Monday, May 21, 2018

Feeling Sketchy Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the One Layer Badge Winners!

Hello and welcome to our third Monday of the month card challenge! This time our theme is "Feeling Sketchy"  which means we want to see a card you create with your favorite sketch and if you can, please share the link to the sketch in your blog post.  Remember, your card must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

To inspire you and to share their favorite card sketch, the CIE designers have created these fabulous cards.  For more info about their card creation and a link to the card sketch that they used, just click on their blog link by their name.












 












Sherry, Bits of Cheer











We'd love to see your FEELING SKETCHY 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 June 3, 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  

One Layer Badge Winners

Thank you to each and every one of you that created and shared your One Layer cards with us for our last card challenge!  So many wonderful cards to choose from, we took a vote and here is our First Class Badge Winner....

Congratulations to # 8 Maria
First Class Badge Winner
We loved the gorgeous simplicity of Maria's card with the color blocks 
and stamped image for a fabulous one layer card!  


Maria, you may grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog and again, congratulations!


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

#29 Katrina B, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#4 Patty S, In the Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite


#17 Izzy, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#15 Cheryl, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#9 Marina, In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite


#7 Maria, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#25 Cornelia, In the Mailbox as Nancy's Personal Favorite



#10 Imke, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite


#6 AJ, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#26 Teresa G, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


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

Thank you to everyone who participated in our One Layer Card Challenge! We appreciate you all so much and hope you'll join us for our current challenge:  "Feeling Sketchy"

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, May 7, 2018

One Layer Card Challenge!

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Hello! It's the first Monday of the month of May and that means it's time for a new Cards in Envy card challenge!  This time we are looking for ONE LAYER cards.  Pretty simple.  Use only one layer of paper for your card (the base is not considered a layer unless you want it to be).  Remember your card must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.  It can be any size and any shape but no thick flowers, buttons or other embellishments.

To help you get ideas,  check out our Cards in Envy Designer One Layer cards!  More details on each card can be found on their own blogs by clicking on the link by each designer's name.













Lisa added some stamping to a kraft cardstock base.
She cut a frame using red paper and placed it on top which gives the illusion of more than one layer but it is just one layer with the frame and the base.








Sherry, Bits of Cheer







Wendi got a new job and to settle in, she needed to take a break from this challenge.  She'll be back next time.
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We'd love to see your ONE LAYER cards!

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 May 20th  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 use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.  


It's Birthday Party Time Badge Winners!

Oh my! So many wonderful birthday cards for our last card challenge!!  Goodness, how do we pick a winner?!!!  It was so hard, but we did end up with one card to be First Class!

Congratulations to # 59 Kathy S!
First Class Badge Winner
We loved this adorable magical unicorn princess birthday wishes card!

Kathy, you may grab the First Class badge below to proudly display on your own blog.  Again, congratulations!


Our CIE Designers then each picked their own personal favorite card from all the entries, here they are in no particular order:

#31 Wei-Lin H, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#58 Cheryl S, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#55 Karen B, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#18 Red O. In the Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite



#15 Wei-Lin H, In the Mailbox as Toni & Sherry's Personal Favorite



#7 Cyndi A, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#21 Monika R, In the Mailbox as Nancy's Personal Favorite



#27 Carol M, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite



#23 Natalie S, In the Mailbox as Wendi'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!


Thank you so much to all of you for playing along with this challenge. It has been lots of fun seeing all the different and wonderful birthday cards! We hope you'll join us for our new challenge--One Layer cards!

~Sandy & the CIE Designers


Monday, April 16, 2018

It's Birthday Party Time! Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Get Negative Badge Winners!

We have a new card challenge on the first and third Monday of each month.  And for this month's third Monday, we're celebrating It's Birthday Party Time! (Not necessarily our birthday but we know it's someone's somewhere!) Therefore, we want you to create a birthday card and link your blog post featuring that card in the inlinkz at the bottom of this post!  Please use your first name and last initial for your name/description.  All cards must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing but may be any size or shape.  We hope you'll join us for this challenge!

For inspiration,  check out these birthday cards by our Cards in Envy Designers!  More details on each card can be found on their own blogs by clicking on the link by each designer's name.











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Sherry, Bits of Cheer












We'd love to see your IT'S BIRTHDAY PARTY TIME cards!

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 May 6th  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 use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your inlinkz entry name.