February Honorable Mentions!

Here we are again, highlighting the winners and honorable mentions of this month's Guest Star Stamper Contest!  There were so many amazing entries this month, selecting winners for each category was more difficult than ever!  I hope you enjoy perusing all of these amazing projects and gain as much inspiration as I did from them!

Stationery-set

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Dana GustafsonGSS-Winner-headingDana Gustafson paired the new Simply Stationery set with one of our older sets, Honey Bees
I just love the yellow & black combo along with the way she was
able to nestle the bee images within the borders from the stationery
set. 

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Heather Jackman
Heather Jackman went with a classic black & white scheme for her stationery set.  I just fell in love with what she did to the flaps of the envelopes.  Be sure to click on her name to see the rest of the photos in her gallery of the complete ensemble.

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Jen Caputo
Jen Caputo used black & white throughout her project too, and used a bright lime green as her accent color.  I loved the color pop and what a fun & modern twist it gave the ensemble.

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Julie Cameron
Julie Cameron used some of the individual design elements from Simply Stationery to build her own background pattern on this one-layer monogrammed card.  I love how the whole project looks so polished, but easy to recreate.

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Sympathy-card

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Claire brennanGSS-Winner-heading
 

 Claire Brennan always creates some of the most elegant cards around, and this one using With Sympathy is no exception.  I loved the knotted frame that she created with ribbon.  Be sure to click her link to see the other two cards she created following along the same lines.

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Maile Belles
Maile Belles
intricately cut out a few of these small flowers and raised them on
foam dimensions to help take a simple focal point to the next level.  I
loved her color scheme and overall layout as well.

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Pam (AkiteFlier)
Pam (AkiteFlier) made this elegant sympathy card using Everyday Blessings patterned papers along with the "With Sympathy" sentiment from Birds of a Feather.  Her paper bow using the striped paper from the collection is such a wonderful finishing detail.

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Mary K
Mary K had the clever idea of stamping paw prints on punched out hearts for her pet sympathy card.  I loved how well this decorative element complimented the pet sympathy sentiment.

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Lizzie Jones
Lizzie Jones created a pretty scalloped oval to emphasize and accent a small cluster of flowers on the cover of her card.  The white & kraft is such a soft and soothing combination.

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Previous-set

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Kate W
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Kate W
puled out all the stops with the striped patterned paper she created
using Faux Ribbon and her beautifully dimensional focal points , made
with Out of the Box.  I just loved her color combo along with her
impeccable attention to detail.

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Dee Woodland
Dee Woodland created this bold and bright card using Beautiful Blooms.  I love the how she created the torn layers with the Black & White Basics patterned papers. 

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Aaron Brown
Aaron Brown cleverly used Limitless Labels to create wraps for individually packaged lifesavers.  I loved how this looked and expanded even more possibilities with this set!

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Chrissy (hermanator)
Chrissy (hermanator) paired Raspberry Fizz & Ocean Tides together for this unique valentine combo.  Such a nice clean card and could easily be reproduced using flowers or other focal points instead of hearts for year round projects.

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Debbie (Heartnhome)
Debbie (Heartnhome) cleverly used shot glasses to package up some special valentine treats.  She even paired one of the circular sentiments from "Holiday Treats" with a heart image to create cute little labels for the tops!

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Sheric12
Sheric12 added some amazingly dramatic sponging around this bird from Birds of a Feather, using a rainbow of colors.  I thought this was so fun, fresh and unique.

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Maile Belles
Maile Belles paired the new With Sympathy set with Green Thumb to utilize the vine image as part of a strawberry patch, creeping up the corner of her card.

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Julie Masse
Julie Masse used the old favorite Quilter's Sampler to create a bold & bright version of quilt all in shades of Raspberry Fizz and Black.  Such a departure from the more subdued cards that we usually see created with this set.

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Kiera Salkowski
Kiera Salkowski used only portions of the heart images from Heart Prints to give them new life when used in conjunction with a square punch.  Here bright color scheme paired with kraft is such a great color combo as well.

