Hi there! My name is Rosali! I’m a 30-something crafter, I live in Northern Germany with my hubby and you might know me under my social media nickname ilovestamping. Because I just loooove stamping, ha! :-)
My little addiction with cardmaking started in 2014-half a year later I joined Instagram and met so, so many wonderful crafters and even soulmates there. It’s amazing to connect with people all over the world through this hobby! Stamping and cardmaking to me is not only a perfect way to unwind AND create something pretty but also to spread kindness. You can easily make someone’s day better with a little handmade happy mail!
We think it is so fun to connect with crafters from around the world! I mean, how cool is it to have our products travel all the way to Rosali in Germany?!? In this first project, Rosali did some very cool techniques using the large flowers in the Hope stamp set, and paired it with the sentiment from the Flower Turnabout set! It's so clever to make the detailed images white on those flowers! SWOON! Two cards, same layout, but different techniques & looks!
This next card shows how fun the Flower Turnabout stamp set is! All those fun flowers in 4 different colors! And this color combo - it's so bright & cheery! Adding in the sparkly, red-embossed "HOPE" over the background on vellum is a perfect way to make the sentiment pop, yet still see the flowers underneath!
So fun Rosali!
So, how about all this inspiration you've seen in this post? Aren't you glad you clicked over to see these? Aren't all of these projects amazing? Be sure to leave fun comments here for Barb, Lisa & Rosali to read! Make sure you are following each of them on Instagram too!
For more details on these projects, hop over to their blogs & Flickr! Here are the deets:
TUNE IN NEXT FEATURE FRIDAY, 6/23 for more of their projects, but this time they will all create using our Orange You Sweet Bundle! Can't wait!!!
We are excited to share our June new product release with you! This month's release is packed with fresh, fun products that will keep you crafting for hours!
The Hope stamp set and Hope Label dies come together to create stunning cards. Acrylic-painted, watercolor wash flowers create a beautiful backdrop for the large peekthrough HOPE from the Hope Label dies. Mix and match sentiments provide the finishing touch for the perfect card. Save 10% when you buy both the stamp and die in the Hope BUNDLE!
Celebrate summer with the Orange You Sweet stamp set and Orange You Sweet dies! Build punny sentiments like "orange you so sweet" or "Hello - dropping you a lime" and pair it with fun, fruity images like oranges, limes, lemons, grapefruit, watermelon, cantaloupe, & kiwis. Buy the stamp and die together in the Orange You Sweet BUNDLE and save 10%!
Create on trend pallet art and mini crates with the Petals & Pallet stamp set and Petals & Pallet dies. The Petals & Pallet BUNDLE create cards for every occasion! Mix & match sentiments such as "forever together" for a wedding card or "thanks a bunch" for a flowery thank you card, or "you matter to me" as a thinking of you card! Watch the VIDEO to see just how easy it is to make crates using the Petals & Pallet die.
We put two of your favorite things together for the next new product, flowers and Turnabout stamps! The Flower Turnabout stamp set allows you to easily create multi-colored backgrounds. Use the added images in the stamp set to add details to the flowers & leaves or use on their own! The greetings in the set work well for the outside of your card, or continuing the sentiment to the inside of your card too!
Originally introduced in our April Customer Appreciation promotion, the Lovely stamp set is now available for purchase! This set makes it easy to create cute cards quickly!
***Please note this set is not part of the June 2017 Release Bundle since many of you may already own it.
If you love it all, don't forget that we have an easy one-click ordering solution, our June 2017 Release BUNDLE! All the new products sold together at a discounted price!
***Please note the Lovely stamp set is not part of the Bundle
BUT WAIT, there's more! We have 3 fabulous guest designers joining us this month for our FEATURE FRIDAY posts! Barb Engler, Rosali Bartz and Lisa Addesa! We are excited to see what they create with our June release, and cannot wait to share their talent with you starting on Fri, 6/16!
ONE MORE THING!!!...
We have a special BOUNCEBACK promotion happening! Place an order 6/9-6/30 and you will receive a 15% discount code in your order confirmation email to be used on orders placed with Concord & 9th 7/1-7/8, 2017! See our promotions page for all the details!
