Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Birthday to You Challenge!

Please click >HERE< for the list of winners from our last challenge!

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you!  Happy Birthday to somebody....Happy Birthday to you!!

Yes, it is always somebody's birthday and to celebrate, here at Cards in Envy we are looking for  fabulous, beautiful, fun BIRTHDAY CARDS for this challenge!  Just remember, to join in on this challenge, your cards must be A2 SIZE ONLY (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

Our designers this time are celebrating in a big way!  Enjoy their inspiration and click on the blog links by their names for a closer look and more details.  This is the last challenge for three of our designers--Denise, Danie and Kristie.  We will miss them and their fabulous cards and hope they can join us now and then as a challenge participant.  But don't worry--we have three new designers joining us and they will be added to our Designer page in the next few weeks and will be introduced in our first challenge in August!




 Debbie, Scrap Enabler 




















Patricia, Thinking of Inking





Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations







Now it's time for you to show us your Happy Birthday to You!  A2 Cards that are flat enough to fit in an envelope and be mailed for first class postage.  

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: Happy Birthday to You!  A2 Cards
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 Wednesday following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS and three or more IN THE MAILBOX.  Each chosen will receive one of our fun badges for their blog!  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.  Challenge ends Sunday,  August 3rd  at 6 p.m. Central Time. 


Monday, July 7, 2014

Stars AND Stripes Challenge!

Congratulations to our winners for this challenge!

FIRST CLASS CARD:  #9, M. Sweet

IN THE MAILBOX CARDS:  #2 Annie A, #5, Ellen Parker, #11 Sybrina K. and #13 Kathy S.

Please email us at cardenvydt@gmail. com with First Class Stars or Mailbox Stars whichever is applicable in your subject line to receive your blog badge!  

Thank you to all who played along with this challenge!

~ CIE Designers

Hello card crafters! We hope you have had a fabulous summer so far!  Today's challenge is inspired by the holiday we just celebrated in the USA--the Fourth of July which is all about red, white, blue, Stars AND Stripes.  Now while this challenge is about the Stars AND Stripes, you can use any color AND any theme as long as your card has BOTH Stars AND Stripes!  Also, your card must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Our designers have come up with a wonderful assortment of themes using Stars AND Stripes.  Enjoy their creativity and please click the link by each Designers name to visit their blog for more details.



 Debbie, Scrap Enabler 











Patricia, Thinking of Inking


Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations




So show us your Stars AND Stripes A2 Cards that are flat enough to fit in an envelope and be mailed for first class postage.  

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: Stars AND Stripes A2 Cards
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 Wednesday following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS and three or more IN THE MAILBOX.  Each chosen will receive one of our fun badges for their blog!  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.  Challenge ends Sunday,  July 20th  at 6 p.m. Central Time. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Fun in the Sun Card Challenge

Congratulations to our WINNERS for this Fun in the Sun Challenge!

First Class: #21 Mari K

In the Mailbox:  #16 Fit Kathy, #17 E. Parker and #28 Alycia

Please email us at cardenvydt@gmail.com to claim you badge. Be sure to put First Class Sun or Mailbox Sun as applicable for your subject.  Thank you!

Hello and welcome to another challenge here at Cards in Envy!  This time we are looking for CARDS that depict FUN IN THE SUN--create cards that feature all things you love to do in the sun!  We are looking forward to seeing different SUMMER type cards.  Remember your card must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to be mailed in an envelope. No lumpy, bumpy embellishments such as thick buttons, thick bows or thick bulky flowers, roses or rosettes.

Our designers have come up with an assortment of CARDS that show what they like to do for FUN IN THE SUN! Please click on the links for their blogs and visit their blog post for each card for more details.  Leave them comments to let them know you were there.




 Debbie, Scrap Enabler 











Patricia, Thinking of Inking


Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations




Now we want  to see your  FUN IN THE SUN A2 CARDS  that are flat enough to fit in an envelope and be mailed for first class postage.  

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: FUN IN THE SUN  A2 CARDS
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 Wednesday following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS and three or more IN THE MAILBOX.  Each chosen will receive one of our fun badges for their blog!  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.  Challenge ends Sunday,  July 6th  at 6 p.m. Central Time. 




Monday, June 2, 2014

Feeling "Buggy" Challenge

Congratulations to the following winners of our FEELING BUGGY Challenge:

First Class Card:  #7 Tommi

In the Mail Box:  #1 Annie A and #3 Ellen Parker
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Hello again! First, we'd like to thank everyone that follows our blog, facebook page as well as the ones that play along with our challenges!

