May LOAW #2 Challenge

We're excited to feature these weekly challenges from the SC community! Below you'll find May's LOAW challenge #2 from our Creative Team gallery. You can find challenge #1 here. Post your project in the gallery and copy a link to the comments below. You can enter anytime in May! Check in each week as we share a new challenge with you.

We are looking for LOAW hosts for 2018! If you're interested in hosting the weekly challenges, please reach out using the Contact Us form!

Challenge #2

Fussy cut elements from patterned paper! The possibilities are endless when you create your own embellishments by fussy cutting. On this pageDiane fussy cut the clouds above her photo from a patterned paper in the "Be Happy" Scrapbook Kit. They are perfect for her page!

Now it’s your turn to create a project based on this week's challenge! Share your new project for the challenge in the SC gallery, then link up your project in the comments of this post by May 31st. We will draw a winner to win a $10 gift card to the Studio Calico Shop!

Guidelines for LOAW participants: 

The LOAW (layout-a-week) challenge came about from members challenging and encouraging one another to use their kits. Because it began before SC offered card and Project Life® kits, the challenge was for layouts, hence LOAW. Since scrapbook, card and PL kits are a part of SC's subscriptions, those types of projects are now included in LOAW. That means you can submit a LO, card, PL spread, minibook, or art journal page to a LOAW challenge. 

If you have trouble interpreting the challenge for the type of crafter you are, ask the host (person posting the challenge) for suggestions. Sometimes ideas we come up with make perfect sense in our minds, but don't translate as easily as we expect to another type of paper crafting. 

Each person may submit one unique project per challenge, i.e. you cannot submit the same project for two LOAWs. It's okay to combine LOAW with another challenge, though, such as a sketch or technique challenge. 

The project you submit should be one that is created in response to the LOAW challenge, which means no posting of older projects no matter how perfectly they fit the challenge. Any project submitted to the challenge should be made in the month of the challenge. 

Deadline for submissions is the last day of the month. Once the month changes on the SC site, it's too late to post for a chance to win. (I wanted to make note of this because I am a procrastinator and I'm sure there are a few more like me out there doing everything at the last minute.) 

When submitting a project for LOAW, please include a picture of your project and a link to it in the SC gallery on the challenge thread. Also, if the challenge asks for additional information, e.g. explain your inspiration, please include that in your submission post. SC generously offers a $10 GC to one participant. It's actually a promotion code good for 30 days. The winner's name is pulled from all of the entries. So if you enter one challenge, you have one chance of winning; two entries, two chances; etc. Hope you take a chance and take on one or more of the LOAW challenges each month.

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  1. Umichka says…
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  2. CeliseMcL says…

    I fussy cut and watercolor a flower and butterfly from a patterned paper by Maggie Holmes in her Flourish series in my Travelers Notebook

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  3. penny says…

    I cut gold leaves from some My Mind’s Eye Christmas paper to frame the sentiment on a graduation card. I also cut out a stamped mortarboard:

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  4. Kristi_ says…

    I fussy cut the bird, the leaves, the flowers, and the clouds from one of the papers in the Hey Girl scrapbook kit:

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  5. TerryB says…

    I fussy cut one of the girl silhouettes from the May pattern paper.

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  6. CristinaC says…

    I fussy cut some flowers from patterned paper:

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  7. JaneD says…

    I have fussy cut some flowers and leaves from patterned paper.

    Thanks for the challenge!

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  8. hegere says…

    Fussy cut the labels from one of the patterned papers in the "Written in the stars" kit" for this challenge.

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  9. veilman says…

    I loved this layout so much. I had to re-create it. Here is my version.

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  10. Shannon_Yates says…

    I really like the layout in this challenge!!! Fussy cut flowers from the 'author' paper in the Bookmarked kit. Traced butterflies and cut those out too.

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  11. Brinkleyboy says…
    Here is my take on this challenge. Hand cut the bird, flower, and vine from the whimsical paper as well as the individual stripes from the multicolored diagonal stripe paper.

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