Dream Big Stationery Box

Hi everyone! Leslie here to share a Dare2BArtzy DT inspiration project with you today, a fun stationery box that holds a set of eight note cards. I used the awesome Dream Big stamp set, Paradise and Margarita Lime inks, Botanical Breeze paper and Feather die.


The top comes off and the front folds down to reveal a little ‘desk’ with a pen and pockets for goodies. The note cards are in the large pocket and I’ve tucked gum and some neon yellow post-it notes in the smaller pockets. So fun!


I finished the back with a magnet closure on each side.


Here’s a shot of the note cards – four have the stamped sentiment angled upward and four have the sentiment angled downward. They all have a watercolored feather die cut matching the one on the box lid. Yep, watercolored with the Paradise and Margarita inks and a water brush!


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,


Think HaPPy Thoughts

Welcome Dare 2B Artzy fans!!  Karen N here from Craftily Yours!
Dare 2B Artzy has a few NEW releases coming out in February, and today, I’m get to give you a sneaky peek at one of them!
  “Think Happy Thoughts” is the perfect sentiment for me in the New Year as this is one of my own goals for 2017.  And OMG, I just love this floppy eared bunny from the the Dare 2B Artzy Raggity Rabbit Stamp set.  The paper is from the Artzy Doodle Variety Paper Pack.  I colored this sweet bunny and the carrots with the following Copics:
YR14, YR16, G40, G43, C1, C3, R81, R85
I added some Nuvo drops, thin lace, seam-binding ribbon and twine.  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,

Blissfully Different

Hello Dare 2B Artzy friends!!  Hope everyone is having a wonderful week.  We’re having some very nice spring-like weather here in Colorado which is giving people a bit of the spring fever. I doubt old man winter is done with us just yet as February & March are typically our snowiest months.

Today, I decided to share a different type of card and by different I’m referring to shape.  Like many card makers, my normal go-to is an A2 size card. It’s comfortable to work with a familiar shape and size when making cards and it makes layouts a breeze.

However, today I’m here to tell you that circular card styles need love too. I’d poked around on Instagram and other blogs and noticed that in the crafting world you don’t see many circular style cards. I wonder why?  I decided to make a circular card with the Dare 2B Artzy stamp set called Paisley Bliss.

To create a card  base that is circular you have to use a circle die and position the die so that the folded edge of the  cardstock paper is below the cut line of the die. This will create the folded edge of the card – essentially you’ll have 7/8 of a circle, but one edge will be flat for the fold. I’ve included a picture for reference, but I placed my die face up with the paper underneath it so you could see the cut line of the circle die in relation to where I’ve placed my paper. That is how you’d run it through your die cut machine – with the die facing your paper obviously depending on the type of die cut machine you use. The size of the circle die I used to create my card base was 3 3/4″.

Die to paper placement for Circle Card

While I could have utilized my card base and stamped my image & sentiment directly onto the base, I wanted to jazz up my card by cutting a scalloped circle from some lighter teal cardstock that was just a bit larger than my card base. The scalloped die measured 4 1/4″ from edge to edge. This would form the main layer for the card front. The scalloped layer kind of creates the look of a flower which I really like.

Paisley Bliss wm 2

I die cut another circle that measured 3 3/4″ (the same size as my card base) from some red cardstock and layered it on top of the scalloped layer.

For the final layer that would be on the top,  I grabbed a circle die that measured 3 1/4″ and I laid out the different stamps from the Paisley Bliss stamp set and placed them  inside the circle die to see which stamps would be the best fit for the space. This allowed me to visualize the placement of the sentiment as well.  I chose the “Creativity Takes Courage” quote from Matisse which is a quote that I love. Once I’d figured out the placement of the sentiment and stamp I would color, I went ahead and die cut the circle using some white cardstock.

Once my circle was cut out, I placed it into my MISTI and stamped the gorgeous leaf and sentiment with some black ink and embossed it with some clear embossing powder to give it some dimension. For clear embossing with black ink, just be sure to use an ink that stays wet a bit longer so you’ll have time to get the clear embossing powder to stick to the ink. Most pigment or even hybrid ink will stay wet long enough to do this.

