Concord & 9th Guest: Out of This World & Magical Day! + GIVEAWAY

Happy Friday once again! This week was a very long month and so I am happy to be here to share some fun! It’s my last week of sharingΒ Concord & 9th Dream Big Release as a Guest Designer for February and their Feature Friday series, but I have so enjoyed these weeks together. Also, if you haven’t previously, be sure to check out Emily and Meghann’s projects on the Concord & 9th Blog HERE too.

**See details at the of this post about a $25 Concord & 9th Gift Card giveaway!!!**

First up, this card is made with the Out of this World Bundle. I also added some of the Concord & 9th Rainbow Glitter Paper Pack–hellllllllo sparkle! I super adore the font used for these sentiments too–perfect! I can’t wait to give our son this card. πŸ™‚

I used lots of the Concord & 9th Assorted Color Cardstock Pack and then a handful of the Concord & 9th Mini Ink Cubes for this background. I love the how this card turned out using the small Turnabout in the background–these mini turnabouts are my new fave for sure!

Next up, I used the Magical Day Bundle to create this dreamy little number. I just had to use the little tiny rainbows, so I created a background with those.

All these dies are included in the Magical Day Dies and all the little bits come together to add all these fun details! The banner is also created with a die in the set and comes together 1-2-3!

Eeeep! Too fun!

Lastly, like the little rainbow background, I had to use the little rainbow die in Magical Day Dies to create some glittertastic rainbows using the Concord & 9th Rainbow Glitter Paper Pack.

And the little clouds? Gah! πŸ™‚

You can find the whole release of new Concord & 9th products HERE. And if you’re a bundle person, get it all HERE. Here are the specific links for ease. I’ve included last two weeks supplies too:

I hope you have been inspired to have some fun with these new products this month too! Please be sure to check out the post on Concord & 9th’s Blog today to see both Emily and Meghann’s projects too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! And BIG THANKS to Concord & 9th for having me along for the fun to share some projects!

**Giveaway–YOU MUST COMMENT ON MY (specific Concord & 9th) INSTAGRAM post that discusses the giveaway AND be a follower of Concord & 9th and me to be eligible for the random drawing. Go to my Instagram account HERE and find the post with the $25 Concord & 9th Gift Card** GIVEAWAY! Winner will be selected Monday 2/28 at random. $25 shopping spree? Yes, please!

If you’re on Instagram, follow me HERE. πŸ™‚ If you missed my previous Concord & 9th posts, you can find those HERE and HERE.

Have an awesome weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Concord & 9th Guest: Rainbows and Visions!

Happy Friday! I’m happy to be back sharing more of Concord & 9th Dream Big Release as a Guest Designer for February and their Feature Friday series! Be sure to check out Emily and Meghann’s projects on the Concord & 9th Blog HERE too. Did you see their projects last week? GO SEE!!! So fun! πŸ™‚

My cards today feature the new Make Some Noise Bundle and the Rainbow Card Front Die.Β 

I first used just the Make Some Noise Stamp Set to create this card–Using basically every Concord & 9th Mini Ink Cube! Ha!! But seriously, I about did. πŸ˜‚ If you look at the stamps, you can see how easy this is. Because the letters are so spread out, you can ink up different letters fairly easily. I was thinking I’d just use a few, but then went all out. πŸ™‚

This next card uses the Rainbow Card Front Die which creates multiples so easily if you choose to use different colored rays for the rainbow–because you get five!

I love the Concord & 9th Assorted Color Cardstock Pack for the awesome colors–they seem to all work together too. ❀ that! The sentiments are all from the Delicate Blossoms stamp set and work swimmingly for basically any card type, in my mind.

So fun–I just changed the direction, order, and shape of the rainbow for all the different cards. Do you have a fave? I like the Just Saying Hello card maybe best…?

Love these and can’t wait to mail them all out! πŸ™‚

Next up, I had some silly fun–I had to get this out of my head because “this guy’s got some sweet moves”! Does anyone watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia? I remember Dee saying this in an episode and now its a big joke between my husband and me every time we see one of these blow–up dancing guys! Anywho–he’s made with the Make Some Noise Dies.

