July/August 2015 You're So Neat Incentive Stamp Set

Hello friends!

Today I am sharing with you our next You're So Neat Incentive program stamp set!  I think you'll love it!

For the months of July and August our incentive stamp set is My Sunshine. This 3x4 stamp set will be included for FREE with all orders $50 and over for the months of July and August! No need to add it to your cart or enter a promotion code, it will be automatically included for qualifying orders.
This 3x4 set is perfect for brightening up someone's day! With a fun hand lettered sentiment and little sun to peek out, it's sure to bring smiles! 

My Sunshine will be available for purchase on July 17th at the end of our July release week! July release week will being Monday, July 13th - see you then!

Have a great day!


Introducing Amandine!

Hello Neat and Tangled friends! I am so excited to finally introduce you to Amandine! She is joining our design team and I couldn't be more excited! Her work is fresh and exciting, and I know you will love her just as much as I do!  

First, she created a beautiful card for you using our Hello There die and Send Pretty Mail stamp set.

And now a little more about Amandine:

Hello everyone,

I'm Amandine, I'm 25 years old. I am French, and I live in the North East of France with my partner and our three cats. I love the US, and I really hope to have the chance to come there one day! Why not even live there?

I've been scrapbooking since 2009, before I was doing what we call the digital scrapbooking. I immediately recognized myself in the clean and simple style because this style embodies for me the purity and elegance of art. I like what is simple in life, and this style suit me perfectly!

I also love making cards. I set up a feature  on my YouTube channel called "Une Carte Un Sourire" or "One Card One Smile" in English, for diabetic children in hospital from my area. Indeed, I am diabetic and know all too well how hard it is, and the idea of using my passion to bring some happiness in their life seemed to be obvious.

But I don't do only cards, I also like to make scrapbook layout, art journal, or home d├ęcor.

What I like above all in scrapbooking,  it's just sharing !

I must confess that when Danielle contacted me, I had to read his message several times to believe it. I really thought she was doing me a joke LOL ! But what happiness! I want to thank her also for her kindness and trust !

Finally,  let the adventure begin!
I look forward to share with you all my projects with of course the fabulous Neat & Tangled products!

See you very soon ! :)


Guest Designer JJ Bolton

We've so enjoyed having JJ Bolton as a guest designer this month, and she's wrapping up the month for us today with not one, not two, but THREE gorgeous cards!

Isn't this first card amazing?  JJ used watercolor powders to create that stunning background, and then stamped our Origami Map image over top.  The sentiment is also from Origami map and a few cabochon embellishments finished it off.

For this next card, JJ die cut our Tiny Triangles Die and then used it as a stencil to create the bright colorful and graphic pattern on the left side of the card.  The sentiment is another from our Origami Map set.

When she was done creating this card, she had a beautifully colored die cut piece.  What to do?  Back it with some gold cardstock and and use it as the focal point on another card!  Don't you love it when you get two cards for the price of one?

A big thanks to JJ for sharing her work with us all month!  I hope you were as inspired as we are!


Noticed By Neat and Tangled

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Hello Summer! This card by Judy using our free digital stamps is pure perfection!

 Yukari created this sweet card using our Paris stamp set! I love the soft colors and touch of sequins!
"Bonjour" Card featuring Neat & Tangled

Get ready to party with Jeni! Who would love this birthday card using Tiny Triangles and Just for You?

Shelly linked this up for our last Little Tangle challenge.  Can't go wrong with Send Pretty Mail and Hello There die!

Lynnda's card using Gifts for You and Birthday Tag dies is party ready! I love all the little elements that add so much interest!
Happy Birthday

The colors on this card by Virginia are some of my favorites! Love how she built her own little flower garden using our Scandinavian Flower set!
true friends

 Shona framed our sentiment from Kindness Matters perfectly with those florals!

Thank you so much for using Neat and Tangled for your projects!

If you use Neat and Tangled and would like to be noticed make sure to play along with our Little Tangles challenges, add cards to our Flickr group, or share on our Facebook page!


Guest Designer: Kathy Racoosin

We made it to Friday! Yay!

We've got a colorful card for you today from our super sweet and incredibly talented friend, Kathy Racoosin! She used our Paris stamp set and worked her marker magic!

If that didn't brighten up your day I don't know what will! :) And now I'm off to grab a cup of tea!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Ink smooshed background with black ink stamping

Hello there!
Mayuri here to share a card that uses one stamp to create a pattern, one die to create an aperture and one sentiment to tie them all together ;-)
©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Monthly Post JUN2015. Ink smooshed backgrounds.

But, like a lot of the cards I make, I need a background to work with! So, I used my failsafe technique of creating one with Distress Inks - smoosh them onto a craft mat, spritz with water and lay down a panel of white cardstock into the inky puddles. You may have to jiggle the panel around a little to get more coverage, but when you're happy, lift it out and heat set.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Monthly Post JUN2015. Ink smooshed backgrounds.

Repeat the process a few times until you get something that you're happy with. I then stamped one of the wreath images from Simple Christmas to create a pattern with black dye ink for a bit of contrast.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Monthly Post JUN2015. Ink smooshed backgrounds.

I trimmed the panel down to slightly smaller than my card base and then die-cut the smaller Dala Horse from the centre to create an aperture, and the beginnings of a shaker card. I adhered a piece of acetate behind the aperture, and foam pads all the way around to seal in the sequins.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Monthly Post JUN2015. Ink smooshed backgrounds.

The sentiment comes from Gardenia Blooms Journaling card and to finish, I dotted a few of the sequins on the card front.
I hope you'll have a go at creating your own background and then stamping with black dye ink for a dramatic look!
Thanks for stopping by ;-)


Quick & Simple Birthday Card

Hey Neat & Tangled fans! Rachel here today with a super simple birthday card when you need something in a hurry (story of my life!). Patterned paper is my favorite go-to when I'm short on time.

I love a clean and simple card, but gorgeous papers add a touch of whimsy and interesting detail in no time at all. I knew I wanted some free-flying balloons for this card, so I chose a cloud patterned paper to provide a subtle background. To make life even easier, I kept all the paper accents from the same paper pad (Hello Sunshine from Pink Paislee).


Using the Just For You stamp set, I fussy cut 3 balloons - 1 from solid grey and 2 from coordinating papers. I layered them on the card at different heights and adhered them with foam tape. I added some twine bows and left the strings long and loose to give them card a bit of movement. I stamped the sentiment, also from Just For You, onto another sheet of paper from the same paper pad and created a banner along the bottom of the card.

There you have it - a professional looking card sure to brighten someone's birthday - ready in less than 10 minutes! Thanks for stopping by today - be sure to visit again tomorrow for more inspiration from the design team!


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