2013 Card Contest Winners



Grin Reaper

Grand Prize Winner
Artist: Julie Strache
Title: Grim Reaper

Find Grim Reaper stamp used here.

Supplies: Designer paper, 3 1/2 circle die, silver color spritzer, glue stick, markers, white applique, sticky tape, lace ribbon, and paper piercer.

Instructions: Use designer paper for background. Use a 3 1/2 circle die to cut a circle. Stamp images on the circle, and stamp the same images on a scrap white card stock. Cut out the images on the scrap card stock. Place the cut out images directly over the stamped image on the circle. Use a silver color spritzer and sprayed over the cut out image on the circle. Remove cut out image and let color dry. Once dry, use a glue stick and go around the circle edge and add black glitter. Color image on circle with markers. Use white applique on the skeleton features. Let dry. Cut out the sword from the scrap, then take the cut out image and adhere to the image on the circle with dimensional. Use the sticky tape on the back of the circle and adhere the ribbon, folding the ribbon onto the back side to get the ruffle look. Adhere the completed designed circle to the designer paper and adhere to your card. Use a paper piercer and pierce holes to add the brads. After that your card is complete!



5 First Place Winners
(in no particular order):

Wet Dog

Artist: Kim Reger
Title: Wet Dog
Stamp used here.



Mount McKinnley

Artist: Roxanne Marker
Title: Mt. McKinley
Stamp used here and here.

Artist instruction available as PDF.


Hive Sweet Hive

Artist: Elise Gerke
Title: Hive Sweet Hive
Stamp used here.

Image is colored with copic markers and used various decorative paper.



Halloween Friends

Artist: Margaret Davies
Title: Halloween Friends
Stamp used here.

Artist instruction available as PDF.


Ahoy Manatee

Artist: Nicole Fischer
Title: Ahoy Manatee
Stamp used here.

Artist instruction available as PDF.



Honorable Mention:

(these are just a few of the cards that made our choice so difficult this year),
in no particular order.

The Mission


Artist: Cathy Ryan
Title: The Mission

Stamp used here.

This three dimensional card with moving parts was a delight for all of us here at RubberHedgehog Rubber Stamps. Artist Cathy Ryan went all out to make this card special. The cover design with cut out lettering gave it an air of mystery from the moment we opened the box the entry arrived in. The inner box with secret mission envelope started the "mission impossible" theme music playing in our heads. And, when we opened the final section of the "card" to find one rat hoisting another into the air in a basket? We were awed. The mission: To find the golden peanut. It was a huge success with our entire crew. Thank you so much Cathy for your submission. It was our honor to receive it. We will be showing it to visitors to our workshop for years to come.



Christmas Reindeer

Artist: Elise Gerke
Title: Christmas Reindeer
Stamp used here.


Sweet Christmas With Love

Artist: Julie Strache
Title: Sweet Christmas With Love
Stamp used here.



Baby Girl

Artist: Carolyn Soprych-Favia
Title: Baby Girl
Stamp used here


Happy Fathers Day

Artist: Julie Strache
Title: Happy Father's Day
Stamp used here and here.



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Artist: Julie Strache
Title: Busy Bee Ferret
Stamp used here.


Loving Autumn

Artist: Catherine Dahl
Title: Loving Autumn
Stamp used here.


Thanksfully Rescued

Artist: Patricia DeLoye
Title: Thankfully Rescued (
3 variations of the same design)
Stamp used here.


Click here to see all the entries

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our 2013 Greeting Card Contest - receiving all your cards was great fun!

As always, our choice was very difficult. There were many creative, clever, and polished entries and only six prizes available for this round.

We also chose 8 entries for honorable mention - though we would have liked to have chosen many more for recognition.

All card entries have been resized to fit this page; a few have also been cropped or digitally enhanced in other ways - to better suit this page and our purposes. Our judges made their choice based on the original entries as submitted; many factors were considered.

All decisions are final. Prize packages (store credits) will be sent to Grand Prize and First Prize winners by email. Honorable mention card crafters will receive a token gift in the mail from our crew for their amazing contributions to this year's contest. If you are a winner and have not been contacted by the end of August 2013, please email us.