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Hi!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram sharing my excitement about the new release from Dare 2B Artzy!
We have been giving you sneak peeks of some of the new Dare 2B Artzy products, and everything is now available for pre-order on the website!  This has to be one of the largest new releases from D2BA that I have ever seen!  You are going to fall in love with the new stamps, dies, stencils, and papers in this release!  There is something for everyone!

This card was created using two of the new floral sets, Bouquet 4 You and Blossom.  Both of these sets have matching dies and coordinating paper.

I began by stamping the flower pot image from the Bouquet 4 You stamp set with Dare 2B Artzy Totally Black ink.  I then colored the images with Copic markers.

 The sentiment was stamped from the Blossom stamp set.  The sentiments from these sets are quite versatile and allow these sets to be used for many different occasions!

While you are enjoying all of the amazing new products, don’t forget to enter your creations in the Dare 2B Artzy Winter Wonderland Challenge HERE for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice!

Happy crafting!

Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

We have Guest Designer Theresa on the Blog today sharing another lovely project!!


Hello & Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!
I’m back as Guest Designer for
Dare 2B Artzy during the month of January!
I’m just so Excited to be their Guest Designer
and I’m totally Lovin this Super CUTE
Check out what I created with it this week —
I started out by stamping the Cup & Topping images on some
Water Color paper, using my Misti Tool & some Versafine Onyx Black ink
Then I pulled out My Zig Real Brush Pens to
color up my images – I also Pulled out my
White & Clear Wink of Stella Pens to color the
Topping images – I thought they should sparkle! 
Once I got the mugs colored I thought it was time to 
pick some matching Papers & Dies —
I pulled out some Doodlebug Paper and a piece of Vellum
Then I added a couple of Rectangle Stitched dies & a Doily die
 I decided I wanted to use a stencil & make my own background – 
So I pulled this adhesive back dotted swirl stencil from my stash and 
grabbed some Distress Inks to match up with my mugs —
I did some masking off since I didn’t want the colors
all over my white cardstock piece —
Here’s a close up so you can see how I mixed the colors
together with the swirls – I tried to use different shades
of purples, blues, & grey… After I was done I
used a stitch die to cut out my cardstock – 
the final size is 3 1/4 x 4 1/2
This is my card completed – I Cut the Vellum with the Doily Die
because I wanted the swirls in the background to stand out —
It adds just enough to also make the mug Pop!
I cut a strip of grey Designer Paper and Stamped the sentiment 
with Versamark ink then Heat Embossed it with some 
Fine White Embossing powder – then I cut the ends
to give it that banner look – I also POPPED up my
Yummy Topping for just a little extra dimension – 
I had SOOOO MUCH Fun Making this card!
I can’t wait to mail it off to one of my Crafty Friends!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Good Afternoon D2BA Friends!!

As promised we are back to share our last new releases!!

There will be 4 new stamp sets added to the Totally Tracy Collection, which are designed by the talented Tracy Weinzapfel!!

Tiger Lilies


Poppy Power


Dotted Swirls


Splatter Textures


We are so excited about all the new products!

And our designers can’t wait to share some awesome ideas with you!!

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for all kinds of inspiration!

Have a lovely weekend!!!

Hello D2BA Friends!!

Happy Saturday!!  We’re back today to share some more AMAZING products with you!!

If you’re at Creativation be sure to find us!!  We’ll be in Booth 2537!!!


Home Sweet Home


Holiday Village


Alpaca Cake


Spit Happens


Alpaca Die


Teddy Bear Hugs


Teddy Bear Die


Bear Banner


Bear Banner Die


Beary Special Sentiments



Some Fun New Dies:

Happy Birthday Layer Die


Nesting Rectangle Fancy Frames Die


Double Dot Circle Framelits


Nesting Oval Scalloped Frame Dies


Trellis Background Die


So MANY fun new products!!

We’ll be sharing the new Totally Tracy stamp sets later today!!

