Thursday, October 01, 2020

October Stencil Challenge

Hello, stencil fans! Are you excited to join us as we launch into a new season of stencil challenges? I hope you are because the Design Team is bursting with inspiration and can't wait to show you their latest beauties created using our ever-growing line of ARTplorations stencils in all shapes and sizes. Large, small, square or slimline, we have a stencil for that. In fact, we have lots of stencils in each of those categories! And remember, you don't have to use ARTplorations stencils to join, you can use any stencil from any brand, but the rule is that you have to create a project using at least one stencil (we love to see how you use our stencils if you have them!). 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.

We love to see your beautiful projects but to keep it fair and fun for everyone we have a few simple rules which you can also find at the end of this post. In addition to using a stencil on your project, we ask that you link up no more than three (3) projects per challenge. As always, our stencil challenge is anything goes as long as you use a stencil somewhere in your project. Also, remember that your project should be shown in its full glory on your blog post or Instagram, sneak peeks are not eligible to take part. Please don't forget to link back to this blog post via text link, and to include the challenge graphic to be eligible for the prizes. And above all, we hope that you have a lot of fun when you get messy with your stencils! A design team member will pick a challenge winner who will receive a $20 prize code to the STAMPlorations store, and three randomly drawn crafters will win a $7 prize code. All winners will be announced on the 10th of November.

If you play, make sure you include the graphic below in your post and link back (via text link) 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.

Link back:

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




  • Link up a maximum of 3 projects (cards, tags, layouts, mixed media, etc.) regardless of the platform you use for linking up your projects (blog, Flickr, IG, Splitcoast, etc.)
  • 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. (But please don't use our challenges to enter projects you make for promotional purposes.)
  • No sneak peek projects! Full project photo must be displayed on the player's blog post in order to qualify for the prizes.
  • To qualify for the prizes, players must display challenge graphic and have a text link back to the challenge post (blogs only).
  • Link up by October 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

  • The winner will receive a $20 prize code.
  • Three (3) randomly drawn crafters will each receive a $7 prize code.

October 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 you will not qualify for the prizes. Also, please link up a maximum of 3 entries only -- whether you are linking from your blog or your Instagram account. The maximum entry is per player, so linking up 2 of your projects from your blog and 2 projects from your Instagram account will disqualify you from the voting and prizes.


  1. The bird card is ESPECIALLY wonderful. I LOVE to use stencils. I just don't know how to do the link up thing. I'm hopeless.

  2. Stencilling adds so much interest and depth to cards and the DT cards are wonderful - great examples of different styles.. thank you for the inspiration, Robyn

  3. Love your artist inspiration! Love using your stencils and have some projects to enter!!

  4. Always so inspirational and creative, thank you x.

  5. I'm enjoying the look of stencils more and more. These are great shares for ideas.


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