Sunday, January 1, 2012

*New* Challenge!!

Happy New Year !!!


Wahoo!! Time to ring in the new year with a new challenge {and new format!} at The Paper Variety!! We hope you'll join us in our 2012 resolutions to create more :)

Our first January challenge is a color challenge!

That's right, black and white with a *kiss* of color! Your project should be mostly black and white; with just a "pop" of a third color.

Our prize for this challenge is the "Farmhouse" collection
by October Afternoon!!

Gorgeous, no?



Our rules for playing:
  • one entry per person per challenge
  • your project must be NEW and dated after our challenge post
  • your project may be a card, layout, altered item, etc. but it must include paper
  • link back to The Paper Variety in your post
  • we don't mind if you link to other challenges, however, your entry should clearly follow our prompt to be eligible for the prize; entries that are a stretch to "fit" will not be included in the prize drawing.


Get acquainted with our 
New Schedule:
  • 1st & 15th - a new challenge will be announced along with sponsor feature and sponsored prize. when you return to enter your project, use the "challenge & entries" tab at the top of TPV or click the image icon on our sidebar for a direct link back to that page.


  • 2nd & 16th - guest designer feature! read about our invited guest designer and view their projects following our challenge.


  • 3rd through 12th & 17th through 26th - daily inspiration as we post our challenge projects and random tutorials for you to learn and enjoy.


  • 13th & 27th - our design team is always inspired by what others post and create. we will feature our Top 5 favorites from your projects entered in the challenge. entries are also due by midnight of these dates.

  • 14th & 28th - randomly chosen challenge winner is announced!


  • 29th - our Facebook page hosts a monthly contest for your chance to win a nice scrappy prize. just comment to win. randomly chosen Facebook winner will be announced before the next TPV challenge begins on the 1st.
      You can email us anytime thepapervariety@gmail.com with your questions or suggestions about challenges, entries, sponsoring, prize claims etc.

      We hope you'll enjoy the changes we've made to keep The Paper Variety a fresh & fun paper challenge blog! Come play along this year :) We'd love to see your projects. We hope you are as inspired by our design team and challenges as we are by your entries!


      -Suzanne & Abby

      19 comments:

      1. LOVE this challenge, can't wait to get started!!!

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      2. What a great challenge to start 2012 off !

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      3. Great challenge! Love that there is more time to get it completed!!!

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      4. A new year and a lot of fantastic projects and learning at TPV.
        Thank you all.
        Barbara Greenberg

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      5. Great first challenge! Love having the schedule of posts! Looks like it is going to be another great year at TPV!!!

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      6. excited about a new year at TPV-can't wait to start on the challenge! :)

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      7. After a very hard end of 2011, hope to play with your always great challenegs this 2012. My vest wishes to all the DT!

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      8. Happy New Year, ladies! :) Love this first challenge of 2012!

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      9. AWESOME! Can't wait to play along in 2012!

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      10. Fun challenge! I'm excited about the changes!

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      11. happy new year, abby & suzanne!!! wishing the paper variety a very succesful year. hugs, patti

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      12. first the best wishes for 2012 and that the new dt ladies have a wonderful time.
        it's a great challenge.

        greetings karin

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      13. Can't wait to see everyone's take on this!

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      14. just found this blog...what took me so long LOL?? Am a HUGE fan of black so I do hope to get this one done this week!

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      15. thanks for the fun Challenge, great inspiration
        from the design team.
        DIANA L.
        http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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      16. Wonderful creations. I entered my Happy New Year 2012 Card using Black & White with a kiss of Red. I do not usually use the Black & White or Red combo so I stepped out of my comfort zone to create this. I may make the same card using Black & White with a kiss of Gold for a more sparkly card.
        Melissa
        "Sunshine HoneyBee"
        http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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      17. That is a fabulous giveaway!!! Thank you for the chance to win it! Just linked up! :)

        Michelle
        http://scrappinforkenzie.blogspot.com

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      We love hearing your feedback! :) Thanks so much! ~ Abby and Suzanne