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We're THRILLED to bring you a collaborative post with one of our FAVORITE new companies - CONCORD & 9TH

Angie and Greg (owners) are some of the most amazingly talented, driven, hardworking, organized, generous and kind people on the planet. All this AND then throw in FUN and you have Angie and Greg!


Their products are the most Innovative and Unique products I've seen in a long time. The investment you make in them are well worth it! You'll find yourself using them over and over and over again! They brought us the AMAZING Take a Bough tree diesSophisticated Script alphabets and the HUGS and THANKS card dies that are taking the stamping/crafting world by storm! If you don't have them yet, you'll want to have them!

Concord & 9th is celebrating their one year Birthday this month! Congrats guys!

Head over to our Instagram and Facebook page to enter our $50 giveaways! You can enter on both Insta and Facebook to increase your chances!

@HallmarkScrapandCrafts (Instagram)

Hallmark Scrapbook Facebook Page

And now on with the incredible TAG projects Angie created for us.

TAG...you’re it! 
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Hello! Concord & 9th here! We have been working with Jody and the Hallmark Scrapbook & Crafts team for some time now. We just adore Jody and her team, so we thought it was time to collaborate on a blog post showing some fun ideas to adorn your holiday packages. Yes, it’s only August 18th, but Christmas will sneak up on us before we know it. We think that if you make a handful of tags here and there, you’ll be ready to dress up your packages, and enjoy the crafting process, rather than stressing out in December!

Today we’ve made 6 different tags to help jump-start your creative ideas! Each tag offers it’s own look and highlights different techniques. You could make a bunch of one design, or have fun making lots of different tags.

Concord & 9th Tags

 

The products we’ve used are from Concord & 9th and can all be found at Hallmark Scrapbook & Crafts.

When we designed the O Christmas Tree stamp set we wanted the images to work on cards, but also on tags. The sentiments are sized to work with our Bags & Tags dies either portrait or landscape. The Bags & Tags dies offer different options for different tag toppers, bag toppers and even a word bubble. The Take A Bough dies can make fun 3D trees, pine boughs, wreaths, and even multiple sizes of snowflakes! The Stripe Builder stamp set is a great basic set for building striped backgrounds, either large or small. You can even create plaids, which are very popular during the holidays!

 

 

Here are a few more details on each individual tag:

 

Concord & 9th Deck the Halls tag

DECK THE HALLS: This is a quick & easy tag. We used the Stripe Builder stamp set to create the bold, gray stripes in the background, and the teal dashed lines along the bottom of the tag. Using a MISTI makes it easy to stamp those big stripes! Stamp “deck the halls” from O Christmas Tree stamp set  in red ink over the stripes. Stamp the outline of the small ornament in black ink so it hangs off the bottom of the ‘S’. The inside of the ornament is the solid circle in the stamp set stamped in green ink, and the tiny star in black ink. Use Bags & Tags dies to die cut the top of the tag shape. Finish it off with your favorite twine.

 

SNOWY SHAKER: Start with a kraft piece of card stock. Die cut the large snowflake from Take A Bough dies towards the bottom of the tag leaving the negative space. Stamp the little snowflakes from O Christmas Tree stamp set in white on to the tag. Use that same white ink to do a little blending around the die cut snowflake to highlight the area so it pops! Die cut green boughs using the different sizes bough dies from Take A Bough dies. Blend some white ink  on the boughs too so they look frosted. Tie those to the top of the tag with your favorite ribbon/twine. The top of the tag is die cut with Bags & Tags dies too. Now for the shaker part - use foam tape or craft foam on the backside of the tag in between a piece of acetate. Fill it with your favorite beads, or sequins and adhere it to the back of the tag. Shake away!

 

O CHRISTMAS TREE: On watercolor paper, stamp the trees from O Christmas Tree stamp set in green ink. Watercolor an aqua sky. Spritz water over the top and dab off with a paper towel. The ink will lift off where the water splatters, leaving a snowy look in the sky and over the trees. Dry completely. Stamp O Christmas Tree in black ink over the trees. Die cut the large and medium snowflakes from Take A Bough dies and adhere them on to the tag with a clear drying glue. Die cut the rounded top of the tag with Tags & Bags dies. Finish it off with your favorite ribbon or twine. 

