Friday, April 15, 2022

Dies R Us Challenge April 15. 2022!(Flowers/Spring)

Hi, Friends!

Welcome to Dies R Us Challenge for the second half of April!  Our challenge theme is 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 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.

Here is my spring card for the Dies R Us Challenge...

For my spring card, I started with a white card base.  The clouds were made with a stencil from MFT.    The trellis is from Tutti Designs.  The butterflies were made with a punch.  The tag and sentiment is from PTI.  The flowers are from IO.  And, the grass was made using a die from Lawn Fawn.  Gems were added to the butterflies to finish the card.

The links for the dies are listed below...

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)
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.)

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


  1. Beautiful Spring card, Maria! Love the trellis & the scalloped borders for grass!

  2. What a lovely spring, garden scene! I just love that gorgeous trellis with the flowers and butterflies flitting around. Spring indeed~

  3. Wonderful spring card. Love the background you created.

  4. OH! This is Gorgeous Maria, Spring has arrived.
    Faith x

  5. What a beautiful the tiny blooms!

  6. Beautiful Spring card, those flowers popping up are so pretty, a bright and cheerful Spring card, just what we need!!!

  7. OH my gosh, I just love all those billowy blue clouds in the sky and the green grass at the bottom! Those little flowers are perfect for spring, and here's wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend too!

  8. Spring has sprung in your beautiful card. Love the trellis and the colours are so light and airy… perfect for spring.

  9. Maria, this is as pretty as can be. I can smell Spring is in the air when I look at your lovely card. Love all the pretty flowers and the garden trellis behind them. Beautifully done! :-)

  10. Love how you used the trellis for your frame and embellished with die cuts of flowers and a butterfly. The background cloud stencil and grass completes an adorable scene. Thank you for meeting our challenge at Double Trouble "Frame It" and optional twist in your Design Team project. Don't forget we have waived the backlink from Dies R Us Challenge dates April 15-17 so you can share your project with us at Double Trouble and be eligible for our Top 3 and random draw prize. Double Trouble Challenge Suzanne Reynolds, Owner
    My Personal Blog I Luv Scrapping Too
    un and adorable card.

    1. Thank you for sharing and hope you will follow and join us for future fun challenges at Double Trouble.

  11. Wonderful spring scene. Love the trellis with all the flowers.

  12. Maria, what a happy floral spring card you've created!!! Love the trellis and all the flowers poking out of the "grass" below! Thank you so much for partnering with us at Double Trouble for our "Frame It" challenge!!! -Donna

  13. Hello Maria! I was so happy to see your card today, full of Spring and hope. Thank you for staying in touch and your kind wishes. Sorry I can't comment on all your posts, I'm trying to type one handed Lol! Some days are better than others. enjoy the rest of the week

  14. This is so bright and springy. That trellis die is lovely. Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble - Crazy Cousin Suzanne

  15. The trellis is so pretty and the flowers so spring looking. Wouldn't this be terrific in your yard with roses climbing up.

  16. What a beautiful spring card, Maria! You have created a lovely scene. Thank you for playing along at Double Trouble #108.

  17. Such a sweet springy card! I'm a sucker for a pretty trellis and this is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble! :)