Happy Thanksgiving! + Black Friday Sale

 Hello friends!

For those in the US celebrating Thanksgiving, I hope you had a beautiful day. I'm sure for many of you, this Thanksgiving was unlike any other, and I hope you were still able to enjoy the day in some way.

I've said many times this year already, but I can't say it enough. Thank so much for your continued love and support.

If you are a newsletter subscriber, you know that at the end of summer I made the decision to shift my focus away from new product development and back to more of a stay at home mom role while my kids are home doing remote learning. It was certainly an unexpected transition. It was difficult to make a choice to push pause on the business, but after my last newsletter, explaining this all, I was so surprised. So many of you sent me personal emails, letting me know you were supporting me, and that this time with my kids was important, and something I'll look back on and know was for the best.  I was moved to tears and the kindness and compassion from my community here. 

I do have a few things in the works for early 2021, so I hope you will stick around with Neat and Tangled! But in the meantime, I am trying to clean out as much from the shop as possible. A fresh start for the new year if you will.

So, in the spirit of simplifying, I'll keep the sale simple as well!  Please enjoy 40% off the entire SHOP all weekend long. Just use the code GRATEFUL2020.  


With love,

Danielle







Grey Cardbase and Circular Dies with Daria Grushina [Part 2]

 Hello dear friends,

Daria here.  Hope you going to have a wonderful weekend and may be some time for crating... As I have a new card to share with you. 

I am here to continue my challenge of using both light grey cardstock and Circular die set. I am curious how many I can make (lol). Join me, if you find this idea interesting and fun and tag us in Social media. 

As about today's project, I wanted to use circles as frames for the critters. I am again playing with Santa's Wonderland stamp set, that is not available any more. But, you may use any critters stamps you have on hand, or may be not even them but flowers, or cupcakes to create for example a birthday card. 

So, I die cut lots o circles, stamped cute images over three of them and then coloured them with simple pencils. At first, I simply wanted to place those over my grey cardstock base, but then, I've decided to add something else. 

I added circles in different sizes and colours and adhered some directly to paper some using foam tape. I followed the rule of irregular numbers in creating colour accents: three blue circles, tree white circles three pink shapes (two circles and a banner).  Each time I am consistent with number of circles behind each image. Although they are all of different sizes, it helps to balance them more equally. 

Sentiment is places over a banner shapes from Skinny Strips die set (my personal all time favourite). Again, you may use any theme for you card and change images and sentiment. Overall, I like the way it tuned out. Hope you do to (wink). 

xoxo, 

Daria.  





Grey Cardbase and Circular Dies with Daria Grushina [Part 1]

 Hello-hello awesome people,

Daria here.  Recently, I was organising my cardstock and found a few lists of beautiful light grey cardstock. Surprisingly, it is one of my favourite colours, as it works with everything. 


So, I have decided to challenge myself to make several cards using it. To make it more interesting, I've added to the scheme a Circular die set. This way, it is going to be a little series of cards made using both light grey cardstock and circle dies

Here is the first one. 


I love the idea of using different circles to create a background. I've already made a few cards using this technique to mimic confetti background (you may found them here). 

This time, I am using it to create snow. It is easy and perfect for any winter scene cards. 


I am also playing with our older stamp set to create a little scene. I free cut the slopes to place the North Pole sign from Santa's Wonderland stamp set. 

Unfortunately, this stamp set is not availably any more. But, I also feel guilty not to use great stamps from my stash. And, I thought it would be good to use them anyway in case you already had them. Or may be, you will decide to switch it with something wintery that you already have. 

I heat embossed the sentiment in gold and added a couple of gold sequins.

That's all for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and see you next time,

xoxo,

D.

2020 Update + Sale

Hello dear friends!

Hope this update finds you well as we head in to the last months of the year.

What an unexpected year, to say the least!

As most of you know, I had paused any new releases back in March when we found out my children would be finishing out the school year remotely at home and I'd be helping with their online learning. 

Our family took the summer to relax and escape to the beach. And I (im)patiently waited to hear the news of school. Here in Northern Delaware we learned all public schools would be starting fully remotely, with a plan to return hybrid in mid-October.  Again, I decided to push pause on any new releases. With my husband being a teacher, I knew I'd be the one primarily helping the kids with their virtual learning and I did not want to add any more stress to our lives.

At the end of last week, we learned the school our kids attend pushed the return to hybrid learning again, now until November. Rather than continue to hold my breath and keep pushing product creation and release dates I've made the decision to officially announce there are no new releases planned for the remainder of 2020, and no dates for 2021 at the moment.

