Hello Spring Mini-Sale!

Hi friends!

It has been a little while since there has been a sale in the Neat and Tangled Shop, so I thought in honor of Spring there should be one ;)

For this weekend only, Just Hello, Little Tangles, and Fresh Blooms will each be only $10! No code needed.

Happy Shopping!

Noticed By Neat and Tangled

Phew, it's been a while since I've done one of these! Time just slips away from me!

I'd love to take some time to spotlight a few Neat and Tangled projects that caught my eye in our Flickr pool :) If you get noticed you can proudly display the badge below on your blog!

If you'd like to get noticed be sure to add your projects to our Flickr group, our Facebook page, Splitcoast (keyword neatandtangled) or play along with our Little Tangles challenges!

Love the use of the circle tag from Swirly Twirly Tags by Amy!
happy birthday

What a perfect pairing of patterned paper and My Heart Sings by Brandi
Heart Sing

INCREDIBLY clever use of the dotted strip stamp from On the Strip 2 by Samantha!
miss u - card

Love Melissa's use of Kindness Matters!
Thank You for Your Kindness

Making a flower out of the hearts in My Heart Sings and pairing it with the leaves and vine from Fresh Blooms was a stroke of creative genius by Laura Jane!
LOVE, Love ,love
Beautiful use of Fresh Blooms by Virginia Lu!
happy birthday to you

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!

Easter Basket Treats

Chari here today to share a cute easter project using the woodgrain pattern from On the Strip 2.


To create these little baskets I cut some strips of paper slightly narrower than the stamp width from a 12x12 sheet of paper.  I then stamped the stamp twice (end to end) to create the patterned strips.  I cut off the extra at the ends that didn't get stamped.  Then I wove 8 strips together, 4 one direction and 4 the other direction to create the square bottom of each basket.  I used some washi to hold the pieces together then I scored and folded the strips up to create the sides.  The horizontal strips I scored and folded into a square, the ends held with a glue dot, and slid them down into the side strips.  The remaining ends that were sticking up are folded down inside the basket and glued down to create a finished edge and a more sturdy basket.  I embellished the top edge of each basket with some ruffled shear May Arts ribbon, adhering it on the inside of the basket.   The little bunny on the outside of the colored basket was cut with an impression obsession bunny die and white felt, with a twine bow.

What did the fork say to the cupcake?

Hello friends,

Katie Gehring here to share a card I created using Sketchy Cupcakes.

Q: What did the fork say to the cupcake?
A: I love your muffin top!

I love stamps with a sense of humor and Sketchy Cupcakes has that in spades!  To create this little comic vignette, I stamped the fork and muffin and colored them with Copic markers. I cut them out adding a patterned paper cupcake wrapper to the muffin and wiggle eyes to both the fork and the muffin to add a bit of animation.


I arranged the fork and muffin in a Polaroid frame and stamped the word bubble and sentiment, trimmed and adhered it to the card. Some fun patterned papers by My Mind's Eye lend to the festive feeling on the card.

So have you heard any good jokes recently about cupcakes, muffins or forks for that matter?  Please share!

Thank you for stopping by! 

Hey Sweets!


Hi everyone! It's Suzanne here today with a card that was inspired by Day 5 of the Online Card Classes' Pattern Play series. Last week there was a great video about how to use large patterns in 12x12 paper for cardmaking by cutting out parts of the pattern to make embellishments. That's what I did on my card today using the Full Bloom paper from Little Yellow Bicycle's Just Because collection:

I was also inspired by the awesome color combination in this pattern, so I used Hero Arts wet cement ink to stamp the dotted washi from On the Strip 2 along the bottom of the card, then adding the handcut flowers on top of it. Next, I stamped the bubbles from Just Thinking of You in Versamark, later adding the sentiment from Sketchy Cupcakes in Hero Arts navy ink:


I added some tiny pearls and crochet thread to embellish the card at the end. Have you tried this technique yet? I am one of the laziest crafters around and have to admit that cutting these flowers was pretty fast and easy!

Thanks for stopping by today,


Nautical "hello"!

