October Honorable Mentions

Better late than never, right?!?!?

On release night, back on October 15th, we named the winners of October’s Guest Star Stamper contest.  I wanted to highlight the amazing work that the winners did!  And as always, there were so many great entries, I had to highlight a few others that were my personal favorites!

Link Guide:

—> Click on each participants name to see the compete project in the gallery.

—> All stamp sets used have been linked back to the store for your convenience.

Winners of each category have a secondary link for their blogs if you are interested in viewing more of their work!

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I loved the way that Ashley Newell used Rustic Branches to create a festive holiday card.  Paired with the round shape of the card base, it really packs a lot of punch when you first see it!  The way she layered the two ribbons together seems so extravagant and rich.  The cut our wreath is such a nice detail as well.  All of this is why Ashley was named the winner of this category!

You can check out more of her work on her blog! A New Design

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Chris B made the most clever transparency card using Boards & Beams (which was paired with Home for the Holidays).  I loved the way the front panel concealed her interior panel.  I thought that was such a nice finishing touch!

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Pixisister
pixisister made an adorable mini album to hold Christmas cookie recipes for a cookie exchange.  I loved how she used a simple stamp repetition with no layering for all of the interior pages (images from Holiday Treats).  Tying the holiday themed house on the cover was a great touch as well!

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Claire Brennan made these amazingly detailed “Three Kings” boxes.  She paired a few different Papertrey sets to create her ensemble.  She has several different shots and variations in her gallery that you simply MUST check out!

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Mary_k
Mary K used the tree from Believe to make this Christmas card featuring classic Christmas colors.  The way she colored the tree makes it look so realistic, as if it is about to jump from the cover of the card!

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Alicia Weiman made this amazing gift set using Snowflake Serenade.  Her stamped fabrics look like something purchased in a store.  And I also love the pairing of the chocolate satin ribbon with the rustic muslin fabrics.  Such a nice contrast.

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Molly B won for best winter project, and once you click to get a closer view of her work, you will see why!  Torn vellum layers edged with glitter created a snowy scene for the snowman and trees from Made of Snow.  I loved her navy & red color scheme too.  It is something that is really fresh and new for a winter card.  And who can resist the polka dots she used in the background?  They really help to echo the same pattern which is found in the scarf!

You can see more of Molly’s work on her blog! Lazy Dog Blog

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Jennifer Holmes created the prettiest background paper to adorn a tea tin filled with snowflake cookies.  I loved the way she layered the text stamps and the snowflakes from Rustic Snowflakes.  The scalloped trim was a wonderful detail as well.

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Suzanne Dean put together this colorful cocoa ensemble that I just fell in love with as soon as I laid eyes on it!  Her color scheme is just so unique and the layering of the snowflakes, glitter and other elements is just perfectly executed.

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Jen Alonso made a fun little, wintry play set for a child that includes these simple finger puppets!  Aren’t they just the cutest!  Be sure to click on the link to see the rest of the project!

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crs16 made a clever card using Made of Snow.  The transparency window in the cover paired with the snowy scene inside made for an adorable combination.

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Jessica Colligan filled one of our clear card boxes with chocolate nuggets and adorned the outside with a trio of snowman, all different!  The shades of blue and green that she paired together are just beautiful!  And the detail of each of the snowmen is just amazing!

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Michele_hetland
Michele Hetland used patterned paper to do some paper piecing for the hat & scarf on her snowman.  I loved the way she paired him with snowflakes and sentiments from Rustic Snowflakes.  They compliment each other beautifully!

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Heather Jackman created some adorable rustic/vintage felt snowman ornaments that even have a matching bag, as her contribution to an ornament exchange she participates in each year.  I just loved the way these turned out!

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snowmom13 was able to recreate the soft & fluffy feeling/look of freshly fallen snow with her project.  I love how she made him holding a cup of cocoa.  SO cute!  The pom-pom trim really emulates snowballs too, which fits perfectly with her theme!

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Bridgerose
bridgerose used the sheep from My Punny Valentine with the scarves & hats in Made of Snow to create a warm & cozy scene.  I think it was such a great idea to pair the two sets and it was such a surprise to know that the accessories fit on the sheep!

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Terri Moore made this beautiful gift set using Mazel Tov.  I was really intrigued by the way that she stamped the cellophane with the shofar image.  I think it really helped to tie the card in with the bread wrap.  The simple card with it’s blue and silver color combination is perfect for Rosh Hashanah.  All of this makes a winning combination for Terri.  Congratulations!

You can find more Terri’s work on her blog! Life with Terri

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Lori Tecler used various shades of blue to create her Rosh Hashanah card and welcome the Jewish New Year.  I loved the details of zig-zag stitching and the pearl trio.  Such a pretty card!

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Jen Caputo created this dazzling project which revisits the previously released set, Bitty Baby Blessings.  I loved the color scheme.  So bright and fun!  I also loved the way she created her background paper, by stamping polka dots first in a lighter color, with the stars being added with the vibrant red on top of that. I thought it was just a delicious pairing, that I look forward to trying out myself soon!  Congratulations on creating the winning project for this category!

You can see more of Jen’s work on her blog! Jen Caputo

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Sylvie
Sylvie creatively utilized last year’s holiday release set, Take a Bough, to create a really pretty floral image.  She really showcased the versatility of the set!

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I fell in love with Julie-Ann Wells candle ensemble which uses Floral Frenzy. The colors really capture the essence of autumn.  The whole set looks like something you would find in a boutique!

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Joanne Basile played around with Bitty Baby Blessings to create this adorable card that is perfectly suited for celebrating the arrival of twins!  I love the design and the detail she added to the baby carriage!  It would look just as cute in pink too!

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Beth
Beth (babies) used the witch from Spooky Sweets II to build one of the most amazing, unique Halloween scenes I have ever laid eyes on!  This is definitely a must see!

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Snowmom13
snowmom13 used one of our most popular older sets, Spiral Bouquet, to create this pretty autumnal project.  The layers and depth to her project are just amazingly detailed.  The fun additional of the polka dots is refreshing too!

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The Craft’s Meow used Quilter’s Sampler paired with some deep, rich purple hues to create a really pretty sympathy card.  The diagonal strips of patterned paper she used really added a lot to the project too. (Speaking of which, if you hadn’t heard the news, Quilter’s Sampler Additions has been released, containing over 20 new quilt squares to add to the fun of the original set!)

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Maile_belles
Maile Belles created this stunning color blocked trio using Floral Frenzy.  I just love how the simple embossed score lines at the bottom add a finishing touch.  Just beautifully executed!

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Amykh2
amykh2 paired Birds of a Feather & Out on a Limb to create this beautiful scene.  I just loved her color choices and the overall simplicity of the card.  The vellum mat was also a nice touch!

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So there you have it!  Wasn’t everything so inspiring?  You could be included in this post next month!  Enter our Guest Star Stamper contest this month!  You can’t win if you don’t try!  I look forward to seeing all of your submissions!

Nichole Heady

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