Be sure to check back for lovely inspiration from our Artzy Designers!!

Hello D2BA Friends!!

Happy Friday!!

Are you heading to Creativation??!!

If so be sure to find us!!  We’ll be in Booth 2537!!!


We are so SUPER excited to sure our new products with you!!!

Hats Off


Hats Off Die Set


Bouquet 4 You


Fresh Picked Die Set


April Showers


Refresh the Soul


Water Pitcher Dies


Not only do this dies coordinate with the Refresh the Soul stamp set, but you can also use the die set to die cut the pitchers from our new Pitcher This pattern paper!



Shine Florals Die Set




BEE-utiful Die Set






Aren’t they lovely?!

We’ll be back tomorrow to showcase more new products!!!

Hello Dare 2B Artzy fans, Michelle Houghton here from There are new things on the horizon at Dare 2B Artzy! All sorts of beautiful new product and I get to share a couple today!

Make sure to check in on this month’s challenge Winter Wonderland! Make sure to get your art added so you have a chance at a wonderful prize.

For today I am playing with two of the new stencils! I am just creating backgrounds for now soon they will be coming cards.

I used a Copic ABS (Air Brush System) to create the soft effect on these two backgrounds. Here is a closer look at both:

Over at my blog you can even see a video of how I created these two backgrounds and two more to boot!

Thank you for stopping by for a daily dose of inspiration. Make sure to keep your eyes on the D2BA shop for all the new loveliness that is debuting this month!

For the art work I created in this post I used the new stencils, both the Wild Flower Stencil and the Wacky Boxes Stencil will be available soon so keep an eye out for them.

Have a Happy Colorful Day!


Happy Wednesday Dare 2B Artzy friends! It’s Tonya from Krafty I’m back today with a fun card featuring one of the awesome new stamp & die sets available for pre-order from Dare 2B Artzy! This set is called Spit Happens, it features an adorable Alpaca wearing a scarf, and has six sentiments and three additional images; a cactus, party hat and some wrapped packages. I am so in love with this cute little Alpaca. There is a second Alpaca stamp set that is also available with some different sentiments and a bit of variance on the Alpaca image. The set is called Alpaca Cake. They are both adorable and must have’s in my book.


Today, I have colored the Alpaca with my Soucolor Colored Pencils. I seem to be reaching for them more and more as I like the softer leads and blending capabilities of them. When I colored the Alpaca, I really was not sure about how their fur looked so I gave him some rather curly fur – as if it has had a perm LOL! I like it a lot it turned out kind of fun.

To create the curly fur I penciled in some light circles with my lightest shade of brown and then continued to build the color with a few darker shades of brown and a touch of black shading in some areas. Of course, I colored the saddle blanket and scarf with some bright fun colors.

For the cactus, I stamped about seven cactus images onto some white cardstock and did what I like to call, cheaters coloring. Cheaters coloring refers to using any quick medium to color an image or large area. This could be sponging on ink or even some quick and easy watercolor or painting. Any process allows you to put down quick & easy color. In this case, I sponged on two shades of green ink using an ink-blending tool. I could have left the images with just the sponged on shades of green, but I did go back in and add in some shading details in a few areas with my colored pencils. This just gives a bit of added color depth to the images. I ended up not utilizing all of the cactus on my finished card design, but I did set the others aside to use later on another project.

Once my coloring was completed, I was ready to cut all of the images out using the matching Dare 2B Artzy Alpaca Dies. Of course, this die set works with both of the Alpaca stamp sets that are available for pre-order.

I wanted to create a bit of a desert scene with a bright sky in the background so I sponged on several colors of ink onto some white cardstock from yellow, orange to a turquois blue, and purple, which makes for a gorgeous sunset or sunrise. I cut the finished image down to A2 size and used a piece of Kraft cardstock which I die cut to create a sort of desert floor by leaving in the bottom two pieces to create some landscape.

