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Think Happy Thoughts & Bunnies

Hi there Dare 2B Artzy fans! Today I’m sharing a fun card I made using the Raggity Rabbit stamp set from the 2017 New Releases.

I just adore this stamp set. When I was younger I used to have a pet rabbit that we named, Harvey after the Jimmy Stewart movie which I love. I’ve always loved bunnies – they’re just too cute and cuddly and the Dare 2B Artzy Raggity Rabbit is no exception.

In creating this card, I had to create a mask so that the basket stamp would appear behind the eggs. This mask was very simple to make since it only consisted of making a mask for the eggs. The thing to remember when layering objects in stamping is that the object that will be in the very front is what you need to mask. Sometimes that’s hard to remember so it’s always good to lay out your stamps or even stamp on a piece of scrap paper to see what stamps will need a mask. Laying out my images before I stamp is always key for me as I’ve accidently masked the wrong thing and had to start over.

In this case, I created a mask for the foremost egg and the one behind it because my basket would be in the background. Normally you create a mask for each object that will be in front of something else. I created a mask using a Post-it note because my stamped images were smaller. You can use anything with a sticky back that can be easily removed without tearing the paper your image is stamped onto to create a mask. I stamped the egg image twice on the front of the Post-it note so that it was near the top edge where it was sticky underneath. I fussy cut both images.

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Next I cut a piece of white 110lb cardstock down to 4 ¼ x 4 and used a scalloped edge border die and placed it at an angle to create the cute scallops on the bottom edge.

I placed my precut piece of white cardstock into my MISTI and then used my basket stamp and egg masks to figure out how I wanted them centered or off center on my cardstock. Once I had the placement, I removed the basket stamp and just stamped the egg once. I made sure to blow on the ink to be sure it was dry before placing one of my Post-it note egg masks over the stamped image so that I wouldn’t accidently smudge the ink. I also wanted to make sure that my egg was fully covered with the mask I created so that when I stamped the second egg, I wouldn’t corrupt my first image. With the first mask in place, I stamped the second egg so that it would now appear behind the first egg.

To stamp the basket I had to place both Post-it masks over each egg. Now when I stamped the basket it would appear to be behind the eggs. Once again, using the MISTI, I positioned my basket stamp with the masks over each egg. When I was happy with the position I closed the door on the MISTI and picked up the stamp with the cover of the MISTI and inked it up using the Dare 2B Artzy black ink. I closed the cover and pressed the stamp making sure to put good pressure where the egg masks would meet my stamp so that I’d get a crisp impression. The nice thing about the MISTI is that if you don’t get a good impression, you have your stamp positioned and can just re-ink and re-stamp.

Once finished, I removed my masks and was now ready to color the images. I colored the images with my Copics using the following colors for the basket and eggs:

B2, B4, B6

RV02, RV04, RV06, RV99

Y04, Y06, Y08

V1, V12, V15

E23, E25, E27

G02, G05

Next, I stamped the adorable Raggity Rabbit and fussy cut him out. I also colored him with my Copics using the following colors: E51, E53, E55, E57, E59, RV21 and YR01

To complete the different layers for the card front I used the scalloped border die again and cut some different colors of card stock at opposing angles and then stamped the two sentiments, “Think Happy Thoughts” which I heat embossed with blue on the light blue cardstock and then the “Some Bunny Loves You” which I heat embossed with white on the dark blue cardstock.

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Initially, I had left the Kraft cardstock blank but decided the layer needed something so I stamped the cute carrot with the Dare 2B Artzy black ink and colored it with my Copics as well using the following colors: G02, G05 and Y38, YR16 and YR07. I always love the end result of coloring on Kraft paper with Copics. 

I adhered all of my layers together and then added my fussy cut raggity bunny. I wanted to dress up my bunny before I put him onto the card so I added a small bow to his neck as well.

For a finishing touch I added some iridescent sequins to my card front.

For now, I didn’t add a sentiment to the inside, but I really think this card could be used for any occasion including Birthday, Easter or just a love note to let someone know you care.

