Thursday, May 20, 2021

Triangle Gatefold, Two Ways

 Hi Artzy friends -

Did you know that Cindy Sartain goes live on Facebook on the Dare 2B Artzy page almost every Monday at 7:30 p.m. Central Time? Her video is always full of great inspiration and tips (and sometimes sneak peeks) using fabulous Dare 2B Artzy products! 

If you watched on May 3rd, you saw her share how she makes triangle gatefold cards; and she shared the written dimensions and assembly directions in the Artzy Community Facebook group. Request to join the group if you are not already a member. You can find the measurements in the files. 

Because I love trying new-to-me fun folds, I created two triangle gatefold cards - a slimline version, and a mini-slim version. 

My slimline card features images from the Seas the Day stamps and dies sets, as well as paper from the Seas the Day collection

On the inside I adhered the white dotted rectangle and the sentiment strip from the Wavy Slimline Framelits die set.

I created a belly band to hold the card closed, mounting my octopus and stamping my sentiment on two diecuts from the Wavy Squares Framelits.

My mini-slim card features images from the Crafty Gnome stamp and die sets, and paper from the All the Buzz collection. 

On the inside I used the new Slim Mini Wavy Layers dies to cut the two layers on which my sentiment and additional images are displayed. 

I created a belly band for this card as well, again using the Wavy Squares Framelits for my main image and greeting. 

I also created my own matching slim-mini envelope with papers from the All the Buzz collection, using Dare 2B Artzy's brand new Slim-Mini Envelope dies! 

Don't you love presenting a card/gift that's all color coordinated?!

I hope you will tune in to Cindy's Facebook live's on Monday evenings, and if you can't watch her live you can always catch the replay any time!

There is still time to enter Dare 2B Artzy's challenge for the month of May. The theme is Flowers, and you can earn a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Dare 2B Artzy store. 

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Happy Mother's Day!

 Hi Artzy friends -

This weekend is Mother's Day and I needed a card to send to my mother-in-law. My husband is driving out of state today to see her for the first time in well over a year!

I pulled out two of my favorite older Dare 2B Artzy products to create this simple yet pretty card.
The Trellis background die creates a beautiful background great with any type of image. 

If you're a newer D2BA follower I have a little tip for you, discovered by Artzy design team member Melody Blake. One layer of the diecut looks like this - 

But if you cut 2 panels, and turn one of them 180 degrees, you get a pattern like this - 

Pretty cool, huh? 

I cut two layers for my card but kept them lined up, just to add a little dimension.

The pitcher of flowers is from the Refresh the Soul stamps and Water Pitchers dies.

The sentiment is from the Bouquet 4 You stamp set.

I hope my mother-in-law enjoys this card; teal is one of her favorite colors!

And I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day and weekend!

Please join in our blog challenge for May which is Flowers. Link up any flower themed project this month for a chance to win a $15 Dare 2B Artzy gift certificate.

Thanks for visiting, and have a great day!


Sunday, May 2, 2021

May Flowers

 Hi Artzy friends -

Happy May! Spring is in full swing in most of the United States, and here in Ohio that means that lots of spring flowers are in bloom! 

Coincidentally, Dare 2B Artzy's challenge for May is Flowers! 

Just link up your project on the blog, which follows the theme of flowers for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Dare 2B Artzy store.

I used a cute bunny pushing a wheelbarrow full of flowers, from the Hippity Hoppity stamp set on two cards for this challenge.

On the slimline card I embossed a white panel with the Slimline Wildflower background die. My embossed sentiment is from the Honey Bunny stamp set. I cut the word friends as well as the vellum shadow layer with the Friends Double Layered Word Die.

My second card is an A2 sized card. I embossed this background with the Wacky Boxes Background die, and then lightly inked over the surface with a light blue ink. The Happy Spring sentiment comes from the Honey Bunny stamp set.

I have watched 3 different crafters use this technique recently of embossing with dies and finally gave it a try! It's always fun to try new things with product that you already own!

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!