88 posts categorized "Challenge"

06/01/2022

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #85- Metallic Mania

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We loved seeing all of your May floral creations.

The winner of the blog badge from May's challenge was Rosemary D from the Hey There....rosigrl! blog. We loved her bright and bold floral design.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Darnell from djkardkreations.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com 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 new release of dies, including some brand new hot foil dies! For those of you have foil machines, it is an easy way to add a little glitz and glamor to you card. In honor of the new foil dies, we are celebrating metallic card elements this month. You can use foil (of course), but you could also use metallic papers, metallic embossing, etc. The choice is really up to you. We just ask that you use some metallic elements on your card and that you use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are some samples to help inspire you.  These samples all use the new hot foil dies:

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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 #mbchallenge85 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, June 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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05/01/2022

Sun 01

Memory Box Challenge #84- May Flowers

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We loved seeing all of your colorful creations.

The winner of the blog badge from April's challenge was Pat J posted on Splitcoast Stampers. They really grasped the color challenge!

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Donna Phelan from the Crafting by the Beach blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com 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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April showers bring May flowers. Yeah! We love to celebrate flowers at Memory Box. I'm sure you have noticed that we have lots of floral motifs...especially flowers! It is a particularly good time for the theme with Mother's Day coming soon and ...here's a sneak peek hint....there is a new release coming soon loaded with floral designs (among other things). We would absolutely love to see your floral creations. You can create a card for any occasion. We just ask that flowers take the focal point and you use at least one Memory Box product.

Here are some samples to help inspire you.  Good luck

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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 #mbchallenge84 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, 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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04/01/2022

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #83- Colorful Creations

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We loved seeing all your cards telling people how much you missed them/were thinking of them.

The winner of the blog badge from March's challenge was Beverly S from Bev's Creative Path blog. We loved her floral theme to the Thinking of You challenge.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Helen F.  Congratulations!

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com 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 ready for spring and an explosion of color. This month's theme is therefore "Colorful Creations." Bring on your bright, vibrant cards that are bursting with color. You can make a card for any occasion using any style or technique you choose....just make sure that many colors are represented! We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.

All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Here are some cards where the designers created that are definitely colorful:

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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 #mbchallenge83 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Friday, 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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03/01/2022

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #82- Miss You/Thinking of You

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the challenge last month. We love seeing your pink cards.

The winner of the blog badge from February's "Tickled Pink" challenge was johnsopa from Splitcoaststampers. We loved how many types of pinks they used..background, diecut pieces, ink, etc.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was kailashcrafts on Instagram.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com 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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In this age of quarantines and separations, it is a great idea to reconnect with those around us and remind them how much we love them and miss them. For that reason, this month's theme is "missing you/thinking of you cards." Feel free to make it for anyone you want with any type of decorations you choose. It wouldn't be a bad idea to mail your card to a loved one when you are done (even though this isn't required). We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.

All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Here are some cards where the designers created that feature the theme of missing you/thinking of 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 #mbchallenge82 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Wednesday, March 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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02/01/2022

Tue 01

Memory Box Challenge #81- Tickled Pink

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Greetings friends. Thank you to everyone who participated in the alphabet challenge last month. We love seeing your work.

The winner of the blog badge from January's alphabet theme was from member johnsopa on Splitcoaststampers. We loved how they really highlighted the letters on their card:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Inkami from the Inkami blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com 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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It is almost time for Valentine's Day, so it is the time of hearts, flowers, and....the color pink! For this month's challenge, we would like you to make a pink card. You can use other colors as well, but the focal color should remain pink. You can make something for Valentine's Day, but it can be for any occasion you want...Mother's Day, get well soon, birthdays, etc. I'm not sure how it would work, but you could even make a pink Halloween card if you so choose.  It is really up to you!  We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.

All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Here are some cards where the designers created that feature the color pink:

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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 #mbchallenge81 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, February 27th.   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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01/01/2022

Sat 01

Memory Box Challenge #80- Alphabets

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Greetings friends. Can you believe that it is already a new year? We hope you will join Memory Box in celebrating new releases, sharing cardmaking inspiration and perhaps even joining a card challenge or two. Thanks so much for supporting us in 2021, and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!

The winner of the blog badge from December's Snow challenge was Izzy Scrap from the Izzy Scrap Blog. We loved her soft, snowy scene:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was susanbcards, who goes by susanbcards on Instagram. Congratulations!

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com 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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Do you ever feel like you don't have the right stamp or die to say exactly what you want? Sometimes you have to create the message yourself. Do you die cut letters and spell your own words? Cut out letters from magazines? Stamp individual letters? Hand-draw your letters? We would love to see what you create using an alphabet to spell out your own message. There are so many possibilities.  We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.

