Monday, August 18, 2014

Best of Friends Challenge

Please click >HERE< for the badge winners of our last challenge.


"You're a true friend
You're here till the end
You pull me aside
When something ain't right
Talk with me now and into the night
'Til it's alright again
You're a true friend."
--lyrics from "True Friend" Hannah Montana


For this challenge, we want to celebrate "Best of Friends!"  Please create and share an A2 card that depicts "friends"--two or more "buddies" OR a card for a friend--sentiment or card image/design must be specifically for a friend.

As always, your card must be A2 size (4.25" X 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing. If it requires extra postage then it is not a Card in Envy card.

Here are the incredibly awesome BEST OF FRIENDS cards by our talented Cards in Envy Designers. Please leave a comment for this post to let them know you appreciate their inspiration and visit their blogs for more details.



 Debbie, Scrap Enabler 












Patricia, Thinking of Inking


Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations



We'd love to see your Best of Friends 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: Best of Friends  A2 Cards
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

WE HAVE A NEW WAY OF PICKING OUR BADGE WINNERS!!
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 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 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 31st  at 6 p.m. Central Time. 


Toes in the Sand Badge Winners!

Congratulations to our badge winners for the Toes in the Sand card challenge

Our FIRST CLASS card was created by #3 Kris B.   Congratulations Kris!  Your card was the overall favorite of the Cards in Envy Designers.



The IN THE MAILBOX Cards are the ones that each designer names as their personal favorite;

#3 Kris B - Picked as In the Mailbox by Ellen, Annie, Debbie and Karen


#12 Susan - Picked as In the Mailbox by Kathy, Lisa, Patricia and Wendi


#1 Angela - Picked as In the Mailbox by Sandy

For a closer look at these cards, scroll to the challenge post below and click on their blog in the Linky at the bottom.

Please email us at cardenvydt@gmail.com with First Class Sand or Mailbox Sand as your subject to receive your Cards in Envy Badge.  Congratulations to each of you and thank you all for sharing your wonderful card creations with us!  We hope you'll join us again for another challenge!

~The Cards in Envy Designers

Monday, August 4, 2014

Toes in the Sand (Beach Card) Challenge

Click >HERE< for the badge winners of our last challenge!

Here we are in August!  It's time for a new challenge at Cards in Envy and time for a new 6 month term for our designers.  We've said goodbye to Danie, Denise and Kristie but hello to Annie, Ellen and Kathy! We are so thrilled to have these three talented card crafters with us.  They've been active participants in our challenges in the past and have each won one or more of our challenge badges!  Please visit their blogs and leave them some congratulations and to learn more about our design team click on the Cards in Envy Designers link above under our header.

And now, on with our challenge!  This time we want to see Toes in the Sand (Beach theme) A2 Cards! Remember your cards must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing!  Here are the fabulously lovely and fun cards by our designers.  Karen did not create a card for this challenge as she is on a personal break but will be back with us next time!




 Debbie, Scrap Enabler 










Patricia, Thinking of Inking


Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations




Now it's time for you to show us your Toes in the Sand (Beach Theme)  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: Toes in the Sand!  A2 Cards
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

WE HAVE A NEW WAY OF PICKING OUR BADGE WINNERS STARTING WITH THIS CHALLENGE!
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 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 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 17th  at 6 p.m. Central Time. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Birthday to You Challenge!

Congratulations to our badge winners for our Happy Birthday to You Challenge!

FIRST CLASS card - #22 Create with Joyce

IN THE MAILBOX cards - #4 Susan K, #8 E. Parker, #18 Linda L and #20 Susan

Please email us at cardenvydt@gmail.com with First Class Birthday or Mailbox Birthday whichever is applicable as your subject to receive your badge!


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.