Jump For Joy with Action Wobbles

Action Wobbles are little, self-adhesive plastic springs for paper-crafting projects and they pair perfectly with the Neat & Tangled Jump For Joy set!

How fun is it to add a little interactive movement to these adorable jumping critters?! After coloring and die cutting my critters, I mounted them to a card with the trampoline stamped off the edge. For the bunny & hedgehog I used foam tape and for the little squirrel, I used a mini action wobble.

A few tips for using Action Wobbles...
  • Reinforce the die cut you want to wobble with a few extra layers. For my little blue squirrel, I adhered 2 plain cardstock die cuts to my colored squirrel to add strength and keep the edges from getting roughed up when wobbling.
  • Trim the edges of the wobble spring to fit die cuts. That blue squirrel is a little guy so I cut the spring down just a bit before adhering.
  • I have the best results putting the "thin" plastic side of the wobble to my die cut and the "thick" plastic to my card. It seems to shake a little more that way. Just make sure to press that wobble onto the card and secure that adhesive before wobbling.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Crafty hugs!

Copic Markers R21, R22, E11, E13, E35, E37, E47, C1, C3, C4, B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02, BV00, BV02, BV04 and BV08

Love Mail With Carissa Wiley

Hello everyone!  It’s Carissa Wiley here with you today.  I’m so glad you’re here.  Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card featuring some of the newest products from Neat & Tangled.

This card features some colorful die cut envelopes that I created using the Love Mail dies.  This envelope is so stinking cute!  And I love the various sizes of stitched hearts included in this die set as well.

I’ve also used the Mail Background stamp to partially stamp a background on my card front.  I love to use partial stamping with background stamps to limit the pattern and keep my card from getting too busy.  It’s a great way to create a grounding point for your focal image or grouping.

I’ll be walking you through the creation of this card in today’s video tutorial, so be sure you check that out!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you’ve enjoyed this project.  Until next time, I hope you have a fabulous day!


Watch The Video


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How to color a Night Scene with Copic Markers - Video Tutorial by Mindy Baxter

Hey there crafty friends! It's Mindy from My Creative Scoop and I'm here to share another Copic Marker Tutorial with you today!

I'm using this adorable new stamp set called Slow and Steady. These 2 little gmuch fun to color, too! I thought it would be cute to create a night time scene to look like it took all day for these two to get to the Birthday party. 

For this Tutorial I'm using the following Copic Markers.

V000, V01, BV02, BV04, BV08, E31, E33, E35, E37, YG93, YG95, YG97, G2, G85, N0, N1, N3, N5, N7

I hope you enjoyed watching this month's tutorial. If you ever have any suggestions on tutorials leave a comment on what you'd like to see. :)

Have a great day!

Lovely Lotus with Janette Kausen

Hello and welcome to the Neat & Tangled blog! Janette Kausen here with my second of three guest posts for February. Today’s project features the Lovely Lotus stamp set. I’ve used just one flower from the set, but it includes two additional full blooms, two buds, two leaves and a handful of sentiments. This 6” x 8” stamp set is a colorists dream with its open spaces crying out for color!

I’ve taken a bold and graphic approach with minimalist coloring technique to create an eye catcher balanced against a healthy dose of white.

To create this card, stamp a Lovely Lotus in black on smooth Bristol paper and heat emboss with a clear based sparkly embossing powder. Color image with water based markers. Die cut Falling Circles into white cardstock and then back with black.

Adhere trimmed Falling Circles onto an A2 (4 ¼” x 5 ½”) cardstock panel horizontally. Die cut Lovely Lotus and adhere popped up over background with dimensional adhesive. White heat emboss Lovely Lotus sentiment and adhere in place with dimensional adhesive over edge of circle panel. Add a touch of twinkle with holographic thread wrapped three times below the sentiment and secure to back with tape. Adhere finished panel to an A2 card base.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope you’ve been inspired to create! I’ll see you again a little later in the month. In the meantime, be sure to visit the Neat & Tangled shop to view their latest release. It is darling!

xo, Janette

Neat & Tangled Supplies Used:
Lovely Lotus
Lovely Lotus Nice and Neat Dies
Falling Circles Cover Plate – Nice and Neat Dies

Other Supplies Used:
Nuvo Aqua Flow markers in Hawaiian Orchid, Sweet Pea, and Just Peachy
Tombow Dual Brush in 098
Sulky Gold Holographic Thread
Hero Arts cardstock in Dove White and Pitch Black
Strathmore Smooth Bristol Paper
Gina K Amalgam Black Ink
Tsukineko Versamark Ink
Hero Arts Sparkle and White Detail Embossing Powders

7 Awesome Nuvo Shimmer Powders Coloring tips with Bibi

Hello from Scotland, It is Bibi Cameron here and today I'm sharing ideas and inspiration using beautiful products from the latest Neat and Tangled releases together with some of my fav products from previous releases as well.

I'm also sharing a Neat and Tangled video with 7 easy techniques using  Nuvo Shimmer Powders only to fully colour all the images and backgrounds of the cards in this post.

In the video, you will see how easily you can blend the Nuvo Shimmer powder pigments to add colour to all the images in the cards today and how to apply 6 easy techniques to create backgrounds using the powders.

I'm also sharing the idea to make your own DIY shimmer sprays or aqua flow brushes to apply embossing resist techniques or to use the sprays with stencils.

I'm also using a  blending sponge to apply the Shimmer Powders on to the background panel above.

I'm sharing creativity and tips to stretch the use of your supplies.

I also create the background above and the one below in one go...

And I also made a more dramatic background using embossing resist techniques with stencils. 

Thanks for stopping by!
happy crafting

Two simple Valentine's cards with Sveta Fotinia

Hello crafty friends!

Sveta is here with two quick and simple Valentine's cards. I really love to combine pale pink color with black and/or grey. I chose next formula for both cards: pink background + black bold sentiment. 

 For the first card I used Heart Duo Simply Stencil and pink dye ink which I blended with blending tool. I like this soft look, hearts looks like candy cotton). To add interest I made self-made chipboard using Love Mail Nice and Neat Dies. First I stamped the sentiment from Just Because Stamp Set and then die cut it along with 4 more hearts for dimension. 

The second card is even more simple. I stamped the background with Mail Background rubber stamp and big Love You sentiment in the center with three shades of grey ink making an ombre effect. After that I sprayed the card with pink pearlescent ink spray. 

Hope thi quick ideas will be helpful for you in St.Valentine's Day eve!
Hugs and kisses!

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