All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Here are some cards where the designers created their own messages:

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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 #mbchallenge80 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, 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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12/01/2021

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #79- Snow Cards

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Greetings friends. It is time for a another challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Please note that prizes can only be mailed within the United States at the moment in case you are participating in the December challenge.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's oval/circle challenge. We always love seeing your designs and everyone needs holiday ideas!

The winner of the blog badge was Jenny Martin from the My Paper Epiphany blog. We loved her beautiful circle-framed winter scene:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Chris Dring from the Chrispy's Creations Blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com 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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Are you experiencing snow lately? Are you preparing for snow? In any case, it is a good time to make some snow-themed cards. Does the snow make you think of white landscapes? Snowmen? Snowflakes? There are so many possibilities.  We would love to see your interpretation of the theme.

All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Here are some designs by our team members featuring snow-themed items:

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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 #mbchallenge79 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Thursday, December 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. 

 

 

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11/01/2021

Mon 01

Memory Box Challenge #78- Circles and Ovals

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Greetings friends. It is time for a another challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Please note that prizes can only be mailed within the United States at the moment in case you are participating in the November challenge.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's holiday challenge. We always love seeing your designs and everyone needs holiday ideas!

The winner of the blog badge was Izzy Scrap from the Izzy Scrap blog. We loved her elegant design:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Inkami from the Inkami blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com 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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Circles and ovals are fun shapes to use in cardmaking. They can be frames, backgrounds or just a fun geometric pattern to use. How do you use circles and/or ovals? Stamping? Die cutting? Embossing folders? Stencils. We would love to see your designs.

All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Here are some designs by our team members featuring circles and ovals.

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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 #mbchallenge78 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Monday, 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. 

 

 

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10/01/2021

Fri 01

Memory Box Challenge #77- Holidays!

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Greetings friends. It is time for a another challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Please note that we changed the rules for the monthly challenge, so be sure to read the rules if you are participating in the October challenge.

Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's stripe challenge. We always love seeing your incredible creations.

The winner of the blog badge was Bonnie from the Stamping with Klass blog. We really loved the elegant striped background of her card.

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Lynne R from Lynne's Craft Haven.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com 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 new holiday release, so it is the perfect time to introduce a holiday challenge.  We would love to see how you interpret the theme. It could be Christmas, but it definitely doesn't have to be! What holidays do you celebrate?

All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Our design team member Donna Sledzik created a card to help inspire you and wrote instructions to help you recreate the design.

 

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To make the card, die cut the Slim Pinpoint Burst Plate from white cardstock and use Old Paper, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and Fossilized Amber Distress Inks to color the panel.

Next, die cut the lamp post from black cardstock and the candle from white cardstock.  Color the candle with colored pencils then glue the lamp to a piece of acetate and trim away the excess acetate.  

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Die cut the pine needles and holly branch from green cardstock.  

Heat emboss the sentiment on a strip of black cardstock.

To assemble the card, glue the candle to the background and then adhere the lantern over it.  

Glue the greens in place and add some Tim Holtz Snow Texture Paste to the greens.  While the paste was still wet, sprinkle glitter over the wet paste.

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Splatter the card with white ink and added some Red Fairy Crystals and Fairy Jewels.

Glue a red bow to the lamp post and used foam tape to adhere the sentiment strip.

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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 #mbchallenge77 hashtag

You have until the end of the day (EST) on Sunday, October 31st.   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. 

 

One project will be chosen at random to win the Lamp post die featured in this post as well as some holiday jewels to decorate:

 

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09/01/2021

Wed 01

Memory Box Challenge #76- Stripes

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Greetings friends. It is time for a another challenge! We hope you will join us in the fun. Thank you so much to everyone participated in last month's white focal point challenge. We always love seeing your incredible creations.

The winner of the blog badge was conniecrafter from Connie's Crafty Creations blog. She did a fantastic job of making white the focal point of her card:

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The random winner selected from all the entries to win the prizes was Gail from the I Like Paper blog.

Please contact me at stampjournal@gmail.com 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.

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Stripes are so much fun on a card. They are a great way to add a bit of interest to your background. Do you use diagonal stripes? A single stripe along the bottom of a card? Do you create an ombre effect with stripes of different shades? How do you make your stripes? Paper? Washi tape? String? There are so many possibilities, and we would love to see your take on the theme.  All we ask is that you use at least one Memory Box product in your entry.

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out these samples to get you started:

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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 #mbchallenge76 hashtag

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

 

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