Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember Exclusive: Beautiful as You!

Hello Friends!
We are so excited to be joining Simon Says Stamp for their annual STAMPtember event again this year! Have you been counting down the days for this?!  I know so many of you have come to collect our exclusive STAMPtember sets, and this year will not disappoint! :)

You LOVED our new Grateful Heart stamp set in our August release, so you will want to scoop this exclusive one up to match! They work perfectly together! This 4x6 set, Beautiful as You, contains a large floral arrangement that will fit your A2 sized cards perfectly vertically or horizontally. It also has a variety of thoughtful sentiments for all sorts of occasions!

This set is exclusive to Simon Says Stamp, so it's the only place you will find it, and only while supplies last! Don't wait too long to get yours! You can find it HERE

We've got some beautiful inspiration from the design team showing the versatility of the set!









We are always so happy to get to collaborate with our friends at Simon Says Stamp, and hope you love this set as much as we do!



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Fall Floral Frame with Cheiron


Hi there crafty friends! It's Cheiron here and today I have a simple card for you using the Floral Frame stamps and dies in a palette perfect for fall. To create my card today, I did some ink blending on the background using a Blender Brush and Fossilized Amber and Rusty Hinge Distress Oxides. Then I added some splatter in the same colors, plus white gouache and gold (from my Tonic Midas Touch pen).


Once my background panel was dry, I stamped the sentiment from the Magnolia stamp set, which I think is just perfect to go with the fall theme. I colored the Floral Frame stamps in with some fall colors of Copics and added some gold Sophisticated Enamel Dots to give the card a finished look. I love how easy it is to change the entire look of this stamp by simply choosing a different color palette!



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Fall Foliage with Mindy Eggen



Welcome everyone! It's Mindy Eggen with you today to share a Fall themed card. Fall is one of my favorite seasons because of all the beautiful colors that nature creates and I love bringing that color to my cards. 

Today's card features the Foliage Frame stamp set. I stamped my image onto Neenah Solar white card stock with Embossing Ink. Then sprinkled on Champagne Embossing Powder, tapped off the excess and heat set. 


Starting from the middle of the card working my way out, I ink blended Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, and Fired Brick Distress Oxide inks using a blending brush. I wiped off the excess with a paper towel and trimmed my panel down to 4" x 5 1/4". I then attached a piece of craft foam behind my ink blended panel with double sided tape and added to a white notecard.


I die cut the word Awesome from white card stock three times and adhered together with liquid glue. I also heat embossed a Thank You sentiment from the Grateful Heart stamp set, in Champagne Embossing Powder onto Black card stock. 

After trimming my sentiment strip down, I attached to my card front off centered. Then added my die cut word slightly overlapping. 

This Foliage Frame stamp set is one of my favorites and can be used year round. 

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Simple Stamped Thank You Card


Hello everyone. Koren here with a simple stamped thank you card. I was inspired to create this card after seeing a card from fellow designer Laura Bassen on Instagram. To see her beautiful card that inspired mine, (CLICK HERE!). I felt that her design was spot on. Of course I had to do it the hard way but it was fun and I love the way it turned out.

I started by loading the largest image from the Neat & Tangled Grateful Heart stamp set into my MISTI. I wanted to stamp this image multiple times using the same size card panel. Each panel was cut to 3 1/2 by 4 3/4. I stamped this image first on Neenah 110 lb. Solar White Classic Crest cardstock. I stamped it using Tailored Expressions Toffee ink. I felt that the toffee ink was the best color that matched my card base from my stash.



After the background was stamped, I could then stamp the rest of my flowers on several shades of green cardstock. This is where I did things the hard way. I could have more easily gotten a similar look, just as our inspiration card used, by using a watermark ink pad such as versa mark, I decided to use a different shade of green ink to coordinate with each piece of green cardstock used.

I used SU! Granny Apple Green cardstock with Taylored Expressions Granny Smith ink. I used Papertrey Ink's New Leaf cardstock and Tailored Expressions Peapod ink. I then used Papertrey ink's Pinefeather and Tailored Expressions Sweet Blush to finish it off.

I then lined up the different shades with the background panel and made marks on each panel of where to cut it. This did not turn out perfect but I still love the way it looks. Each piece is popped up onto the white background panel using Craft Perfect Foam Squares.



The back panel was then popped up onto the SU! Sahara Sand card base that was cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding orientation. I used white craft foam and Craft Perfect Tear Tape adhesive to adhere it together.

