Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Followers!!
Please help us give a warm welcome to this month’s Guest Designer…
Hi there! I’m Kelly, married to my high school sweetheart, mommy to 4 fabulous kids and two hilarious dogs. We live in tropical South Florida and I LOVE the beach! We’re blessed to live so close to it where I can feel the crisp, salty air and the sand in my toes, collect shells and build sandcastles …. hence, the name of my blog: Sandcastlestamper
I’ve been crafting since I was a young teenager, scrapbooking and preserving our special memories. I started card making almost full time after being invited to a home stamping party about 10 years ago and was instantly hooked. Bright, vivid colors and lots of layers tend to catch my eye and grace many of my cards and projects. My creative outlet is inspired mostly right here in our city, one filled with an eclectic style, a rainbow of colors and nature to pull inspiration from – like a canvas painting come to life!
I’m very excited to be the guest Designer for Dare 2B Artzy for the month of March! I look forward to crafting with you all!
I know most of you had a little bit of warmer weather – and now this weekend a little more snow!
Even in March, there is snow much fun to be had ♥
One of the stamp sets I chose to work with is Penguin Fun!
For my playful artic penguin scene, I stamped out 2 of the penguins, the sled, and the Christmas tree!! I stamped the images in Dare 2B Artzy’s Premium black ink …so crisp and clean! While I did fussy cut my images, there is a wonderful matching die set.
I colored them with my prismacolor markers (which are alcohol dye based inks – and look at how wonderful it colored and blended!)
I added a few layers of paper for snow banks and background, a few enamel dots and propped up the penguins with 3d foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Big hugs, bigger blessings!
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!!!
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
Good Morning Dare 2B Artzy Fans!
Pam here, back for another guest spot! And I am totally loving this next awesome set of stamps called Perk Up! There are so many wonderful sentiments included with this set. I think you are going to love it! I decided to make a small little gift for a friend who wasn’t feeling well. I hope you try this fun project!
Here are the designer steps:
Start with an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of white card stock. Start with the 8 1/2 side up on your scoreboard and score at 2 and 6 1/2. Turn so the 11 inch side is up on your scoreboard and score at 4, 6 1/4, 8 1/4 and 10 1/2. Cut away all four corners as shown.
Using a 1 3/4 inch punch, punch out two circles and place them on the small 1/2 flap side. These will serve as place holders for your K cups so that you can center them correctly. After you have them where you want them go ahead and punch the holes over top of the place holders.
After you punched your holes make your cuts or slits for the side flaps as shown.
Cut two pieces of bright pink card stock one at 4 1/4 x 2 and the other at 4 1/4 x 1 3/4 and run them through the embossing machine. Glue the smaller piece just next to the cut holes as shown.
Flip the project over and adhere the other piece to the top. I rounded the corners just for a more finished look. Using the fold guidelines begin to form your box. Tape the flaps and make sure your pink card stock is showing both at the bottom and top of the coffee holder.
Stamp two heart cups and color with copics and cut out. Then stamp the checked frame with the Hope you Perk Up soon sentiment inside the frame and cut out. Plus punch 3 small hearts and attach to project as shown add the bow and you have a finished gift!
I hope you give this project a try it is a sweet little gift!
Take Care and Blessings
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:
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!
This Z card is using the stamp set called Hot Air Balloon!
I would like to share the steps for this bright and festive card!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you try a Z fold card soon!
Hello Stamping Friends!
On to my 3rd post for Dare 2B Artzy as their Guest Designer!
I love pet sympathy cards. I try to send them out every time I have a friend who loses their 4 legged kids. I am a huge pet lover, and I know from personal experience, losing them rips your heart out. Using Pet Sympathy made for a fabulous card. I just adore the fun paw print!
There are even sentiments for the inside of the card –
Hello Stamping Friends!
For my D2BA card today, I am joining in their January month challenge; “Something New.” While the challenges do not require D2BA images, I of course, am using them.
This stamp set, Bright Birthday is “new” for me, so I qualify. I went totally crazy with pattern and layering. This set just screamed a BRIGHT & IN-YOUR-FACE card to me ;). I once again used the Festive Premium Ink Cube Pack for the stamping of the images.
Hello D2BA Fans!!
It’s a new month and we are once again welcoming a new Guest Designer to the Blog!!
We are excited to welcome Vicki from All I Do Is Stamp!! She has worked with us in the past, so it’s an honor she wanted to join us again! We really like her work!!
If you have been following my blog [for awhile], you will remember that I designed for this company back in 2013-2014. [I am proud to say that I was one of her first Designers. :)] That said, I am happy to be back playing once again with her super fun images.
For this card, using Blissful Blooms, I blocked stamped with ink [Festive Premium Ink Cube Pack], and then stamped the image over the top. For some added texture, I cut the panel with some stitched rounded rectangles, and as you can see, I added a fun bow.