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. 

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