Into the Woods with Kristina Pokazanieva

Hello everyone! It’s Kristina here. Today is my second post as a Guest Designer for Neat and Tangled! For my today's post, I decided to make a fun autumn card with adorable deer.

I started by blending distress inks on a white piece of paper. I used Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Dryed Marigold distress inks and splattered my panel with the same inks.

After my background was done, I stamped the cute images from Into The Woods and Floral Heart stamp sets with black ink onto white paper. Then, I colored all the images with Copic markers and die cutting them with coordinating dies.

I adhered floral hearts on the bottom of my panel and fussy cut the edges. Next, I foam mounted the images and two white banners on my panel and my card is complete!

Thank you so much for joining me today and have a great weekend!

Gift Card Box with Pop Up card holder insert | 2 ways

Hello from Scotland, it's Bibi Cameron here and today I'm sharing a video -post with ideas using the new  Gift Card Box from the latest Neat and Tangled release and  I  made a super easy pop-up gift card holder to put inside the box as an extra decorative and useful element.

You can watch the video here!

The box measures 3- 3/4 " x 2.5"  and it is 1/2 an inch tall.

This box is extra versatile and it can be customized for any occasion. It can accommodate a regular gift /reward card and it will be great packaging for small treats, jewellery, mini cards, tags, slim sweeties, chocolates or even money.

To create the insert for the box above you need a   6" x 3-3/4" or  6" x 3-1/2" inches piece of 240 grams to 300 grams cardstock ( The thicker the cardstock the narrower should be the insert so that it will allow the box flaps to fold down in place and the box can be closed).

 Fold and glue the pop-up insert as shown in the video.

The gift card will remain flat inside the box as shown in the picture.

To create the insert in the card above, you need a  6" x 3-5/8" or  6" x 3-1/2 inches piece of 240 grams to 300 grams cardstock. Remember that the thicker the cardstock the narrower should be the insert so that it will allow the box flaps to fold down in place and the box can be closed.

Score at 2", 2- 1/2" - 3 1/ 2"  fold and glue the paper as shown in the video.

The gift card will remain straight up inside the box as shown in the picture.

I was keen to try several boxes designs for Halloween, children parties, birthdays, Christmas ... the box is adorable every time.

I hope you like the ideas and the projects!

Happy Crafting




Later Alligator - No Line Copic Marker Tutorial by Mindy Baxter

Hello everyone. It's Mindy from My Creative Scoop. I'm back with another Copic Marker Video Tutorial to share. 

This month I'm sharing how to color this adorable little Alligator from the Later Alligator Stamp set. I'm going to show you how to color the no line technique and we are going to keep the color a little on the lighter side to resemble a watercolor look. 

I'm using G20, YG13, YG17, YG63, YG67 W7, E40, E41, E42

I hope you enjoy the tutorial below. 

I hope you enjoyed this month's tutorial I will see you next month with a new coloring tutorial.

Have a wonderful day!


August Giveaway Winners!

Hello friends!

Dropping by to announce the winners from last week!

Thank you to everyone for all your excitement and kind comments! If you are a winner please email me at to claim your prize!

$100 Gift Certificate - Day 4 Neat and Tangled Blog

$50 Gift Certificate - Day 1 Laura Bassen's Blog

$50 Gift Certificate  - Day 3 Emily Midgett's Blog


Stash Busting with the Build A Tag Dies

Hey everyone!  Miriam here sharing a whole slew of tags to share today using the new Build A Tag dies.

I got to thinking after I created this tag I shared last week, that this is a perfect set of dies for stash busting, so I set out to prove it.

I used one of my older paper collections (Amy Tangerine's Stitched collection for AC), cutting a 6" x 12" piece from eight different sheets.  Then I ran all the pieces from the Build A Tag set as well as the diamond die from the Gift Card Box Additions set through the die cut machine.

Full disclosure I have extended cutting plates, so I could do this in one pass.  If you have standard sized plates you'll have to cut a piece off and run it through separately, but that is easy enough to do.

Here's a look at one of my cardstock sheets with all the pieces cut out.

Once I had all my pieces cut out, I basically lined up all the main tag pieces and then distributed the rest of them to each tag, mixing and matching the different patterns.