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Julie Cameron
Julie Cameron turned the little duck from Bitty Baby Blessings into a pull toy with a little creativity.  I think this idea would also be adorable if the wheels were replaced with some of our new vintage buttons!

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So there they all are!  There is such an abundance of talent within the group of contributors each month!  Do you want to be highlighted here next month?  Give a go at entering next month's contest… you can read about all of the details HERE!  You can't win unless you try!  Happy stamping!

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 20 Comments

  • 1
    Juanita in Ohio says:

    HOLY COW, I am stunned by the variety!! I LOVE them all!! From classic to whimsy and everything in between. TFS

    T=CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!!!

  • 2

    Congratulations, ladies! Some very cool projects! 🙂

  • 3
    Debbie says:

    They are all fabulous!! congrats girls and thank you for the honorable mention!! 😀

  • 4
    Jen Caputo says:

    wow! Some awesome submissions this month! Can’t wait till the gallery opens up and we can see them in better detail! And wow, thanks so much for the HM!!!

  • 5
    Deanna says:

    Congrats to the winners and thanks for the honorable mention!

    I would like to give a shout out to my girl Wendy! My card was inspired by her and she rocks!

    http://www.bondgirlbliss.typepad.com/

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    Dana G says:

    Congratulations to everyone. What an exciting variety of entries, and, Oh my goodness! I am so excited and honored to have been picked as one of this month’s GSS! This is unbelieveable to be recognized among the amazing talent that visits Papertrey Ink every month. Wow! Speechless really. Thank you so much for the honor, I can’t tell you what this means to me. 🙂

  • 7
    chriss blagrave says:

    such a variety of styles and all so beautifully crafted! Congratulations to all of you!

  • 8
    ValerieC says:

    AWESOME!!!

  • 9

    Another batch of amazing cards!! Way to go, ladies! 🙂

  • 10
    Jenn N says:

    Wow, these are all such amazing creations. Thanks for bringing them out for us to see. I am so inspired – thanks!

  • 11
    Jeanne says:

    Congratulations!!!!! You all have outdone yourselves. The creativity is so stimulating. Thanks to each of you for sharing.

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    Stampin Pam says:

    Wow – this is the first time I have entered a card for consideration as GSS. I am truly blessed and humbled to have received an honorable mention. Thank you SO much. I’m still pinching myself to see if it’s real. 🙂

    Meanwhile I can’t wait to see the rest of the winners and the other entries. The sneak peaks we CAN see are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I do not envy Nichole or her team for deciding the winners. Not an easy job I’m sure.

    {{Hugs}} n Smiles 🙂

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    April C. says:

    Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions! FAB projects everyone – I love seeing your beautiful creativity!

    Nichole, when I click to see close-ups of the projects, the screen says “Security Violation” and I don’t have access. Is there a way I can see these wonderful projects in detail? Thanks!

  • 14
    Sheri Watts says:

    I about fell over when I saw my Birds of the Feather entry was picker… I feel honored …all the other cards are outstanding. I am glad to be an honorary mention…. Sheri Watts (sheric12)

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    ALyssa B says:

    Julie Cameron should be part of your design team! She has no comparison!

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    Lizzie Jones says:

    Fantastic work, ladies! I am so honored to be included in this amazing group of crafters. Thank you, Nichole, from the bottom of my heart.

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    Maile says:

    Congrats to all the winners and honorable mentions!!! Everyones work is awesome! Thank you Nichole, I am very honored that you chose a couple of my cards for honorable mentions. Can’t wait to see everyones work in the gallery!

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    Steph R says:

    Wow! All of these projects are amazing!! Congratulations 🙂

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    Julie Masse says:

    Amazing projects from everyone! I love seeing such variety and creativity!! Thanks for the shout out Nichole! Congrats to the winners!! 🙂

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    Patsann says:

    Congratulations to the winners and honorable mentions. Thanks for sharing your beautiful creations.

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