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Note to Self…..Relax

Hi Dare 2B Artzy friends!
 
Kelly here on the D2BA blog to share another card as the guest designer this month!

 

 Last week, I shared an arctic penguin fun card

 

 Today, we’ll head into the sunshine for some sun and sand in our flip flops!  
The beautiful stamp set that is featured on today’s card is called exactly that, Flip Flops!
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 Too fun!
 
Using my D2BA Totally Black premium die inkI stamped out the sentiment in the Flip Flops stamp set onto heavy weight white cardstock.

 

These inks stamp crisp and perfectly every.  single.  time!

 

I then stamped the adirondack chair onto textured paper to give it a wooden, weather look.  

 

Take a look at the amazing inks that Dare 2B Artzy carries – fabulous and very juicy ink pads!!

 

I ran that through the die cut machine with a sloped, stitched die, added some twine and buttons and brightly colored paper to complete the beachy look.
 
The inside carries over the same theme as the front with the flip flops and another sentiment in the set.
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This stamp set is truly wonderful ~ and one you can use over and over again for a variety of cards!
 
Thanks for stopping by today!
~Kelly

Snow Much Fun with GDT Kelly

Happy Sunday Dare 2B Artzy Followers!!

Please help us give a warm welcome to this month’s Guest Designer…

Kelly

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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!

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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.

Here is Penguin Arctic Fun:
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For the inside of my card, I left the image uncolored and added another sentiment from the set.  A few more enamel dots and this penguin’s winter fun card is finished!!
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Thanks for stopping by today!

Big hugs, bigger blessings!
~Kelly

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

Treasured Friends

Hello Stamping Friends!

On to my 3rd post for Dare 2B Artzy as their Guest Designer!

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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!

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There are even sentiments for the inside of the card –

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


Thanks for stopping by~


It’s Your Birthday

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.

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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.

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Feel free to play along in the January Challenge, Something New.  Cindy has amazing prizes for the winner!


Thanks for stopping by~


Simply Wonderful

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!!

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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.

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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.

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That is Day 1 for me.  I’ll be back 3 more times during the month.
Meanwhile, pop on over to Dare 2B Artzy and check out the fun sets they have!

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Snow Much Fun

Happy Saturday!

Ruza here again today from Ruza’s Craft Corner to share one last card with us as a Guest Designer! !  We sure have enjoyed her lovely work!!

Today’s card features the Penguin Fun Stamp Set (#16221) along with the Penguin Dies (D29).

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I stamped one of the three penguins from the set several times using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, and Copic Markers were used to color them. Using the coordinating dies I cut out one of the penguins. I fussy cut the other images I colored to create a 3D effect for the hat, scarf, and nose. I put the adorable penguin on the sled which I cut out with the coordinating die.

I ripped white card stock to create my snowy hills. I layered the snowy hills on DP from the D2BA Holly Days Collection Paper Pack. I placed the adorable penguin on his sled without adhering it to see where I wanted to add the sentiment. Once the “snow much fun it is to ride” sentiment was added, I used 3D Foam Tape the place the penguin on his sled. I then applied Crystal Stickles to the snowy hills.

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I finished the inside of my card with another penguin and the “warm holiday wishes” sentiment.

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Have a great day!

Thank You by Ruza

Happy Saturday!

Ruza here again today from Ruza’s Craft Corner to share a card inspired by the current Thanks Challenge!!

Today’s Thank You card features the Tis the Season Stamp Set (#16229) along with the Ornament Die Set (D26).

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I started by stamping one of the ornaments from the set onto white cardstock three times with Memento Cottage Ivy Ink, and then cut each ornament out with the coordinating die. The dies are so easy to use and only the smallest amount of the white cardstock was visible once done. Using a dauber I went around the edges of the ornaments with my ink to get rid of the white. A Gold Marker was used to color in the poinsettias on each of the ornaments, and a Silver Marker was used for the hanging portion of the ornament.

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The ornaments were hung by string on top of each other going down the side of the DP from D2BA using 3D Foam Tape. I cut out five thank you sentiments from white cardstock using one of my dies, glued them together with Tombow Mono-Liquid All Purpose Glue, colored the sentiment with the Silver Marker, and added it to my design. To even out the distribution on my card 3 Silver Enamel Dots were added. My design was then adhered to the card base with 3D Foam Tape.

Have a great day!