Friday, March 06, 2015

March Challenge: Stamps & Stencil

Welcome to the March challenge, crafty stampers! We’d love it if you’ll join us for the entire month! Each month we have a theme, and for March, it's STAMPS & STENCIL. The theme nicely coincides with the fun 3-day ARTplorations stencil blog hop that's happening from March 8 to 10.

ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop!

A friendly reminder: You can use stamps by other companies in projects that you enter to our challenges but we ask that you please not use our challenges for the sole purpose of promoting another stamp company if you are a design team member of that company. 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!


(voted by the design team)
Prize: 2 stamp sets (3" by 5" / $14 value) of her choice if her project has STAMPlorations stamps in it; 1 stamp set if her entry doesn't have STAMPlorations stamps
+ Guest Designer spot in the April 2015 Challenge
(Visit the shop to see the available stamp sets.)

Top Picks
(voted by the design team)
Prize: 3 digi stamps
+ Guest Designer spot in the April 2015 Challenge if they will use STAMPlorations images (digis or clear stamps) in their projects.

Winner and top picks will receive a personalized STAMPlorations guest designer watermark and a personalized guest designer badge to display on their blogs.

Play in all 3 challenges we host this month (March ChallengeSketch #29, and Sketch #30) and you'll be in the running to win a STAMPlorations stamp and stencil pack valued at $10. The winner can also opt for a $10 gift certificate to the shop.

This month, we have two guest designers: Lou and Milla. Lou was the January Challenge winner. Lou creates gorgeous shabby chic cards. Milla was the January Challenge and Sketch #26 top pick -- a double win.  She's already made a GD appearance earlier in the week for Sketch Challenge #29. Milla has a wonderful CAS style. We're excited to have Lou and Milla join use this month. Please stop by their blogs and leave some some love :o)

Guest Designer MILLA
using Bloom Sketches and ARTplorations Bold Florals stencil

Guest Designer LOU
using Sentiment Builders: Happy and ARTplorations Hearts All Over stencil

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 ARTplorations Bold Florals stencil, BOLD SENTIMENTS: Hello, and VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals

using Vignette: Tree Silhouettes, Subway Art Builders: Dare, and ARTplorations Shutters stencil

using Bloom Sketches, Sentiment Builders: Happy, and ARTplorations Leaf Prints stencil

using ARTplorations Old Rose Prints stencil, About a Rose (Stamp Lab), SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Love, and Vignette: Ever After

using ARTplorations Botanical Lush stencil and Blossom Overture

  • Create any paper craft that features STAMPS & STENCIL. Any style is welcome. Link up your project from your blog (or Pinterest board, Flickr account, Splitcoast Stampers gallery) to our gallery by 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7) on Sunday, March 29.
  • You must use stamps in your project(s) -- rubber, clear, or digi from any company. You do not need to use STAMPlorations stamps to enter this challenge, but please keep this one important rule in mind: if you are on the design team of another stamp company, please don't use our challenges to link up projects that you make for the sole purpose of promoting or advertising your company. Such entries will be deleted. You are welcome to play as long as your project/post is not solely promotional in nature. If you are on the DT of a regular challenge blog (not affiliated with a stamp company), please feel free to link up your projects, including those where you use images provided by whoever is sponsoring your current challenge, if they fit our challenge.
  • 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 to encourage other paper crafters to play too. Entries not linking back to our challenge will be deleted.
  • You can submit a maximum of 3 entries for this challenge, and link up to as many other challenges as you want.
  • Follow our blog.
  • And lastly, have a great time creating your project (s)!
We'll announce the winner and top picks on Thursday, April 2, 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. Beautiful cards! Love all the different stencil uses! ♥

  2. woooooooooozers to all DT Cards...
    so much Inspiration by stenceling ---- thanks for sharing
    CU hellerlittle

  3. Amazing, love all the inspirational projects by DT's!

  4. Oh my...I had no idea stencils could be *this* beautiful! Outstanding cards, every one!

  5. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration cards by your DT! This is a wonderful challenge because I've been wanting to use my stencils!

  6. I am so excited about yet another way to create and make something to share with Stamplorations in the lunk up. Your great produvts make it easy to create awesome designs?!

  7. Fun theme. Looking forward to getting my stencils from you so I can join the fun. Hugz

  8. Thank you very much for allowing me to be your GDT for this challenge. It has been gret fun working with the fab stencils and stamps. Lou x

  9. Gorgeous work by the design team! Thanks for all the inspiration. :)

  10. Your inspiration works of art are the most amazing in Blogland! Thank you, ladies! And look at me! I used a stencil! Hugs, Darnell


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