Happy FRIDAY everyone! We are excited to share one last post with you from our May guest designers! This time Janette, Vera & Justin are using our Enjoy It All Bundle, which is our Enjoy It All stamp set + our Detailed Blooms dies sold together at a discounted price!
Here is Janette's next card. We love that she colored in the Detailed Blooms diecut piece. It really pops of the neutral cardstock - especially with the white embossed sentiment!
Next up is Vera @wirianta:
Vera's first card is so clever - she has used the Detailed Blooms die across the top of her card (rather than in the corners as it was designed). She's also clipped it in places and added in extra flowers with the other dies that come in the set.
This next card also shows the die snipped in places, and colored. We really love this color combo!
Last but not least is Justin @jrk912:
Looks like all 3 of our guests had the same idea to color in the diecut blooms! So fun! In Justin's first card he has used the blooms on the top portion of the card. It still frames in the sentiment very nicely!
This next card has a whole different look & feel. Justin used some iridescent paper to diecut the blooms. It looks so pretty & delicate around the focal center piece. The 'adventure' awaits is from our new Globe Greetings stamp set! We love mixing & matching stamps & dies from different sets!
Be sure to hop over to these designers blogs for more details on how these projects came to be! Be sure and follow them on Instagram too!
Don't forget to PIN their projects to your favorite boards too!s
We have REALLY enjoyed having Janette, Vera & Justin as our guests this month! They are very talented, and have been a pleasure to work with!
Wow! These Fridays really roll around quickly! We are excited to share more great projects from our May guest designers which are Justin Krieger, Janette Kausen & Vera Yates! If you missed our previous posts with their other projects, click HERE & HERE.
First up is Justin @jrk912:
Look at each card - you'll see that the All About You dies are used differently on each card. Justin also used the extra images in the Dotty Turnabout stamp (like the striped thin lines). Great 'thank you' cards!
Next up is Janette @janettekausen:
Janette has made two cards using these products! Both are very different looking with such fun color choices!
This first card is a fun color combo of navy, fuchsia and gold which looks very celebratory! Janette also used the extra images like the striped lines, dotted outline and polka dots to accent the big dots in Dotty Turnabout. Adding the gold on the diecuts is a great addition too!
This next card shows the background stamped 3 times, and the middle of the O in YOU shown with the stacked hearts cut out. Keep scrolling to see a close-up of this card because the YOU is stacked and looks so cool!
And last, but not least is Vera @wirianta:
Vera has used the turnabout with embossing! We love all the texture that it shows on the card! We also love that she paired it with our Double-Cut Alphabet dies!
In this next card Vera die cut the 'thanks' and put it back in the card - very clever - and love this color combo too!
Be sure to hop over to these talented designers blogs for more details on how these projects came to be! Be sure and follow them on Instagram too!
Don't forget to PIN their projects to your favorite boards too!s
Justin Krieger @jrk912 = JKCards
Janette Kausen @janettekausen = Creative Bliss
Vera Yates @wirianta = Ling's Design Studio
One more FEATURE FRIDAY to go with this talented group! Be sure to check-in next Fri, 6/1 for projects they will use with our Enjoy It All Bundle!
It's FRIDAY! We have another Concord & 9th FEATURE FRIDAY to share with you! All projects are created by our May guest designers using the same Concord & 9th products! The idea is you get to see multiple ideas all at one time! Did you see last Friday's post with their introductions? If not, click HERE to learn more about Janette, Vera & Justin and to see the fabulous projects they created using our new Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp set!
First up this time is Vera Yates @wirianta
Vera totally saw our vision of adding the floral spray on the globe! Plus, we love how she create the world to look like Earth, and white embossed the sentiment on top! The black background really helps the world stand out!
This next card is just the opposite - the black globe on the white card really pops too! Notice how she stamped the middle of the diecut flowers? That's how we designed the stamps/dies to work together. The little flowers are a little tricky to stamp and cut because they are so small, but work great either stamped, or the flowers diecut in different colors of cardstock and then adding the middle details with stamping.
