Monday, August 3, 2015

It's a Birthday Party!

The winners of the badges for the Christmas in July challenge are listed >HERE<

Not ours, but someone's, right?  For this challenge we want to celebrate BIRTHDAYS!  The theme is Birthday Party which means we are looking for BIRTHDAY CARDS!  Cards, of course, must be A2 size (4.5" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.  Please read the rules and be aware that if you post a square or shaped card that it will be deleted from the linky without notice regardless of it's size.  Our challenges are for the specific size card listed in our rules. We know this is harder for those overseas but if you'll compare the size listed and create accordingly, you'll be fine.

First, a bit of news to share---our Cards in Envy Designer, Ellen needed to take a break so we have bid her a fond farewell BUT we added two NEW Designers to our team!  Be sure to leave a comment to welcome Donna and Sherry!  Also, click on the Cards in Envy Designer tab above to read their bio and see their photo so you'll know who they are.  Many of you may already know them from  Operation Write Home and know that they are wonderful at creating simple, A2 Cards that can be mailed.  Donna and Sherry, we are thrilled to have you on board with us here at Cards in Envy!

And now, here are the Cards in Envy Designers birthday cards to give you some ideas and inspiration!  Let's Party with these adorable, fun birthday cards!  Be sure to click on each designers' blog link above their card to head over to their blog for more details on their creations.



 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse






  Patricia, Thinking of Inking 

Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations



Sherry, Bits of Cheer






Now it's time for you to create a BIRTHDAY CARD  and share it with us in the linky below. Make sure it is an A2 card (4.25" x 5.5")  flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No square or shaped cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking.  Cards must be posted to your blog or 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: Birthday Party

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

Our Designers will be voting on their favorite cards which will be announced on our blog  the Tuesday or Wednesday 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 each Designer will pick one card as their favorite for  IN THE MAILBOX. That means we may have up to 8 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 were a winner. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and guidelines will be deleted without notice or comment.  REMEMBER!  NO SQUARE or SHAPED CARDS   Challenge ends Sunday, August 16, 2015   at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Christmas in July Badge Winners!

Wow!  Just Wow!!! So many wonderful Christmas cards!!  It was very hard to pick our winner but after all the votes were in, our First Class Card was chosen!   Congratulation to.....

#24 Pia, First Class Badge Winner

We loved the simplicity of this card, the adorable image and the paper pieced jammies!  Pia, please grab the First Class badge below to proudly share on your own blog!


After the First Class card was chosen, each CIE Designer picked their personal favorite card.  Here they are in no particular order:

#18 Kelli P, In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite!


#8 Asha, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite!


 #12 Lorraine A, In the Mailbox as  Marilyn's Personal Favorite!


#14 Dawn Frost, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#19 Vikki W, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite

#26 Ike, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite

#32 Lyn T, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite

#24 Pia, In the Mailbox as Ellen and Sybrina's Personal Favorite


In the Mailbox winners, please grab your badge below to share on your own blog.  Congratulations!



Thank you to everyone who created a Christmas Card in July and shared it with us for our challenge here on Cards in Envy.  All the cards were beautiful and will make someone very happy this holiday season.  We have a new challenge ongoing right now to celebrate Birthdays and hope you'll be able to join us!

~Sandy and the Cards in Envy Designers


Monday, July 20, 2015

Christmas in July Challenge!

Click >HERE< for the badge winners for the Just Beachy Challenge!

Hello everyone!  Did you know that it's only a little over 5 months until CHRISTMAS???!! With that in mind, we've decided that here at Cards in Envy to have a Christmas in July challenge!  Yep, we want to see CHRISTMAS CARDS!  All cards linked to this challenge must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Our CIE Design team got all jolly and came up with these fabulous Christmas cards to inspire you! Please be sure to click on their blog link by their name for more card details and to leave them comment love on their blogs.  This will be Ellen's last challenge with us as a designer for awhile.  We hate to see her go but she needs a break!  Hopefully she'll be able to join in on our challenges from time to time and will consider coming back as a designer in the future.  We will be introducing two NEW designers with our first challenge in August!



