Tuesday, October 01, 2019

October Stencil Challenge

Hi crafters! We are very excited to be back with a new season of challenges. You will see there are some changes this season. All three new and improved STAMPlorations challenges (Theme & Photo Prompt, CAS and Stencil) will launch on the 1st of the month and you have all month to play along. There will be some additional inspiration for all three challenges mid-month. And of course, our Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge will continue as normal!

The stencil challenge will always be anything goes with a stencil. You can create any type of project, including but not limited to, cards, ATCs, art journal pages and anything else your creative minds come up with. Just make sure your creations use at least one stencil in some way. We would love to see how you use your ARTplorations stencils, but you can also use any other brand of stencils. Please don't forget to link back to this blog post, and to include the challenge graphic to be eligible for the prizes. Similar to last year, we will reveal the winners of the prizes on the 10th of the following month, so don't forget to check in then to see if you are one of the winners!

If you play, make sure you include the graphic below in your post and link back to this challenge post in order to qualify for our prizes :o) Please also read our simple rules, which you'll find toward the end of this post.

And now it's time to see what the talented design team have come up with to inspire you!





  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s) - if it isn't obvious that you used a stencil in your project, your entry may be deleted or will not be eligible to win.
  • Non-STAMPlorations products in entries are OK.
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts and that they are new and not created prior to the start of the current month's challenge.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post to be eligible to win and receive the corresponding prize. Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case if you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic in your post (if linking from your blog) and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by October 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

  • The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate.
  • The runner up will receive a $10 gift certificate.
  • Three (3) randomly drawn crafters will each receive a $5 gift certificate

Link back:

October 2019 Stencil Challenge 

Heads up! If you used at least one STAMPlorations product (digi or clear stamp, stencil, die, clear stickers, sequins, or a page from any of our coloring books), make sure to link it up to our Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge too for a chance to win more STAMPlorations products! We draw two winners every month. You may also want to check out our other challenges. You can find links to all our challenges at the top of the page for more inspiration and more opportunities to win prizes.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

All players, please read:
Before you add your project to the link-up, please make sure that you are already linking up to this challenge and the challenge graphic is displayed on your blog post. Otherwise, your entry may be deleted and/or not qualify for the prizes.


PS: Check out the store's CURRENT PROMOTIONS page for some awesome deals: October fall sale, new CUTplorations dies pre-order sale, coffee-themed sale, freebies with orders, and more!


  1. Welcome back! I am looking forward to entering [STAMPLorations have my favorite challenges to enter - wink, wink] ] It is a blessing and honor to enter all the challenges - thank you for having a variety Shery and for offering wonderful prizes - the DT are fabulous in giving us inspiration as well! Have a blessed week.

  2. The samples are just fabulous. I love how stencils can be used to add visual depth or physical depth. Your stencil challenges have really been instrumental in encouraging me to get out my stencils and play!! THANKS!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  3. Thank you for the challenge and wonderful inspirations x

  4. I love the mixed media creations using the fabulous stencils. Always so inspirational and thank you very much x.


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