Friday, October 14, 2016

Concord & 9th October Guest Designer!


Click HERE for the Neat & Tangled October Release post!


Hello and Happy Friday!  I'm so thrilled to be one of the October Guests over at Concord & 9th!  

Check out their new products:


Today I'm featuring the new Cozy Up stamps & dies:


Cozy Up is a fun winter set where the sentiments build upon each other!

They sell it bundled with the stamps + dies too:


Here's how it inspired me:


I just knew that I wanted to play that big 'ole heart and make it pop so I started off with a 'darker' text panel and heat embossed it in Hero Arts white.  The amount of detail in that image is truly amazing!  I didn't necessarily want to take away from that so I teamed it up with 2 clean + crisp coffee mugs (of course I did).  They've been watercolored with Peacock Feather Distress Ink.  The Cozy has been stamped with Versafine and to balance the design, I decided to add the black cardstock strip on the top.


Next up is an altered Starbucks Reusable Cup!  I used the heart shaped die on birch paper.  This paper is quite glorious and I hoard it ferociously.  I just knew that it would look awesome die cut and stamped with the Cozy Up set...what do you think?


I knew better but I did do an experiment with heat embossing and it was a total fail.  sigh.  It made me sad to waste that much of the paper!  So, I knew that Impress Fresh Inks work perfectly on wood surfaces.  I took a portion of the heart stamp and loaded it up with Fresh Ink Pumpkin and stamped it on the bottom of the birch panel.  Don't you LOVE the sentiment ---> that's my mantra💛  I love that you can mix + match the words/phrases...and the fonts = love.

That's it for me.....I'll be back again with some other projects using Concord & 9th's October Release.  If you haven't popped over to their blog, I'd love it if you would...check out their post and say hello!

18 comments:

  1. These are adorable! Love the sentiment on the cup!

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  2. Super projects Amy! YES, the sentiment on the cup is my Idea of a gooooood day!!

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  3. Went, saw, oohed and ahhed, and have rushed back to share what I wrote: Wonderful to see Amy’s creativity highlighted here – and with her love for coffee readily apparent! Freezing rain and snow happening here…I want to ‘stay cozy and craft’, too!
    Hugs~c

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  4. Hellloooo, my friend!!! I'm FINALLY here, and have missed you tremendously - AND your darling creations!!! I LOve what you've done with those Cozy Up stamps... I LOve everything about that set, truly!
    =]

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  5. LOVE what you did with the new release, Amy! The new Cozy Up stamps work so perfectly in your coffee designs! Love the rustic feel to these. Wow! And huge congrats on your guest designer gig!

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  6. Love how you used these new stamps, and it looks fabulous embossed. Oh, I would have been so sad about the wasted paper, too, but your end result is so wonderful. Good to know about the inks, too. :) I just love that you are guesting this month...although I have a feeling it is going to entice me to buy even more.

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  7. Love the stamps and of course what you have done with them :)

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  8. Congrats on the GDT! These are gorgeous! LOVING the hearts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. So fun that you get to Guest along with these fabulous companies

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  10. Congratulations Amy! So well deserved, and great projects!

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  11. YAY, Amy, so happy to see you guesting for Concord & 9th! Love your warm and cozy projects, these new stamps are perfect with coffee :)

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  12. Congratulations!! I LOVE this new stamp set. It is so cool!! I really love the fun card you created. That coffee cup is too cute!

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  13. So pretty Amy! I love the white ink on the pattern paper. That cup looks sweet, it'd be great with a gift card stuck inside. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  14. Your projects are soo cool!! I love them! Congrats on being a guest designer!

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  15. Great projects Amy!!! Congrats on being a guest designer!

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  16. Congrats on being a guestie! LOVE your projects--I'm so glad I picked up the bundle so I can do some CASE-ing!

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  17. I'm totally loving that white on newsprint!!

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Cheers,
~amy~