Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Challenge #10 - Use a Coffee Theme

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.

Meet Our Guest Designer for Challenge #10!

Hey everyone, Tracey here. Not just anyone can combine patterned papers on a card and make it look clean, layered and fabulous! It takes a designer's eye to chose just the right elements to make the card interesting but not cluttered. Ii am so excited to introduce our Clean & Layering guest designer for challenge #10, the queen of coffee herself, Amy Tsuruta!

Hi! I am a Canadian living in the lovely state of Washington. I'm a mom to 2 fabulous kids and I'm engaged to the most wonderful man! He fully supports my crafting and since his hobby is building an airplane, buying a $6 pad of paper is nothing compared to his shopping list!  I've been crafting forever but signed up for a scrapbooking company in 2001, things changed quickly when I was introduced to Stampin' Up in 2002.   I started a gallery at Splitcoast Stampers in 2005 and my blog in 2007.  I'm a challenge junkie that loves to use colors & patterns in my projects.

Clean & Simple

Clean & Graphic

Did you notice the pretty coral colored coffee cup in the photo? I love pairing a single bold color with a clean & graphic design!

Clean & Layering

Guest Designer-Clean & Layered

I was inspired by the colors and the boldness of the graphics. I brought the neutral background of the print in by using the cork border.

I was inspired by the pink in the coffee pot and the brown background.

Shabby Chic

Hmmm coffee - this is the way I love to start my mornings. I couldn't resist adding two latte cups to my card!

Freestyle Collage

A chat with friends over a good cup of coffee.................this card is an invitation to do just that.

Classy & Elegant

I was inspired by the bright colors against the kraft colored background.

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, May 26 at Noon (PST).


  1. Yay! Thanks for having me as a guestie, I love the coffee challenge! Loads of wonderful inspiration ladies!!!

  2. Fabulous cards and challenge! Love Amy as your guest designer, she rocks!

  3. Amy is the queen of coffee! I love her card and all the DT cards too! YAY!

  4. You chose thee perfect guestie for the coffee theme and I had to play along!
    Wonderful inspiration from the DT!

  5. Yes, perfect guestie, I HAD to join in the FUN!