Posts filed under: Dare 2B Artzy Inspiration

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!

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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!




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.







Hi D2BA Friends!
Tasha here with a coffee themed Thank-You card created with the super fun “Perk Up” stamp set!

I love coffee themed stamps and this one is a great choice to use in a project for the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

To create this card, I stamped the cute heart cup in black D2BA ink and colored it with markers. I used the same ink to stamp the steam and sentiment on the bright white cardstock.

The cup was adhered with foam tape to add some texture and I added a little blue ink on the steam to bring in more color.

To bring in even more color, I layered a piece of D2BA pattern paper on top of a pretty turquoise frame. The blue pops and really works well with the blue used on the mug.

Lastly, to complete the design, I layered the card on a metallic copper card base and added glitter and white gel accents to the stamped images. I think this Clean & Simple style is a perfect way to thank someone special!

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Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Greetings!  Chris here and today I am sharing a scrapbook page I created.  I always take tons of pictures at Christmas but then struggle to scrap them after the holidays are over!  But I love adding stamping to my scrapbook pages!

Supplies needed include:

D2BA Tis the Season – Red Sweater paper (B side)

D2BA Tis the Season Stamp Set

D2BA Merry Christmas Layer Die

D2BA Ornament Die Set

D2BA Pomegranate Ink

Letter stickers

white, red and green card stock

gold wire cording

I started by matting my  D2BA Tis the Season – Red Sweater paper (B side) onto green card stock.


I cut a large red banner and stamped the flower from the D2BA Tis the Season Stamp Set with  D2BA Pomegranate Ink randomly over the banner.  I matted the banner onto white card stock and added to my background. I added my matted photos on top of the banner.

I die cut Christmas for my title using the D2BA Merry Christmas Layer Die.

I then cut ornaments using my D2BA Ornament Die Set. and then stamped the images with D2BA Tis the Season Stamp Set and D2BA Pomegranate Ink.

I added the ornaments to my page adding a wire bow to the ornmanents.

I finished the page by adding “wonder” with letter stickers and adding journaling and gold cording to top and bottom of the page!   I hope this inspires you to use your stamps on your scrapbook pages!

Hello Dare 2B Artzy fans! It is Michelle Houghton here from with a little inspiration for your Thursday. You probably have seen a few colored poinsettia flowers and crafts around here lately. I sure have and I am loving them all so much that I had to jump in and color one up for myself! Before I show you the pretties make sure you check in on this month’s challenge and get your submission entered so you have a chance at some goodies!

December Challenge: Spirit of the Season

Now here are some peeks at what I created!


I used Copic markers to color up this embossed version of the Poinsettia in my sketchbook.


And here are the colors I used:

The real treat is I videoed the whole process and if you would like to see you can find the link over at my blog at!

To see all the wonderful D2BA products make a quick run through the store AND make sure to add a Poinsettia Tangle to your cart 😉

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hope your week is filled with crafty goodness!



Hello and happy Wednesday everyone! Can you believe there are only 18 more shopping days until Christmas! Are you ready? If you are not, you are in good company! I like shopping for gifts, but I really dislike wrapping. I need a group of elves to come help me in that department. Wonder if Santa could lend me a couple?

Today I wanted to share a fun card that is so easy to put together using the fun Dare 2B Artzy Christmas bulb and scripty Christmas sentiment die from the Merry Christmas Layer Die set. It really plays into our December challenge theme, Spirit of the Season.

The Dare 2B Artzy Christmas bulb is a single bulb die cut and the little topper that goes on it, which is very nice because you can really do a multitude of things with it. For my card today, I wanted it to appear to be Christmas lights strung up along a pine bough.

I started by cutting a piece of black cardstock with a stitched rectangle die that was 4 x 5. Then I used a diagonal stitched die to cut that piece of black cardstock at an angle. It cut out a one ½-inch section of my cardstock at an angle. If you have a stitched border die, it would work perfectly as well for this.


