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Hi all, Vicki here.  Today I used layers of stamping, along with making a shaker birthday card.

I started with a card panel and sponged on color.  I then used a couple of images and stamped with different color ink for a fun layered panel.

I used the following sets:

 

Butterfly Kisses                           Love is in the Air                Texture                                          Bright Birthday

Once that was done, I cut out a scalloped circle, made it a “shaker circle”, and adhered onto the card panel.

I stamped and fussy cut the candle and finally, using a piece of designer paper. I finished off the card.  Once again, this card qualifies for our monthly challenge; bright colors.  Have you played along?

See you next month~

Hi, Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing a new thank-you easel card!

The base was created with navy blue cardstock and layered with white textured paper and cool plaid D2BA pattern paper. I love the colors in this plaid print!

The sentiment was cut with the new “Thanks” layer die set; the word was so easy to cut out and I like that the shadow is optional!

When you open the card, a sweet message is revealed. I selected “You are simply Wonderful” from the Blissful Blooms set and stamped it in orange. I wanted a bright color and the orange pops against the white.

Lastly, I embellished with flowers from the Wishing Happiness stamp set. They were colored with markers in red, dark orange, and blue to match the plaid paper. I also layered clear glitter on top to add tons of sparkle! This card is so cheerful and is a perfect way say thank-you to someone special!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Hello!  It’s Melody, and I’m not talking about snow!

It is so hot here in Ohio that stepping outside just takes your breath away!

I am cooling down by thinking about Christmas…check out my Dare 2B Artzy Triple Tier Slider Card!

This fun card was made with Dare 2B Artzy’s Family Stockings with Die set!

You can download all of the directions here – Legacy Paper Arts Class Christmas in July 2017!

The tiers all close into the base making this card very easy to mail!

The Dare 2B Artzy Premium Inks coordinate beautifully with the Winter Plaid paper.

I hope you are staying comfortable wherever you are!

Happy stamping!
Melody

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a fun flower sandal using three papers from the Fields of Joy Collection Paper Pack – Orange Plaid, Hoot Hoot and Owls & Flowers. This is my last post for the Dare 2B Artzy design team and I thank these ladies for this amazing opportunity – I’ve had a great time! I’ll be back in a few months as a guestie!

Cindy, owner of Dare 2B Artzy, asked me to create a sandal for her to take to craft shows for display, and this adorable sandal is what I came up with. I created a flip flop template several years ago that I use to make the flip flops and other sandals in my paper shoe collection which you can find HERE if you’re interested in looking. This sandal has a heel, however, and the others do not (template has no heel) but I will soon update my template to include the optional heel.

Hard to believe there is no stamping on this project. Just gorgeous paper. I targeted a pink and red flower and cut out several of them to layer the different pieces. I added some clear Morning Dew Crystal Drops to the largest pink layer and several tiny silver seed beads (adhered with the Crystal Drops) to the center of the flower for a ‘jeweled’ effect.

For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, inks and papers at Dare2BArtzy! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Hi everyone! Tonya here from Krafty Enchantments.com  I hope you are having a wonderful summer so far and that you’re finding ways to stay cool! I am not a summer person at all. I am good for about a week of 90+ temps and then beyond that I am ready for fall/winter again. It has been hot, hot, hot here in Colorado with temperatures in the 90 degrees the past few weeks which has me daydreaming about fall and cooler weather.

I am back today to share a fun Dare 2B Artzy card to today that will have you thinking about the tropics, at least it did me.

I started off by coloring the gorgeous flower from the new Wishing Happiness stamp set. This set has some beautiful, larger flowers which are great for coloring and showcasing all kinds of techniques. For my flower, I stamped it with some Dare to Be Artzy Totally Black ink and colored it with my Copic Markers. With our July challenge in mind I decided to color it with some bright yellow-greens, turquoise and pink colors. I love that with the larger flowers like this you can really get some good depth and detail in your coloring regardless of whether you are using your favorite alcohol markers or your colored pencils.

