Kristie Kern

Kristie Kern. Based in Akron, OH, US.

  • 108 awards won
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Awards

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  • 1st place winner 3
  • editor pick 67

About Kristie Kern

Kristie is a designer and former agency art director who discovered a passion for creating gorgeous stationery. Her collection for Minted is a result of an appreciation for bold color combinations, beautiful type and robust coffee.

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Ann Gardner on Sep 10 2014
Ann Gardner
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Congrats on your 100+ wins, Kristie! It's well deserved!

Lori Wemple on Jul 29 2014
Lori Wemple
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thank you - and congrats to you too! You are such an amazing designer!

Phrosné Ras on Apr 10 2014
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really loving all three paper entries. I love your work so.

Jennifer Wick on Mar 24 2014
Jennifer Wick
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Hey Kristie, just wanted to say how much your kind compliment about my birthday designs meant to me - thank you!!

Phrosné Ras on Mar 19 2014
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Wow Kristie I always think this but i just want to stop by to say how i admire your work. It is always, always imPECcable. You have such a perfect talent for immaculate symmetry and constraint, I admire it so! You know exactly when the design is prefect and there is never any design input needed. At all. Ever.

Laura Bolter Design on Mar 17 2014
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Thank you SO much for your comment Kristie. You are a huge design idol of mine, so it means so much to me! Early Blooms and Rustic Charm are stunners as usual. Congrats back to you! And, many heartfelt thanks!

Stacey Meacham on Sep 24 2013
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Thanks so much for your sweet comment about my save the dates. You made my day. Let's hope you're right, lol. Fingers crossed. Your are lovely as always. I'm such a big fan :)

Stacey Meacham on Sep 24 2013
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Thanks so much for your sweet comment about my save the dates. You made my day. Let's hope you're right, lol. Fingers crossed. Your are lovely as always. I'm such a big fan :)

Jennifer Wick on Sep 20 2013
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Glad my comment made your day! Just when I think that florals can't get any better, you deliver that gem :) Your other STD's are stunning too!

Erica Krystek on Sep 13 2013
Erica Krystek
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Congrats on your top ten win, Kristie! So well-deserved!

Erin Deegan on Aug 24 2013
Erin Deegan
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Congratulations on your minibook wins! I really loved Vintage Vogue!

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Aug 05 2013
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Hi Kristie, thanks for letting me know. They are similar to some extent but yours is absolutely adorable in it's own way. It wouldn't seem fair to ask you to remove yours, it's not rare for designers to have similar ideas. Yours is way cuter by the way, wish I had more time to work on my own. :)

Phrosné Ras on Aug 02 2013
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Thank you Kristie!! Just what i needed to hear re the Embellished entry! ;)

guess what? on Jul 08 2013
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Aww, thanks, Kristie! You're so sweet!! :)

guess what? on Jul 08 2013
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Yikes!! I just noticed I submitted a balloon design that's kind of similar to yours - with a child's birthdate in the balloons. I just saw yours for the first time today, and I was a little bummed because your design is way, waaaay cuter!! I wish I had seen it earlier because I definitely wouldn't have submitted mine. Anyway, just wanted to give you a heads up and let you know I didn't copy your design. Love yours so much more!! :)

chocomocacino on Jul 02 2013
chocomocacino
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THANK YOU kris tie !! I'm so happy =D.. congrats on ur win as well.. ur one of my fav designers!.. i always look up and wait for what u come up next.. they are always so sophisticated!

Lori Wemple on Jul 02 2013
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Congrats on your wins - I love love love them!! :)

Marabou Design on Jul 01 2013
Marabou Design
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Congratulations Kristie!! xo

Snow and Ivy on Jun 24 2013
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Aw Kristie - that makes my day!!! That is so sweet - I hope he enjoys it!!!

