Monday, January 3, 2022

Cuddle Up and Let It Snow

Happy New Year! Double Trouble is celebrating its 100th 
 Challenge and its first challenge of 2022. This is a biweekly challenge closing on Sunday evening, January 16, 2022. As is customary, there are three "Things" to the challenge.

Thing 1 (required): Trouble Maker wants us to remember that January 6 is Cuddle Up Day so she wants to see your project about cozy and warm and layering. That means your project must have at least two layers on top of the card base and your project must include the use of at least one die.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare hopes you will take on the challenge to ensure your card also meets the requirements of our partner, Bitten by the Bug 2. Be sure to check out their guidelines.
Thing 3 (optional): Twisted Sister is challenging you to include a cuddly item on your projects such as a quilt, comfort food, or even a good book - something you like to cuddle with.

With each of the above elements, you will earn a chance at our random draw so we encourage you to play along and join the fun. For our 100th anniversary, we are also including some fun prizes in addition to our usual random draw, so be sure to follow our guidelines at our DTC100 Blog.

I decided to use a pair of mittens for my cozy and warm item. I always wear gloves of some type when the weather turns even the slightest bit cool so I like mittens when the temperatures really drop. I assembled three rectangular die-cut panels onto the card base then added snowflakes and mittens, so ended with a card comprised of five layers. To complete the card I added a narrow red ribbon and a couple of "buttons" to the mittens.

Thing 2 Prize:  Double Dare (That's me!)
I am offering a Special Prize if you have used a machine-created image or shape on your project. Be sure to mention in your post what element you created and what machine you used. A Cricut, Silhouette, Brother Scan 'n Cut or similar is acceptable. To enter, leave a comment below. 

We're looking forward to seeing your creations for "warm and cozy!"

Stamps: Reverse Confetti "Smitten Mittens"
Ink: Stampin' Up! Coastal Cabana
Cardstock: SU! Basic White, Coastal Cabana, Cherry Cobbler, & Glimmer Cardstock (silver)
Paper: Dare 2B Artzy
Dies: Paper Rose (stitched rectangles), Reverse Confetti (mittens), Lil' Inker (stitched snowflakes)
Misc.: SU! Ribbon (Real Red), SU! Glitter Enamel Dots, foam tape


  1. Oh my goodness, how cute!! Love the colors and the little mittens are just the sweetest! :)

  2. Melanie, I love your card. Not sure if you consider a Big Shot a cutting machine because it's not electric but that's what I used to cut out the scalloped die on my card today.

    1. Our partner made an exception for us and allowed cuts from machines, dies or punches.

  3. Great snowflake background and I just love the ribbon joining the mittens (reminds me of little kids who are forever losing ONE mitten...)

  4. What a great card Melanie, I love that color combination, especially with the sparkly silver!

  5. Almost, I mean almost, I want to go back to Buffalo and play in your colorful and sparkly snowflakes. Such a pretty card and your gloves and sentiments are adorable. I had gloves very similar to those as a kid.

  6. This is such an adorable card with the sweet little mittens and the snowflake background. I LOVE the ribbon and brads holding the mittens together!

  7. WOW! I LOVE the colors and embellishments! So many layers of cozy to love!

  8. Those mittens are just darling and I love the colors you used! The layer challenge goes perfect with your cute design :)

  9. Super cute mittens. I always have gloves in my coat pocket just in case! I also have a favorite pair of mittens I can't get rid of - also just in case!

  10. Those mittens are adorable and I remember having that string running through my coat.

  11. This is my favorite color combo for Christmas - soooo pretty! Love the texture and fun that the dimensional ribbon adds to the card as well as the sparkle! This is really lovely!

  12. Of course, when you have snowflakes in the air, mittens are definitely a requirement. Darling card, Melanie, and love the ribbon to pair the mittens, so they don't get lost. Happy 2022.

  13. Melanie, such a snuggly card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Bitten by the Bug for our final challenge.


  14. The blues and red are such a pretty winter palette, perfectly complemented by the sparkly silver. The red ribbon connecting the mittens is a brilliant design choice!

  15. WOW! WOW! WOW! Your card is fabulous. And.... your generous prize is astonishing. Have a great weekend! Cheers, Makira