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It’s the start of a new month – whew, where does the time go?? It’s already March!! Didn’t we just celebrate New Year’s? It seems like it was yesterday.

As you know with the start of a new month we will  have a new challenge starting Sunday, March  5th so be sure to check back here on the Dare 2B Artzy blog for all the details on this month’s challenge theme. I know the Design Team has some amazing projects lined up to inspire you and encourage you to play along in the challenge this month. My card sort of touched on the theme for this month. Can you guess what it is???

I hope you enjoyed today’s card. You can find the Dare 2B Artzy supplies that were used in the links below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs

Tonya

The Perfect Blend

Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com 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!

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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!

tasha

I can’t expresso how much you bean to me!

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!

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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!

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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!
Melody

Thanks a Latte

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!!
Blessings
Pam

Who’s Having a Birthday????

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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??

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Hope you are inspired to get stamping!

Everything Real

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.
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 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:
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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,
Karen

A Colorful Inspired Card

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.

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

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

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I made a lot of extras for future use.

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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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Perk Up with GDT Pam

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!

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Here are the designer steps:

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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!

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

Take Care and Blessings

Pam

Purrrfect Birthday

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!

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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.

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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


 

Blog Hop Winner

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….

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Congrats!!!

Please visit our website, and choose one stamp set and ink pad of your choice!  Then send your address and selction to info@dare2bartzy.com 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!

 

New Product Blog Hop

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!!!

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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!!

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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.

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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 

Janette

Tracy

Kendra

Leslie

Karen

Melody

Chris

Vicki

Tasha

Cindy – Dare 2B Artzy

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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!!

All you need is LOVE & HOT COCOA

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a love-themed card created in traditional red with a pop of yellow and orange. I used the awesome Cup of Cheer stamp set along with the coordinating Mug die, Totally Black ink and Artzy Doodles Pomegranate paper (from the Variety Pack).

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I had such a good time putting this card together! I felt like it needed some hearts so I started with a large inlaid die cut heart on the front which I backed with yellow cardstock, then added the die cuts, the fun patterned strip from the edge of the Artzy Doodles paper and the sentiment. Oh, and we can’t forget the sequins! I do love sequins!

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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

Gifting Crafts

Hi there crafty friends! I’m back on the Dare 2B Artzy blog today with a fun project that would make a great gift to give someone and you can customize it numerous ways to suit the recipient.

I started by creating a thin box using some of the gorgeous new Dare 2B Artzy paper from the Fields of Joy collection. This one is the Butterflies paper.  You can get the entire Fields of Joy paper pack which is 16 pieces or if you just like a particular paper, like the Butterflies you can simply order the ones you like.

A quick search of the internet will result in a plethora of different shapes and sizes of paper box templates. The template for my box came from Gina K Designs and uses a piece of paper that is 8 ½ x 11. Scoring the paper as follows:

LONG SIDE (11 inches): Scored at 3 inches, 3 ½ inches and 8 inches and 8 ½ inches.

SHORT SIDE (8 1/2 inches): Scored  at ½ inch, 1 inch, 7 ½ inches and 8 inches.

Once you have all of your score lines done, you’ll want to turn the paper so that it’s facing portrait with the short side along the top. At the 3 ½ inch horizontal score line from the top you’ll want to make a 1 inch cut into the second vertical score line from either side. Turning your paper, you’ll cut down from the top at the 1 inch and 7 ½ inch score lines. I’ve taken a picture of a piece of kraft cardstock with the score lines on it so you can see for reference. Then on the left side I’ve made the cuts at the appropriate score lines for reference as well.  You’d make the same cuts at the 7 ½ inch score line at the top and bottom as well.

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With all my scoring and cutting done, I was ready to assemble my little box with a sturdy permanent adhesive and set it aside. The finished size of the box is 6 ½ x 4 ½. I really loved that the finished box has patterned paper on the inside as well. It’s kind of a nice touch to open the box and see the beautiful butterflies.