As for the sentiment, I stamped the "thank you" from the Neat & Tangled Grateful stamp set with Nuvo Clear Mark embossing powder. I stamped it onto a strip of the same sand colored cardstock I used Nuvo Hot Chocolate embossing powder to heat emboss the greeting. I cut down the sentiment with an angled banner end on one side, and popped it up into place on the card using the same foam squares.

To add a little more of an island flair, I reached into my stash and pulled out a few tropical charms to adhere to my project. I used Glue Dots to place them behind the sentiment strip.

I hope that I inspired you to create something today, even if you choose the hard way too.

Koren

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Adding Bright Colours with Daria [VIDEO]


Hello-hello Dear Friends,

Daria here. Today, I am again playing with Grateful Heart stamp set. I wanted to create bright and bold card and ended up with a few quite different projects. There is a video too, where I am sharing the process along with some ideas and tricks.  

Watch The Process Video 




Inspiration for the card was the one from Mindy Eggen. She created a very bright and beautiful card in red and gold for the August Release week. When I saw it, I thought that I had to try making something as bold and bright.  Plus, I really wanted to try the pop-art style colour combo by Yana Smakula that she used in one of her videos (you can find it here).  

So, I started with heat-embossing a flower image from Grateful Heart stamp set in white over a bright pink cardstock. Then, I took blending tool and picked raspberry distress ink. I applied the ink heavily over the flowers. It creates visual dimension and the pattern doesn't look flat. 


While making this card, I couldn't resist stamping the same pattern in black over white. I really like the contrast of black and white stamping. I think it looks fresh and rich (if that's the right word, lol).


For both of the cards, I added several sentiments from  Typed Sentiments stamp set  and So Many Sentiments stamp set. I stamped them onto colourful banners made with Skinny Stripes dies. Colours of the banners bring a fresh feel for both of the cards and make the sentiments pop over a quite busy background. 


A few enamel dots  from Sophisticated Enamel Dots set became a perfect finishing touch. And there is a short video for the second card too. It will be available at our IGTV on Instagram.  Click here to find it.

It is interesting how from one inspiration you get two very different projects... Let me know which of the cards you like more?

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you've liked those ideas and will give them a try.
Have a wonderful day,

D.
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Watercolor You're A Gem with Cheiron


Hi crafty friends, it's Cheiron here with a stamp set that is older but still a favorite. I feel like so often I get a stamp set and use it once and don't take it out again. I have been going through some of my supplies and here is one that is perfect to give a second look to... the You're a Gem stamps. I have a few thank you notes to make this week for a couple of thoughtful friends and I've been playing with watercolors a lot, so I thought this would be the perfect time to stamp and watercolor some of these images.


For my card today, I stamped the sentiment to one side of the panel and the gems all over the panel in Jet BlackArchival Ink and colored them in with neon watercolors. When the gems were dry I added some shine with a Nuvo Glimmer Pen.  I masked off all the gems (by cutting masks with the coordinating You're A Gem dies) and masking the sentiment and added some black splatter with the black paint from my Gansai Tambi Watercolors.



It's always fun to revisit older stamps and try something new with them, I love the look of these gems with neon and and shimmer.  I hope you will be inspired to take out some stamps that haven't seen a ton of love and make a few cards with them!

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End of Summer Sale!

Hello friends!

Hard to believe it is September 1st already! I blinked and summer was over!

To help ease the end of the season, we are having an end of summer sale!

The sale is good on in stock items only. It cannot be combined with other coupon codes.

Due to the large volume of orders we experience during a sale, please allow up to 5 days to receive a shipping confirmation email. 

Sale ends 11:59pm EST on September 7th. 

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend!
Danielle

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Colorful day card with Sveta Fotinia

Hello everyone!

Today I'm here with very positive card! 
I used Paint Night stamp set (don't miss it until in stock, it's on sale now) with cute girl hanging a poster with a place for some message and I chose to put "Have a colorful day" one with a heart background.
I just stamped the girl and the sentiment with black ink and then took a Heart Duo Stencil and few inks in different colors to blend them through the stencil to create colorful background.
Then to make my card brighter I chose orange cardstock for a cardbase.

Hope you liked my card today! Have a colorful day ;)
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Little Flower Patterns with Daria

Hello-hello Dear Friends,

Daria here. Today, I am playing with Grateful Heart stamp set and Delicate Dots background. 


Here you can find a little how-to video.


I had a couple of loosely water-coloured panels and decided to use those.

I took the small flower from  Grateful Heart stamp set and it in black all over the coloured panels I had. I tired to oriented it as leaves are on the greens and flower is on the pinks. I believe it is the fastest colouring possible.


I die cut the flowers with  coordinating dies, and placed them on stamped with Delicate Dots card-base.  As I predicted, I can't stop using the new rubber background stamp Delicate Dots. It's just perfect and love it.  

