Wow! Are lucky to have Ceal Pritchett with us this month as a guest designer! We've followed Ceal for a while now on her inspiring Instagram account @cealp. We love her clean & fresh style, so we just had to ask her to guest design with us using our April new release products.
Here is a little bit more about Ceal in her own words:
Hello Everyone! My name is Ceal and I am over the top excited to be guesting with Concord & 9th. I currently live in the mountains of western North Carolina with my very supportive husband and fur baby Shih Tzu, Willis. We are empty nesters with three adult children, one beautiful granddaughter and a grandson on the way.
I have always loved crafting and fell in love with card making after attending a Stampin Up party. My style is Clean and Simple but I sometimes dabble in Mixed Media and other stuff. You can find me on Instagram as Cealp and on my blog Simply Beautiful
Today Ceal has created two cards using our Select-A-Size Edge dies along with other Concord & 9th goodies! Our Select-A-Size Edge dies are part of our April release. They are more versatile that you might think at first glance.
In this first card, Ceal has use the pretty, lacy edge along with the straight edge in the die set to layer the pennant shape on the card front. She's paired this with our Hello Lovely and our Stripe Builder stamp sets.
This next card uses the stitched edge die to create a chevron pattern on the card front with a stitch on each side of the element. It's paired with our new Many Mandalas Bundle. So pretty!
We love that these cards use different elements, and the card are different directions, but the same type of layout. Makes it quick & easy, yet they look so different!
For more info on how these cards came to be, hop over to Ceal's blog, Simply Beautiful. Be sure to leave her sweet comments to read. You should follow Ceal on Instagram @cealp too! Ceal will be back with us a few more times this month! Keep an eye out!
We are excited to have Jessica Kim as our of our April guest designers. She will be sharing with us multiple times this month using products from our April new release! She is a very talented crafter (especially for only cardmaking for 9 months now!) and we are really excited to see what she creates with Concord & 9th goodies!
Here is a little more about Jessica in her own words:
Hi Everyone, My name is Jessica and I am super excited to be guest on Concord&9th! I loved crafting ever since I was young but I didn't start making cards until recently because I knew I would spend so much money and time on it. But last year I got into stamping and now it's been 9 month since I started cardmaking. Now, I am in love with stamping and I am so happy there is a welcoming crafting community :)
Today Jessica is starting us off using our Many Mandalas Bundle! The bundle includes our Many Mandalas stamp set + Many Mandalas dies, but sold together at a discounted price! Jessica has embossed her little heart out on these cards!
This first card looks so sophisticated & fancy using gold embossing on dark cardstock! Jessica did a fabulous job building the mandalas with the stamp set, and adding in the little bitty images in-between the big mandalas. Those little images really help fill in the card for an overall embossed card front! And, diecutting the 'thank you' with the die on vellum paper is a great way to not hide all that embossing!
This next card is also gold embossed, but on a bright red card stock! Take a look at that diecut scalloped banner edge! It comes from our Select-A-Size Edge dies! If you are unfamiliar with these dies, you need to watch the VIDEO to see all the possibilities with it! We also love that Jessica stamped the bottom half of her card to create mandalas, but in tone-on-tone so it's subtle! Recognize that THANKS? It's from our Give Thanks stamp set! We love seeing people mix & match our stamp sets!
Fabulous cards Jessica!
Be sure you head over to Jessica's blog, JNI Creative, for more details on these cards & be sure to leave her fun comments while you are there - especially as a newbie!
Don't forget to follow her on Instagram @jnicreative too!
Jessica will be back with us more this month! Keep watching! :)
We are excited to have Giovana Smith join us this month as one of our guest designers using our April new release products! Giovana has been an awesome supporter of ours since we launched back in Aug 2015 - which we are so grateful for!
Here is a little more about Giovana in her own words:
Hello, my name is Giovana Smith, born and raised in Peru, currently living in Washington State with my husband of almost 15 years and my 13 year old daughter. I am a stay at home/work mom, I have a little day care, three little ones who keep me busy and active all day.
I always have had a passion for crafts, I learned to knit at a very young age, then cross stitch took place, I created many pieces for family and friends, I even cross stitched a picture of my daughter when she was 9 month old. I discovered paper crafting around 2006, I needed a card for a baby shower and didn't have time to go to the store and I used a baby piece I cross stitched, I glued it to a piece of cardstock and the rest is history!! I found Splitcoaststampers and decided to join the challenges and I met the most wonderful crafty people. I started my blog Believe in 2008 and have been blessed to be part of different Design teams and also been published in magazines several times.
My style goes from Clean and Simple to Vintage, I let my creativity flow and let the stamps lead me, lol. I love to color, it is a way to relax and be stress free.
Hope you enjoy my creations!
Today Giovana has made 3 cards for us all (wow!) using our new Cuddles & Hugs Bundle! We love seeing the same products used, but with different techniques, colors and layouts. It shows how much versatility you can get out of one bundle of products!