Snow and Ivy on Jun 21 2013
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Hey Kristie!! Thanks for the super sweet comment - I have been feeling a bit down about my holiday submissions, lol - so it was really nice to hear - especially from you! You had a couple other designs that really stood out to me as big winners too, besides that peace design - I can't wait to see you knock this challenge out of the water! It was SO nice to finally meet you at NSS too - my fellow marching band geek!! :)

cadence paige design on May 30 2013
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Hi Kristie!!! You're submissions are stunning as usual! :) So glad you made it to NSS. Looked like a wonderful time! As I side note, I just wanted to let you know that I've been working on a watercolor layout that may seem "inspired" by your peace on earth submission....so sorry!! BUT it's a poinsettia. If I still submit it, please, please don't think I was copying you. Pure coincidence, I promise. Heck, it probably won't be nearly as nice as yours but I still just wanted to give you the heads up. :)

Jennifer Wick on May 28 2013
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Hey there, I'm so glad my comment helped! As much as I love going to the NSS, I felt stressed coming home knowing the challenge was well underway. You are a tremendous designer, so I know you'll be pumping out more winners left and right over the next two weeks : ) And I haven't forgotten that you will be submitting designs with your illustrator friend, so you're a double threat! : )

Giselle Zimmerman on May 06 2013
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Congrats on your wins Kristie ! " Bookworm " is a work of art !

Heather Francisco on Mar 18 2013
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LOL I am such a bad speller. Thanks for seeing that! I must have been asleep :P

Olivia Raufman on Feb 22 2013
Olivia Raufman
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Congrats on your win and your upcoming trip, Kristie! Much deserved, very excited for you!

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Feb 22 2013
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
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WOO HOO Kristie!. Congrats on your trip to NYC! Well deserved!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 06 2013
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Thanks, Kristie - you're awesome! See you Saturday!

Phrosné Ras on Nov 25 2012
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So happy for you! You are a BRILLIANT designer! just tops!

Carol Fazio on Nov 23 2012
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Congrats, kristie! No shocker your gorgeous design won!!!! So happy for you!

Aspacia Kusulas on Nov 23 2012
Aspacia Kusulas
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Congratulations on your win! beautiful wedding invite :)

Giselle Zimmerman on Oct 23 2012
Giselle Zimmerman
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Congrats on your win and pick ! Amazing designs !

Jennifer Wick on Jul 27 2012
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Hi Kristie! I honestly don't think your design looks like my Cerulean Blooms, but I appreciate you reaching out to me about it : ) Hope you are having a great summer too!

Lauren Chism on Jun 21 2012
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Hey Kristie. You really rocked the holiday challenge! I have been admiring your work all month!

Griffinbell Paper Co. on Jun 20 2012
Griffinbell Paper Co.
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Thanks so much Kristie! I was just looking at your "Woodland Initial". Gorgeous!!

Stacey Meacham on Jun 13 2012
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Kristie, All of your holiday submissions are gorgeous. Every new like I have is yours.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 08 2012
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that might have been it, but it made a big impression! :) I'll let you know if I see it elsewhere...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 08 2012
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"your" awesome...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 08 2012
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Thanks, Kristie! and, while I'm here, congrats on all the publicity you are getting on you awesome Awning Stripes designs!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Jun 07 2012
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Kristie - you are amazing! Congrats on all those new winner stars!! :)

Carol Fazio on Jun 07 2012
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Kristie, congrats on your party win! More fine work!!

Snow and Ivy on May 31 2012
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oh yeay!! We will definitely have to hang out next time! I know - that party went by so fast, there were so many people I wanted to meet but not enough time! Hopefully next time there are chairs too - my feet were killing me :P

Snow and Ivy on May 31 2012
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Aw, thanks for the sweet note Kristie! I totally meant what I said - your work always spikes my radar - super fresh and beautiful. I wish I had gotten to chat a little more with you at NSS!! Hope you'll be there again next year ;)

Giselle Zimmerman on May 30 2012
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Congrats Kristie ! Awesome win !

