Saturday, June 10, 2023

Can You Handle the Pressure - Twist - Wedding


 Hello Friends, thanks for stopping by today!

We have a new challenge starting today over on our new Can You Handle The Pressure Challenge Blog and the TWIST theme is 


Remember, the twist is optional but you MUST use an embossing folder on our projects to qualify for the prize.  Heat embossing is also permitted but only in conjunction with an embossing folder.

Back in February, my cousin Matthew married his long time partner Dean.
They are both such wonderful and loving people that I wanted to make a special card for their wedding and this is what I came up with.  This second photo is a close up of the hearts embossing folder as I did cover a fair amount of it in my overall design.

I used the following products for today's creation:

Provo Craft Cuttlebug - Hearts embossing folder
Marianne Designs 'Men's Wardrobe' (COL1434)
Spellbinder Heart Dies
Tutti Designs 'Forever' die
Prima flower
White Nuvo Drops
Dimensional tape

I do hope you'll come check out our new blog and play along.
AND yep ... we will be offering prizes at our challenges ... that's always a fun surprise!

Here's today's prize offering . . .


 Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,
I appreciate it more than you'll ever know!!

Challenges to share in:
The Outlawz Paper a la mode June challenge - He's Some Guy
The Outlawz Twisted Thursday June Challenge - ATG
The Outlawz Songs & Rhymes Challenge - Singin' In the Rain (... I'm ready for love.)
My Time to Craft Challenge #509 - Masculine
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #680 - Masculine
The Paper Shelter Challenge #557 - For the Special Man
Shopping our Stash #498 - Let's Hear it for the Boys
Try it on Tuesday Challenge - Make it Masculine

As always . . .



  1. What an awesome set of dies, love how you personalized them for your cousin's wedding!

  2. WOW, what a fabulous card. I have never seen a die set like that, it seems to me that it is a must have. LOVE what you have done with it, a perfect card for your cousin. I'm sure they really appreciated it, very personal and loving.

  3. Fantastic card Darlene, I have just made two cards for friends of ours who are getting married in New Zealand next month as they cannot where they live, I love the die set you used it is brilliant as is your wonderful card..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  4. What a unique and great wedding card you made for your nephew! I love the red, black and white combo and your thinking out of the box turned out to be just fabulous!

  5. I love it! What a perfect card for Matthew and Dean, and so beautifully executed. Absolutely crisp and flawless. I know how much they appreciated this card as it came so specially from your heart.

  6. Very classy Sis, Gogeous colours and wonderful crafting. x

  7. Darlene, what a great card and perfect for our theme; however, we don't accept Greeting Card entries at Paper à la Mode Challenge. I invite you to share this handsome card over at Twisted Thursday where we love cards and it's always AG with an optional twist!
    It might also fit in the Songs and Rhymes since the song has lyrics about "song in my heart and ready for love..." :

  8. Cleverly created card and just perfect for the couple, I know they treasure it, and great inspiration to create for our 'special' couples!!

  9. FABULOUS card!! Love the design. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the crafty love! Thanks!

  10. wonderfull card Darlene, unfortunately it does't fit with the rules of the Outlawz PAM challenge, we don't accept cards for this challenge.

  11. A great card, love the design.
    Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday.

  12. That die set is incredible and a must for me! Thank you so much for joining My Time To Craft

  13. What a truly beautiful card you've made for Mathew and Dean, Darlene. A treasured keepsake, for sure. Thanks for joining our latest challenge on The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog. Good luck, and hope to see you again soon. Lori - DT

  14. Classy!! Great wedding card for the groom!! Way to go shopping your stash!! That tux die…perfect for our “Let’s Hear It For The Boys” challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. Thanks for sharing your creativity and playing along with our challenge!! -Deb Horst, DT #SOS498

  15. Great card! Thank you for entering our masculine challenge at Try it on Tuesday. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

  16. Yay, you found us over at Twisted Thursday! Very handsome card perfect with the embossing and wonderful dies! So happy you shared your creativity with us! ~Katrina

  17. What a fantastic card and what a great die set I'm sure they both loved it.The embossed hearts is a perfect backdrop for this beauty.


  18. This is so elegant.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl CRAFT DT xx

  19. Great card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Sunday Songs & Rhymes, My Time to Craft and The Paper Shelter. Hope to see you again.

  20. This is one fabulous masculine wedding card. Great die cut to use and super papers you cut to create this.

  21. What a beautiful and meaningful card and such a gorgeous example of embossing as well. Thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (Masculine!) STASH this fortnight!

  22. Wow oh wow, this is simply fabulous.. Thanks for joining us at Outlawz Twisted Thursday. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs, Berni DT


  24. Thank you so much for entering the Twisted Thursdays challenge at last month. Looking forward to seeing you again in our next twisted Challenge.

    Happy crafting,


    The Outlawz Challenges

    Twisted Thursdays DT


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