The first Dare 2B Artzy Blog Hop

Welcome to the 1st Dare 2B Atrzy Blog Hop!!

We are so excited to share some fun projects with you, using some of our new stamps for this year!!


We have released 25 NEW stamp sets!! You can check out all the new products here!!

You should have arrived here from Monica’s blog!  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!!

Blog Hop will end Sunday evening at 7:00pm Central.  We will then post a winner!!

We are also offering a special Blog Hop discount of 10% off your order placed during the Hop! Enter the code: BLOOM at checkout. Happy shopping!!


I am so excited about today’s Blog Hop because I get to share with you the cutest turtle ever!

The idea of a Quilted Turtle just tugged at my heart strings because my husbands grandmother makes stunning quilts. She made a beautiful quilt out of my wedding dress which is a cherished treasure for me.

Quilts bring to mind warmth, beauty, art, love and each one is unique just like this new stamp set from Dare 2B Artzy called Quilted Turtle.

DT2BA Turtle 1

I started off by stamping the turtle with the new Totally Black hybrid ink pad from Dare 2B Artzy and then used some warm greys from my Copic markers to color the head and feet.

I wanted to make a patchwork quilt of the turtle’s shell so I stamped the little turtle several times on various patterned papers and fussy cut them and glued them on to create the unique shell.D2BA Turtle closeup

Once everything was dry I fussy cut the turtle and found a little blue button to use for his eye to add some dimension.


I used the same technique on the heart and paper pieced one section of the heart using some patterned paper and colored the rest using my Copics. I also fussy cut the heart and attached it to the end of a tag I had stamped and heat embossed my sentiment, “A friend is worth a thousand stitches.”.

My card is layered together with various papers in neutral, blue and red colors to pair with my quilt pattern on my turtle. The gorgeous red cardstock is from the beautiful new line of papers called Artzy Doodles from Dare 2B Artzy.

I added some red buttons as embellishment and to give added dimension and interest to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!  Your next stop in the hop is Tracy’s blog!

We hope you are inspired all along the way!

Check out all D2BA’s products here!

Happy Hopping! In case you’ve gotten lost along the way, there’s a full list of everyone participating in today’s hop at the bottom of this post.

Do something crafty today!



Hop Order:

Cindy – Dare 2B Artzy






Tonya – you are here


Cindy – Dare 2B Artzy