15 April 2022

Dies R Us #191 ~ Spring/Flowers in Collaboration with Double Trouble Challenges

  Hello everyone and welcome.   There is a new challenge starting today at Dies R Us, plus we have an extra little fun for you to enjoy ... read on 😀

Challenge #191 ~ Flowers/Spring 

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 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 your 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. 

Also remember that 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, and that our challenge this month is all about Flowers and Spring!

So here is my project for this challenge.

I love the new release from Karen Burniston, mostly because I love interactive cards.  I made this card for my mom's 87th  birthday.  I wish I could have celebrated with her, but hopefully next year.

For this card I used the Heart Collage Pop-up, the Butterfly Collage Add-on, and the Happy Birthday dies, all from Karen Burniston.  I also used the Darla Butterfly and the Vivienne Butterfly from Memory Box.  The patterned paper and cardstock I used are from The Paper Boutique, called Tropical Dreams.

Now, I could try to explain to you how I made this card, but I think that giving you the link to Karen Burniston's video tutorial is a much better and safer bet 😀

This is one of those cards that really is so much prettier in person ... with the movement of the butterflies as you open the card ... just beautiful!

I made a panel, using the same papers, and adhered it to the back so that I had a place for the greeting and to write my personal message.

I love the way this card came out.  In fact, I loved it so much that I ordered the Balloons Add-ons as well, so be on the look out for that card, coming soon-ish 😀

Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a little of your day with me.  I hope I was able to inspire you to create a project, and  play along with us at the Dies R Us Challenges for your chance to win a gift certificate to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the 1st and 15th of each month.  There is a prize to be won with every challenge.  And don't forget to join the Double Trouble Challenge Blog too, for an extra prize.  Be sure to take a peek at our blog, where my teamies showcase their beautiful projects for your inspiration.  Also follow us on Facebook and Pinterest too.  

And don't forget to visit our sister store, Didi Crafts.  It has warehouses in the US and Canada. This means that our Canadian friends no longer have to worry about huge taxes or expensive shipping fees.  It has some products that are the same as Dies R Us, but in addition, it carries international dies,  and other crafty supplies for a variety of crafts.  Go take a peek and be pleasantly surprised!

Crafty hugs,


  1. Oh Lena, this is amazing!!! What a gorgeous pop-up card for your sweet mama's birthday. Many blessings to your mom and happy spring to you both!

  2. Wow, what a fabulous card Lena! I bet IRL it does flutter beautifully! I bet your Mom loved it, what a special card it is!! I think I have been enabled again!!!

  3. Oh, such a lovely butterfly card inside and out!! Those pink butterflies are so pretty!! Great card!!

  4. This is gorgeous and I know your mom absolutely adored it!

  5. Awesome birthday card! Love the papers you chose to showcase those pretty butterflies!

  6. Wow, that's amazing. The pretty butterflies fluttering out of the card look incredible. What a stunner!! xx

  7. Such a pretty birthday card for your Mother, Lena! I love Karen's interactive dies for cards, too! I wish I had more of them. Using the butterflies for both the inside and outside of the card is so pretty! Thank you for sharing your card and talents with us at Double Trouble!! Please wish your Mother a happy 87th from all of us!!! -Donna

  8. Beautiful card, and wow, the surprise to open it up and see the flurry of many butterflies.Pretty and fun card.

  9. How fun to see all those butterflies when you open the card. Love it.

  10. Wow! How wonderful is this card. Happy Birthday to your Mother. She's going to love this! Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble - Crazy Cousin Suzanne

  11. Wonderful card, Lena! So bright and cheerful. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #108.

  12. How gorgeous!! I love all the butterflies! Thanks for playing with all the twists from the Things at Double Trouble! :)

  13. She was very happy with this card I think


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