2020, Challenges

Welcome spring

Hello and welcome to my blog, thanks so much for joining me today. I’m sharing my second card as the March Crazy Cousin for the Double Trouble Challenge blog.

The theme for the Double Trouble Challenge #52 is Die-lirious and Punchy” and the details follow:

THING 1:  Trouble Maker says, “I’m feeling Die-lirious and Punchy!  Include at least one Spring item on your project made with  punches, dies, cutting machines and even fussy-cutting (i.e. hand punches, die cutting machines, Cricut, Silhouette, Scan & Cut, scissors, etc). You can stop here…OR, you can choose to use Twisted Sister’s Optional Twist below.

THING 3:  Twisted Sister says, “Winter is behind us and Spring is just around the corner what many believe to be the best season of them all!  Hope I’m not bugging you; but it’s time to put some sweetness in our projects and why not include a bee, the makers of honey, or their honeycombs.

This is an OPTIONAL TWIST but you will be awarded an additional chance in Double Trouble’s random draw if you include this twist in your project.

THING 2:  Double Dare says, “Bitten By the Bug is a challenge that usually requires cuts from your Cricut machine, however, we were able to CUT a Die’al.”

For this challenge Bitten By the Bug is accepting the use of hand punches, die cutting machines, but NO fussy-cutting! Besides using a Cricut you are free to use Silhouette, Brother Scan and Cut or other similar devices. Be sure to tell us in your blog post what you used.

So, if you have used a Spring theme and at least one cut from any of these machines, you can click on Bitten By the Bug “Spring Equinox Challenge and enter your project.  You don’t need to use Twisted Sister’s optional twist to enter and you will still earn an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw.

My card for this challenge:


I chose a hexagon patterned paper from Pretty Little Studio’s Sweet Life collection and matched it with some green card stock from Papertrey Ink. The card stock is cut to 4.5″ by 9.5″ and scored at 1.5″ and 7″. Once folded, this leaves a gap at the front of the card. I cut the patterned paper slightly smaller than the card stock and attached it with tape.


On the “peeps” die cuts I used a blending brush and Faded Jeans DO ink to add the colour. I brushed sheer shimmer spritz over the “peeps” for a bit of sparkle, and set them aside. I wanted the “peeps” to be the focal point, and felt that a sentiment on the outside would be distracting.


On the inside of the card, I stamped a sentiment and floral border from Joyclair Stamps’ Spring Stroll set in the same blue ink. I used liquid glue to stick the “peeps” to the front of the card – the outer ones are stuck to the bottom flap, and the middle one is stuck to the top flap. It’s a very simple design, and I’m happy with the result.

Crazy Cousin March 2020

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Thank you so much for stopping by!

10 thoughts on “Welcome spring”

  1. Ikami, thanks again for being our Crazy Cousin this month and your support of Double Trouble Challenges. I love that hexagon paper and how you created the three-fold card using the bunnies for the closure…adorable spring card.


  2. So sweet, Inkami! The hexagon paper gives the design movement and your bunnies are wonderful. Thank you for joining us as a Guest Designer at Double Trouble #52.


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