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18 Brits on Louies final list

Four Notes & Queries brands nominated as Ohh Deer and Laura Darrington aim to win again

 

THE Brits are coming – the full list of Louie Awards finalists has revealed no less than 18 of the 167 nominations for the international competition are from this side of the pond.

Ohh Deer won two awards both last year and in 2017, and top out as finalists in four of the 55 categories, while Lagom Design and Rosie Made A Thing are each up for two awards, as are Purpose & Worth Etc who are hoping it will be third time lucky after narrowly missing out over the past two years.
Laura Darrington Designs are back for the third year running, hoping to emulate their 2017 Louies’ triumph, with Sally Scaffardi, Graphique de France, Laura Sherratt Designs, Paper D’Art, Quire Publishing, Madame Treacle, and Think Of Me the other Brits on the list.
This year the Louie celebration will have a Speakeasy Soirée theme at 26 Bridge, Brooklyn, following the opening day of the US Greeting Card Association’s new three-day greetings card trade show at the Brooklyn Expo Centre from May 19-21.
Up With Paper have garnered the most nominations with three plus 12 for their UWP Luxe brand, while distributors Calypso have 14, including Rosie Made A thing, Lagom Design, and Sally Scaffardi, and Designer Greetings have 13, with Avanti clocking up nine, and distributors Notes & Queries’ four nominees are all British, Laura Darrington, Madame Treacle, Paper D’Art and Quire.
Run by the US GCA, the Louies were launched in 1988 to recognise the most outstanding cards, invitations and announcements sold in the States each year, and are named after Louis Prang, the German-born Boston lithographer credited with inventing the American Christmas card in the late 1870s.
The categories are in five sectors, Greeting Card Occasions, Seasonal Greeting Cards, Card Sets, Special Categories, Invitations & Personalised Cards, with most divided into two price points.
This year’s judges included Calypso’s Betty Sarles, Erin McLeod from UKG Greetings parent company American Greetings, and Hallmark’s Angie Appleton – the full list of the finalists they’ve chosen is below.


www.greetingcard.org/louie-awards/

Louie Awards Finalists 2019

Announcements & Photo Cards Above $4

Cards & Pockets
Shindig Bespoke
Wow Paper Art

Announcements & Photo Cards Below $4
Ginger P Designs
Minted
Mixbook

Baby Above $4
And Here We Are
E Frances
Paper Steel Petal Press

Baby Below $4
Biely & Shoaf
Calypso Cards
Minted

Birthday General Above $4
Inklings Paperie
Quilling Card
Up With Paper

Birthday General Below $4
Biely & Shoaf
Gift Card Impressions
Notes & Queries – Madame Treacle

Birthday Humorous Above $4
417 Press
Minted
UWP Luxe

Birthday Humorous Below $4
Avanti Press
Designer Greetings
Shannon Martin Designs

Birthday Small Company
Big Wheel Press
Good Juju Ink
Ilootpaperie

Blank Card
Hester & Cook
Notes & Queries – Paper D’Art
Up With Paper

Children's Card Above $4
Designer Greetings
Great Arrow Graphics
Up With Paper

Children's Card Below $4
Designer Greetings
Gift Card Impressions
Paper House Productions (DBA) Playhouse

Christmas/Seasonal Boxed Set Above $2
Jess Tice-Gilbert
Lovepop
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

Christmas/Seasonal Boxed Set Below $2
Minted
The Occasions Group
Waste Not Paper

Christmas/Seasonal General Above $4
Lovepop
Quilling Card
UWP Luxe

Christmas/Seasonal General Below $4
Calypso Cards
Gift Card Impressions
Think Of Me

Christmas/Seasonal Humorous Above $4
417 Press
Paper Epiphanies
UWP Luxe

Christmas/Seasonal Humorous Below $4
Designer Greetings
Ohh Deer
Rhino Parade

Congratulations/Special Occasion Above $4
Minted
Notes & Queries – Laura Darrington Designs
UWP Luxe

Congratulations/Special Occasion Below $4
Designer Greetings
Mixbook
Ohh Deer

Everyday Boxed Set
Galison
Letterfolk
UWP Luxe

Father's Day Above $4
Great Arrow Graphics
Steel Petal Press
UWP Luxe

Father's Day Below $4
Calypso Cards
Graphique de France
Heather Manning Design

Friendship/Encouragement General Above $4
Paper Epiphanies
Quilling Card
UWP Luxe

Friendship/Encouragement General Below $4
Avanti Press
Calypso Cards
Gift Card Impressions

Friendship/Encouragement Humorous Above $4
Calypso Cards – Rosie Made A Thing
Elum Designs
UWP Luxe

Friendship/Encouragement Humorous Below $4
Calypso Cards
Designer Greetings
Shannon Martin Designs

General Invitations
Alpine Creative
Artisan 2
LovelyKnot

Get Well/Feel Better Above $4
Avanti Press
Kitty Meow Boutique
UWP Luxe

Get Well/Feel Better Below $4
Avanti Press
Designer Greetings
Shannon Martin Designs

Halloween Above $4
Friendly Fire Paper
Great Arrow Graphics
Lovepop

Halloween Below $4
Calypso Cards
Designer Greetings
Purpose & Worth

Letterpress
Ornament Letterpress
Porchlight Press
Quick Brown Fox Letterpress

LGBTQ
Calypso Cards – Lagom Design
Legacy Publishing Group
UWP Luxe

Most Humorous
Designer Greetings
Ohh Deer
Warren Tales

Mother's Day Above $4
Calypso Cards – Rosie Made A Thing
Minted
Waste Not Paper

Mother's Day Below $4
Avanti Press
Designer Greetings
Rhino Parade

Non-Religious Celebrations Above $4
Great Arrow Graphics
Legacy Publishing Group
Lovepop

Non-Religious Celebrations Below $4
Avanti Press
Calypso Cards
Heather Manning Design

Print & Production Excellence
Mozaic Paper
UWP Luxe
Wow Paper Art

Religious Celebrations Above $4
Calypso Cards
Lovepop
Quilling Card

Religious Celebrations Below $4
Avanti Press
Designer Greetings
Snapfish

Rising Star
The Card Bureau
KB Paperie
Letterfolk

Romantic Occasions Above $4
Avanti Press
Elum Designs
Good Paper

Romantic Occasions Below $4
Calypso Cards – Sally Scaffardi
DaySpring
Purpose & Worth

Superbly Stated
Good Juju Ink
Paper Epiphanies
UWP Luxe

Sympathy Above $4
Big Wheel Press
E Frances Paper
Notes & Queries – Quire Publishing

Sympathy| Below $4
Biely & Shoaf
Designer Greetings
Mundo Images

Thank You Above $4
Calypso Cards – Lagom Design
Elum Designs
UWP Luxe

Thank You Below $4
Laura Sherratt Designs
Mixbook
Shannon Martin Designs

Valentine's Day Above $4
Big Wheel Press
Elum Designs
Ohh Deer

Valentine's Day Below $4
Calypso Cards
DaySpring
Gift Card Impressions

Wedding Invitation Suite Deluxe Classic Printed
Boxcar Press/Bella Figura
Hadron Epoch
Shindig Bespoke

Wedding Invitation Suite Deluxe Modern Printed
Indigo Envelope
Minted
Persnickety Invitation Studio

Wedding Invitation Suite Standard
House of Endi
Indigo Envelope
Shindig Bespoke


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