MERRY CHRISTMAS: Start with a white piece of card stock. Use a blending tool and distress inks to blend ink on the bottom portion of the tag. Stamp the little ornaments at a variety of lengths on to the tag. The little, tiny images in the O Christmas Tree stamp set such as “JOY”, “NOEL”, the heart, star, small snowflake and little stripes are meant to fit inside the ornament. Stamp MERRY CHRISTMAS in black. Use a permanent black marker & a ruler to draw strings down to the ornaments. Add a little strip of glitter paper, and a glitter tag reinforcer die cut from our Bags & Tags dies for a little bling.

 

JOY WREATH: This is easier than it looks! Die cut the white circle from our Bags & Tags dies. Stamp JOY from O Christmas Tree stamp set in black ink onto the white paper. Die cut small, green bough sprigs from Take A Bough dies. Adhere the sprigs around the white cardstock circle. Top it off with berries die cut from Take A Bough dies, with a little heart stamped on the berry from O Christmas Tree stamp set, and white ribbon.

 

And, last but not least,

 

FROM ME TO YOU: From the O Christmas Tree stamp set, stamp “from me to you” in black ink onto vellum and the hand-drawn stars onto white cardstock. Add color to some of the stars with your favorite coloring medium. For these we used Zig Clean Color Markers. Finish off the tag with a die cut reinforcer from Bags & Tags dies and some gold twine. It’s fun to see the background through the vellum!

 

So, there you have it. Six tags, all with different techniques such as watercoloring, ink blending and paper piecing, different looks, yet all the same stamps & dies. We know it’s important to make those crafty dollars stretch, so we do our best to design products that can be used in multiple ways. If you like these tags, try incorporating these same ideas onto cards!

Now, we’d really like to see what you create with these products! Be sure to TAG us @concordand9th and #concordand9th so we can be inspired by you! Tag...You’re it!

 

THANK YOU so much to Jody for collaborating with us today! We look forward to future collaborations and many more years working together!

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Comments 54
  • Denise Bryant
    Denise Bryant

    Happy to find you! awesome set of tags, and really glad to know you carry Concord & 9th products! I’ll be checking out your shop!

  • Tami B
    Tami B

    I ordered my first C&9th products from you. Love all the tags.

  • Laura Jane
    Laura Jane

    Festive tags Angie! the Take A Bough dies are so unique:))

  • Donna Mikasa
    Donna Mikasa

    LOVE Concord&9th and Angie and Greg! The tags are just adorable, as I knew they’d be!

  • Nancy
    Nancy

    Love the wreath. Would love to actually win these!!

  • Miriam Prantner
    Miriam Prantner

    Great tags! I love how versatile these sets are, perfect for cards AND tags!

  • Helen Gullett
    Helen Gullett

    Oh love all those tags! Fabulous ideas for Christmas.

  • Patti Galmarini
    Patti Galmarini

    These tags are adorable!!!!

  • TracyM #6773
    TracyM #6773

    Fabulous tags … it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and I’m loving it!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing these creative designs :)

  • Jeannean M
    Jeannean M

    Hi! Nice to meet you!! Thanks for collaborating with Concord and 9th for their awesome birthday celebration! Your tags rock, and what a great reminder to help take stress off the holidays. I think my favorites are the “Oh Christmas Tree” and “Joy Wreath”….hard to narrow down!!

  • Christine Canfield
    Christine Canfield

    i could never let tags these gorgeous go on gifts. i would just hoard them!!

  • Dawn Meade
    Dawn Meade

    I love making tags more than anything else. I just got Sizzix tag set because it seemed less expensive than buying manilla tags. Well darn it…..now I have to get this tag set because I love the options! Port Que!!!! :)

  • paulette
    paulette

    Love these tags, can just see everyone oh ing and keeping these when they get them attached to a present.

  • Giovana Smith
    Giovana Smith

    Lovely tags!! I have ideas now :)

  • karenajo
    karenajo

    Love your tags – such a nice variety and all so pretty !

  • Christy Q
    Christy Q

    Fantastic!! Love the tags and the techniques shared – will definitely be giving these a whirl!

  • Kathy Mc
    Kathy Mc

    Lovely tags and appreciate the fact they could also be used as focal images on cards. O Christmas Tree sings to me. ? Happy Birthday to C&9th!

  • Carol Didier
    Carol Didier

    I love these! I have the “ingredients”, so I should start making my Christmas tags RIGHT NOW.