For the inserts that would go into my box, there were lots of options. You could create many different types of templates or even just a nice set of cards to go into the box. I decided on recipe cards.

 For my cards, I wanted to save a bit of time by using a pre-made recipe card template. There were so many styles to choose from but I finally settled on one that I found from www.feelingsomelove.blogspot.com. I liked this style because they allowed a lot of space to write the ingredients and the recipe instructions. The cards measure 6 inch x 4 inches.

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I added some little strips of patterned paper from the Dare 2B Artzy fields of Joy collection again. You could easily add some stamped images and color them or add some die cut images to dress up the recipe cards as much or as little as you like.

I wanted to add a fun element to my little recipe card pack so I created some page markers. I figured these clever little page markers would be a nice add on for the recipient to mark the pages in a cookbook or even when browsing a magazine that had an interesting recipe. They could also be used as planner bookmarks.  

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To create my bookmarks, I stamped and colored 3 of the new owls from the Dare 2B Artzy Hoot Hoot stamp set. Once they were colored, I cut them out using my Brother Scan-n-cut machine. I created a second outline of each owl by tracing them onto some scrap white cardstock and cutting out the traced image as well. Once they were cut I was able to glue into place a paperclip between the front image and the back, making sure to use a good liquid adhesive to hold them together. I used the rubber coated paperclips as I figured it would hold better than the metal ones – plus they come in fun colors.

I needed to add a closure to my card box. I went back and added some grommets to the back flap and bottom using a Crop-A-Dile. With the grommets in place I was able to thread my orange ribbon through the holes to form a tie closure.

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On the front side of the box, I added another colorful Dare 2B Artzy paper from the Fields of Joy set. This one is called Owls & Flowers. I just love these colors together as they’re so eye catching.

For the front label I printed the word Recipes onto some white cardstock using a laser printer. I cut the piece down using a fancy cut die and ran it through my MINC foiling machine with some pink foil so that the word Recipe would have a nice pink shimmer to it. I die cut a second piece of blue cardstock with a larger fancy cut die and layered both onto the front of the box. I added some dimensional dots in white as an accent.

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As I mentioned, you could customize this gift to suit most anyone. You could create a box of cards to be used for journaling and decorate them with stamps or even cut out the gorgeous flowers from some of the Dare 2B Artzy papers and use them to embellish the contents. Have a friend that likes to color? You could stamp some fun Dare 2B Artzy images onto cardstock and add in a small box of colored pencils for a coloring project on the go. Lots of possibilities for creating unique gift ideas for almost anyone.

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Hope this has inspired you to make some crafty gifts to share.

Please stay tuned to the blog as we’re having a fun HOP this weekend to introduce the new Dare 2B Artzy DT. In addition to a prize, there’s going to be a special discount available just for the HOP. However, you’re going to have to hop along to find out the discount code. You’re going to love what we have in store for you!! Lots of inspiration from some amazingly talented ladies!

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs

Tonya

Purrrfect Birthday Card

Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends!

Tasha here from CraftyPinkPixie.com sharing a fun birthday card created with the Purrfect Day stamp set.

This set is super adorable and is perfect for this month’s “All You Need is Love” Challenge.

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To create this card, I selected the cute cat and mouse stamps and the “Just Fur You!” sentiment. I also used a masking technique to create the pretty watercolored background!

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After removing the masking, I painted the images and embellished with white gel pen and clear glitter. To add more sparkle, I attached a clear rhinestone to the cat’s bow and added scalloped blue glitter paper with coordinating rhinestones to the top corners; love all the bling!

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To complete the project, I layered the card on some fun pink heart pattern paper, dark purple card stock, and used a pastel pink card base. I also stamped “Hope Your Birthday is PURRRfect!” inside the card with Wild Orchid Ink.

I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to create with the sweet Purrfect Day stamp set!

To participate in the All You Need is Love Challenge click HERE!

Click HERE to visit the D2BA Shop!

