April 13, 2018

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FEATURE FRIDAY: April 2018 guests + Bitty Burst Turnabout/Bitty Burst Thank You

Welcome to Friday the 13th! LUCKY for us, we have new guest designers to introduce to you! We are really excited to have Micaela, Kara & Niki designing with our new April 2018 release products! Each Friday this month (and May 4th) they will showcase the same products from our release, showing you how many different things you can create!

In this post you'll get to know more about each of these talented designers, and see projects they've made using our Bitty Burst Turnabout stamp and Bitty Thank You die! These are two items that can be earned FREE this month with qualifying orders. 

FIRST UP IS Micaela Ferrero @micaelaferrero.paperlover:

Here is a little more about Micaela in her own words:

Hi everyone, i'm Micaela Ferrero.
I live in Punta del Este, in Uruguay.

Cardmaking came to my life as a hobby , and in just a few years, it has become a full-time professional activity.

Nowadays I run a blog about cardmaking, lead a creative team of artists, develop a curated line of dies & stamps in spanish, sell my products worldwide, became a teacher, and organize craft events in my hometown, Punta del Este. And when I look back, my days as a lawyer seem to have happened in another life!!

I started with the cardmaking tutorials in 2013, and since day one i showed to the audience my own aesthetic, with clean designs,  a soft color palette and delicate lettering. I speak spanish and the spanish speaking audience audience loved it. I've always respected the public, trying to film tutorials with a high level of content and production. The blog and social media became really active with loyal and enthusiastic followers from around the world.

I find my inspiration on daily moments, in the garden, with my pets, riding my bike, next to the ocean, enjoying quality time with my friends and my husband. My city allows you to enjoy life. I love the place where i live. I'm happy here, and I want to share this amazing feeling with all of you.

Welcome to my life

Micaela Ferrero
Paper Lover

Here is Micaela's project using the Bitty Burst Turnabout stamp and Bitty Thank You die:

NEXT UP IS Kara Vrabel @kandrdesigns:

Here is a little more about Kara in her own words:

I live in NJ with my husband, Ryan, and I work as an Educational Sign Language Interpreter.

I'm lucky to have very creative parents and have been crafting and creating all my life. I started stamping in 2007 and really developed a passion for it. When I'm not in my craft room you can find me in the kitchen baking or outside playing with my dog, Piper.

Here is Kara's project using the Bitty Burst Turnabout stamp and Bitty Thank You die:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS Niki Bee @nikibee.handmade:

Here is a little more about Niki in her own words:

Hello! I’m a Thirty-something Wife, Mother and card maker who currently lives in Darwin, Australia.

Finding card making and the lovely community of crafters has truly enriched my life, giving me a passion for creating & sharing.

Here is Niki's project using the Bitty Burst Turnabout stamp and Bitty Thank You die:

 

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs or social media for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Be sure to follow them too! You'll be glad they are in your feed! :)

Micaela Ferrero of Micaela Ferrero Paper Lover @micaelaferrero.paperlover
Kara Vrabel of K and R Designs @kandrdesigns
Niki Bee of Nikibee Handmade with Love @nikibee.handmade

Come back next Fri, 4/20 for more projects by these talented guests using our Painted Rose BUNDLE!



 



 

March 30, 2018

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FEATURE FRIDAY: Posie Fill-In

Happy last Friday in March! It's another FEATURE FRIDAY here, but a bitter-sweet one. It's our last Friday with this month's guest designers...Cindy, Heather & Rowena have done such an excellent job showcasing our March new release products! If you missed their previous posts, you need to check them out!

Click HERE to see their introduction post along with projects they made using our Banners & Blooms Bundle. Click HERE to see the projects they made using our Semicircle Turnabout Bundle! Click HERE to see the projects they made using our Rainbow Wishes Bundle!

Now on to today's projects where they've used our Posie Fill-In Bundle! We love all the different looks they've come up with using the same bundle of products!!

First up is HEATHER RUWE @HEATHERMRUWE:

NEXT UP IS ROWENA MINIACI @RMCARDS:

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS CYNDE WHITLOW @THE_PINK_ENVELOPE_BLOG:

Are you inspired to get the Posie Fill-In Bundle yet? Already have it? You should try some of these techniques. 

