Welcome to Freebie Friday! I know our Top 5 finalists are anxiously awaiting the voting results, so let’s get to it! Meg, Cristina, Jaclyn, Jennifer and Amy: what a thrill to have been on this fun, crazy ride with you. Thanks so much for embracing each challenge and more importantly, each other. With that said…
After eight weeks and five rounds of nail-biting competition, you the Paper Crafts online community have chosen the grand prize winner in this fifth season of Gallery Idol. And she is…
Congratulations, Cristina! Your Summer Book Party received the most votes in the final Party Trios-themed round, therefore Paper Crafts magazine is proud to name you our 2011 Gallery Idol!
Let’s take a look back at the five cards that propelled Cristina to “Idol” status:
As the grand prize winner, Cristina will also receive these special perks:
- Winning cards published in the January/February 2012 issue of Paper Crafts
- Name added to the exclusive Paper Crafts designer list
- Free selection of special issues
- Official grand prize winner certificate (our version of the golden ticket)
Prizes aside, a big round of applause goes out to all of the finalists who have stuck with this competition week after week, round after round. Your creativity, passion and dedication to excellence have really made this contest better than we could have ever imagined! We hope to see you back for Season 6! And, of course, a big thanks to all of you who voted. We appreciate the support!
Happy, happy Friday!
P.S. Ready for today’s Freebie Friday giveaway? Since Cristina has reached her final destination in this contest, I’ve got the perfect collection: My Little Shoebox’s CHA Summer release…Destination! Leave a congratulatory comment for Cristina and I’ll pick three winners to take home this fun travel-themed line. All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Sunday, August 7.
P.P.S. We’ll be spotlighting Cristina on Monday, so check back with us to learn more about our newest Idol (plus, get her reaction!). We’re also launching a brand new gallery challenge inspired by the camaraderie of Gallery Idol!