With those bottom two pieces, I did add some sand texture using my Spectrum Noir markers by just adding dots of ink all over the cardstock with the marker tip to give it some variation.

I ran the finished die cut Kraft cardstock through my Xyron sticker machine in order to add adhesive to the back, which makes it easier to adhere to my colorful background. I did use a glue eraser to erase any unwanted glue in places.

Finally, I added the Warm Wishes sentiment with some violet embossing powder and heat set it.

That is my fun Alpaca card for today. Hope you enjoyed it! Reminder, all of the new products are available for pre-order in the Dare 2B Artzy store under the “What’s New” section. Note, the new products will not begin shipping until February 15th.

Is anyone going to be at Creativation in Arizona this week on Jan 20-22nd? If so, be sure to visit Dare 2B Artzy at booth 2537 so you can see all the awesome new stamps, dies, paper and the fun new stencils in person! Below are some pictures of the gorgeous new papers that are being released. They are so and bright, the pictures do not do them justice. You are going to have “All the Colors & Patterns” syndrome with these.


Aren’t those stunning! The flowers remind me of my mom’s garden in the summer.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m looking forward to sharing so many more fun new Dare 2B Artzy projects with the new goodies!




Hello Dare 2B Artzy Fans!

It is Pam crafting with your today!

I am giving you another sneak peek of one of our new release stamps sets with matching dies!  It is called Refresh the Soul.  I am also sharing a new piece of our designer paper!  All of these items will be ready for preorders very soon!

Designer steps:

  1. Use a dark pink A2 card base and cut a slightly smaller piece of white card sock which I ran through a striped embossing folder.
  2. Cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of new Dare 2B Artzy designer paper then using 2 different sizes of circle dies cut out the 3 openings as shown
  3. Glue the white and DP to the front of the card
  4. Stamp the vases and color with copic markers: G43, 94, 99 – YR14, 16, 18 – BG11, 53, 57 – RV10, 32, 33
  5. Cut out the vases with the coordinating dies and pop dot to the card
  6. Stamp the sentiment and layer onto dark pink paper and pop to card front

Please stop and visit us all this month for more sneak peeks of these new and awesome products!!  You will not be disappointed!!



Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Friends!!

Please help us give a warm Welcome to this month’s Guest Designer….she is so sweet and very talented!!!


Hi! I’m Theresa and I live in Southern Utah with my sweet husband  –  We have 3 amazing boys and I started crafting when my oldest started Kindergarten – that was over 20 years ago! Seems like yesterday sometimes! LOL I started with scrapbooking but found that I like making cards way more!
I also have a second love which is home decor projects! I like to paint them & vinyl them up with fun sayings! If I’m not in my craft room (which is all the time) you’ll find me in my kitchen because baking & cooking are some of my other loves – I’m Excited & Honored to be Guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy amongst these beautiful and talented ladies!


Hello & Happy Sunday Crafty Friends!
Today is a HUGE honor for me as I’m Guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy this Month! EEK!
You have no idea how excited I am to be doing this!
Anyway, They have a wonderful Challenge that started last Sunday
The theme is Winter Wonderland!
 Here’s what I created to inspire you to play along:
I just LOVE how this card turned out!
I’m using the adorable stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy called Cup of Cheer!!
I really like how the sentiment matches up perfectly with my card design!
I stamped my cup on some Watercolor paper and colored it with my Zig Real Brush Pens.
I created the steam by stamping on Vellum with versafine Onyx black ink then
heat embossing it with some Fine Black embossing powder! 
Then I fussy cut around the steam and attached it with a quickie glue pen!
This is gonna be a great card to send to one of my crafty friends!
I look forward to seeing what you create!

Have a Fabulous Day!!


Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Dare 2B Artzy has some GORGEOUS new stamps coming out.  They will be ready for pre-order very soon!  Today, I used the NEW April Showers to create this pretty thank you card!  Making it sure brightened my day.