It’s a pretty silly card, but I just had to make it. I couldn’t get that guy out of my head when I saw these dies. Plus, it’s fun to stretch those supplies right? πŸ™‚

The sentiment I found to be perfectly fun for this card too. It’s again from the Make Some Noise Stamp Set. I’m hoping I’m not the only one that knows what this blow up guys are! ha!

Lastly, as I was die cutting things with the Make Some Noise Dies, I saw snails!! So I created this lovey card too. ❀

I thought this would be fun to send to some friends. Snails! With funky hair! πŸ˜„

And always the googley eyes!

Hope you all enjoyed my little trip off the rails using the products this week! 😊

You can find the whole release of new Concord & 9th products HERE. And if you’re a bundle person, get it all HERE. Here are the specific links for ease. I’ve included last week’s too:

I hope you have been inspired to have some fun with these new products and shake things up too! Please be sure to check out the post on Concord & 9th’s Blog today to see both Emily and Meghann’s projects too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have so much fun with this Concord & 9th release!

If you’re on Instagram, follow me HERE. πŸ™‚ I’ll see you back here next Friday for some more Concord & 9th fun!

Have a WONDERFUL weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

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Concord & 9th Guest: Dream Big!

Happy Friday! Today is my first day of sharing Concord & 9th Dream Big Release as a Guest Designer for February and their Feature Friday series! Be sure to check out Emily and Meghann’s projects on the Concord & 9th Blog HERE too. How fun to be over there with these two fabulous creators! πŸ™‚

Let’s get this party started!

All my cards today feature the new Delicate Blossoms Bundle. Oh goodness–buckle up for the fun release peeps! The flowers are from the Delicate Blossoms Dies and the sentiment is from Delicate Blossoms stamp set.

I thought this would be fun to create a rainbow of flowers! I die cut them all out and added them a embossed panel before stitching them all on. I used the “Thank You So Much” sentiment. Though I stamped many because that little set (Delicate Blossoms stamp set) packs a punch with the perfect group of sentiments. (And I love the simple font!).

Oh goodness too fun! (These cardstock colors are: Honeysuckle, Sorbet, Buttercup, Sprout, Aqua Sky and Peacock.)

I then really wanted to use the Congrats sentiment die from the Delicate Blossoms Dies, so I did so with the simple inlay technique. It works swimmingly to get the character spacing perfect!

I added these fun new Buttercup Enamel Dots from the Everyday Enamel Dots Bundle. They are perfection for these sweet little flowers.

I added some embossed lines and some stitching and voila! Done! I love how simple the design–these products make some sweet sweet cards. πŸ™‚ (These cardstock colors are: Sorbet, Sprout, Aqua Sky and Peacock.Β 

You’ll also have to check out the larger die in the Delicate Blossoms Dies. I have that all cut and pieced on my desk, but I can’t decide how to use it yet. πŸ™‚ We will see what shakes out someday here soon!

You can find the whole lot of new Concord & 9th products HERE. And if you’re a bundle person, get it all HERE. Here are the specific links for ease:

I hope you have been inspired to have some fun with these new products! Please be sure to check out the post on Concord & 9th’s Blog today to see both Emily and Meghann’s projects too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! And HUGE Crafty Thanks to Concord & 9th for having me along!

If you’re on Instagram, follow me HERE. πŸ™‚ I’ll see you back here next Friday for some more Concord & 9th fun!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

#concordand9thΒ  #C9FeatureFriday

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Summer Berries!

Hi–Hope you have been having a good day! I’m popping in to share a few cards I made using the the Sweet Strawberries BundleΒ from Concord & 9th! And let me just say, right now: SUMMER SALE at Concord & 9th! Just sayin’. Like crazy fun sale! Be sure to check it out HERE. (pssst….. this Sweet StrawberriesΒ bundle is included! eeeeep! It’s HERE.)

Always fun stuff coming from Concord & 9th! And I love these strawberries and their summery goodness! πŸ™‚

I made a handful! πŸ™‚ I kept them fairly simple after stamping and die cutting the strawberries. I experimented with the stamping and inks and I ended up liking this one on top best.

I added some simple lines to the card with a black ink pen, some scoring, and stitching (might be hard to see) before adhering with foam tape and adding some clear bits.

Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re having a sweet summer! (If it is summer by YOU!)

Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Crafty Hugs from Simon Says Stamp!

Today I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Crafty Hugs release!! It’s sure to be packed with lots of crafty fun!

I am using the NEW SSS die called Etched Linear Heart and you can find it HERE. The sentiment I used is from Greetings Mix 1. ❀

I die cut a bunch of the Etched Linear HeartsΒ in different colored cardstocks and put them all together here before stitching them in. This vertical sentiment fit perfectly in many ways! πŸ™‚

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products and others I used again:Β 

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in the Crafty Hugs release! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<.Β 

Enjoy your crafty time! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Stay safe.

Take care–Jill

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Sending Happy Thoughts!

It is raining cats and dogs here for the next 24 hours at least, so I thought I’d pop in and share a few more rainbows using the new Rainbow Turnabout from Concord & 9th!

This rainbow stamp is called Rainbow Turnabout (you can find it HERE)! πŸ™‚ The sentiment is from the Tropical Vibes Turnabout stamp HERE.

I thought it would be fun to mix up the colors of inks this go round. I think they both turned out fun and just slightly different. πŸ™‚

A smidge of pastel/retro maybe? πŸ™‚

Once again, here is a Pro Tip from my friend Cheryl, that will change your world using this Rainbow Turnabout stamp:

Mount this stamp on a new cutting plate from your die cut machine or on the old Fiskars Stamp Press or the like. It works sooooo much easier than trying to use this turnabout on the Misti. My friends experienced many trials and errors with Misti and once we tried this plate thing: Ba Bam! So much easier! πŸ™‚ Genius, Cheryl!! ❀

I’m going to pop these in the mail ASAP! πŸ™‚

I used my favorite Hearts from Paper Smooches HERE. It’s in the die set called Hearts. πŸ™‚ ❀

The die around the outside that creates the lines is called Lawn Fawn: Just Stitching Double Rectangles Dies HERE.

Check out my previous Rainbow Turnabout stamp cards HERE and another C9 post HERE.

Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by today! I’m hoping to see a REAL rainbow after all this rain ends. Yikes!


Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Rainbows of Kindness!

Hope you all are having a good day! I thought I’d pop in and share a few cards I made using the new Rainbow Turnabout from Concord & 9th! And then a few more cards… πŸ™‚

Always good stuff coming out from Concord & 9th! This set is called Rainbow Turnabout (you can find it HERE)! πŸ™‚

The sentiment is from the Sunshine Turnabout stamp HERE.

Love this sentiment! πŸ™‚

Pro Tip from my friend Cheryl, that will change your world using this Rainbow Turnabout stamp:

Mount this stamp on a new cutting plate from your die cut machine or on the old Fiskars Stamp Press or the like. It works sooooo much easier than trying to use this turnabout on the Misti. My friends experienced many trials and errors with Misti and once we tried this plate thing: Ba Bam! So much easier! πŸ™‚ Genius, Cheryl!! ❀

And then there is Happiness! I know who I am sending this one to! πŸ™‚

I stamped the sentiment in Black Versafine and clear heat embossed over top. That is all on vellum.

The little heart strip I used I just love and it’s from Paper Smooches HERE. It’s in the die set called, again appropriately, Hearts. πŸ™‚ ❀

Here is another set of cards I made recently with the C9 Rainbows. This is from the set called Brighter Days and you can get just the Brighter Days stamps HERE or the stamps and dies HERE.

I made these and mailed them out immediately. ❀ Love how quick they came together and I added some scoring and stitching, (shocking, I know!), and out the door!

And lastly, here is one more card I sent to say thank you for your kindness. I have really appreciated so many things from friends and family during this interesting time in our world. For this card, I used Concord & 9th’s Thank You for Being set HERE and Taylored Expressions Frame in Frame die HERE.

This one works great for mailing. πŸ™‚

Check out my previous C9 post HERE using theΒ Special Delivery set. Cute cute!

Supplies:

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your day is a good one.


Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Sunny Days Ahead!

Today I am joining the fun over at Simon Says Stamp for the new Sunny Days Ahead release!! It’s a release to celebrate all the season is bringing!

