Monday, August 19, 2013

For the Birds Challenge!

9/4/13  WINNERS ANNOUNCED!  Thank you to all who joined in for this challenge!  Our winners are:

FIRST CLASS:   #16 Kathleen Barrett

IN THE MAILBOX:  #1 Sherry H, #2 Kathy Stacy, #6 Lyn T., #9 Seongsook Duncan and #14 Cissy M

Congratulations! Please email me at for you badge!  Please put First Class Birds or Mailbox Birds as applicable in your subject line.  We loved all the birdy cards for this challenge and it was very hard to narrow it down to these 6 favorites!  Again thank you for participating! We'd love to have you join us again!  ~Sandy

Hello, and welcome to a new challenge for this third Monday in August!  Our challenges go live on the first Monday and the third Monday of each month.

Today's challenge is FOR THE BIRDS!  Yep, we want to see cards you create that have a bird or birds on it.  The birds can be on the paper, stamped, pieced etc.  We just want to see BIRDS!  Crows, blue birds, red birds, owls, hummingbirds, chickens,  even storks. As long as they are a bird it qualifies!  Remember, that for the Cards in Envy challenge, we only accept A2 cards (4.25"x5.5") that are relatively flat to fit in a first class envelope for regular postage.  That means no lumpy, bumpy cards.

At the close of this challenge, our Designers will choose their favorite cards from the entries.  We will have one FIRST CLASS winner and three or more IN THE MAILBOX winners as runners-up.  Each will receive one of our fun badges for their blog!

And now, our inspiring FOR THE BIRDS cards created by our fabulous Cards in Envy Designers! Be sure to welcome our newest Designer, Patricia--an awesome addition to our wonderful group of card designers.  We'd also like to invite you to visit their blogs, just click on the blog link by their names.

Danie created a beautiful multi-colored bird for her card.  I love the bright colors of this fabulous "Thinking of You" card!  The white oval really makes the bird pop off this card and the embossing is a wonderful touch!

 Debbie, Scrap Enabler
Debbie created a beautiful teal green birdie perched on a stunning paper flower and black embossed background!  The flower center is a flat decorative button which keeps the total thickness of this card at under 1/4"--perfect for sending in the mail! I love the two colors of the flower and the cloud background too!

Hooo????  A bunch of owls that's Whoooo!!  Denise's cute and whimsical row of adorable owls is sure to make someone's birthday very happy!  Denise's coloring of these cute birds is amazing!

 Karen, Calm Creations
Karen's card is created with a bright and beautiful patterned paper featuring lots of birdies!  Plus the tiny bird on the flower makes this a very cute "Thank You" card!  Love the brightly colored polka dots too!

Okay, I'll admit it....I'm not sure what kind of bird this is but he's a cutie!  Love his red bowtie and all the wonderfully coordinated patterned papers Kristie used for the background! Another fun "Thinking of You" card!

Lisa created this adorable "Fun in the Sun", "Happy Sunshine Day" card with these wonderful papers, cute birdies and stitching! This card really makes me smile!

Marilyn, is our Cricut expert!  She designed this adorable chick (yes, chick's are birds too) who's bringing a happy "Hello" to someone special.  Love the striped background paper with the black!

 Patricia, Thinking of Inking
This is Patricia's first card with us as a Designer and she did fabulous! This bright and also patriotic card is "Sending Love" to someone special.  Love the red bird carrying the letter to the mailbox!

Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations
I went on a "wire" and created this simple card with an inked background and stamped image. These three colors have become one of my favorite ink color combinations.  Makes me think of a pretty sunset or sunrise!

Wendi's birdie card features a lovely trio on a beautiful pink background! Love Wendi's stitching and distressed edges.  "Enjoy" this lovely card!

Now, it's your turn to share your FOR THE BIRDS card creation.  First, a few reminders:

  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.


  1. I just love all these happy birdie cards! Well done Designers!!

  2. cute birdie cards ladies!!! way to go!!!

  3. Way to rock the birds ladies! Awesome reveal!

  4. What gorgeous examples from the DT! ..... makes you want to take part!
    I'm completely new here! Thanks Patricia for giving me the tip to your challenge!
    Rosi x


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