Sunday, August 14, 2016

Concord & 9th Birthday Bash Blog Hop




Concord & 9th has turned ONE! YAY! And they are celebrating by having a month long blog hop with many wonderful discounts & giveaways. I am so excited to be joining in to help celebrate as one of their guests. I fell in love with their images and designs the moment I discovered them and always look forward to their releases!


**You will have a chance to win a $20 gift card to the Concord & 9th store...details at the end of this post.**

 Choosing just one Concord & 9th product to create with is impossible for me...love them all. So, I mixed a few sets + products together to create my card for you today...


 Starting with the small star cluster in the Eat Cake & Celebrate set, I stamped my background for both my card and my envelope liner. Next, I moved onto my focal image...the sweet butterfly from the Floral & Flutter die collection. This butterfly is one of my most used dies. I love the versatility of it and love that you can die cut two separate butterflies and interchange the pieces. For this particular butterfly, I die cut a white & aqua one. I then placed the inside pieces of the white butterfly into the outlined aqua one. Yes, a little time consuming, but so worth it in my opinion. :)


The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is from You're My Person and another favorite die of mine...'beautiful' is from the Beautiful You die collection. 

Concord & 9th is having some pretty amazing promotions to celebrate their first birthday. If you haven't yet checked them out be sure to visit their promotions page HERE to read all about them. They are also offering a $20 gift card to one of my lovely followers. Just leave me a comment below by 11:59PM EST on August 20th and I will choose a lucky winner!

Thank you so much for stopping in today. I hope your Sunday is happy!









124 comments:

  1. Love this card! Your colors and that butterfly are gorgeous!

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  2. Love how you used the little stamp set to make your background!!! I never think to use my stamps that way. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Melissa, I *knew* you'd be part of the celebration designer line-up and here you are! Completely smitten with your fabulous card that showcases the butterfly, which I LOVE, the stars from my recently arrived Eat Cake set and the Beautiful You die that should be on it's way to my place soon. Adding your fabulous inspiration to my 'must do' list...this is simply gorgeous! Thank you for the smiles today!
    ~c (c.justme on instagram)

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  4. A wonderful birthday card! Love the happy colors & the way you stamped the background. The butterfly is awesome. Thanks for sharing all this inspiration!

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  5. A wonderful birthday card! Love the happy colors & the way you stamped the background. The butterfly is awesome. Thanks for sharing all this inspiration!

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  6. LOVE your card - that butterfly is super gorgeous and all the stars look like confetti!

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  7. Gorgeous - I love the background and the soft colors.

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  8. I'm so glad you landed at a company that loves sweet products. You are such a good fit with such clever and positive ideas for me to use.

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  9. Love the dimension of the butterfly and the pretty background! Beautiful card!

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  10. That background is amazing and I love that butterfly - one of my favorite C&9th dies!!

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  11. This is so beautiful, Melissa! Love the soft colors and the dimension of the butterfly! Your background of stars is so wonderful!

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  12. Beautiful card, love the colors. Thank you for sharing your idea, and being part of the blog hop giveaway.

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  13. Very lovely card! I love making my own BG's, so fun.

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  14. Your card is so pretty!!! Love it and Concord & 9th:)

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  15. Truly a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Melissa, your card is so sweet and gorgeous with the diecuts and those colors! Love it!!!

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  17. Love the butterfly and your background.

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  18. Very cute bg for your pretty butterfly! Love the Beautiful and your creation~ *Splitcoaststampers Stampin'nana

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  19. Your background stamping
    with the stars is so cool!
    Love the colors and the
    butterfly
    Carla from Utah

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  20. Your background stamping
    with the stars is so cool!
    Love the colors and the
    butterfly
    Carla from Utah

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  21. Hi Melissa ~ Your butterfly is darling and, yes, it was worth the extra time to interchange the pieces of the white and turquoise die pieces. I don't normally do a liner in my envelopes but I love how you've coordinated the stars and the colors from the card to the envelope. Happy 1st Birthday to Concord & 9th!! I agree; their wonderful stamps and dies are amazing and I'm waiting for my purchase to come in the mail this week. Thanks for sharing and I hope you've had a terrific weekend!!

