Monday, December 18, 2017

Framed with Circles Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Jingle All the Way Badge Winners!


Hello card creators!  We know it's a busy time of the year for many of you but we still want to offer a card challenge for those who need a bit of crafting time to relax.  Our challenge this time is "Framed with Circles" which means we want to see cards that have one or more circle frames or a frame created from circles.  Our designers have created some wonderful examples for you.  Please click on the blog name by each designer's name for more details about their card creations.




 



















Sherry, Bits of Cheer










We'd love to see your Framed with Circles 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 December 31, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. 

Leave a comment and link your card in the linky below. We prefer that your card be showcased on your blog and linked to our challenge blog post.  If you do not have a blog, you may link your Instagram post of a photo of your card as long as we can go to the link and leave a comment.  Links to photo album on Google or that are password protected  and  videos are not allowed.  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.  


Jingle All the Way Badge Winners

We know it's a very busy time of the year and were not surprised that our Jingle All the Way card challenge only had a few entries.  This makes it hard to vote for one winner and so, in the spirit of the holiday season, we are awarding ALL entries a First Class Badge!

Congratulations to all five of our FIRST CLASS BADGE WINNERS!


#1 Janice


#2 Patty S


#3 Theresa P


#4 Lynda G


#5 April C

Again Congratulations and grab the First Class Badge below to proudly display on your own blog.  Thank you so much for making and sharing your card with us during this very busy time.  We appreciate it so much and we loved all the wonderful bells and designs. We invite you to join us again for another challenge.  The current one has started with a theme of "Framed with Circles."


We wish you all a Happy Holidays,

~Sandy and the CIE Designers


Monday, December 4, 2017

Jingle All the Way Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the badge winners of our It's Only Paper card challenge!

Hello! Are you ready for a more Christmas challenge for your card creativity?  Then we have one just for you!  "Jingle All the Way!"  We want you to create a Christmas or any December holiday card featuring one or more BELLS.  Remember though that your card MUST be flat enough for mailing in an envelope so real bells cannot be used on your card.  Look for stamps with bells, digital images with bells, diecut bells etc.  For ideas and inspiration, check out our Cards in Envy Designers' cards below.  To visit their blogs for more details on their card creations, click on their blog name above each card.  PLEASE NOTE: This challenge is for CARDS ONLY and your card must have one or more BELL on it. Thanks!


 






Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy Trefger Creative Designs
 



Sherry, Bits of Cheer





We'd love to see your Jingle All the Way! 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,  December 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Standard Time. 

Leave a comment and link your card in the linky below. We prefer that your card be showcased on your blog and linked to our challenge blog post.  If you do not have a blog, you may link your Instagram post of a photo of your card as long as we can go to the link and leave a comment.  Links to photo album on Google or that are password protected  and  videos are not allowed.  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.  PLEASE NOTE: This challenge is for CARDS ONLY and your card must have one or more BELL on it. Thanks! Sorry to have to add this note but we've had a few entries that were not cards and/or did not have a bell and had to be deleted.


It's Only Paper Badge Winners

What a fun card challenge! We loved all the entries but took a vote and picked one First Class Card badge winner for our It's Only Paper card challenge.

Congratulations to # 18 Izzy Scrap
We loved Izzy"s beautiful paper layered snowflake!

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

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

#23 Tracy F, In the Mailbox as Sherry & Sandy's Personal Favorite


#31 Wei, In the Mailbox as Kristie & Toni's Personal Favorite



#28 Katrina, In the Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite


#42 Carol, In the Mailbox as Lisa & Wendi's Personal Favorite


#41 Pia, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#38 Sybrina K in the Mailbox as  Annie's Personal Favorite


#21 Theresa P, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to all our In the Mailbox badge winners, you may grab the badge below to proudly display on your own blog.

 

Thank you to each of you for sharing your wonderful It's Only Paper cards with us! Please join us for our current challenge here on the blog--"Jingle All the Way."

~Sandy & the CIE Designers

Monday, November 20, 2017

It's Only Paper Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Typography Badge Winners!

Hello and welcome back to another card challenge with Cards in Envy. This time we have a another unique challenge for you!  It's Only Paper cards!  Of course cards are made of paper but this time we want to see cards that are made ONLY with paper--no ribbon, no bows, no buttons, no embellishments unless you've made them from PAPER.  To help you out with some inspiration and ideas, here are the card creations for this challenge from our Cards in Envy Designers.  For more info about their cards and how they were created, click on the blog link by each Designers name.




 










Sandy (Challenge Host),  Sandy Trefger Creative Designs






Sherry, Bits of Cheer








We'd love to see your It's Only Paper 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,  December 3, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central StandardTime. 

Leave a comment and link your card in the linky below. We prefer that your card be showcased on your blog and linked to our challenge blog post.  If you do not have a blog, you may link your Instagram post of a photo of your card as long as we can go to the link and leave a comment.  Links to photo album on Google or that are password protected  and  videos are not allowed.  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.