  • Melissa Friedrich
    Melissa Friedrich

    Beautiful tags, love the snowflake shaker!

  • FEM
    FEM

    Awesome tags.

  • Maria
    Maria

    Stars are simple and nice.

  • Teresa Wilson
    Teresa Wilson

    Love the Christmas tag with the balls

  • Bonnie
    Bonnie

    What wonderful Christmas tags! Makes me want to start on mine! You have some great products to work with!

  • B Soo Hoo
    B Soo Hoo

    Beautiful tags, each and every one is so creative.

  • Linda N
    Linda N

    I was trying to pick out my favorite & couldn’t. They are all so cute. I can’t wait to try some of these techniques.

  • Gwen
    Gwen

    These tags are so cute! Yay for Christmas!

  • Robyn G.
    Robyn G.

    I snapped that beautiful Christmas tree die set up as soon as it was available again! I love the tag you made with it! I can hardly wait to dive in and use that set!

  • Alysse Dorrian
    Alysse Dorrian

    I LOVE these sets & the designs are really getting me excited for “Christmas Time Crafting”!!!

  • Teresa Doyle
    Teresa Doyle

    OH MY GOODNESS these are AWESOME! I am a HUGE tag love whether it is for Christmas OR gift giving, I love an amazing tag and these are just adorable! I am SO inspired now, thanks for sharing!

  • Angie WIlliams
    Angie WIlliams

    These tags are all so beautiful I’m having a hard time picking my favorite but I think it would be the O Christmas tree. I love them. Tfs

  • 3kidmama
    3kidmama

    Beautiful tags – I love seeing such fun uses for the little images on stamp sets. These are genius! Such an inventive tag making die set. Happy Birthday, Concord & 9th!

  • Manda
    Manda

    These tags are wonderful! I think I need the Take a Bough dies now!

  • Carla Hundley
    Carla Hundley

    Love all these fun tags.
    The stamps and dies
    used are so wonderful
    and I love the Take A
    Bough!
    Carla from Utah

  • Lizzie T
    Lizzie T

    Love these tags – especially the Joy Wreath one! So cute! great inspiration!

  • Robin Kuppens
    Robin Kuppens

    Love these!

  • Lori Ellen
    Lori Ellen

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these tags!

  • Sharron Gregory
    Sharron Gregory

    Love Concord & 9th products! This tag dies set is amazing! Thanks for sharing all the wonderful samples.

  • Annie Solomon
    Annie Solomon

    Love concord and 9th. Congrats on this fun collaboration!

  • Greta H
    Greta H

    Happy, happy BD! I love C&9 products & these tags are wonderful! Unfortunately I don’t do Facebook or Instagram, but 2 people will certainly be very happy!

  • Marianne
    Marianne

    From Holland whit a lot off love!!

  • D.Ann C
    D.Ann C

    Love Concord & 9th! Congrats on your 1st year and thanks for the fab giveaway!!

  • Kari V.
    Kari V.

    These tags are all amazing! Now I need these sets. Lol.

  • TamiBabs
    TamiBabs

    Adorable tags!! I love the idea of just popping them on a card for a fun twist!

  • DeeDee
    DeeDee

    Oh my gosh! So cute, all of them! Makes me wanna go make some tags now.

  • carol
    carol

    What a lovely array of tags, featuring sets that have totally captured my interest! Feeling all festive….and inspired! Thank you for the showcases and ‘how to’ details!
    ~carol

  • Carol
    Carol

    I have been looking for the Take A Bough dies. The rest of the items made such cute tags. Love it.

  • Debra Abel
    Debra Abel

    Love tags and these new stamps are great!

  • Donna
    Donna

    I am a tag lover and I love the Concord & 9th tag shapes. I am also smitten with those stripes. Love the thick bold stripe.

  • Denise Costa
    Denise Costa

    I love these tags! Bravo!!!!

  • MaggieB
    MaggieB

    Hi ~ I missed out on the Take a Bough set last year and even contacted C&9 earlier this year to make sure it was coming back. This set is PURE GENIUS & I can’t wait to get it. This grouping of tags is not only beautiful, but inspirational as well. What to do if you’ve made too many tags? Pop them up on cards! AWESOME designs. Thanks for sharing and have an awesome weekend!

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