June 7, 2018

Neat and Tangled June Release | Hot Dog!

Hey there, welcome to the last day of the  June Neat and Tangled releaseThe next stamp set up is called Hot Dog and it's a whimsical pun of a set that's sure to make folks smile.





To create this card, cover the front of a white cardstock base with a red grid pattern. Next, use a circle steel die to create a frame for your hot dogs. Color two hot dog images with Copic markers and place in the center of the circle with foam tape. Use a steel die to cut a title flag out of blue patterned paper. Use the Hot Dog stamp set to stamp a sentiment in the center of the flag. Add a few clear sequins to the background for some shake!



Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Magnolia stamp set on Friday. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog!

June 6, 2018

Neat and Tangled June Release | Magnolia Card

Hey there, welcome to the day one of the  June Neat and Tangled releaseThe next stamp set up is called Magnolia and it a floral beauty!





This card was created with the new June release steel die front and center. It provides a beautiful intricate background for the stamped image. The magnolia was colored with Copic markers in shades of salmon and orange. Two strips of lime cardstock tie the entire design together.

Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Magnolia stamp set on Friday. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog!

June 5, 2018

Neat and Tangled June Release | Clearly Canine

Hey there, welcome to the day one of the  June Neat and Tangled releaseThe first stamp set up is called Clearly Canine and it includes an adorable puppy steel die.





This card was created by using the Clearly Canine steel die to emboss and cut a puppy image to the front of a white card base. Googly eyes and cardstock were used to bring the cut base to life. The sentiment from the Clearly Canine stamp set was used (in blue) along with a sentiment from the Hooray stamp set (black). The card was bordered with a colorful stripe patterned paper and a small felt bow added to the puppy image.

Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Clearly Canine stamp set on Friday. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog!

June 4, 2018

Neat and Tangled June Release | So Fly

Hey there, welcome to the day one of the  June Neat and Tangled releaseThe first stamp set up is called So Fly  and it sure is! It's a cute little stamp set that's perfect for creating whimsical cards.



This card was created with the new June release stencil and a background wash with Distress Oxide Ink in Tumbled Glass and Broken China. The stamped images were colored with Copics and placed on foam tape for a bit of lift. 



Neat and Tangled will be giving away a So Fly stamp set on Friday. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tangled blog!

May 10, 2018

Neat and Tangled May Release | Complementary Colors

Hey there, welcome to the day one of the  May Neat and Tangled releaseThe next stamp set up is called Complementary Colors. It's a cute little stamp set that's perfect for creating whimsical cards.








This card was created with a wash of background color in blue and orange using Peerless Watercolors. The cute little painter icons were colored with Distress Inks and popped up on foam tape. Placing the card on a patterned paper gives the card a punch of color!

Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Complementary Color stamp set. To enter, leave a comment below to be entered. Be sure to visit the Neat and Tan

May 9, 2018

Neat and Tangled May Release | Layered Landscape

Hey there, welcome to the day one of the  May Neat and Tangled releaseThe next stamp set up is called Layered Landscape. It's a beautiful layered stamp that makes for stunning cards.




This card was created with pigment inks for a bold wash of color. Blending the ink and using a light coral background make for a beautiful sunset!





To really make the mountains stand out, I added some hand stitching with embroidery floss. I like the texture and punch of color it lends the design.



Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Layered Landscape 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!

May 8, 2018

Neat and Tangled May Release | Paint Night Cards

Hey there, welcome to the day one of the  May Neat and Tangled releaseThe next stamp set up is called Paint Night and it's filled with cute icons to color!






To create this card I used a  combination of bright Copic markers to give the stamped images a beautiful wash of color. These were so easy to create!



Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Paint Night 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!

May 7, 2018

May Neat and Tangled Release | Hello Summer Card

Hey there, welcome to the day one of the  May Neat and Tangled releaseThe first stamp set up is called Hello Summer and hopefully it is soon!





To create this card begin with the Falling Circles Die to punch floating bubbles all across the front of your card. Use cardstock and ink to create different colors for all of the circles. Cut off 1" from the bottom of the card and glue to yellow dot patterned paper. Use the summer die and yellow and blue cardstock to create the title. Stamp the subtitle in black ink. Add a few sequins and dew drops for a little summery texture! 

Neat and Tangled will be giving away a Hello Summer 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 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!