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Follow their inspiring Instagram feeds too!

Cynde Whitlow of The Pink Envelope @the_pink_envelope_blog
Heather Ruwe of Handmade by Heather @heathermruwe
Rowena Miniaci @rmcards

We want to say THANK YOU to these ladies for playing along with us this month! They've been fantastic!

Our next FEATURE FRIDAY will be on 4/13! We will have a new release of products and three new guest designers too! Come back then!

 

March 23, 2018

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FEATURE FRIDAY: Rainbow Wishes

Happy first official Friday of spring everyone! We are excited to share another round of projects with you from our March 2018 guest designers! Cynde Whitlow, Heather Ruwe and Rowena Miniaci will be creating projects each Friday this month using our March 2018 New Release products. Click HERE to see their introduction post, where they each made cards using our new Banners & Blooms Bundle! Click HERE to see their fabulous cards using our Semicircle Turnabout Bundle!

Today they will be using our Rainbow Wishes Bundle: Rainbow Wishes stamp set and Rainbow Wishes dies! If these don't bring a smile to your face, I don't know what will!

FIRST UP IS ROWENA MINIACI @RMCARDS:

NEXT UP IS HEATHER RUWE @HEATHERMRUWE:

And LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS CYNDE WHITLOW @THE_PINK_ENVELOPE_BLOG:

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Follow their inspiring Instagram feeds too!

Cynde Whitlow of The Pink Envelope @the_pink_envelope_blog
Heather Ruwe of Handmade by Heather @heathermruwe
Rowena Miniaci @rmcards

Come back next Fri, 3/30 for more projects by these talented guests using our Posie-Fill-In Bundle!

 

March 21, 2018

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SPECTRUM Cards for National Craft Month Celebration with Right at Home + Concord & 9th

National Craft Month Celebration
March 19th - 26th, 2018 

Hello crafty friends!
Today we are excited to be collaborating with Nicole of Right at Home for her National Craft Month Celebration! What is that you ask? It's a week long celebration of our favorite hobby! Each day there will be a different challenge, guest designers, and prizes up for grabs for those who participate. In order to join in on the fun you must make a project inspired by the daily challenge and post it to one of the following forums:

  • Post to the Right at Home Facebook group (link will be provided in post on RAH blog)
  • Post on Instagram with #NCMwithRAH and tagging @rightathome. We'd love you to also tag #concordand9th too!
  • Post to personal blog and add the link to your post in the comments of the RAH blog post
As our challenge, we selected SPECTRUM! This can be taken so many directions. You can create one card with all the colors of the rainbow on it, or create a pack of spectrum cards like we've done here:
These cards were created using our new Posie Fill-In stamp set, Posie Fill-In dies and Blooms Fill-In dies! Wouldn't these make a fun gift for someone? Bundles these up with some stamped envelopes, and gift them to brighten someone's day! 
Here is another idea for the spectrum challenge! We've used our Rainbow Wishes dies and our favorite colors of cardstock for the spectrum part of this card. It really pops over the tone-on-tone backdrop of the Semicircle Turnabout stamp! To finish it off we topped it off with a big YAY! from our new Yay dies! This card would work for so many occasions! 
Are you inspired to create your own spectrum cards? We hope so! Be sure to post your creations as instructed above. One winner will be selected from this SPECTRUM challenge to win a $25 gift card to shop at Concord & 9th!
Like any product you see here (or others in our shop)? As part of this collaboration we are offering our blog readers a special discount code! Enter CRAFTMONTH2018 at checkout for 15% off your order placed by end of day Monday, March 26th!

HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

March 16, 2018

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FEATURE FRIDAY: Semicircle Turnabout stamp & Yay dies

Happy Friday everyone! We are excited to share another round of projects with you from our March 2018 guest designers! Cynde Whitlow, Heather Ruwe and Rowena Miniaci will be creating projects each Friday this month using our March 2018 New Release products. Click HERE to see their introduction post, where they each made cards using our new Banners & Blooms Bundle!

Today they will be using our Semicircle Turnabout stamp set along with our Yay dies (also sold as Semicircle Turnabout Bundle at a discounted price) to create today's projects!

