Another round of Guest Star Stamper has now concluded!  The decision was really difficult, but I was able to narrow it down to one winner in each category!

Janette Olen won for Best Birthday Project.  Her birthday card immediately caught my eye.  I loved the patterned paper she created for her background panels.  She also curved some of the sentiments from Birthday Basics to outline the cupcake focal image.  I think everything came together harmoniously for Janette.  You need to try this project our for yourself!

Bridget Dickinson created a set of stacking boxes which won her Best Use of Patterned Paper.  After seeing her project I was imaging all of the wonderful things you could do to decorate a project like this!  These are small enough to be used as a party favor.  You could make an even bigger version to be used as a centerpiece of a shower!

Heather Mahoney designed the project that won Best Wedding Project.  I just fell in love with her simple wedding card.  I know I will be making one of these the next time I have a wedding to go to!  I really liked the way she created the frame with the dotted swirls image.  The color palette is really sophisticated as well.

As always, there were several other projects that caught my eye that I felt were worthy of honorable mention.  Here they are, in no particular order!

BEST USE OF PATTERNED PAPER
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Maria Fiscella created this really pretty wreath by cutting bits & pieces from the floral paper.  I also like the detail she added by adhering a strip of the paper along the center of the ribbon.  It helps to create a lot of visual balance on the project.

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MyosotisCindy Holshouser combined several Pink Patterns and Sweet Love to make a simple, beautiful card.  I love the layout and simplicity of it.

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Julie-Ann Wells pieced together several patterns and accented them with this fabulous scrunched ribbon technique for a border.  I love the texture that her detail added to this project.

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Terri Moore made a quilt with bits and pieces of the Pink Patterns Collection.  Her faux stitching was just the finishing touch!

Niki_estes
Niki Estes designed these adorable little favor boxes that look like cakes!
Complete with Liquid Applique trim!  These would be so cute next to
each place at a party table!

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BEST BIRTHDAY PROJECT
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Julia Aston recreated the shape of the stars from It’s a Celebration with her Nestabilities and  made it the focal point of her card.  I also like the way she turned the pennant flag string on it’s side to accent the star.  Such a fun project!

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Kimberly Crawford
cleverly made a Birthday in a Box tin.  When the lid is removed from
the tin, the recipient is surprised by a colorful accordion card
inside.  Children especially love to open something like this!

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Julie Masse saw ice
cream cones when she flipped the party hats upside down from It’s a
Celebration.  She also discovered that the cupcake tops made perfect
scoops to top them with.  I just loved the detail of adding crystal
effect to her cherries.  It makes them look so realistic!

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AmyStamper decided to create a project that celebrated our nation’s birthday, rather than a specific person.  I really like how well our It’s a Celebration set complimented her patriotic theme.  Her concepts could definitely be carried over for invitations too!

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Dee Woodland made this super cute cupcake card.  She made it appear as though the cupcake was being eaten along the way, complete with adorable pink crumbs to either side!

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Alisha Trussell created her own patterned paper with the pennant flags from It’s a Celebration.  I thought it created a really unique look that could be used for either gender, depending on the colors used.

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Sandy Kay made this fun little pocket card that has a unique pull out.  This type of interactive project could be used for so many other applications.

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Jennifer Buck cleverly discovered that mini pompoms can be the perfect accent to the party hats in It’s a Celebration.  They look so perfect with the hat.  And with all the colors you can get pompoms in, the possibilities are truly endless!

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BEST WEDDING PROJECT
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Elizebeth Neumann made this really unique packaged note card set for a new couple.  I love how she integrated Favor It Weddings for a card project.  She developed a beautiful color scheme to compliment her project as well.

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Sara Henton put together an elegant, easy to mass product monogram card that would be PERFECT for creating gift sets for a bride & groom.  My favorite detail is the way she added scored lines above and below the ribbon strip as a special detail.

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Mary Kloeckener stepped outside the box when she created these scalloped flowers on her wedding project.  I thought it was really appropriate for the theme to use scalloped hearts folded in half as the leaves for her flowers.

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Jeanne Kuhlman created a unique wedding card by using the theme "Shining Moments" which is one of the sentiments included in our Favor It Weddings set.  I love the color scheme that she chose.  The small bits of bling in the centers of the stars really set it off.

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Charmaine Ikach made this really clever Bride’s Box.  Inside there is a card for each month, allowing a bride to keep track of what she needs to do each month in preparation for her wedding.  This would be such a cute gift to give to a girlfriend who is newly engaged!

