Color Block Vibes: A Very Colorful Instagram Contest + $250 Shopping Spree


Last year, I had grand plans to start some Paper & Stitch hashtags for Instagram, to bring together the P&S community in some small way without making it challenging to participate. Unfortunately, I never got around to it last year. But this year, I’ve been quietly rolling out P&S hashtags every so often. Maybe you’ve seen a few of them popping up on my Instagram

But now I’m ready to make things more official and announce that I’ll be launching a new hashtag contest each month for the rest of the year, starting today! And the prizes are going to be GOOD. I pinkie promise. In fact, this first hashtag prize is a $250 shopping spree!

The first contest hashtag is #colorblockvibes but is a bit more open to interpretation than it may sound.

Basically, all colorful photos are fair game. Just make sure there are at least two colors in the image, so the color blocking will still apply. I’ve included some examples in this post to give you some color block inspiration, but feel free to interpret this hashtag any way you’d like within the guidelines of at least two (colorful) colors in an image.

(above image) Echo and Earl for Designlovefest


Color blocked ring dishes via Quiet Clementine



Colorful pop tarts

Click through for details on how to enter and win!


All about that yellow via Lovely Indeed


Grapefruit color blocking


Sarah Meyohas via AnOther

The Rules:

Add @brittnimehlhoff and the hashtag #colorblockvibes to the caption of any photos or videos (with a colorful vibe) that you have personally taken throughout the entire month of March.

Any photos that fit the above requirements will be eligible to be featured on the Paper & Stitch blog once the contest is over (with proper credit to you of course), Instagram features during the duration of the contest (again, with proper credit) AND the chance to win a $250 shopping spree pretty much ANYWHERE YOU WANT!!! If a gift card can be purchased there, it’s fair game. Which means almost any online destination would be eligible, even small businesses (Etsy, Target, Anthropologie, ASOS, anywhere gift cards can be purchased). Winners choice! BOOM.

*Winner will be announced no later than April 4th on Instagram and will receive an IG message to prompt him or her to collect prize.*

If you have any questions about the rules or any other details, feel free to let me know in the comments. Can’t wait to see all of your colorful photos!

16 comments | Click here to reply

How fun! Love the color for Spring!

sara | alice & lois

How fun! I will definitely have to do this!


Jen | A Sip of Bliss

Love this idea! Thanks for the giveaway!


Brittni, Cool idea. I can’t wait to see all the entries. Pat S

Pat Schwab

Yay! Awesome Krista. Looking forward to seeing your photos.


Love this idea! I checked out the hashtag and everyone’s photos are so beautiful. I will definitely participate 🙂


Yay! Thanks Jess.


SUPER FUN. I love your instragrams and I can’t wait to see what everyone else does!


Jess | CityComfortsDC

Awesome! Looking forward to seeing your photos Emma Jayne.


What a great post (and idea!). I love colour and my instagram feed has just that. The next time I’ll take a photo that will have a contemporary and colour block look, then I’ll make sure to add #colorblockvibes and @brittnimehlhoff Cool!

Emma Jayne x

Emma Jayne

Oh, how perfect. Looking forward to seeing your photos.


How exciting is that, coincidentally by the end of Feb I started bringing more color to my feed! This hashtag couldn’t be a better idea as it’s perfect for spring:)

Marwa | Enthralling Gumption

Hi Erin! Good question. Yep, you can enter as many times as you’d like. Just be sure to include the hashtag #colorblockvibes and @brittnimehlhoff in the caption of the photos you’re submitting to the contest and you’ll be entered to win. 🙂


How fun! Can we enter more than once?

Erin Ellis

Good question Michelle. Anyone can enter! International entries are welcome but prize value would be the equivalent of $250 USD in a gift card.


This is such a cool thing, I love taking photos for a challenge! Stupid question: Is this limited to the US and Canada only?

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