Monday, July 3, 2017

Patriotic Please {Red, White & Blue} Card Challenge

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Hello and welcome to another card challenge with us here at Cards in Envy.  This time  our theme is "Patriotic Please" cards with red, white AND blue.  Your card does not have to be "patriotic" but MUST have those three colors.  We chose this theme as tomorrow is our Independence Day in the USA and we love the colors of our flag. Of course, as mentioned earlier, your card does not have to be a patriotic or 4th of July card (though we'd love to see it if you made one)--you can create a card with flowers, other images and anything else in the red, white and blue color theme.

To give you some great ideas and inspiration, here are the cards created by our fabulous CIE Design Team!  Please click on their blog links by their names for more details about their card creation and while there please leave them some comment love.   Also, this time we have a guest designer!  Please check out Sherri Thacker's adorable card.  Sherri will be joining our design team in August so check back then for her bio and more of her card creations!

Guest Designer





Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy Trefger Creative Designs

Sherry, Bits of Cheer


We'd love to see your Patriotic Please (Red, White & Blue) 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 16, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your Patriotic Please (Red, White & Blue) card in the linky below. We prefer that your card be showcased on your blog and linked to our challenge blog post.  If you do not have a blog, you may link your Instagram post of a photo of your card.  Videos are not allowed.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. Uh oh, I probably will not be eligible because of my bow. If that disqualifies me, I totally understand and am sorry. I noticed your rule of 1/4" after I submitted.

    1. Thank you Barbara for sharing your card; however the bow does make it not acceptable for our challenges as all cards must be flat for mailing. That's why our name is "Cards in Envy" for Envelopes. :) I did have to delete it so as not to confuse others but I do hope you share a different card with us for this challenge or other challenges in the future. I loved your card and the design. And I love the bow but unfortunately it won't work for our challenges. Thank you for your comment to let me know. ~Sandy, Cards in Envy Host

  2. Thank you for the challenge. Great DT projects. Love those colors.

  3. Fabulous inspiration from the design team. Thanks for a great challenge.
    Janice x


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