Many people don't know that Neat and Tangled has actually been just me and my husband (who also works full time). Of course we have our amazing design team, and at times I've had help with customer service emails from Sarah, and product packing during busy times from Marla, but other than that it has just been the two of us. Preparing all product, inventory management, packing all orders, and everything in between. So for now while I am busy with the kids during the day, there's just not enough time, or energy, to actively create, launch and manage new product.

I know it may be a disappointment to our long time customers. And if you know me, you know this decision did not come lightly.  However, as I have shared so many times, Neat and Tangled was born out of a desire to be able to stay home with my children, do something I love, and build my schedule around my family. I feel so very grateful that at this time in our lives, I am able to pause work to shift my focus back to my children.

So while I help them, in between Zoom calls and snack breaks, I'm busy behind the scenes clearing out old inventory, reorganizing my office, painting and doodling new designs.  We still have quite a bit of retired product hanging out that I would love to see find homes to make room for the new. So a big sale it is!

A few details:
- Sale is good on in stock items only, and cannot be combined with other coupon codes. 
- Please allow for extending shipping notifications due to the large volume of orders placed! 
- Coupon code can be used on items already marked down in the SALE section.
- All items in the SALE section of the shop are retired products, and will not be restocked - once they are gone they are gone!

Head over to the shop to grab some new favorites!

Also, for those of you who followed our last few releases, you'll know I brought on Robbie Bryant, a friend and local tattoo artist, to collaborate with on designs.  It has been an exciting year for him as well, as he is preparing to open his own tattoo shop, Omnia, here in Delaware in the coming month. If you follow him on Instagram, be sure to send him well wishes on his new endeavor!

As always, thank you for the continued love and support!

With love,
Danielle


Finding Inspiration in Previous Projects with Daria Grushina [Part 2]

 Hello dear Friends! 

Daria here. To continue my thought on finding inspiration from previous projects, I wanted to share one more card. It uses the same supplies:  Grateful Heart stamp set with coordinating dies, patterned paper, gold embossing powder and a few gold sequins. 

The only thing I've added is die-cut letters for the sentiment. 

I think, this card has the same feel as a previous one. At the same time, it is different: design, scheme, colours. It is more monochromatic with just a touch of color behind the letters. 

I again started with heat embossing beautiful flower cluster from Grateful Heart stamp set in Gold embossing powder. Die cut it and foam mounted over a patterned panel from Modern Graphics paper pack from Julie Ebersole. 

Then, I've added die-cut letters for the sentiment in gold glitter paper along with a little pink behind. They were made using Classic Block Alpha by Ellen Hutson. But you may use any letters you have on hand. 

Gold sequins add that extra shine and movement to the card. 

Can you tell me, which of the three cards made as an inspiration from one another you liked the most? Or may be you also have a similar creative process?

Thanks so much for stopping by, and see you next time,

xoxo,

D.

Finding Inspiration in Previous Projects with Daria Grushina

Hello-hello awesome people,

Daria here. It is been a while.  At my previous post, I've shared with you this card


It was a super simple and fast to make project.  While writing about this card, I also got an idea of another card, using photos of the project as an inspiration. To say the truth, it happens with me a lot. I start to make something and wile making a card I've often got a completely different idea in the process or afterwards. Does it happen with you too?




So today, I am again going to share a card with  Grateful Heart stamp set. I started with heat embossing beautiful flower cluster from Grateful Heart stamp set in Gold embossing powder. Die cut it and foam mounted over a panel I made from coloured cardstock. I think pink and grey are just made for each other and look so good together. 




I also used a patterned paper from Modern Graphics paper pack from Julie Ebersole. It always give a right contrast and modern feel to any card project. 


Sentiment is from the Floral Frame stamp set, and also heat embossed in gold. I finished it up with one sequin in gold. 

That's for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and see you next time,

xoxo,

D.

End of Summer Sale!

Hello friends!

Hard to believe it is September already! What a year it has been!

I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to the change of seasons. Bring on the fall!

To celebrate the end of summer, let's say goodbye with a sale.


The sale is good on in stock items only.

The sale applies to items already marked down in the SALE section of the shop.

It cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

Due to the volume of orders, please allow 7-10 business days for your order to ship.

The sale will run the entire month of September!


Over the last few weeks dies, stamps, and rubber backgrounds have been restocked, so be sure to check the shop if you've been waiting!


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