I colored the leaf with my Copics using BG11, BG34, BG23 and BG49 for the blue-green colors and R43, R35, R37 and R39 for my red tones. I added a bit of clear Wink of Stella, but I couldn’t seem to capture the sparkle in my photos.

Paisley Bliss wm 3

I assembled the card so that the sentiment would flow from top to bottom alongside and curving around the leaf. I added a few pearls to the card for some dimension.

Now that I’ve created my first ever circle card I’m wondering why I haven’t done circular cards before. I think it turned out so cute. I think this would be the perfect card to give to an Artsy friend.

Hope you enjoyed seeing something with a bit of a different shape from the norm today!

Paisley Bliss wm 1

Remember, its February so we’ll have a new challenge theme up for everyone to participate in starting on Sunday, February 5th. Be sure to check out the Dare 2B Artzy blog for the details on this month’s challenge. Hope you can join in on the fun!

Also, don’t forget that all of the FABULOUS new stamps and dies for 2017 are up in the Dare 2B Artzy store. You can find them all in the What’s New section of the store.

Thanks for stopping by!



You’re One Lucky Dog

It is with a little sadness that today is my last post as a Guest Designer for Dare 2B Artsy.

That said, I just love this adorable set; Puppy Talk.  This puppy is so cute!  [There is also a matching die to cut him out easily.]

He just makes me smile!

I had such a blast this month creating cards with the super fun images!  Thanks D2BA for having me!
Now, for the last time, pop on over to Dare 2B Artsy, and check out ALL the fun sets! You won’t be sorry. :)

Thanks for stopping by~

Welcome New Designers!!

Hello D2BA Followers!

We would once again thank everyone who applied for our Design Team Call!!  We had an overwhelming amount of applications!  We wish we could have asked everyone to join, but we only had room to add 5 new designers this time around!  Such lovely work by so many wonderful designers!

So we are excited to welcome our 5 new designers!!


But first we would like to welcome back these lovely designers:







We really enjoyed their work and are excited for them to continue designing with us!!

We are also just as excited to see what these 5 new ladies create, so help us give them a nice warm welcome!!




Hello, Hello! I am Janette Kausen, I am the wife of my high school sweetheart and the mother of 4 amazing daughters (2 in elementary, 2 in college). We raise our family in the citrus rich community of Exeter, California. We grow oranges, almonds, cherries, grapefruit and recently added persimmons to our commodities. You may have even had our locally grown goodness at your grocer or even at your table. I am an old soul with a Type A personality. Crafting allows me to decompress from the stresses of everyday life. I find my Creative Bliss in being a Paper Crafter, Stamper, Copic & Watercolor Lover, Quilter, Aspiring Modern Calligrapher and overall ProCraftinator!

Blog: janettekausen.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janettekausen/



Leslie Turner

Hi, my name is Leslie Turner. I’m married with two grown children and one granddaughter, and I live in north Florida. I began scrapbooking about 40 years ago, way back when scrapbooks were really bland – before all the fun papers and embellishments came about. For the last 20 years or so, my paper passion has been card making. I started out making computer-generated cards, graduated to card kits, then quickly realized that having my own stash of stuff was the way to go! The rest is history, as they say! I’m addicted to rubber stamping and also enjoy making 3-D paper projects, especially paper shoes and mini albums. I’ve been known to alter a few tins and boxes, and enjoy beading and making jewelry occasionally when I find time. Thanks so much for the opportunity to be a part of the Dare 2B Artzy design team!

Blog: Love To Scrap 2

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lbturner58/




Hi everyone, I’m Tasha. I live in Wisconsin with my husband and two adorable little doggies. In my free time I enjoy paper crafting, traveling, drawing, and I love going to musicals! My craft style ranges from clean and simple to one uniquely my own. I have been a crafter for as long as I can remember and I am so excited to be a part of the Dare 2B Artzy design team!

Blog: http://www.craftypinkpixie.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crafty_pink_pixie/



 ME April 2016

I’m Vicki Dutcher, and I have been stamping now for 20+ years.  I live in Arizona, with the fabulous sun, son and DH.  I am a Barista at Starbucks.  In my spare time, I stamp.  That’s it, just stamp. I love this hobby – between getting to work with fabulous images, and meeting some of the best people around, well, it doesn’t get much better then that!  I’m looking forward to getting  back into designing with D2BArtzy products.

