Monday, June 20, 2016

It's a Great Day for a White Wedding {Or Anniversary} Card Challenge


It's June.  One of the months out of the year that is most popular for weddings! So of course, we decided to have a challenge for....It's a Great Day for a White Wedding {Or Anniversary} cards.  Yep, we'd love to see your wedding or anniversary cards that you've created.  Your card may be any size, any shape as long as it is flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

Our designers have once again created some wonderful cards for your enjoyment and inspiration.  Please click on the link of their blog name for more details about their cards and leave them some comment love when you visit their blogs.





 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse












Patricia, Thinking of Inking  




Sherry, Bits of Cheer









We'd love to see your Wedding or Anniversary card.  Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday, July 3,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 


No Girls Allowed Badge Winners

My goodness! What a wonderful turnout for our No Girls Allowed card challenge!  We appreciate so much each one of you that joined us! And we loved ALL the cards!  We took a vote and the overall favorite card is.....

#25 Kuni
First Class Card
We loved this adorable scene for a manly Father's Day card!  Congratulations Kuni!  Grab the First Class badge below to proudly display on your own blog.




After picking the First Class card, each voting Designer than picked their personal favorite card from all the entries.  Here they are in no particular order:


#40 Buffy B, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#34 Helen H, In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#52 Ruza, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#48 Leslie M, In the Mailbox as Kathy and Annie's Personal Favorite


#60 Marie Flayer, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#55 Sharon, In the Mailbox Patricia's Personal Favorite


#13 Tip Top, In the Mailbox as Sybrina's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to each of you! Please grab the In the Mailbox badge below to proudly display on your own blog!


Thank you so much to each of you for playing along with our challenge! We now have a new challenger under way...."It's a Great Day for a White Wedding" --wedding or anniversary cards. Hope you'll join us!

~Sandy and the Cards in Envy Designers



Monday, June 6, 2016

No Girls Allowed Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Deep Blue Badge Winners!

Hello everyone! I hope you are ready for a new challenge here on our Cards in Envy blog!  Since it is now June and we celebrate Dads on Father's Day, we thought we'd go with a card challenge for the guys! You don't have to make a Father's Day card--you can make a card for any occasion BUT it must be masculine for our "No Girls Allowed" card challenge! So make a card for a guy or a boy and link it below. Remember your card may be any size and any shape, but it MUST be a card--no tags allowed. Also, your card needs to be able to fit in an envelope for mailing.

Our Cards in Envy Designers have really created some wonderful masculine cards for your inspiration!  Please click on each designers' blog link for more details about their creation and leave them some comment love so they'll know you stopped by.







 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse












Patricia, Thinking of Inking  




Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer








We'd love to see your No Girl's Allowed (Masculine) card.  Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.
  • Cards Only--NO TAGS

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday, June 19,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 
  

Deep Blue Badge Winners

Blue is such a beautiful color and for our Deep Blue card challenge we had so many wonderful entries.  The votes by our CIE Designers have been tallied and our overall top card is:

# 26 Carol
First Class Card
There was something about the simplicity and beauty of these blue stars on this Father's Day card that we loved!  Congratulations, Carol! Grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog!





After picking the First Class Card, the CIE Designers then picked one personal favorite card.  Here they are in no particular order:



#21 Kathryn at KTC
In the Mail Box as Sybrina's Personal Favorite




#26 Carol
In the Mailbox as Sandy & Annie's Personal Favorite




#3 Michelle
In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite
   



#29 Christine Garner
In the Mailbox as Kathy & Marilyn's Personal Favorite



#27 Maria F
In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite



#25 Lilian TheLeafStudio
In the Mailbox as Donna & Lisa's Personal Favorite



Congratulations to all the In the Mailbox badge winners! Grab your badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog!




Thanks so much to everyone that played along with this challenge.  We have a new challenge up: "No Girls Allowed" Masculine Cards Only. We hope you can join us and for our future challenges!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, May 16, 2016

Deep Blue Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Just Us Girls Badge Winners!


Hi everyone! Wow! We are having some great response to our challenges lately and hope this one will be popular too.  This time around we are having a color card challenge and the color we are looking for is DEEP BLUE!  That means your card must feature shades of blue in a deeper or darker color.  And when looking at your card, we need to be able to clearly see that blue is the main color. Your card may be any size and any shape as long as it is flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

Our Cards in Envy designers have come up with some great Deep Blue card ideas.  Please click on the blog link by each designer's name for more details about their card and make sure you leave them some comment love.









 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse












Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer







We'd love to see your Deep Blue card.  Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4") so your card would fit in an envy (envelope) for mailing
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking--cards must be posted to your blog or an online album during the challenge dates. If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  • Entry must be for the current theme.

Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on the cards after the challenge ends and the winners will be announced by Wednesday morning  following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS which is the card that receives the most votes from the Designers and considered the best overall card for the theme.  The Designers will also pick one card as their personal favorite for an IN THE MAILBOX badge. That means we may have up to 10 In the Mailbox cards for a challenge.  We decided to go with this fun method as each Designer has their own unique style and preference.  Each chosen may grab one of our fun badges for their blog! The badges for the challenge will be in the winners post following the close of the challenge after all the Designer votes are in.  The winners will also be announced on our Facebook Page, so come Like us so you'll know quickly if you are a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and not for the current challenge theme will be deleted without notice or comment. We accept any size/shape of card BUT all cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing (no thicker than 1/4") which means no lumpy, bumpy embellishments. Challenge ends Sunday, June 5,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time.