Once I’d finished coloring my flower, I was able to fussy cut it out and set it aside. Next, I stamped and colored two sets of the leaves from the Wishing Happiness stamp set. Again, I colored with my Copic markers choosing some complimentary bright colors and not the traditional colors of leaves. Who says leaves can’t be turquois and orangey-yellow right? Once I’d finished coloring them I fussy cut them out as well.

Once all of my images were colored, I was ready to move on to creating a background. I’d recently picked up a fun frame die from Reverse Confetti called Hello Square. It caught my eye because the sentiment was attached to the fun frame. The frame measures about 4 ¼ x 4 ¼.  I decided to use this die to cut a piece of my Dare 2B Artzy cardstock from the Artzy Doodles Variety Paper Pack. This paper is a gorgeous shade of teal-green which really complimented my colored images. I used the die to cut two of the frames; one from the Artzy Doodles paper and one from a piece of 80 lb white cardstock. I was excited that the polka dot edge of the Artzy Doodles paper lined up perfectly so I was able to incorporate that little polka dot border into the card design. I like the touch of variety it gives.

I wanted the hello from the die cut frame to stand out. To do that, I used a T-ruler to draw a faint pencil line along the bottom of the hello sentiment on the frame so that it would have a straight edge. I was then able to use my scissors to cut the hello off the frame. I was then able to take that hello and glue it on top of my frame that I cut from the Artzy Doodles paper.  The white hello that I’d removed from the frame worked out beautifully once I’d glued it over the attached hello cut from the Artzy Doodles paper. It is hard to tell that it was even from a separate die cut. Once the glue had dried, I used some clear Wink of Stella glitter pen over the white letters for some shimmer.

Finally, I was able to pull out my Distress Oxide inks to get inky and create a beautiful backdrop for my Dare 2B Artzy flower and the frame. I die cut a piece of 80 lb white cardstock from a square die that measured about 4 ¾ x 4 ¾.  Once cut, I used my ink blending took to sponge on and blend; Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers, onto the white cardstock. I started with the Fossilized Amber and moved my way through the colors until I had a smooth transition of color. I did go back over the Amber and Marmalade a bit more to deepen the colors. Once I was finished, I spritzed some water into my hand and flicked and dropped it onto my background to activate the ink/water magic. It created some great water drops on the background which gave it some added interest. I set it aside to let the water drops dry completely before assembling my card.

My card base measured 5 x 10 and was scored at the middle point to create a top folding card base. Once my background was dry, I added some dimensional foam to my distress ink blended square. Next, I used some 1/8 inch adhesive tape on the back of the frame and on the hello letters to make sure it would adhere to my background. The adhesive tape worked better because the sections of the frame were too narrow for any kind of glue runner and I didn’t want to have liquid glue everywhere.  I left the top portion of the H without any adhesive tape on it so that I would be able to slide my flower in underneath the sentiment.

Once I had removed all the backing from the adhesive tape, I positioned my frame over the background and made sure it was straight before pressing it down onto the background layer.  Next, with a small amount of Ranger glossy Accents added to the back of the flower and leaves; I slid my flower in under the H in hello and over the upper right corner of the frame and then tucked one set of my colored leaves behind the flower. I decided to only use one set of leaves as I felt that two would have been too much.

Finally, I added some iridescent sequins to the front of the card for some extra sparkle. I love how they reflect the many different colors on my card. I think the iridescent sequins are my new favorites.

I think with all the wonderful bright colors and the gorgeous Dare 2B Artzy flower from the Wishing Happiness my card certainly fits the July Challenge, but it turned out to have a bit of a tropical feel as well which I really love.

