Monday, February 19, 2018

Give It Some Heart!

Click >HERE< for the Love You So Much Badge Winners!

Wow! We had a fabulous turnout for out last challenge with Love & Valentine cards!  Since it's still February, the month of love, we decided to continue with a HEART theme for this card challenge. Yes, Valentine's Day is over but that doesn't mean you stop putting hearts on your cards.  This challenge is titled:  GIVE IT SOME HEART which means we want to see one or more hearts on your card but it can be ANY theme.  Just make sure there's a heart or two on it!  Cards for our challenges can be any shape and any size as long as they are flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing. Cards that have extra thick embellishments such as buttons, metal, hard roses etc. will not be accepted for our challenge. We also do not accept tags.   Please read our guidelines before linking your card.  Thank you so much!

So now we share our CIE Designers' card creations for this fun HEART challenge:  Give it Some Heart!  Please click on their blog name above each card for more details about their creations.















Sherry, Bits of Cheer





We'd love to see your GIVE IT SOME HEART (1 or more hearts) 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 4  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.  


Love You So Much! Badge Winners

Wow! Just Wow! We had so many wonderful Love and Valentine cards for our "Love You so Much!" card challenge!  Thank you to all of you for sharing your beautiful cards.  We wish we could pick you all as a winner but can only have one for a First Class Card.  After the CIE Designers voted, we had our winner by a very narrow margin!

Congratulations to:
#11 Kuni 
First Class Card Badge Winner!
We loved the bright background colors of pink & yellow and those adorable penguins!
 
Kuni you may grab the First Class Badge below to proudly share on your own blog.
Again, Congratulations!

The CIE Designers then picked their one personal favorite card to be In the Mailbox and this was really hard too! We each had so many favorites, but here they are in no particular order:

#58 Monika R
In The Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite


#22 Carol
In the Mailbox as Lisa & Nancy's Personal Favorite


#43 Clare S
In The Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite


#28 Lynda P
In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


#2 Donna M
In the Mailbox as Donna & Annie's Personal Favorite


#26 Carol
In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite


#62 Anita B
In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#23 Angie C
In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite

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

Again, Thank you to all of you for creating and sharing cards for our challenge!  We appreciate you so much and hope you'll join us for our next card challenge that started today (Monday, February 19th "Give It Some Heart").


~Sandy & the CIE Designers



Monday, February 5, 2018

Love You So Much! Card Challenge

Click >Here< for our Tuxedo Badge Winners!

Hello crafty card makers!  Happy February, the month of LOVE!  We're thrilled that you've stopped by and hope you will join us in our card challenge.  This time (because February is the month of Love) we challenge you to create cards for our theme "Love You So Much!"  We will be looking for your Love cards or Valentine Cards.  They can be any shape and any size as long as they are flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing. Cards that have extra thick embellishments such as buttons, metal, hard roses etc. will not be accepted for our challenge. Please read our guidelines before linking your card.  Thank you so much!

We've said goodbye to Kathy as a Cards in Envy Designer. We will miss her but we are excited to introduce you to Nancy Frustaci.  Nancy is not new to card making.  She has entered in our challenges in the past and has a website/blog where she sells some of her creations at:  http://www.nancygracecreations.com/  Please welcome Nancy to our team and check out her bio/photo on our Designer page.

For our "Love You So Much" card challenge, our CIE Designers have created a wonderful assortment of Love or Valentine Cards to give you ideas and inspiration.  Please click on their blog name above each card for more details about their creations.

Can't wait to see what you all create and share!





















Sherry, Bits of Cheer






We'd love to see your LOVE YOU SO MUCH (Love & Valentine) 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 February 18, 2018  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.  



Tuxedo Badge Winners

We had a wonderful assortment of beautiful black & white cards for our Tuxedo card challenge!  After voting, the CIE Designers picked the #1 First Class Card--

Congratulations to # 8 Anne S
First Class Badge Winner
We loved the visual look of this fabulous card with the embossed white at the top and the lettering and flowers at the bottom!  
 

Anne, you may grab the First Class Badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog. And again, congratulations!



The Cards in Envy Designers then each picked their one personal favorite card from all the entries.  You will notice that a couple of those picked are from the Cards in Envy Design team who created an extra card for the challenge and linked it to our blog.  Here they are in no particular order:

#11 Valerie L, In the Mailbox as Sherry & Sandy's Personal Favorite


#13 Helen W, In the Mailbox as Donna & Wendi's Personal Favorite


#21 Carol, In the Mailbox as Toni & Kathy's Personal Favorite


#1 Katrina B, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite


#16 Sandy (CIE Design Team), In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#3 Arlene R, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#9 Annie (CIE Design Team) In the Mailbox as Sherri's Personal Favorite

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


Thank you to all of you for creating and sharing your cards for this challenge. We hope you'll  join us for our current challenge--"Love You So Much!" Love & Valentine Cards.

~Sandy & the CIE Designers

Monday, January 15, 2018

Tuxedo (Black & White) Card Challenge

Click >HERE> for the Winter Chills card challenge badge winners!


Welcome to another card challenge with us here at Cards in Envy.  This time our theme is:  Tuxedo (Black & White) cards.  Which means we only want to see Black & White on your card.  Remember this is a CARDS ONLY challenge and they must be flat enough to go in an envelope for mailing.  No thick flowers, bows or buttons.

To inspire you, our CIE Design Team has created these inspiring black and white cards for you. Please visit each designers' blog for more details by clicking on the blog name by their name.

This second challenge in January marks the end of our current 6 month Design Team term.  We will be saying goodbye to Kathy as she moves on to other adventures and time with family.  We will miss her so much and her wonderful cards but hope she will join us now and then for one of our challenges.  A new Designer will be joining our team in February.  Wish Kathy well and a fond adieu!













Sherry, Bits of Cheer






We'd love to see your TUXEDO (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 February 4, 2018  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.