Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back Series – Winners 2007 Through 2011

Today’s entry into the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back series takes a look at all of the beautiful winning entries and the cards that they were turned into. Join us down a trip of memory lane starting with our first ever winning design by Elizabeth Digre, all the way to the 2011 winning design by Whitney Fuertes. 

2007 Winning Design by Elizabeth Digre – Season’s Greetings Golden Snowscape Card
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2008 Winning Design by George Humeston – Full Moon Winter Night Christmas Card

Full Moon Winter Night Christmas Card
2009 Winning Design by Lauren Ondreko – Snowman Surprise Christmas Card
Snowman Surprise Christmas Card
2010 Winning Design by Dawnee Burson – Log Cabin Greetings Holiday Card
2010 Final Card
2011 Winning Design by Whitney Fuertes – Gilded Nativity Christmas Card
Gilded Nativity Christmas Card



Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back Series – 2007 Design Family

Welcome back to the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back Series. The 2007 winner, Elizabeth Digre, submitted a beautiful scene of a calm lake surrounded by snow covered trees with the sun glistening through them. It was such a beautiful scene and became a wonderful addition to our product line. In today’s entry, we wanted to take a chance to show off a couple of other beautiful snow covered tree scenes in our line of cards. Check them out below.

2007 Winning Entry – Season’s Greetings Golden Snowscape Card

2007 winner

Card Description: The winter sun bids a glowing goodnight on the burnished gold landscape of a serene lake, framed by branches of snow-kissed trees.


Glittering Forest Holiday Card

Snowcovered Trees

Card Description: Surrounded by a border of deep blue and reflective silver foil, this winter scene will bring peace to all with its sense of serenity. A soft white cloud of snow seems to open a window on a gathering of snow-crusted fir trees, silently greeting silver snowflakes as they float high above. This Season’s Greetings card will delight both the sender and recipient.


Season’s Greetings Silvery Pines Card

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Card Description: Iridescent foil draws your eye to the splendor of the evergreens in winter. The muted mountaintops in the background stand as silent reminders of the snow yet to come.


Frosty Night Seasons Greeting Card

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Card Description: This holiday card depicts the perfect winter scene. A glorious stream, with its banks of snow, leads into the secluded splendor of a cozy forest community. This lovely, inviting scene will bring warmth to your Season’s Greetings. Appropriate Christmas card wishes to send employees, business clients and friends.

Elizabeth Digre’s remarkable design fit right in with the rest of our collection of holiday cards. It truly was an amazing entry and the perfect design to be chosen as the winner of our first ever Create-A-Greeting-Card scholarship contest.

Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back Series – 2007 Finalist Highlight

Welcome back to another installment of the Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest Look Back series. In today’s post, we are going to be taking a look at some of the designs that made it all the way down to the finalist round.

Every year we get thousands upon thousands of amazing submissions and even though there is only one winner, the finalists deserve to receive as much attention as possible as well. Like we have done in the past, we chose a few of our personal favorites to showcase below, but you can view all of the finalists in the 2007 Scholarship Finalists Gallery. Also, don’t forget to let us know which of the below designs is your favorite in the poll right underneath the gallery.

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Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Look Back Series – 2007 Winning Design

Welcome back to another installment of our Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest Look Back Series. 2007 was the first year that we started running an annual scholarship contest and we weren’t exactly sure what to expect. Since we are constantly on the lookout for ways to give back, we thought this was an excellent way to help a student that tied in perfectly with our products. It was our goal to inspire the youth to recognize quality and beauty and to capture it, whether that be in the form of a simple digital photo or a finished piece of art from their art class or computer lab.

We were all nervous because we were not sure how it was going to turn out but in the end we were blown away by the response. We received over 15,000 entries in that first year! It caused us all to take a step back and really see that this was something that clearly needed to continue. In the end, Elizabeth Digre was selected as the winner for her beautiful entry depicting a stunning winter scene of a lake surrounded by snow covered trees and the sun shining through the branches.

After the entry was selected as the winner, our artists turned it into the stunning Season’s Greetings Golden Snowscape Card.

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The card was stamped with gold refractive foil and enhanced with some embossing (raising some details of the image to give it a three dimensional effect). The gold foil was used to accentuate the snow covering the trees to really make the design pop. A frame was also added around the image to draw the attention to the beautiful winter scene. Once we saw the final product we knew that this contest was something that needed to continue.