Hello, crafty friends! Well, it’s the first of the month and you know what that means… lots of posts! So thanks for hanging in there with me while I showcase some fun DT inspiration projects I’ve been busy working on! A new challenge launched this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my project for MIUCB #20 – Anything Goes + No Stamping! Remember that our challenges are always ‘anything goes’ plus we offer a different technique twist each month to inspire you but the twist is not required to play! This month the twist is ‘no stamping!’ I’m wondering if you’ll find that to be as challenging as I did, lol!

I used Canvas Corp Brands ‘A Bit of Feathers’ and ‘A Day At The Beach’ Paper Collections to create my Beach Bums card. I had a particular friend in mind when I created this, and I think she’s going to love it!


I punched some beach shell elements, inked the edges and layered them in a cluster on the front panel. I fashioned a bow from twine and tucked it beneath the starfish element on the right side, then created a tag with rounded corners, an eyelet and twine, and adhered it on the top of the cluster. To finish the front, I added the Beach Bums sentiment and some pearls.


I kept the inside panel fairly simple – I just inked the edges, added a paper strip along the left side and layered it on black cardstock. I leave the inside panel blank on a lot of my cards blank so a custom message can be written. But this time I left the inside blank because of the ‘no stamping’ twist in the challenge!


One final shot to see the dimension. What a fun card – love how it turned out!


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
Always Fun Challenges: #86 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1847 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #362/363 – Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Canvas Corps Brands ‘A Bit of Feathers’ and ‘A Day At The Beach’ Paper Collections, Marco’s black cardstock
Ink: Ranger Black Soot Distress Ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 2″ Circle Punch, EK Success 2-1/4″ Circle Punch, Spellbinders Classic Circle die
Accessories:  Fiskars Corner Rounder, Hemptique Bamboo Cord, Melissa Frances Pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s card and will link up a project with us this month! We’d love to see your ‘anything goes’ project and even a ‘no stamping’ project – so come on over and play with us! Thanks so much for stopping by and we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,


Hello, crafty friends! Well, we are officially past the half-way mark of 2017. Like I keep saying, Christmas will be here before we know it, lol! I created a fun Perpetual Calendar for our Dare 2B Artzy Bright Colors challenge going on this month! I used the GOR-JUSS Diamond Bliss Paper and a sentiment from the Flip Flops stamp set stamped in Margarita Lime ink! LOVE these colors! Come on over and play with us for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice! ;)


OMG, I had such a good time creating this! The Dare 2B Artzy double-sided 12 x 12 papers are amazing and of such good quality – just perfect for projects like this.


I couldn’t decide which side of the paper I wanted to use for the cubes or the walls on the base, so I cut all the layering pieces and kept flipping them until I made up my mind. I love the sentiment – a reminder, every day, to take a moment to relax!


Here’s one more shot of a different angle. These colors are just amazing, and perfect for our ‘bright colors’ challenge this month!


I’m so tickled with how this turned out. The days and months keep rolling with these cubes and boxes… just like they do in real life! ;)


I’d love to enter this perpetual calendar into the following challenges:
Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog: #16 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: July Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams: Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #61 – Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet: #166 – Anything Goes
Make My Monday: #49 – Summer Brights
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #8 – Dies and/or Punches
Your Scrapbook Place: Summer Fun

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a ‘bright colors’ project this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Dare 2B Artzy products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Diamond Bliss Paper
Stamps: Flip Flops stamp set
Ink: Margarita Lime ink

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD Jelly Bean Green and In The Navy cardstock
Dies/Punches: Simply Crafty Perpetual Calendar SVG cut file, Sizzix Calendar Months die set, Lil Inker Designs Notebook die
Accessories: Lime Green rhinestones

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