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  22. Love the layering of the colors in the background.
    Adding that to the inside of the envelope was a great idea.
    The butterfly is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing.

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  23. Hi Melissa --I fall in love with all of your creations. The card is so fresh and feminine and the star background is just the right touch.

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  24. Absolutely perfect. Vibrant, happy colors in a marvelous design.

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  25. Your card IS beautiful, Melissa! I love it all AND the envelope liner. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  26. Your card IS beautiful, Melissa! I love it all AND the envelope liner. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway.

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  27. Love the pretty background you created with the stars and the soft colors you used on this card - very pretty!

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  28. What a beautiful card and envelope. Love, love your idea.

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  29. I love how you did the star background in the multi colors!!! You are the queen of color!!! This makes the whole card, I think. Happy Birthday to Concord and 9th! I have been playing with their alphabet script stamps and love them!!!

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  30. Adorable!! Love the background and how you did it again on the inside of the envelope!!

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  31. Melissa your card is so beautiful. Love the soft colors.

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  32. Such a lovely card Melissa! I love butterflies... large or small. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Happy Birthday Concord and 9th! My list of their products is growing every day!

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  33. Lovely card. I especially like the star background and the soft, pretty colors. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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  34. This is beautiful, Melissa! Happy and so "you"!!

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  35. This is adorable! What a great idea for the background and liner! Love it!

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  36. What a sweet card and background! I love that you made the envelope match!!

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  37. I love everything about your card! From the fun background to the fabulous butterfly. TFS.

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  38. Quite a delightful beauty in colors and design!!

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  39. This is a beautiful card and I like the coordinated finishing touch on the envelope liner. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. This is a beautiful card and I like the coordinated finishing touch on the envelope liner. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Love the color combo on your beautiful butterfly card!

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  42. The background is so nice and soft.

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  43. Love the pretty stamped background and matching envie, Melissa, beautiful work!!

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  44. What a gorgeous creation mixing and matching so many different C9 elements! LOVE that background!

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  45. Love how you did your background and the pretty butterfly.

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  46. Such a cute card! Love the background!

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  47. So pretty! I love the background you made.

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  48. What a beautiful card! The colors and design are exquisite.

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  49. Wonderful card with that rainbow of color. Thanks for sharing

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  50. So very pretty! Fantastic background and lovely design.

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  51. Oh my goodness, I love everything about your card! The butterfly die is beautiful and so are the pretty pastel colors!

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  52. Love your back ground and this cute butterfly

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  53. I love how the card background and envelope liner match, so pretty, what a great idea!

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  54. Such a fun background. love that you did the inside of the envelope!

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  55. Oh Melissa your card and envelope is just stunning! I love the beautiful colours you've used. Love all of Concord & 9th's products. So beautiful!

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  56. Oh Melissa your card and envelope is just stunning! I love the beautiful colours you've used. Love all of Concord & 9th's products. So beautiful!

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  57. Very pretty how you used the star cluster to create this pretty background.

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  58. Very pretty how you used the star cluster to create this pretty background.

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  59. Melissa, this card is fantastic! I love that you created a matching envelope liner, too. You showcase so wonderfully how well C&9 products work together...I love that about them.

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  60. What a beautiful card! I love the soft colors you've chosen - you've inspired me to go take out that beautiful butterfly and the floral die set and play with them again this wk. It's been awhile! Great stuff!

    Happy Birthday, Concord & 9th!

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  61. Happy birthday! The butterfly is beautiful, I love the soft colors and the whole card is great for a birthday . Thank you for sharing your art.

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  62. Great card. Love the background and the pink beautiful such a pretty card.

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  63. Such a pretty card! That background is wonderful - such a labor of love.

