Monday, January 5, 2015

Make It a BANNER Year! Challenge

Click >HERE< for the badge winners post of our last challenge!

"The whole inspiration of our life flows out from the 
waving folds of this banner."
~Author Unknown

Happy New Year!  Wow! It's 2015!!  And time for our first challenge of the new year.  This time our theme is "Make it a BANNER Year!"  We're looking for cards that have BANNERS on them!  Make sure, please, that your card is an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5") and flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

To inspire you, here are the banner cards created by our Cards in Envy Designers!  Please, click on their blog links for more details about their card creation and leave them some comment love!

   Ellen, In a World of Craft  

  Karen, Calm Creations

 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse

 Patricia, Thinking of Inking 

 Sandy (Challenge Host) Sandy's Crafty Creations

Now it's your turn to share your Make it a BANNER Year card!    Make sure it is an A2 card flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  1. No square cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  2. No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  3. Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  4. No Back Linking.  Cards must be posted to your blog or online album during the challenge dates.  If it was posted online BEFORE the beginning of our challenge, it cannot be linked.
  5. Entry must be for the current theme: Make it a BANNER Year
Additional rules can be found under the Challenge Guidelines tab at the top under our blog header.

Our Designers will be voting on their favorite cards which will be announced on our blog  the Tuesday or Wednesday 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 each Designer will pick one card as their favorite for  IN THE MAILBOX. 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 were a winner.  

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE.  Entries not following our rules and guidelines will be deleted without notice or comment.  PLEASE NOTE:  NO SQUARE CARDS   Challenge ends Sunday,  January 18, 2015  at 6 p.m. Central Time.

IMPORTANT! Please make sure you are linking directly to your card POST and not just to your blog Home page.  When we click on your link below, it must take us to your card for this challenge, not just to your home page.  Links that do not go directly to a card for the current challenge will be deleted.   


  1. Gorgeous cards DT, I love all of the different types of banners!
    Tammy x

  2. fantastic cards to start the new year with ladies :)

  3. Thanks for the examples. Great source of inspiration! Way to go DT!


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