2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

For the past two years I’ve had the honor of serving as a judge for the Louie Awards, which recognizes creative excellence in the greeting card and social stationery industry, along with fellow online and magazine editors, buyers for some of the most influential national retail outlets, and owners of brick and mortar stationery stores. The Louies are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year! The Call for Entries deadline is next week (December 12!), so I thought I’d highlight a few of the winners from this year’s Louie Awards.

LOUIE Winner Card Of The Year Maginating 300x397 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries! LOUIE Winner Card Of The Year Amy Smyth Made It 300x397 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

Cards of the Year – above $3.50, Maginating (left), $3.50 and below Amy Smyth Made It (right)

LOUIE Winner Invitation Suite Mr Boddington Studio2 550x550 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

Invitation Suite above $7 – Mr. Boddington’s Studio

LOUIE Winner Boxed Notes Rifle Paper Co 300x340 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries! LOUIE Winner Rising Star Rifle Paper Co 300x340 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

Rising Star above $3.50 and Everyday Boxed Notes above $2.50 – Rifle Paper Co.

LOUIE Winner Valentine Smock 550x399 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

Valentine’s Day above $3.50 – Smock

LOUIE Winner General Friendship Maginating 300x377 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries! LOUIE Winner Get Well Bold Face Type 300x377 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

General Friendship above $3.50 – Maginating (left), and Get Well above $3.50 – Bold Face Type (right)

LOUIE Winner Mothers Day Wild Ink Press Hot Mama 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

Mother’s Day above $3.50 – Wild Ink Press

LOUIE Winner Most Humorous Old Tom Foolery 550x408 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

Most Humorous – Old Tom Foolery

LOUIE Winner Humorous Friendship Old Tom Foolery 550x461 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

Humorous Friendship above $3.50 – Old Tom Foolery

LOUIE Winner Humorous Birthday Amy Smyth Made It 300x445 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries! LOUIE Winner Congrats Sugarcube Press 300x445 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

Humorous Birthday $3.50 and below – Amy Smyth Made It (left), and Congratulations/Special Occasions above $3.50 – Sugarcube Press (right)

LOUIE Winner Custom Invitation Two Paperdolls 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

Custom Invitation or Announcement above $2.50 – Two Paperdolls

LOUIE Honorable Mention Invitation Suite Sugar Paper 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

Invitation Suite Honorable Mention – Sugar Paper

LOUIE Honorable Mention Invitation Suite Printerette Press 550x374 2012 Louie Award Winners – and Call for 2013 Entries!

Invitation Suite Honorable Mention – Printerette Press

The Louie Awards are announced during the National Stationery Show and the deadline for entering is December 12th.  All stationery companies are encouraged to enter!  Details can be found at the GCA website.

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