Semicircle Turnabout Stamps & Yay Dies

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Have you seen Concord & 9th’s latest release? We’re excited to have these gorgeous goods IN STOCK NOW! Be sure to check out all of the new designs! Please welcome special guest Greg Cottrell, who has made 3 beautiful samples to inspire you! Read on and enjoy!

Semicircle Turnabout Stamps & Yay Dies

Hey everybody, Greg here! Angie made me craft against my will. Kidding! Sort of…for those of you who don’t know, I don’t do the cardmaking at Concord & 9th. (You can thank Robyn for that…our talented Creative Director!) I stepped out of my comfort zone to work with two of the products I designed for our March 9th product release – Semicircle Turnabout stamp set (if you’re not familiar with Turnabout stamps yet, check out our videos on our YouTube channel) and Yay dies. I hope you enjoy!

Semicircle Turnabout Stamps & Yay Dies

With my background in product development, I’m always looking for creative ways to solve problems and unique ways to design products. For these cards, I challenged myself to make three cards using one stamped 4.25” x 5.5” panel. That one panel would be all the stamping I would need, then I would create the rest of the cards with card stock and a few embellishments. I thought through how I would break up the panel, and this is what I came up with:

Semicircle Turnabout Stamps & Yay Dies

The first card became a shaker card, using the negative space of the circle cutout to fill with sequins. I just layered the “Yay!” die-cut over the shaker element, then adhered the whole panel to a gray card base. This came together extremely fast for a shaker card!

Semicircle Turnabout Stamps & Yay Dies

For the second card, I took the fallout of the circle die-cut and cut the “It’s your day!” sentiment out of the circle. Then I used the strip of stamped semicircles to accent the card. Something that may not be as obvious about this card…the coral cardstock was cut out using the label die in Yay dies. I used both sides of the cut to get the arrow shape. Some silver thread, sequins, and charcoal cardstock finished off this card nicely!

Semicircle Turnabout Stamps & Yay Dies

The third and final card I created was pieced together with the label die in the set! I cut “Happy together” out of the coral cardstock to create the focal point. Using the last strip of stamped semicircles, I cut it into 4 pieces and layered over some white cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the label die. The label shape ended up being the perfect size to piece 4 together up the card front. I like how different this card turned out next to the others!

Semicircle Turnabout Stamps & Yay Dies

So, there you have it! Three cards from one 4.25” x 5.5” stamped panel. I’ll admit, it was fun stepping out of my normal role and making some cards. I hope this inspired you and gave you even more ideas for Semicircle Turnabout stamps and Yay dies!

We love seeing what you create so be sure to #concordand9th. We also love working with Simon Says Stamp and really appreciate being highlighted on their blog today!

Take care!

Greg Cottrell

Semicircle Turnabout Stamps & Yay Dies

SUPPLIES:

Concord & 9th SEMICIRCLE TURNABOUT…
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Concord & 9th YAY Dies 10373
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Neenah STARTER PACK 65 LB Premium…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100# FOG…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Dye Ink Pad…
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MISTI MEMORY MISTI PRECISION STAMPER…
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Fiskars DETAIL Performance Gray…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Fiskars REINFORCED Paper Trimmer 12…
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Simon Says Stamp MOONSHINE CONFETTI…
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Thanks for reading, and thanks to Greg for being our guest!

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  1. Love the turn about’s. Plus your cards are so wonderful. Surely wouldn’t know you are out of your comfort zone. Nicely done.

  2. Wow Greg, this is stapping out your comfortzone with a very great stamp and I love it. Gorgeous cards and ohhh my … again such beautiful Turnabout stamp, I love them! this one goes on top of my wish list! Thanks for all the lovely things you shared with us!.

  3. The turnabout stamps are just brilliant, and this is another awesome addition! I just love how unique and versatile they are :) Thanks for this great walk-through and beautiful inspiration! xx

  4. This card is delightful and the semi-circle turn about offers so many background coloring possibilities. tfs

  5. Oh I like that stamp! And the gray of that shaker cards is very pretty, like the color combo.Nice cards!

  6. I used to follow a blog that did One Sheet Wonder challenges. They made a set of coordinating cards out of one sheet of 12×12 printed cardstock. I don’t remember how many cards were made, but I’m sure it wasn’t as efficient as 3 out of a 4.25 x 5.5! Super cool and love the masculine touch! You should be very proud of yourself!

  7. Hi Greg, nice that you were forced into making some cards. LOL I really like them all and I love that you utilized all of the paper to make all three cards. It would serve us all well if we were to take a page from your book, hence a large tote of scrap cardstock….
    I really enjoyed your contribution today, maybe we will get to see more of your work in the future. TFS!

  8. I am very jealous that you came up with these creative card layouts when you dont usually do the card-making! It would take me a month to cone up with layouts like these lol. So much talent at C9!

  9. I love Concord & 9th Turnabout stamps!!! So unique and awesome!!! The final product always turns out so well and surprising, love those stamps!! I love this card!! It’s awesome!! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Wonderful awesome cards. Great way to use the paper. The turn around stamp looks interesting. Never tried it but love the effect and making it colors you want.

  11. Oh wow, love that you got three different cards from just one panel. And those turnabout stamps are so so clever!

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