Magazine Monday – August Gallery Challenge Winners!

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P. Kelly Smith

Welcome to Magazine Monday! Summer may be officially over, but there’s one constant in all of our lives: friendship.

According to our 2011 Reader Survey, 97% of our readers make cards for their friends. Whether you’re sending birthday wishes, a note of thanks or just a friendly hello, nothing says “I’m thinking of you” like a handmade card.

Today we’re spotlighting the winners of our August Gallery Challenge. Inspired by the camaraderie shared throughout Gallery Idol 2011, we felt a girlfriends-themed challenge was the perfect theme to wrap up summer. Guess what? Two of our three winners were Top 20 finalists in this year’s contest!

Let’s meet our final winners!

Winner #1 – Cathy Fong:

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Cathy's You're Special Card is all about the details. From the cherry blossom button to the row of pearls that adorn the girl's hair, this card made all of us smile.

Winner #2 – Alison Spellman:

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We loved how Alison created offset scallops in her Hello Dear Friend Card.


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I think we all have a sassy friend (or two!) that would purr over Amy Wanford's Hello Friend Card.

Congrats, ladies! Each of you has won either a one-year subscription to Paper Crafts magazine or special issue of your choice, a fun selection of girlfriend-themed product and have been added to our Designer Blog Roll. I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prizes. If you’re interested in seeing all the projects from our August Gallery Challenge, visit our online gallery HERE.

Wanna join the fun? We’re still accepting entries for our circus-themed September Gallery Challenge! This three-week challenge will run through midnight (MDT) on Monday, Sept. 26. Click HERE to upload your entries today!

Happy Monday!

P.S. It’s time to announce the winner of my Swap Ideas Day post!

Marlena (Sept. 9, 1:57 p.m.)

Congrats, Marlena! I’ll be contacting you shortly to discuss your prizes and get your mailing address. Thanks to all who left comments!

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12 Responses to Magazine Monday – August Gallery Challenge Winners!

  1. Jen R says:

    Congrats to my new buddy Amy, as well as Cathy and Alison!

  2. Ruth S says:

    Love those cards – any friend would surely love to receive these! Congrats ladies ;)

  3. Annette A says:

    Great choices…these cards are fabulous…congrats to these ladies..

  4. Cathy Fong says:

    Yaaaaaaaaaaayyy!!! so happy and honored that my card is picked ^o^v I’m over the moon now! Congrats to Amy and Alison! Amy’s card is Vvery sassy! love it. Love’s alison’s scallops and patterned paper combine!

  5. Congrats to all the winners.

  6. Alicia says:

    Good stuff ladies!!! Congrats!

  7. I LOVE the leopard print card! And the scallop card would be a great way to use some scraps!

  8. Barb Hahn says:

    Great cards ladies! CONGRATULATIONS!

  9. *Alison* says:

    Oh wow! Thank you sooo much! I am so excited.. I just love Cathy’s design, the colors are perfect, and I love that matching button. I love how Amy added just the right amount of bling to bring her card to a whole new level.. :) Hugs

  10. Susan says:

    Cathy — I adore your winning card. Congratulations!

  11. Amy Wanford says:

    Yipeeeeeeee!!!! Wow! Thanks so much for choosing my ‘sassy’ card – I think I really must send it to the girlfriend I had in mind now: if it’s good enough for Paper Crafts then it’s definitely good enough for my sassy gf! :D

  12. ~amy~ says:

    congrats ladies!!!!!

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