A Crafty Friends Blog Hop with Concord & 9th

Hello stamping Friends! Today I am blog hopping with a few of my Crafty Friends and we are sharing projects made with Concord & 9th products! As a special part of this hop, we have a discount shopping code for you too!

Yum! Popsicles and ice cream! A great way to highlight summer. This is the Concord & 9th Cool Treats Bundle(July release). AND, this is my 1st time using their turnabout stamps (and matching dies) and what fun they are!

I used 4 bright color inks to make the background with the Cool Treats turnabout stamp set. It is so easy. Line up the stamp in your platform of choice, stamp, turn, change ink colors if you want , repeat.

And the dies are adorable, too!!

They work great with the Stamp and individually as well.

Time to Shop! and Hop!

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Crafty Friends Blog hop

Hop on over to any one of my Crafty Friends blog to check out their Concord and 9th projects.

Jenny Hall

Tanya Boser

Ilina Crouse

Maria Willis

Becky Roberts

Sandi MacIver

Sue Plote

Sara Finkey Sherlock

Lydia Fiedler

Jill Hilliard  <—(you are here)

Jen Timko


O Christmas Tree

It is never too early to start on your Christmas cards. This is the “O Christmas Tree” stamp and die set from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store in blues and silver.

The tree is stamped in black ink and colored with copics. You could easily stamp up a whole page and color them in various combinations. Then you just need to die cut them out. Super easy to reproduce these!

Below are the product links. I have also included the link to the O Christmas Tree Bundle with the sentiments for the inside of your card. A must have for your holiday cards! …and don’t forget your silk ribbon!

Book Lovers, These Are For You!

Calling all Book Lovers! The Fun Stampers Journey Stamp of the Month is all about the books! It is absolutely adorable and I have 3 projects to share.

An adorable stack of books and a worm! I just got word that this Stamp of the month will sell out. If you want it order today!!

Of course you always should be thanking the teachers!

And a simple Hello for all the book lovers in your life.

This month’s “Book Worm” stamp set creates FUN cards, scrapbook pages, and more. Can you say Back to School? and don’t forget your dies when you order!

Here is a peek at the stamp set:


Birthday Blessings

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store’s Birthday Blessing set is the highlight of this beautiful card. And the set comes with lots of options for the inside of you card too! Added bonus: A great layout to use your pretty paper.

Each piece of Paisley Days coordinating paper is cut to 2.75 x 3. The Sentiment Banner is 1.24 x 4. Heat embossing makes the sentiment pop!

Candy dot stickers for some easy accents complete the card. So clean and simple! Just my style. So east to replicate and make multiples to restock your birthday card stash – just change up your paper.


Its Spellbinder’s Card Kit Time

This is my FAVORITE crafty time of the month. The August Spellbinder’s card kit is absolutely adorable again and does not disappoint! Such a fun way to create cards!

This month’s Hang With Me Card Kit includes a 6×6 paper pad, clear stamps, an adorable SLOTH die set, tons of embellishments, and more! The Sloth die is my favorite part of the kit this month.

And how cute is the Avocado? YUM!

Check out the Subscription page HERE. for all the fun goodies, club member extras and more inspiration. I absolutely LOVE this kit each month!!

It’s a Glimmer Party

I took one look at this months (August) Glimmer of the Month kit from Spellbinders and I knew I had to have a party! A cupcake party!

Glimmer Hot Foiled Pennants are perfect to celebrate any cupcake occasion. These pennants come in a variety of sentiments and with a die to cut the post. I needed something a little stronger for the cupcake topper. Yay for BBQ skewers! Attach the pennants with glue dots and foam squares. Super easy!

I even Glimmer Hot foiled the Cupcake liners. The Cupcake Liner die is from Fun Stampers Journey. The Scattered Dot Pattern Glimmer Hot Foil Plate was the perfect addition. You have to glimmer it twice to cover the whole liner.

These cupcakes are store bought though! (shhh, don’t tell and YES they were delicious!). When you have a party you need a card!

For the card, I kept with the gold foil theme with some shiny gold washi tape and sequins. (both from Fun Stampers Journey)

Are you a Glimmer Kit of the Month Subscriber? Head on over to the Subscription page and Join. Glimmering all the things is so much fun and you will save 10% on the machine when you subscribe!


Coffee Shaker Card with Video Tutorial

Totally on a coffee theme for my cards these past few days. Two of my favorite things! Let’s shake things up!

Fun! Right? Cup of Java and the Dies from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store are quickly becoming a favorite. Check out the inside:

Here is the Video Tutorial.

Hope you enjoyed todays card!


Coffee and Donuts Please

Here’s a fun card using the donuts I colored last month. I paired it with the Cup of Java from Stamp Simply. Undeniably, Coffee and Donuts are my personal favorites!

BONUS! The Donuts were part of the June Stamp of the month at Spellbinders. Guess What. you can purchase the stamps and the dies separately! YAY!!!

A “partial” piece of the cup die cut makes it 3-d. And a hand cut scrap of dark brown cardstock makes the delish coffee inside.

That backside of the cup could be moved just a smidge and the “coffee” could be more even in the cup. Honestly, the recipient of this card will never notice that it is slightly off.


A Coneflower Card

I recently added the Conflower stamp and die to my collection from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I’m a big fan of these beautiful Coneflowers. If you do a Google or Pinterest search of “coneflower” you will see that they come in so may beautiful varieties and colors.

The coneflower on the card is colored with Copics and was Day 3 of last months coloring challenge. The Happy Birthday sentiment is also from Stamp Simply. “Birthday Sentiments” and has a variety of sentiments for the inside of your cards as well.

I absolutely LOVE how it pops with the black and white polkadot paper from the Paisley Days paper pack. The hot pink and black is one of my favorite color combos.


Here’s What I’ve been up to

I’m certainly enjoying the summer with my family and pups! And I have been busy creating beautiful cards. Check them out below.

You know I love a cute critter!!! This Waffleflower Crafts set “Be Her” does not disappoint on the high level of cuteness. Coffee, Rainbows and Unicorns are so much fun!

Birthday Puppies are always fun too! Wait, puppies in general are fun!!

And of course one of my all time favs: Simon Says Stamp Sketched flowers. You can never go wrong with this one. So super easy to work with and to color!!