I also added a sentiment from  Typed Sentiments stamp set and placed on a banner from Skinny Stripes dies.


For my second card, I went with vertical design. I arrange the flowers, added a few leaves die-cut from gold glitter paper, and adhered everything with foam tape.


For the sentiment, I again took Typed Sentiments stamp set along with Skinny Stripes dies. A few enamel dots  from Sophisticated Enamel Dots set became a perfect finishing touch.

And there is a video for second card too. It will be available at our IGTV on Instagram.  Click here to find it.


Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you've liked those ideas and will give them a try.
Have a wonderful day,
D.
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Fall Mega Sponsor Blog Hop Winner!

Hello friends!

Dropping by to announce the winner of the Mega Sponsor Blog Hop!


Congratulations, Esther! Please send me an email at danielle@neatandtangled.com to claim your prize!

Thank you all for kind comments during the hop!
Danielle
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Subtle Images with Big Sparkle from Koren Wiskman


Hello everyone, Koren here today with a card project using the NEW Grateful Heart Stamp set. I wanted a subtle image that almost stays in the background to really allow some sparkle up front and I think I did that for this cute “thank you” card.

I also used the NEW Sophisticated Enamel Dots to spruce up the shine factor a bit more.

I started with my biggest focus on this card and that was the subtle background image. I originally wanted to paint this image with gouache but after several attempts I abandoned that medium and decided to go with some Faber Castel Polychromos Colored pencils instead. I just need more practice with painting before I tackle this image again with the gouache.

The colored pencils did the job for me though. I used hot pinks and greens on the images. I have created a Color Map for you to see the exact pencils I used but really I just picked shades that were similar and it worked out just fine. I tested each color on a spare piece of blue cardstock in order to make sure they would look ok.


I stamped the image using Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink, and I like how the images are subtle but still defined by the black lines.  This would also look great as a no line coloring.

Once the image was colored I took it to my Original MISTI and loaded it in along with the “thank you” sentiment from the same Neat & Tangled Grateful Heart Stamp Set. I stamped it with Nuvo Clear Mark Embossing Ink and used Nuvo Glitter Embossing Powder in Gold Enchantment to heat emboss it in the top center of my card panel. This embossing powder is so shiny. It has huge flecks of gold glitter in it that really makes it shine in person. I also love the texture that it gives the embossing powder. It looks great.

I loved that embossing powder so much that I decided to add more. I used a Ranger Embossing Pen to add sticky ink to the pistles inside my flower. I then used the same shiny gold embossing powder to enhance the image with a little heat embossing.



To add even more gold, I used a little bit of the Gansai Tambi Starry Nights watercolors set to flick gold splatter onto the panel. My splat box helps me contain a mess like this.

Once it was completely dry, I used the NEW Sophisticated Enamel Dots to bring out even more gold.  I guess to me when I look at the card, I see the pollen from the flower floating up to spell the sentiment. Maybe, I’m crazy, and thats ok too.

I added my panel to a Simon Says Stamp Fog card base cut to size A2 and scored in a top folding portrait orientation.  The panel is popped up using gray craft foam and Tonic Tear Tape Adhesive.

I hope I have inspired you to maybe try to combine subtle with a little pizazz. Sometimes the right combination of the two makes for a great time.

Koren




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Fairies Find A Friend: Scene Card with Kelly Latevola

Hello Crafters! 

I hope you've been having an amazing weekend. Even though we're all back to school here and when I drove to work this morning it was 64 degrees I'm still trying to cling to summer. 

Thankfully cards help with that ha! 


I had fully intended to use these charming little fairies with the unicorn on my card when I started. However, I had zero plan to do a scene card. The background I originally conjured up in my mind didn't exactly pan out so I adapted. Honestly, this one is way better! 


I stamped out all my fairies in copic safe ink and got to work coloring with my Copic markers. My original game plan had a pink purple and blue sky so I stuck to those when coloring up my unicorn and fairies. 
The mane of the unicorn was colored with all three shades to create a fun gradient. When selecting colors from different families to blend make sure they are the same intensity. An easy way to do that with copics is to look at the last number on the lid. All my colors end in 4 indicating they are the same intensity. 


I drew my house to create my scene. I did use a ruler for the outline of the outside but I decided to wing it with the door and the window. I mean it's a fairy house, they probably didn't use levels, besides it's charming. I added some copic coloring and distress oxide ink blending to finish off the scene. 

You can watch the card from start to finish in the video below. 


I know it was a long one thanks for hanging in there! 
I love the added details of the white dots It looks like sparkle!


Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend :) 


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