Lombard, Il (PressExposure) April 07, 2009 -- Bella Ink Designs, a boutique stationery design business just outside of Chicago, Illinois, has been nominated as a finalist in the Imprintable-Everyday category for the 21st Annual Greeting Card Awards competition, otherwise known as the LOUIE Awards. (Think Oscar for the Stationery Industry)
From over 800 entries, 176 designs from both U.S. and international publishing companies made it to the final round of judging held on January 29-30, 2009 in Washington, D.C. To be eligible for judging all entries had to be marketed and sold in the U.S. during calendar 2008. Bella Ink Designs' BT-27, "Apple's Cart," has been selected as one of the 176 finalists. This baby invitation/announcement may be viewed at the Bella Ink blog, http://bellaink.typepad.com.
A panel of 13 judges scored entries on a scale of 1-10 for Imagination, Impact, Artistry, Harmony, Sendability and Value. Winners in each of the 58 categories will be announced at Captiale in New York City on May 18th, 2009. The event begins at 6:30 PM and includes a viewing of all LOUIE Award finalists, followed by an awards presentation.
âThe companies named as LOUIE finalists clearly show the creativity and artistic talent that are evident in our industryâs products,â said Greeting Card Association President Steve Laserson of American Greeting Corporation, Cleveland, OH.
Entries will also be on display at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center during the National Stationery Show, May 17- 20, 2009 in New York City.
BT-27, âAppleâs Cart,â may be purchased at hundreds of boutique card and gift shops throughout the U.S., as well as online. Visit http://www.bellaink.com and select the âFind a Storeâ link for a retailer near you.
About Bella Ink Designs: Bella Ink Designs was born in January of 2005 when owner/designer, Melissa Danaher quit her job in the world of corporate graphic design to express her creativity and spend more time with her family. Since then the business has moved from Danaherâs dining room table into a 6,000 square foot studio and warehouse space. Bella Ink Designsâ cards and invitations are hand-glittered and packed by a group of local women who have been with Danaher since the businessâ early days. Bella Inkâs mission is to design, manufacture and distribute stationery products that are as fabulous and unique as the people and events they will be representing. Press Release Distibution By Press Release Point