Great cards Vera!
Next is Justin Krieger @jrk912
The stamped & diecut pennants behind the globe are a perfect size (happy accident there)! This is a great take on a card for a new baby! Great combo Justin!
Last, but not least is Janette Kausen @janettekausen
Janette went all out with this product and created THREE cards for us all today! This first card would be fabulous for the men in your life! Yes, it has sequins, but it's a shaker and you know the recipient will be interested to know the mechanics of how this card comes together!
Next is a great graduation card! We love the extra embellishments of the cap & plane! And the tonal floral spray really adds a finishing touch to the card! We also spy some Floral Fill-In Patterned Paper on this card!
Here is card #3. We are really loving the black globes with white sentiments as they look chalked! Janette did a lot of fussy-cutting with the flower spray on this card because the dies will not leave that white space around each element. We love what she has done here though - it shows you can use the stamp set without the dies too - or making them look a little different. So clever!
Love all of these Janette!
Well, our second "FEATURE FRIDAY" is in the books! We've really liked this new format - do you? We think it shows how to extend the use of your stamps/dies with so many ideas in one post. We want you to be able to make lots of different projects when you buy Concord & 9th products, so we hope you are as inspired as we are!
Be sure to hop over to these talented designers blogs for more details on how these projects came to be! Be sure and follow them on Instagram too!
Don't forget to PIN their projects to your favorite boards too!
Have you had a chance to see our new May 2017 new release products? Well, we have another treat for you today! We have invited 3 guest designers to join us for May 2017! Each of them will be showcasing products from our new release, on the same day, with the same products. We thought this would be a fun way to show you how versatile the products can be! And, we have decided to feature these guests on Fridays! So, we are thinking a fun name would be FEATURE FRIDAY!
For this first Concord & 9th FEATURE FRIDAY (#C9FEATUREFRIDAY) post we will share a little tidbit about each guest along with their 'selfies' and photos of their projects! This is a fun opportunity for you to get to know them better too! The product we are highlighting today is our new Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp set! If you are unfamiliar with how our Turnabouts work, we encourage you to watch our instructional VIDEO.
So, let's get started...
JANETTE KAUSEN @janettekausen
Hello, Hello! I am Janette Kausen, I am the wife of my high school sweetheart and the mother of 4 amazing daughters (2 in elementary, 2 in college). We raise our family in the citrus rich community of Exeter, California. We grow oranges, almonds, cherries, grapefruit and recently added persimmons to our commodities. You may have even had our locally grown goodness at your grocer or even at your table. I am an old soul with a Type A personality. Crafting allows me to decompress from the stresses of everyday life. I find my Creative Bliss in being a Paper Crafter, Stamper, Copic & Watercolor Lover, Quilter, Aspiring Modern Calligrapher and overall ProCraftinator!
Janette has created two cards to share with us using Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp set. This first card is paired with our Say Hello dies! We love her layout & color combo! This would be a great card for men, women & children! Love the versatility!
That golden, shimmery strip along the card front is also very cool! To learn more about how these cards came to be, hop over to Janette's blog, Creative Bliss!
Next up is Vera...
VERA YATES @wirianta
Hi everyone. My name is Vera Wirianta Yates, or you can also call me by my nickname Lingling. I am originally from Indonesia, but been calling Texas home for almost 22 years. I started my journey in paper crafting through scrapbooking back in 1997, and soon branched out to card making. In 2009, I started my blog and it's been quite a ride since then. I've met many dear friends through cardmaking & been blessed with quite a few opportunities to design for various stamping companies throughout the years. Currently I design for The Ton Stamps, SugarPea Designs and Purple Onion Designs. I am also the founder of Caring Hearts Card Drive, an annual event that I hosted annually with Jennifer McGuire & an awesome team of volunteers, which collects handmade holiday cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes. Outside card making, I am known for my love for animals. I am very much a dog person & I especially love pugs. I am very excited to be guest designing for Concord & 9th as I am a big fan of their products. Can't wait to share my projects with you & thank you Concord & 9th for this fun opportunity.
