Dare 2B Artzy | Christmas In July

Hello every one! I never known about Christmas in July until I got into the crafting community. It has been fun and I got early inspirations to prepare for up coming Christmas. Today, I would like to share couple Christmas card ideas with you all.

The first couple cards are white-on-white mini slimline Christmas cards. This style is super quick and easy to make, especially when you want to mass-produce Christmas cards in one day. The mini slimline card base dimension is 6 inch X 3 1/4 inch. For the card bases, I like to use heavy-weight white cardstock 110 lbs.

To make these slimline mini cards, all you need are Slimline Snowflake Dies, Mini Christmas Die, white cardstocks, and white glitter cardstocks for extra shine on the cards. I use dries-clear adhesive glue to add all the pieces on the card. I shared these mini slimline Christmas cards on Dare 2B Artzy blog.

Here is another mini slimline Christmas card. I shared this Reindeer Happy Holidays card at Dare 2B Artzy blog.

I made this card using the Reindeer Games Stamp Set, Reindeer Games Dies, Slim Mini Wavy Layers Dies, and Snow Much Fun Paper Collection Variety Pack.

I hope these Christmas cards give ideas to create. There is no such thing too early for starting to make Christmas cards. Also… You can link up your Christmas card at D2BA July challenge for a chance to win a $15 gift card to the D2BA Store!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

Sending Paper Hugs

We all know that it has been hard times for all of us and we cannot give physical hug to each other yet. But, we can send each other paper hugs through handmade cards.

I am grateful that I could get back to do projects slowly in my craft room after my surgeries. I got to spend time this week to color and make this card.

I used new Olive Branch Digital Stamp Bundle and the new Olive Branch Digital Paper Pack. They are beautiful match sets for any occasions cards, especially encouraging cards.

I printed the image and sentiment on 80 lbs white smooth Neenah white cardstock with inkjet printer the day before I colored it. The image was dried overnight. If you print the image and want to color it right away, make sure to dry the ink with craft heat gun first to avoid smearing while coloring.

I colored the image with Arteza Everblend Art Markers. I added some white paint splatters on it and then I dried the colored image with craft heat gun and then fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

I cut the sentiment with one of the label die from Dare 2B Artzy Slim Mini Wavy Layers Die Set.

I printed one of these beautiful digital patterned papers on a white cardstock with inkjet. I trimmed it into 4 inch x 5.5 inch. I added the patterned paper on the top fold card white card with permanent EZ Grand runner adhesive.

After that, I added the colored image and sentiment banner on the card with 3D foam adhesive.

You also find Gracie’s designs at Unity Stamp Company in form of rubber stamps and papers pad.

Let’s encourage and give each other hugs with our handmade cards. I hope you can feel my hugs today… Thank you for stopping by my blog today…

STAMPlorations 8th Birthday Celebration

Hello everyone!!! Today, I am joining the STAMPlorations 8th Birthday Celebration with these two cards. And…you are invited to join the celebration, too.

There are 3 fun ways to celebrate this special day with us!!! The fun starts at STAMPlorations Blog where you will see more inspiration and more detail about how you can join this 8th Birthday Celebration.

There are Three (3) New Birthday Bundles released. On my two cards today, I used the Birthday Bundle #2 consists:

  1. Blossom Sprays #5 4×6 stamp set
  2. See the Good 3×5 stamp set
  3. Design Blox Template #6 – 6×10, 10mil
  4. Art Border #2 CUTplorations thin metal die

My first card, I did stamping with multiple colors dye ink pads (rainbow colors) and I sprayed it lightly with water and stamped it on a watercolor paper to get the watercolor look on the image without using watercolor paint.

After stamping, I dried stamped image with craft heater and then fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors and I added on the card with 3D foam tape.

I cut out a back-adhesive black cardstock using the border die to create the border on the background.

I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment on a black cardstock, and I also fussy cut it with scissors. I added on the card with 3D foam tape and permanent adhesive.

I embellished the card with some of the Sunshine Yellow – ShakerBlends.

On my second card, I used the stamping with stencil technique to create that background. I trimmed it to fit the on too of the front A2 card. I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I stamped the flower on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad and I dried the ink. After that, I colored it with Arteza Woodless Watercolor Pencils and waterbrush.

After that, I dried it with craft heater and cut it with one of the Manila Tags Nesting Dies. I added it on the card with permanent adhesive.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with Nocturne ink pad and then I trimmed it. For the mat, I cut a black cardstock about 1/4” bigger than the sentiment label. I used my edge distresser tool to distress the edges. If you do not have this tool, you can use scissors to distress the edges.

I added the sentiment label on top of the black mat with permanent adhesive glue, and then I added the whole sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape.

That’s all my cards for this STAMPlorations celebration. I hope these inspire you to create today. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

D2BA | Mini Slimline Birthday Cards

Hello hello hello everyone… I always need Birthday cards for my stash. I like to make this kind of card in a batch of cards.

I used the new Slim Mini Birthday Die set to make these cards. I share this simple and quick mini slimline birthday cards at D2BA blog today.

I hope these cards give you an idea how to add more cards to your stash. There are lots of new fun products you can check at Dare 2B Artzy Store today.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful day.

D2BA | Pop Up Card and Gift For The Best Dad

Hello everyone! Father’s Day is on June 20th this year. Today, I wanna share an idea for the Father’s Day card and gift card holder.

I created this slide pop up card using the Pop Up Feature Die. It is one of my favorites from the newly released products at D2BA store. Visit D2BA Blog for more inspiration and detail for Masculine theme projects and you can play along with this month challenge, too.

For the patterned papers, I used couple of the papers from the All The Buzz Collection Variety Pack. This variety papers pack is super adorable! They are not only can be used for Spring, but also Summer and masculine style projects. 

I also used the new Rectangle Framelit Dies to create the tag that I added on the back of the pop up panel as the pull-up tag. I added the gift card on the tag using removable glue dot.

I cut a piece of heavyweight white cardstock using the label die from the new Slim Mini Wavy Layers Die and then I stamped the sentiments from the new Special Family Stamp Set with black ink pad using my Mini MISTI. I added the sentiment label on the front pop up panel with 3D foam tape.

I cut out couple of the bees from one of the pattern paper with scissors and then I added it on the card with couple 3D foam tape.

I love how it turned out. This card will fit in a regular A2 card envelope and not bulky to send out using regular postage.

That’s my card for today and I hope this give you an idea to make a special handmade card and gift for The Father’s Day.  Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.