FIRST UP IS HEATHER RUWE @HEATHERMRUWE:

NEXT UP IS CYNDE WHITLOW @THE_PINK_ENVELOPE_BLOG:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS ROWENA MINIACI @RMCARDS:

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Follow their inspiring Instagram feeds too!

Cynde Whitlow of The Pink Envelope @the_pink_envelope_blog
Heather Ruwe of Handmade by Heather @heathermruwe
Rowena Miniaci @rmcards

Come back next Fri, 3/23 for more projects by these talented guests using our Rainbow Wishes Bundle!

March 15, 2018

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Time Out Challenge

Today we are excited to share a fun blog hop with you by the talented team of TIME OUT!

Time Out was created due to our love of taking a break from the day to day to paper craft and wanting to encourage others to do the same.  Ink and paper are what we love!  There is nothing like a time out crafting to help relax from the every day stresses of life.  Time Out was created by Sandie and Nonni with this vision in mind.  We love to admire what our challenge players create for our theme and inspiration challenges.   Our design team consists of designers from around the world – from the UK, to the Netherlands, Finland, France, Croatia, New Zealand, Canada and the US.  Although we are 1000s of miles apart, we love the connection this wonderful community brings and would love to see you take a Time Out with us!

Today's theme is BIRTHDAYS! Their design team is using Concord & 9th products to create birthday themed cards! Why? Because it's TIME OUT's 4th birthday, which is really exciting! 

To view all of the birthday creations, AND to be eligible for a $25 gift card to our shop, hop over to the TIME OUT blog! There you will find all the details of this fun collaboration! ENJOY!!

March 09, 2018

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March 2018 New Product Release & Guest Designers


Can you believe it's March 9th, 2018 already? Today we are excited to not only launch our new March release products, but we are kicking off this event with 3 new guest designers: Cynde WhitlowHeather Ruwe, and Rowena Miniaci!

In this post you'll get to know more about each of these talented designers, and see projects they've made using our Banners & Blooms Bundle! Check back with us each #FeatureFriday for more projects from these ladies!

FIRST UP IS CYNDE WHITLOW @the_pink_envelope_blog:

Hey folks, I’m Cynde! I’ve been a huge fan of Concord & 9th for so long and I’m so excited to guest design for them this month! I’m a stay at home mom and my husband and I have 4 kids. Two girls and two boys. We are outdoorsy folks so we spend a lot of time on our snowmobiles in the winter and our wave runners in the summer. I’ve always been creative, but I traded sewing for card making 3 years ago. I feel truly blessed, I can share what I do with this amazing community! I look forward to sharing my projects with you this month. You will love this release!

Here are Cynde's projects using the Banners & Blooms stamp set & Ribbon Banner dies:


NEXT UP IS HEATHER RUWE @heathermruwe:

Hi! I'm Heather Ruwe. I'm just a crafty gal trying to spread a little sunshine through card making. I've been crafting since I was very young and it has remained a constant joy in my life. Speaking of joy, I'm married to my best friend (Ted) and we have two sons (Alex and Aiden). If I'm not in my studio creating, you can find me watching really bad reality t.v., organizing, or at a concert (I'm a music junkie). A big thank you to Concord & 9th for having me as a March Guest Designer. I'm so honored to be working with such a great company with amazing people. Isn't this card making community awesome!? 

Here are Heather's projects using the Banners & Blooms stamp set & Ribbon Banner dies:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS ROWENA MINIACI @rmcards:

Hi, I'm Rowena! I used to be a banker but  for the past 13 years I've been a stay home mom.  I live in Canada with my husband, son, and a very spoiled labradoodle.
When I'm not busy driving my son to his basketball or rugby games and dealing with the demands of family life, I'm home making cards and working on other craft projects.
One my favorite parts about cardmaking is meeting fellow cardmakers and making friends from all over the world. I just love how everyone inspires each other! I'm  grateful to be a part of this fabulous community!

I'm beyond thrilled and honored to be guest designer for Concord and 9th this month. Thank you Angie and Greg for giving me this opportunity!
I can't wait to share my projects with you using the amazing new products from Concord and 9th.

Here are Rowena's projects using the Banners & Blooms stamp set & Ribbon Banner dies:

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Follow their inspiring Instagram feeds too!

