In addition to understanding the premise of the Twofer Card Challenge by seeing the Design Team inspirations, here are Frequently Asked Questions to help you. For more clarification, additional questions and answers may be added from your comments below or via email.

 1. If the prompt given (for example, "elephant") is part of a stamp set, I know I need to use the same elephant on both cards (not one large elephant on one card and one small elephant on another card), but can I use other images or sentiments from different sets?

Yes. You can use as many different stamps or dies as you like for your designs, as long as we are able to see the prompt image using the same exact stamp, stencil, or die on both cards.

 2. If the elephant is part of a stamp-and-die set, can I use the elephant stamp on the first card and the elephant die on the second card? 

Yes. Stamp-and-die paired images are considered as one image

 3. If the elephant is a die, can I use the positive on my first card and the negative on my second card? 

Yes. The positive and negative cuts of the same die are considered as one image

 4. Can I use a stencil as my main focal prompt image instead of a stamp or die? 

Yes. Please note, however, that you must use your stencil in two different ways when it is used as the prompt element. There are dozens of ways a stencil can be used on a card to create two distinctly different designs.

 5. Can I use an embossing folder as my main focal prompt image instead of a stamp or die?

No. However, you may use an embossing folder as a secondary element on your card.

 6. I don't have many dies. Am I allowed to use scissors or a punch of the prompt word? 


 7. Am I allowed to use digital stamps or dies? 

In order to have a level playing field for everyone, we ask that you use only non-digi stamps and dies for the prompt word elements on your card. You may use digis for other elements in your design.

 8. Am I required to use NBUS (Never-Before-Used-Stuff) on my cards? 

No, using NBUS is not a requirement, but it IS encouraged.

 9. Can I make a birthday card for my sister and a birthday card for my friend as my two different occasions? 

No. Two different birthday cards would be considered two events for the same occasion. Each Twofer entry must be for a different occasion. Example occasions are listed on the side bar.

10. Can an occasion be a unique or nontraditional celebration, such as Winter Solstice? Or a general celebration such as Happy Spring or Warm Winter Wishes? 

Certainly! Please make sure your sentiment clearly indicates what that unique or nontraditional celebration is or explain in your post so we know. 

11. Can an occasion be "all-purpose?" In other words, can I enter a card with no stamped or die-cut sentiment on the front? 

We prefer that your card have a sentiment on the front. If having a sentiment on the front will ruin your design, you may leave it blank, but you MUST explain in your post for what occasion you made the card.

12. Can I simply change the colors on my first and second cards? 

No. We must be able to see an entirely new card design for your second card. Please see "Definitions/Examples" for more information.

13. Can I simply move the elephant or sentiment to a new spot on the card front, or turn the card from portrait to horizontal? 

No. We must be able to see an entirely new card design for each card. Please see "Definitions/Examples" for more information.

14. Is this a CAS-only challenge? [CAS=clean and simple.] 

No, any style is welcome!

15. Why can't I link two separate photos of each of my cards? 

Because that makes more work for you and more work for the Design Team who share the visiting and commenting duties.

16. Do I have to post to social media? 

No, but if you DO post to social media, we ask that you use the full challenge name (#thetwofercardchallenge) in your hashtag.

17. Can I enter a tag or scrapbook layout or other creation? 

No, sorry. This is a card-only challenge.

18. Can I use my prompt stamp or die in an unexpected way on one of my cards? 

Yes! We encourage you to stretch your imagination and your stamps and dies by playing with them in unconventional ways, but this is NOT a requirement!

19. Can I use any brand of products? 


20. Is there a limit to the number of other challenges I may enter with my cards? 

No, not at this time. 
21. May I enter more than once per monthly challenge?



  1. Hi Darnell,

    Do these have to be CAS? Thanks!

  2. That's cleared that up then, Darnell, thanks for these FAQ


  3. I'm nervous about the prompt word but looking forward to playing along. That's for the FAQ's Auntie! Hugs, Brenda

  4. Thank you. I think you answered all my ?'s. Hugs..

  5. What a brilliant concept. Just wondering if it matters what brand of products you use?

    1. You can use any brand of products, Lllybet. Thank you for asking! I'll add your question above. Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Great FAQs - answered everything that crossed my mind!

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  9. Hi Darnell,
    now your know it doesn't take much to confuse me. LOL!
    Do I have to also post my cards on a social media site as well as the challenge blog.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. No, Jenny, you do not need to post to social media. That rule is just to tell those who DO post to social media that they need to use the full challenge name. Thank you for letting me know it is confusing! I will change the wording to make the rule more clear. Hugs, Darnell

  11. Duh! Always make sure to read the FAQs before posting a question...
    Must be the remnants of a nasty cold that are still clouding my brain LOL.

  12. Thankyou for clearing that up. You answers a few I'd tgought of and a few I didn't know I'd need to know lol. I did have a question not covered but I've forgotten it lol. Xxx 💚 xxx

  13. Just made 2 cards for this but totally forgot had to use the same stamp set...getting way to old and the memory has gone! Still, I would still like to try to enter this time...not sure if I have missed this but I have a butterfly stamp set I want to use, it has no sentiments on it which I know if fine but can I use sentiment stamps from 2 different stamp sets?

  14. Yes, Sandie. Please see FAQ number 1. You would use the same butterfly stamp/die on both card designs, but the sentiments can be from any other sets.

  15. Hi Darnell,
    I am sorry but I can't find it here if there is any limitation of the challenges I could enter with my twofer cards (I hope that I will finally make them for this challenge :). I know that at the beginning there was some rule about 5 challenges.
    Thank you.
    Crafty hugs xx