111 posts categorized "Challenge"

05/01/2024

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #107- Pretty in Pink

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Happy May everyone!  Thank you to everyone who participated in the birthday challenge. We loved seeing your projects because who doesn't need birthday card inspiration?  We hope you will join us in our latest challenge.   

The winner of the blog badge was Denise Bryant on Splitcoast Stampers with her beautiful floral birthday card:

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The random pick winner of the prize pack was ionnabunny from the Crafty Nomad blog.  Please contact me at [email protected] with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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They say April showers bring May flowers. I don't know about you, but I am seeing a lot of bright colors lately, especially pink. For this month's challenge, we are asking you to make a card featuring the color pink. You can make any themed card you want and with any designs/images you want. We just ask that you highlight the color theme of pink. We definitely look forward to seeing your interpretation of the theme.  All we ask is that you highlight pink on a card and that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here are some samples of pink themed cards to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge107 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, May 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

 

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04/01/2024

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #106- Birthday Greetings

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Happy April everyone!  Thank you to everyone who participated in the spring challenge. We loved seeing your projects and were definitely inspired. We hope you will join us in our latest challenge.   

The winner of the blog badge was Pat J on Splitcoast Stampers. We loved the vivid colors of the card:

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The random pick winner of the prize pack was Vicki on the He"artful"Validation of Vicki blog.  Please contact me at [email protected] with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation

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I don't know about you, but I am always in need of a birthday card on hand. This challenge is a great way to share ideas with each other as well as have another birthday card ready to go. You can make the card anything you want. You could make a card for a toddler or an adult. You can use common images such as cake and balloons or choose something completely outside the box. We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.  All we ask is that you make a birthday card and that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here are some birthday cards from our latest release. You will have a chance to win some of the foil greetings that were used on these cards:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge106 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, April 29th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

 

 

 

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03/01/2024

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #105- Spring!

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With the entry of March, we are opening a new challenge with a new theme. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Ink Blending challenge. We loved seeing your projects. We hope you will join us in our latest challenge.   

The winner of the blog badge as well as the random winner was Inkami from the Inkami website. We loved the focus of inkblending on the card:

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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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation

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Spring has sprung and is our theme for the month. There are so many possibilities. You could focus on greenery and flowers as well as sweet baby animals. Do you celebrate Easter? Perhaps your spring cards are loaded with bunnies and chocolate. We would love to see your interpretation of the theme. All we ask is that you have a spring themed card and that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here are some samples from our new spring release to inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge105 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, March 29th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

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02/01/2024

Thu 01

Memory Box Challenge #104- Ink Blending

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Happy February everyone! Are you making Valentine cards or have you started on something else like spring cards? Thank you to everyone who participated in the Snowfall challenge. We loved seeing your projects. We hope you will join us in our latest challenge.   

The winner of the blog badge was Denise Bryant on Splitcoast stampers. We loved how she really focused on the snowfall element:

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The random pick winner of the prize pack was LucieG from LucieG Cards. Please contact me at [email protected] with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation

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Ink blending is such a great technique and a fun way to add color to your card. You can blend two ink pads together, sponge on your color, use a brayer, spray two ink colors together, etc. There are so many possibilities! You often see a lot of ink blending on Memory Box cards because it is a great way to either color your die cut pieces or to create a background for your die cut pieces. We would love to see your interpretation of the theme. All we ask is that you have some ink blending on your card and you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Here are some samples of ink blending to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge104 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, February 28th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

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01/01/2024

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #103- Snowfall

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Happy New Year everyone. It is time for the first challenge of the year, and we are bringing back a popular card theme that we hope you will join.   Thank you to everyone who participated in the "Patterned Paper" challenge. We loved seeing all of your designs.

The winner of the blog badge and random winner was Smilin Stef of the Ingenious Inkling blog:

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Please contact me at [email protected] with your full name and US address to claim your prizes.

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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation

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Winter is upon us, and nothing makes a card look more like winter than adding a little snowfall. How do you create winter scenes in your cards? Is it through snowbanks? Snowflakes? Sweet little white dots in a night sky? We would love to see your interpretation of the theme. Even if you aren't personally experiencing a cold, wintry season at the moment, we can all enjoy these themed cards. For your entry, all we ask is that you add a snowy element onto your card and that you use at least one Memory Box product ion your project. You will have a chance to win some snowflake dies and a sweet polar bear die. Good luck!

