January 27, 2016


Joy is back!

Check out this new card by Joy! We love how she created an ombre behind the striped heart and how the "YOU ARE LOVED" looks like little labels from a label maker. Hop over to Joys blog Simple by Design for more specifics on how she created this beauty! If you missed our introduction post about Joy Taylor, keep scrolling to learn more about her!
Now - we know the Layers of Love die is out of stock. The response to the die was fantastic - and trust us - we have more on order and hope to receive them SOON! For now, keep gathering up all these fun ideas to try out when you get your own.



January 26, 2016

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We are sponsoring another weekly challenge over at CASology. If you are unfamiliar with this challenge, you should go check it out. It's a fun way to stretch your imagination with your card making - and have the possibility to win a prize (from us, of course)! This weeks "cue word" is:


We created our own version of the cue word this week using our Tree Hugs stamp set. We "adore" this builder set, the color combo (which works great for women & men) and that this set is a great one for Valentine's, or any day of the year really! So, head over to CASology to join the fun!

January 22, 2016


A Blog Named Hero

A few weeks back we mentioned we were doing a collaboration with A Blog Named Hero. We wanted to do an update on the fun projects that have been made....so far! Here are some pictures, along with the artists name. Be sure and hop over to A Blog Named Hero to see additional photo's, read up on how they made their cards, and what inspired them to do so! SO FUN!

JESSICA FROST-BALLAS featuring By Your Side 

ILIANA CROUSE featuring Map Love 

KRISTINA BEAGLE featuring Let's Chat 

LISA STEIN featuring Map Love 

MICHELLE LUPTON featuring Written in the Stars 

ALISHA AMANTIAD featuring Pop Art Pineapple 

Great work ladies!!!
More to come later in the month! Stay tuned....


January 22, 2016


Kay is back!...

Kay Miller is back sharing another beauty using our Layers of Love bundle and Sophisticated Script alphabet stamp set. We love the springy color combo. This card could be given year round! Jump over to her blog, My Joyful Moments, for details on how this card came about.
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


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


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


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


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 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


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!