Monday, August 6, 2018

Something New Card Challenge

CLICK >HERE> FOR THE ON THE BEACH BADGE WINNERS!

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! 


Please note: By sharing your card in the Linky below, your email and blog  information will be stored and available to us on the InLinkz site. Your privacy is important to us.  We will not share your information to any other parties.  You may read the Inlinkz privacy policy at: http://www.inlinkz.com/new/privacy.php  

On the Beach Badge Winners

We so enjoyed the wonderful beach cards for our last challenge--"On the Beach." So many awesome and wonderful cards! Thank you all so much!  We voted and our First Class badge winner was chosen!


Congratulations to
# 39 Lisa W.
First Class Badge Winner
We loved Lisa's adorable beach scene with all the happy little bunnies and that crab!


Lisa, you may grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase  on your own blog.

We then each picked our one personal favorite card from all the entries.  Here they are in no particular order:

#19 Valerie L, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#14 The Grand Stampede, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#9 Larissa, In the Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite


#12 Stephanie L, In the Mailbox as Kristie, Lisa & Toni"s Personal Favorite


#15 The Grand Stampede, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#16 Olivia, In the Mailbox as Nancy's Personal Favorite


#35 Rosi, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to each of you! You may grab the In the Mailbox badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.

Again, thank you so much to each of you for playing along with our fun On the Beach card challenge!  We have a new challenge underway--"Something New" and we hope you'll all join us!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, July 16, 2018

On the Beach Card Challenge

Click >Here< for the Twinkle Little Stars Badge Winners

Hello everyone! Welcome to our second card challenge for the month of July!  Summer is in full swing here in the USA so we thought we'd make cards that reflect a favorite vacation destination---the BEACH!  We want to see  your cards that you create that show something ON THE BEACH.

To inspire you and get your ideas flowing, our CIE designers have some fabulous BEACH cards below.   For more details about each card creation, click on the blog link by each Designer's name.  We are sad to share that one of our amazing designers, Annie will be leaving and this is her last challenge with us.  Annie has been with Cards in Envy for four years and her cards are wonderful.  We will miss her! If you have a chance visit her blog and bid her a fond farewell.  We will be introducing our new CIE designer in our first August challenge.











 










Sherry, Bits of Cheer






We'd love to see your "On the Beach" 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 5, 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! 


Please note: By sharing your card in the Linky below, your email and blog  information will be stored and available to us on the InLinkz site. Your privacy is important to us.  We will not share your information to any other parties.  You may read the Inlinkz privacy policy at: http://www.inlinkz.com/new/privacy.php  

Twinkle Little Stars Badge Winners

We love stars and we love all the wonderful cards shared for our Twinkle Little Stars card challenge!  We took a vote and have our one card chosen to be our First Class Card! Thank you to all of you for playing along with this challenge.


First Class Badge Winner
Congratulations to
#9 Paperesse

We loved this adorable pup on the rocket with all the fabulous stars!

Paperesse, you may grab the First Class Badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog!

Each Cards in Envy Designer then selected their one personal favorite card from all the entries to be In the Mailbox.  Here they are in no particular order:

#22 Valerie L
In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#11 Jan R
In the Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite


#15 Sunday Stamper
In the Mailbox as Toni & Sandy's Personal Favorite


#4 Cimba
In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#23 Red Obsession
In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#1 Ink Stained
In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#6 Vicki R
In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#18 Ann Chuang
In the Mailbox as Wendi & Nancy's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to all of our In the Mailbox Badge winners!
You may grab the badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.

Again, thank you so much to all of you for sharing your wonderful, star filled cards with us for our challenge.  We hope you'll join us again. We have a new challenge with a theme of "On the Beach."

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, July 2, 2018

Twinkle Little Stars Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Feeling Blue & Distressed Badge Winners!

July!!!  Wow! Here we are in July!  And it's time for our first Monday of the month Card Challenge!  This time our theme is "Twinkle Little STARS."  We want to see your card that features, of course, STARS!  In the USA it's the time of the year that we celebrate our country's Independence Day so patriotic cards with stars are welcome for this challenge, but maybe you don't live in the USA or you don't need a Fourth of July card....that's okay. Make a card with any theme as long as we see STARS!

To inspire you and get your ideas flowing, our CIE designers have a great "STARS" card selection below.   For more details about each card creation, click on the blog link by each Designer's name.







 









Sherry, Bits of Cheer









We'd love to see your "Twinkle Little Stars" 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 July 15, 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! 


Please note: By sharing your card in the Linky below, your email and blog  information will be stored and available to us on the InLinkz site. Your privacy is important to us.  We will not share your information to any other parties.  You may read the Inlinkz privacy policy at: http://www.inlinkz.com/new/privacy.php