Vera created two cards also! One shows the Oh, Hello Turnabout stamped 4 times, and one shows it stamped 3 times. This first card pairs the background stamp with our By Your Side Bird dies. It's so cute how the birds are perched, looking like they are saying hello to each other!
Vera's second card is showing how the background looks when you stamp & turn-it-about only 3 times. We love the open white space it leaves - especially when you fill it in with enamel hearts! So cute!
We love the color combo's of Vera's cards, and how these cards show you can create a portrait or landscape card with the background! To learn more about how these cards came to be, hop over to Vera's blog, Ling's Design Studio!
And, last but not least we have Justin...
JUSTIN KRIEGER @jrk912
My name is Justin Krieger and I’m techie that does computer consulting. I live in Long Island, NY and I have a wonderful daughter Taylor and Mini Schnauzer Winston. I have always done some kind of paper crafting ever since I was little when I made entire car dashboards out of oaktag. I discovered my love of card making in January of 2010 while watching a show on PBS. I saw them make a waterfall card and I thought I can do that so I went out and got some supplies and made one. My friend introduced me to Stampin’ Up! in August of that year and I became an Independent Demonstrator in September. Since then my love of crafting has grown to many other companies. I'm now the proud owner of the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store! I’m completely addicted to crafting and take some time to make something every day. It relaxes me and is my wind down at the end of the day!
Justin also created two cards using our Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp set. In this first card, Justin also paired the stamp set with our Say Hello dies! We really didn't tell our guests this month what products to pair it with! We also thought the Say Hello dies would be a good pairing with this stamp set, and are so glad others agree!
In this first card Justin created the Turnabout background, and then added the vellum strip across the card to attach the diecut 'hello' to. What a great idea! We love that you can still see the background stamping underneath!
In this next card Justin created a panel with the background stamp. Just because the stamp is 6x6, doesn't mean that you have to use the full background. The "hi there" comes from the extra sentiments you get with the Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp!
Fantastic cards! Again, these are versatile enough to work for any recipient!
To learn more about how these cards came to be, hop over to Justin's blog, JK Cards.
So - what did you think? Do you love #C9FEATUREFRIDAY as much as we do? We love that you now have multiple ideas on how to use one of our new products! Be sure to tune in for the next 3 Fridays to see what else these talented crafters come up with!
FRIDAY 5/19, FRIDAY 5/26 & FRIDAY 6/2
Are you ready to see the exciting NEW products we have lined up for our May 9th release? This month's products offer a variety of on-trend styles and work for several occasions such as birthday, graduation, wedding, thank you's, babies, and sending cards to just say 'hello'!
The Globe Greetings stamp set and Globe Greetings die can be used together to create on-trend all occasion cards! The stamp set offers a wide variety of sentiments that pair perfectly with the world globe image. The dies just add to the set's versatility...good thing you can purchase both the stamp set and die as part of the Globe Greetings BUNDLE and save 10%!
Create stunning cards with The Enjoy It All stamp set and coordinating Detailed Blooms dies. Mix and match sentiments to create the perfect greeting for a variety of occasions. Save 10% when you buy both the stamp and die together in the Enjoy it All BUNDLE. Check out the VIDEO for tips on getting clean cuts with this ultra-detailed die.
Mix and match words to create the perfect sentiment for your card front when you use the All About You Dies. Use the single heart, triple hearts and/or oval dies to complete the "O" in YOU. The double cut on the "YOU" allows you to use the fallout letters or the outline of the word. Need even more word options? Pair with Beautiful You dies and Wonderful Word dies to make even more customized greetings.
You won't want to miss the Dotty Turnabout stamp set in this month's release. Similar to our best selling Triangle Turnabout stamp set, this set allows you to easily create multi-colored backgrounds with just one stamp, one jig, 1-4 ink colors, an Original MISTI™ and a few turns of your paper! Use the added images in the stamp set to add details to the watercolored, imperfect circles! Watch our Turnabout instructional VIDEO to show how to line up the stamp for successful stamping!