Giovana will have more details on how these cards came to be over on her blog, Believe: A Place to Praise & Craft, so head over there. But, before you do, be sure to follow Giovana on Instagram too @giovana_handmade!
Giovana will be back with us a few more times this month showing more of her crafty talent with our April release, so keep an eye out!
Please help us welcome Emily Midgett as one of our April guest designers! We are excited that she will be using product from our April release to share projects with us this month! Not only have we followed Emily for a long time on social media, but she is also part of the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge Blog design team and does as fabulous job!
Here is a little more about Emily in her own words:
Hi! I'm Emily Midgett. I live in rural Illinois with my husband, twin toddlers, two cats, and one very large dog. I have always been artistic, dabbling in various mediums from childhood and beyond: music (I have a master's in voice performance, but my diploma languishes in storage), watercoloring, drawing, jewelry-making, even cake decorating! After our wedding, I was desperate to find thank you notes that were "just right," and from then on my obsession with cardmaking began to flourish, much to my husband's simultaneous delight and dismay! I used to make cards to keep myself busy while my husband was at work, but now my craft room is my daily escape during naptime. Some people do yoga... I watercolor and make cards. It relaxes me and, I hope, makes me a better wife and mommy. Not to mention the network of friends that I have gained through this wonderful hobby is one of the best, and most unexpected, bonuses. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with Concord and 9th, as I have been a longtime fangirl of their products. Thank you for having me!
Emily has used our new (yes, already sold out) Triangle Turnabout stamp along with other Concord & 9th products. When Emily made her projects, we (and she) had no idea the stamp would fly off the shelves this quickly, otherwise we would have waited to temp you with such cute projects. We anticipate getting a shipment in next week, and the following week. Our supplier has been so great to rush orders for us, as we had NO IDEA this would happen, so they are working on rush orders for us which is SO NICE! So, enjoy these inspiring cards by Emily in anticipation of you getting one soon!
In this first card she used the Triangle Turnabout along with our Happy Card Frame dies and Happy Words stamp set. This first card is stamped with one layer of the triangles as the background which looks very cool! If you are unsure of what I mean by one layer of the triangles stamped, check out our VIDEO here!
This second card has more layers of the Triangle Turnabout stamped in different colors and she's paired it with our Celebrations stamp set and Celebrations Card dies. What a fun, bright and colorful birthday card to give someone special!
For more details on these cards, head over to Emily's blog, Sixth Street Sundries. Be sure to leave her kind comments about how cute these are - and please remember that it isn't her fault we sold out so quickly! She just used her talents to share cute cards with us! :)
Be sure to follow Emily on Instagram too @eamidgett because she has a very inspiring crafty feed that you'll love! Emily will be back with us a few more times this month so keep an eye out for more by Emily!
This month we are excited to announce our NEW APRIL 2017 RELEASE! This month's products offer a variety of styles and work great to create projects for several occasions. But, to start things off, we have a very special promotion for our lovely customers...yes, YOU! Click over to our PROMOTIONS page for details on how you can earn this 3x4 Lovely stamp set for FREE!!
With the Cuddles & Hugs stamp set you can mix and match stamps to create the perfect sentiment centered around the word Hugs. Use with the coordinating Cuddles & Hugs dies for even more versatility. Save 10% when you buy the stamp and die together in the Cuddles & Hugs BUNDLE!
Create beautiful layered mandalas for a variety of occasions using the new Many Mandala's stamp set and Many Mandala's dies. Separate stamps for each layer make it easy to customize size and color of your mandalas and the die makes it quick and easy to layer and build. Check out the VIDEO to see how to use the included alignment sheet and the Original or Mini MISTI™ to create perfect mandalas. Don't miss the chance to save 10% when you buy the stamp and dies together in the Many Mandalas BUNDLE!
Easily create a multi-colored backgrounds with just one stamp and a few turns of your paper using the Triangle Turnabout stamp set! Watch the VIDEO to see just how easy it is to create your pattern when you use this stamp with the Original MISTI™.
Select-A-Size Edge dies help you create the perfect edge on anything from card bases to banners! A variety of designs means you have the perfect edge for whatever style your project needs. Watch the VIDEO to see just how the alignment tabs help you create quickly.
With such an awesome release we know you want it all! Well, we have an easy solution for you! We’ve bundled all of the April 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 ($152 value for $129.50) and you'll earn one FREE Lovely stamp set as part of our Customer Appreciation Promotion!
The lucky winner is Beth Karschnick!
Boy, oh boy do we have a special sneak peek for you today! We have partnered with My Sweet Petunia for a really fun blog hop today showcasing products from our April release! It's a sneak because the release doesn't go live until tomorrow at 9am MST!
Why are we doing the hop you ask? First of all, why not? Second of all, we love our friends on the MISTI team, and third, they are true MISTI experts! We wanted MISTI experts to showcase two of our new products because in order to be very successful with the products, you really do need a MISTI!