Carol Fazio on May 30 2012
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another beautiful winner! Congrats, Kristie!

b.wise papers on May 25 2012
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kristie, i'm so glad i got to spend some time with you, too! i still can't get over the fact that your husband is also a history prof. i've loved looking through your work, and can't wait to see your holiday submissions. Hope your trip home went well -- i know you probably miss those stone cold muffins as much as i do;) until next time -- alston

kelli hall on May 25 2012
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Kristie! I had the best time getting to know you too! It was such a pleasure to meet you. We will have to be sure to stay in touch, xo k

Jennifer Wick on May 24 2012
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Hey Kristie, It was a pleasure to walk around the NSS with you and get to know you better! I hope you had safe travels home and I look forward to seeing your holiday designs soon. Thanks again for hanging out all day!! Jen

Carol Fazio on May 22 2012
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Hi Kristie, wanted to say how great it was to meet and talk with you yesterday at the show. I looked at all your designs again today. I am such a fan. You do beautiful work!

Ana Gonzalez on Apr 21 2012
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Oh, thanks for your sweet note! Keep rocking it!

Melanie Severin on Mar 15 2012
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Thank you so much for your note, Kristie, and congrats to you as well! Your work is just beautiful, and you've had so much success here in such a short time! Can't wait to see more! :)

Moglea on Mar 15 2012
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Thanks for your sweet note Kristie!!

Sarah Curry on Mar 11 2012
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Kristie, your designs are so beautiful! Love them all.

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 24 2012
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Congrats on your Judge's Pick, Kristie!

cadence paige design on Feb 21 2012
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Thanks, Kristie! I found out through your post too! lol :)

cadence paige design on Feb 16 2012
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BIG CONGRATS on your "Vintage Beach" award!! What a great design!

Amber Barkley on Feb 11 2012
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Thanks for the wonderful comment, Kristie, and congrats to you! You rocked the art challenge! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 04 2012
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Active Designer, that is...

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 04 2012
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and Challenge Wins and Active Design - goodness! You're all over that Board! I had only noticed the one before...great job!! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on Feb 04 2012
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It was so nice to meet you, Kristie! I just saw that you've made the Leaderboard as one of the top-rated new designers in 2012 - congrats! Look forward to more of your great work...

Carol Fazio on Feb 02 2012
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Congrats on all your beautiful wins, Kristie!

Carol Fazio on Jan 04 2012
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Aw, Kristie, your work is so beautiful, you hardly need any help from me. Good luck in the challenge. You have strong contenders! Feel free to comment on any of my stuff as well.

guess what? on Dec 12 2011
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Aw, thanks, Kristie! :)

Smeeta Sharma on Dec 10 2011
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Kristie, congratulations on your win for Head over Heals!

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Dec 09 2011
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Congratulations! So very deserving!

Lauren Chism on Dec 09 2011
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My parents are originally from Ohio, but I grew up all over. My dad works for goodyear and has his entire career, and we moved a lot. I was in TX for high school so went to a TX college and have never left - but they moved back to that area about 10 yrs ago and will be there till he retires. I am probably there once a year. I love spending time there in the summers - it's a great break from the Tx heat!

Lauren Chism on Dec 09 2011
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Congrats on your win Kristie. I'm sure you have several more in the winner's circle! My parents live in the Akron/Canton area - have you lived there long?

Kim Dietrich Elam on Dec 08 2011
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Congrats on your first win - top twenty is quite an accomplishment!!! Sweet Stripe is a beautiful design.

My Sweetie Pie on Dec 08 2011
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Congrat's on being in the top 20 Kristie! I love Sweet Stripe!

karen boehm custom on Nov 02 2011
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Hi Kristie, just wanted to say that I loved your work in this challenge--beautiful style!

Amber Barkley on Oct 13 2011
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Hey Kristie, I'm loving all of your designs for this wedding invitation challenge! They are so lovely! Keep up the great work! :)