Monday, March 20, 2017

Black & White Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our BADGE WINNERS for the Keep it Simple Card Challenge!


Yep, it's time for another color challenge here on Cards in Envy.  This time we want to see your cards that are Black & White.  It's okay to have a just a smidge of another color to give it some pop but please make sure your card is mostly black & white.  It can be any size, any shape as long as it it flat enough to go in an envelope for mailing.

To get your creative thoughts going, our Cards in Envy Designers have come up with these fabulous samples! Please click on the link by their name for more creation details of their card and leave them some comment love to let them know you stopped by.























Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 


Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 









 


We'd love to see your  BLACK & WHITE cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

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.

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. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  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, April 2nd, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time. 

Leave a comment and link your KEEP IT SIMPLE card in the linky below. 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.


Keep It Simple Badge Winners!

Wow! What a fabulous, phenomenal turnout we had for our Keep it Simple card challenge! Simple cards are awesome!!  It was very, very hard to narrow this down to just one.  So many could have been the winner but the tally votes found the one by a very slim margin.

Congratulations to
#35 Kuni, First Class Card
We loved the simple design of this cute "Hoppy " Easter card!  The simple background color pop and bunnies are adorable!

Kuni, please grab the First Class Badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog and again congratulations and thank you for sharing your cute card!


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

#16 Janice
In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#45 Angie C
In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#60 Cheryl
In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite



#31 Larissa
In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite



#40 Cheremane
In the Mailbox as Wendi and Kristie's Personal Favorite



#7 Joan W
In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite



#66 Tammy H
In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite



#6 Marianne V
In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite



#83 Carol
In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


In the Mailbox winners, please grab your In the Mailbox Badge below to proudly display on your own blog.  Congratulations to each of you, your cards are wonderful!


Thank you so much to all 87 of you for sharing your wonderful Keep It Simple cards with us! We appreciate you so much and want to invite you to join us again soon.  We have a new challenge up now for Black & White cards with a smidge of color!  Check it out!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, March 6, 2017

Keep it Simple Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Red & Blue Badge Winners!

Hello and happy first Monday of March!  We have a new card challenge for you.  This time we want you to KEEP IT SIMPLE!  While for the most part, cards made flat to fit in an envelope for mailing are simple, this time we want you to really try to make your card as simple as you can make it--much simpler than your normal style even.  Your card can be any size, any shape as long as it is flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing AND it is simple--any occasion this time around.

So without any more fuss, here are the KEEP IT SIMPLE cards by our fabulous Cards in Envy Design Team!  We hope they give you ideas and inspiration.  Please visit their blogs for more details on their card creation and while there leave them some comment love.














Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 



 


We'd love to see your  KEEP IT SIMPLE cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

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.

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. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  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, March 19th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Time. 

Leave a comment and link your KEEP IT SIMPLE card in the linky below. 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.


Roses are RED, Violets are BLUE Badge Winners!

Thank you to each of you that shared your beautiful red & blue cards for our Roses are RED, Violets are BLUE card challenge!  We love them all but after the votes were tallied, we had our winner for the most favorite as a First Class Card.

Congratulations to
#16 Leanne H
First Class Badge Winner!
We love Leanne's fabulous card with the beautiful blue sky, clouds and the red & blue airplanes! Fabulous design, Leanne!

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

The Cards in Envy Designers then picked their one personal favorite card out of all the entries to be In the Mailbox.  Here they are in no particular order:

#3 Ruth C
In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#19 Celeste G.
In the Mailbox as Marilyn & Sherry's Personal Favorite



#12 Linda Crea
In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#8 Carol
In the Mailbox as Lisa, Donna, & Toni's Personal Favorite



#15 Tracy L
In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite



#9 Cimba
In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite

In the Mailbox Badge Winners, grab the badge below to proudly display on your own blog! Congratulations to each of you!

Again, thank you to all of you for sharing your cards with us in our challenges.  We have a new challenge this week:  Keep It Simple!  We hope you'll be able to join us again.

~Sandy & the Cards in Envy Designers


Monday, February 20, 2017

Red & Blue Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Badge winners for the Be My Valentine Challenge!

Roses are RED, Violets are BLUE and that's our color card challenge for you!  RED & BLUE.  We want to see your fabulous cards created using primarily the colors Red AND Blue.  Cards may be any size and any shape but must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing.

Our Cards in Envy Designers have come up with a wonderful array of red & blue cards for your inspiration.  Please click on each designers blog name and visit them for more details on their card creation.  Leave them some comment love so they know you stopped by!



 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse







Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 


Sherry, Bits of Cheer
 


 


We'd love to see your  Red & Blue cards. Please read over our challenge requirements and then share your card in the linky at the end of this post. 

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.

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. 

THIS IS A CARDS ONLY CHALLENGE--NO TAGS.  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, March 5th, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time. 

Leave a comment and link your Red & Blue  card in the linky below. 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.