I tried very hard to make this a quick set, not to over complicate things.  Normally if I was making just one tag, I'd probably add some stitching or embellishments, but here I limited myself to just adding a bit of foam tape for dimension.

All the sentiments are from the Thanks So Much stamp set.

There are so many different combinations and possibilities.  I'm planning to do this again, but with some old Christmas papers so I can knock out all the Christmas tags I need.

I hope this gives you some ideas and that you're able to make a dent in your pile of patterned papers too!

Good stuff inside!

Hi there!

Elena here, with a trio of Christmas treat boxes:

Good stuff inside!

I used our new Gift Card Box to create these fun packages. I don't know about you, but between teachers and my sisters, I give a lot of gift cards over the holidays. I love being able to make a gorgeous packaging for them! This box is a snap to put together, and doesn't require a lot of glue. I like that it's just one piece, fold on the score lines, adhere and done. No need to cut a second piece and fiddle to put it together.

Good stuff inside!

To decorate the top of the boxes, I heat-embossed both the frame and the sentiment from Thanks So Much. I feel like this set, which coordinates with the box die really makes both must-haves. I love how Miriam designed these products!

I also added a few images to the tops of the boxes: the snowman from Get Yeti and the little trees from Bunny Slopes.

A few wooden stars adds an accent to balance out the other side.

Good stuff inside!

When the box opens, I shredded some white computer paper to make the gift card presentation feel more special.

I hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!



Neat and Tangled August 2018 Release Week Wrap Up!

Hello friends!

Did you have fun hopping along with us this week? It was a great way to celebrate Neat and Tangled's 6th Birthday! Here are links to each day:

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4

Today, Natalie is here with a video - showing you each of our new August products up close! Take a few minutes to watch for some great inspiration! And don't forget - all products are averrable for purchase in the shop!

And a big thank you to all of our friends for partying along with us this week! 

Here's a look back at all of their gorgeous creations:

Thank you all so much for making year 6 of Neat and Tangled so much fun! I can't wait to see what year 7 holds! 


PS- Don't forget to tag us when you are using all your new products! use #neatandtangled so I can find you!

Neat and Tangled Birthday Blog Hop Day 4!

Welcome back for day 4 of our birthday blog hop! Do you still have your party hat on?! Let's keep the fun going!

You can catch Day 1Day 2 and Day 3 of our hop if you missed them!

Today we have Sveta sharing a sweet tag for a wine bottle! So clever! Easy to create, and adds a great personal touch. She used our new Build A Tag dies, Thanks So Much stamp set, and Floral Frame stamps

Your next stop on the hop is Cathy! I can't wait to see what she has created :)

Today's full hop order is:

Stop by again tomorrow for our release week wrap up! Don't forget to comment along each day of the hop for your chance to win:

- One (1) $100 Gift Certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop chosen from commenters along hop
- Two (2) $50 Gift Certificates to the Neat and Tangled shop chosen from commenters along hop

Neat and Tangled Birthday Blog Hop Day 3!

Daria here and so happy to jump into the hop.

I couldn't resist playing with the new Gift Card Box die. I think it is the cuttiest (if there is such a word?:). It is the the perfect size to present a gift card, but I also decided to add a little card/tag inside.

Watch the video to see exactly how I created these projects!

I used the new Gift Card Box Additions dies to die cut a little panel with cut lines, stamped my sentiment and embellished with some greenery from Floral Frame stamp set. To make it more easy to take, I added a little twine.

 For one of the boxes, I used patterned paper (here, it is Modern Graphics by Julie Ebersolefrom Ellen Hutson). It is the fastest way. Sentiments are from Thanks so Much stamp set. Love the font - clean and bold.

 But, I also wanted to show you, that you can make your box even more unique by stamping your own pattern. I used Landscape Textures stamp set to create a pattern for my second box. And it literally took me maybe two minutes to make.

Here is the one more look at the boxes I created:

The next stop on the hop is Emily!

The full hop order for today is:

Thanks for stopping by! We've got one more day of hopping left for you! Don't forget to comment all along the hop and keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram this week for your chance to win:

- One (1) $100 Gift Certificate to the Neat and Tangled shop chosen from commenters along hop
- Two (2) $50 Gift Certificates to the Neat and Tangled shop chosen from commenters along hop
- A surprise giveaway on our Instagram page
- A surprise giveaway on our Facebook page
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