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Calls for Submissions


Show us Your Creative Space!
Where do you create? Show us pictures of your space! Who knows? We may choose your room to be featured in Creative Spaces: Volume 4!
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Stamp & Ink It! - Birthday
Grab your favorite stamps, tools, and inks and get inventive. We're looking for mind-blowingly amazing birthday cards showcasing your hottest and most favorite techniques. Here are just some of the techniques we are seeing: * Alcohol inks and markers * Backgrounds * Build a Scene * Chalkboard techniques * Distressing * Heat Embossing * Layering * Make your own stamps * Markers * Masking * Mixed Media * Multi-ink stamping (aka Rock and Roll) * Paper piecing * Resist * Second Generation stamping * Shadow stamping * Spray inks * Stamp & die combinations * Stamp into malleable surfaces (like wax) * Stamping on non-paper surfaces (acetate, fabric, metal, et al.) * Stenciling with ink * Unique sentiment treatments * Watercoloring We're looking for: * A variety of styles * Innovative, out-of-the-box, beyond basic approaches using stamps and ink * Creative uses of current products * The freshest of fresh ideas, approaches, and especially techniques We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014, at midnight MST.
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Stamp & Ink It! - Congratulations
Grab your favorite stamps, tools, and inks and get inventive. We're looking for mind-blowingly amazing congratulations cards showcasing your hottest and most favorite techniques. Here are just some of the techniques we are seeing: * Alcohol inks and markers * Backgrounds * Build a Scene * Chalkboard techniques * Distressing * Heat Embossing * Layering * Make your own stamps * Markers * Masking * Mixed Media * Multi-ink stamping (aka Rock and Roll) * Paper piecing * Resist * Second Generation stamping * Shadow stamping * Spray inks * Stamp & die combinations * Stamp into malleable surfaces (like wax) * Stamping on non-paper surfaces (acetate, fabric, metal, et al.) * Stenciling with ink * Unique sentiment treatments * Watercoloring We're looking for: * A variety of styles * Innovative, out-of-the-box, beyond basic approaches using stamps and ink * Creative uses of current products * The freshest of fresh ideas, approaches, and especially techniques We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014, at midnight MST.
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Stamp & Ink It! - Encouragement
Grab your favorite stamps, tools, and inks and get inventive. We're looking for mind-blowingly amazing encouragement cards showcasing your hottest and most favorite techniques. Here are just some of the techniques we are seeing: * Alcohol inks and markers * Backgrounds * Build a Scene * Chalkboard techniques * Distressing * Heat Embossing * Layering * Make your own stamps * Markers * Masking * Mixed Media * Multi-ink stamping (aka Rock and Roll) * Paper piecing * Resist * Second Generation stamping * Shadow stamping * Spray inks * Stamp & die combinations * Stamp into malleable surfaces (like wax) * Stamping on non-paper surfaces (acetate, fabric, metal, et al.) * Stenciling with ink * Unique sentiment treatments * Watercoloring We're looking for: * A variety of styles * Innovative, out-of-the-box, beyond basic approaches using stamps and ink * Creative uses of current products * The freshest of fresh ideas, approaches, and especially techniques We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014, at midnight MST.
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Stamp & Ink It! - Friendship
Grab your favorite stamps, tools, and inks and get inventive. We're looking for mind-blowingly amazing friendship cards showcasing your hottest and most favorite techniques. Here are just some of the techniques we are seeing: * Alcohol inks and markers * Backgrounds * Build a Scene * Chalkboard techniques * Distressing * Heat Embossing * Layering * Make your own stamps * Markers * Masking * Mixed Media * Multi-ink stamping (aka Rock and Roll) * Paper piecing * Resist * Second Generation stamping * Shadow stamping * Spray inks * Stamp & die combinations * Stamp into malleable surfaces (like wax) * Stamping on non-paper surfaces (acetate, fabric, metal, et al.) * Stenciling with ink * Unique sentiment treatments * Watercoloring We're looking for: * A variety of styles * Innovative, out-of-the-box, beyond basic approaches using stamps and ink * Creative uses of current products * The freshest of fresh ideas, approaches, and especially techniques We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014, at midnight MST.
