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It's a holiday weekend! Once again, I have a line-up of challenges for you. This time there are prizes! All the challenges are for square cards. Each challenge will have a new layout/sketch.
I have loved looking at the square cards in the gallery for a long time. Only recently did I start making them. Why? I am too cheap to buy 5x5 envelopes! 3x3 cards are cute, but they're very small to work with and I never use them. I finally decided to try and use a standard medium envie that I use for 5.5 x 4.25 cards. So, my square cards are 4.25 x 4.25. They are easier to work with than 3x3. I tested the safety in the mail. No problem. It may not look the most professional, but I don't keep envelopes. So, if your budget doesn't allow room for special sized envelopes but you love square cards, these challenges are for you!
There will be 6 challenges posted randomly throughout the day on Friday. It starts at 8:00 AM EST. Challenges will be posted in this thread only. I'm not sure if the EDIT feature will be working tomorrow, so be prepared to look for each challenge in this thread. Hopefully, I'll be able to edit this first post to make it easy to find the challenges.
Each challenge will follow this format:
Limit: 4.25 x 4.25 square card; specific layout
cardstock and ink: any
Rules & Prizes:
1. You may enter as many times as you wish.
2. No time limits.
3. You can only win once.
4. You must follow the general idea of the layout.
5. You must enter the code in the keyword box. Each sub-challenge will have its own unique code.
6. You must state the size of the card in the comments section. (Some people will only want to do the traditional 5x5.)
7. You may play if you want to only make 5x5 cards, but only 4.25 x 4.25 cards will be judged.
8. You must submit the cards by noon on Monday.
9. Winners will be announced on July 4th!
Hey, I'm up for some extra challenge fun! Looking forward to it.
Beverly- My Inklings
The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture." ~~Doug Phillips
ohh Yipeee! thanks for doing this for my birhtday (July 4).......oh, it's not all for me??? JK, when I was little I thought the fireworks were all for me, so just tried to run with it again!! This will be a fun weekend~I love the idea of the square in a rectangle envie! Thanks for the great challenge Jen!
Woo Hoo! This sounds so fun! I hope I can keep up with all the sub- challenges.
Hopefully I will get up early enough to get to do each one. Thanks for this challenge, Jen!
I like the size you have chosen. Makes it easier to use the reg. envelopes.
You smartie you, Jen! What a neat idea. I was all excited because I made a square card last night and didn't upload it yet - thought I was ahead of the game, but 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 - can't wait to see how that turns out! Here we go!
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in the hands of God.
Great challenge Jen. I hope I get time to play this weekend. Maybe I can squeeze one in before my mom's appointment this morning. If I hurry!
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Jen, this was worth waiting 'til morning to find out. I hope that I can find the time to play. I LOVE making square cards. I think they are so fun. Thanks for the 2 layouts you have posted by 8am CST, I'll have to think about them while I shower and get the kiddos movin