Friday, April 15, 2022

Dies R Us Challenge #191 ~ Flowers/Spring

 Hello Blogging Friends,

We are partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge Blog again this year and having a joint challenge collaboration.  It's fun and easy and you have a chance to win prizes both here on the DRU Challenge as well as the Double Trouble Challenge #108! The Double Trouble Challenge runs from April 18 - May 1 and their theme is "Frame It" - use a basic metal die in your project.

Here are the options to include if you want to join the Double Trouble challenge. You can enter the Double Trouble "Frame It" challenge #108 here.

Thing 1:  Trouble Maker (Double Trouble Challenge)
says, "How many of us have a Cricut or similar machine that sits idle?  Since the world of metal dies has emerged how often do you pull out your Cricut to cut a basic shape?  It seems most of us have accumulated some dies and now use a die cutter (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, Gemini).  I'm challenging you to select a basic-shaped metal die from your stash and use it on your project, e.g. frame, square, rectangle, triangle for your image and/or sentiment...  you get the idea.  
You can stop here... 
play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance in the Double Trouble random draw.  

Thing 3:  Twisted Sister  (Double Trouble Challenge)
says, "It isn't difficult for me to pick out a shaped metal die for a frame and/or sentiment but I have accumulated so many other pretty metal dies.  

"Mother's Day is around the corner... this is a good time to honor your Mom or someone special who has had an impact on your life.  My optional twist is to include flower(s) and/or butterfly(s) on your project. I'm going to use some of my pretty dies, however, if you don't have floral or butterfly dies, just use patterned paper, stenciling, or embossing.   

Optional Twist:  If you have included flowers and/or butterflies on your project you will earn another chance in the Double Trouble Random Draw. 

Thing 2: Double Dare (DRU Challenge)
says, "If you have included at least one metal die on your project you are eligible to enter at Dies R Us #191 HERE. There is a limit of three entries and make sure you post your entry on or before April 28th and you will be eligible for an extra Double Trouble random draw chance. The theme is Flowers/Spring.
If you have used any brand of dies that Dies R Us sells in their store, you will be eligible for an extra Double Trouble random draw chance as well as a chance to win the DRU $10 gift code prize.  Your die may already qualify. Click HERE to view the dies on their left-hand sidebar. Be sure to mention in your post if you used a die that is sold at DRU's store for a chance the DRU random draw. 

SO basically the options for winning prizes are: 
  Thing 1: Use a basic shaped metal frame die to enter the Double Trouble challenge. 
  Thing 2: Use a metal die that DRU sells and include the theme Spring/Flowers to enter the DRU challenge and the random draw from Double Trouble. 
  Thing 3: Use a metal frame die and add a flower or butterfly to project for another entry to the Double Trouble challenge.

If you used a metal die to join our DRU Challenge and it's a basic frame shape, you have already completed all the requirements for both challenges.  If you've only used a die (but not a basic shape), you are still eligible for our DRU Challenge, but it won't qualify for the Double Trouble Challenge. 

(remember, you MUST use at least one metal die to qualify for the DRU prize... and please tell us the die company you have used in your project.)

  Here is my card for the DRU Challenge #191:


Yellow card stock
Blue Marble paper
Green paper
Black paper
Yellow paper 
Distressed ink paper
Happy Mother's Day stamp
Black ink

I started this card using a Yellow card base and I took some Black paper and the Impression Obsession Checkered Frame die and cut out the frame.  I added the frame to a piece of Blue Marble paper and added that to the card.  I took the Poppystamps Tender Tulip die, Green paper and Yellow Paper and cut out the Tulip, pieced it together and added it to the card.  I took the Memory Box Glade Butterfly die, Black paper and a scrap of distress oxide paper and cut out the butterfly, pieced it together and added it to the card.  I took the Happy Mother's Day stamp and some Black ink and stamped that onto the card.  

Don't forget to check our Sister Store in Canada with warehouses in USA & Canada called Didi Crafts.

I hope you will come and join in the fun at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  There's a new challenge theme offered on the 1st and 15th of each month and one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive a gift voucher prize to the Dies R Us Store.  For your convenience, all the important Dies R Us links are provided below.

Click below for:


Challenge Blog


Inspiration Blog 

Friends of Dies R Us Pinterest Page

Thanks for stopping by!

I am entering this card in the Double Trouble Challenge #108 ~ "Frame It".



  1. This is gorgeous Lori! I love everything about this spring card.

  2. That is one gorgeous butterfly, so pretty!! Beautiful flower, too!! A wonderful spring card!!

  3. This is such a beautiful Mother's day card. Love that tulip die.

  4. Such a sharp looking card...the colors just pop with the black border! Love it!

  5. Hi Lori Lori this is a lovely card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. GORGEOUS card, Lori! I just love yellow and black used together! Your butterfly is so colorful, it just draws the eye to drink in more! Thank you and DRU for being our Double Trouble partner for this "Frame It" challenge!!! -Donna

  7. What a beautiful Mother's Day card. Love the beautiful tulip and the gorgeous butterfly. Stunning card!

  8. Sorry, ignore my last request to share your DT card with Double Trouble, I see you already have. Thank you and beautiful card, Lori.

  9. Love the frame for your flower and butterfly. It really draws the eye to your focal image.

  10. Love the black and white frame around the image. So striking. Wonderful work. Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble - Crazy Cousin Suzanne

  11. Such a pretty card! I love the bold monarch! Thanks for entering your card with us at Double trouble :) So glad we could partner up with your challenge this time around!

  12. Your card is gorgeous, Lori! Every detail is lovely - the colors, the design, the images, and the sentiment. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #108.


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