Don’t forget that there are a few more days left in the July Challenge so you still have some time to create something bright and submit it for your chance to win a Dare 2B Artzy stamp and Ink pad of your choice. You could even grab the stamp set I have used today and create your own tropical themed card. I’ve added a link here so you can check out all the details of the challenge: Dare 2B Artzy Challenge Bright Colors July 2017.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and it’s inspired you to do something Artzy today!

Have a great day!

Tonya

 

Good Monday to you, Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Janette here sharing with you a card featuring Butterfly Inspiration, Playful Posies Layered and Textures!

Today’s featured medium is colored pencils, and technique is creating depth using black. Don’t be afraid to venture to the dark side! A guide to complete this card is included here, but I’ve also created a YouTube tutorial that you can find near the bottom of this post.


I began by stamping the butterfly and greenery in D2BA Totally Black ink and then used Prismacolor Premier pencils in a few olive-y shades of green, plus a turqouise and a black for the leaves. Begin with the darkest green and flick with a light hand toward the outer area of the leaf. I prefer to flick away from myself, turning the piece often. It is the same motion I use with Copic markers. With each lighter color extend the color a bit further than the last. Plan to leave a touch of a white highlight at the outer edge. Then, as the final color, go back in with black, just near the stem to achieve that deep rich depth. The contrast of the black recesses the inside of the leaf where the white on the outer edge appears to bring that side forward.

The same technique is used on the butterfly. I’ve gone from red hues to yellow, while still leaving the white highlight along the edge. I’ve used a white blender pencil to get the glow in the red outer area of the wings.

I’ve used the D2BA Textures stamp set to create gold tinsel embossing in the background, a touch of stripe and added a few clear sequins for sparkle.

This was such a fun card. Catch the YouTube video tutorial below for a more in depth look and how to. You can do this!

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

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

Creatively Yours, Janette

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
I love to color.  I really love to color the FuN images from Dare 2B Artzy, like the flowers in the Flowers for Mom stamp set.
 I colored this flower with Copic markers:  R32, R35, R37, YR12, YR14, YR16, YG00, YG03, YG06, G40, G43, G46, B12, B14, B16, RV52, RV55, C1 and C3.  Lots of Copics; lots of fun!  Here’s a close up showing the detail in this beautiful flower:
 
The sentiment is a die from Dare 2B Artzy, called Love You Layer Die.  The background paper is from the Fields of Joy collection.  I finished off the card with some white pearls.
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,
Karen

Hi everyone – it’s Vicki here today.  For today’s card, I made a bright colored watercolor card.

I used Butterfly Kisses and Thinking of You with a “sketchy” type of painting using my Zig Watercolors.  I really do like the pop of color against the white, along with the look of the painting technique.  I think it’s just a fun look.

          

Meanwhile, this card does qualify for the Dare 2B Artzy’s July Challenge of bright colors.  Have you joined in our challenge?  We would love to have you play along!  You have all month to play.



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Hi, Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing a fun nail polish gift box created with the Flip Flops and Flowers For Mom stamp sets!

The box was constructed from pink cardstock and I layered navy blue D2BA pattern paper to each side; love the blue and pink color combination!

The flip-flop images were stamped in black ink and colored with markers. I layered clear glitter on top to give some sparkle and adhered a pretty pink rhinestone to each for more shine.

The sentiment “To A Special Friend” was stamped in black on coordinating pink cardstock. I layered pink glitter paper behind the sentiment and around the peek-a-boo circle opening. In addition, I made a large bow from the same pink glitter paper and added a larger pink rhinestone to the center. There is always room for extra shimmer!

Lastly, two nail polish bottles were added to complete the package. The flip-flops reminded me of painted toenails and I think this is a great gift option for the summer season!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are inspired by today’s project.

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Have a wonderful day!

 

Hi, Friends!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram.
I hope you are getting a little time to relax this summer!  Just looking at this tranquil little scene puts me in a better state of mind!

