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Card Making Challenges are a fun way to get your creative juices flowing.
They can provide a starting point for your card making with their suggestions for card sketches, colours or images.
You can even combine challenges to make a delightfully different card!
There are so many challenges that you can play every day of the week.
No two are alike!
So, how do they vary?
Some challenges provide a different card sketch every week/month as the inspiration for your card.
Others may provide a colour, image or theme.
Occasionally, a challenge is for a particular stamp supplier's products (eg: Stampin Up!).
While others are happy with you using products from a mix of suppliers (eg: Simon Says Stamp).
If you take part you will be encouraged to upload a photo of your card to their website.
Winners are usually allowed to display a Challenge Badge on your blog - if you have one.
There may be a prize such as store gift voucher but as with all these things it's the taking part that matters.
Taking part in challenges is an opportunity to try new or revisit some old techniques to add original ideas to your cards.
Or to use a different card making medium from your usual choice. Such as coloured pencils instead of alcohol markers.
Remember, it's a chance to challenge yourself too!
It's also useful to keep a copy of the card making sketches from the challenges.
I keep mine in a A5 folder with other sketches for when I'm looking for layouts ideas.
Check out my Card Making Sketches page for more ideas.
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Listed below are some popular challenges. Just follow the links and remember to read their challenge guidelines.
The Paper Players Weekly
Sunday Stamps Every two weeks
Global Design Project Weekly
Merry Monday Weekly (make one Christmas card a week)
SU Only Challenges Every two weeks
Stamp Ink Paper Weekly
CAS Colours and Sketches First and third week of each month
Paper Craft Crew weekly
Freshly Made Sketches weekly
Color Throwdown Weekly
Simon Says Stamp Weekly
Tic Tac Toe weekly
Fusion Card Challenge every two weeks
CASE(E) This Sketch Weekly
My Favorite Things Color Challenge Second and fourth Thursday of each month
Fab Friday Two weekly
Cas-usal Friday weekly
Just Add Ink weekly
TGIF Challenges Weekly
As You See It Every two weeks
Inspired by all the little things First and third week of each month
Less is More every two weeks
Addicted to CAS every two weeks
The Paper Fun Day Challenges (Challenges start on the 1st Wednesday of each month and closes the Sunday prior to the next challenge.)
Stamping Pals (runs from the 1st of the month until the last day of the month (at 11:59pm AEDT)
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StampingPals Not rated yet
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