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Laura’s up to meet Louie

Business – not shopping! – trip to New York beckons as publisher is one of just four British finalists

 

LAURA Darrington is keeping everything crossed for her trip to New York in May as she takes on the Americans in the finals of the Louie Awards.

She is one of only four British publishers picked as finalists in the 60-category annual competition that’s been run by the US Greeting Card Association since 1988 – her village design is one of three up for the Christmas/Seasonal General $4 & Below title.
Laura, pictured, said: “I’m very happy to tell you that one of our Christmas designs has just been nominated as a finalist in the Louies – the American GCA version of the Oscars.
“We will be going over there on a purely professional basis, and definitely will not be using the trip as an excuse to go on one long shopping spree!”
UK-based Ohh Deer have made it through in two categories, Christmas/Seasonal Humourous $4 & below and Valentine’s Day $4 & Below, while Purpose & Worth Etc are LGBTQ $4 & Below finalists and Dear To Me Studio are in the Rising Star Above $4 section.
Among the 183 finalists, Hallmark’s US division have the most nominations with 28 in 25 categories, while UK Greetings owners American Greetings this year only appear twice.
The full list of finalists is below and the winners of each category plus the overall winner will be announced at the Louie Awards Gala Sunday, May 21, after the opening day the National Stationery Show in New York, where all the finalists will be on show in the foyer at the Javits Center in New York.
The Louies are an international competition launched in 1988 in honour of Louis Prang, known as the father of the American greetings card.


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Louie Awards 2017 Finalists

Announcements and Photo Cards $4 & Below
Minted
Ginger P Designs
Paperless Post

Announcements and Photo Cards Above $4
Persnickety Invitation Studio
Shindig Bespoke
Invitations By Dawn

Baby $4 & Below
Madison Park Greetings
Mpix
Paperless Post

Baby Above $4
1canoe2
Shifting Status Kuo
Big Wheel Press

Birthday General $4 & Below
Elum
Dayspring
Hallmark Cards

Birthday General Above $4
Inklings Paperie
Rifle Paper Co
Up With Paper

Birthday Humorous $4 & Below
Madison Park Greetings
Compendium
Hallmark Cards

Birthday Humorous Above $4
Paper Bandit Press
Avanti Press
Hallmark Cards

Birthday Small Company
Steel Petal Press
Inklings Paperie
Good Juju Ink

Blank Card $4 & Below
Hester & Cook
Peconic Bay Originals
PaperAcornCo

Blank Card Above $4
Hallmark Cards
Quliing Card
Lovepop

Children's Card $4 & Below
Gift Card Impressions
Designer Greetings
Great Arrow Graphics

Children's Card Above $4
Hallmark Cards
Up With Paper
Lovepop

Christmas/Seasonal Boxed Set $2 & Below
Masterpiece Studios
Design Design
Waste Not Paper

Christmas/Seasonal Boxed Set Above $2
Mary Beth Cryan
The Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA)
Made in Brockton Village

Christmas/Seasonal General $4 & Below
Calypso Cards
Design Design
Laura Darrington Design

Christmas/Seasonal General Above $4
Design Design
Hallmark Cards
Up With Paper

Christmas/Seasonal Humorous $4 & Below
Calypso Cards
Matrick And Eve
Ohh Deer

Christmas/Seasonal Humorous Above $4
Bruno Press
417 Press
Huckleberry Letterpress Co

Congratulations/Special Occasion $4 & Below
Compendium
Calypso Cards
Hallmark Cards

Congratulations/Special Occasion Above $4
Elum
Inklings Paperie
Hallmark Cards

Everyday Boxed Set $2.50 & Below
Compendium
Mr Boddington's Studio
EeBoo

Everyday Boxed Set Above $2.50
Elum
Up With Paper
The Hedge

Father's Day $4 & Below
Calypso Cards
Hallmark Cards
Matrick And Eve

Father's Day Above $4
Elum
Inklings Paperie
Hallmark Cards

Friendship/Encouragement General $4 & Below
Smudge Ink
Compendium
Calypso Cards

Friendship/Encouragement General Above $4
Elum
Inklings Paperie
Rifle Paper Co

Friendship/Encouragement Humorous $4 & Below
American Greetings
Easy, Tiger
Hallmark Cards

Friendship/Encouragement Humorous Above $4
Easy, Tiger
Easy, Tiger
Elum

General Invitations $4 & Below
Minted
Cards & Pockets
Cards & Pockets

General Invitations Above $4
RoxyLou Design+Press
Paper Design Paper
Page Stationery

Get Well / Feel Better $4 & Below
Compendium
Avanti Press
Hallmark Cards

Get Well / Feel Better Above $4
Rifle Paper Co
E Frances Paper
Birdwalk Press

Halloween $4 & Below
Calypso Cards
Designer Greetings
Design Design

Halloween Above $4
Design Design
Hallmark Cards
Lovepop

Letterpress
Design Design
Leen Jean Studios
Cranes

LGBTQ $4 & Below
Hallmark Cards
Matrick and Eve
Purpose & Worth Etc

LGBTQ Above $4
Good Paper
American Greetings
E Frances Paper

Most Humorous
Elum
Paper Epiphanies
Up With Paper

Mother's Day $4 & Below
Design Design
Hallmark Cards
Graphique De France

Mother's Day Above $4
Inklings Paperie
Hallmark Cards
Loudhouse Creative

Non-Religious Celebrations $4 & Below
Madison Park Greetings
Designer Greetings
Matrick And Eve

Non-Religious Celebrations Above $4
Design Design
Hallmark Cards
Lovepop

Print and Production Excellence
Persnickety Invitation Studio
Paper Pop Cards
Hallmark Cards

Religious Celebrations $4 & Below
Calypso Cards
Hallmark Cards
Card Isle Corporation

Religious Celebrations Above $4
1canoe2
Inklings Paperie
Hallmark Cards

Rising Star $4 & Below
Schmidt's And Giggles
The Cove Company
Wild Card Creations

Rising Star Above $4
Dear To Me Studio
The Good Twin
Birdwalk Press

Romantic Occasions $4 & Below
Elum
Hallmark Cards
Viabella

Romantic Occasions Above $4
Easy, Tiger
Hallmark Cards
E Frances Paper

Superbly Stated
Madison Park Greetings
Compendium
Paper Bandit Press

Sympathy $4 & Below
Madison Park Greetings
Hallmark Cards
Hallmark Cards

Sympathy Above $4
Hallmark Cards
Hallmark Cards
E Frances Paper

Thank You $4 & Below
Compendium
Hallmark Cards
Hallmark Cards

Thank You Above $4
Calypso Cards
Ruff House Art
Rifle Paper Co

Valentine's Day $4 & Below
Calypso Cards
Good Juju Ink
Ohh Deer

Valentine's Day Above $4
Warren Tales
Up With Paper
E Frances Paper

Wedding Invitation Suite Deluxe Classic Printed
Bella Figura
Suite Paperie
Ginger P Designs

Wedding Invitation Suite Deluxe Modern Printed
Persnickety Invitation Studio
Cards & Pockets
Cards & Pockets

Wedding Invitation Suite Standard Classic Printed
Bella Figura
Bella Figura
Shindig Bespoke

Wedding Invitation Suite Standard Modern Printed
Minted
B Hands Card Co
FineStationery.com


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