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Stamp & Ink It! - Hello
Grab your favorite stamps, tools, and inks and get inventive. We're looking for mind-blowingly amazing hello cards showcasing your hottest and most favorite techniques. Here are just some of the techniques we are seeing: * Alcohol inks and markers * Backgrounds * Build a Scene * Chalkboard techniques * Distressing * Heat Embossing * Layering * Make your own stamps * Markers * Masking * Mixed Media * Multi-ink stamping (aka Rock and Roll) * Paper piecing * Resist * Second Generation stamping * Shadow stamping * Spray inks * Stamp & die combinations * Stamp into malleable surfaces (like wax) * Stamping on non-paper surfaces (acetate, fabric, metal, et al.) * Stenciling with ink * Unique sentiment treatments * Watercoloring We're looking for: * A variety of styles * Innovative, out-of-the-box, beyond basic approaches using stamps and ink * Creative uses of current products * The freshest of fresh ideas, approaches, and especially techniques We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014, at midnight MST.
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Stamp & Ink It! - Love
Grab your favorite stamps, tools, and inks and get inventive. We're looking for mind-blowingly amazing love cards showcasing your hottest and most favorite techniques. Here are just some of the techniques we are seeing: * Alcohol inks and markers * Backgrounds * Build a Scene * Chalkboard techniques * Distressing * Heat Embossing * Layering * Make your own stamps * Markers * Masking * Mixed Media * Multi-ink stamping (aka Rock and Roll) * Paper piecing * Resist * Second Generation stamping * Shadow stamping * Spray inks * Stamp & die combinations * Stamp into malleable surfaces (like wax) * Stamping on non-paper surfaces (acetate, fabric, metal, et al.) * Stenciling with ink * Unique sentiment treatments * Watercoloring We're looking for: * A variety of styles * Innovative, out-of-the-box, beyond basic approaches using stamps and ink * Creative uses of current products * The freshest of fresh ideas, approaches, and especially techniques We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014, at midnight MST.
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Stamp & Ink It! - Thank You
Grab your favorite stamps, tools, and inks and get inventive. We're looking for mind-blowingly amazing thank you cards showcasing your hottest and most favorite techniques. Here are just some of the techniques we are seeing: * Alcohol inks and markers * Backgrounds * Build a Scene * Chalkboard techniques * Distressing * Heat Embossing * Layering * Make your own stamps * Markers * Masking * Mixed Media * Multi-ink stamping (aka Rock and Roll) * Paper piecing * Resist * Second Generation stamping * Shadow stamping * Spray inks * Stamp & die combinations * Stamp into malleable surfaces (like wax) * Stamping on non-paper surfaces (acetate, fabric, metal, et al.) * Stenciling with ink * Unique sentiment treatments * Watercoloring We're looking for: * A variety of styles * Innovative, out-of-the-box, beyond basic approaches using stamps and ink * Creative uses of current products * The freshest of fresh ideas, approaches, and especially techniques We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014, at midnight MST.
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Stamp & Ink It! - Thinking of You
Grab your favorite stamps, tools, and inks and get inventive. We're looking for mind-blowingly amazing thinking of you cards showcasing your hottest and most favorite techniques. Here are just some of the techniques we are seeing: * Alcohol inks and markers * Backgrounds * Build a Scene * Chalkboard techniques * Distressing * Heat Embossing * Layering * Make your own stamps * Markers * Masking * Mixed Media * Multi-ink stamping (aka Rock and Roll) * Paper piecing * Resist * Second Generation stamping * Shadow stamping * Spray inks * Stamp & die combinations * Stamp into malleable surfaces (like wax) * Stamping on non-paper surfaces (acetate, fabric, metal, et al.) * Stenciling with ink * Unique sentiment treatments * Watercoloring We're looking for: * A variety of styles * Innovative, out-of-the-box, beyond basic approaches using stamps and ink * Creative uses of current products * The freshest of fresh ideas, approaches, and especially techniques We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014, at midnight MST.
