April 5, 2018

Neat and Tangled April Release Day 4 | Making Magic Card

Hey there, welcome to the day four of the  April Neat and Tangled releaseLet's take a look at the cute Making Magic stamp set.




To create this card begin with a white cardstock background and cut a 1/2" strip off of the bottom. Add a layer of bright blue cardstock to the bottom edge. Use a circle steel die to create a window in the card. Add a fan of pink to red cardstock strips to create a swirl pattern behind the die cut window. Color all of the Making Magic icons with Copic markers. Add a sprinkle of yellow stamped stars to the background of the card and voila - a magical card!


Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Making Magic stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


April 4, 2018

Neat and Tangled April Release Day 3 | Happiness Sequin Shaker Card

Hey there, welcome to the day three of the  April Neat and Tangled releaseLet's shake things up a bit and look at the Happiness Stamp and Steel Die set.




To create this card begin with a white cardstock background and rectangle steel die to create the window of the shaker box. Add a transparency window and two layers of foam tape to backside of the frame. Glue some sequins from the Neat and Tangled Lemon Lime mix to the top of the card insert. Add some stamped hearts in blue ink and the sentiment at the top. Fill with sequins and glue the transparency top to the background of the card. Use the Happiness Steel Die to create the watercolored title. Glue to the front of the card and shake!



Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Happiness stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


April 3, 2018

Neat and Tangled April Release Day Two | Mommy, Daddy and Me Watercolors

Hey there, welcome to the day one of the  April Neat and Tangled releaseThe first stamp set up is called Mommy, Daddy and Me and it's an adorable collection of baby and Mommy/Daddy animals. This is my favorite and cutest of April release.


To create this card begin with a watercolor paper background that has been die cut with a stitched edge. Next, use Mowed Lawn Distress Oxide Ink to ink blend a green background. Use a thin pain brush to add blades of grass to background with Mowed Lawn Ink. Sprinkle some water on top and blot to create droplets. Next, color all images with Copic markers. Add sentiment to a die cut flag and layer to create title.

Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Mommy, Daddy and Me stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

April 2, 2018

Neat and Tangled April Release Day 1 | Have Courage Florals

Hey there, welcome to the day one of the  April Neat and Tangled releaseThe first stamp set up is called Have Courage and it's a beautiful floral set with inspirational messages.



To create this card begin with Memento ink to stamp the floral image on the left and bottom of the card. Next, use Copic markers to color the flowers with a vibrant punch. Leave some of the flower petals at the bottom blank. Use Versafine Ink to stamp the "Courage" sentiment and a mix of orange and red pigment inks for the subtitle.


Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Have Courage stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

March 8, 2018

Neat and Tangled March Release Day Four | Little Monster

Hey there, welcome to the day three of the  March Neat and Tangled release. On the final day of the release, I have monsters! My favorite set from this release includes a tiny birthday monster for all of your celebrations.


To create this card begin with a white cardstock card base with a circle die window cut out of it. Next, use Copic markers to color the monster, balloons and title in bold colors. Layer the monster and balloons in the center of the die cut circle, using foam tape to pop up some of the elements. Use black Versafine ink to stamp the subtitle and layer the "monster" title just underneath.



Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Little Monster Stamp Set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

March 7, 2018

Neat and Tangled March Release Day 3 | Friendly Floral

Hey there, welcome to the day three of the  March Neat and Tangled releaseToday I have a brand new spring set, Friendly Florals and it's a beauty!



To create this card begin with a white cardstock background and black Versafine ink to randomly stamp a variety of the floral icons all over the background. Next, add a strip of patterned paper at the top of the card followed by a coordinating thinner strip of coral cardstock. Stamp a handful of the florals and color with Copic markers. Layer a cluster of the stamped images at the left side of the card. Stamp a sentiment on a die cut flag and tuck into the floral cluster.


Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Friendly Floral stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

March 6, 2018

Ink Blended Ombre + Sunny Studio Stamps

I love ric rac and sunsets, so you could say this card is a little mix of those two loves. The stitched steel die is from Sunny Studios Stamp. The die gave me nice, sharp edges and was perfect for creating a little stack of textured goodness!



I started by ink blending a strip of white cardstock with Distress Inks in Fossilized Amber and Abandoned Coral. Then I used the largest Ric Rac Border  die repeatedly to create a beautiful ombre range. Next, a small shaker box was created with the Scalloped Circles Steel Die. The kitty is from the Purrfect Birthday stamp set and was colored with Copic markers. Last, a sentiment from the same set was stamped in black ink.



The ric rac border shape adds a pop of bold color and design to this birthday greeting. The tiny stitching detail adds a warm touch of handmade goodness!

Neat and Tangled March Release Day 2 | No Words Watercolor Card

Hey there, welcome to the day two of the  March Neat and Tangled releaseThe next stamp set up is called No Words for those times when you need a card for the difficult and sad times in life. It's a great way to send a hug in an envelope to those you love and are thinking about.



