Monday, April 16, 2018

It's Birthday Party Time! Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for the Get Negative Badge Winners!

We have a new card challenge on the first and third Monday of each month.  And for this month's third Monday, we're celebrating It's Birthday Party Time! (Not necessarily our birthday but we know it's someone's somewhere!) Therefore, we want you to create a birthday card and link your blog post featuring that card in the inlinkz at the bottom of this post!  Please use your first name and last initial for your name/description.  All cards must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing but may be any size or shape.  We hope you'll join us for this challenge!

For inspiration,  check out these birthday cards by our Cards in Envy Designers!  More details on each card can be found on their own blogs by clicking on the link by each designer's name.











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Sherry, Bits of Cheer












We'd love to see your IT'S BIRTHDAY PARTY TIME cards!

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.  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 May 6th  at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

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. 

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.  


Get Negative Badge Winners

We hope the Get Negative card challenge wasn't too hard for you.  Those that entered did a fabulous job and we loved each of them so much but after all the CIE designers voted, we had our #1 card to be First Class!

Congratulations to:
#13  Bev
First Class Badge Winner
We fell in love with these adorable giraffes created out of the negative from a die. Super cute!

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


The CIE Designers then each selected one card as their own personal favorite from all the entries.  These cards are all In the Mailbox and here they are in no particular order:

#2 Cimba, In the Mailbox as Toni, Annie, Wendi & Kristie's Personal Favorite


#9 Crealient, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite



#18 Grace T, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite

  

#21 Diana H, In the Mailbox as Nancy & Sherri's Personal Favorite


#15 Riette, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


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

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

Thank you to each of you that created a Get Negative card and shared it with us on Cards in Envy! We hope you'll join us again, we have a new challenge that's already started...It's Birthday Party Time! (Birthday Cards).

~Sandy & the CIE Designers

Monday, April 2, 2018

Get Negative! Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our No Patterned Paper Badge Winners!

Create a card with the NEGATIVE space of a die or punch and link your blog post featuring that card in the inlinkz at the bottom of this post!  Please use your first name and last initial for your name/description.  All cards must be flat enough to fit in an envelope for mailing but may be any size or shape.  We hope you'll join us for this challenge!

To give you some great ideas, check out these cards by our Cards in Envy Designers!  More details on each card can be found on their own blogs by clicking on the link by each designer's name.








Donna's taking a break on this challenge to take care of some personal family business.  
She'll be back for our next challenge.




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Sherry, Bits of Cheer











We'd love to see your GET NEGATIVE! cards!

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.  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 15th  at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time. 

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. 


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.  



No Patterned Paper Badge Winners

Wow! Just, WOW! So many of you obviously love to make cards with no patterned paper. We think this is our biggest turn out yet, so thank you to each of you that shared your wonderful cards with us.  Of course, lots of entries means lots to choose from but we're not complaining! We took a vote and have our First Class badge winner and we each had our own different personal favorite for In the Mail Box.


Congratulations to #96 Rosali
First Class Badge Winner!
We absolutely loved Rosali's beautiful colored layers and delicate white leaves. A special card for a special day! Again, congratulations Rosali!

Rosali, you may grab the First Class badge below to proudly showcase on your own blog.


As we said earlier, ALL of the cards for this challenge were wonderful so it was very hard for each of use to pick just one favorite but here they are in no particular order...

#87 Lena L, In the Mailbox as Sherry's Personal Favorite


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


#98 Debbie, In the Mailbox as Annie's Personal Favorite


#51 Dreja, In the Mailbox as Sherrie's Personal Favorite


#37 Kuni, In the Mailbox as Lisa's Personal Favorite


#36 Karten, In the Mailbox as Donna's Personal Favorite


#10 Tip Top, In the Mailbox as Toni's Personal Favorite


#50 Nela, In the Mailbox as Sandy's Personal Favorite


#59 Cathy P, In the Mailbox as Wendi's Personal Favorite


#70 Gwendolyn, In the Mailbox as Nancy's Personal Favorite

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

Again, thank you so much to each of you for playing along with our challenge.  We have a new challenge that's started (Get Negative) and hope each of you join in again.

~Sandy & the CIE Designers

Monday, March 19, 2018

No Patterned Paper Card Challenge

Click >HERE< for our Green Things Card Challenge BADGE WINNERS!

Welcome to our March 19th Cards in Envy Card Challenge!  We know how much card makers like to use patterned paper for their background and layers but this time we are challenging you to make a card with NO PATTERNED PAPER.  None. Nada.  You can use solid cardstock and cardstock that you have created your own pattern but if you do create your own pattern you must tell us in your blog how you made it.  Otherwise your card may be deleted from the challenge.  You will see by looking at our Designer's cards that you may think they have used patterned paper, but they have not and each designer shares briefly how they created the background for their card.  If you want more details, click on the blog link by their name.

Here's our CIE Designers' No Patterned Paper cards for this challenge:



 Used an Echo Park stencil, Distress Inks, and Perfect Pearls for balloon background.




Cut 2 layers of the gear die and glued to background before applying the foil over the top and using a bone folder to make the relief show better. Then used alcohol inks to color the foil.



Used a stitched cover up die from Lil Inker Designs to add pattern and texture 
to solid cardstock for the background.




Used Distress Oxide inks to color the background and then sprayed a stamp with water 
and laid it on top and let it sit a few minutes.





Created this card with Distress Oxides and a stars and moon stencil from a hero arts kit.  Used the stencil as a stamp by adding black soot to the stencil spritzing with water and placing it on the distressed background and pressing it for a minute. Next, used Space explorer stamp set well as written in the Stars from My Favourite things and  the stitched star die from Lawn Fawn





Sandy (Challenge Host), Sandy Trefger Creative Designs
Used solid cardstock for the background layers. Stamped & colored flower image and spattered some ink on the flower's background layer.





Made the background using Oxide inks and splashes of water on watercolor paper, then stamped the waves in Oxide inks and fussy cut around the waves before adding it to card.





Sherry, Bits of Cheer
Used Ranger Distress Oxide inks, water spritzing, stenciling, Washi tape and a few dots of Stickles.  Also used Distress inks for the background of the Crafty Individuals stamp, with a coating of ModPodge.





Stamped the cat image and paws to create the patterned background to match the main image on the card.





Used some ink on the sides, then added some mist once I had stamped the sentiment.. then misted the doily and added some stitching to it.

We'd love to see your NO PATTERNED 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 April 1st  at 6:00 p.m. Central Daylight Savings 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.