Monday, March 18, 2013

March 18 Themed Challenge

The winner of our March18th Paper Strips instead of Ribbon challenge is:   
#10 DenaJ
Congratulations! Please go to the winners tab and pick up your Cards in Envy Winner's Button!

The Top Three  are (in no particular order):
#7 Debi B
#14 Jenn Zeeb
#15 Lyn T
Congratulations! Please pick up your "Top 3" Button and display it proudly on your blogs.  

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this challenge.  We had a hard time picking the winner and top three as there were so many wonderful entries!   We look forward to seeing you all in our Sketch #3 challenge!

Welcome to our March 18 Themed Challenge!  This time we'd like to see cards you make using  Paper Strips instead of ribbon!  You could use several paper strips to create a design, you could make your  paper strips look like ribbon, you could even make a bow out of paper strips.  Or you could cut your paper strips into scallops or lace or....well, you get the idea.  We'd like to see your creative ways of using Paper Strips to replace ribbon! 

Remember,  Cards in Envy is for cards that fit into a regular first class postage envelope.  The most common size being the A2 (5.5 inch x 4.25 inch) OR a square card ( 5 inch x 5 inch or SMALLER).  And please remember no lumpy bumpy embellishments.  A good rule of thumb is--only one layer on foam tape, no buttons on foam tape, flatter flowers (paper flowers are good), no rosettes, no super thick buttons or brads, etc.  If all layers and embellishments together are thicker than 1/4 inch then it's not a card for Cards in Envy.  

The challenge starts today, Monday, March 18th and runs until  March 31st.  We will pick one winner (the best over all) and the Top Three.  Winner and Top Three will earn a Cards in Envy Badge for their blog.

Are you ready?  Let's see what our Design Team has created using Paper Strips!


 Denise, Co-Host

Sandy, Co-Host

Now, it's your turn! Create a card that will fit in an envy using Paper Strips and share it with us!  Winners will be eligible for a Cards in Envy Blog Button.

Remember all cards linked must be flat to fit in an envelope. No lumpy, bumpy embellishments, please.  6x6 cards are NOT eligible.  Entries for cards that clearly will not fit in an envy for first class postage will be deleted.
Please visit the Design Teams blogs by clicking on their names above their card creations and let them know you were there.  Thank you and have fun creating! ~Sandy


  1. Fabulously, beautiful cards again, Design Team! Can't believe the "ribbons" are all paper! Well Done!!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  2. Well done DT! What creative ways to use paper strips!


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