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Stamp & Ink It! - Other - Non-holiday
Grab your favorite stamps, tools, and inks and get inventive. We're looking for mind-blowingly amazing cards showcasing your hottest and most favorite techniques. Here are just some of the techniques we are seeing: * Alcohol inks and markers * Backgrounds * Build a Scene * Chalkboard techniques * Distressing * Heat Embossing * Layering * Make your own stamps * Markers * Masking * Mixed Media * Multi-ink stamping (aka Rock and Roll) * Paper piecing * Resist * Second Generation stamping * Shadow stamping * Spray inks * Stamp & die combinations * Stamp into malleable surfaces (like wax) * Stamping on non-paper surfaces (acetate, fabric, metal, et al.) * Stenciling with ink * Unique sentiment treatments * Watercoloring We're looking for: * A variety of styles * Innovative, out-of-the-box, beyond basic approaches using stamps and ink * Creative uses of current products * The freshest of fresh ideas, approaches, and especially techniques We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014, at midnight MST.
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May 2015 - Creative Sketch
Use this fun sketch to create cards, scrapbook layouts, gift card holders, gift bags, tags, mini-album covers, treat containers, etc. Flip the sketch at any angle to show its versatility. We're looking for projects for the following occasions: Mother's Day, birthday, thank you, congrats, miss you, get well, hello, just because, encouragement, friendship, thinking of you, etc.We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014, at midnight MDT. Link to Sketch If you are having trouble viewing the sketch, you can Find the Sketch Here, Too
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May 2015 - Dry Embossing
Dry Embossing has long been a mainstay in card making, paper crafting, and scrapbooking. Once upon a time your only option was using an embossing folder, but these days you can achieve the effect with stencils and dies, too! Start thinking about ways to create unique and fresh dry embossed looks with traditional embossing folders as well as newer techniques with stencils and dies. Deboss, emboss, and letterpress your way to something fantastic! We're looking for cards, scrapbook layouts, gift bags and tags, gift card holders, paper-crafted gifts, gift wraps, mini-albums, home decor, etc., for the following occasions: Mother's Day, birthday, thank you, congrats, miss you, get well, hello, just because, encouragement, friendship, thinking of you, etc that feature unique, fresh, and clever dry embossing looks. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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May 2015 - Die-Cutting Technique - Interactive Cards
There's something about the element of surprise, and with die-cutting machines you can take card making to a whole different level! Put on your thinking cap and use manual die cuts and electronic cut files to create interactive cards. Whether it's a pop-up, a pull strip, a shaker, or a slide, make your card do something fun! We're looking for cards for the following occasions: Mother's Day, birthday, thank you, congrats, miss you, get well, hello, just because, encouragement, friendship, thinking of you, etc. that showcase clever interactive details created with manual dies or electronic cut files. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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May 2015 - Big Bold Stripes
Big bold stripes say, "Hey! Look at me!" They exude confidence and immediately command attention. Pair them with something feminine for a bit of delicious juxtaposition or something graphic for an extra jolt of wow! We're looking for cards, scrapbook layouts, gift bags and tags, gift card holders, paper-crafted gifts, gift wraps, mini-albums, home decor, etc., for the following occasions: Mother's Day, birthday, thank you, congrats, miss you, get well, hello, just because, encouragement, friendship, thinking of you, etc. that feature BIG bold stripes. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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May 2015 - Scrapbooking Spring Events
There's much to celebrate in life when it comes to spring! We're looking for scrapbook layouts featuring your favorite springtime events. Pull out those pictures from spring break, spring sporting events, Mother's Day, out and about in your garden, and even graduation. If it happens in spring, we want to see what you've got! Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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May 2015 - Mother's Day Extravaganza
"A mother's arms are more comforting than anyone else's." -- Diana, Princess of Wales Your mother raised you, taught you, fed you, and clothed you. She drove you everywhere and cheered you on. Maybe she drove you a little nuts and still gives nuggets of unwanted advice. But she LOVES you. Now it's your turn to share the love with mom. We're looking for cards to celebrate every mom, grandma, or mother figure in our lives. We will not intentionally publish any projects that have appeared anywhere online (which includes but is not limited to blogs of any kind, galleries, or contest/challenge entry or winner). Submissions must not contain a watermark and should be photographed straight-on against a neutral background. Submissions deadline: Monday, October 20, 2014, at midnight MDT.
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