Monday, March 16, 2020

Spring Equinox with Bitten By the Bug 2 and Double Trouble challenge

Hello and welcome to our latest challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 Spring Equinox.  The planet marks a seasonal change in the coming week depending on where you live on this planet you may or may not be seeing the signs of Spring bud.  This time around create a spring inspired project.  And for a twist...BBTB2 has collaborated with Double Trouble Paper Crafting Challenge Blog for this challenge. They have several layers to their challenge and I have shared their post below and encourage you to play along with one, two or all three of the layers of this challenge.  I personally played with all 3!

Here is the Double Trouble post:

WELCOME to Challenge #52
Let the Troubles Begin 

"Die-lirious and Punchy"
THING 1:  Trouble Maker

says, "I'm feeling Die-lirious and Punchy!  Include at least one Spring item on your project made with  punches, dies, cutting machines and even fussy-cutting (i.e. hand punches, die cutting machines, Cricut, Silhouette, Scan & Cut, scissors, etc).    

You can stop here...

OR, you can choose to use Twisted Sister's Optional Twist below. 
THING 3:  Twisted Sister
says, "Winter is behind us and Spring is just around the corner what many believe to be the best season of them all!  Hope I'm not bugging you; but it's time to put some sweetness in our projects and why not include a bee, the makers of honey, or their honeycombs.    

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, "Bitten By the Bug is a challenge that usually requires cuts from your Cricut machine, however, we were able to CUT a Die'al." 
For this challenge Bitten By the Bug is accepting the use of hand punches, die cutting machines, but NO fussy-cutting! Besides using a Cricut you are free to use Silhouette, Brother Scan and Cut or other similar devices. Be sure to tell us in your blog post what you used.  

So, if you have used a Spring theme and at least one cut from any of these machines, you can click on Bitten By the Bug "Spring Equinox" Challenge and enter your project.  You don't need to use Twisted Sister's optional twist to enter and you will still earn an additional chance at the Double Trouble Random Draw.

Now for more of my project.  I ended up cutting the box twice hence two completed.  I decorated each one with bees from the Sentimentals cartridge and Tim Holtz Tattered flowers shaped and attached with a brad.  This particular box also has a beehive from Sentimentals.

The box open.

The second box doesn't use the beehive cut.  Instead I added more flowers.

The second box in the open position.

Shaping the bees and flowers really add a lot of "life" to the box.


Products used:
Cricut cartridges Box it Up and Sentimentals (bee and hive)
Tim Holtz Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Tattered Flower Garland
Quick Quotes Secret Garden papers
Quick Quotes Powderpuff Chalking ink Midnight Confessions
American Craft yellow and gold textured card stock
black card stock

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to play along with Bitten By the Bug 2 Spring Equinox challenge and I dare you to play along with all the elements of Double Trouble.



  1. Oh wow! What an amazing box. This is total perfection and stunning in every way! WOW!

  2. Alicia, wow, fantastic gift boxes and love that your project included our Twisted Sister's twist. I'm so glad we hooked up for this challenge and hope that both teams benefit and are able to pull in some more entrants to both challenges and hope we share future challenges. Thanks again for your participation and support of our challenge at Double Trouble.

  3. That box is just adorable and I love the extra dimension the flowers and bees add.

  4. How special, Alicia! The boxes with their decorations are so creative and clever - pretty, too! Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #52.

  5. This is such a pretty little box and I love the pop of color from the flowers!

  6. Gorgeous boxes Alicia! I just love that they look like honeycombs!

  7. Cool boxes - love the flowers and bees. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  8. those color choices really make the box AMAZING! great challenge, thanks for arranging.

  9. Lovely creation and great flowers! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen