New Release Blog Hop for Dare 2B Artzy!


The Dare 2B Artzy Design Team cordially invites you to our new release blog hop today and tomorrow (Saturday, February 18th, and Sunday, February 19th)! A new release blog hop, you say?! Yep, you got it – we’re celebrating NEW stamps and dies, NEW Totally Tracy Chipboard and a NEW design team! Come on over and hop with us for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice, AND for a discount code to shop at the Dare 2B Artzy store! Woot-woot!

You should have arrived here from the lovely Kendra’s blog! If you’re just visiting and want to hop along with us, head over to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start from the beginning! Trust me… you definitely don’t want to miss a thing, lol!

A winner will be randomly chosen from one of the blogs on the hop, so be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way to increase your chance of winning! You have until 7:00 PM CST on Sunday, February 19th, when the hop will close and the winner will be posted!

I’m showcasing several projects so grab a cuppa and stay for a few! Here’s the first one… created with the Classic Dad stamp set. Lots of layers going on here! I punched half circles into the edges of the front flap of the card base for a little interest.


I had the best time putting this together! There is some cheesecloth (dyed to match the light teal color on the car) tucked behind a couple layered stitched banners, along with a die cut tag with ball chain. There is also some very cool corrugated paper and some twine. Hope the hubster likes it… it’s his birthday card! (Shhh…. don’t tell him!)


I kept the inside fairly simple with a stamped sentiment from the Classic Dad stamp set, then layered the panel on cardstock matching the light teal color on the car. The half-circles are the negative pieces left over from punching the half circles on the front.


Dare 2B Artzy products used:
Stamps: Classic Dad stamp set
Ink: Totally Black ink

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SN Ultra Premium white cardstock, GKD Ocean Mist cardstock, Crafter’s Companion Just For Men 6×6 paper pad
Ink: SN markers- IB1, IB2, GG1, GG2, GG3
Dies/Punches: JustRite Stitched A2 Banners & Rectangles dies, CC Designs Tag die; SU 3/4″, 1-3/4″ and 2″ Circle Punches
Accessories: Darice Corrugated paper roll, MISTI, Studios Blackbird brown twine, cheesecloth, Stream Adirondack Color Wash (diluted), TH Idea-ology Ball Chain

My next project was created with the absolutely adorable Raggity Rabbit stamp set. OMG, I’m in love with this little guy! He made such an awesome CAS Easter card! I layered the panel on black cardstock and then some gorgeous Artzy Doodles Wild Orchid paper.


I originally created some shadows beneath the rabbit, egg and carrot, and later decided to add some grass, as I felt the card needed a little texture. Worked like a charm!


I stamped the Easter sentiment from the Raggity Rabbit stamp set and decorated the panel with the strip from the edge of the Artzy Doodles Wild Orchid paper. I layered the entire panel on black cardstock and the Wild Orchid paper.


Dare 2B Artzy products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Artzy Doodles Wild Orchid paper
Stamps: Raggity Rabbit stamp set
Ink: Totally Black ink

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SN Ultra Premium white cardstock, The Paper Cut black cardstock, SU Garden Green cardstock scrap
Ink: SN FS6, CG1, CG2, PL4, OR2, OR3, IG2, IG4, BP4, DR1, TB2, TB4
Dies/Punches: Precious Marieke Grass Border die
Accessories: MISTI

My final project was created with the amazing Cup of Cheer stamp set. I love this set as it’s so versatile and can be used so many different ways. This note card features the stamped cup of java in a recessed circular opening which really accentuates the vellum steam die cut. I popped the front panel up on foam to get just a bit of dimension I needed for the recessed area.


I offset the two punched circles on the two layers which I thought was a playful addition to this design. I also offset the layers on the sentiment to match. I added some flat-back pearls to finish it off.


Here’s one final angled view. I left the inside blank as this is a note card. I’m really loving how this turned out!


Dare 2B Artzy products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Artzy Doodles Paradise paper
Stamps: Cup of Cheer stamp set
Ink: Totally Black ink
Dies/Punches: Joyful Flower die

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SN Ultra Premium white cardstock, The Paper Cut black cardstock, Marco’s 40# vellum
Ink: SN markers- BT1, BT4, BT5, EB5
Dies/Punches: EK Success 2-1/2″ circle punch, SU 2″ circle punch
Accessories: MISTI, SU Pearls

Your next stop on the hop is the lovely Karen’s blog! We hope you find good inspiration along the way! Be sure to check out all the amazing products at Dare 2B Artzy – you’ll think you’ve gone to heaven! AND, by the way, use discount code HEART to receive 10% off your Dare 2B Artzy order! How cool is that?!

Have fun hopping and shopping, and thanks so much for stopping by today! We’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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