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National Scrapbooking Day Challenges

Posted by Emily Spicklemire

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Happy National Scrapbooking Day! We are so excited to spend May celebrating scrapbooking and papercrafting--and you know that our favorite way to celebrate is with prizes!

We've compiled a list of scrapbooking challenges for you to participate in and show off your skills check them out below and get ready to craft!

These challenges will be open all day. Share your entries on our Facebook page or on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #BlitsyChallenge__ (whichever challenge number you are on). As long as your entry (social post or upload) is before 11:59 PM CST you will be entered to win! All prize winners will be announced Monday. We'll also be keeping up with your social posts throughout the day, so you may score some Blitsy credit for sharing your projects! We can't wait to see all of your creativity!

CHALLENGE 1: Washi Tape

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For this challenge you must create a card or layout using Washi Tape as an obvious part of the design.

There is no entry limit for this challenge. Create and share your project by 11:59 CT to be entered for this prize. Share your project with us by posting it on our Facebook page, or posting on Twitter or Instagram using #BlitsyChallenge1.

PRIZE: The winner of this challenge will get a crafting basics package, as well as some fun extras! The package includes scissors, craft knife with refills, a glue runner with refills, a chipboard album, some Dear Lizzy stickers and some fun glitter!

CHALLENGE 2: Upload to the Blitsy Inspiration Section

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Our new Inspiration section is the best place to get crafty project ideas! It's also a great place for crafty bloggers to show off their skills, help others learn to create beautiful projects, and drive traffic to their websites! We would love for you to share a project with us in this section! All projects submitted today and accepted will be eligible for this prize.

Some tips:

  • Visit the Inspiration section to get an idea of the style and quality of photography that we are looking for.
  • Make sure your photo fills the entire box.
  • Remove any watermarks or text.
  • The link must be to a project tutorial you create.

There is no limit to how many projects you submit. We want to see all of your creative ideas! You can even submit any projects you make or use for the challenges today, as long as you include a link to a project tutorial. If you don't get a notice that your submission was approved today, don't worry. We'll do our best to moderate all submissions throughout the weekend. As long as your project is submitted by 11:59 CT tonight you will be eligible for this prize!

PRIZE: The winner of this challenge will receive a Mod Podge prize pack! We have 10 different varieties to share with you!

CHALLENGE 3: Watercolor

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For this challenge, you must create a scrapbook layout, card or tag using watercolor as an obvious design choice. Need some watercoloring tips and inspiration? Check out these techniques and projects from our Creative Team! Laurel uses Faber-Castell Gelatos for watercoloring this tag and this card. She also showed off Cosmo Cricket's Just Add Watercolor collection (pictured above) in this fun video tutorial. In this video tutorial, Jennifer shows how to use Prima watercolor pencils on different surfaces.

There is no entry limit for this challenge. Create and share your project by 11:59 CT to be entered for this prize. Share your project with us by posting it on our Facebook page, or posting on Twitter or Instagram using #BlitsyChallenge3.

PRIZE: The winner of this challenge will receive an art pack that includes a set of three gessobord, foam brushes, nylon brushes, and two sets of Twinkling H2O's Shimmering Watercolors!

CHALLENGE 4: Flowers

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For this challenge, create a scrapbook layout, card, or tag using flowers as an obvious design choice. Stamps, embellishments paints, prints, anything goes as long as it's floral!

There is no entry limit for this challenge. Create and share your project by 11:59 CT to be entered for this prize. Share your project with us by posting it on our Facebook page, or posting on Twitter or Instagram using #BlitsyChallenge4.

PRIZE: Win a Project Life prize pack! This pack includes embossing folders, themed cards, and paper from a variety of Project Life collections! The winner will also receive a pack of photo pocket pages, a rounded corners punch, and a We R Memory Keepers Fuse tool!

CHALLENGE 5: Dimension

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Pop your art off the page! For this challenge you must create a card, layout, or tag with dimension. Here is a great example from Laurel using embossing paste and layering a diecut to create a dimensional look. Think outside the box! Meghan used a hot glue gun to write a message on these cards.

There is no entry limit for this challenge. Create and share your project by 11:59 CT to be entered for this prize. Share your project with us by posting it on our Facebook page, or posting on Twitter or Instagram using #BlitsyChallenge5.

PRIZE: The winner of this challenge will receive a pack of Prima goodies! This package includes glass glitter, glass beads, color bloom mists, chalk edgers, 6x6 paper pads, flowers and embellishments!

And of course the big prize: the Tim Holtz Vagabond! One lucky participant will win this coveted crafty product--the more enter the more chances you have to win!

All winners will be announced on Monday. We'll have more giveaways throughout the month--keep an eye on our Facebook page, they launch Tuesdays around 11AM CST. Good luck to everyone and Happy Crafting!