Here are some samples to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge103 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Tuesday, January 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

 

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12/01/2023

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #102- Patterned Papers

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It is time for the last challenge of the year, so we hope you will join us in some cardmaking fun.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the "Let there be Light" challenge. We loved seeing all of your designs.

The winner of the blog badge was Pat J off of SplitcoastStampers. Her window scene was absolutely beautiful:

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The random pick winner of the prize pack was Aimeslee from the Paper Paisleys blog. Please contact me at [email protected] with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation

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I don't know about you, but it seems really easy to build up a collection of patterned papers. This month we challenge you to dust them off and add them to your creations. You can make a card, a holiday gift, a scrapbook page, etc. All we ask is that you add some patterned paper to your project and that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry. You will have a chance to win two of Memory Box's latest 6" x 6" patterned paper packs. Good luck!

Here are some samples to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge102 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, December 29th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

 

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11/01/2023

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #101- Let There Be Light(s)

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It is a new month, so it is time for a new challenge.  We  hope you will join us in some cardmaking fun.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the Terrific Trees competition. We loved seeing your designs.

The winner of the blog badge was Pat J off of SplitcoastStampers. 

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The random pick winner of the prize pack was Prudence, who goes by _penguinparade on Instagram.

Please contact me at [email protected] with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation

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Perhaps it is the time of year filled with holidays, festivals and even shorter days with longer nights, but lights and lighting become very important. How do you incorporate light onto your cards? Lanterns? Candles? Fireplaces? Stars? Lamps? Christmas Tree lights? Menorahs? There are so many possibilities.   We would love to see your designs featuring light on them  All we ask is that you use make some form of lights be the primary focus on you card and that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry

Here are some samples to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge101 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, November 29th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

 

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10/01/2023

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #100- Teriffic Trees

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What happened to September? It is already October! It is time for a new challenge, and we hope you will join us with the latest contest.  Thank you to everyone who participated in orange challenge. We loved seeing your designs.

The winner of the blog badge and random prize was Barb Campbell from the My Creative Room blog. We loved the composition of her design:

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Please contact me at [email protected] with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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Memory Box has a long history of tree dies and stamps. We absolutely love them! This time of year also makes us want to work with them on our crafting projects. How about you? Do you make spooky trees for Halloween? Gorgeous landscapes in reds oranges, and yellows? Decorated trees for the holidays? We would love to see your designs!  All we ask is that you use make trees the primary focus on you card and that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry

Here are some samples to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge100 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, October 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win (pictures to come later, but you can see them in the latest release!):

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09/01/2023

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #99- Crazy for Orange

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Time for a brand new card challenge!  We hope you will join us with the latest theme.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the fall card challenge. I know it inspired me to start thinking about making my cards for the new season.

The winner of the blog badge was Pat J, who posted her card on Splitcoaststampers. We loved the design of the card.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was NanaConnie from Grammy's Attic.

Please contact me at [email protected] with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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The colors of fall are always inspirational, and we decided to focus on orange in particular. Of course, you can make a fall-themed card, but is there anything else that you like to make in orange? Sunsets? Carrots? Birthday Cards? We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.  All we ask is that you use make orange the primary color on you card and you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry

Here are some samples to help inspire you:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge99 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, September 29th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

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08/01/2023

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #98- It's Fall, Y'all!

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It is a brand new month with a brand new card challenge. We hope you will join us with the latest theme.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the green challenge last month. We loved being inspired by your colorful cards.

The winner of the blog badge was Smilynstef from the Ingenious Inkling blog. We loved her clean and simple design:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Greta H, from GG Creations blog.

Please contact me at [email protected] with your full name and US address 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.

Please note, because of issues with shipping internationally, only domestic entries will be eligible to be shipped prizes. We are so very sorry that we had to add this stipulation.

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Okay, it might not actually be fall yet, but it is time to thinking about all the fall cards we might make. Do you make back to school cards? Halloween Cards? Fall birthday cards? Thanksgiving cards? Are you inspired by leaves? Pumpkins? Color palettes? We would love to see your interpretation of a fall theme. There are so many possibilities!  All we ask is that you use make a fall-themed card that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry

Here are some samples to help inspire you from our latest release:

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There are several ways for you to enter the contest:

1.)  Link your finished work below

2.)  Enter on Instagram by tagging your sketch project with the #mbchallenge98 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, August 30th.   Don't forget, you have to use at least one Memory Box item on your entry and only domestic entries are eligible to be shipped prizes. 

Here is what you could win:

 

 

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