Monday, June 21, 2021

Double Trouble Challenge #87 - Guest Designer

Once again I have the pleasure of joining the group at Double Trouble Challenge as a Guest Designer for Challenge #87.  The theme for this challenge is "It's Hip to Be a Square".

This Challenge runs from 
Monday,  June21st thru Sunday, July 4th
Here are the fun details:

Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 
says, "Twisted Sister has often referred to me as being  square and I tell her 'It's Hip to Be a Square'.  She tells me it's better to be a circle because it's cool and groovy.  We are asking you to use squares or circles or combination of both and let us know whether you are square, groovy, or both. 

Talking about squares and circles, our partner for this challenge has a great sketch you may want to use for your squares, or modify by using a mix of squares and circles as long as the basic sketch is visible in your project.  You may also feel free to change the orientation of the sketch... rotate the sketch or use its mirror image. 

You can stop here... 
play along with Twisted Sister's optional twist below to earn another chance at our random draw.  

Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 
says, "Trouble Maker, since you're ummm, Boss, you need to know I have been spinning in circles looking for an optional twist.  Oh, wait, there it is! Ummm, Boss... Emboss.  Let's include ummm-bossing on our project.  

It's hot and dry here in Arizona... So if you want to Beat the Heat use Dry Embossing; or if you want to Beat the Cold use Heat Embossing; or use both... it's your choice.  

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, "If you have used Try Stampin' on Tuesday's sketch #512 you are eligible to enter your project even if you have or have not used our optional twist to include embossing.  Click HERE to enter.  

Please note that Try Stampin' on Tuesday starts on Tuesday, June 21st... so, if you post your project at Double Trouble on Monday, June 20th, you are still eligible to enter your project.  They have permitted us to backlink for that Monday only... so be sure to visit us again on Tuesday so you can post your card to TSOT using the link provided above.

Well, are you square or groovy or both?
(Make sure you add which one you are to your post!)
I'm feeling a bit on the square side these days, although I do seem to be running in circles a good bit of the time.  So, I guess I'm both.
Here's my contribution for this challenge:
card front

The dragonfly and sentiment stamps are from Stampin' Up, all heat embossed with SNS Limelight EP.  The inside flowers and leaves are Spellbinders dies.  The small one was the perfect size to emboss with the same ef to match the front.

Does anyone else have a Cuttlebug all-in-one embossing folder and die?  Mine has got to be 10 years old and I've never seen another anywhere. 
When I saw the Try Stamping on Tuesday sketch,
 I knew I'd be using it!

It certainly was fun joining the Double Trouble Challenge family this month!  Thanks for inviting this Crazy Cousin!

Challenges I am entering: 


  1. This is so pretty - that embossing folder is fabulous!

  2. Lovely card, Debi! The embossed texture adds such elegance. Thank you for joining us this month as our Crazy Cousin at Double Trouble Challenges.

  3. Debi, this is gorgeous! Love that delicate dragonfly over all the pretty texture! Thanks so much for playing at TSOT!

  4. Debi, love how you've added just a touch of mint to your card... it really accentuates the white textures! Thanks for being our Crazy Cousin this month at Double Trouble, and for joining our Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge as well!!! -Donna

  5. Elegant card for a difficult ocassion.

    Thank you for joining us for the June challenge at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

  6. Congrats on the guest designer spot! Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for linking up at Crafting Happiness Challenges. If you link up more than once, keep in mind that I only comment on one of your projects (since it's just me with no design team), but I see them all and appreciate you sharing! Have a blessed day,
    Janis, Owner @ Crafting Happiness Challenges

  7. Beautiful design, the floral embossing is so dainty!

  8. Love this in the white with that very soft addition of the green - thanks for sharing with us at TSOT this week

  9. Fabulous and inside too! Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

  10. Pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday for Challenge 512!

  11. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Love to Scrap Challenge.

    Helen x


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