Friday, March 07, 2014

March Challenge: STAMPS & SPRING

Welcome to the March challenge! We’d love it if you’ll join us for the entire month of March! Each month we have a theme, and for March, our theme is STAMPS & SPRINGYou 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 your project is inspired by spring, we'd love to see them! 

The winner will receive 2 Vignette, Patchwork Frenzy, or Subway Art Builders clear stamp sets of her choice. (Visit the shop to see the available stamp sets.) The winner also gets to be a Guest Designer in our next monthly challenge.

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. Love washi tapes? We've got 6 rolls (10 meters per roll) of washi tape goodness this month. You know what to do! :o)

Our guest designer is Doerthewho was our January Challenge winner.

Guest Designer
using stamps from VIGNETTE: Trendy Feathers
"Hi, my name is Doerthe and I am from Germany. I have been hooked on card-making for the last two years. I started blogging only one year ago. It was really my daughter who got me started. I already have time-consuming hobbies such as sewing, reading and gardening, so I was hesitant to start card-making. But my daughter kept teasing me over and over again with beautiful cards and she had so much fun with it that I gave in. I am glad I did and now I am totally addicted. I can let my imagination fly. And the best thing of all is all the wonderful comments that people leave on my blog. I find them very encouraging and stimulating."

And here are the projects that the STAMPlorations design team created. 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!

using stamps from VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals

using stamps from VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals

using stamps from VIGNETTE: Trendy Feathers

using stamp from MOM Subway Art Builders

Watch Shery create this one layer mixed media card in the video tutorial found HERE.

  • Create a card, tag, mini album/scrapbook cover, layout, home decor item, or any paper craft that features STAMPS & SPRING. 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 Monday, March 31. 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 Thursday, April 3, 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. Gorgeous cards, ladies!!! Thanks for the fun challenge!!! :)

  2. Thanks for the fun challenge and the wonderful DT work for added inspiration! :) Mynn xx

  3. Thank you for the gorgeous inspirations and another great challenge x

  4. Hey guys, trying to get my cards in for the month....the DT cards are beautiful.
    Thanks for the chance to join in.

  5. So glad I stumbled onto your challenge! Great Dt makes. x

  6. Thanks for introducing me to this fun challenge, Cornelia!

  7. Thanks for a fun challenge, managed to squeeze two cards in the last hour! I had trouble linking my second card :(


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