We are a papercraft challenge blog offering a monthly Main Challenge based on a Word and a Creative Challenge,

open to layouts, canvases and art journal pages. PLUS we host a word-based Mini Challenge

on the last week of each month for cards, tags and ATCs. There is definitely something for everyone!


Main Challenge

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

  1.  Word Inspiration: You 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.
  2. 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 layouts, canvases, planner pages and art journal pages only. No cards, tags, ATCs* or OTPs** are accepted. A 'canvas' can be any flat surface that can be created on in the way a canvas can eg, an MDF board, wood board, vinyl record or CD.

You may combine our challenge with not more than 2 other blog challenges.

You may enter as many times as you wish.

A copy of the challenge board must appear in your entry blog post with a link to the More Than Words Challenge blog.

To enter, create a post on your blog about your challenge project, then link this blog post to the InLinkz tool in our sidebar. Include your name and country in your InLinkz title.

If you don't have a blog, you can enter via Facebook by posting a photo of your project on your FB page and make sure that it is shared publicly so that our DT is able to see and comment on it. You must also attach to your FB post a copy of our challenge board as well as a link to our blog. Then, link your FB post to the InLinkz tool in our sidebar with your name and country as the title.

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.

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 23rd 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.  Each entry must be shared in a comment under the corresponding Facebook reveal 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 the More Than Words Facebook page, under the corresponding post, 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 8th 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 NOT accepted in any of the MTW challenges.