Friday, December 2, 2022

3D Christmas

 Hi Artzy friends -

I'm excited to be participating in and sharing my project with you for the Dare 2B Artzy 3D Christmas Instagram hop!

Start at @dare2bartzy on Instagram and check out all of the beautiful projects on the hop.

Comment, until December 4th at midnight, on the posts for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Dare 2B Artzy store, and shop with the code XMAS22 between December 2nd and 10th to receive a 15% discount!


My project is a great way to present a gift card using the Purse Gift Card Holder dies.

The video tutorial on the product page will make it super easy for to start creating with these fun dies!


I decorated my holder with  die cuts out of holographic cardstock with the Slimline Snowflake dies. I just love this versatile die set! There's so much more you can do with it than just create a slimline sized card!


Pull up on the little handle of the holder and reveal a message inside, as well as a little pocket to hold a gift card!



Papers I used are from the Holiday Magic collection (the pocket), and the Merry and Bright collection (outside of holder).

Thanks for visiting, and enjoy hopping and shopping!

Avra






Thursday, December 1, 2022

A Beary Happy Holiday

Hi Artzy friends -

It's December! And that means winter and the winter holidays are right around the corner!

It's a cold and blustery day where I live today, and I'm not happy about it! But if the cold and snowy days looked like this card I'd be all for it!





I love everything about the Slimline Snowflake dies from Dare 2B Artzy, especially its versatility! I love that I can die cut the whole snowflake border and cut it down to fit whatever space I need it to. In this case I used it to create a border for my A2 card. (Stay tuned tomorrow for another use!) This set also comes with the sentiment dies seen here, as well as a beautiful stand alone snowflake, and even a pair of mittens! 
Cutting the border and sentiment out of a holographic cardstock makes this card extra shiny, reflective, and "wintery!" 



The adorable skiing bear come from the Skisons Greetings stamp and dies sets. The snowy background paper is from the Holiday Magic collection.

You can find all of these awesome products and more for your holiday and winter card making and scrapbooking here! 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!
Avra

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Grateful

Hi Artzy friends - 
Today is one week from Thanksgiving! Are you ready? I am not!
But I am ready to tell all of you how grateful I am to have you in my life with this card created with products from Dare 2B Artzy.



The little tree/leaf/feather element is from the Deck the Halls stamps and dies. I stamped them in different ink colors and placed them in rainbow order in a circle, around a circle cut with a die from the Double Dot Circle Framelit die set. I stamped and die cut a snowflake from the same stamp and die set and placed in the middle of my "mandala" design.


I cut the word grateful out of glitter paper using a die from the Grateful Layered word dies set, and added it to my card along with a stamped "for you" from the Grateful stamp set. 

Join us in our monthly challenge on the Dare 2B Artzy blog for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the store! The November theme is a Non-Birthday card. It's a perfect time to link up one of those holiday cards you're working on here! 



Thanks for visiting and have a happy Thanksgiving!

Avra




Sunday, November 6, 2022

Be an Alpaca (or a Llama?)

 Hi Artzy friends -

It's time for a new monthly challenge on the Dare 2B Artzy blog! The November theme is "Anything But a Birthday Card." Easy, huh? Whenever I want to create, and it's not the holiday season, my go to card is one I can add to my birthday card stash to be ready all year long. It's nice to make some more general cards to have on hand to send out for any occasion, or no occasion at all.

This cutie is made with the Spit Happens and Alpaca Cake stamps and dies. The great thing about these products is that you only need to purchase ONE die set to cut the images from TWO stamp sets! The way I see it, that leaves me with more money to buy more stamps and dies! 

The sentiment I stamped on the inside of this Center Step Card cracks me up every time I see it, and I think it's a perfect one to send to a friend, just because! It also reminds me that I need to research the difference between an Alpaca and a Llama! Google, her I come!



Be sure to link up your "anything but a birthday" card on the Dare 2B Artzy blog for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the D2BA store!



Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!


Thursday, November 3, 2022

Ready for Winter?

 Hi Artzy friends - 

I'm really not ready for the snow and cold. But it doesn't matter - it's coming whether I like it or not! I may not love winter weather but I do enjoy making winter cards, especially when I have adorable images to create them with!



This cute snowman from the Frosty Hello stamps and dies sets is prepared with his hat, scarf, and warm beverage! The trees and sentiment are from the same set.

My two background layers are cut with the Slim Mini Snowflake Background die set. I used a white glitter cardstock for the snowflake layer. I also cut a snowdrift out of white glitter cardstock using a die from the Curve Slimline Border set (and cut it down to fit on my mini slimline card) My sentiment banner is from the same die set.


I hope you enjoyed this card, and that you are staying warm and cozy, now and in the months to come!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day.

Avra



Thursday, October 20, 2022

It's Sweater Weather!

 Hi Artzy friends -

It's October in Ohio and you know what that means? Well, neither do I - it could be so sunny and warm that you can go out in your t-shirt, or it could be so chilly that you're wondering where you packed away your hat and gloves last spring! 

One thing is for certain - there are sure to be at least some days that you feel the need to pull out a cozy sweater and sit by the fire! I don't think you'll find any penguins sitting by the fire, but you may see some wearing sweaters!




This card features an image from Penguin Fun, a super cute stamp set from a few years back.
I cut this little guy with a square die from the Square Framelit die set and mounted them on lanes from the Slim Mini Wavy Layers die set.

The heat embossed sentiment is from the same stamp set and the banner is also cut with a die from the Slim Mini Wavy Layers. I am always a little nervous that I will be able to line my die up properly to  create a shorter banner but this was super easy to do! The dots around the border help to line the die up perfectly when cutting the 2nd edge.




The wavy background layer is cut from paper in the Snow Much Fun collection.


The October challenge theme on the Dare 2B Artzy blog is Favorite Color. Link up your card here for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Dare 2B Artzy store.




Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Avra


Thursday, October 6, 2022

Time to Get Jolly!

Hi Artzy friends -

Even though it's a beautiful 72 degrees today in central Ohio, I feel like it's time for me to get serious about making holiday cards. And even though I tend to bypass making autumn themed cards so I can get a head start, I find I am still in a panic in mid December trying to get my holiday greetings completed and out the door. 

Dare 2B Artzy's Pop Up Feature die set creates a fun card front that can also be used on its own and works well with just about any stamp sets you may have. It's quick and easy to make and it makes a big impression!


I really enjoyed making this card with the Reindeer Games stamp and die sets. The reindeer in this set is so fun to decorate with all of the included baubles, and he makes a big statement when he stands up upon opening the card.


Of course there are several cute sentiments included in this set and lots of places to include them on this card.



The patterned papers I used for this card are from the Holly Days 6 x 6 Paper Pack, which is perfect for all of my holiday cards!

The theme for this month's challenge on the Dare 2B Artzy blog is Favorite Color. Link up your project featuring your favorite color here for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Dare 2B Artzy store.



Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Avra