FEATURE FRIDAY: Welcome JULY guest designers

YAY for Friday! Friday means it is time to feature our July 2017 guest designers! This month we are lucky to have Crystal Thompson, Cathy Zielske & Heather Hoffman showcasing projects using our July 2017 new release products! Each of these talented ladies 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! Today will be our new Sunshine Bundle: Sunshine Turnabout stamp set and Sunshine dies!

In this first post, you will also get to know these talented ladies a little better with personal bio's from each of them! Be sure to start following their blogs & Instagram now so that you don't miss out on what they create with Concord & 9th goodies this month!

First up is Crystal @crystal_thompson_design:

Hi there! My name is Crystal, I am a wife & busy mom of 4 kids (ages 10, 5, 3 & 3 months), 2 labradors & 1 kitten. I have been cardmaking since 2012 where my partner in crime Heather Hoffman introduced me to online challenges. Card making is my special time to relax and enjoy the process of creativity. This card making industry is so welcoming and caring. I've been blessed with the opportunity to serve on a few design teams and make lifetime friends. I have been watching the growth of Concord & 9th from the beginning, and I am super thrilled to be part of the guest design team for July. Can't wait to see what awesome new products they come up with (they get better every time) and hope you enjoy my Feature Friday cards. I encourage you to follow me on Instagram and we can be crafty friends too!

Check out this fun card Crystal made! She used the Sunshine Turnabout stamp set TWICE on her card! Very clever! And, we love how she popped the circle sentiment piece up and tucked some of the flowers behind it using the Sunshine dies!


Next up is Cathy @czdesign:

Cathy Zielske is a graphic designer who loves her family, typography, clean and simple design, french fries and cheap red wine. Her motto: own your life, document it well and preserve reality. Her mission: take the ‘crap out of scrapbooking. To that end, she offers digital products, online workshops, and writes about crap-free approaches to memory keeping on her blog. She took up card making in 2017 and is completely smitten with the craft. And she has the receipts to prove it.

We LOVE that Cathy is new to cardmaking, although you'd never know it! Check out how fabulous Cathy's card is using the Sunshine Bundle! How cool is it that she used vellum so you can still see the sunshine rays under the sentiment?!? And, that ombre coloring is yummy!


Last but not least is Heather @houses_built_of_cards:

Hello - my name is Heather Hoffman and I blog at Houses Built of Cards. I am a wife to my hardworking husband Michael, mother to two BEAUTIFUL daughters that I also homeschool, and am blessed with lots of family and friends that I love and adore. I absolutely love playing with ink, paper, and stamps – and all the other things that go along with that! The crafty world is such a wonderful community of people, and I am so incredibly happy to be able to do what I do every single day. I was thrilled to get to meet some of the faces behind Concord & 9th at the Creativation Show in January – and imagine my excitement when I received an email from Angie asking me to guest design for a month! I’ve loved watching each and every new release from Concord & 9th and love how innovative and unique each one is. I can’t wait to share my projects with this month’s release!!!

Heather went crazy and made a bunch of cards using all the stamp sets in our July new release! SO COOL!! Look closely at how she stacked some of the sentiments. LOVE!

So - what'd you think? Isn't this a TON of inspiration all wrapped up in one post? I know we are inspired to get out our Sunshine Turnabout again and try more fun tricks because of these projects! Be sure to leave comments here for all of us to read!

For more details on these projects, hop over to their blogs! Here are the links:

Crystal Thompson of Crystal Thompson Design
Cathy Zielske of CZ Design
Heather Hoffman of Houses Built of Cards

TUNE IN NEXT FEATURE FRIDAY, 7/21 for more of their projects, but this time they will all create using our UNICORN BUNDLE! Can't wait!!!

1 Response


July 15, 2017

The designers cards radiate with creativity, are bursting with beauty and have added immense sunshine to my day! In a word: sensational (repeat, repeat, repeat!). LOVE them all! Unicorns next week? Oh my….I’m excited already!

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