Saturday, January 8, 2011

Envy of the Envies (envelopes)!

Good morning JUGS fans. Today is a special day because we have a very special treat for you. Gina K Designs is sponsoring this week's technique challenge. Yipppee Skippee! It's Pam here as your hostess this week with a different kind of technique challenge for you.

This week's challenge is called Envy of the Envies (envelopes that is!) We often put a lot of work into our beautiful card creations then pop them into a plain envelope and send them off. Well, I thought this week it would be fun to put some extra effort into making those first impressions (the envelope) just as special as the card inside.
Here's the 3 part challenge

1. Make a card – no specs on this but if you have Gina K stamps we'd LOVE to see them :-)

2. Decorate your envelope to match/coordinate with your card and

3. Finally, for this challenge we also want you to create a liner for your envelope to coordinate with your card. If you don't know how to make a liner please refer to this tutorial on Stamp TV. Gina K shows you just how to do it! http://stamptv.ning.com/video/lining-your-envelopes

Be sure to show us your both card and your envelope!

We now present our Design Team gals' creations - they have worked hard to bring you some good ideas. We will be giving away a Gina K stamp set to one lucky randomly selected participant who follows all of the challenge requirements so get stampin' and make a FABULOUS first impression with your awesome envelopes!

We are sad to tell you that our wonderful Alicia will be stepping down from the Design Team - as with many of us, her priorities need to shift to her family and new house and we will miss her for sure but we wish her and the family all the best. Please leave her some kind words when you visit her blog - she's a special lady!

Just Us Girls Design Team



Kathryn



Be sure to also stop and visit our Featured Designer for the month...


How to play: You need to upload your project for this week's challenge to your online blog or public photo gallery. Leave a link that goes directly to your project in the linky form at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the keyword or tag, JUGS66. After you post to the linky you may also leave a comment here.

Deadline to be considered for the weekly "Chic of the Week" is 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, January 13. The linky form will close at that time. Our top pick "Chic of the Week" will be announced on the following Friday morning.
Have a great week. I'll be doing my best to comment on your creations but I'll also be traveling so bear with me if I don't get to you right away. I''ll have limited Internet access. :-(

23 comments:

Debbie said...

Oooohhhh ... fun, fun, FUN! I can't wait to play along :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

STUNNING creations!! And Congrats to Carla!!!

Anonymous said...

You JUGS are great. What inspiration.
claudia

Lorraine said...

These are amazing, and what wonderful inspiration you are.
Thank you for sharing your ideas.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

such a fun challenge, I hope I will have time to play...I did however play with the sketch challenge, but I missed the deadline, but still wanted to share...thanks for the great challenges here at JUGS..woohoo!

http://enjoythevasunshine.blogspot.com/2011/01/verve-new-release-sweet-emery.html

redwasher1 said...

All the samples are stunning!! Congrats Carla!!
Great challenge and wonderful win for some lucky person!!

Crabtree Creations said...

These are beautiful cards, can't wait to try these myself!

Gail said...

How stunning ,what a talented lot you are .I'm off to have a go and see what I can make.

Lagene said...

Fun challenge, Glad I can enter...love GinaK's Stamps!

Karen Lee said...

I had fun with this one.....thanks!

xoxo Karen Lee

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful cards from the DT! And what a great idea for a challenge-I always focus on just the card, but my envelope looked so pretty and finished this time!

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

Thanks for making me step outta my box. Great challenge.

Chris Wooten said...

There are awesome guys

Heather said...

The post says the linky thing is closed all ready, but it's only Wednesday!!! I was actually a day early this time. : ( Here is the link to my card, can I play anyway?
http://wirewrapture.blogspot.com/2011/01/christmas-all-ready.html

Kelly said...

I'm with Heather! The post shows the linky already closed, but it's only Wednesday. I still want to play! Here's the link to my card/envelope: http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/matching-envelope?context=user

Cynthia said...

I am posting on Wednesday evening. Can we still play?
http://stamptv.ning.com/photo/stvcsp7-4?context=latest

Debgem said...

Darn!!! The linky says it's closed! Can we still play - well here's my link, just in case - http://debsgems.blogspot.com/2011/01/for-my-son.html

I had to wait until 13th Jan as the card is for my son's birthday!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Here is my card for this challenge. Mr. Linky seems to have closed way too early! Great challenge and lovely cards made by all!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Well, it would have been good if I had attached the link to the card!
http://carolsinkspot.blogspot.com/2011/01/fabulous.html

Monica L said...

Mr Linky is saying closed but it's only 9:30 am EST. I hope we can still play, here's my link: http://thecraftysisters.blogspot.com/2011/01/just-us-girls-challenge-envy-of-envies_13.html

Melissa said...

Mr. Linky closed early!

I've got two cards for you:

http://mypaperobsession.blogspot.com/2011/01/4-crafty-chicks-and-bit-of-metal.html

http://mypaperobsession.blogspot.com/2011/01/another-color-dare-wednesday.html

Just wanted to say how much fun I had making the coordinating envie... I may do it more often. It really doesn't take too long and adds just that extra bitta *zip* to the whole package. :)

Hank hendricks said...

The cards along with its Gift Card envelopes match so much with each other...thanks you share it.

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