Well, it was another amazing batch of entries this month for Guest Star Stamper!!!  I am really pleased to announce all the winners and honorable mentions!

Best-Use-of-Stars
Tracey Cuccia chose to use the popular black & white with color pop look that is so trendy right now.  And I love the way that the trend pairs with Star Prints!!!  The large flourish from Fancy Flourishes provided her with the perfect framework to *dangle the stars from.  What a fun way to break in several different patterned starts from the set all at once too!  I just love this project!!!

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Lizzie Jones hand-crafted this INCREDIBLE wrath for the upcoming July 4th holiday!  Talk about easy and inexpensive!  A bit of ribbon and some paper and you are good to go!  Having the coordinating punch makes it a snap to prepare all those stars for their masterpiece!

Kara Vrabel developed this adorable baby gift that includes a card and *wish in a bottle*.  I really appreciated the clean simplicity of it and the heartfelt thoughts behind the special wish.  Definitely something unique to bring to a baby shower!

Jennifer Holmes created a baby announcement that is so completely beautiful, it just makes me swoon!  Every little detail is just perfect in every way, just like the 10 little perfect toes she is celebrating here!

Best-Summer-Theme

Suzanne Dean used bright vibrant colors and our new Day at the Beach set to create this super summer-y ensemble.  She adapted the Lolli-pop Along template to suit her needs beautifully.  I love the colors she used for all of those tropical fruity drinks.  And the little bit of shimmer & sparkle she added to them really took it up a notch as well.

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Leigh Ann Baird got super creative and made these fun vintage style fans, perfect for those hot summer days out on the porch!  Let Freedom Ring made the perfect patterns and accents fro her *cool* project!

Resqbarbie altered Recipe Wrap-Up to be the perfect postcard portfolio for her daughter to use while vacationing this summer.  Images from Day at the Beach adorn the cover while the pockets inside hold everything she needs to keep in touch with friends & family.

Kelly Eubanks kept it simple with this sailboat card using Men of Life.  I like the way she wrapped the twine around the turquoise mat along with the subtle distressing around the edges of the kraft card base.

Best-Useof-Previous-set
Shannan Teubner made this pretty little number using Damask Designs paired with a sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages.  the pattern she built is impeccable and I just love the stitching detail she added around the perimeter of the mat.  The black stripes in the background really help to ground everything and maintain the focus on the patterned element.  Well balanced and perfectly executed!

Previous-Set-HM
Travelingmama did this super sweet & simple card using the little chickie from Birds of a Feather.  I'm thinking of all the images out there that you could create a similar card with for the same stunning results!  In less than ten minutes nonetheless!

Regan D'Agostino used one of my favorite images for baby cards, the nest & eggs from Birds of a Feather.  Her bow created with ripe avocado stitched ribbon is perfection (perhaps I need to beg her for some private lessons!)

Lisa Henke's colors and overall layout really caught my eye.  Everything is perfectly balanced without being too much or too little.  Plus, who can resist an adorable little strawberry trio from Green Thumb?

Best-Use-of-Templates
Catherine (Dancing Pear Designs) created this stunning flameless candle holder.  Doesn't it just scream beachy summer to you?  She assembled the For Keep{sake} box from clear cardstock.  It was accented with Background Basics: Text Style.  Fluffy fibers and silver sea-themed charms intertwine around the top of the delicate looking construction.  The tag is stamped with Star Prints and is the perfect message to keep things low-key and take time to savor the days of summer. 

We look forward to working with Catherine as a guest on our template team
this month!  So if you liked her project today, you will be seeing more
from her in one of next month's new template design downloads!
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Even though only one Template winner receives the top prize of earning the guest
position on our template team for this month, there are three other
wonderful projects that I thought deserved special mention!

Julia Aston designed this patriotic version of our Captured Card Case to be used as a fun cookie box, complete with a star shaped window.  The same idea could be executed for a variety of holidays!

Tracey Cuccia used Basket Basics to create this elaborate money bouquet.  Butterfly Kisses provided the perfect images to intermingle with the *cash* flowers.  What a fun gift this would be to receive!

Yvette Farrell gave Let's Do Lunch a fun & fresh makeover!  I loved all her bright colors and the way she creatively cut a flower to frame the latch.  A perfect use for large buttons is integrating them into template projects, like Yvette did here.  Lunch with all the *trimmings*!!!

So there you have it!  Didn't everyone do an AMAZING job!  I just
feel so blessed to have so many talented stampers utilizing our images
in so many fabulous ways.  Thank you to each and every one of you for
sharing your art with us!

Want to see your project highlighted
here next month and perhaps win a prize?  The categories for this
month's Guest Star Stamper Contest can be found HERE
You have until July 13th to complete your projects, so you have plenty
of time to think it over and put something fabulous together!  I look
forward to seeing all of your amazing entries!

Nichole Heady

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