Hi everyone!  It's Amy K. here with a nautical card to share!!!!
If you follow trends at all then you may know that all things 'NAUTICAL' are in.  I've had this little idea in my head to do ever since Timeless Twine by Bella Creationz came out with their Natural Twine.  Don't you just LOVE that tiny Sailor's Knot??  I DO.......a LOT!  With the current release of Neat & Tangled's On the Strip 2 stamp set, this card came together soo easy!  I actually stamped a larger striped panel and just trimmed down to size.  My sentiment is selectively inked from the set:  Just Hello.
Nautical hi!

 Now for that sailor's knot........you all know Pinterest.  The site where hours upon hours of your day can go unaccounted for?  I used a tutorial found HERE however, I've made several of these years ago for a card so you can find sources pretty much anywhere on how to make these.  For my knot, I just used 4 equal strands of Natural Twine and followed this diagram!
Source:  Martha Stewart

Well, that's it for me today, but I'd love to hear what you think about my card today because well, I kinda like it!  Have a great Sunday!

Stamps:  On the Strip 2, Just Hello (Neat & Tangled Stamps)
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink:  Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy (PTI)
Twine:  Natural (Timeless Twine by Bella Creationz)
Misc:  Foam Adhesive


Cupcake Magnets

I had this idea back in March release when I saw the Sketchy Cupcake set, making interchangeable muffin tops and bottoms!  So here are my Cupcake Magnets!

There are four interchangeable muffin tops, each decorated a little differently.  There are also two muffin bottoms for a muffin boy and girl.

Muffin Magnets

Here, I've switched the yellow muffin top with a green striped muffin top.

Muffin Magnets - Close Up

And here are all the muffin tops decorated with sequins, rhinestones, glitter and buttons.  Each muffin top and bottom has a strong magnet attached to it which allows easy customization.

Muffin Magnets - Close Up

Decorating the muffin tops were super fun!  I can definitely see myself creating more of these little guys.

-- pamela

Adding Glitter – One Tag, Three Ways

Hi, Jean here to confess that I’m a glitter-newbie. I dabbled with glitter around the holidays, but for the most part, I get easily confused when I see the wide array of glitter choices on the market for today's crafter. 

I decided to delve into some glitter techniques to “up my glitter game” by creating tags with Neat and Tangled’s newly released Sketchy Cupcakes stamp set. 

To focus on the techniques, I kept the tag design and stamp choices the same in each. I also stayed with pink glitter, although the shades of pink are different.

Let’s take a look!

First up, I heat embossed American Craft POW glitter paper for the cupcake top. I also heat embossed the solid cupcake bottom with white embossing powder on white cardstock (I have never tried this before, but definitely like the look!). Word of caution – on my first try, I accidentally melted the glitter paper while heating the embossing powder. I’ll be honest, I’m not even sure that this product is intended for heat embossing, but I thought I’d include it in the list nevertheless. The paper is probably best used as a background. 

Next, I tried the American Crafts Zing! glitter embossing powder. Zing! embossing powder is a mixture of glitter and embossing powder so the application is relatively simple. I stamped with Versamark, shook the Zing! powder onto the image, and sealed with my heat gun.

Finally, I wanted to try Ranger’s Stickles™ Dry Fine glitter. I stamped the cupcake with the Ranger Emboss It ink pad, then shook the Ranger Sticky embossing powder onto the image. When heat embossed, this powder provides a sticky stamped surface for adhering. Once I’d heated the powder, I covered the image with the dry glitter. I then briefly heated the image a bit more.

I've summarized my findings in the chart below. If you're willing to put up with a bit of mess, then the Ranger glitter is the most "glittery" and my recommendation.

I've barely "touched the tip of the iceberg" in terms of glitter options in this article. For example, I haven’t addressed glitter glues at all, which I know are a favorite for many crafters. It’s definitely a relatively easy way to add glitter without a lot of mess. There's also microfine glitter, which deserves an article unto itself.

What’s your favorite way to add glitter to your project?



Sketchy Cupcakes + Sequin Winner!

Hi friends! Here to announce the winner of the Sketchy Cupcakes set and sequins...

Also, all sequins, On The Strip, and My Heart Sings will all be back in stock late afternoon tomorrow!

Hope you're having a great week!