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  64. Very pretty colors and I like how you created the butterfly.

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  65. Beautiful card and envelope. What a great idea for the envelope.

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  66. Pretty!
    Like how you decorated the envelope too!

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  67. Hey Melissa, I'm in LOVE with your butterfly! I have this bundle and you've inspired me to take another look at how I use the butterfly and flower dies....your card is SO beautiful!!! PLUS, you even made an envelope liner to match...LOVE LOVE LOVE

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  68. What a great background you made. It's bright and colorful. I love that butterfly.

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  69. Very nice background! Love all the bright colors!

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  70. Very nice background! Love all the bright colors!

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  71. I love this card! The butterfly and colors are perfect! Thank you for sharing :)

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  72. This butterfly set is definitely a favorite, and you made an amazing card with it!

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  73. What a sweet and lovely birthday card! The background sets it off perfectly! :)

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  74. What a great combo! Love all the details!

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  75. You got me on the stars!! Love what you did with them!

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  76. The time you have spent on the lovely starry backgrounds and your butterfly have paid off, a lovely card! Di xx

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  77. The time you have spent on the lovely starry backgrounds and your butterfly have paid off, a lovely card! Di xx

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  78. OMG! i absolutely adore this card and envelope!! Great colors and the background is magical!! You did an amazing job!!! TFS!

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  79. Love those soft stripes of color and that you did the envelope liner too!

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  80. Wow, such a fun card! I would have never thought to use that small stamp this way.

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  81. Love the colors and the butterfly die!

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  82. You always make cards that are uplifting and colourful - love it ! Thanks

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  83. Melissa I just saw this beauty on IG - outstanding!! Now why didn't I add that butterfly to my recent order? Me. With all the butterflies I bloom!! Love every single element of your card!
    :) Michele

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  84. Absolutely beautiful! Love your background.

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  86. wonderful card - love the soft colors - so pretty!

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  87. Such a darling card! So pretty and great design, the butterfly and stars are gorgeous. The envelope liner is a fab idea!

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  88. Just ordered the floral and flutter set - cannot wait to use them. Love the little stars too!

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  89. The butterfly cutting was worth the effort- beautiful result ! And the matching envelope liner is the perfect touch!

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  90. Beautiful card! I love the matching liner, too!

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  91. love the rainbow effect and the matching envelope

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  92. beautiful card. And the coordinating envelope is fantastic as well.

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  93. beautiful card. And the coordinating envelope is fantastic as well.

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  94. Very pretty card. I love the beautiful die in the bright, bold color!

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  95. Love the pretty floral background and the matching envelope liner!

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  96. Striking card with that stunning butterfly, Melissa! Your efforts were definitely worth the end result. Hope all is well with you. 😀 Happy BD to Concord and 9th and thanks for chance at GC!

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  97. This butterfly is my favorite and I love how you've made such a festive card around it, Melissa! Beautiful birthday colors!

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  98. Adorable card,I love that butterfly and your background!

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  99. thanks for the beautiful butterfly card. love the technique.

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  100. lovely card! the butterfly is so pretty.

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  101. Gorgeous card - I love the polka dot background behind the butterfly. Such a happy card with the colors you chose!

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  102. Soft and beautiful! Your butterfly is gorgeous. Great technique.

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  103. Thanks Concord and 9th for the giveaway! And thanks Melissa for the great card inspiration!

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  104. Thanks Concord and 9th for the giveaway! And thanks Melissa for the great card inspiration!

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  105. I love the butterfly!it's a unique design I haven't seen before. A must have! I just discovered this blog hop today. Phew! Sure glad I didn't miss the while month.

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  106. I love the butterfly!it's a unique design I haven't seen before. A must have! I just discovered this blog hop today. Phew! Sure glad I didn't miss the while month.

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  107. This is a very pretty card Melissa, and I love the extra effort it takes to make the butterfly like that! Beautiful!

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