We know it’s been a little while… things got a little crazy with the wedding challenge and the general insanity that is the holiday around here, but we wanted to take a minute to stop and acknowledge how awesome our Minibook challenge was. This was the first time we’ve opened up this incredible and exclusive to designers and they certainly didn’t disappoint! We loved how they used the unique format, for example, all of the details they created on the tabbed pages and the unique monograms that overlapped two pages.
Unfortunately do to the major holiday crunch, we were only able to launch a couple of the Minibooks in time for this year’s holiday, but not to worry the rest will absolutely be up for next year. And all of the wedding designs will be launching this winter when we launch our 2011 wedding collection.
We were delighted when Anne agreed to guest judge. Anne is a force to be reckoned with; she is the founder of City Sage as well as the brand new and incredibly fabulous new magazine Rue. If you haven’t checked it out yet — head over to their second issue now.
I would be remiss not to point out how incredible Marabou‘s Visage performed in this challenge. I’m not sure we’ve ever seen such a sweep before! It was the First Place winner, the top wedding design, as well as…. wait for it… our guest judge Anne Sage’s Judge’s selection. Anne chose Marabou’s Visage for her guest prize. Here’s what she had to say about it: “I adore Visage–the faces are adorable. I’m a sucker for that kind of simple graphic treatment. It’s so sweet and romantic!”
Besides the super unique format of this challenge, we were also excited that so many new designers had both entered and won both community and editor’s awards. Nothing makes us happier!
I want to make sure you got a chance to see No. 2, Autumn Blossoms by Robin Ott Design. Robin joined the community in June and has already made a big impact with her designs that have a little retro flair that makes us remember a simpler time.
No. 3 was also quite a stunner. I mean seriously have you ever seen chevron stripes look this good? Tabs by Cheer Up Cherup.
Wouldn’t you just love to get one of these minibooks in the mail? As a guest attending a wedding it would be so helpful to have all the wedding weekend information or the couple’s story in one little booklet. Or after the wedding, I can’t think of a better thank you and of course you’re always dying to see pictures from the honeymoon and there is room for that, too. I just love it! By the way, it’s certainly not too late to think about Minibooks for your holiday cards this year… share a few recipes with loved ones, dedicate a page to each child, or tell about a fun trip or two you took. So fun!
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