Friday, June 06, 2014

June Challenge: Stamps & Borders

Welcome to the June challenge! We’d love it if you’ll join us for the entire month! Each month we have a theme, and for June, our theme is STAMPS & BORDERSYou 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 -- and we've tweaked the prize a bit to encourage you to use our stamps if you have 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 a border or borders (stamped, die-cut, doodled, etc.) we'd love to see them!

Heads up! We're changing things up a bit starting with this challenge. The winner (as voted by the design team) receives 2 stamp sets of her choice if her project has STAMPlorations stamps in it. If there is no STAMPlorations stamp in the winning entry, the winner receives 1 stamp set of her choice. The other stamp set will go to a participant who used STAMPlorations stamps in her project. (Shery, owner of STAMPlorations, will be picking her favorite entry from among those that have STAMPlorations stamps.) The winner also gets to be a Guest Designer in our next monthly challenge. (Visit the shop to see the available stamp sets.) 

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 Kimberley Makortoffwho was our April Challenge winner. Check out her blog to read more about her beautiful card.

Guest Designer
using stamps from VIGNETTE: Trendy Feathers
"Hi there! My name is Kim Makortoff and I'm a stay-at-home-mom who stays sane by any means possible! That's how the name of my blog, Art Keeps Me Sane, came about. Arts and crafts have always been my go-to method of relaxing. If left to my own devices I'd probably go into my craft room and never come out! LOL! I lived and breathed art for four wonderful years getting my Fine Arts degree where I specialized in painting. When I worked, I had a tendency to take a job that had a creative side. Then I was sucked into the card-making world and have never looked backed. I've been lucky and honored to win some great challenges and be published in a paper crafting magazine. I'm so honored and happy to have been invited by STAMPlorations to guest design. Thank you STAMPlorations!  :-)"

And here are the projects that the STAMPlorations girls 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 VIGNETTE: Trendy Feathers and VIGNETTE: Grunge Floral Strips
[Watch Monika's video tutorial here.]

using Holiday Artsy, VIGNETTE: Retro Mod Shapes, and SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy

using Holiday Artsy and SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy

using SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Happy and VIGNETTE: Grunge Floral Strips

using SUBWAY ART BUILDERS: Create, Distressed Floral Swirls, and VIGNETTE: Retro Mod Shapes


using VIGNETTE: Celebrate Artsy and SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Celebrate

  • Create a card, tag, mini album/scrapbook cover, layout, home decor item, or any paper craft that features STAMPS & BORDERS. 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 Monday, June 30. 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 a maximum of 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, July 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™ girls


  1. I found your great challenge, great cards from the DT :-)

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

  3. I just found your blog and inspired by DT,s creations !! Glad to be here as a new follower:)

  4. This challenge made me think...loved it...TFS and the DT members did a fabulous job.

    stampin' HUGZ


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