Honorable Mention

By December 15, 2007General

As many of you may or may not know, each month we hold our Guest Star Stamper Contest.  With this contest we accept entries from stampers just like you, using our latest sets.  We receive hundreds of submissions each month and have to pick only one winner per category!  We just couldn’t allow some of the other amazing projects go without mention, so I have picked a few of my favorites to share with you! (And if you would like to see all of our previous month’s Honorable Mentions, you can find them HERE!) But first, the winners!

Jackie Ohlmann really caught my eye with her elegant card using Spiral Bouquet.  I loved the way she utilized Liquid Pearls throughout her project to echo the brads in the upper right-hand corner.  The actual design of the project is clever as well, and something that could be definitely reproduced in a sketch to be used for other projects!  I thought that her color scheme was really unique as well.  I definitely would not have thought to put them together, but now that I have seen it, I think I might give it a try! Congratulations, Jackie!

Barbara Schram created this beautiful matching desk set.  I loved the way that she even altered the tape dispenser to match!  Everything is just so classy!  Look at how she create a divider for the tin.  So clever!  One of the reasons I picked this project as a winner was because it is such a great gift idea for those that "have it all".  I can visualize a pretty gift basket containing Barbara’s items along with a package of monogrammed stationery or cards.  Thanks for sharing this project with us, Barbara!

Now for our Honorable Mentions!!!

Sharon_harnist_christmas_cracker_3Sharon Harnist made this elegant yet simple Christmas Cracker.  She offers a complete tutorial on her blog with step-by step directions on how to create your very own version!  You could make these to coordinate with your holiday decor or your heirloom china!  What a fun way to add a festive touch to your family meals this time of year!

Lexi_daly_ribbon_bookmark_2Lexi Daly got my mind turning with this monogrammed ribbon bookmark.  It is incredibly simple, which makes it the perfect last minute gift.  Pair it with a new literary selection or a gift card to your local bookstore for a thoughtful ensemble!  With the hundreds of ribbon selections available, you can make a bookmark to suit just about anyone’s style and personality!

Carolyn_king_journal_2Carolyn King came up with another simple gift idea.  She created this pretty book band for the cover of a journal.  The band becomes the perfect backdrop to ground the custom monogram.  She also made a matching book mark.  It is a beautiful example of how you can take something ordinary and make it extraordinary!

Charmaine_ikach_monogram_card_set_2Charmaine Ikach made this boxed set of monogrammed notecards.  If you click on the image to get a larger view, you will see the clever way that she masked the embossed monogram focal point on the notecards and added the floral accents over it.  Such a beautiful way to add detail to a one layer card!

Joanne_basile_monogrammed_card_se_3 Joanne Basile created a monogrammed card set too, this time packaged in a custom little tote.  I really loved the way she incorporated her Spiral Bouquet paper into strips used on th card fronts.  It brings everything together so nicely, without being overpowering.

Niki_estes_spiral_bouquet_card_2  Niki Estes made me smile with this cheerful card.  With a combination of flower centers from our Paper Tray set and stripes from Faux Ribbon, the handmade patterned papers really unite her color scheme.  Little glass dew drops added to the centers of the focal point flowers provide such a nice finishing detail.

Elizebeth_neumann_pendant Elizebeth Neumann looked outside of the box when creating this pendant.  The simplicity of it’s design is something that could coordinate with a variety of clothing choices.  Elizebeth will be  offering up a tutorial on how to make these pendents soon, so be sure to keep an eye on her blog for her future postings!

Bridget_dickinson_star_card_3 Bridget Dickenson made me look at the leaf image from Spiral Bouquet in a whole new light!  By stamping several together she was able to create a flourished five-pointed star!  She combined her newfound image with the "star light, star bright" sentiment from Take a Bough.  What a fun way to utilize this set!

Paula_williamson_painted_leaves_2Paula Williamson literally took my breath away with the manner in which she added color to the leaves in her hand-stamped paper.  The graduated green color added to them on top of the blue paper is a magical, eye-catching combination.  Paired with a great card design, this project is sure to be cased by many!!!

Lauren_meader_vellum_card_holder_2Lauren Meader made this pretty card set complete with a vellum case.  If you stop by THIS post on her blog, she provides a template & directions on how to make the box she designed!  I loved her color scheme and the way she layered the different sizes of the solid flower on top of one another.