This easel card was created using two stamp sets from Dare 2B Artzy, Shine On and Flip Flops.
I began by stamping the lighthouse and the flip flops with Totally Black ink.  They were colored with the following Copic markers:
Lighthouse E30, E31,E23
BG01, B02, B05
R14, R37
C1, C3, C5
Flip Flops B00, B21, B24
BG05, BG13
R14

The background was created with Vintage Photo, Faded Jeans, Fossilized Amber, and Broken China Distress Oxides.  A few splashes of water, and I was ready to dry the background and stamp the birds and the sentiment.  After cutting out the lighthouse and flip flops with the coordinating dies, I popped up the lighthouse and flip flops with foam tape.  The dimension on the flip flops provides the easel card with the mechanism to stand up.

Just a little reminder about the July Challenge…don’t forget to link up your projects made with bright colors for a chance to win a Dare 2B Artzy stamp set and ink pad!

Happy summer and happy stamping!
Melody

Greetings!  Chris here and today I am sharing this card I created  with Dare 2 B Artzy Stamps.  I created this card for someone who needed to be reminded that they were not alone!   The card was supper quick  to create!  Just stamp and color!

I started by stamping the Happiness Blooms in the bottom left and upper right corners with my Totally Black Ink form Dare 2 B Artzy!  I then stamped my greeting from the Prayers for You stamp set.

I then colored my images!  Simple and ready to be mailed off in no time!  Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

 

 

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a fun clutch purse that holds a set of four cards. I used the amazing Paisley Bliss stamp set, Paisley paper and Totally Black ink. SO much fun!

The purse was fashioned from a single sheet of Paisley paper (it’s double-sided 12 x 12 paper) with a few simple folds. My inspiration came from a YouTube tutorial I found several months ago and fell in love with… you can see it HERE. This is the second set I’ve created and the possibilities are literally endless! I stamped the “Creativity takes courage” quote (which I absolutely love) on the front flap which I decorated with the strip from the top of the paper and some thin strips of navy blue cardstock, and a vintage button. I stamped the large paisley from the Paisley Bliss stamp set on a scrap piece of white cardstock, scanned it and cut it with my Scan N Cut, and colored it with three Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The Zig colors were pretty bright so I layered a piece of thick vellum (also cut with the Scan N Cut using the same scanned paisley shape) to mute the colors. I used this as an accent on the bottom of the flap.

This is the set of four cards, all stamped with that awesome quote and several paisley stamps, and colored with the same three Zig markers.  I even stamped and colored a small paisley on the envelopes! I added a layer of the vellum (to mute the colors), several sequins and a hand-cut flag with a tiny button to each card.

For more details and additional photos, please see my blog post at Love To Scrap 2.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, inks and papers at Dare2BArtzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

Hello to all my Dare 2B Artzy crafty pals! It’s Tonya from Krafty Enchantments. Hope your long 4th of July weekend was spectacular! Ours was pretty low key as the hubby had to work, so we hung out at home most of the weekend, took in a couple movies and had a wonderful 4th of July BBQ with my parents.

Although I didn’t get my craft room organized as planned, I did get in some crafty time and I have a fun, easy project to share with you today!

At last years Scrapbook Expo in Denver, I had purchased some stamps from another company that are made to be water colored. Recently that same company released a frame die as a companion to the square stamps. It’s made to fit them perfectly. Of course I had to have it, but like many of my products that I use, I knew that it could work for a Dare 2B Artzy project.

So today is the day to share my adorable stamped frame. I used the Art Impressions 3-D frame die to create this fun Dare 2B Artzy project. I just love how cute this turned out!

Here’s how I created this adorable project. I started off with some Dare 2B Artzy paper. Of course you can use plain, bland, boring solid color paper for this project, but why would you want to do that when you have all the fabulous patterns and colors of Dare 2B Artzy’s papers. For my frame, I chose to use the Diamond Bliss paper from the Modern Bliss collection. I cut the 12 x 12 piece down to be 6 x 6 pieces. This gave me enough room for the die to fit onto the paper.

