Monday, March 15, 2021

Dies R Us Challenge-March 15, 2021-Anything Goes!

We're doing something a little different today! We're partnering up with the Double Trouble Challenge Blog 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!

I made the above St. Patrick's Day card for my husband.  The cross stitch panel was made using a die from Tutti Designs.  The shamrocks are from IO.  The sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays and the leprechaun is from Inkadinkado.  I just love that smiling leprechaun!  He's smiling because he just found two pots of gold!

Here are the details for the challenge...

The theme for this challenge will be A Magical Day:

In order to qualify for the prizes offered at Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge, you'll need to follow these guidelines.  
"A Magical Day"

Thing 1: Trouble Maker says, "We are going to recognize 'Everything You Think is Wrong Day' on March 15th, a day when nothing goes right. Picture this: Your crafting project just went wrong! Have you ever had a day like that... a day when nothing was going right? Yeah, me too." 

"Don't give up... because things that went wrong will magically correct themselves at the stroke of midnight and we will be celebrating 'Everything You Do is Right Day' on March 16th! To get to this happy day, you had to get past yesterday."

"So let's include something MAGICAL on your crafting project (i.e. gnome, fairy, magician, wand, rabbit in a hat, pixie dust, unicorn, mermaid, Disney, etc.)." 

You can stop here...
you can continue to Twisted Sister's optional twist below. 

Thing 3: Twisted Sister
says, "Trouble Maker, you were right! Everything went completely wrong yesterday but today is another day... it was magical and today everything seems to be going right. Whether or not you decide to play along with my twist we hope everything goes right for you." 

"My optional twist is to use at least one metal die (a frame, an image, a sentiment, etc.) in your project and any brand is acceptable. If you have included a die(s) on your project you will receive another chance at the DTC random draw and you will have met Double Dare's requirement below." 

Thing 2: Double Dare
says, "If you have created Thing 1's "magical" theme and have included at least one metal die on your project you are eligible to enter it at Dies R Us HERE
If you have used any brand of die that Dies R Us sells you will be eligible for their random draw and earn a $10 gift certificate at their store. Your die may already qualify... click HERE to view the list of brands sold at DRU on the left-hand sidebar. Don't keep us guessing... include the brand of die used in your post." 

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

(remember, you MUST use at least 1 metal die to qualify for the DRU prize... and please tell us the die company you have used in your project.)

  All dies that were used for my card with links are listed below.  I hope you create a project using dies and join us for the challenge!

Dies R Us has a sister store with warehouses in the USA and Canada called Didi Crafts

It will ship to both the US and Canada.  Didi Crafts will carry some of the same products as DRU, but most will be different.  Now our Canadian friends don't have to worry about huge taxes or shipping fees. How great is that!?!

My teammates have some fabulous inspiration for you today.  Sit back, relax, and take a look.... (you can click on their name to go to their personal blogs and get more detailed information about each project)

    Design Team

Maria—that’s me!

  Thanks so much for taking time to visit here today! Have a great day, hugs!!


  1. Egads I'd better get busy and made a St. Patty' card for MY hubby ... and he's Irish so you know he'll expect one! LOL This is awesome Maria and your other half will love it I'm sure! Thanks for inspiration!

  2. Awesome St. Patty's card both inside and out, fabulous design! Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

  3. Ahh! I love St. Patrick Day cards! St. Patrick's Day was a huge holiday growing up with both my parents being Irish! We listened to Irish Music for the whole month of March, with John Gary being the favorite! My kids were never into celebrating St. Patrick's Day so I only have my memories celebrating with my parents! Your card is magical to me! Love that Irish Poem and that adorable leprechaun! Happy Saint Patrick's Day to you and yours!!

  4. There's nothing more magical than a leprechaun, right? Cute, cute card! My hubby is Irish, so he's always looking for a card on the holiday. He's getting an Irish elephant this year. I'm sure he'll be thrilled (not)!

  5. Love how you used the two colors on your shamrock embellishments and adorable leprechaun... very pretty St Patty's Day card. Thank you for your participation and sharing your DT magical card with us at Double Trouble.

  6. Great Irish card and perfect for this magical challenge. Love the sentiment too.

  7. No wonder he is smiling and I am too at your fabulous card Maria x.

  8. What a great idea to make a magical St. Patty's day card for the theme. This is adorable.

  9. Maria, I'm sure your husband will love his St. Patrick's Day card! So much love and hard work went into it! So happy to partner up with you for this challenge. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us a Double Trouble!!! -Donna

  10. Oh how lucky that he has found two pots of gold. I'm still looking for my one :-) Your husband is going to love your card. Happy St. Patrick's Day to both of you.
    May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more,
    and nothing but happiness, come thru your door!
    ♥ Lena

  11. I bet he loved this sweet card!

  12. Wonderful St. Patty’s Day card. Your hubby must have loved it.
    Fun double challenge with the troublemakers.

  13. Cute card full of lots of St Patty's luck! Thank you for sharing it to our magical challenge at Double Trouble :)

  14. Such a cute card, Maria! The Irish blessing is so special. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #79.