Each month, I challenge the members of my Stampin' Clubs to create a project for a contest and submit it to me. I assign a theme for them each month. Everyone in the Clubs then votes on their favorite 2 entries and the top entries win their creators a $5 coupon to use on their next order.
For August, I asked them to create a project with a summer theme. They could create any kind of project they wanted. Products used didn't have to be current, but they did have to be Stampin' Up!
As always, all the projects submitted were amazing. Thanks to everyone who played along by submitting a project and voting.
The winning project was a bright and sunny birthday card by Ann Beck:
Uses Papillon Potpourri Set, Create a Cupcake Set, and Sweet Summer Set (retired) plus Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad (retired), Primrose Petals Classic Stampin' Pad, Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad, Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad, Blushing Bride Card Stock (retired), Poppy Parade Card Stock (retired), Melon Mambo Card Stock, Very Vanilla Card Stock, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Blender Pens, Stampin' Trimmer, Word Window Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Multipurpose Platform, Standard Cutting Pads, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, and Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
The second place project was this simple and cool seashell card by Cathy Kelsh:
Uses By the Seashore Set plus Close to Cocoa Classic Stampin' Pad (retired), Pretty in Pink Classic Stampin' Ink Refill, Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Ink Refill, Close to Cocoa Classic Stampin' Ink Refill (retired), Close to Cocoa Card Stock (retired), Chocolate Chip Card Stock, Sahara Sand Card Stock, Glossy White Card Stock, 3/8" Twill Tape (retired), Distressing Essentials (retired), SNAIL Adhesive, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Trimmer, Paper Snips, Craft Scissors, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Multipurpose Platform, Standard Texturz Impressions Pad (retired), Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber (retired), Texture Plates Kit #4 (retired), and spray bottle of water. It uses the Ink, Spray, and Smash technique.
Ann and Cathy will each receive a $5 Coupon from me to use on their next order. Lovely cards, ladies! Congratulations!