Friday, May 02, 2014

May Challenge: Stamps & Flowers

Welcome to the May challenge! We’d love it if you’ll join us for the entire month! Each month we have a theme, and for May, our theme is STAMPS & FLOWERSYou 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 they have at least one flower, 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

Our guest designer is Sue V.who was our March Challenge winner. Check out her blog to read more about her fab card.

Guest Designer
using stamps from VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals
"I am more than thrilled to be a Guest Designer for STAMPlorations! Card making is a passion and stress relief for me. I live in a small town in the Thumb of Michigan and am employed as an Advanced EMT and Medical Examiner Investigator. I have 2 grown children and 4 grandsons and they are my priority. My daughter introduced me to card making back in 2005 and I have been hopelessly addicted ever since. Thank you Shery and the entire Design Team at STAMPlorations!"

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!

[Watch the video tutorial for this mixed media card here.]

  • Create a card, tag, mini album/scrapbook cover, layout, home decor item, or any paper craft that features STAMPS & FLOWERS. 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. PDT on Saturday, May 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, June 5, 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™ girls


  1. Excellent DT inspiration!! As always, thank you very much!! This is a great challenge in time for Mother's Day and spring flowers!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous DT inspirations and another great challenge Karen x

  3. First time to play in one of your challenges. I'm hoping the stamped sentiment qualifies on my card--usually I do more stamping. Love the DT cards--quite a lovely assortment!

    1. Hi, Greta! Yup, stamped sentiment counts! Thanks for playing with us this month -- hope you'll join us again next month!

  4. Love all the DT Work.. Really love Shirley's creation!! WOW!!!! Love the colors.. the technique is just gorgeous!! Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for another fun challenge!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges

    1. Thanks, Susan! Hope you'll play with us again next month :o)

  5. Please accept my apologies but I have submitted 4 cards to the challenge - I had a bit of a senior moment this week and forgot how to count! I can't work out how to delete one, sorry.

    1. Hi, Elaine! No worries -- it happens. Just so glad you're one of our regular players!! Hugs!


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