Friday, April 03, 2015

April Challenge: Stamps & Numbers

Welcome to the April Challenge, crafty stampers! For April, our theme is STAMPS & NUMBERS. You can interpret the theme however way you see fit: create a project that has number on it or a project inspired by just the word "numbers"...e.g., a birthday card for someone (a 16th or 40th birthday), use 3 images or techniques. Just make sure we can see how your project connects with the theme (no matter how remote).

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 and/or stencils in your stash, we'd be tickled if you use 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 June 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 June 2015 Challenge should they decide to 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 (April Challenge, Sketch 31, and Sketch #32) 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 three talented guest designers joining us: Jo Nevill, Jerrie Mead, and Pamellia Johnson. Jo was the February Challenge winner while Jerrie and Mead were the top picks during that month. These ladies created stunning cards for this month's challenge and we're happy to have them here! Please stop by their blogs to say hello and leave them some love :o)

Guest Designer JO

Guest Designer JERRIE

Guest Designer PAMELLIA

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 Bubbles stencil, Vignette: It's Your Day, and Vignette: Old Type

  • Create any paper craft that features STAMPS & NUMBERS. 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 Monday, April 27.
  • 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 30, 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 creations by everyone!! Thank you so much for inviting me to spend the day with you, I have a wonderful experience making this card!! Happy Easter! hugs :)

  2. Wow, loving everyone's cards ! Thank you so much for my wonderful prize and for having me as your Guest for your fabulous April challenge !

    Jo x

  3. Wowza! I am amazed at all the creativity! Thank your for this amazing experience to guest design!

  4. Love the theme for April! Awesome inspiration from DT!!!

  5. Great theme and the DT cards are gorgeous. Hugz

  6. Adorable Cards from DT Member
    will try to find my number stamp
    may I ask when is the winner of March Challenge
    I know it must not be me LOL
    but I want to know where is the talented Lady
    many thanks Shery
    hugs, Monika

  7. I love the way your challenges help me stretch and use my imagination!! Love STAMPlorations and I am going to see what I can come up with the play along with this challenge!! As always - LOVE the work of your Design Team and your Guest Designers -Jo, Jerrie and Pamellia!! All did a masterful job!!

  8. Lovely theme n awesome cards by all the team members !!

  9. I wasn't going to link my card since it's not using Stamplorations, but Becca thought I could. Please delete it if you feel it shouldn't be entered since it is another company's DT card. Love the inspiration cards & maybe I'll get another card done with Stamplorations! Thank you.


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