She’s so stinkin’ cute!  I used the following Copic markers to color her:
Clothes and Umbrella:  G12, G14, BG53, BG57, Y23, Y26, C7, W3
Hair:  E21, E23, E25
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, BV00
Water:  B000, B00, B02
Here’s a close-up:
The beautiful paper is from the Modern Bliss Collection.  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 D2BA friends!

Tasha here with a sneak peek of the new Hats Off stamp set!

For my project, I created a fun baseball themed birthday card perfect for any sports fan! The baseball and bat were stamped in D2BA black ink and cut with coordinating dies. I love sets that have matching dies; it makes cardmaking so quick!

The sentiment selected was “To The Birthday Boy” and it was stamped in white pigment ink. I wanted to keep the background dark and masculine, so I decided to stamp the greeting right on to the charcoal cardstock. This font also has a wood-like detail that totally adds a texture look.

Lastly I used the new Ball Caps double-sided pattern paper for the outer frame to add color and complete the design!

I hope you enjoyed a peek at the new Hats Off stamp set and are inspired to create a baseball themed project!

Click HERE to visit the D2BA shop!

Happy Monday!
It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness and Instagram hoping that you are staying warm on this cold Ohio morning!

Dare 2B Artzy is getting ready to release some fabulous new products, and I am excited to share a sneak peek from one of the new sets with you today!  New products will be available for pre-order today and will be shipping on February 15, 2018!

This card uses the soon-to-be-released Hats Off stamp set.
I love the versatility of this new set as it can easily be used to create masculine or feminine cards!  For today’s card, I chose to go the feminine route!
After stamping the hat images to create masks, I stamped the center image with Dare 2B Artzy’s Totally Black ink.  This ink is Copic friendly!

I then masked off the center hat and stamped the hats on both the immediate right and left.  Next, I masked those hats and finished by stamping the remaining star-studded hats.  Then it was time for a little coloring!  I used the following Copic marker combinations, but any coloring medium would work!
(B23, B26, B99), (YG03, YG17, YG99), (Y17, YR04, YR09), and (RV02, RV04, RV09)

I stamped the sentiment with Midnight Blue ink and cut out the panel with the stitched rectangle included in the Leaf Background Die set.

I love these hats so much that I had to stamp another one on the inside of the card!  Check out the stamp set below to see all the images and sentiments included with the set.  The fun multiplies exponentially as there are matching dies and even matching paper!  The dies will also cut out the hats on the coordinating paper!

Don’t forget to enter the January Challenge!  You could be the lucky winner of a stamp set and ink pad!

We would love to see your creations on Instagram!  If you post cards using D2BA products, be sure and use #dare2bartzy so we can be inspired by your creativity!

Happy stamping and stay warm!

 Hello D2BA Friends!!

Happy New Year!!

Are you ready for our first challenge of 2018?


Before we can get to the new challenge, we have our December Challenge WINNER!!

#42 Shirley 

What a beautiful card!!!  Thanks for sharing with us!!!

Have fun shopping on our website and select ONE stamp sets and ONE D2BA Ink Pad!
Just send your address and selection to 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!!


Our January Challenge is….

“Winter Wonderland”

Here are the beautiful projects from our Artzy Designers:






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!!


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!


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

Now Go Get Artzy…We Dare You!!

Hello Dare 2B Artzy fans! Michelle Houghton from here to share a little crafty inspiration today.

I am creating 2 cards this week I’ll share one today and then you need to come back on Sunday to see all the details on our new challenge!

Here are 2 quick peeks at my card today:

I stamped several snowflakes from the “Snowflake Wishes” set using my Copic markers

I then trimmed them into strips and added them to my card base of beautiful Dare 2B Artzy papers.

Simple and sweet, my kind of card. As a bonus head over to my blog – and catch a video of the full process!

Thank you for joining me today, make sure to stop by the Dare 2B Artzy shop to see all the wintery fun and more available for your crafting fun.

