Stripes... and more Stripes!!

I love stripes. And anything related to stripes - like gingham, plaid......

So today I'm here to share a card that uses Neat & Tangled's On The Strip 2. It's an amazing background set and I keep going back to create more backgrounds and my own pattern paper with it.

I stamped the stripes in 5 different colors - Gold, Green, Orange, Red and Blue.  Then I stamped a sentiment, left it in black and white and adhered it to the card with some foam tape.

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Here's another card that uses On The Strip 2 again. I stamped a simple plaid background and die cut "hi" in the middle.


Now let's see your creations with these stripes!

-- Pamela

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Hi Neat & Tangled friends!  Amy K. here with a card I made using the very popular set On the Strip 2.  I knew the layout I wanted but experimented with the color combo before stamping my final panel.  The sentiment (from Party Dots)  fits perfectly where the stripes meet!  I love how the stripes just pop when layered on a black card base!

Thanks for stopping by!




Hi everyone!

It's Suzanne here today with a fun card that I made using the smiley face from Kindness Matters. It was stamped on some oatmeal cardstock in dark orange ink and punched out using a circle punch. I thought it paired really well with this diecut sentiment panel and paper from American Crafts (I won't lie...the diecutting here sorta makes me wish I had a Cameo to make these myself!). I diecut the edge of the mint layer using a hills die since the shape reminded me of a smile.



Happy Birthday!

Hello friends!

Danielle here, popping in quickly to share a fun card!  I am absolutely in love with enamel dots at the moment (like so many others!). Honestly, I like to buy them because the colors are just so darn pretty! I have a whole bunch hoarded and decided it was finally time for them to actually make it on a project.

Ah, once again Across the Card comes to the rescue! Need to make a quick card? Well this set is perfect for that! All I did was stamp the sentiment, add some dots, and boom!


Easy and fun!

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Inky Tags

Hello, Chari here today and I have a very inky project to share.  I played with Swirly Twirly Tags and a lot of distress ink and water to make some fun, colorful tags.


I took a few pictures as I made these tags to show my process...First I heat embossed the tag stamp on watercolor paper with versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.


For each tag I used two colors of distress ink, a lighter and a darker color.  I put some of the lighter ink on my craft sheet and sprayed with some water.


Then I placed my paper face down into the watery ink and pressed it down to evenly distribute the ink on the paper.


I used my heat tool to dry the ink before applying the darker color.  For the darker color I didn't use as much water and I didn't press the paper into the ink as much so that it would be more splotchy.


I also flicked some perfect pearl mist with a paint brush onto the tags as well for a little extra shine.  Sometimes it's pretty fun to just get super messy and inky. :)


Delightful Dies


I'm here today to share three cards I made using a couple of DELIGHTFUL dies I got recently.

First theres the Simon Says Stamp exclusive die called "Perfect Bow" (and can I just say, it really IS perfect)

And secondly the Memory Box "Princess Dress" die.

Now on their own, they're lovely, wonderful and oh-so-cute. But...pair them with some gorgeous Neat and Tangled Stamps?! Well, you're onto a whole new level of fun!

For my cards, I decided to keep them all super simple, all on white card-bases, with the stamped diecuts being the main centre of attention. The only additions are the sentiments, and some score-lines as decoration.

Firstly I played with the bow. I diecut the bow on Neenah Solar White cardstock, then stamped out the thinner solid strip from On the Strip 2, in a rainbow of Hero Arts Cornflower, Bubble Gum and Butter Bar Shadow Inks.

I purposely stamped the main section of the bow on an angle, and the 'tails' stamped straight, so that they would be at different angles when the bow was all put together. This makes it look more realistic (it's supposed to look like a ribbon bow, right?! The pattern would be slightly different direction on the tails.)

To give the card some interest (given how much white space there is) I scored a border around the outside edge of the card, about 1/4 inch in from the edge. I really like this look.

For some added fun, I added a thin coating of Glossy Accents. This bow looks like a store-bought embellishment in real life. It's SO sweet. I love it!


For this next card, I carefully stamped out the polka-dot panel from On the Strip 2, using Hero Arts Mint Julep Shadow Ink, trying not to overlap the edges. I then diecut our the dress.

I think it looks like a 1950s housewife kinda dress. So pretty!

