We are a papercraft challenge blog offering two challenges each month - a Main Challenge and a Mini Challenge.

Join in and have some creative fun! We have amazing sponsors and there are GREAT prizes to be won.


Main Challenge

The Main Challenge board contains a Word Inspiration and a Creative Challenge. Both parts must be incorporated into your project.

Word InspirationYou must use the word as inspiration. We need to be able to see on your project how the word inspired you. If the inspiration isn't obvious, then you MUST explain how you were inspired in your entry blog post. The inspiration word itself does not have to appear on the project, but it can if you wish. 
When judging, priority will be given to projects that clearly show our challenge inspiration.

Creative Challenge: The board also contains a creative challenge (technique, colour, product or other). You must incorporate the creative challenge on your project and again, when not obvious, you need to explain how you interpreted the creative challenge in your entry blog post.

The Main Challenge is open to any type of project except  a card, tag, ATC* or postcard.   These can be entered in our Mini Challenges.

Combine our challenge with as many others as you like.

You may enter as many times as you wish.

The Main Challenge goes live on the 1st of the month and the deadline to enter is the last day of the month at 11:55 pm EST.

The Top 5, including the winner and 4 runners-up, as voted by the DT, as well as mystery and random winners (number may vary from month to month) will be announced on the blog on the 8th of the following month.

A copy of the challenge board must appear in your entry post with a link (or in the case of Instagram – a hashtag) to the More Than Words Challenge blog.

To enter, create a post on your blog, Facebook, or Instagram pages about your project.  A copy of the challenge board MUST appear in your post as well as a link to the More Than Words Challenge blog.  (If you are entering through Instagram, instead of a link you can tag us @MTW_challenge instead, but a copy of the challenge board MUST still be included.)  Then link your post to the InLinkz tool at the bottom of our challenge reveal blog post.  Please be sure to include your name and country in your InLinkz title.


  • Create a post on your blog or social media site.
  • Add a copy of our challenge board.
  • Add a link to our challenge blog post or tag us @MTW_challenge if you're entering through Instagram.
  • Link your post to our InLinkz tool on our blog.
  • Add your name and country as your InLinkz title.

Mini Challenge

The Mini Challenge board contains one word of inspiration.

The inspiration word itself must appear somewhere on your project.

The Mini Challenge is open to cards, tags, postcards and ATCs* only.  No layouts, canvases, art journal pages or OTPs** are accepted.

The Mini Challenge goes live on the 16th of the month and the deadline to enter is on the last day of the month at 11:59 pm EST.

The Mini Challenge is a Facebook challenge only.  Go to our Facebook page, look for the relevant post that explains the current monthly challenge, and post your projects in the comments attached to that post.

Please do NOT use the blog InLinkz to link your Mini Challenge project as it will not be eligible for voting.  Only projects shared on Facebook will be voted upon.  You must therefore be a follower of the MTW FB page to enter.

The winner of the Mini Challenge, as voted for by the DT, will be announced on the blog on the 6th of the following month.

The Mini Challenge is designed to be quick and fun!

*ATCs, or Artist Trading Cards, are small works of art, about 2.5 by 3.5 inches (64mm x 89mm) that fit inside standard card-collector pockets, sleeves or sheets.  They are accepted for the Mini Challenge only.

**OTPs, or Off the Page projects, consist of mini albums, altered household items, frames, boxes etc.  They are accepted for the Main Challenge only.