October 22, 2015


Kymona is back!

Kymona did a guest post for us back on September 24th. Click here to read more about Kymona.

Well, she's back at it again, but this time using our Eat Cake & Celebrate stamps and dies, and the Eat Cake Edition Paper Route™. Here are her fun creations:


The coloring of the cakes are cool, the card shapes are unique, and the card using the Cake Edition Paper Route™ (in the middle) is so clean & simple...with all that paper that comes in the Paper Route™ packs, you could make TONS of quick cards!

Head over to her blog called Kreative Kymona to read about a special offer! It might include freebies & a discount through Monday...just sayin'.

October 21, 2015


Guest Designer: Erin Lee Schreiner

We were lucky enough to find Erin on social media. Her bright & bold style stood out to us. We were so curious to see what she'd do with our products so we invited her to do a guest post.

Here is a little bit about Erin:
Residing in Dallas, Texas with my husband, 3 children, 1 dog and a 1 cat, my little craft room is my escape after bedtime or during naptime. I started paper crafting in 2008 with a good old Cricut Expression machine. From there, I started getting into stamping and although a bit intimidating at first, I became hooked. I never looked back and am addicted to trying out new and fun stamping techniques with watercoloring and love my Copics. If I were to define my card making style, I would have to say bold, graphic and bright. I like to make a statement with my cards, no doubt.

Erin used Pop Art Pineapple stamp set and the coordinating Pop Art Pineapple dies to create this card. Pineapples are so trendy still and she has added a fun modern twist. The scalloped line along the bottom of the card is from our Bags & Tags die set as well. Erin thought outside of the "bag" when using this one!

We love how Erin uses black & white with pops of color. She used Lots of Blots stamp set for this card. I love how the "so grateful" becomes the focal point of the card, and the long brushstroke lines frame the card nicely. The Bags & Tags dies also includes a circle die that is sized perfectly to die cut the 'so grateful' circle.

A huge thank you to Erin for us for posting along with us. To enjoy more of Erin's talent, and to find out about a special giveaway, go visit her blog Erin Lee CREATIVE where you can also link up to her social media! 

October 20, 2015

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CASology Sponsor!

We are excited to announce our sponsorship with CASology - the creative study of all things clean & simple! We love the idea of clean & simple so it was a no-brainer to join efforts with Melissa. Each week there is a new cue card to prompt creativity and a winner is selected from the weekly challenge. You should play along! Here is todays cue card:

Hop on over to the CASology blog and join in on the fun! If you are the lucky winner this week, you'll be sent our Lots of Blots stamp set!

October 16, 2015


Take A Bough Video

Making a basic tree using our Take A Bough die is pretty easy! Watch this tutorial to help you start building. Happy Holiday Crafting!
October 12, 2015


Happy Little Trees

I wonder how Bob Ross would feel about these happy little trees. They are not painted, however, they are still happy with their tapered branches holding up the teeny, tiny sequin strands and standing in the dip-dyed pots! Or should I say they make me happy? I think they almost look real. In fact, my daughter reached out and touched one to see what it was made from.

As I sat here die cutting and assembling these happy little trees, I wondered what could make me happier. It came to me quickly...crafting with others. Pandora & Netflix are nice company, however, nothing beats crafting with family & friends and chatting the night away. 

Here is what I suggest each guest brings:
1) Their own Take A Bough Die (it will be faster than waiting your turn to die cut)
2) Gold or Silver 3mm Sequin Strands
2) Card stock - each tree takes less than one 12x12 sheet!
3) Big Shot (or die cutting machine of their choice)
4) Adhesive

What you supply as the host:
1) Table/Chairs
2) Bamboo Skewers & brown ink pad (I used Ranger Walnut Stain Distress mini pad)
3) Terra Cotta pots (these are really cheap at the big box stores)
4) Black spray paint
5) Versamark Pad & Gold Embossing powder*
6) Treats & lots of Diet Coke! 

*I spray painted the terra cotta pots with one coat of chalkboard paint. When dry, roll the Versamark ink pad around the bottom 1/3 of the pot, then sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Heat and set aside to cool. EASY PEASY!

Greg and I have been anticipating the release of the Take a Bough Die for weeks now. We knew how much we liked it, and hoped the feeling would be the same with crafters like yourself! Well, the response has been fabulous! We are so excited that LOTS of you have bought it! Be sure to check out inspiring projects using this die here and watch the video to see what other projects can come from this 8 piece die set!  

