Monday, July 18, 2016

It's a Heat Wave! Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Stripes card challenge badge winners!

Hello crafty card creators!  Since it's July AND Summer here in the United States and it is getting pretty HOT in most areas, we decided to have an "It's a Heat Wave" card challenge.  For this challenge, we are looking for SUMMER cards or cards with HOT colors. We hope you'll join us for this challenge and remember your cards can be any size and any shape but must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

To inspire you, our Cards in Envy Designers have come up with some wonderful Summer or HOT colors cards.  Please click on the blog link by their name for more details about their card and be sure to leave them some comment love.

One other thing, this is the end of our 6 month term for the CIE Designers.  All are staying on again for another six months except for Patricia. This will be her last challenge with us as a designer.  She has a busy six months coming up with family and other obligations.  We will miss her but hope to see her here participating now and then in our challenges.  Join us in wishing Patricia the best of luck!

While we hate to see Patricia leave us, we are thrilled to announce that  former CIE Designer Kristie Marcotte will be joining us again! You have seen her fabulous card creations in previous challenges here on Cards in Envy and with Operation Write Home.  She has graciously designed a card for this challenge as a guest designer and will be permanently joining us as a designer with our first August challenge. Welcome her back again to Cards in Envy!

Kristie Marcotte, The Best Things in Life are Pink, Guest Designer






 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 It's a Heat Wave (Summer or HOT colors cards).  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 31st,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 


Stripes Badge Winners

Wow! So many wonderful cards with Stripes!  Some patriotic, some funny, some scenic, some romantic--we loved them all. But after the votes were in we had one winner for the First Class badge...

Congratulations #19 Carol
First Class Card

We absolutely loved the design of this fabulous card--the colors, the flamingo and of course the awesome stripes!  Again, congratulations to Carol.  You may grab the First Class badge below to showcase on your own blog!




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

#14 Leanne H, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#31 Mai Kreations, In the Mailbox as Marilyn and Sybrina's Personal Favorite


#12 Trina P, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#4 Steffi H, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#19 Carol, In the Mailbox as Sandy & Wendi's Personal Favorite


#15 Kuni, In the Mailbox as Kathy & Lisa's Personal Favorite


#7 Lisa s, In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to all our In the Mailbox badge winners! You may grab the badge below to showcase on your own blog!

Again, thank you to all of you for your wonderful card entries! We appreciate it so much and hope you'll join us again for another card challenge.  We have a new challenge now--"It's a Heat Wave!" for Summer or Hot Colors cards.

~Sandy & the CIE Designers

Monday, July 4, 2016

Stripes Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the badge winners of our It's a Great Day for a White Wedding card challenge!

favorite pattern among paper crafters--stripes.  And for this challenge we want to see your cards that feature STRIPES.  Either stripe paper or stripe design but clearly STRIPES.  Your cards may be any size and any shape as long as they fit flat enough in an envelope for mailing. No lumpy, bumpy flowers or buttons, please.

Our Cards in Envy Designers have created a wonderful variety of cards with stripes for your enjoyment and inspiration.  Please click on the link by each designer's name for more details about their card creations 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 cards with STRIPES.  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 17th,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 
 

White Wedding {Or Anniversary} Badge Winners!

The cards linked to our blog for the "It's a Great Day for A White Wedding" challenge were all so beautiful!  It was really hard to pick a winner and our favorites!  We so appreciate each of you that created a card and linked it to our challenge!

The CIE Designers voted, and our First Class Card is:

#1 Mary V
First Class Card

 
Congratulations Mary!  We so love all the delicate layers of your beautiful card!  Please grab the First Class Badge below to proudly display on your own blog.



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

#11 Emily E, In the Mailbox as Patricia's Personal Favorite


#5 Kaija, In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#17 Jessica Lin, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#15 Kristie M, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#12 Rosina, In the Mailbox as Sybrina's Personal Favorite


#1 Mary V, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#6 Lillian, In the Mailbox as Donna and Lisa's Personal Favorite


Congratulations to our In the Mailbox badge winners! Please grab the In the Mailbox badge below to proudly display on your own blog!



Again, thank you to each of you that played along with this challenge. We hope you'll join us again and check out our current challenge on the blog:  Stripes!

~ Sandy & the CIE Designers

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.