So, Concord & 9th + My Sweet Petunia = fun blog hop!
With many blog hops also comes fun giveaways! We do have a MAJOR giveaway for you. Detailed instructions are at the end of this post! Let's start with the products first...
This is a large 6x8 stamp set! Included in the set with be an alignment sheet that you can place over your cardstock, inside the MISTI, to align the different mandala pieces together. The images in the mandala are separate so that you can ink each layer in a different color, making them very colorful! Using the MISTI insures you get it perfectly aligned each time! We also have Many Mandala dies that allow you to die cut each layer individually building a stacked mandala, or even shaker cards!
Below is a step-out of the Mandalas stamped, just ready to be put on a project!
Here is a video showing how to use the included alignment sheet, and how to create many mandalas of many sizes and colors!
The MISTI ladies have created projects to share with you using these products too! But before you head off, there's more...
This is a large 6x6 photopolymer background stamp! Stamping it once looks cute! But, stamping it 2x, 3x and even 4x is so cool! But, take it a step further and use FOUR different ink colors. There is meaning in the name TURNABOUT! You will be stamping, then turning your paper 1/4 of a turn, then stamping again, and so on. Below is a card showing all 4 levels stamped (one is even gold embossed)!
This video will help you understand how to do the turnabout with a jig - almost like the hokey pokey, but different!
Are you finally ready to hop? You should be! There are going to be some amazingly crafty projects to see! Oh, and let's not forget the MAJOR GIVEAWAY! In order to be eligible to win, you must leave a comment on each blog along the hop, including OURS. Tell them something you learned from their blog post, along with nice comments about their work. One winner that leaves a comment on each blog will be chosen at random on Monday, 4/10 to win this...
Yes - you are seeing this right! You can win the full April release from Concord & 9th ($129.50 value) + our Lovely stamp set for our Customer Appreciation Promotion and an Original MISTI ($60 value). That's over $190 of crafty goodness right there!
So, off you go hopping! Have fun, and good luck!!
SPECIAL FEATURE by Stephanie Buice!
Stephanie is back sharing more of her bible journaling talent with us! If you missed her previous post with us, click HERE to see a beautiful layout.
We have very much appreciated Stephanie being a special feature for bible journaling with us. Please make sure you follow her blog, My Bits of Sunshine, and her Instagram @stephbuice for inspiring project ideas. She is very talented!
THANK YOU STEPHANIE!
Ilina has made many awesome projects for us this month as our guest designer using our March new release products. Today is no exception! If you missed Ilina's previous posts, you should go back and read each one by clicking HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE!
Today Ilina's card uses our You Are Here stamp set. Her watercoloring is stunning!! And, what a great idea to stamp/emboss "friend" on vellum so that you can still see the beautifully colored floral heart underneath!
Ilina is so great - she's filmed a video so you can watch (and be mesmarized) while the card is made! Head to her blog, Creativity Within, to watch & leave her fun comments. Be sure to follow her Instagram feed @ilinacrouse too!
We have enjoyed having Ilina as a guest designer this month sharing her talent with all of us! Thank you Ilina! We are so happy to call you our friend!
Taheerah is back with us today, this time sharing a fun card using our Double-Cut Bundle! If you've missed Taheerah's previous posts where she's used more of our March new release products, click HERE, HERE & HERE to see them!
Today is a fun card to show that special someone how much you appreciate them! Taheerah did such a great job using the Background Blocks stamp set, Double-Cut Numbers dies and Double-Cut Alphabet dies all together on one card!
The double-cut dies offer so much versatility! Being able to outline the numbers & letters with a different color of cardstock really helps them pop off the card!
We've really enjoyed Taheerah being a guest designer this month and THANK her for sharing her crafty goodness with us!
Kelly is back with us today sharing lots of fun projects all featuring the Double-Cut BUNDLE from our March release. If you missed Kelly's previous posts be sure to check out her amazing projects by clicking HERE, HERE, HERE & HERE.
With a similar background created from the Double-Cut dies, this card pulls in friend from the You Are Here stamp set. We love how she highlighted "HI" by using the die-cut letter with a pattern stamped from the Background Blocks stamp set.
This next card pulls in the Love & Faith stamp set to accent the embossed background, what a creative way to use this stamp set!
A couple more inspiring ideas on how to use the dies to emboss and cut on the same project.
This next card is fun - can you figure out what it says?? What a fun way to personalize a card for someone! :)
For these next cards, Kelly has created fun color blocks using the Background Blocks stamp set and finished them off with a variety of stamped sentiments.
We hope you are inspired as we are by all these amazing projects!
We have loved having Kelly share her creativity as a guest designer this month! To learn more about these cards, visit Kelly's blog, Notable Nest! Be sure to follow her fun Instagram feed too @notablenest!