Don't forget to tag Concord & 9th when you create your projects! We cannot wait to see what YOU come up with!

Enjoy crafting your happy little trees!



October 01, 2015


Hope You Can Cling To

Concord & 9th is thrilled to be a sponsor for the SplitCoastStampers 6th annual HOPE YOU CAN CLING TO card making campaign for cancer awareness. Crafters around the world are making cards this month to support cancer patients and their families. We LOVE getting crafty for a cause! We invite you to participate as well. Visit the SplitCoastStampers HOPE YOU CAN CLING TO page to learn more!
Greg created this card for the Lend a Hand challenge. You can link to the challenge here.

Angie created this card for the Split the Difference challenge. You can link to the challenge here.

Watch for more cards made by us to be posted throughout October. We encourage you to get involved too. Happy crafting!

September 28, 2015


Guest Designer: Karolyn Loncon

We'd like you all to say hello to Karolyn Loncon!  We found her via social media, loved her card creations and asked her to do a guest post for us. We love Karolyn's style! You can see more of her fabulous work on her blog, Paper Therapy! Here is a bit about Karolyn:

Hello!! I’m Karolyn Loncon and you can find me at my blog, Paper Therapy. I’ve been a paper crafter and stamper since 2002, former stamp designer, retired legal assistant, wife, mom and gramma! I currently design for Avery Elle Stamps and My Favorite Things, but have designed for some of the best stamp companies and challenge blogs in the business – I am blessed!! My crafting style is very clean and simple, with a little fun and cute thrown in for good measure – bright and cheery colors make me happy. Die cutting is my love language. Besides stamping, I love to laugh, shop, decorate, travel, spend time with my grandkids, and play BINGO – don’t judge!! LOL

Here are two cards that Karolyn made using Concord & 9th products:
What a creative use of our Painted Thank You stamp set! She used the long brushstroke to create the rainbow stripes. This card also features Being Classy stamp set  for the greeting and our Bags & Tags die to create the scallop edge on the front of her card. LOVE!

Karolyn used the Painted Thank You stamp set over the cute apple. The 'thank you' is GOLD FOILED! To see how she made this, visit her blog post dated Thursday, Sept 24th. Definitely a technique we will be trying!

A big thank you to Karolyn for making these inspiring cards!

September 24, 2015


Guest Designer: Kymona Tracey

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to Kymona Tracey! We stumbled upon one of Kymona's cards and fell in love with her style, so we invited her to do a guest blog post with us. You can see her amazing work on her blog KREATIVE KYMONA. Here is a little bit about Kymona:

Who am I, you ask? I am a woman who never slows down and loves it. Yes…I am the energizer bunny’s sister! I am a single mother of two wonderful children who are 8 years apart. My 17 year old son is a true self-made jock who plays every sport you can think of! My 9 year old daughter is a real life princess who loves anything crafty and girly and absolutely hates anything related to sports. Talk about yin and yang! …but I love it!! Besides running from one activity to another with them, I work full time at a hospital (public health background), facilitate a reading group at work, teach high school students on the weekends and have a huge love of learning new things. I’ve taken classes in photography, web design, knitting, scrapbooking and card-making. 
I started card-making in 2004. My favorite technique is watercoloring and my style is clean and simple.  Oxymoron, I know. I found Concord & 9th on Instagram while searching for new people to follow. I saw a watercolor piece and I was hooked. I had to check out the website. The stamp sets were amazing. Then I read about the idea behind the name and fell further in love.

For this post Kymona created three cute cards used our new Map Love stamp set. 1 stamp set. 3 cards. 3 very different looks. We love that Kymona was able to show versatility within one stamp set! Head on over to Kymona's blog for a special discount code offered on Concord & 9th purchases through September 30th!

September 12, 2015


Bags & Tags Die

Watch this video to learn tips & tricks on making many sizes of bags, tags & more using our NEW Bags & Tags Die! Happy crafting! View full article →
September 10, 2015


Wedding Day

My daughter and I attended a wedding reception for her (our) dear friend Sydney last night. The bride was stunning and the reception was gorgeous. I knew it would be so I had to present their gift card in a pretty package. Our NEW Modern Edition Paper Route made for the perfect envelope, Washes Edition made a perfect flower and the NEW Map Love stamp set had just the right sentiment that I gold embossed for their special day!

Where's the gift card you ask? Stay tuned for an upcoming video on our NEW Bags & Tags die where I show you the gift card trick....it's to die for!