For this project I used the following products:



Happy New Year! Happy everything! It’s  Tonya from Krafty I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. I had a very nice Christmas spent with family and friends. I even enjoyed a solid week away from work with minimal interruptions which was a treat.

I’m here to share a sneak peek of some exciting new releases coming out in February for Dare 2B Artzy. Talk about Happy Everything!! I’m so excited for all of the new releases. There are lots of fun new goodies coming out and you’re going to love it!

I won’t keep you waiting any longer. My card today features one of the beautiful new flower bouquets all tied up with a ribbon. This stamp set is called Bouquet 4 You. I love wildflower bouquets. This one is so beautiful for its mix of flowers which also makes it fun to color because you can have a variety of colors in the bouquet.

I colored the flowers using my Soucolor pencils (available on Amazon) and used a blending stump and a touch of Gamisol to blend.

Once colored I fussy cut the flowers out and set them aside.

I also used a sentiment, Happy Everything and printed it to some cardstock and then foiled with some Wild Lilac therm-o-web foil (which is now my new favorite foil color – it’s so pretty!!).

My sentiment was cut to a strip of 3 inches by 1 ½ inches and placed over the center of the card. My flower bouquet was layered on top using some dimensional foam.

I added some sequins to the card for some added sparkle. My finished card measures 3 ½ inches by 4 3/8 inches so it’s a cute, petite card that’s suitable for most any occasion or just a quick hello to a friend.

This new release of goodies from Dare 2B Artzy are chalk full of awesome! There are stamps, gorgeous new 12 x 2 papers and beautiful stencils. I believe there will be some matching dies as well. The new release items should be available for PRE-ORDER in the Dare 2B Artzy store soon. Pre-orders will ship on 2/15.

Lots of reasons to celebrate in the New Year and I can’t think of a better reason than new stamps from Dare 2B Artzy!

Hope you have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!




Good Morning Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

Happy New Year to everyone!  

Hello it is Pam creating with you today! We have a new release coming very soon so I thought I would give you a sneak peek! This Alpaca Set is so much fun and very versatile!  There are lots of playful  sentiments and small stamps that add to the fun!

Design Steps:

  1. Stamp and color the Alpaca, cactus, presents, and cake. Color all of the pieces with copic markers
  2. Cut the pieces with the coodinating dies
  3. Use an A2 white card base, cut a slightly smaller piece of navy card stock and glue it to the card front. Next cut out a piece of DP from the Doodle Variety Pack at 4 x 5 1/4.  Glue it to the navy card stock
  4. Cut out the frame and pop it up to the card front.  Then pop up all of the pieces and add the sequins

Make sure you come back to visit us for more sneak peeks!!



Merry Christmas from all of us at Dare 2B Artzy!

We hope you have a magical holiday season with all your friends and family!!





We look forward to sharing more lovely projects with you in the New Year!!

Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends! It’s Tonya from Is everyone ready for Christmas? If you are, I envy you. My shopping is done, but I still have all of the wrapping to do and I’m still working on last minute Christmas cards.

I thought since I had a fun Christmas card using the Dare 2B Artzy Family Stockings stamp and die set that I’d pop in today to share my card with you.

I’m a huge fan of foiling. I love to use foil to embellish and add sparkle to my cards. You may feel like you’re limited with foil to only being able to use pre-designed foil templates to create your foil designs. The pre-designed templates are typically black & white cardstock with a black pattern, design or sentiment on them that when you run through your foiling machine will allow the foil to stick to the design.  Some of the designs really make for beautiful cards.

However, there’s so much more that you can do with foils if you start looking at your stamps. If you have a scanner and a cheap laser printer you can foil anything you can scan and print to your laser printer. I know some of you may be thinking that it would be expensive. I purchased my Canon Laser Printer for $35-$40 and I saw them on sale during Black Friday at Walmart for the same price. For my scanner, I have the ink jet printer/scanner combo and I’ve seen them for around $50 on sale for a Canon Pixma. If you don’t have a scanner or laser printer, you could also go to your local Office Depot or Office Max and use their equipment for a small fee.

