If you’ve had the chance to check out the newest issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine, you probably noticed that there’s a lot of excitement surrounding our newest crop of contest winners!
The March 2014 issue gives you the chance to put faces to the designers of the lovely cards that were chosen as our winners on pages 10 and 11 in Plugged in With Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking. Just like you, these ladies love to make cards, and their talent is inspiring! It’s like we’re all a group of great friends.
On pages 73-83 of the issue, you get to see what made them winners in the 2013 World Card Making Day Card Contest! The cards of the fifteen winners (as well as the five honorable mention cards) were fantastic this go-around. As you can imagine, it was a difficult decision to narrow it down to just these few cards!
Let’s take a look at some of the talent from this year’s contest:
We just loved how Vera Wirianta Yates of Sugar Land, TX, paired bold stripes with delicate flowers and a doily for a powerful design. It’s simply exquisite, isn’t it?
Katie Gehring of Bath, OH, created this colorful Christmas card. Her winning card is fun and playful and better yet, completely flat for easy mailing! What more could you ask for in a holiday card?
Speaking of holiday cards… I hope you’re in the spirit! The call for submissions for our much-beloved Holiday Cards & More issue is set to go live at in just a few short hours. Check back here tomorrow to see all of the details!
Now let’s get back to one more winning card. And it is a HUMdinger!
Talk about a stunner! And just wait until you see how Dana Warren of Brighton, MI, pulled off this look. It took us a bit to figure out what she did, and instead of trying to explain it here, I’m going to let Dana show you herself in this video she created just for our readers. As one of her blog readers commented, “Dana, I just finished watching your video! Can you hear me cheering and applauding? What a treat! First, super congrats on your publication, and after seeing the ‘labour of love’ that went into its creation, my appreciation for your card has multiplied x 100000! ” Seriously. Watch it!
If these ladies inspired you, you may want to stop by the blogs of the other 12 winners:
Trinh Arrieta - Boerne, TX
Ilina Crouse - Alpharetta, GA
Maria Fischer - Nierstein, Germany
Amy Kolling - Topeka, KS
Heidi Lopez - Racine, WI
Lorraine Marasigan - Brooklyn, NY
Miriam Prantner - Arlington, VA
Laura Pryor - Dedham, MA
Asty Purbasari - Jakarta, Indonesia
Erin Lee Schreiner - Fairview, TX
Alice Wertz - San Jose, CA
Veronica Zalis - Haskell, AR
And don’t forget our talented Honorable Mentions – you can vote for your favorite honorable mention card on pg. 75!
Our contests are so much fun! We love seeing the crazy amazing things our readers come up with. Did you see how Holly shared the information about the 2014 Stamping Royalty Contest a little while back? AWESOME prizes are available! If you enter and win, your card could appear in the July 2014 issue just like these winning cards did. So what are you waiting for?? The deadline is less than a month away!
Thankful for a wonderful world of card making and a little bit of creative competition!