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Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #16- Stencils

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I can't believe August is ending and September is already here!  It is a new month and time for a new challenge.   We hope you will play along with the theme through the end of the month.  You will even have the chance to win prizes!  Thank you so much to everyone who created such wonderful projects for last month's yellow challenge.

The winner of our blog badge for the last challenge is from the Snail's Space blog:



The lucky winner of the draw for the monthly prize is Donna from the Room in a Cupboard blog.  Congratulations!

Please contact me at [email protected] to claim your prize.

Want to play along in this month's challenge?  The rules are simple - just create a project following the theme, use at least one Memory Box stamp or die on your project and link your entry to this blog post.  You can make a card, a scrapbook page, a home decor item, etc..  To encourage participants with various levels of stamping experience, one entry will be selected at random to win a prize. Enter as many times as you want, but your name will only be entered once into the random prize drawing.   In addition, the design team will select their favorite entry to  be highlighted on the Outside the Box blog and that designer will receive our winner badge to proudly display on their blog. 

You don't have to have a blog in order to participate.   You can upload your project to any online gallery and link it to this post.   In fairness to other players, we reserve the right to remove entries that do not use at least one Memory Box product.  You are also welcome to link your design to other challenges.  Feel free to grab our badge to post on your blog post or side bar.


Stencils are such a versatile medium.  You can use metal stencils, plastic stencils, or even use masking paper and die cuts to make your own stencils.  Once you choose a stencil, there are still lots of options.  Do you like to use them with sponged inks, paints, sprays, chalks, or stencil pastes?  Do you use them to color or do you run them through your die cut machine and emboss with them?  So many possibilities!  For this month's theme, we challenge you to create a project (card, scrapbook page, home decor, etc..) that uses a stencil on it.  It can be any theme and use any medium you like so long as there is a stenciled element in your design. 

Here are a few ideas by the design team to help get you started:


by Laura Fulcher using the Dot Grid stencil, embossing paste and ColorBurst powders

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by Jean Okimoto with stenciled holly leaves


by Laura Fulcher with Drip Rings Stencil and Pan Pastels.

Ready to create your own stencil project?  There are two ways to enter.

1.)  Link your finished work below. 

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge16 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, September 29th to enter.  One project will be chosen at random to win the following prizes. Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry.






thank you so much for selecting my card and making me the blog badge winner!

Congrats to the winners - thank you for the new challenge - I am using a Memory Box stencil I have had for some time - this is my first time using it - liking my background using this stencil - have a blessed week

Lindo reto, hare mi propio stencil con los troqueles!!!

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