 Ellen, In a World of Craft  


 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse


    

  Patricia, Thinking of Inking 


Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations







Now it's time for you to put your Santa hat on and create your own Christmas in July Christmas card and share it with us in the linky below. Make sure it is an A2 card flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:

  • No square or shaped cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • No Back Linking.  Cards must be posted to your blog or 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: Christmas in July

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

Our Designers will be voting on their favorite cards which will be announced on our blog  the Tuesday or Wednesday 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 each Designer will pick one card as their favorite for  IN THE MAILBOX. That means we may have up to 8 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 were a winner.

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and guidelines will be deleted without notice or comment.  REMEMBER!  NO SQUARE or SHAPED CARDS   Challenge ends Sunday, August 2, 2015   at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Just Beachy Badge Winners!

What a fun challenge with lots of wonderful "beachy" cards!  We want to thank all of you that created a card and shared it with us for our challenge!  After the votes were tallied, we came away with our First Class Card winner--

Congratulations to # 2 Alison our FIRST CLASS CARD
We loved Alison's cute sea life critters, the sentiment, the sand and the colors of the water!  

Alison, please grab the First Class card badge below to proudly share on your own blog!



The CIE Designers also picked their personal favorite card from the entries.  Here they are in no particular order:

#22 MaryCrafts In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite


 #19 Cindy Poin In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#8 Liliuska In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#3 Lisa-M In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite

#2 Alison In the Mailbox as Marilyn and Sybrina's Personal Favorite

In the Mailbox Badge winners, please grab the badge below to proudly share on your own blog!



Congratulations everyone! We loved your cards! Please join us now for our Christmas in July card challenge and more fun challenges in the future!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, July 6, 2015

Just Beachy! Challenge

The badge winners of our Red, White AND Blue challenge are listed >HERE< Congratulations to the winners!

Well, it's summer time for most of us, finally.  And it's a perfect time for a summer card challenge! This time our theme is JUST BEACHY!  So all cards must be about the beach, ocean or sea.  We are excited to see what you create and share with us!  Remember, this is a CARD ONLY challenge and your cards must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

To inspire you, here are our Designers' fabulous and fun JUST BEACHY cards!  Please click on each designer's blog link for more info about their creation and be sure to leave them some comment love!



 Ellen, In a World of Craft  


 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse




  Patricia, Thinking of Inking  


Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations





We hope we've inspired you to create your own  Just Beachy summer card and share it with us in the linky below.  Make sure it is an A2 card flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  1. No square cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  2. No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  3. Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  4. No Back Linking.  Cards must be posted to your blog or online album during the challenge dates.  If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  5. Entry must be for the current theme: Just Beachy
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on their favorite cards which will be announced on our blog  the Tuesday or Wednesday 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 each Designer will pick one card as their favorite for  IN THE MAILBOX. That means we may have up to 8 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 were a winner.  

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and guidelines will be deleted without notice or comment.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO SQUARE CARDS   Challenge ends Sunday,  July 19th, 2015   at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Red, White AND Blue Badge Winners!

Wow!  So many totally awesome Red, White AND Blue card entries for our last challenge.  Our heads were spinning trying to pick a winner! We are so happy that so many of you took the time to not only make a Red, White AND Blue card but to also share it with us here at Cards in Envy!  After all the designers voted, our First Class card was chosen--

Congratulations #35 Tracy McD!!  First Class Card Badge Winners!


We loved everything about this adorable card! The bear, the stars and the bursts of red and blue with smaller white stars!   Not only did Tracy win as our First Class card but her card was also chosen by Ellen, Lisa, Kathy and Marilyn as their Personal Favorite card which means Tracy also wins an In the Mailbox badge!   Tracy, please visit our winner's post to grab the First Class Badge below as well as the In the Mail Box badge further down in this post!  Again, congratulations!!


All of the CIE Designers picked their Personal Favorite card from all the entries.  Congratulations to the following In the Mailbox badge winners!  Here they are in no particular order:

#3 Kathy S, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite
 #29 Anne S, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#30 Donna Nuce, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


 #36 Bonnie G, In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite


 #35 Tracy McD, In the Mailbox as Sybrina, Ellen, Lisa, Kathy, and Marilyn's Personal Favorite

In the Mailbox Badge Winners, please grab you badge below for your own blog!


Thank you, thank you to every one for linking their wonderful Red, White AND Blue cards to our challenge! We so appreciate that you take the time to create a card and share it with us.  We hope to see you again in our future challenges! We have a new challenge underway today--Just Beachy Summer Beach/Ocean cards.

~Sandy and the CIE Design Team