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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Double Duty

This is our toughest Challenge EVER!

and I am sticking with the theme because I LOVE how it created inspiration. The purpose of this is to help all of us see our products differently. I must confess it initially came to me when looking at a skirt from Jessica's post Red Poppies to Remember where she used the Tiger Lily Stamp as a skirt pattern.

So ponder your work station, crafts, stamps and items and see what how you can create 2 different projects using the same products, take 1 creation and give it 2 purposes, or use 1 product in 2 different ways (ie a stamp as the image or a pattern)


So, to kick us off is Claudia and I am so excited.

What a challenge that was! But challenges are there to be stood up to - so here it is: my double duty project that can be made to either be used as a napkin ring or as a little lantern to be put over a small tea light. Emerald Creek offer a huge lot of gorgeous embellishments to create your own designs with - so these two are just for starters ;) 

Sara, creates awe as she makes an |Easter pattern from a spider web stamp and then powder covered Easter eggs!

I interpreted Double Duty to mean give Double Duty to a product--using it for something it was not originally intended. I've used the Web Stamp to decorate my Easter eggs.

And here I've used embossing powders as glitter for my pastel eggs. Stop by my blog for even more ways I've used Emerald Creek products to decorate my Easter eggs.


If you own stamps, getting double duty out of them allows you to get more out of them. By creating a variety of ready made cards on the front, with a sentiment and image that can take on double duty, allows you to be ready to personalize it with the required occasion on the inside at a moment's notice.

My "hope" card fits the bill. The inside sentiment can be for a 'thinking of you' type card with a sentiment like... "... you have a great day!" .... or a birthday sentiment like... "... your day is as special as you!"... or even a get well soon type sentiment... "... you are better soon!". And there you have it, just like that you can get double or even possibly triple or quadruple duty with the right combination of stamped image and sentiment. I am really excited about this month's Dare and to see how it inspires people with their interpretation of double duty. Be sure to visit my blog for how-to info and three other card versions using the Tiger Lily and Hope stamps.


Emerald Creek Supplies used:

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Other items used that are available at Emerald Creek: 
Congratulations to Jackie of Creating Without Crayons, winner of the 
'Splatter Some Fun' Dare with her Journal Play With Muses entry.

Jackie, please email Kim at for your prize code.

Special Mention Goes To:

Please email Kim, and put Top 3 in your subject line
to receive a badge to post on your blog and a special 20% off discount code.


To enter this month's Double Duty Dare, use the InLinkz below. Remember to follow the challenge rules as posted on the right sidebar of the blog, in order to be eligible.

 The winner, as voted upon by our Design Team members, receives a $50 Gift Certificate for the Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Shop and the top 3 Special Mentions receive a badge to post on their blog and a 20% off discount code for the shop.

But wait, there is more...
just for entering our Dare Challenge, you can receive 10% off your Emerald Creek order.

So what are you waiting for... we DARE you!

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  1. Worthy winners and Top3! Congrats to you all! And awesome inspiration, teamies! You rock! Love the Easter eggs and that beautiful card! Hugs, Claudia x

  2. Wow, this certainly is a Challenge! Glad I have a month to work on it! lol
    Cool double duty makes from the team,you really have me thinking here!

    Holy cannolis!!!
    I am sooo super excited and proud out loud that you all picked my journal spread this month!
    Thank you so much for this and gain I am happy happy happy!
    Congrats as well to the others who placed, wonderful pieces by all!
    Jackie ")

    1. So excited to see your lovely work take the prize this month, Jackie!

  3. Huge congratulations to Jackie, Senna, Alison and Julie! This months challenge is certainly a challenge! Love the samples by the DT! xx

  4. Congrats to all the winners! Wonderful interpretations on last month's Dare. Way to go Daremates Claudia and Sarah Emily! Fab projects and I love how we have a variety of Double Dares! :)

  5. Darn delightful "Double Duty" creations DT!! Excited to see the next set of creations too!

  6. Wow - what a great challenge theme - I'm so sad I'm away from my craft table for most of this month. I don't think I'll manage to play along. Fabulous inspiration from the team. Many congrats to Jackie, and thank you so much for the special mention.
    Alison x

  7. Great to see all of the entrants for our Splatter For Fun dare, and a huge congratulations to Jackie, Senna, Alison, and Julie! All such fabulous projects! I cannot wait to see the entries for this month!

  8. You ladies know how hard to make these for us don't you?! I had great fun playing with just one set of stamps and creating multiple projects and styles from them. You've now got me a little bit obsessed about doing this so I'm going to continue playing double duty style. Thanks for the challenge, wonderful inspirations from both Cassandra, Claudia and Sara Emily too and I hope to be back soon xx

    1. Thank you, Karen! I'm so happy you were challenged and great to see your double- Double Duty entries in the gallery!