To create this card begin with watercolor paper and a die cut heart. Use Distress Ink in Peacock Blue to add a splash a color to the heart. Next, use Copic markers to color a floral spray. A beautiful script sentiment in black finishes off this clean card design. nk. 




Neat and Tangled will be giving away a No Words stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


March 5, 2018

Neat and Tangled March Release Day 1 | Hello Spring and Easter

Hey there, welcome to the day one of the  March Neat and Tangled releaseThe first stamp set up is called Hello Spring and it's a beautiful block of words perfect for creating seasonal cards.



To create this card begin with a die cut window card. Next, stamp the Hello Spring block text with pigment inks in green, robin's egg blue, yellow and raspberry. Additional colors will be created as you layer these four. Use a stamping press to make this process easy! Use the Neat and Tangled Spring die to create a bold title. Add a small bunny watercolored with Distress Inks and a flag with a celebrate sentiment.



Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Hello Spring stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


February 8, 2018

Neat and Tangled February Release Day 4 | S'mores Fun

Hey there, welcome to the day three of the  February Neat and Tangled release. The last new stamp set is called S'mores Fun and it's one of my favorites from the release. Who doesn't love dancing chocolate for Valentine's?



To create this card begin with a white background and patterned heart paper. I like a colorful background when icons tend to be mostly monochromatic (shades of brown). The stamped images were colored with Copic markers for a pop of brightness. The sentiment was stamped in black and a scatter of tiny hearts was added to each of the characters.



Neat and Tangled will be giving away a S'mores Fun stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Neat and Tangled February Release Day 3 | Geometric Circles

Hey there, welcome to the day three of the  February Neat and Tangled releaseToday I have a brand new steel die - Geometric Circles. I love clean backgrounds and this steel die delivers! 



To create this card begin with a white cardstock rectangle and the Geometric Steel Die cut out. Next, use Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers and Fossilized Amber to create the ink blended background. Add a splash of watercolor with Distress Inks to images from the Beaver's Eh stamp set. Use foam tape to add to the front of the card and you're done!



Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Geometric Circle Steel Die. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

February 6, 2018

Sunny Studios Tiny Dancer Watercolors

Say hello to the newest in Sunny Studios' release - Tiny Dancer.  I love these cute little ballerinas and the sentiments that are both beautiful and versatile.



To create this card, start with a simple watercolored background that your tiny dancers can shine on! I chose the colors based on the patterned paper placed at the bottom edge of the card. All of the tiny dancers were colored with the same palette in mind with Distress Inks. A scattering of tiny stamped daisies gives the card some movement and a dose of dainty.


I like to color and send handmade goodness and this stamp set is perfect for all the little (and big) ballerinas in my life!


Neat + Tangled February Release Day 2 | So Many Sentiments and a Panda!

Hey there, welcome to the day two of the  February Neat and Tangled releaseThe next stamp set up is called So Many Sentiments and it's chock full of every sentiment you could ever need! On this card it's paired up with the brand new Panda Steel Die for a measure of cute.



To create this card begin with a white cardstock rectangle and the Panda Steel Die cut out. Next, add a strip of patterned paper at the bottom edge of the card to give it a pop of color. A sentiment stamped with salmon and hot pink ink at the edge of the panda card underlines the die cut in the center. A simple epoxy heart gives the card just a bit of texture straight in the center. 



Neat and Tangled will be giving away a So Many Sentiments stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


February 5, 2018

Neat + Tangled February Release Day One | Ride with Me Watercolors

Hey there, welcome to the day two of the  February Neat and Tangled releaseThe next stamp set up is called Ride with Me and it's my favorite from this release. There's just something about bicycles that I love. Add to that a bunch of mix and match options and it's for me!



To create this card begin with watercolor paper and Zig Clean Color markers to create this dreamy, colorful background. Then simply stamp the scene right on top with black ink. It's simplicity at it's finest!




Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Ride with Me stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog on Friday for a list of winners. Good luck and thanks for stopping by!



January 30, 2018

Cascading Hearts + Backgrounds

You can tell I'm in Valentine's mode by the color schemes I've been gravitating towards lately. There's something about hot pink and orange and yellow that I love. I tried it out on this Cascading Hearts background stamp by Sunny Studios and I'm in love!



To create the card, use the Cascading Heart stamp and a trio of pigment inks ranging from fire engine red to bubblegum pink to orange. Using a stamping platform is key to getting the coverage shown here. Next, stamp a trio of kitties and balloons from the Purrfect Birthday stamp set and color with Copic markers. Use foam tape to pop up the center kitty and some of the balloons. Add the sentiment just under the kitties in blank ink. Place a small cake icon at the start of the sentiment for a bit of whimsy.


Use the Cascading Hearts stamp to create a beautiful shower of love for all of your stamped images!

SUPPLIES: Cascading Hearts Stamp | Purrfect Birthday Stamp Set | Purrfect Birthday Steel Dies