Sunday, February 17, 2013

February Themed Challenge

 The winner of our Polka Dots and/or Stripes challenge is:
#6 Migdalia
Congratulations!  Please go to the winners tab and pick up your Cards in Envy Winner's Button!

The Top Three  are (in no particular order):
  #29 Sarah T.
#68 Dee
#37 Andree Clark
Congratulations! Please pick up your "Top 3" Button and display it proudly on your blogs.  
Thank you to everyone who joined us in our  Polka Dots and/or Stripes challenge.  It was a difficult decision, as all the entries were fabulous!  We look forward to seeing you all in our Sketch #2 challenge.

Hello! Welcome to our second challenge for February! This time we are playing with a theme and the theme is:  Polka Dots and/or Stripes!

How fun it that?! There are so many wonderful polka dot and stripe papers out there.  The possibilities are endless!  You can choose to make a thank you card, a birthday card, Easter card, Mother's Day card--what ever type of card you'd like to create as long as it has polka dots and/or stripes!  AND your card must fit in an envelope for regular first class postage (no extra stamps allowed for mailing of these cards--if extra postage would be required or hand cancelling then it's not a Card in Envy card).  So please save the lumpy, bumpy embellishments on your card for a different challenge.  You should use nothing thicker than a shirt button for the card you link to our challenge.

Our fabulous design team here at Cards in Envy have some wonderfully inspiring cards for you to look at today.  Be sure to visit their blogs for a closer look and leave a comment and feel free to use some of our ideas for your own cards.

And now.....our Polka Dots and/or Stripe Cards that fit in  Envys!



Denise  (Co-Host)

Sandy  (Co-Host)

Now it's your turn!  Show us your card creations using Polka Dots and/or Stripes.  Winners will receive a Cards in Envy Blog Button .

~ Sandy

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Welcome to Our First Challenge

 The winner of our first challenge is:
#5 Kristie M.  
Congratualtions Kristie, please go to the winners tab and pick up your Cards in Envy Winner's Button!
The top three are (in no particular order):
 #2 Mynnette
#4 Chrissy xx
#13 Ellen Parker.  
Congratulations!! Ladies please pick up your "Top 3" Button and display it proudly on your blogs.  Thank you to everyone who has joined us in our first Cards in Envy challenge.  It was a difficult decision, all the entries were fabulous!
We look forward to seeing you all in our next challenge.

Hello and Welcome Everyone!  Thank you for joining us for our very first ~ Cards in Envy ~ Challenge!  We're a new challenge blog that's all about creating handmade cards that will fit into regular envelopes ... hence the name "Cards in Envy".  We all know we can stuff all kinds of bumpy, lumpy cards loaded with ribbons, buttons and bows into an envelope, flatten it out the best we can, throw a stamp or two on it and cross our fingers that it goes through the mail.  Here at Cards in Envy we're uncrossing our fingers because we KNOW our cards will go through the mail and without additional postage! 

Our challenge will alternate between sketches and themes.  The first Monday of each month I (Denise) will be posting a simple "Sketch" challenge.  You can interpret the sketch any way you wish as long as we can see the original design in your finished card.  The third Monday of each month, my co-host (Sandy) will be posting a "Theme" challenge.  In all challenges you MUST create a card that is no thicker than 1/4 inch thick. You cannot use embellishments that are thicker than a standard shirt button.  Sandy has posted the guidelines on the "How to Play" tab above; we invite you to take a moment or two to review them.  

For our first "Sketch" challenge you are welcome to use any image, stamp, cutting machine, punch, die cut, color and embellishments ... just create an "Envy Friendly" card that follows this sketch:

 Winners will receive a Cards in Envy Blog Button. 
Please check out the wonderful creations by the Cards in Envy Design Team, visit their blogs by clicking on their names and please leave them some love:

Sandy (co-host)

Denise (co-host)

If you'd like to meet our Design Team and visit their blogs,
please click on the "Design Team" tab above.
Please feel free to leave a comment, we'd love to meet all of you!

We're Excited! Are You??

We're all very excited to have YOU join us on our new challenge blog ... Cards In Envy!  Our first challenge will be a sketch challenge and will begin tomorrow.  We can't wait to see what you design! 

See you all tomorrow!!