Something to keep in mind, whatever patterned side you would like to make up the front of the frame should be placed face down against the cutting edge of the die when your run it through your die cut machine.

After cutting out the paper you simply fold along the two perforated lines on each side to create the frame. Then slide the tabs into the slots through to the back. Once through the slots, you can fold the perforated line on the tab.  I used some double sided tape from Elizabeth Craft Design to hold the tabs in place flat against the back. The double sided tape would come in handy later when I added the finished picture to the frame.

To add my Dare 2B Artzy stamped images, I cut a piece of Canson 140 lb water color paper into a 6×6 piece. The opening to the frame is 2 ½ x 2 ½ inches, which isn’t a huge amount of space. In order to figure out what stamps were going to work best, I placed the assembled frame on top of my water color paper and traced the center opening with a pencil as well as the outer edges of the finished frame. This allowed me to play around with placement of my stamps. Here’s a quick picture of what that looked like:

Initially I wasn’t sure which stamps I would use to create the picture for my frame so I got out several and began placing them into the square to see which would work best. Obviously, if you want to cover more of the entire piece, a larger stamp would work just fine.  I wanted some white space to balance out the paper on my frame. I used the Butterfly Tangle set and the flower from the Blissful Blooms set.

With my stamps arranged into my paper, I was ready to stamp them using my MISTI and some Versamark Ink. I made sure to stamp several times to get a clean impression onto my water color paper. Next, I sprinkled on the Ranger Super Fine Detail white embossing powder and heat set it.

I was now ready for a bit of water coloring on my background. I used my Zig clean color brushes to color in sections of the flower and butterfly and then used my water color brush and moving the color around a bit more to define the images. I love how fun and bright they turned out.

 

Once the images were dry, I added a bit of a subtle blue to the background to try to give it a sky feel and to further add contrast to define the white embossed images.

I added some clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle to the butterfly to give it a bit of shimmer.

Once everything was dry, I used an eraser to remove my pencil lines for the picture inside the frame and used the once on the outside to determine where to trim the paper down to.

I added some extra double sided craft tape to the inside edge of the frame to make sure it would adhere nicely to the picture.

I removed the backing to the tape and placed the completed picture in place so that it lined up with the outer edges of the back of the frame and pressed it firmly into place.

The final step was adding the die cut easel stand that comes with the 3-D Frame Die set. It cuts automatically from the negative space when you run the frame die through your machine. I folded the easel along the perforated edges of the stand and added some double sided tape to the spine edge that would be placed against my frame. The easel has one slanted end and one straight end. I placed mine so that the slanted edge would be down at the bottom, but I suppose if you wanted your picture to stand up straight you could flip it so that the straight edge was at the bottom. I lined up the bottom spine of the easel to the bottom edge of the back of the frame and then press it into place firmly. If you used a heavier cardstock or water color paper as I did, you may find that you have to tape the sides of the easel back together to get it to stand up correctly; otherwise it can be too heavy for the easel.

For a finishing touch, I added some glossy white dots to the inner corners of the frame. You could certainly go crazy with embellishments like Nuvo Drops, sequins, or even beads for this project and add a multitude of things to the finished frame. Another thought is to leave the easel off and punch a hole in the top of the frame and use it to hang your masterpiece.  Imagine what cute Christmas ornaments these would make for friends using your favorite holiday Dare 2B Artzy Stamp sets. I bet that put some crafty ideas into some of your heads. I know it did for me!!

I really hope that you have enjoyed today’s project. I had so much fun making a project which would showcase these awesome Dare 2B Artzy stamps.

Have a great day!

Hugs

Tonya

Good Monday to you, Dare 2B Atrzy friends!!

Janette here sharing with you a super cute owl in OWL Be Thinking of You!