Our next contest is now open for submissions!  We are accepting entries for the following categories:

Limitless Labels

Sweet Love

My Punny Valentine & Year-Round Puns

I look forward to seeing all of your amazing entries!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 19 Comments

  • 1
    diane mcvey says:

    WOW, WOW, WOW!!! Those are ALL just exceptional creations!!! I am just in awe of the talent in the papercrafting world! Thank you for sharing these wonderful ideas with us! And Nichole, I just love the new sets…as I do ALL your sets! You are truly gifted with creativity beyond compare! 😀

  • 2
    Geny says:

    All wonderful entries! Maybe I will get my stamps in time this month (i ordered late last month) to enter! Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

  • 3
    Charlene Austin (Willow01) says:

    Congratulations everyone! All the cards and projects are so wonderful. Waving Hello to Jackie who won one of the spots of Guest Star Stamper. Way to go, girlfriend!

  • 4

    Thanks for including me amongst these other fabulous samples. Congrats to everyone, and the winner’s too! Great projects. Nichole I never know how you actually pick from all the enteries you get! Just amazing

  • 5
    Elizebeth says:

    Thank you so much Nichole for including me with these talented ladies. You have one of the toughest jobs deciding who is a guest star stamper, let alone highlighting the different submissions. You really made my day, thank you!
    Congratulations to the other ladies, they are all fabulous projects!

  • 6

    All fabulous projects, Nichole — with wonderful stamps, it’s easy! Thanks so much for the mention, you’ve made my week! Congratulations to the winners — awesome projects!

  • 7
    Carolyn King says:

    Wow! Thank YOU for the mention Nichole…what a SWEET surprise! I am dancing around my house right now!!!

    Congrats to all the ladies mentioned — wow–I am amazed at all of the creativity!

  • 8
    Stampfilled Dreams says:

    Congratulations to all! Thank you Nichole, for sharing your unlimited creatvity and inspiration with all of us. It is a privilege to be selected and I am grateful for the opportunity to “create” using PAPERTREYink products. Thanks sooooo much! You have made my day! And night and week!!!!!

  • 9
    pegg says:

    These are all so amazing. Congrats to all of them – you have such creative customers!!

  • 10
    Jackie Ohlmann says:

    Hi Nichole!
    I am so honoured and humbled to be chosen this month amongst the amazing artists that sent in projects. I just love Papertrey and I think your vision, artistic talent, and forward thinking is such and asset to the crafting world.
    Keep up the amazing work, Happy Holidays, and congratulations on your phenomenal creations, ladies!!
    Take care,

  • 11
    Granna on the Go says:

    Wow! Congratulations to all of the creative winners. Nichole has a way of challenging so many talented artists. The detail and simplicity of each is captivating! Great work!

  • 12
    Julie Masse says:

    Huge congrats to everyone!!! I’m so excited to see so many of my online buddies!! That set Joanne made above is MINE all MINE!! she made that great monogrammed set for me – I have a treasure! 🙂 Thanks for the fun Nicole!

  • 13
    lexi says:

    thanks nichole–what an honor! and big congrats to the winners and other honorable mentions, too! how do you pick each month?!

  • 14
    Vicki says:

    Gorgeous Projects Ladies!!!!

  • 15
    Rose Ann says:

    These just keep getting better and better (if that is even possible). Awesome job everyone!!

  • 16
    Sara Paschal says:

    Wow, some of these projects are really stunning, I love the Spiral set it has to be one of my all time faves. Glad the blog is up today and I could see the photos.

  • 17
    Charmaine says:

    WOW, thanks so much for the mention! You made my day! I’m honored to be up there with all of those GORGEOUS projects! Congrats to the other mentions and to the winners! Such talent!

  • 18
    Joanne B says:

    Thank you thank you! This was a great way to start my day! I’m so glad to know you liked my project. It was SO fun to make and I know Julie liked it! (wink!)

    Congratulations to the winners and the other honorable mentions! I’m truly honored!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  • 19
    Rachel says:


    Je vous souhaite un JOYEUX NOEL (Merry Christmas) et Meilleurs Voeux pour 2008 (properous New Year).


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