ink in Sunset Yellow, Blue Sky, Paradise, and Chocolate Chip. I then stamped the kitty from Purrrfect Day and, several mice and yarn from Purrrfect Day and Meow stamp sets and colored them with Copic markers.  I then fussy cut my images. There is a die set available that works for BOTH stamps sets, isn’t that awesome?!?

Next, I trimmed up the kitty legs and around the tail so that I could tuck critters and yarn in to look as though kitty was sitting right in them. I placed masking tape over the completed scene so that I could add glue without disturbing the careful placement. I added liquid glue and replaced onto the backound. I carefully removed the masking while glue was still wet so that I could clean up any oozes.


Finally, I used a word bubble from my stash to expose the sentiment I had stamped on the card base. The layers were completed by adhering a black frame to the card base, and then the foam backed kitty panel.

Check out all D2BA’s products here! Don’t forget about the newest D2BA Challenge themed “All You Need is Love.” The current challenge is always posted in the sidebar to the right at the top.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you pop back in soon for more amazing inspiration!


Creatively Yours, Janette


Hello D2BA Friends!

Thank you to all who hopped with us this weekend!  Our designers loved being able to share their work with you using our new products!!

We have a winner to announce….

Sarah Biswabic


Please visit our website, and choose one stamp set and ink pad of your choice!  Then send your address and selction to with “WINNER” in the subject line!

We can’t wait to see what you create with your new set!

Remember you can used coupon code HEART to recieve 10% off your order!!  Happy shopping!

Be sure to share with us what you create, we love seeing what our customers create!

Check back to see more inspiration from our designers this week!!

Have a great night!


Welcome to our weekend Blog Hop!!

We are excited to be celebrating TWO things:

1: NEW STAMPS, PAPER and Dies!!!! and NEW Totally Tracy Chipboard!

2: A New Design Team Term!  We have some previous amazing designers continuing with us, but also have some fabulous new faces!  We are super excited about this term!!

We decided to combine the two and have a blog hop!!!


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 ink pad of their choice!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday, February 19th at 7:00pm Central.

We will then post a winner!!


We will start you off right here with two cards from Cindy:

The first card is using our new Fields of Joy paper and Wishing Comfort stamp set.
The second card is using the same stamp set along with our new Leaf Background die. Many of the sentiments will fit perfectly in the solid space on the leaf die.



That is just a little bit to get you started.
Now hop on over to meet our design team. You are going to love their creativity!  They are so “artzy”.
Here is the complete line-up: (Have fun and don’t forget to leave comments along the way!)

Cindy – Dare 2B Artzy —– You are Here

Tonya —– Next 










Cindy – Dare 2B Artzy


You can check out our new stamps here,  Totally Tracy stamps here and our new paper here!!

Hop along for a Coupon Code, to order some products of your own!!

Happy Hopping!!