Did you know that Americans exchange 7 billion greeting cards a year??? Seriously. 7 billion. That's almost beyond comprehension.

This is why the Greeting Card Association exists. A group that keeps the stationery industry life blood flowing. Every year at the National Stationery Show in New York City they host the LOUIE Awards... which is basically the Oscars for us in the card and invitation biz (named after Louie Prang, who of course invented the Christmas card, what else?). There is a big gala and dinner (I'm wondering if there will be a red carpet... ok, ok, I'm getting a little carried away, I know- it's New York, not Hollywood...) where they announce the winners- which are whittled down from over 800 international applicants.
Well lookie here, guess who is a finalist? WE ARE!! Check it out. Scroll down... keep going... This is what you see:

Personalized Invitation/Announcement ($5 & Below)
Charu Overseas
Kat Blue Art & Design Studio
Spilled Ink Press

This is what we entered:

It's our layered invitation style, with a copper colored wax seal. It has three pages (invitation, reception with map on the backside, and perforated RSVP postcard), all fitting inside a long skinny #10 envelope. Neat, tidy, elegant, and no extra postage. Taa Daa.

Now here's hoping it's neat, tidy, and elegant enough to win us our first LOUIE Award!!

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Comment by The Paper Maven on May 20, 2009 at 10:50pm
oh how exciting that is wonderful, that is my dream~ someday

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