Today’s featured technique is how to to take busy elements and combine to an eye pleasing card. White space. White space is the solution to many card issues. White space allows a place for the eye to rest between views of busy-ness. White space is what brings the card together. Whenever you are feeling like something isn’t sitting just right, or the card needs a little more, often a touch of white space is what is needed!

This owl from the Hoot Hoot stamp set is adorable. It requires only simple coloring because it is so detailed. As with many Dare 2B Artzy designs, it almost has a Zentangle type feel to it. I first stamped Hootie in Totally Black ink and then with Versamark. I heat embossed him clear. Next, I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to give him a ring of green around the pupil of the eye and blue around the edges. I blended them together with a water brush filled with clean clear water. I then went on to color the beak, body, branches and flowers. Once dry, die cut Hootie and branch.

Continue by creating a white center panel with a decorative trim edge. You could use a die from your stash, like I did here, or even add fabric lace. Wouldn’t that be pretty?!?! Stamp sentiment in Totally Black D2BA ink. Assemble from bottom to top. Folded A2 card base with Modern Bliss paper. Then pop white panel with your favorite dimensional adhesive. Apply Hootie and branch.

Let the eye be drawn to the drama of the paper and the owl. White space will get you there!

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

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

Creatively Yours, Janette

 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Are you ready for our July Challenge?

Can you even believe it is July already?  The summer seems to be flying by!

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But before we can get to the new challenge, we have our February Challenge WINNER!!

#27 Kathy Schweinfurth

Have fun shopping on our website and select ONE stamp sets and ONE D2BA Ink Pad!
Just send your address and selection to info@dare2bartzy.com by the end of the month.
Include “CHALLENGE Winner” in the subject so we don’t miss it.

Be sure to join in the fun for your chance at winning some great stamps!!

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Our July Challenge is….

“Bright Colors”

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:

Chris

Stamp(s) Used: Blissful Blooms

Leslie

Stamp(s) Used: Flip Flops

Melody

Stamp(s) Used: Wishing HappinessRestore the Soul

Janette

Stamp(s) Used: Big Bloom

Hope you have enjoyed our projects from our lovely designers!!  They’re so talented!!

Now it’s your turn!!  We’d LOVE to see what you create!!

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Some Challenge Rules:

– Our challenges are open to everyone; those entries featuring a Dare 2B Artzy image will get a second entry into the drawing! *Add D2BA to your entry title so we know you get a 2nd entry!

– Your submission must be NEW, no back linking projects.

– You must add a link to our blog in your post or mention us in your gallery.

– Leave a link to your actual blog post.

– You may enter each challenge ONLY 3 times.

We reserve the right to remove any submissions that do not follow the rules.

– Please turn off word verification so we can leave comments on your challenge entry!

 Most importantly….HAVE FUN!

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Be sure to check out all D2BA’s products here!

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!

Hi, Dare 2B Artzy Fans!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!  I am celebrating the arrival of summer by sprucing up my planner with some colorful flip flops, a cool glass of lemonade, a relaxing Adirondack chair, and a flower the color of sunshine!

I just couldn’t resist adding these adorable flip flops to my planner as flip flops are my footwear of choice for the entire summer!!!

After coloring the images with Copic markers, I added some Wink of Stella and Sakura Glaze pen accents to the straps.  Don’t those colors and sparkle just transport you to a happy place?

The Adirondack chair, flip flops, lemonade, and the “happy summer” and “hello sunshine” sentiments can all be found in the Flip Flops stamp set.  This set has coordinating dies which make it so easy to use the images on a variety of projects from cards to planners to mixed media!  The flower is from the newly released Playful Posies set.  This is a layering set so you can just stamp it…no coloring required!

I used the Happy 4th of July sentiment from the Patriotic Owl stamp set. I have put this stamp set to good use this year!  You might recognize the sentiments from this previous cascading card.

