Creative Challenge

Do you like having a Creative Challenge as a paper crafting stimulus? I know I do. I love to have an idea to stretch me and keep me trying new things.

For example, I once followed a 52 week scrapping challenge. I created a journal, a page at a time, in response to a different challenge set each week by the coordinator of that challenge. That stretched my imagination and technique skills so much. I still enjoy browsing through those entries, just to remind myself of ideas I explored and may not be using as much as I could.


That's what gave me the idea to give you some PaperCraftCentral Inspirational Ideas and come up with some ways to encourage you to craft and play now and then.

I suggest using the challenge ideas as an excuse to get together with some friends who love papercrafting too. Do the challenges together. That way you get to hang out with friends AND craft. I call that a double win.

When you make a challenge project, I would of course love to see what you make. You can upload your entries using the form at the bottom of this page.

Creative Challenge 2016

Time to break out the inks and embossing tools:


  • Stamp on the inside of an embossing folder and run some cardstock through a Big Shot to create images behind an embossed field, such as in the card shown above. Choose an embossing folder that has some blank spaces as these take stamped images better
  • Sponge some colour on an embossing folder to create a rainbow or clouded effect on your cardstock, such as in the pretty Butterfly card pictured below made by Patricia Atherton:

I can't wait to see YOUR entries :) Be sure to invite your friends to take part too. It's always fun to craft together, right? When we do that, we always get to see so many other interpretations of the idea. I love that we all imagine different things for our projects.


Don't forget to share your Creative Challenge work by filling out the form below!

Past Creative Challenges

You might like to complete some of the following challenges from previous years, just for fun.

  1. A Stamping With Bleach challenge
  2. A Night Time Owl Idea
  3. A Punch Art Card
  4. Create a Card Topper and the Create a Card Topper Winner
  5. The Changing Colours Challenge
  6. The Card Sketch Challenge
  7. The Paper Punch Bear Challenge
  8. Make a Paper Shirt card



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Please do show me your entry for the Challenges, with a picture or two or three, and a few words about how you made your creations.

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I thought I'll stamp African pots and bleach the image. I decorated the pots with coloured seed beads and gold glitter. Then I mounted the black card …

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We want to make models from waste material like boxes, rods, plastic bottles and thermocol (Styrofoam). Rucha **** Hi Rucha I am not …

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I made this card for my friend's birthday! She likes it a lot. Thanks for the great instructions and ideas!! Ying *** Oh Ying that papercraft …

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PS: You might find the White...with 1 challenge blog an inspiration. I sometimes take part there myself!


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