Cynde Whitlow of The Pink Envelope @the_pink_envelope_blog
Heather Ruwe of Handmade by Heather @heathermruwe
Rowena Miniaci @rmcards

Come back next Fri, 3/16 for more projects by these talented guests using our Semicircle Turnabout Bundle!

March 02, 2018

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FEATURE FRIDAY: Mosaic Turnabout & Fabulous Phrases

Do Fridays always roll around so quickly? Do months seem to fly by? This month did! We were grateful to have 3 amazing guest designers with us using our February new release products all month! If you missed any of their previous posts, click HERE for the introduction of Ardyth, Caly & Kari and also see their projects using our Everyday Bundle. Click HERE to see their projects using Birthday Stacks Bundle, and click HERE for Wonderful Florals! I promise they are all worth looking at!!

Now on to todays projects using our Mosaic Turnabout stamp set and Fabulous Phrases dies, also sold in a BUNDLE called Mosaic Turnabout Bundle!

First up is CALY PERSON @CALYPERSON:

NEXT UP IS KARI VANNOY @KARIAVAN:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS ARDYTH PERCY-ROBB @ARDYTHPR1:

Wow! So many projects can be made with these fun products in the Mosaic Turnabout Bundle! All of these cards look so different! We are very impressed!!

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Follow their inspiring Instagram feeds too!

Ardyth Percy-Robb of Maskerade @ardythpr1
Caly Person of Craftin' Caly @calyperson 
Kari VanNoy of Sunshine In My Pocket @kariavan

We have very much enjoyed having Ardyth, Caly & Kari join us this month! They did an absolutely fabulous job and we cannot THANK them enough!!

Come back next Fri, 3/9! Not only is it launch day of our March release products, but we will have a new set of guest designers showing many new projects too!

 

February 23, 2018

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FEATURE FRIDAY: Wonderful Florals

Here it is...another Friday is here! We love Fridays because we get to share amazing projects with your from our guest designers! This week they have used our Wonderful Florals Bundle! If you missed their previous posts, click HERE to see their introductions and projects they made using our Everyday Bundle. Click HERE to see projects they made using our Birthday Stacks Bundle!

Now on to today's WONDERFUL projects!!

First up is KARI VANNOY @KARIAVAN:

NEXT UP IS CALY PERSON @CALYPERSON:

LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS ARDYTH PERCY-ROBB @ARDYTHPR1:

I told you they were WONDERFUL!!! Can you believe how many different looks you can get with the Wonderful Florals stamp set and Wonderful Florals dies? These ladies took these products and really did some creative things with them!

Be sure to hop over to these ladies blogs for details on how all these fabulous projects were made! Follow their inspiring Instagram feeds too!

Ardyth Percy-Robb of Maskerade @ardythpr1
Caly Person of Craftin' Caly @calyperson 
Kari VanNoy of Sunshine In My Pocket @kariavan

Come back next Fri, 3/2 for more projects by these talented guests using our Mosaic Turnabout and Fabulous Phrases dies!

 

February 16, 2018

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FEATURE FRIDAY: Birthday Stacks

Welcome to this weeks FEATURE FRIDAY! Today our 3 amazing guest designers are creating projects using our Birthday Stacks Bundle of Birthday Stacks stamp set and Birthday Stacks dies!

If you missed their first post, click HERE! There you will find their introductions, and projects they made using our new Everyday Bundle of Everyday Greetings stamp set, Everyday Circle dies and Everyday Tintables Card Pack! GOOD STUFF!!

On to today's feature...

First up is Ardyth @ardythpr1:

Next up is Caly @calyperson:

Last but not least is Kari @kariavan:

 

Aren't these so fun?? There are SO MANY layering options with this Birthday Stacks Bundle! What will you make??

For more details on these projects, be sure to visit our guests blogs, and follow their crafty Instagram accounts too!

Ardyth Percy-Robb of Maskerade @ardythpr1
Caly Person of Craftin' Caly @calyperson 
Kari VanNoy of Sunshine In My Pocket @kariavan

Come back next Fri, 2/23 for more projects by these talented guests using our Wonderful Florals Bundle!