Monday, April 6, 2020

It's Hip to Be a Square!

What a fun theme for a card challenge - It's Hip to Be A Square! Rather than making a square card, I decided to decorate an A2 card with some squares - perfect and not-so-perfect. You can find this fun challenge at Double Trouble #54. Here are the requirements:

Thing 1 (required): Trouble Maker wants to see squares on your projects. Go to the challenge blog for suggestions and clarification.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare dares you to link your project to at least one of our previous challenge partners. A list is available on the challenge blog. I linked my card to The Crafter's Cafe "Anything Goes" Challenge #239

Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister thinks you should earn an extra chance for the random draw by using a retro stamp (no digis) that is at least one year old. 

Dies were used for the true squares, wonky squares, wonky window squares, and the lone circle. The sentiment was a die-cut stamped image. A panel of black cardstock was glued to a white card base. A panel of patterned paper was then added. (Note the tiny squares in the patterned paper.) The remaining items were added to the card - some with foam tape and some directly to the card front. The inside of the card was decorated with a strip of patterned paper and a strip of black cardstock.

The Design Team hopes you'll join them on their DTC #54 Blog for this biweekly challenge, scheduled to begin on Monday, April 6, and ending on Sunday evening, April 19, 2020.

Stamps: Wplus9 "That Is All"
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!  Whisper White, Basic Black & Pacific Point
Paper: Stampin' Up! Everyday Chic Collection (retired)
Dies: Wplus9 "That Is All", Lil' Inker Designs "Wonky Stitched Squares", MFT "Wonky Windows", Simon Says Stamp Stitched Squares & Stitched Circles
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. Cool design! Love the layered squares and your colors are perfect! :)

  2. What a great take on your wacky squares and that sentiment is card.

  3. Black and white with just the right amount of blue - great look with those really unique die cuts!

  4. Love the various sizes of squares and the lone circle. The background paper with the tiny squares is perfect for this challenge.