Friday, February 07, 2014

February Challenge: STAMPS & STITCHES

Welcome to the February challenge! We’d love it if you’ll join us for the entire month of February! Each month we have a theme, and for February, we’d love to see any and all kinds of paper crafts using STAMPS & STITCHESYou can use stamps by other companies to create projects that you enter to our challenges, although if you have our stamps in your stash, we'd be tickled if you use them!

Put your own spin on this month's theme -- as long as you use stamps in your projects (as opposed to projects without stamping whatsoever) and you include stitches (e.g., stitch stamps, real stitches, faux stitches) or anything stitch-related (e.g., sewing machine, dress forms, spools, designer paper and/or die-cuts with stitches, etc.), we'd love to see them! 

The winner will receive 2 Vignette or Patchwork Frenzy clear stamp sets of her choice. (Visit the shop to see the available stamp sets.) The winner will also be invited as a Guest Designer.

Participate in all 3 challenges we host this month and you'll be in the running to win this prize package courtesy of our sister shop, All About Scrapping.

Here are the projects that the STAMPlorations design team created for this month’s challenge. Clicking on our names will take you to our personal blogs where you can read more about how we created our projects. We hope they’ll inspire you and we’re excited to see what you create!

PATCHWORK FRENZY sets (Graphic SquaresGraphic Pentagons)

  • Create a card, tag, mini album/scrapbook cover, layout, home decor item, or any paper craft that features STAMPS & STITCHES. Any style is welcome — CAS, shabby chic, vintage, grunge, and so on. Post your creation on your blog and submit it by 11:55 p.m. PST on Friday, February 28. Don’t have a blog? You can post a photo of your project on your Pinterest page, Flickr, or any public online gallery. (Please note: If the theme isn't obvious in your submission, we reserve the right to remove your entry.)
  • You must use stamps (rubber, cling, clear, digi — from any company) in your creation(s).
  • Copy the link of your blog entry where you have your project posted and enter it to the linky found at the end of this post. Remember to link directly to your blog post, not just your blog URL. (This will make it easy for us to find your submission and leave a comment. Please turn off word verification as well.)
  • Include a text link back to this challenge post in your blog post and encourage other paper crafters to participate.
  • You can submit up to 3 entries for this challenge.
  • You can submit your creation(s) to other challenges — as many as you want.
  • Be a follower of our blog to qualify for the prize.
  • And lastly, have a great time creating your project!
We’ll announce the winner and top picks on Tuesday, March 4 here on the STAMPlorations™ blog and on the All About Scrapping page on Facebook. That’s it…we look forward to seeing what you create!
~ The STAMPlorations™ design team


  1. thanks Monika for telling me about this challenge!! will have to play along again :)
    beautiful DT inspiration :)

  2. Superb examples from the DT!!
    Thank you Cornelia, to have worn my attention to your challenge, in which I participate willingly.
    Have a nice day :)

  3. What a fun challenge! Thank you Nonni for letting me know about it. What gorgeous DT projects; love all your stitching ideas! Best, CG

  4. Love this challenge - I was just ready to submit my card (2/28 at 4:14 pm EST), but the Linky is already closed :(


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