Monday, November 21, 2016

Thank You Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Just Pumpkins Badge Winners!


Hello everyone! It's time for a new challenge here at Cards in Envy and since this is the week of our Thanksgiving holiday here in the USA, we are looking for THANK YOU CARDS.  They can be any size, any shape but MUST be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.  Your thank you card can be for any season, not just Autumn or "Thanksgiving."

To inspire you, our designers have created a lovely selection of Thank You Cards! Please click on each designers' blog name for more details about their card creation and while there we'd love for you to leave some comment love.





 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse











Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 




Sherry, Bits of Cheer









We'd love to see your  Thank 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, December 4,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time. 

Hi cardmakers and those entering our challenge, I don't like to use bold type and large letters but I need to address a message below and want to make sure you see it:

Please use your FIRST name and LAST INITIAL for your entry name.  If you do not, if possible, I will change it and may only use your first name. Thank you.


Just Pumpkin Badge Winners

Well we did have a much smaller group of participants for our Just Pumpkins card challenge.  It is a busy time of the year and we are okay with that. We are thrilled for the ones that did find the time to join us and hope the others will be back soon.  Since it was such a small group, we turned in less votes and narrowed it down to just a few badge winners.

Congratulations to our First Class Badge Winner:
#8 Kathy S!
We loved Kathy's beautiful card with the unique pattern, fall leaves and pumpkin and her "heartfelt thanks" sentiment!

Kathy, grab the First Class Badge below to proudly display on your own blog! And again, congratulations!


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Next the designers picked their one personal favorite from all the entries. Here they are in no particular order.
Congratulations to:

#10 Heather, In the Mailbox as Sybrina, Annie and Sherry's Personal Favorite


#7 Andrea W, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#8 Kathy S, In the  Mailbox as Kathy, Marilyn & Lisa's Personal Favorite



In the Mailbox badge winners, grab your badge below to proudly display on your own blog and again congratulations!



Thank you to each of you that played along with this challenge.  We have a new challenge that has started with a theme of "Thank You."  We'd love to have you join us again and on future challenges too!

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, November 7, 2016

Just Pumpkins! Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Purple & Green Badge Winners.

Hello and welcome to another card challenge with us here at Cards in Envy!  This time we'd love to see your cards that feature PUMPKINS. And even though our challenge theme says "Just Pumpkins" we don't mind seeing other things with your pumpkin or pumpkins as long as a pumpkin is the star of your card!  Remember cards can be any size and any shape but need to be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing.

Our Cards in Envy Designers have once again created an awesome lineup of cards to inspire you and to help you get started on creating a card or two for this challenge.  Please click on the blog name by each designer to go to their blog for more details about their card and leave them some comment love to let them know you stopped by.

One more thing....IMPORTANT.....Cards in Envy is just for the challenge of creating a card that meets our theme and flat requirement. We only award badges to our winners but now an then one of the designers will offer a prize.  Not often but occasionally.  This time there IS a prize giveaway on one of the designers blog post and you'll have to visit each one to find the giveaway.  Please note that the links below are to their blog and not the specific Cards in Envy post so you may have to scroll down a bit once you land on their blog to find it. Happy Hunting and we'd love to see your Just Pumpkin card linked here for our challenge.





 Kathy, The Crafty Nurse










Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy's Crafty Creations 





Sherry, Bits of Cheer







We'd love to see your  Just Pumpkins 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, November 20,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time. 


Purple & Green Badge Winners

Thank you for the awesome variety of Purple & Green cards for our last challenge!  We loved them all. So of course it was hard to pick just one winner for our First Class card.  After we all voted and tallied the votes we were able to narrow it down to the one below.

Congratulations to #13 Trina P!
Our FIRST CLASS CARD
We loved the different look of this non-traditional Christmas card using the purple & green!


  Trina, please grab the First Class badge below to proudly display on your own blog. 
Again, congratulations!


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We then each picked our one personal favorite from all the entries to be In the Mailbox.  Here they are in no particular order:

#3 A.J., In the Mailbox as Marilyn's Personal Favorite


#9 The Grand Stampede, In the Mailbox as Sybrina's Personal Favorite




#10 Debi B, In the Mailbox as Kathy, Wendi & Annie's Personal Favorite



#13 Trina P, In the Mailbox as Sherry & Sandy's Personal Favorite



#15 Sharon, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite



#16 Bobbi's Treasures, In the Mailbox as Kristie's Personal Favorite



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


Congratulations to all of you! Please grab the In the Mailbox badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.



Thank you so much for playing along in our Purple & Green card challenge and hope you will join us again.  We have a new challenge that started today.

~Sandy and the CIE Designers

Monday, October 17, 2016

Purple & Green Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Frame It! Badge Winners


Hello, hello! Welcome back to another fun Cards in Envy Card Challenge!  Since it's October, there are those who think about things that go bump in the night and Halloween but we also realize there are those who do not celebrate that holiday.  So, to make it fair for all, our card challenge this time around is a color challenge--PURPLE & GREEN! That's right, we want to see your cards that feature lots of purple & lots of green together.  You can add in other colors, but please make sure that we can really see the purple & green.  Of course, those colors do lend well to Halloween cards so if that's what you want to create, go for it and if you don't--go with some other occasion!  Just remember, your card must be flat enough to fit in an envy for mailing. It can be any size and any shape as long as it does not have lumpy bumpy embellishments.

Our Cards in Envy Designers have created some awesome purple & green cards for you to get you going with this challenge. Please visit their blogs by clicking on the blog name by their name for more details about their cards and leave them some comment love so they'll 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  Purple & Green 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, November 6,  2016 at 6:00 p.m. Central  Time. 


Frame It! Badge Winners

Oh goodness! Such wonderful and fabulously framed cards for our Frame It! card challenge! Just wow! I will say this that we had a four way tie for second place and our first place card won by ONE vote! Yes, that's right. It was SO close!! But anyway we did have a winner for our #1 First Class card.

Congratulations to
#27 Toni at FHC
FIRST CLASS Card
We loved Toni's  adorable card image of those cute kids and fabulous framing of the image

Toni, please grab the First Class Badge below to proudly showcase on your on blog and again, congratulations!

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Each CIE Designer then picked their ONE personal favorite card from all the entries.  Here they are in no particular order...

#10 Leslie M, In The Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite




#30 Trina P, In The Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite




#18 MaiKreations, In The Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite




# 24 Kuni, In the Mailbox as Sherry & Kristie's Personal Favorite




#14 Hussena, In the Mailbox as Kathy & Marilyn's Personal Favorite




#1 Kuni, In the Mailbox as Sybrina's Personal Favorite




#25 Julye B, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite




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




Congratulations to each of our In The Mailbox Badge winners! Please grab the In The Mailbox badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.

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Thank you to all of you for playing along with our Frame It! Card Challenge. Each card was wonderful. We hope you'll join us again for another card challenge. Our current one is under way with a theme of PURPLE & GREEN.

~ Sandy & the CIE Designerse