Dots and Plaids and Checks, Oh My!

Today I’m here with my second card as the August Crazy Cousin for the Double Trouble Challenge!


The theme for Challenge #91 is “Scrapper’s Rail Mix”.

Thing 1:  Trouble Maker 

says, “August 31st is National Trail Mix Day. Trail Mix, aka GORP, is a mix of certain cereals, nuts, pretzels, raisins, dried fruits, M&Ms, etc.  Sounds yummy, but we have a yummy mix for Scrappers, too. 

Do you remember years ago when you didn’t mix plaids, stripes, checks, and polka dots? Not true today… so Let’s Mix It Up! Look through your stash for stamps, stencils, patterned papers, etc., in these patterns and designs and use any number or combination of these patterns – or just one… it’s your choice.”  

You can stop here OR  
you can use Twisted Sister’s optional twist for Fall Colors using our partner’s Color Challenge.  

Thing 3:  Twisted Sister 

says, “GORP! Oh, excuse me, I was greedily indulging in my trail mix. As I was selectively picking the M&M’s I thought how nice it would be to see fall colors.  Wouldn’t our partner’s Color Board look yummy in our Trail Mix with your project of patterns and design?  

All you need to do is select at least three or more of the colors (closest match) identified on the Color Board above with your choice of any neutrals. If you want to submit to Double Dare’s Dare below please make sure you use only the colors identified on the board. 


Thing 2:  Double Dare 

says, “If you have met Trouble Maker’s Requirement, “Scrapper’s Trail Mix”, and have included your M&M Fall Color Mix from the Color Dare Board above, you may enter your project here at ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #458

Good Luck!!

Double Trouble Challenge – #91 Scrapper’s Trail Mix
Color My Heart Color Dare – #458 Love of Color
Aud Sentiments Challenge – #281 Anything Goes w/a Sentiment
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge – #53 Anything Goes with a Critter
A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge – #8-2021 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge – #90 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – August 2021 – Patterned Paper
Cute Card Thursday Challenge – #691 – Anything Goes w/Opt Bright Colors
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge – Wk33 -Anything Goes

Peeking Giraffes – Whimsy Stamps
Cutie ABC Die Set – Whimsy Stamps
Stitched Hexagons – Spellbinders
Tropical Leaves – Lawn Fawn
Embossing Folder:
Small Dots – Cuttlebug
Copic Markers:
YR21 YR23 YR27 YR34
E39 E59
C1 C3 C5

17 thoughts on “Dots and Plaids and Checks, Oh My!”

  1. Cari this is adorable! I love the bright selection of these color hues that you used! It really makes this card look like such a happy hello! So glad you could be our Crazy Cousin over at Double Trouble! 🙂

  2. Fantastic card. You have layered the patterned papers superbly and I love that cheeky looking giraffe! Thanks for playing along with Color My Heart Color Dare. X

  3. So super cute and inspirational!! Love the idea of how you incorporated so many of the patterns! Your card is so super fun!

  4. Thank you so much for being our Crazy Cousin for the month of August. The giraffe is adorable and you really did a great match of all the colors used in the Color Dare board, and amazing how you captured all these colors in your Trail Mix… cute, fun and colorful. Thanks for sharing with Color Dare and Double Trouble.

  5. Absolutely LOVE the expression on the giraffe’s face! You choices of pattern papers are fabulous!! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at Double Trouble!!! – Donna

  6. Fabulous card, Cari! The way you combined the elements is so clever. Thank you for joining us as our Crazy Cousin at Double Trouble #91 and thank you for playing along with us at Color My Heart Color Dare #458.

  7. This is an amazing card. I love everything about it. The colours and designs on the patterned paper are lovely and the image is fab. Thank you for sharing your creation at Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper. Rebecca x

  8. Your giraffe is so cute. I am based in Perth Western Australia and our Zoo just had a baby giraffe born on Friday. Super exciting. Thanks for joining us at Colour Dare Challenge, I hope you can join us again soon.

  9. This card knocked my socks off. Such a great combination of colors & patterns. Thanks for playing along with Double Trouble, it’s always nice to extend the family tree!!!

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