It may seem a bit odd to have a "Feeling Buggy" challenge right after a challenge for things with wings but the key word this time is BUGGY! Not all things that have wings are bugs or "buggy" now are they? Ha, Ha.  So with this challenge we are looking for BUGS or perhaps "Buggies?"  As in horse drawn buggy or even, shopping cart "buggy" which is what many of us here in Texas call them.  Put your thinking cap on and share your A2 Cards (that are flat enough for mailing) that feature something "BUGGY."  Just in case you wonder, butterflies are considered "bugs" insects.

PLEASE READ. To clarify...for this challenge BUGGY can mean the following:

  • BUGS (Insects) including butterflies
  • SHOPPING CART (In Southern USA, the type at the grocery store)
  • BABY CARRIAGE (Pram)
  • VOLKSWAGON BUGS (Car)
  • CARRIAGE (Drawn by one horse for 1 or 2 people)
  • GOLF BUGGY, MOON BUGGY or BEACH BUGGY (small open top, off road vehicles)
I apologize for any confusion I may have caused with this challenge as initially it was for INSECTS as you can see in the designers creations and then I added the  twist to include other "buggies"  when I posted the challenge.  If you need clarification before linking your card, just send an email to cardenvydt@gmail.com.  Thanks! ~Sandy


To inspire you, our designers have created some awesome "Feeling Buggy" cards. Be sure to click on the blog link by their names to read more details about their creation.




 Debbie, Scrap Enabler 















 Patricia, Thinking of Inking


Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations




We can't wait to see your  FEELING BUGGY A2 CARDS  that are flat enough to fit in an envelope and be mailed for first class postage.  

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: FEELING BUGGY A2 CARDS
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 Wednesday following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS and three or more IN THE MAILBOX.  Each chosen will receive one of our fun badges for their blog!  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.  Challenge ends Sunday,  June 15th at 6 p.m. Central Time.  

Monday, May 19, 2014

Winged Things CARD Challenge

Congratulations to our winners for this challenge!  

FIRST CLASS:  #9 Annie A

IN THE MAILBOX: #7 Imke, #8 Ellen Parker, #25 Carol L

Please send us an email at cardenvydt@gmail.com with First Class Winged or Mailbox Winged as applicable to claim your badge!
Hello again! We had a fabulous turnout for our May flowers challenge and are now ready for a new challenge!  This time we want to see your WINGED THINGS A2 CARDS!  This could be angels, butterflies, fairies, birds, airplane, etc.  If it has WINGS you can use it on an A2 card for this challenge! Just remember to keep your cards fairly flat for mailing to fit in with our Cards in "Envy" objective.  Super thick bows and hard thick roses and rosettes plus really thick buttons just won't do.

Our Designers have gone out of their way to bring us lots of variety with WINGED THINGS for our card creation inspiration.  Be sure to visit their blogs for more details about each card.


 Debbie, Scrap Enabler 











Patricia, Thinking of Inking


  Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations



Fabulous Winged Things A2 Cards! We'd love to see your WINGED THINGS A2 CARDS that are flat enough to fit in an envelope and be mailed for first class postage.  

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: WINGED THINGS A2 CARDS
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 Wednesday following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS and three or more IN THE MAILBOX.  Each chosen will receive one of our fun badges for their blog!  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.  Challenge ends Sunday,  June 1st at 6 p.m. Central Time.  

Monday, May 5, 2014

May Flowers A2 Card Challenge

Congratulations to our winners for this challenge!  

FIRST CLASS:  #9 E. Parker

IN THE MAILBOX: #3 Laurie, #17 Annie A, #20 M. Sweet and #27 Graciellie

Please send us an email at cardenvydt@gmail.com with First Class Flowers or Mailbox Flowers as applicable to claim your badge!



It's May and that means we need a challenge for FLOWERS!  This time we want to see your beautiful and creative cards using flowers--MAY FLOWERS!  Just remember that your flowers need to be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.  Those thick, hard rose type flowers or rosette flowers just won't do.  And your card must be an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")

To inspire you and to give you an idea on how you can create a card with FLOWERS that are flat enough for mailing, our Designers have created the following cards.





 Debbie, Scrap Enabler 











Patricia, Thinking of Inking


  Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations



Beautiful FLOWERS!  Now it's your turn!  We'd love to see your A2 MAY FLOWERS CARDS that are flat enough to fit in an envelope and be mailed for first class postage.  No lumpy bumpy flowers, bows, buttons etc.

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: MAY FLOWERS - A2 CARDS
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 Wednesday following the close of the challenge.. We will have one FIRST CLASS and three or more IN THE MAILBOX.  Each chosen will receive one of our fun badges for their blog! 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.  Challenge ends Sunday,  May 18th at 6 p.m. Central Time.