To create a foiled stamp you need to pick an image that has some details on it but you don’t want the image to be too small. First, stamp the image onto some white cardstock using a crisp black ink like Dare 2B Artzy’s Totally Black Ink.  You’ll want to make sure that the ink is dry before you scan the image as you don’t want to get black ink on your scanner glass. With the ink dry, you can now scan the image to your computer.

You can now print the scanned image on your laser printer onto some cardstock. I used 80lb Neenah cardstock to print my stockings on.

Now you can die cut the images if you’re doing different colors like I did or you can just cut the cardstock down so that it will fit through your foiling machine. I used the Anna Griffin Minc machine, but I understand that laminators will also work for foiling as well as long as they have a variable temperature setting. I let my Minc warm up, put the setting on 5 and waited until the green light stopped blinking to let me know it was warm enough.

I placed my stockings into a piece of heavy cardstock folded in half. I like to use 80lb paper or higher to create a folder to put my images in to be foiled. The reason for the heavy cardstock is that it keeps the folder from becoming creased in the foiling machine. If the folder gets creased your images may come out with a crease line through them as well.

I cut a piece of foil just big enough to cover each of the stockings. I used Therm o Web foil in Grass Green, Red Velvet and Turquois Sea. The foil is placed over the images with the shiny side up and the dull side covering the images to be foiled.

Once my machine was warm enough, I ran the folder with the images through the machine. When it comes out of the machine. I place the folder on my crafting desk and run my fingers over the outside of the folder and then on the inside over the foiled images. I don’t know if it helps but I like to believe that it helps seal the foil to the image.

Once the foil cools, I carefully peel back the foil from each of the stockings. They look so amazing! I love that the foil picks up all the detail of the Dare 2B Artzy Family Stocking stamps.

I put my card together using some Dare 2B Artzy Holly Days paper collection and layered up the stockings over some white die cut strips. I added a button and some bakers twine in red for some dimensional details along with some green pearls.

Foiling with your existing stamps is a great way to stretch your stamps and get more uses out of them other than just coloring, inking. This technique would work really well with background stamps, border stamps and regular stamped images. I highly recommend it.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and are inspired to try out some foiling using your stamps.

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas. Reminder that we still have our Sprit of the Season Challenge going on through 12/31 so there’s still time to submit your cards for the challenge.







Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
I’ve got a houseful of men.  Four sons!  Well, actually two are biologically mine and two are step-sons, but it’s still a whole lotta boy.  Making masculine cards isn’t easy, but I think I did good on this card using the Hoot Hoot and Texture A stamp sets to make this:
Love those owls!  They are a hoot!  To make this card, I stamped one of the texture stamps onto Kraft card stock with VersaMark and wet embossed with Ranger gold embossing powder.  I hadded some Fossilized Amber and Peeled Paint distress oxide inks and sprayed with a bit of water to blend.  I also splashed a little Vintage Photo distress oxide ink onto the card.  I colored the owl with Copic markers:  G40, G43, Y26, Y28, E41, and E42.  Here’s a close-up:
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,

Today I made my card to enter into the Coffee Lover’s Hop.  [Dare 2B Artzy is a sponsor, and it my pleasure that I get to design for them!]

I sponged my background with distress inks, and sprinkled a little water for spots.  I also used some white gel pen to add more “snow”.  I used the Winter Plaid Paper for my punched trees, and used the [so fun] Perfect Blend stamp set and matching coffee cup die.  The sentiment is from Bright Birthday.

I think my card will be perfect for the hop – bright, cheerful and Christmasy!

Are you playing in the Coffee Lover’s Hop?  D2BA has all the Coffee Sets on sale at 10% off!

See you next time~