Monday, March 6, 2017

Keep it Simple Card Challenge

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Hello and happy first Monday of March!  We have a new card challenge for you.  This time we want you to KEEP IT SIMPLE!  While for the most part, cards made flat to fit in an envelope for mailing are simple, this time we want you to really try to make your card as simple as you can make it--much simpler than your normal style even.  Your card can be any size, any shape as long as it is flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing AND it is simple--any occasion this time around.

So without any more fuss, here are the KEEP IT SIMPLE cards by our fabulous Cards in Envy Design Team!  We hope they give you ideas and inspiration.  Please visit their blogs for more details on their card creation and while there leave them some comment love.

Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 

Sherry, Bits of Cheer


We'd love to see your  KEEP IT SIMPLE 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, March 19th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. 

Leave a comment and link your KEEP IT SIMPLE card in the linky below. Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy!  

Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.


  1. I am so sorry that I forget to put my "real" name and last initial on my card!!! I have been going by Sundaystamper for over 25 years online and just forget, tough getting old. I will try harder in the future.

  2. Thanks for another fun challenge -- that kept me from overthinking my card -- and fab DT cards!

  3. Great inspiration from the design team, thank you for a fabulous challenge.
    Janice x

  4. wonderful inspiration from the DT. So pleased I found you

  5. Wow! The cards posted thus far are amazing! So much fun to look at each one closely; it's going to be another tough decision for us on the DT!


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