Blog: http://allidoisstamp.blogspot.com/

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/vdutchr/


Be sure to check out all of our fabulous designers, follow them and leave some love if you’d like!

Our new designers will start sharing their ARTZY projects with you in February!!

Have an Artzy Day!

Easy Watercolor Technique

Hi crafters! Today I am going to show you how easy it is get a nice watercolor look using the Dare 2B Artzy premium inks. I will be using my Dream Catcher stamps set along with the matching dies to make my card.

Watercolor Technique

First, I took waterbrush pen from Derwent along with inks from the Tropical and Festive cube sets  to watercolor with.  I stamped 4 of the feathers from the stamp set and stamped them onto watercolor paper.  Once I was done I then used the matching dies and diecut each of the feathers out.


If you want to add some color to your background paper you can spritz some water onto your paper and use your waterbrush to create a watercolor looking background even.  Just push the water out as you touch the tip directly to you watercolor paper and watch the ink float along the paper.


I hope everyone enjoyed my post and be sure to come back and see all the amazing creations for 2017 from the Dare 2B Artzy team and don’t forget their challenges!!to see more tutorials and videos be sure to visit my blog: Simply Monica thanks for having me!


Romantic Greetings!


Hello Chris here and today I am sharing this romantic greeting with you! I started by repeatedly stamping my Texture stamp onto the  Pomegranate Artzy Doodles paper.  I love the design it created! I then matted the Artzy Doodle paper onto black card stock.  I added a paper doily.  I stamped the heart and the greeting onto water color paper, and colored the heart, using Tattered Angels Festival Glimmer Mist.


I fussy cut the heart and added a bow and a flower to finish off the card!


Totally Tracy Release

Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

Happy Tuesday!

We are so excited to be posting this post today!!  If you seen over the weekend, we shared a bunch of amazing new stamps and dies we released at CHA!!  Today, we are sharing some more exciting new products!!

And if you didn’t see our posts over the weekend, you may want to scroll to find them!!  It will be so worth it!!


Tracy Weinzapfel is adding 7 new stamp sets to her Totally Tracy stamp line!!

We hope you are excited, just as much as we are!!

1 2 3

Aren’t they fun?!

In the top left you will also notice, Tracy is releasing some chipboard sets which coordinate with some of her stamp sets!!   Pictured are only two chipboard sets!  But she is releasing 12 chipboard sets!!  So awesome!!

Just imagine all the ARTZY possibilities!! 

Which new stamp set is your favorite?


Check out all of our products on our website here!  We’ll be adding these new stamps and chipboard soon!!

Have an Artzy day!

Treasured Friends

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 –


There are many fun pet sets over at Dare 2B Artsy.  Pop on over and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by~

New Products Day 2

Hello Dare 2B Artzy Friends!

As promised we are back today sharing some more new amazing products!!


Where to start?!  All of the new products are so exciting to share it’s hard to figure out which ones to begin sharing first!

How about a fun new masculine stamp set?!

Introducing the new Classic Dad stamp set:


Here’s some inspiration for you:


We’re so very excited to share this next stamp set and die….are you ready?!  We sure hope so!!


Our new You’ve Got Mail stamp set and Mailbox Gift Card Die are going to be so much fun to work with!  The mailbox fits a gift card inside!!  How cool is that?!  Just think of all the fun possibilities!! So exciting!!

We’re adding another fun lighthouse set called Hope Lighthouse to our collection:


As well as another set to our Bible Journaling line, called Joyful Noise:


Sympathy cards are so hard and sad to create, but the new Wishing Comfort stamp set has a great mixture of sentiments for sympathy cards!


The DT is in love with the new Raggity Rabbit stamp set!!


We are releasing 4 new sentiment dies!!


Which one is your favorite?!

And lastly we have 2 new fun background dies!!


A beautiful leaf background die!

And a fun cupcake background!!


These are going to make some fun cards!!!


We’ll Be sharing Totally Tracy’s new line of products Tuesday!!

Check out all of our products on our website here!  We’ll be adding these new stamps and dies soon!!

Have an Artzy day!