Sweet hello

Hi everyone!  Amy K. here and it's Monday.......Spring Break time at my house!
We are in the middle of building forts, watching movies, and having fun.  :)
I have a sweet little "hello" card for you today using several Neat & Tangled stamps!
I created my own plaid panel using the solid strip from the newest set:  On the Strip 2 in kraft ink.  Adding in a "hello" sentiment from Swirly Twirly Tags......stamped off and stamped again for the shadow effect.  I had to add in several stamped hearts from Just Thinking of You for good measure! 
Thanks for stopping by the Neat & Tangled blog today!
Stamps:  Just Thinking of You, Swirly Twirly Tags, On the Strip 2 (Neat & Tangled)
Paper:  White (PTI)
Ink:  Kraft (PTI), Shell (Amuse)


Guest Designer: Laurie Willison!

Hello, friends! Happy to have Laurie Willison from Soapbox Creations here today with her first project as our March guest designer!  And this card seriously blew me away!
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This latest Neat and Tangled Releases is one of my favorites so far!  On the Strip 2 and Just Thinking of You?  Fabulous!  I have a card today to share, combining the 2 sets...


When I saw that woodgrain strip, I saw a wood background staring at me!  I stamped it several times on kraft card stock and the cut the strips out with my paper trimmer. Then I inked up the edges to give it more of a rustic look.  I added in the word bubble and a heart for some color.  


I've said it several time before but I love the font in Danielle's sets!  Gorgeous!  Here is my request for a Neat and Tangled Sentiment set all in that gorgeous handwriting of yours, Danielle!  :)

Thanks so much for having me today!  Thanks for stopping in to take a peak!  Have a great Friday!
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Thank you so much, Laurie! :)

Have a great weekend everyone, and don't forget there is a giveaway of Sketchy Cupcakes and some sequins HERE

Sketchy Cupcakes Video + Card + Giveaway!

Hi friends! Finally here today with the video showing Sketchy Cupcakes! It's only a week late ;) To win your own Sketchy Cupcake set and a bag of mixed sequins just leave me a comment!  I'll announce the winner on Monday!

And here is a fun card I made!
hey sweets

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for a post from our guest designer Laurie!

And don't forget to comment below to win!


March Guest Designer: Laurie Willison!

Hi friends! Danielle here to introduce our March Guest Designer! The lovely Laurie Willison from Soapbox Creations will be joining us for the remainder of March and I know she has some fabulous projects for you ;)

Here is  a little about Laurie!

My name is Laurie Willison.  You can usually find me crafting away in my craft room while the kids are in school or when they are sleeping!  :)  Other than that I am a part time RN and I live in the country with my very own farm boy and our 2 kiddos. :)

I have been stamping since 2007, when a sweet friend of mine introduced me and I started scrapbooking in 1998 ish.  (I still try on occasion but it doesn't happen very often.  I have had the pleasure and honor of working on several design teams, including my most current, Verve, CAS-ual Fridays and Retro Sketches Challenge Blog.  

I am thrilled to be able to join Danielle and the Neat and Tangled team for the month of March.  I adore Danielle's stamps and her amazingly gorgeous handwriting turned font.  Thank you so much for having me! 

Be sure to stop by Friday for Laurie's first project for you!


March Release Day 3: Sketchy Cupcakes + Giveaway Winners!

Hello friends! Welcome back for Day 3 of Neat and Tangled's March Release. If you missed the first 2 days here is DAY 1 and DAY 2. All 3 sets are available now in the shop, and sequins have been restocked but quantities are limited (I will be receiving another shipment next Monday).

Now for our giveaway winners!

The winner of the On the Strip 2 set is:

The winner of the Just Thinking of You set is:

Ladies please email me danielle@neatandtangled.com with your mailing address!

And now for the third and final set for this month, another 4x6 set called Sketchy Cupcakes! It's sweet and funny and punny ;) Perfect for birthdays, fun celebrations, or just any old sweet card!
I apologize for no video with the set today, I will have one tomorrow or Saturday showcasing this set! 

And the design team has done it again...
By Nina Yang
By Amy Kolling
Happy Birthday
By Jean Manis
By Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Neat + Tangled Hey Sweets
By Jean Manis
N&T: Sketchy Cupcakes
By Pamela Ho
By Suzannae Dahlberg
three cupcakes
By Linda Trace
By Linda Trace

cupcake green
By Linda Trace

Another amazing day of inspiration from the DT!

Thank you so much for another wonderful release! I hope you had as much fun as I did!  As I said before, all the new sets are now listed in the shop!

I'll be back tomorrow with a card and video for Sketchy Cupcakes!
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