Monday, January 4, 2016

Shiny New Year Card Challenge

The badge winners for the Let It Snow challenge are posted >HERE<.

Hello and Happy New Year!  This is our first challenge for 2016 and we are looking for cards with a theme of SHINY NEW YEAR!  Now there are a couple of ways to do a card for this challenge. 1)You can make a card for New Years OR 2)You can make a card that is shiny!  Any theme is okay as long as your card has shiny things on it.  Hopefully this is clear enough and as always your card MUST be an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

To inspire you, here are the cards created by some of our Cards in Envy Designers for the SHINY NEW YEAR card challenge.  Please click on the link by their name for more details about their card creations and when you are on their blog, leave some comment love so they'll know you stopped by.

 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse

Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 

Sherry, Bits of Cheer

Now it's time for you to create a SHINY NEW YEAR card and share it with us in the linky below. Make sure it is an A2 card (4.25" x 5.5")  flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.  

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No square or shaped cards(shaped cards allowed IF you list the size of your card--height and width). 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.

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 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 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 unless you provide the measurements of your shaped card.   Challenge ends Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central Time.


  1. Thanks for the wonderful challenge....Happy new year.

  2. Wishing the design team a Happy New Year!

  3. Happy New Year to teammates and card makers!

  4. Great inspiration by your design team! Happy New Year!


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