Monday, July 20, 2015

Christmas in July Challenge!

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Hello everyone!  Did you know that it's only a little over 5 months until CHRISTMAS???!! With that in mind, we've decided that here at Cards in Envy to have a Christmas in July challenge!  Yep, we want to see CHRISTMAS CARDS!  All cards linked to this challenge must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Our CIE Design team got all jolly and came up with these fabulous Christmas cards to inspire you! Please be sure to click on their blog link by their name for more card details and to leave them comment love on their blogs.  This will be Ellen's last challenge with us as a designer for awhile.  We hate to see her go but she needs a break!  Hopefully she'll be able to join in on our challenges from time to time and will consider coming back as a designer in the future.  We will be introducing two NEW designers with our first challenge in August!

 Ellen, In a World of Craft  

 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse


  Patricia, Thinking of Inking 

Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations

Now it's time for you to put your Santa hat on and create your own Christmas in July Christmas 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:

  • No square or shaped cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • 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.
  • Entry must be for the current theme: Christmas in July

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.  REMEMBER!  NO SQUARE or SHAPED CARDS   Challenge ends Sunday, August 2, 2015   at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time.


  1. Beautiful DT samples! Thanks for a fun challenge.

  2. Loving all the beautiful Christmas cards!

  3. Thanks for the Christmas in July challenge and delightful design team inspiration.

  4. Hahahaha !!! Thanks for reminding me it's only 5 months away !!! Lovely DT creations and thank you for this Challenge.

    IKE x

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  5. Eeeek!!! I never do my Christmas cards early......I hardly get them done on time!!! lol...
    Thanks for making me get my Christmas tote out to see what I had in there. I found a few that I could finish up and enter. :)
    Fun challenge!!!
    <3 J

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