Challenge #7 – Clear Cards

23 Feb

Hello, and welcome to a new Young Crafters Unite challenge! We hope you will be able to join us in this challenge =)

Before we get to announching this month’s challenge, we have some news to share. We’re sad to announce that Paulina has decided to step down from the team of this challenge. She’s been very busy lately, so we most certainly understand! Paulina – thank you SO very much for all that you have contributed to our team over the past six months. You’re a fantastic artist and we know that you’ll be around. YCUers, please leave some love for Paulina in the comments and make sure to add her blog to your blog reading device. Paulina is awesome!
Although Paulina can of course not be replaced, we are working on a couple exciting things for the next challenge. Stay tuned for more on that!


This month’s challenge

So the challenge this month is to make either a clear card, or a card with a clear element. We hope you’ll have fun with it =)


Awesome Design Team contributions

We are so lucky to have a great design team to give you lots of inspiration for this fun challenge. Here are their amazing creations for this challenge:

Chari Moss –

Jen Rzasa –

Jess Larsen –

Jess has unfortunantely not been able to make a card for this challenge. We hope to see a card from her next time =)


Britta Swiderski –


Marie Forberg –



Simon Says Stamp

We are so lucky as to be sponsored by the awesome Simon Says Stamp for this challenge. They are giving one lucky winner a $25 gift certificate to their online store! If you haven’t checked out their online store before, it’s totally worth your time. They have a huge selection of stamping and scrapbooking supplies =) You can check them out here =) Thank you so much, Simon Says Stamp!


Challenge Rules

Please make sure you read and stick to these rules. We will not pick you as the winner or as part of our top five if you have not followed the rules. Please know that we are only doing this to keep it fair for everyone =)

- Your entry must be made after this challenge was posted. We want to see your new projects!
- Link back to our challenge in the blogpost for your entry
- Display the challenge graphic in your blogpost. (This does not apply for entries posted on Flickr)
- You can not enter more then three challenges with your card. In other words, this challenge may only be combined with two other challenges
- You may enter this challenge up to three times
- Follow our blog via email, Google Friend Connect or RSS feeds
- Add the link to the post of your entry, not to your entire blog, in the Inlinkz tool below


We also have some guidelines you can follow. These are not nescessary to be picked as a winner or in the top five, but we would love it if you would please:
- Disable word verification on your blog to make it easier for us to comment on your creation
- Help us spread word of our challenge; you help make us successful by telling your friends



You have until March 15th, at 11:59 pm central USA time, to link up your entry in the Inlinkz tool below. We will announce the winner and top five of this challenge on February 20th. The next challenge will start on March 23rd.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. We hope you will be able to join in on our challenge =) We encourage everyone to enter our challenges, no matter what your real age might be. We’re celebrating our love of the craft and how we feel young at heart when creating!

- Britta and Marie

6 Responses to “Challenge #7 – Clear Cards”

  1. Kimberly Lane February 23, 2012 at 12:37 AM #

    Oooh – I love the DT samples! This is a great challenge – I haven’t made a clear card in years! I’ll definitely play along.

    • Laurel Beard February 23, 2012 at 5:26 AM #

      Very tough challenge! But an idea just came to mind so I am definitely going to play along! The DT cards are gorgeous!

  2. Melissa Shea February 24, 2012 at 7:22 AM #

    This will most definitely be a challenge for me! Awesome DT inspiration!

  3. Sarah C February 29, 2012 at 8:15 PM #

    What a fun challenge! I’m digging it :-) This was my first clear card, ever. Super fun! Beautiful cards from the DT as well!!

  4. Susan Zuzarte March 3, 2012 at 11:01 AM #

    this challenge definitely got me out of my comfort zone, really enjoyed playing along

  5. Karen Letchworth March 11, 2012 at 4:39 PM #

    Thanks for an inspiring challenge. It was something new for me, and I really enjoyed it.
    Karen L