We received SO many incredible projects for this month’s contest, I just HAD to share some of my favorites with you. Even though they didn’t win the official title, their projects really "wowed" me, and I hope you have the same reaction!
First up is Charlene Austin. This card just spoke to me! I could really visualize creating these for my own personal cards this year! It is so simple, yet elegant. The ribbon and the way it is tied really add just the right detail. I love the way that the sentiment balances out the red in the berries and the background paper (rule of "3’s" at its best!). Overall, just a fantastic use of the tree from our Believe set!
Here is a project from Genevieve Cassady using Holiday Treats. She says that this is an altered Prima Flowers bottle! Isn’t that SO fun! I think the candy she chose is a perfect compliment to her snowflake theme. Pure genius with the way that she fit the scalloped punch and label stamp on the lid as well. Just an overall fantastic project!!!
Melanie Muenchinger created this beautiful recipe book with a combination of Holiday Treats & Believe. I think one of the best attributes of this project is the way that she adapted all of the sentiments from the set into section dividers for the book. The colors are so festive too! (Why don’t you go whip up a few of this as gifts containing your favorite recipes! See, I just gave you an excuse to go use that Bind-it-all you bought a couple month’s ago!!! LOL!)
Melanie also made this Santa card with Believe. I love the way she made him holding the "teacup" from Holiday Treats. (The little poof of "steam is from a Faux Ribbon flourish! Such a clever gal!). She said that this project depicts Santa getting all cozy and ready for bed! I love that! She paper pieced his little polka dot pajamas, which is a really neat effect with this particular stamp.
Next is a stunning card from Jeanne Turner. She paper pieced her Santa as well, but by using a different patterned paper, it has such a different look! I love the swirls in the paper and how they are a great compliment to the font used for the sentiments in Believe. The silver embossed dove combined with his glittery beard really add some glam. Such a unique take from the many vintage looking projects we received utilizing this set!
Here is a FAB card created by none other then Shannan Teubner. I love, LOVE, love the way she created patterned paper with the Holiday Treats sentiments. The colors are just a slight twist on the traditional red & green, just enough of a twist that it become fresh and new!!! This project made me wonder what other COOL patterned paper could be made by using some of our more popular sentiments.
And last but not least, Heather Jackman created this project with the wreaths from our Believe set and the flower pot from Green Thumb. I thought this was SUCH a clever idea, and talk about thinking outside the box!!! I love the addition of the velvet ribbon! That texture in conjunction with the color scheme just seem so rich and sophisticated. I love that look in a Christmas card!
So those are all the Honorable Mentions from this month’s contest! Do you wanna play this month? Entries are due by November 13th for projects using either Piece of Cake or Snowflake Serenity stamp sets! You can read here about all the details!