Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Over the Rooftops...Concord & 9th Holiday Release Finale (+ GIVEAWAY on Instagram)

Hello, friends!  It feels like it's been a crafting marathon the last few weeks, but creating with Concord & 9th's Holiday Release has been truly joyful.  And they are so sweet to be sponsoring a giveaway on my Instagram account.  I hope you'll head over there to enter.  

My final project for this week uses the Over the Rooftops Bundle.  It creates the most darling houses and has an interactive element that is so easy and totally doable. 

The details on these houses are itty bitty, so there is definitely a time investment to put these together, but I had a blast not just creating them but then decking them out for Christmas.  

Have you heard of Rainbow Row in Charleston, South Carolina?  I was thinking about how much I love those colorful houses when I created my card, so I used totally non-traditional but fun colors. 

I used the Over the Rooftops Dies to cut the houses in the following colors: 

1st house: Grapefruit with Nectar trim/roof and Dragonfruit door

2nd house: Blueberry with Powder trim, Pebble roof, and Nectar door

3rd house: Dragonfruit with Carnation trim/roof and Blueberry door

The stairs and sidewalk are Pebble , the street is Cobblestone, and the festive decorations are Juniper and Poppy

It's a tough pick, but if I had to choose one, I'd be living in the grapefruit house on the end. The wreaths hanging from the ribbons are my favorite, and I love the garland on the fence.  By the way, the "ribbons" are actually the negative window cuts from a poppy colored house I didn't end up using. And the garland is the same curved window trim I used on the house, but I just flipped it upside down.

Oh, and did you notice the second level balcony on the blueberry house?  Another charming detail on homes we find in the south. :)  I made it by overlapping two of the long fences.  If you peek in the lower window on the Dragonfruit house, you'll see a little Christmas tree.  It was designed to go on top of a super cute station wagon that is included in the Over the Rooftops Dies, but I opted for a peaceful car-less street this time.

Okay, now to talk about the interactive element of this card.  The Over the Rooftops Dies were designed to create a simple spinner card, so you can change from day to night or just switch up the scene/sentiments. (Remember, you can totally change colors to use this set any time of the year.)

One of the papers in the Falala Patterned Paper Pack has snowflakes on it with half the sheet in powder blue and the other half of the sheet in midnight.  It could not have been more perfect for the changing scene on my card.  I simply aligned the center line on the circle die with the line on the paper separating the two colors and voila! Day and night for my spinner.  

On the day version, I stamped a sentiment from the  Over the Rooftops Stamps onto a layered banner and added some little trees to the mountaintop.   

On the night version I added Santa and some of his little reindeer. Aren't these dies the cutest?

If you want more info on how to assemble the card, Laura Bassen and Carissa Wiley each put together really great tutorials.  I used them especially for the spinner element.  You can find them here and here.  

Thanks so much for joining me today and throughout the week!  And don't forget to head over to my instagram account to enter the Concord & 9th giveaway.  Best of luck!


Cardstock: Nectar, GrapefruitCarnationDragonfruitPowderBlueberryJuniperPoppyPebbleCobblestone

Patterned Paper: Falala Patterned Paper Pack 

Dies: Over the Rooftops Dies

Stamps: Over the Rooftops Stamps


  1. What a darling scene! This is delightful, Lindsey!

    1. Thank you so much, Lisa! You are seriously the best to visit and comment so often. I think of you every time I write a blog post.

  2. Lindsey, can we move in together for a few weeks in one of these darling little houses?? Any one of them will do!!
    Absolutely adorable, sweet friend!