Friday, May 01, 2020

May Stencil Challenge

Hello, stencil fans! Thank you for visiting our challenge today. I hope you and your loved ones are safe and sound. Have you spent a lot of time with your stencils and other crafty stash lately? I hope you have but if you feel you have been lacking inspiration, the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge Design Team clearly is not suffering from that problem as you can see from the stunning creations below. If you feel inspired to create after seeing their works of art, you could also win some of our great prizes if you link up with our challenge!

As always, our stencil challenge is anything goes as long as you use a stencil somewhere in your project. 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 are free to use any 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. 

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 May 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

May 2020 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.


  1. What unique, artsy and fabulous ways to use the wonderful stencils. Great inspiration, thank you x.

  2. Beautiful stencil inspiration! I hope to play along again this month!

  3. Some very nice ideas from the designers and great use of the stencils....tfs

  4. I really like the one with flowers behind the words. I have never thought to do that before. Thanks.

  5. I have been increasing my stash of stencils, lately. So these are so fun to see, and learn some new ideas from!

  6. I love Ina's "Keep calm and wait for Spring". The background is so tropical.

  7. Fantastic examples. I like the mixed media shares.

  8. A great challenge, but I can not add my card. It says: the link party has ended (after page 6)....
    Lia xx


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