Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Take 5 Tuesday - April Challenge!

It's Mary Ann here with the April Take Five challenge!! You guys have been absolutely amazing with your challenge submissions these past few months, and I'm really excited to see what fun things you come up with for April. I love looking at each and every project submitted!! Like before, Take 5 is open to everyone, and is for the scrapbooker, card maker, pocket pager, and even off the page project makers too. If you are a paper crafter, this challenge is for you! In case you are new to Take 5, here's how it works: I give you a list of items to use as inspiration and starting point for your project. From that list, pick 5 items to use on your project. You can more than 5, and combine your own ideas too, but to play along you must use at least 5 items from the list. You could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!!

Here is this month's inspiration list:

For my layout, my five items are: 3 photos, stripes, stars, a sticker and the color turquoise. I mixed and matched papers and embellishments from Websters Pages new Painted Passport collection, along with Thickers from American Crafts and that cute flair button from Fancy Pants! 

And, here's more inspiration from some of the Design Team:

Lisa used green, turquoise and pink, stripes and a die cute for this darling 2nd. birthday card! I love all the layering!

Rachel's layout features the color pink, a die cut, solid paper, glitter and a sticker along with a sweet photo of her and her Mom. 

The new "Totally Rad" collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studio is awesome on this layout by Mary-Ann! Her 5 inspiration items are the color green, a square, sticker, stars and a die cut.

Enza's cute layout uses a line from a song, stars, the color teal, die cuts and stripes. The wood veneer stars are a perfect embellishment for her layout!

Janet's layout combines teal, pink, paint stickers and stars on this sweet layout about her daughter. The bold stripe paper and bright colors are so striking!

And finally, this layout from Tegan  that showcases the Little Moments collection by Elle's Studio, with turquoise, pink, stripes, a tag and a square photo as her 5 inspiration items. What a fun layout about her sister!

How about playing along with the Take 5 challenge this month?? You could win a gift card to the Paper Issues store!  Link up your projects in the April Challenge Album in the Paper Issues {Friends & Fans} Facebook group, the deadline to enter this and all April Challenges is May 1st!  Winners will be announced May 2nd.

**Also, don't forget to use code: Mary Ann in the Paper Issues store for 20% off your total order!!!


  1. A great list- can't wait to give it a try! Great examples ladies!!

  2. Awesome list! Great inspiration from the DT!

  3. These are such fun takes. I love this challenge!

  4. I'm not a Facebooker, but I wanted to share my take anyhow... http://jinnynewlin.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-studio-sketch-challenge.html. Thanks for the inspiration!


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