Have a wonderful day,

-Tasha

Hug in a Mug Explosion Card

Hello, Dare 2B Artzy Friends!  It’s Melody from Handmade Card Happiness!
This month’s challenge is All You Need is Love, but my husband and friends think you need something else, too!  COFFEE!
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This card was made using two of the NEW RELEASES from Dare 2B Artzy…Hug in a Mug and Coffee and Jesus.  The image was stamped with Totally Black Hybrid Ink and colored with Copic Markers.  This fun set has a coordinating die that makes cutting out the images a breeze!
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The inside of the card explodes with a fun sentiment, another mug, and hearts galore!  You could easily attach a gift card to the inside for that special coffee lover in your life!  I chose the D2BA Blue Sky paper because I thought it looked like steam emanating from that deliciously hot cup of coffee!
If you would like to see how to make this explosion, check out the YouTube video here.
Enter your love themed card here at the All You Need is Love Challenge for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice!  We would love to see your creations on Instagram, too!  Use #dare2bartzy so we can see all of your wonderful creations!

Sending you hugs on a cold Ohio day,
Melody

Journey with GDT Pam

Good Morning Dare 2B Artzy Fans!

I am thrilled and very honored to be a guest hostess for this wonderful creative company Dare 2B Artzy!!  

First a little about myself:

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My name is Pam MacKay and I live in South Carolina with my hubby and big yellow lab.   We are new to South Carolina and are trying to get use to the humidity! We spent 38 years in Southern California and I must say that is the best climate in America.  I am a recently retired teacher and the only thing I miss is the kids! 

I absolutely love my paper crafting hobby in particular card making.  I have been making cards for over 15 years and I just can’t seem to get enough!  My style is usually very layered but I also love the clean and simple look.  I spend a lot of time up in my women’s cave but I do have to go down stairs to feed the hubby on occasion!

I will be doing 3 projects in the month of February so I hope you stop by the whole month!

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This Z card is using the stamp set called Hot Air Balloon!

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I would like to share the steps for this bright and festive card!

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  1. Start by using a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of white card stock score at 2 3/4 inches and 5 1/2 inches.                       IMG_0100
  2. Cut yellow card stock 1 piece 4 x 5 1/4 and 2 pieces 4 x 2 1/2 set aside.
  3. Cut blue card stock 1 piece 3 3/4 x 5 and 2 pieces 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 stamp all the blue pieces with the  cloud using versa mark ink.  (Tip: when I stamped the clouds I placed the pieces right next to each other to get a consistent look) Emboss with white embossing powder.
  4. Glue the blue cloud panels to the yellow layer and then attach to the card.                                                IMG_0106
  5. Cut an 11 x 1 1/2 inch piece of white card stock and score at 5 1/2 and 8 1/4.
  6. Cut yellow card stock 1 piece 1 1/4 x 5 1/4 and 2 pieces 2 1/2 x 1 1/4  run through embossing folder and glue the yellow card stock to the white and attach to card.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               IMG_0110
  7. Stamp the 3 balloons and color with copics: E15, 13, 18 – Y11, 15, 17 – YR14, 18 – R29, 32, 59 cut the balloons out using the coordinating dies.  Stamp the sentiments and layer on blue for the front and  just on white for the inside of the card.IMG_0108
  8. Glue the large balloon to the strip of yellow and pop the smaller balloons to the front and inside of the card as shown.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you try a Z fold card soon!

Blessings

Pam

Let Hope be Your Lighthouse

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Hi Chris here today and I am excited to share this uplifting card created with the brand new Hope Lighthouse Dare 2 Be Artzy stamp set!  This amazing set is now available in the store.

Here is a close up of this amazing stamp set.

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After stamping this image with my Dare 2 Be Artzy Totally Black ink, I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir Markers.  After matting my images onto blue cardstock, I paired this stamp set with the Blissful Bloom papers to create a bold nautical feel for my lighthouse. You can see how these colors just pop!

