Monday, January 9, 2017


Hello there, sweet friends!  It's time for a new challenge at Where Creativity Meets C9, and the theme this month is "Try Something New"!  The design team got to try out some brand spanking new Concord & 9th stamps and dies for this challenge, courtesy of the very generous Angie and Greg!

Today I'm using the new LOVE NOTES STAMP SET and LOVE NOTES ENVELOPE DIES!  I decided to make a gift card holder that will fit inside the envelope (the envelope is on the left in the picture below).

The new LOVE NOTES ENVELOPE DIES allow you to make an envelop with a finished size of 3" X 4 5/8".  You can then insert your "love note" inside (or gift card holder as I did).  Angie will have a detailed video on the Concord & 9th blog to explain how to assemble the envelopes, and give you all the measurements you need to make your envelopes and love notes!  They're very easy to put together!




I used several stamp sets to decorate my envelope.  The word enjoy, the hearts on the coffee cups, and the flourishes on either side of the coffee cups are all from the LOVE NOTES STAMP SET.  There are SO many wonderful stamps in this set and I'm sure some of the other DT members will be showing those today.  The coffee cups and the word "coffee" are from the COZY UP STAMP SET.  The tiny heart borders were made with the heart from the O CHRISTMAS TREE STAMP SET.  The notches that were cut on the back of the envelope and on the piece of card stock that holds the gift card were all done with a die that's included in the LOVE NOTES ENVELOPE DIES.

You don't have to use new products to play along, you can try a "new to you" technique if you like.  And as always the prizes are wonderful!  One winner will be invited to be a guest designer with us, and another winner will be chosen through to win a $25.00 gift card to Concord & 9th!  You have until the 29th of January to enter.  Please pop over to the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog to see what the other design team members have created to inspire you, and don't forget to check us out on Instagram and Facebook!


  1. Oh my stars, Diane, your envelope and note are absolutely darling! I believe you've 'officially enabled' me *grin* to invite this set into my collection! Hoping to join the challenge this time round; you've certainly sparked incentive!

  2. Such a clever product ans beautiful design of yours!

  3. Love these new goodies from Concord & 9th!!! And your gift card holder and envelope are totally adorable!

  4. Such a sweet note! This looks like such a wonderful new product. Love you whimsical design and how you used the die to create a place for your gift card!