Monday, August 3, 2015

It's a Birthday Party!

The winners of the badges for the Christmas in July challenge are listed >HERE<

Not ours, but someone's, right?  For this challenge we want to celebrate BIRTHDAYS!  The theme is Birthday Party which means we are looking for BIRTHDAY CARDS!  Cards, of course, must be A2 size (4.5" x 5.5") AND flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.  Please read the rules and be aware that if you post a square or shaped card that it will be deleted from the linky without notice regardless of it's size.  Our challenges are for the specific size card listed in our rules. We know this is harder for those overseas but if you'll compare the size listed and create accordingly, you'll be fine.

First, a bit of news to share---our Cards in Envy Designer, Ellen needed to take a break so we have bid her a fond farewell BUT we added two NEW Designers to our team!  Be sure to leave a comment to welcome Donna and Sherry!  Also, click on the Cards in Envy Designer tab above to read their bio and see their photo so you'll know who they are.  Many of you may already know them from  Operation Write Home and know that they are wonderful at creating simple, A2 Cards that can be mailed.  Donna and Sherry, we are thrilled to have you on board with us here at Cards in Envy!

And now, here are the Cards in Envy Designers birthday cards to give you some ideas and inspiration!  Let's Party with these adorable, fun birthday cards!  Be sure to click on each designers' blog link above their card to head over to their blog for more details on their creations.

 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse

  Patricia, Thinking of Inking 

Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations

Sherry, Bits of Cheer

Now it's time for you to create a BIRTHDAY CARD  and share it with us in the linky below. Make sure it is an A2 card (4.25" x 5.5")  flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Here are a few reminders about our challenge requirements:
  • No square or shaped cards.  All cards entered must be A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")
  • No lumpy, bumpy cards.  Elements on your card need to be relatively flat (no thicker than 1/4")
  • Limit entries to 3 per challenge.
  • 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.
  • Entry must be for the current theme: Birthday Party

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 8 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.  REMEMBER!  NO SQUARE or SHAPED CARDS   Challenge ends Sunday, August 16, 2015   at 6 p.m. Central Daylight Time.


  1. I'm so proud to be part of the Design Team! Thanks for having me!

  2. Awesome DT cards..and welcome to the new DT members!!

  3. Where has this challenge been all my life?! I'm a new fan! Fantastic job, DT!

  4. Best wishes to Ellen and welcome to Donna and Sherry :-D Gorgeous DT creations - so colourful :-D
    IKE xxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Love all the creative takes the team did with this birthday theme. Fabulous work!!!
    So glad to be motivated to make a BD card or inventory was down to only a few of them.
    Thanks for all the fun. Your efforts are appreciated!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. Thank you guys for picking two of my cards ;o)))You should have seen my wide grin after I had seen your announcement! Thank you so much ;o))))


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