2010 WCMD Contest Winners Revealed!

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Jennifer Schaerer

We love the World Card Making Day Contest, mostly because all of the entries are mail-ins. There’s nothing like ooohing and aaaahing over cards as you touch and feel the detail, or soak in the stunning simplicity up close. And even better than that is knowing that all the cards not selected as winners will fill the boxes of a wonderful group called Operation Write Home. It feels like we’re all winners in some way or another.

Speaking of winners, I have to admit I’m smiling just a bit as I write this, because we’ve made them wait TWO WHOLE MONTHS before we announced their names. The winning cards will be published in our upcoming March/April issue, and in the world of what we affectionately refer to as “magazine time,” that’s just how long it takes. They’ve been so patient, and have even received their prize packages already (which they can’t even publicly hoot about yet!). And this year’s prizes was a DOOZY – retail value over $600!

Prize package:

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One winner in particular really made our hearts swell when she sent us this note after receiving her prize:

The week my grandmother, a woman I deeply cherished and loved, passed away unexpectedly, I was given a package that she had planned on mailing to me. One of the few contents was an issue of Paper Crafts. My grandmother always scrapbooked and crafted. She made me many things I cherish today and got me started with my first set of basic card making supplies.
 
A few days later, as I flipped through the pages of the issue I saw the World Card Making Day advertisement and was determined to make at least one card to submit, in her honor. Despite the fact that the deadline was the next day I stayed up until the wee hours of the morning – paper, glue and all spread across the floor, simply making cards. When I found out two of my cards were chosen for publication my heart skipped a beat.
 
In one semester I will be a college graduate and I plan on continuing this hobby of cardmaking and scrapbooking my whole life. I hope that everyone at Paper Crafts, as well as the readers, knows that what you are all doing does make a difference in the lives of loved ones. These handmade creations mean more then you will ever know! And thank you again to everyone at Paper Crafts for this wonderful publication filled with inspiration.
 
With many thanks,
Kristen Iovino
  
 
Kristen, you just wrapped up — in a very eloquent written bow – what makes this paper crafting hobby so special to so many people. And the World Card Making Day Contest is the essence of the grassroots everyone-can-play philosophy that we embrace here at Paper Crafts magazine.

Here are Kristen’s winning cards (you’ll have to watch for your March/April issue to see the rest!):

A is for Adore Card:

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Hi Card:

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And, since they’ve been so incredibly patient with us, without further ado these are the top-of-the-heap card makers for World Card Making Day 2010:

BIRTHDAY category:

THANK YOU category:

HELLO/THINKING OF YOU category:

LOVE category:

SEASON’S GREETINGS category:

Congratulations to all the winners (especially those who won in two categories!), and start your countdown to World Card Making Day 2011 on Saturday, October 1!

Jennifer

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38 Responses to 2010 WCMD Contest Winners Revealed!

  1. Sue G says:

    Thank you so much for printing Kristen’s letter! I am an “older” woman who started stamping and card creating 6 years ago. My daughters are already grown, and while they love my creations, they have no interest in pursuing the same hobby. However, I have two precious granddaughters who absolutely love to spend time with me in the craft room! I have even set up a space for their own supplies. One of them has mentioned that she wants to be creative like me and the other wrote about my card creations in an essay for school and received an A+ and an invite from the teacher for me to demonstrate to the class! I hope that one day, they will write a letter like Kristen’s about me. Thanks Kristen.

  2. Congrats to everyone and what a wonderful story from Kristen! :)

  3. Kimberly S says:

    Congrats to the winners! So sorry to hear of Kristen’s loss, I think there are a lot of us who can relate to her story (especially for the influences in our lives). Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  4. ~amy~ says:

    congrats to everyone…thanks so much for sharing Kristen’s story…

  5. kathy clement says:

    What a lovely letter! So glad her cards were chosen! Congrats to all the winners…can’t wait to see your artistry in next months magazine!

  6. Windy says:

    Congratulations all! I can not wait to see your cards:)

  7. Lisa Henke says:

    congrats! it’s such an honor to win (I was picked two years ago). It’s such a great feeling, enjoy the spotlight, ladies!

  8. crafty girl says:

    Congrats to all the winners! Although not all of the entries could win the contest, I feel like all of us that entered won! This was my first contest and I never imagined the emotions involved knowing the judges were actually holding my cards and hopefully enjoying the sentiments and creativity that went into each of them!