I hope you are having a fabulous summer!  I am headed back to my craft area to make another card for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Blog Hop.  Don’t forget to enter your coffee, tea, or hot chocolate themed projects for a chance to win some great prizes like those from Super Sponsor ***Dare 2B Artzy!***

Happy stamping! Melody

Hi everyone – it’s Vicki from All I Do Is Stamp.

Today, I am using the Bright Birthday and Butterfly Inspirations stamp sets.  I water colored the back panel and stamped the solid circle with some oxide ink.  I colored my butterflies with Copic markers.

I have so much fun creating with D2BA products.  The designs are just a blast to color!

 

             

I hope you enjoyed my card today.

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Hi, Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing two coffee treat boxes created with the Perfect Blend stamp set!

The first box used textured pink cardstock for the base/bow, and a pretty D2BA pattern paper for the top flap. The flowers add tons of color and really pop next to the soft pink!

The sentiment was stamped with D2BA ink and layered on gold glitter paper. The pink and green coordinate so well together and the gold adds just enough sparkle!

The second box was created using one piece of D2BA pattern paper and has a light blue textured bow on top.

The sentiment was stamped with D2BA ink and the edges were distressed to bring in more color.

Lastly, blue glitter paper and a bright blue rhinestone on the bow add shimmer and complete this design.

Both boxes are so cute and can hold two k-cups inside.

The top flap was held together with a velcro dot allowing the recipient to open/close, or reuse the box.

I hope you enjoyed this coffee themed project for today!

Tutorial

Step 1: Cut x1 cardstock to 4×12

Cut x2 cardstock to 1  3/4 x 2  1/4

Step 2: Score the large paper at 4, 6 1/4 and 10 1/4

Step 3: Score the two smaller papers at 1/2 on both short ends and on one long side.

Step 4: Cut the two scored corner sections off of the smaller paper.

Step 5: Fold all the scored lines.

Step 6: Add strong adhesive to the outside of the three scored edges.

Step 7: Attach the two small paper pieces to the large base as shown below.

Step 8: Fold up the top flap and adhere it to the two small paper pieces.

Step 9: Fold the front section up and adhere it to the two small paper pieces.

Step 10: Use velcro, or tie a ribbon to secure the top flap.

Step 11: Add x2 k-cups inside the treat box and decorate.

Hello to all of you coffee loving card makers!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram!
I am excited that Dare 2B Artzy is once again a super sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Since July is almost upon us, I decided to create a patriotic coffee card using two Dare 2B Artzy stamp sets, Perfect Blend and Cup of Cheer!

Don’t let the front of this card fool you!  Pull on the blue tab and…voila!

The cups were stamped with Totally Black Ink so I could color the images with Copic Markers!  I used the following Copics: (R14, R37, R59), (B23, B26, B99), and (C00, C3).

The stars were all created using paper punches.

The paper sizes can be found in the pdf below:
Triple Tier Slider Card

You can see a great video on how to assemble this card HERE!

Wishing you a fabulous Monday!  I hope it’s filled with great coffee!
Happy stamping…can’t wait to see what you create on the blog hop!  There are some fabulous prizes for the participants!
Melody

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!!!

Guest Designer LeeAnn, from Mimi’s Crafty Abyss, is back today to share one last card with us!!


Greetings friends and fellow crafters, LeeAnn here with a card to share with you!

 Let me tell you it has been such an honor to be chosen to work with these great stamps and dies.

For this project I have gone with using the Flip Flops stamp set.

The first thing I did was prepare my base. This was made using a White A2 size 110 lb card stock and an oval cut out, followed by a piece of Seafoam layering weight with a slightly larger cut out.

Using my stamp positioner and black ink I stamped the flip flops and the sentiment. Using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in 091 Light Gray and 003 Florescent Pink I colored the flip flops. With a few well placed enamel dots on the flip flops and the ‘…’ in the sentiment, this Clean and Simple project was complete.
I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Again, thank you to D2BA for allowing me this guest designer spot.

 

Thank you for coming by, be sure to stop by again soon!