Monday, September 18, 2017

Easy as 1, 2, 3 Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Cheers to You Badge Winners!

Hello and welcome to another Cards in Envy challenge!  We love flat, simple cards and want to see cards that you've created that were EASY as 1, 2, 3!   The CIE designers have created a wonderful EASY cards assortment for you from Fall to Christmas and everything in between.  We hope our creations inspire you and give you EASY 1, 2, 3 ideas and that you will join us by sharing your card for this challenge.

For more information about each designer's card creation, click on their blog link by their name. And while visiting their blog, leave some comment love so they know you stopped by!



 



 




 


Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 
 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer






We'd love to see your EASY AS 1, 2, 3! 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, October 1, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your EASY AS 1, 2, 3  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.  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.  



Cheers to You! Badge Winners

Thank you to each of you for your wonderful Cheers to You! Congratulation & Celebrate cards for our last challenge!  We loved them all but did pick ONE card to be our First Class Card!

Congratulations to 
#9 Angie C
First Class Badge Winner
We love the fun and festive wine bottle and glass and "Cheers" sentiment!


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


After picking the First Class card, the CIE Designers then picked their ONE personal favorite from all the entries.  Here they are in no particular order:

#7 Marina R, In the Mailbox as Sherry & Sherri's Personal Favorite


#5 Bobbi A, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#6 Valerie L, In the Mailbox as Kristie and Donna's Personal Favorite


#16 Stephanie, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#1 Arlene R, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite


#2 Wei-Lin H, In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite


#13 Cathy P, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#8 Bharati, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite


Congratulations to each of our In the Mailbox badge winners!  You may grab the badge below to proudly display on your own blog!

Thank you again to all of you for playing along with this challenge!  We hope you'll join us again as we have a new challenge that started today--Easy as 1, 2, 3!

~Sandy & the CIE Designers

Monday, September 4, 2017

Cheers to You! Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our "Penny for Your Thoughts" Badge Winners!

There's always something to celebrate, right?  A birthday, an anniversary, graduation, retirement, any small accomplishment and that's why our card challenge this time is CHEERS TO YOU! Please create a congratulation or celebrate card and remember it must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

For ideas and inspiration, check out our designers' cards below.  You'll find more details about each card on their personal blogs so click on the blog link by their name and  leave them some comment love when you stop by.



 



 





 


Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 
 





Sherry, Bits of Cheer







We'd love to see your CHEERS TO YOU! 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, September 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

Leave a comment and link your CHEERS TO YOU (Congratulations or Celebrate) 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.  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.  


Penny for Your Thoughts Badge Winners

The "Penny for Your Thoughts" card challenge was a real challenge or all of our card makers were busy with end of Summer and back to school.  We did not have as many entries as usual but that's okay, we still voted and picked our #1 card!

Congratulations to #1, Arlene R
FIRST CLASS CARD & Badge Winner
We loved the adorable candy corns on purple and their speech bubble!
 
Arlene, you may grab the First Class Badge below to proudly showcase
on your own blog and again, congratulations!

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:

#8 Kuni, In the Mailbox as Toni, Sherry & Lisa's Personal Favorite



#3 Wei-Lin H, In the Mailbox as Annie & Sherri's Personal Favorite



#2 Sybrina K, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#9 Cheryl S., In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#6 Sybrina K, In the Mailbox as Kathy's Personal Favorite



#10 Valerie L, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite

Congratulations to all of our In the Mailbox badge winners!  You may grab the In the Mailbox badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.

Thank you to each of you who played along with this challenge.  We appreciate you so much and hope you will join us for our newest challenge--"Cheers to You!"

~Sandy and the CIE Designers