Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Challenge #17 ~ Be Inspired ~ There's Still Time!

There is still plenty of time for you to play along with our current challenge  - to be inspired by the photo below. This challenge will end Monday, September 1st at noon (PST).

There are lots of fabulous entries already, check them out if you'd like a little inspiration to get you started! 




Here is a reminder of our rules if you'd like to join in the fun:

1. Use the challenge to create a card

2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for a summary of the different styles.

3. Explain in your post which style you used. 

4. Link to your blog post for this challenge only, not your whole blog. 

5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!



Go HERE to link your creation!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Meet two of our new Team Members!

Hi everyone! Lesley here!! We hope that you have been enjoying the new inspiration from our Wild Card team! They have been wowing us with their inspiring work and of course, we are amazed by the ability to try all the different styles!

One of our main designers, Cindy Lovell decided to be a Wild Card Designer for the 3 month stint and so we are excited to welcome LauraJane to our Design Team to fill Cindy's spot for the next three months. 

Unfortunately, the fabulous Lee Ann Barrett has decided to step down from designing for the team and we will miss her. We are sad she is moving on but we are also happy to welcome, Angela Maine to our team as one of our permanent Classy & Elegant Designers.

Here is a bit more information about Angela and LauraJane. Welcome to the team, ladies!!! I am so excited to be working with both of you and I enjoy your work, very much!




Hello, I'm  Angela and I live in Connecticut with my DH of 25 years, daughter and Bichon Coco. I have been crafty since childhood cutting out paper dolls from magazines and sewing for self and dolls. Scrapbooking was a passion for awhile until visiting my first Stamps and such store in New Hampshire in 2005. I made 250 Christmas cards that summer and haven’t stopped. I also enjoy traveling, tennis and yoga. What a treat to join such talented designers!


Hello, My name is LauraJane:) In the St. Louis, MO, area I'm living the DREAM with my husband of 22 years. We home school our 6 kiddos, ages 8 to 18, together. Art Therapy is my FAVORITE subject. Crafting is a HUGE part of my daily activities with paper and ink being my medium of choice since 2010. Before that I enjoyed baking, needle crafts and hook&yarn (not all at the same time:).

Thank you, Lesley,for asking me to join the DT for a few months in the freestyle/collage category! I'm honored to be here.

to play along with our current challenge

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Challenge #17 - Be Inspired...

Welcome to The Card Concept. 

Each week we offer up a challenge for you to try, and we hope that you will create a card in one of the styles we have offered here. 

The team is divided into the different styles and each designer explains how they were inspired by the challenge! 

So come and join us and try your hand at a brand new "style" of card making or work in your comfort zone, it is totally up to you!


The styles are explained HERE.




Doing white on white creates a great CAS card.

Kristie Larsen

Inspired by the flowers and the stitched headboard!



Ardyth Percy-Robb


Choosing one element and keeping the scale small keeps your card clean and graphic!

Mary Marsh


 My inspiration is the color - rectangles, circles, lines form my graphic design.





Kay Miller


I was inspired by the leafy design on the comforter to create my leafy tree!

Cindy Lovell


 I was inspired by the flower and of course the colors.



Debbie Marcinkiewicz

I was inspired by the off-center floral pattern, color palette and dots (mine are in the lace pattern of the doilie and the dots of the machine stitching).

Sue Trembeth


The paper piercing adds the connecting dots that tie this card to the inspiration photo.

I was inspired by the shapes and shadows in the photo.

Kim Heggins


I was inspired by the shape of beautiful leaves on the quilt. 

A small bouquet can add a little elegance

Yoonsun Hur


I was inspired by the flower and the fresh colours!


Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!
This challenge will end on Monday, September 1 at Noon (PST).


Challenge #16 - Create a Wedding Card Winners

Hello Tracey here with the winners for The Card Concept challenge #16 - Create a Wedding Card! We loved seeing how you were inspired to create card for those summer weddings. We have each chosen a winner who we liked the best but not necessarily in our own design style, and who followed the rules and challenge.

Challenge #17
5 goes live in one hour at 5:00 AM (PST).

If you are viewing this in Google Reader, please visit our blog, to see the winning projects, by clicking on the pictures.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Challenge #16 ~ Wedding Card ~ There's Still Time!

There is still plenty of time for you to play along with our current challenge  - to create a wedding card. This challenge will end Monday, August 18th at noon (PST).

There are lots of fabulous entries already, check them out if you'd like a little inspiration to get you started! 





Here is a reminder of our rules if you'd like to join in the fun:

1. Use the challenge to create a card

2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for a summary of the different styles.

3. Explain in your post which style you used. 

4. Link to your blog post for this challenge only, not your whole blog. 

5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!



Go HERE to link your creation!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Challenge #16 - Create a Wedding Card

Welcome to The Card Concept. 


This week we have a theme for you to try! You must use the theme and create your card in one of the styles of the designers. 

The styles are explained HERE.


Clean & Simple


I was inspired by the colors and the softness of the flowers.


I was inspired by the beautiful blue flowers.


Clean & Graphic

Geri Greening


A simple font keeps a somewhat 'swirly' image clean & graphic.

Yoonsun Hur



Simple tiny butterfly on her hair makes the card look more graphic.


Clean & Layered


Kerin Sylvester


I was inspired by the beautiful hydrangeas in the photo.

Mary Marsh



I was inspired by the color blue and the white roses

Shabby Chic


I adore the pretty flowers in this inspiration pic and they were my starting point for my card. 

 I was inspired by the beautiful flowers in the photo and the silver candle holder for a touch of sparkle

Freestyle Collage



I loved the pretty roses and the beautiful blue and white combination.  Here's my card representing the Freestyle Collage style.

Kristie Larsen


I was inspired by three things: color, small flower petal shapes and silver candle holder.


Classy & Elegant

Colleen Dietrich


I saw those bouquets of hydrangeas, and fell in complete love!



The blues and soft greens just lent themselves to a truly classic and elegant wedding card.


Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday, August 18 at Noon (PST).

Challenge #15 - Colour Challenge Winners

Hello Tracey here with the winners for The Card Concept challenge #15 - Colour Challenge! We loved seeing how you were inspired by these fun colours. We have each chosen a winner who we liked the best but not necessarily in our own design style, and who followed the rules and challenge.

Challenge #16
5 goes live in one hour at 5:00 AM (PST).

If you are viewing this in Google Reader, please visit our blog, to see the winning projects, by clicking on the pictures.