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

Monday, June 15, 2015

Red, White AND Blue Challenge!

The badge winners for the Girls, Girls, Girls challenge have been announced >HERE<

It's coming...at least for those of us in the United States....the Fourth of July, our country's birthday! For this challenge we want to see cards that are Red, White AND Blue (our patriotic colors).  Now, your card does NOT need to be patriotic or a Fourth of July card. It can be any theme as long as it is Red, White AND Blue! Remember we only want cards that are A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

To inspire you and to get your creative mind working, our fabulous Cards In Envy Designers have come up with these wonderful Red, White AND Blue card creations!  Please click on the link by their name to visit their blogs for more card details and to leave them some personal 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  Red, White AND Blue  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: Red, White AND Blue
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 5th, 2015   at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time.

Girls, Girls, Girls Badge Winners!

What a fun challenge and so many wonderfully girlie cards!  The designers voted on the entries for the Girls, Girls, Girls challenge and picked the First Class Card.....

#17 Gracielle FIRST CLASS CARD
Here's her beautiful card below:

Congratulations Graciellie!  Please grab the First Class badge below for your blog!







The designers also picked their personal favorite card for the challenge and here they are listed in no particular order:


#8 Tracy F, In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite


#17 Gracielle, In the Mailbox as Ellen, Kathy and Lisa's Personal Favorite


#2 Diane H, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#18 Gracielle, In the Mailbox as Marilyn, Wendi and Sybrina's Personal Favorite


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


In the Mailbox badge winners, please grab your badge below for display on your blog!


Thank you to everyone who created cards for our Girls, Girls, Girls challenge and shared them with us!  We truly loved each one of them and we hope you will join us for our current card challenge "Red, White AND Blue" and future challenges too!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, June 1, 2015

Girls, Girls, Girls Challenge

Click >HERE< for the badge winners of our Hey Dude Challenge!


Well we celebrated the guys in our last card challenge and this time it's all about the girls!  We want to see your girly cards in A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing!

Your inspiration for this challenge, as always, is by our fabulous Cards in Envy Designers!  Please visit their personal blogs by following the link by their name to read more about their cards and leave them some comment love!





 Ellen, In a World of Craft  




 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse










  Patricia, Thinking of Inking  








We hope we've inspired you to create your own  Girls, Girls, Girls 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: Girls, Girls, Girls
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,  June 14, 2015   at 6 p.m. Central Time.


Hey Dude Badge Winners

What a fabulous turnout we had for our Hey Dude (Masculine Cards) challenge!  So many wonderful cards for the men in our lives.  The Design Team voted and picked the following card as our First Class badge winner:

#22 Nancy B, First Class Card

We loved this vintage red pickup truck with the rustic background!  Congratulations Nancy!  Please grab the First Class badge below for your own blog.


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

#30 Lai-Yoke, In the Mailbox as Sandy & Wendi's Personal Favorite



#22 Nancy B, In the Mailbox as Kathy and Marilyn's Personal Favorite


 #35 Carmen, In the Mailbox as Annie and Patricia's Personal Favorite


 #36 Alicia O, In the Mailbox as Sybrina's Personal Favorite



#14 Stouten, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite



In the Mailbox badge winners, please grab the badge below for your own blog and congratulations!  


Thank you to everyone for joining us for this challenge!  We loved all the cards and hope you will join us for our current challenge.

~Sandy and the CIE Designers