I am using the NEW SSS Stencil called Grad Caps Stencil and you can find it HERE. I also used SSS Basic Rectangles dies–which really are a staple on my desk. πŸ™‚

I used Nuvo Glitter Paste (find it HERE) for the sparkle on the stencil after I blended on some light blue ink. It sparkles in such a fun way in person, but photos never quite capture it! πŸ™‚

I also used Concord & 9th’s Simple Serif Alpha Dies andΒ Paper Smooches New Beginnings 2 (for the small sentiment).

I think this turned out fun and a little different than a typical grad card. I am looking forward to popping in the mail next month. πŸ™‚

Here are the Simon Says Stamp products and others I used again:Β 

SSS Grad Caps Stencil

SSS Basic Rectangles dies

Nuvo Glitter Paste

Concord & 9th’s Simple Serif Alpha Dies

Paper Smooches New Beginnings 2

Thanks to Simon Says Stamp for having me along to join in the Sunny Days Ahead release! Be sure to check it all out >> HERE <<. I hope you are getting ready to celebrate the Grads in your life! They need it! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by! Stay safe.

Take care–Jill

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Special Delivery

Hope you all had a good weekend! Our son is on Spring Break here (finally) and we are embracing it to the fullest on Day One of no school. πŸ™‚ ha!

Here’s some more fun from Concord & 9th! This set is called Special Delivery.

I decided after making these that watercolor applied with a brush to a detailed image is NOT my thing. πŸ™‚ haaa! But they did grow on me a little after I added them to this card using some of the Half Moon Paper Β from Paper Smooches. πŸ™‚

I think I just like things a little more precise and if you look at these (don’t do it! ha!), they are not. Ha! That’s ok…I embracing the watercolor looseness or trying to anyway. πŸ™‚

This set, Special Delivery, from Concord & 9th is too fun! πŸ™‚ You can find it HERE and Paper Smooches Half Moon Paper HERE.

And I made another, very similar, I thought I’d share too:

Fun for a Birthday, perhaps?

Supplies: Concord & 9th: Special Delivery; Paper Smooches Half Moon Paper.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope your week is a good one! I hope to be back again this week sharing some more cards. Fingers crossed πŸ™‚


Take care–Jill πŸ™‚

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Tropical Vibes with Concord & 9th!

Happy Friday! Today I’m sharing my last post as a Concord & 9th Guest Designer for July and their Feature Friday series–it went too fast! Be sure to check out all the projects on the Concord & 9th Blog HERE too! πŸ™‚

Today we are sharing projects made with the Tropical Vibes Bundle! This one has allllllll the Good Summer Vibes, that’s for sure!

I created the background for this card using the Tropical Vibes Turnabout stamp and then die cut out all the pieces from the Tropical Vibes dies.

This next card has the die cut again from the Tropical Vibes dies, but also features the Joyful Tile Bundle–specifically the  Joyful Dies. This is the “oh” turned upside down to create “yo”! I still laugh at this one because that just cracks me up! Yo, Let’s Celebrate! πŸ™‚

I used paper strips and die cut the word from it. Then I added the sentiment from the Joyful Tiles. Love it! πŸ™‚

This background below is definitely one of my favorites. Part of that is because this is not a set of colors I’d normally pull to work together, and they totally do!! So that happy surprise is fun in itself.

This sentiment is from the Tropical Vibes Turnabout. Just so happy with how it turned out overall. Simply delightful!

Lastly, I thought I”d share a card I made using the Tropical Vibes Turnabout with one my all time favorite Concord & 9th products–Kind Card Frame and the Kindhearted Stamp set. (I think these are retired now…?)

I thought the blues were fun and a little unexpected!

You can find the whole lot of new Concord & 9th products HERE. And if you’re a bundle person, get it all HERE.

I hope you have been inspired to send some tropical vibes!! Please be sure to check out the post on Concord & 9th’s Blog today to see both Carrie and Karen’s projects too! Sure to be fun too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you missed my posts, you can check them out HERE,  HERE and HERE.

And here’s all the links to the Concord & 9th products:

If you’re on Instagram, follow me HERE. πŸ™‚

Thank you SO MUCH to Concord & 9th for being so awesome and having me along to celebrate this release! It was truly a delight to work with these stamps, dies and the great people behind them! ❀

Have an Fantastic Weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

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