Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Card Concept #36 & Introducing new Design Team Members!

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!

Before we get to this week's challenge, we have three new designers we are excited for you to meet! Welcome ladies!

{CAS Designer}

"Hi there! I'm Sandie and I am passionate about making cards. I started crafting a few years ago and once I started I couldn't stop! My style is Clean and Simple. I am happiest when I have created a card with just stamps and inks and lots of white space! When I am not crafting, I like to walk, grow my own vegetable, and watch movies. I live in London and I love to explore all that it has to offer!

{CAG Designer}

Hi There! I'm Shannon K Jaramillo (pronounced Har-a-me-yo) and I live in Southern California. I have always been a crafty person who discovered scrapbooking while my boys were young. I discovered card making and stamping in particular in 2010 and have been making cards ever since! I am an empty nester and spend my spare moments in my crafting room.  The creative process brings me great joy, as does organizing all of my beloved tools, stamps and papers. Oh! and ribbon and embellishments, we mustn’t forget about those! My style has been defining itself over the years until now I find myself tending toward clean and simple/layered/graphic but I do LOVE pretty papers and sparkles!

(Classy & Elegant Designer)

Hi! My name is Vicki Burdick and I live in Southwest Missouri with my husband of 38 years.
We have one daughter and sadly no grandbabies yet! I have been a crafter most of my life but a paper crafter since early 2004 when I attended a Stampin' Up party with a friend and the rest is as they say history. I love to color and make pretty things. I am thrilled to be joining the Card Concept design team!

This week we are serving up cupcakes 
but you can be inspired by:

The colours, the textures, the food, the layout of the cupcakes and so on!

Feel free to use any of the styles of our team or better yet, share you own style by combining one or more of the styles. We want you to have fun and make a card in a style that you feel good about!

The styles are explained HERE.

May Clean & Simple Guest Designer

The designers have entered their cards below and they have explained the style they used and the way they were inspired...

Clean & Simple

Kristie Goulet
The colors and cupcakes inspired my CAS card.

Sandie Munro

I was inspired by the long thin straws, colours and cake!

Clean & Graphic

Geri Greening

I was inspired by the striped straws & the vibrant green on the cupcake liners.

Shannon Jaramillo
 I was inspired by the bright color and graphic patterns!

Clean & Layered

Kerin Sylvester
I was inspired by the colors and cupcake theme.

Laurie Schmidt
I was inspired by the colors!

Shabby Chic

Narelle Farrugia
I carried the green, white & gray over from the inspiration pic. 

Debbie Marcinkiewicz

 I was inspired by the colors, cupcakes with white frosting and straws!

Freestyle Collage

I was inspired by the color green and pretty white frosting.

Cindy Lovell
 I was inspired by the cupcakes and colors

Classy & Elegant

Vicki Burdick
I was inspired by the green and white colors and the texture of the cupcake liners.

I was inspired by the Green & White color combo!

Mixed Media

Yoonsun Hur
 I was inspired by the colours and diagonal striped paper straws!

Julie Gearinger
I was inspired by the colors and the gorgeous frosting swirls. 
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, June 8th at Noon (PST).


  1. Congrats to the new members! Fabulous cards, ladies!

  2. congrats to the new members.. the cards are gorgeous and inspiring!

  3. Congratulations to new DT members!
    Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

  4. #3 I tried to leave you some feed back on your blog for some reason I wasn't able to, so I am leaving it here for you I hope that you see it. I really liked your cupcakes in all the shades of green and I especially love the doilies. Great card and a lovely take on the challenge.