Now that I had two pieces of cardstock, I used the little branch from the Poinsettia Tangle stamp set. I stamped it with some white pigment ink onto the cut edge of the black cardstock and sprinkled on some white glitter embossing powder and heat set it. I repeated the process all the way across the cut edges of both pieces of cardstock. I did reverse the angle of the branch for the top piece so that they stamped in the opposite direction.

Next, I was on to die cutting the little Christmas bulb and the connector from various pieces of scrap cardstock I had in my scrap bin. The nice thing about small dies is that they allow you to use up those scraps that you probably have laying around. I only have one little bulb so I cut about 15 of them from various colors. My arm got quite a workout making this card since I have a manual die cut machine. I believe you could probably layer up a couple of pieces of cardstock and cut through two at a time if your paper is not too heavy or if you added a shim.  I repeated the process with a darker green cardstock for all of the little toppers for the bulbs.

For each bulb, I glued the topper to the bulb and set an acrylic stamping block on it while it dried.

I had the scripty Christmas word cut from some glitter cardstock leftover from the turnabout cards I made for the December Challenge cards. I used that and ran it through my Xyron machine to add some adhesive to the back.

I cut an A2 size piece of red cardstock with my favorite scalloped rectangle die. I layered up the red cardstock with the black and put them all into my MISTI so that I could get the placement for my sentiment in the center of the card. I aligned all of the pieces of cardstock and then peeled back the adhesive sheet from the scripty Christmas word and placed it in the diagonal section onto my red cardstock.

I needed to add the Merry to the sentiment so I used the Merry Christmas from the Tis the Season stamp set and positioned it so that it was above the scripty Christmas. I masked off the Christmas part of the sentiment so that it would not stamp onto the card. Once I was happy with the placement, I inked up the Merry with some Versamark and heat embossed it with some Fine Detail White embossing powder.

Since the Xyron tends to leave some little sticky webbing between the letters on my Christmas script, I used an Adhesive Eraser and carefully removed some of the excess adhesive that was showing on the card front. There are lots of nooks and crannies, but it does a good job of getting the sticky residue off.

Next, it was time to glue the Christmas bulbs into place on my card front. I positioned them over the embossed branches and tried to fill in the gaps that were in a few places. Alternating colors, I glued each one down with some Ranger Multi-medium matte. Once they were glued in place, I once again placed some acrylic blocks over the top until the glue was dried.

Once everything was dried, I used some dimensional foam to pop up the black panels and the red cardstock onto my white top folding card base.

I added some red sequins to my card front to add some extra sparkle and I used some Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen to all of the colored bulbs.

I do not know about you, but I think that Christmas lights are one of the best parts of the holiday season. Seeing the trees and houses all lit up really makes me, feel festive.


I hope you are enjoying the Spirit of the Season and finding joy in the simple things like lights on a tree, baking, wrapping and making memories with friends and loved ones.

Perhaps you are finding joy in creating a fabulous project for our December challenge, Spirit of the Season. There is still plenty of time to get in on the challenge as it runs through 12/31. Remember, you could win a stamp set of your choice. That would be a great way to start the New Year!

This is my last official post for the month of December for Dare 2B Artzy. The DT Members have a nice break to enjoy the holidays. I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year! I will be back on Wednesday after New Year’s!





Hi D2BA friends!

Tasha here sharing a festive gift bag created with the Snowflake Wishes Stamp Set

and new Merry Christmas Layer Die Set!

The shaker was created with D2BA pattern paper and I stamped multiple snowflake images on the inside card to give a fun wintery look. The “Warm” and “Wishes” words were stamped in a dark gray ink color to allow it to stand out.

The “Christmas” word was die cut from rose gold paper and adhered to the plastic layer. The sparkle is so pretty in the light and I like the pink and blue color combination. To continue with the same winter wonderland colors, I added metallic silver and opal sequins. They add tons of shimmer and match the top of the bag perfectly!

lastly, I added a little bow to the top made from silver snowflake paper and attached a glittery snowman embellishment to the center. Clear opal tissue was also added to the inside of the bag to complete the project.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project and are inspired to create some gift bags this holiday season!

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Have a wonderful day!