September Honorable Mentions

Once again another Guest Star Stamper contest has come to a close, and the entries were AMAZING!  It was so hard to choose just one winner per category!

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Tracey Cuccia won first place for Best Use of Spooky Sweets because of the amazing yet simple details she incorporated into her project.  Her I-Scream Sundae Kit incorporated everything I had imagined when creating a stamp specifically for that type of treat. 

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Joanne Basile won first place for Best Use of Previous Set with her clean & simple project. She used one of my all time favorite sets, Out on a Limb, to create this
simple and striking card.  It would be so easy to produce a set of
these for your own personal stash or as a gift to someone special,
changing on the sentiments with each design. 

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Dawn Chau
created a rather impressive wine bottle box using First Fruits which won her first place for Best Thanksgiving or Fall Project.  It
looks like something you might find in an upscale boutique!  Her use of
autumnal colors and vintage accents just made for a beautiful
presentation.

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Congratulations to the three winners!  And without further ado, here are some of the other projects that simply could not go without mention!!!  The much anticipated Honorable Mentions list!

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Best Use of Spooky Sweets/ Spooky Sweets II

Claire_brennan_2 Claire Brennan transformed an ordinary jar into a clever little witch complete with a hat!  You just HAVE to click on the link to see all the little details she built into this amazing project.  She really went above and beyond with Spooky Sweets II!

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Cindy_holshouser How about a girly Halloween project?  Cindy Holhouser decorated this clear pillow box with spiders & webs but kept her color scheme to a nontraditional pink & brown.  So unpredictable and fun!

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Katerina_menzies Katerina Menzies blew me away with her elaborate framed *haunted* Boards & Beams house.  You will be so inspired by the attention to detail that she dedicated to this project.  Really impressive.

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Bridget
Bridget Dickinson crafted this clever little card that features spiders suspended from an opening in the cover.  I love how the middle spider is actually hanging onto the sentiment block.  So cute!!!

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Best Thanks giving/ Fall Project

Regan_dagostino Regan D’Agostino created this gorgeous fall themed card.  I love the combination of all the reds & oranges!  The randomness of the flower accents she created using Beautiful Blooms is amazing as well!

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Amykae Amykae combined Birds of a Feather & Out on a Limb to create this amazing, simple & clean card.  I love the way she used a spectrum pad with the leaves.  The vibrant colors against the subtle creams and browns of the rest of the card is just stunning. 

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Julie_lacey Julie Lacey used the deepest, richest shades of autumn rusts and browns she could find in order to create this beautiful leaf card.  Her design utilizing First Fruits along with the patterned paper she paired it with overall make a stunning combination

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Cheryl_knutti One of Cheryl Knutti’s simple joys is crunching through autumn leaves.  So what a perfect illustration of this by pairing the boot from Green Thumb with some leaves from Out on a Limb!  I thought this was just such a clever use of that adorable boot!

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The_crafts_meow Lisa H created this fun project by pairing our First Fruits patterned paper and Mailbox Greetings stamp set.  I just thought this card really embodies what autumn looks like in the country, and reminded me a lot of where I grew up!
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Gretchen Clark pulled out Floral Frenzy to create her fall-themed card.  I loved her choice of colors along with the pretty patterned paper she was able to create on the Kraft cardstock.  I’m totally going to have to case this one!

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Best Use of Previously Released Set

Kirsten_dubosque Kirsten DuBosque created this ADORABLE gift card/goodie holder using My Punny Valentine.  I just loved her choice of colors and the overall design of the packaging was really unique!

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Suzanne Dean made this beautiful tree ornament from a coaster and a bit of ribbon.  The colors she used in the blocks from Quilter’s Sampler are SO festive!  Makes me want to start singing Christmas carols!

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Jessica_witty Jessica Witty used Out on a Limb in a fresh and fun way.  I love the combination of the yummy citrus colors and the way she incorporated flower embellishments into the branch!  Such a sunny & happy project!

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Charmaine Ikach pulled out one of my favorite Papertrey holiday sets from last year, Holiday Treats.  Her cute little poem attached to an oven mitt filled with goodies is such a neat idea for a little gift.  Be sure to click the link to see her additional photo and the copy of the poem she included so that you can make one yourself!

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As you can see, there were so many FANTASTIC entries!  I noticed several new faces as I was going through submissions this month, which I loved!  We would love to see YOUR take on this month’s contest themes!  You can’t win if you don’t enter!  And isn’t ANY excuse to stamp, a good excuse?!?!  You can go HERE to read all the details!  Thanks for stopping by today and happy stamping!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 11 Comments

  • 1
    Granna on the Go says:

    Congratulations to all of the winners!!!! You all were so creative and have such bright and clever details. Thank you for showing the “many ways” to use Papertrey stamps, inks, papers and tools. WOW!!!

  • 2

    Nichole – I’m still in shock. Thank you so much for selecting my project, as I see it must have been a tough decision for you to make…TONS of awesome entries (as usual) Congrats to the winners and the honorable mentions, they’re all GREAT!! 🙂

  • 3
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    Congratulations to Tracey and *all* the ladies with their awesome submissions! They’re all just wonderful! What a treat for me to see all of them!
    Hugs!

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    Mary (Happy Now) says:

    AMAZING!!

  • 5

    Nichole! Thank you SO much for selecting my project. What an honor!!! Everyone’s submissions were completely fantastic! Can’t wait to play with my new PTI goodies!! Thanks again!

  • 6

    WOW, those are some FANTASTIC projects. . . I’m honored to be along side such talent! Thank you! I have no idea how you choose. . .there are so many fabulous projects. Even ones that aren’t listed here. You have a tough job! 🙂

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    Joan B says:

    I am seriously stunned at the high quality of all of these submissions. What beautiful and creative work! Congrats to all.

  • 8

    Seriously—-the entries this month dropped my jaw!! Congrats to everyone!!

    I love the look of this post and the way you are showcasing their cards. Nice!

  • 9

    thank you Nichole for ‘honorably mentioning’ me – It is such a pleaseure to work with these well designed stamps – well done everyone.

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    Bee says:

    Katarina’s haunted house is stunning, the colors and coloring are fantastic!♥

    But all projects were gorgeous! 🙂

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    April C says:

    Congratulations to the winners and the honorable mentions! Your projects are amazing! Love all the creativity! Thanks for the inspiration.

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