May 2017 Guest Designers

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!

Her second card feels 'fancy' with the Oh, Hello Turnabout tone-on-tone with black embossing. We love that it's paired with our You Are Enough stamp set flower too! So pretty!


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...


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

Until then, leave fun comments here for Janette, Vera & Justin and be sure to follow each of their inspiring Instagram feeds! You'll be glad you did!
@janettekausen   @wirianta   @jrk912




4 Responses

Melissa Creamer
Melissa Creamer

May 16, 2017

I just received my Oh Hello Turnabout stamp and the Hello dies featured in today’s blog! I love all the card designers designs! I’m so excited to use this Stamp! I already tested out the Hello die and I am loving it!


May 12, 2017

I love #c9featurefriday!! Fantastic to learn about these super talented designers anf see what they created. Fantastic idea, thanks for sharing!

Stacy White
Stacy White

May 12, 2017

Loved this feature! It was fun to read about the designers and they all made beautiful cards!


May 12, 2017

A trio of talent here, sharing cards that are WOW, WOW and WOW! Talk about high calibre inspiration! Off to visit their blogs….

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