Can't get enough of the Turnabout stamps? Neither can we! Our second new turnabout is the Oh, Hello Turnabout stamp set. Similar to our best selling Triangle Turnabout stamp set, this set allows you to easily create multi-colored backgrounds with just one stamp, one jig, 1-4 ink colors, an Original MISTI™ and a few turns of your paper! Use the extra images such as "hi there" and "oh, hello there" to pop-up as a focal point on the card. Watch our Turnabout instructional VIDEO to show how to line up the stamp for successful stamping!
With such an amazing release we know you want it all! Well, we have an easy solution for you! We’ve bundled all of the May 2017 NEW Release products together so you only have to click once to buy - shopping made easy! Plus, the price is discounted from buying them all individually ($124 value for $111.60).
Ceal Pritchett is back with us today, this time sharing wonderful cards using our Cuddles & Hugs Bundle which is part of our April new release products. If you missed Ceal's previous posts with us, you need to go back and see them. Click HERE, HERE & HERE!
This first card uses the big heart in Cuddles & Hugs stamp set as the backdrop. The thin 'hugs' word is from the Cuddles & Hugs dies. We love that the 'hugs' word creates a peek through when you use the outer double-cut cardstock piece. And, how about that inky background with Distress Oxide inks? So pretty!
This next card combines the Cuddles & Hugs Bundle with our Floral Fill-In Patterned Paper and Floral Fill-In Stencils. What a fun combo of products! We love that Ceal has customized the paper to coordinate with the 'hugs' colors!
As an added bonus, Ceal has created this cute notecard with our Lovely stamp set! That set isn't for sale (yet) but can be earned FREE through 5/8/17 with a $25+ purchase! Check out our promotions page HERE for all the details.
Get it FREE while you can!
For more details on how these cards came to be, hop over to Ceal's blog, Simply Beautiful. Be sure to follow Ceal on Instagram too @cealp. Her feed is full of crafty inspiration! We've loved having Ceal as our guest designer this month! She is so talented, and so kind. THANK YOU CEAL!
Emily Midgett is back with us today! She has been guest designing with us sharing lots of amazing projects using our April new release products! If you missed her previous posts, you must go check them out HERE, HERE & HERE!
Today she is sharing two more cards using our Select-A-Size Edge dies along with other Concord & 9th goodies! In this first card, Emily has done a beautiful job creating a floral background with the heart image in our You Are Here stamp set. She's paired that with our Happy Card Frame dies and Happy Words stamp set. The lacy edge from Select-A-Size Edge dies creates a finishing touch on this beautiful Mother's Day card!
Next up is this lovely card using our Customer Appreciation Promotion FREE stamp set called Lovely! This set can be earned with a $25 order through 5/8/17. This card would also be great for Mother's Day, but could work for many other occasions - thank you's, thinking of you, just saying hello.
The scallop edge from Select-A-Size Edge dies is a perfect match with the Lovely stamp set. The foil paper & embossing really add shine to this special card!
We've really enjoyed having Emily as our guest this month. We are in awe of her talent & absolutely love what she creates with our products! Did you know she is also part of the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge blog? If you are unfamiliar with that blog, and design team, you need to start following it too @wherecreativitymeetsC9
- and play along for prizes!
THANK YOU EMILY!
Jessica Kim is back with us as one of our April guest designers using our April new release products. If you missed Jessica's previous posts with us, you need to check them out! In her introduction post, Jessica talks about being NEW to stamping, which is amazing considering how great she is! Click HERE, HERE & HERE to see projects this TALENTED NEWBIE has made!
Today Jessica is highlighting our Many Mandalas Bundle along with our Cuddles & Hugs dies! We love that she has mixed these products together on one project! The watercolor washed background with the bold coloring on the mandala is fabulous! Adding the detailed 'hugs' from our Cuddles & Hugs dies paired with the sentiment from Many Mandalas stamp set really works great too!
For more details on how this card was made, hop over to Jessica's blog, JNI Creative! Be sure to follow her blog & leave her comments to read! You'll want to follow her on Instagram too @JNICreative. Lots of fun inspiration is there to see!
We've thoroughly enjoyed having Jessica as our guest designer this month! We've loved her projects, and it's been great getting to know Jessica a little more!