 

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Hope you are inspired to get stamping!!!

Fun Heart

Welcome Dare 2B Atrzy fans!!

Kendra here from Luv 2 Scrap N Make Cards to share a fun project with you!!

My card today goes along with our monthly challenge “All You Need Is Love“!  Originally we were going to just have a “Heart” challenge, but there aren’t too many D2BA heart stamps, so we wanted to open up the challenge a little more for the designers and followers, so everyone could be as creative as possible and not feel limited to just hearts.

But I am here today to share a little fun idea with you in cases where you would want a heart stamp but don’t have one!

Why not create your own looking heart stamp!

So I started by collecting some supplies!

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I cut my card base, along with a few layers.I then took a piece of thin printer paper and ran it through my Big Shot, along with a heart die!  I decided to create a heart template!  The start to creating my own heart stamp!!

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I then placed my template I just created on my white cardstock layer and added painters tape around the edges to hold the two pieces of paper in place!

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Now it’s time to have some fun!  Be as creative as you wish!!

For my card today I decided to feature the Love Stackable stamp set!  I decided I wanted the “LOVE” from the “All you need is Love” sentiment to by my main focus! So I used a piece of post-it note to mask part of the sentiment!  Then stamped the “Love” in Pomegranate Ink to my heart!

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I decided to keep the sentiment straight, but it would look great at an angle as well!  Continue with any other sentiments you would like!  The remaining sentiments I stamped, I decided to just stamp with TotallyBlack Ink!

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Before I took of my template, I decided to use a light pink distress ink around the heart edges, to make it pop off my card layer more!

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I think it looks so cool!! The possibilities are endless!

Here is my finished card:

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I left it nice an simple!

I decided to quickly have a little fun with another heart template, but this time using the Happiness Blooms stamp set! Check it out:

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How cool is that heart?!  I love it!!

So much fun!!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Be sure to check back for more amazing inspiration!

Have an ARTZY day! 

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Adore Forever

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.  Today, I’m using the Totally Tracy Vines of Love Stamps and coordinating chipboard (offered through Totally Tracy).  Here’s what I did for a Valentine’s Day card:
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 The background is done with a couple stencils and distress ink in Walnut Stain and Festive Berries.  The little words are from a Tim Holtz word page.  I stamped the “leaves” in Mowed Lawn and painted the flower with picket fence crackle paint with a Nuvo Drop / Stickles center.  I added some Nuvo drops, twine and a key for embellishment.  I simply LoVe this card….even if I do say so myself.  haha
Here’s a close up:
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This card is also GrEaT inspiration for the “All You Need is Love” challenge this month.  Have you entered?  Go ahead, enter – I dare you!
Also, 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

A Little Box of Cards

Hi All – Vicki Dutcher here from All I Do Is Stamp.  This is my first post here on the D2BA blog, and I hope you enjoy it.

Here is the finish project;

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I love making tiny cards as gifts for my friends.  They are easy, and so cute!

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I used some of the beautiful, in-house papers that Cindy carries; In Bloom Paper Pack, and In Bloom Collection Paper Pack.

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While the cards are pretty self explanatory in making, I did use the following sets for my sentiments; Bright Birthday, Blissful Blooms, Spring into Life, Sunshine Sentiments, Thinking of You.

However, I do have the directions for making the box to hold them.

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1 – square card stock 7.5″ by 7.5″ – score 2″ on all 4 sides.  Using scissors, cut on score line in each corner to create a flap.  Add adhesive, and form the box.

1 – square card stock 5 5/8 – score 1# on all 4 sides. Using scissors, cut on score line in each corner to create a flap.  Add adhesive, to form the lid.

1 – square designer paper 3″ by 3″ – adhere to the lid.  Decorate however you would like.

1 – strip of designer paper 1.75″ x 12 –  Adhere and wrap around the base of the box. [Optional]

For  a more detailed [with photos] step by step, you can go HERE.

I hope you enjoyed my first post — I’ll be here a couple of times a month~

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