  9. Novell says:

    Congrats to all the winners but most especially one of my pals, Glenda Wyatt!! Woot! Woot!

  10. Sarah Jay says:

    What a heart-warming letter. Huge congratulations for Kristen for submitting and winning with such lovely cards.

  11. Joyce says:

    Congrats, ladies! and a special shout out to Glenda (Woo Hoo!). Can’t wait to see everyone’s cards!

  12. Mandie Wade says:

    Congrats everyone!!! What a beautiful letter also <3

  13. Marta says:

    Congratulations to the winners! a very touching note … thank you for sharing.

  14. Glenda says:

    Congratulations to all! Thanks for sharing Kristen’s story!

  15. Sonja Hoelzer says:

    Congrats everyone!!!!

  16. Carol Metully says:

    Thanks for printing Kristen’s letter. While my Mother didn’t make cards on her own, whenever she was at my house, we spent time making cards. Those are some of my favorite memories. She enjoyed sharing my favorite hobby with me. After her death, I found all of the cards I had made her in a shoe box. She wasn’t a saver of all things handmade, so when I saw those, it hit a very special place in my heart!

    Congrats to all of the winners!

  17. Amy Nemeth says:

    So excited to be included in this group! Thanks so much for the great announcement and the FABULOUS prize!

  18. Rita says:

    Congratulations to all! Thanks for sharing Kristen’s story! It really touch my heart..Kristen you are really a special girl I am sure your grandmother is very proud of you.. and your cards are lovely!
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  19. Helen F. says:

    Whoo Hooooo! Congratulations to all the winners! Thanks for sharing Kristen’s letter, so heartwarming and fabulous that she plans to continue on with her grandmother’s love of crafting!

  20. Anthony Iovino says:

    Congratulations to everyone! Kristen what a very special note about grandma. I know she is so proud of you. What wonderful thing to do in her honor. What a great magazine. So many precious memories can be captured with this wonderful craft. Blessings- Daddy.

  21. Congrats everyone!
    So excited to be a part of this group!!

  22. Julia Aston says:

    I’m just SO excited to be a winner! and the prize package is just unbelievable! and big congrats to all the winners!

    Thanks for sharing Kristen’s story too – what a great memory to have of her grandma.

  23. Andi Sexton says:

    Oh my! Kristen’s letter is such a beautiful gift to share with all of us! Thank you for choosing to share it with us. I am so sorry for her loss, and wishing her a heartfelt congratulations as well as a big hug.

    Congratulations everyone!

  24. Geeta says:

    What a great letter! Thanks for sharing that. Congratulations to all of the winners! And special hugs to Glenda – WTG girlie!

  25. Donna Hitz says:

    Congratulations to everyone!!! Especially Glenda Wyatt and Sarah Jay!!!! I can hardly wait to see all these creations!

  26. Jen D says:

    Congratulations to everyone!!! Especially to my friends Glenda and Sarah Jay – can’t wait to see your cards!! So excited for you both!!

  27. Congratulations to my friend, Stasia, in the Thank You category and to all the other lucky ladies. Fantastic prize. Looking forward to seein this issue.

  28. Jill says:

    Go Glenda!!!! Go Canada!
    Gotta give a shout out to my girl. ;) Congrats to all the winners! Can’t wait to see the fabulous cards you all created.

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  30. Teri says:

    Congrats to all!

  31. Mother says:

    Congratulations Kristen! Your winning cards are beautiful as is your sweet heart. I am proud of you, my precious daughter. Grandma loved you very much and your tribute to her has been honored.

  32. Jamie Greene says:

    Congrats ladies!!

  33. Big says:

    Kristen has raw talent! Without formal training, she creates masterpieces! She uses everyday materials in the most creative ways. Her first time submitting and two cards win! A true prodigy!

  34. Jean Martin says:

    Oh wow!!! Finally we can rave about it! Hahaha!!! Congatulations to all of the winners!!! I can’t wait to see everyone’s card in print! I don’t know why but when I clicked on my name it went to Monika Davis’ website. My site is actually stampin’scrapper.blogspot.com

    That was such a wonderful story. I’m happy to have read it. And congrats on the win! :)

  35. Ren-Yi Lo says:

    congrats to all the wonderful ladies. your creations are just amazing!

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