January 20, 2016

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Jumping for Joy...Taylor!

We are thrilled to have the talented Joy Taylor guest designing with us this month! We love her clean aesthetic. If you are not currently following her, you need to check out her beautiful blog, Simple by Design, and inspiring Instagram. Here's a little about Joy: 

I am Joy and I live in Australia, in a small country town with my partner Darryl, we live in a small cottage with a brick path, lavender either side and a garden out the front…I have loved to craft for as long as I can remember and realised that I certainly needed my own room to come and go as I please...Darryl has built me all of my furniture in my craft room and he is super talented, I love and adore my room and it is constantly in a work of progress and a busy little hub, designing cards either for design teams or for myself...I have been on many design teams and have guested for many more, always honoured and humbled when asked...I have met so many people around the world through this craft and many have become close friends, this craft is something that keeps my life sane and smiles everyday!

Joy used our Layers of Love Bundle and 3mm Blush Sequins with the card she made below and we love it! The delicately placed sequins are perfectly placed to look like blossoms around the heart wreath. Head over to Joy's blog for more details on how she created this card.

       
January 19, 2016

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Yuki is back...(YAY!)

Yuki has created another beautiful card with our Layers of Love stamp set & die (sold in a BUNDLE at a discounted price) and Sophisticated Script stamp set. We love how the "FRIEND" sentiment looks like a label maker and the color combo is dreamy! Be sure to check our her blog, Handmade by Yuki, for more details on how to make this card. There are a few special (hidden) techniques that you may not realize at first glance. SO COOL!
  

January 18, 2016

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It's KAY MILLER time!

Yep - another guest designer! If you are not already following Kay Miller, you should go do that right now! Her talent for card making is top notch! You can find Kay on Instagram under @kaym2015 or on her beautiful blog, My Joyful Moments. Here is a little bit about Kay:

Hi, I’m Kay Miller. I’ve been in love with stamping and card making for over 20 years. I am currently living a long time dream of mine, creating for several of my favorite stamp companies. I live in Missouri with my wonderful husband, two great kids, and lots of furry friends. Along with my love of card making, I also enjoy creating Christmas ornaments from Polymer clay, digital scrapbooking, photography, and long walks outside with the doggies. I am beyond excited to be guest designing for Concord & 9th!

Kay used our new Layers of Love stamp set & Layers of Love die (also sold as a bundle) to create this STUNNING card. Just looking at it speaks for itself! Now go run, don't walk, over to Kay's blog and start following her if you want to be inspired. We sure are!

  

January 17, 2016

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VIDEO: Sophisticated Script

We have created this video to show you how easy it can be to create a beautifully scripted words and monograms using this alphabet stamp set. You will also learn about the extra pieces we included in the stamp set, and why we included them. This video can be found under our VIDEOS link as well as under Stamps/Sophisticated Script. Enjoy!
January 15, 2016

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A big welcome to Yuki!

We would like to extend a big welcome to Yuki! We've have LOVED following her talent on Instagram @handmadebyyuki and find her fantastic blog, Handmade by Yuki, very inspiring so we invited her to guest design for us this month. Here is a little bit about Yuki:

"Hello! My name is Yukari; however, I go by my nickname, Yuki. While originally from Los Angeles, CA, last summer we moved to beautiful Seattle, WA. When I'm not busy paper crafting, I enjoy cycling, snowboarding and training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I discovered my passion for paper crafting in the winter of 2013 and the rest is history! I am so excited to be on the Concord & 9th blog today showcasing products from the new release. Thanks for stopping by!"
Have a wonderful day!
♥Yuki
Yuki created these FABULOUS cards using our new Layers of Love stamp set & Layers of Love die (which is also sold in a bundle). We love the color combo, the gold glitter stripes and the clean & simple look. Be sure to go to Yuki's blog and follow her on social media! You'll be glad you did!
January 13, 2016

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Simon Says Stamp!

We are so excited to be featured over on the Simon Says Stamp blog today! The post features our new Layers of Love stamp set & die. Head over to the SSS blog to see the full card, read about how the designs for these products came about, and for a list of instructions and supplies for making the card. THANK YOU Simon Says Stamp for the fun feature! We love it!

January 07, 2016

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Collaboration with A Blog Named Hero

We are SO excited to announce that we have teamed up with A Blog Named Hero, and their talented Design Team, to showcase Concord & 9th products along with Hero Arts products! Be sure to click over to their blog for a chance to participate in a challenge, and be entered to win a PRIZE from Concord & 9th!

January 06, 2016

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Time to BLUSH

Introducing BLUSH 3mm sequins! This darling color will be added to our line-up in 3 short days with our January 9th NEW releases. It is perfect to adorn your valentine's, or for any card that needs a little blush sparkle!
December 28, 2015

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2015 Best Nine on Instagram

We thought we'd play along with the #2015BestNine happening on Instragram right now. We looked up our IG posts that got the most 'likes' in 2015 (the 5 months we were in business) and put them all together to see in one glance.
It's fun to see a mixture of cards, products, guest designers and reposts making the top of the list. THANKS for all the likes! We have loved watching our following grow & appreciate each of you!

December 18, 2015

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By Your Side Stamps & Dies video

In this video you'll learn new tips & tricks on how to use the By Your Side Bird die along with the coordinating By Your Side stamp set. You can see all of these samples up close under the products too. If you like them, PIN them to share with all of your friends and followers.