Monday, August 6, 2018

Something New Card Challenge


Hello and Happy August to you! It's the First Monday of the month so that means it's finally time for a new card challenge here at Cards in Envy!  Our theme this time is a really fun one--SOMETHING NEW!  Yep, we want to see a card(s) that you've made that is flat enough to go in an envelope for mailing AND that you have used something NEW to make it. (Or it could be a new technique).  We do ask that on your blog that you share what you used on the card that was NEW for you.  We know you must have something new to craft with, right?  And we can't wait to see what it is!

To inspire you and get your ideas flowing, our CIE designers have created cards with NEW to them products or techniques.   For more details about each card creation, click on the blog link by each Designer's name.  

We are happy to introduce you to our newest Cards in Envy Designer, Wei-Lin Hu!  Wei comes to us all the way from Taiwan!!  We think her card making style fits right in with Cards in Envy. In fact, she's played along on many of our challenges and has won badges to prove it.  Check out Wei's bio in our Designer's tab at the top and give her a big Cards in Envy welcome!

New to me Karen Burniston Pop it Ups!

I used a new stamp set from Reverse Confetti.

I used a new paper line from Pinkfresh Studios.

Nancy has taken a personal family break and will be back with us in a few weeks.

Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy Trefger Creative Designs
My something new are the acrylic stamps "Meow Mix' by My Favorite Things and the Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform.

New stamp by Art Impressions and new background stamp by Concord & 9th - The turn-about stamp!

Sherry, Bits of Cheer
I used a new Stamp Simply Steel Dies "Coffee or Tea?" set and My Mind's Eye 
"On Trend" 6x6 paper pad.

I'm using a new stamp, die and stencil

I used a new stamp set and a new scallop cross-stitch tag die from My Favorite Things.

I used a NEW pack of paper, and a NEW stitch on my sewing machine.

We'd love to see your "Something New" card!

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.  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 August 19, 2018  at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

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. 

Thank you for sharing your card that is flat enough to mail in an envelope with us at Cards in Envy! 

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Thank you for visiting us here at Cards in Envy! We welcome your comments! ~Sandy and the Cards in Envy Designers

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