Honorable Mention

By April 16, 2007General

Head over to Papertrey’s website if you haven’t yet seen the winners of our Guest Star Stamper contest!  Heather Jackman created an amazing background by looking at Green Thumb a little differently.  And Jen Stevenson made a fun butterfly "trail" using one of the sentiments from Butterfly Kisses!  Congratulations girls!  Your FREE Faux Ribbon sets should be arriving shortly!  We got so many fantastic entries for the Guest Star Stamper contest this month, I thought I would give a few artists an "Honorable Mention".

GREEN THUMB

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Michelle Giraud really caught my attention with the way she created an interactive grasshopper element.  He is mounted on wire and looks like he can be quite active when poked or prodded!  What a fun accent for a child’s birthday card They would LOVE that!

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Emily Gunnel created this beautiful "wisteria" card.  The detail and dimension is amazing!  And it was one of the most creative floral projects we received using this set.

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Lexi Daly maximized her creativity by creating an "old-school" green berry basket for her strawberries to reside in.  Isn’t that fun?!?!  And it reminds me that summer is just around the corner!

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Julie Masse caught my eye with her unique use of the strawberry stamps.  The way she made it appear that they were still on the vine and climbing from the corner of the card was just so fresh!

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Kirsten DuBosque made  a sweet pea card that featured a combination of  a unique color scheme and eye-catching arrangement of peas.  I love how she pulled all of the colors from the ribbon she chose.  Brilliant!

BUTTERFLY KISSES

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Alli Miles made this super cute journal with matching pen.  I love how she created small butterfly "charms" from polyshrink and attached them to both the notebook spine & pen. You go girl!

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Teresa Shaw made a butterfly appear as though it was flight in this clever design.  She simply folded it in half to get this really amazing effect.

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Sharon Harnist’s entry just took my breath away with it’s beautiful color palette and detail.  I love how she inked the bottom and top of the wings using two different colors.

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Adelina Starace made these beautiful transparent butterflies.  They appear as thought they are caught in mid-flight!  Beautiful detailing!

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Bethany Paull came up with this really amazing technique for the solid butterfly in this set.  She heat embossed it in clear onto patterned paper.  While it was pliable, she manipulated the wings to appear as though it was in flight.  What a great concept that could be used with so many different papers for a variety of looks!

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Meli Mitchell was REALLY creative and made a flower by layering butterfly wings! Now THAT is what I call thinking outside of the box!

We received over 550 submissions for this month’s contest and it WAS so hard to chose a winner!  There were SO many beautiful cards!  Thank-you to everyone who submitted!   This month’s contest is calling for projects created with Faux Ribbon and entries are due by May 13th.  For those of you  who did not get your set ordered before we sold out ( so sorry guys!  You overwhelmed us with your interest compared to previous releases and we weren’t prepared!!!), we are hoping to have it back in stock in approx. 2 weeks.  If ordered then, you should still receive it in time to play for at least a couple days and send in your entry!  Thanks again!

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  • 1
    Julie Masse says:

    Congrats to the winners – their cards are amazing!!!! So are all the beautiful samples you’ve shown us, I don’t know how you ever picked just 1! 🙂 Thanks for another great set – can’t wait to play!

  • 2
    Kellie says:

    Wow, the cards and notebook are amazing! I’m in awe of the talent. Well done everyone and congratulations to the winners!

  • 3
    Geny says:

    Wow that is a lot of cards to look at, great cards you featured. Maybe next month one of mine will make it :)!

  • 4
    Jen Stevenson says:

    All the cards are just so beautiful!! How were you able to choose? And why mine?? Don’t get me wrong, I’m honored, flattered and still on a little high. 🙂 But there were so many wonderful enteries!!

    I do have to give thanks to Lisa Johnson for the inspiration in how I curved the clear wording on my card. Thanks Lisa!

  • 5
    Teresa says:

    Wow! Congratulations to the winners and to all who have their projects featured in this post! I am truly honored to be included in such a stellar group! Thanks so much, Nichole!!!

  • 6
    Rose Ann says:

    All are gorgeous!! It must have been a super tough choice. Congrats to the winners and honorable mentions!!

  • 7
    Kristy says:

    What beautiful cards! They are all very inspiring!

    I am one of the unfortunate ones who did not stay up late enough to order Faux Ribbon (dang it!). Are you going to have a waiting list, or is it just first come first serve again. I really want the new set!

    Thanks for the beautiful stamps!

  • 8
    lexi says:

    congratulations to the two guest star stampers! your cards are beautiful! and also to those posted here today! it’s such an honor to be listed with such talented stampers…

    thanks again nichole!

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    Michelle Wooderson says:

    Wow, that has to be a load of eye candy when all those submissions come in! Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mention stampers. It’s so much fun to see all the different creative ideas.

  • 10
    Debbie Olson says:

    WOW! These are fabulous–such a treat to behold!

  • 11
    Melissa says:

    ALL beautiful creations. What fun! Thanks for sharing!

  • 12
    K Ostvig says:

    The cards are darling everyone is so talented. Also the link to Papertrey does not work. You might want to fix that!

  • 13
    Aime says:

    They are all *really* beautiful cards. Emily Gunnel’s is my favorite if I had to pick 🙂

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