Monday, September 16, 2013

Card In Envy: Retro

Hello and good morning...

Happy Monday!!!! It was a great weekend and I got to spend some one on one time with my oldest daughter and we had fun and I LOVED watching how special she felt. I'm glad I took some extra time to do that, it was truly priceless.

Up on the Card in Envy blog is a new cool challenge to play along with. The challenge: RETRO!!!!!
What is retro?  Well, our definition of retro is..." old fashioned style."  So what might your RETRO card feature?   It could be made with old fashioned colors like those from the 50s, 60s, 70s--think harvest gold and avocado green, or clothing or other items from those past years.  Heck, now retro can even be the 80s and 90s.  You could even make your card to look like how a card might have looked from a certain decade or another idea is to use hippie clothing, the peace sign etc. which is certainly retro too.  Still confused?  Then maybe our Designers' creations can help you out and offer you a bit of inspiration. 

Here is the card that I came up with:
 I used an older Echo Park line, I was was going to a 50s 60s vibe to the card. I even added a fun album sticker.
I popped out some of the argyle patterns:
Please remember that our challenge is for A2 (4.25" x 5.5") cards ONLY.  We do not accept entries for square cards AND your card must be relatively FLAT with no lumpy bumpy embellishments, bows etc.  because we want all CARDS IN ENVY to fit in a regular envy for mailing with a single first class stamp!
Hope you check it out and play along!!!!
Have a great day


  1. Love this retro card! Absolutely fabulous!

  2. This is so fun! The argyle is awesome, you definitely nailed the decade!

  3. Super fun retro card! And this challenge is interesting! It's just what I need. I'm always doing odd sized cards that cost and arm and a leg to mail. :)

  4. Loving your record and argyle, so retro and fun!

  5. Oh the memories those 45's bring. Good job.

  6. Love your card Wendi! It is perfect for Retro! Love the color combo also.

  7. I wish I had all my older 45's sometimes, but then I'd have nothing to play them anymore! Your card brings back so many fond memories of growing up in such a great era! Love the colors!

  8. Fantastic idea to use a 45 record for your card! Love it! ~ Marilyn

  9. Reminds me of "Happy Days" ... I was in love with the Fonz. LOL. Great retro card, fun design and awesome colors. Well done!


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