Dare 2B Artzy New Product Blog Hop

Welcome to Dare 2B Artzy’s Blog Hop!!

We are excited to have a blog hop to share our new stamps, dies, and paper!

There are so many fun new products!  Be sure to check out all the lovely inspiration from our Artzy Designers!

You should have arrived here from the amazing blog published by Kendra!  If you haven’t and would like to hop along with us, please go back to the Dare 2B Artzy Blog to start at the beginning!

Be sure to follow each blog and leave comments along the way for your chance at winning!  We will randomly choose a winner from one of the blogs so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win!!

Winner will receive a stamp set and ink pad of their choice!!

Blog Hop will end Saturday, August 18th, at 7:00pm Central.

We will then post a winner!!

My first card for the hop features the newly released Holly Christmas and the Wacky Boxes Die!

After stamping the images, I colored them with the following Copic marker combinations: (R14, R24, R37), (YG03, YG17, G99), and (Y04, Y17).  I also added touches of Wink of Stella to the center of the poinsettia.  The images were cut with the matching Holly Christmas Die.
The Wacky Boxes Die makes such a fun background!

My second card features the new Stinkin’ Happy Stamp Set, the Rectangle Framelits, and the Fun Fold Die.

The D69 Fun Fold Die creates a panel that is partially cut so that it flips open when the card is opened.  This die also creates the score line needed to fold the card on the front panel.  The Fun Fold Die coordinates with the Rectangle Framelits to provide layering opportunities!

This new Fun Fold Die can be used in many ways.  I am going to show you how I used it on this card.

I began by cutting a piece of card stock that was 10 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.  I scored that piece at 6″.

I made small pencil marks at 3″ on both the top and bottom of my card.  I used those light markings to align my Fun Fold Die as shown above.  I then ran the card stock with die through my die cutting machine.  Next, I wanted to add some patterned paper using the new Autumn Plaid Paper.  This paper is part of the Fall Harvest Collection Paper Pack.

I cut two pieces of patterned paper at 2 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ and one at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.  I wanted to cut a portion of the front panel using the Rectangle Framelits to create a border around the previously partially cut opening.  To figure out where to place the die, I slid one of the 2 7/8″ x 5 3/8″ pieces under the partial die cut.  This gave me the opportunity to tape down the rectangle framelit to the patterned paper in the desired position.  I then removed the patterned paper with the die taped to it and ran that piece through the die cutting machine.  This gave me a piece that fit perfectly around the partially cut fun fold!

I then adhered the other patterned paper pieces.  Next, I die cut more of the rectangle framelits from card stock.  After stamping the front and back sentiments with Chocolate Chip Ink, I stamped the heart and the “stink” from the stamp set to the back sentiment.  I folded the score line on the front panel to the back of the card.  Adhering the adorable skunk completed the card!


Thanks for stopping by!

Your next stop in the hop is Pam’s blog!

We hope you are inspired all along the way!

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Happy Hopping!


25 thoughts on “Dare 2B Artzy New Product Blog Hop

  1. Both adorable cards, Melody, but I must say the cute skunk is calling out to me. The poinsettia is beautifully colored and the die cut background is perfect with it.


  2. Thank you for your detailed instructions on how to use the fun fold die! Now I can try mine! Beautiful cards as usual!


  3. Both of these are wonderful works of art – I love the background and red flower on card #1 and the Squirrel is my favorite of the stamps next to the Skunk! LOL – Sweet work and wonderfully created – thank you so much for the hop – have a blessed week


  4. Love, love, love your poinsettia card! I’m loving that box background die – so many ideas come to mind. Adding to my must have list! Both your cards are amazing – thanks so much for sharing & inspiring.


  5. Thanks for sharing these cards, and tutorial, Melody. Love that white on white background die in your first card. Was attracted to the design when I saw the new release and am glad to see how it shows…simply lovely. tfs


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