ALL of the entries were amazing this month!  I encourage you to give it a go and enter the contest this month!  You can read all about what we are looking for HERE!  I look forward to seeing your entries!!!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Niki Estes says:

    Congratulations to the winners and to all the honorable mentions! There were tons of amazing projects in the gallery! I don’t know how you choose, Nichole!

  • 2

    Wow. I’m so happy right now. Thanks, Nichole. Congrats to all of the winners and honorable mentions!

    Maria

  • 3
    jewels says:

    Congratulations to the winners and all the other Honorable Mentions.

    Thank you so much for the HM. It is the same wonderful feeling as the first time to see a project of mine on your blog. Thanks so much for all the hard work you do in creating GREAT products to make these great projects with!!

  • 4
    Mary says:

    Beautiful, amazing projects as usual!! Such terrific talent, inspired by such awesome products… And I am excited to see some NEW names (as well as a few repeat achievers)! Great!

  • 5
    Julia (Artystamper on SCS) says:

    Wonderful projects all – and congrats to the winners – I’m thrilled that my b’day card got honorable mention!

  • 6
    Julie Masse says:

    Oh thanks so much Nicole!! 🙂 Totally made my day!! All the cards and projects are just wonderful – the gallery is FULL of great inspiration! Truly a testament to FABULOUS products!

  • 7
    Sandy Kay says:

    Nichole,
    Thanks so much for picking my card as an honorable mention! Your products make it so easy and fun to create!
    Sandy Kay

  • 8

    Congratulations to Everyone!!!

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    Cindy Holshouser says:

    Well how fun is this? I’m very happy that my card made it in the list of honorable mentions. All the other projects are just amazing. Terri’s card really caught my eye when the entries were posted. Such a neat combination of quilting and papercrafting:)

  • 10

    Thank you so much, Nicole! I truly feel honored to be featured here with such a talented group of stampers! I absolutely love your product. You make creating easy! Take care and thank you so much for this honor! 🙂

  • 11
    Granna on the Go says:

    Congratulations to all of the winners! Thank you so much, Nichole, for the honorable mention. The Gallery is so full of wonderful projects. Papertrey products are great tools to inspire creativity. Thank you again for all that you do to bring ideas to each of us.

  • 12
    Michelle Wooderson says:

    Wow, awesome projects ladies! I just love them all.

  • 13
    Deanna says:

    Thank you so much Nichole, for the honorable mention, I really enjoyed creating all the different cards for the GSS contest! I am honored to be in the company of those projects!

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    Joanne B. says:

    Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions! Amazing work by everyone. A big shout out and hug to my girls Julie Masse, Charmaine, Elizebeth and Jennifer Buck and Sarah Henton!

    I can’t WAIT till my new box of PTI arrives (hmm. already shipped can’t WAIT till the mailman arrives!!) Love all the beautiful things you create, and all the amazing work you share from customers!

  • 15
    Julie Masse says:

    Thanks so much Nicole! What a great treat today! 🙂 I just loved seeing everyone’s projects and am so honored to be in such awesome company! 🙂

  • 16
    Amy says:

    Wow, thanks! I’m so honored to be chosen as one of the Honorable Mentions! Congratulations to everyone who entered–I thought all the entries were great. Amy

  • 17

    How fun to have my card on your blog. Thanks for the honorable mention. I absolutely am in love with your products! I love your style and your approach and appreciate all of the creative sharing you encourage through your blog and company. Thanks so much!

  • 18
    Terri Moore says:

    I was so excited to see my card on you blog Wednesday morning I completely forgot that I could thank you here until now. I also found out that our dog is extremely sick shortly after that happened too and ended up spending the rest of the day at the vet with her. This is why I am also just getting around to saying thank you now too. I can’t tell you how honored I am to have one of my cards picked for an honorable mention from you so Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This has really given me the confidence to continue entering things I make now. By the way I noticed that my name was not linked to my blog. If it is not to much trouble could you add that so people can contact me if they have any questions or comments? Thanks again. I am looking foward to getting the new release things I just ordered and I almost forgot to say the other projects that were mentioned were great too!

  • 19
    Sara says:

    All wonderful inspiratonal projects, great job all of you!

  • 20
    Leigh Anne says:

    These ladies did an superb job!!! Wow! They have given me some inspiration to get crackin!

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