For some added detail, I gave the dress a thin 'hem' (and the straps) of Mint Green Liquid Pearls.
The sentiment is from Just Hello and for the scoring, I added about an inch worth of scoring at the base of the card (1/8 inch apart) and then two at the top. This is such a simple, fast way to give a very CAS card, a little something extra.


For my final card, I thought it would be fun to make a card you could give someone going to their ball/formal. This design would work perfectly for a wedding card too (that's being made as soon as I finish writing this blog post!)

I diecut the bow and dress, then stamped with Hero Arts Fresh Peach Shadow Ink (it's showing up a lot more red in this photo--its a delightful peach colour in real life). The stamp is from Little Tangles.

I only stamped the base of the dress, to give the skirt some detail, but it looked a little plain as was, so I used a blending tool to add some ink to the top of the dress.

Finally I added a gentle layer of Smooch Gloss (its basically glittery nail polish but for cards!) and a tiny bit of stickles over the bow and dress, to make them more clearly 'party clothes'. 

Well that's it for me! I hope you'll start looking at your dies with fresh eyes after this, and see all the possibilities when it comes to altering them with some simple stamping!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Linda x


ABNH Week Continues: Love You

Hi friends,

Katie here to share a card I made in honor of Neat and Tangled and A Blog Named Hero's collaboration week.

Some of my very favorite sets by the talented folks at Hero Arts are their background sets.  For my collaboration card, I paired Hero Art's Zig Zag background stamp with a few of my favorites from Neat and Tangled.


On Aquamarine cardstock, I stamped Hero Arts Zig Zag background with Hero Arts Ink in Tide Pool. The tag from Swirly Twirly Tags was stamped in Butter Bar on White cardstock.  The heart from Just Thinking of You was stamped in Pale Tomato ink and the sentiment from My Heart Sings was stamped in Soft Granite.


I trimmed out the tag and mounted it to the card with a bit of foam adhesive.  A clip and some yellow and white twine added the finishing touches.

I hope you have enjoyed all the Neat and Tangled-Hero Arts creations that we have shared so far this week!   I think these stamps work together wonderfully! Don't forget to check in with A Blog Named Hero for even more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!


ABNH Week - You Are My Light Card

Hello everyone! Nina here to share a card using both Hero Arts and Neat and Tangled products for our collaboration week with A Blog Named Hero!

I was thrilled to see Danielle come up with this cool Sunburst stamp. I immediately wanted to pair it with the Starburst Background stamp by Hero Arts. 

Inspired by Pamela's card here, I cut the starburst (red) out and mounted it to card with some foam adhesive. I used the Lemon Sequins from Neat and Tangled store to emphasize the dimension.

Don't forget to check out A Blog Named Hero for more inspiration! Happy crafting!

ABNH Collaboration Cards

Hi Jean here to share two cards for this week's collaboration between A Blog Named Hero and Neat + Tangled.

There were absolutely dozens of card ideas floating around in my head, as the stamps from these two companies work so well together.

For my first card, I stamped and heat embossed the birds from My Heart Sings and colored them with distress inks - Salty Ocean and Squeezed Lemonade. I stamped the sentiment from Fancy Basics and added a few gemstones.

I took a decidedly more casual approach for my second card. That's the great thing about these companies - they're stylistically versatile!

I repeatedly stamped one of the On the Border stamps with Archival Ink in Aquamarine. I created a panel onto which I stamped the stars from Sparkle and Shine along with a sentiment from Year Round Sentiments.

A Blog Named Hero + Neat and Tangled!

Hello friends!

I am so excited to announce that Neat and Tangled will be doing a week long collaboration with our friends over at  A Blog Named Hero starting TODAY! Yay!  Now be sure to head over to ABNH each day this week to see all of the amazing projects they have for you!

So, warning, I made a card for today and it's Christmas. You probably want to punch me, but I'm sort of in Christmas mode here at Neat and Tangled getting ready for future releases so that's where I went with this card :)

I paired up the dotted strip from Neat and Tangled's On the Strip 2 with Hero Arts' Miracle of the Holidays, to finish it off I added a nice old chunky button and some sparkly twine! This was pretty simple and could be easily mass produced for the holidays!
ABNH + Neat and Tangled!

There will be projects here and at ABNH each day this week showcasing Neat and Tangled and Hero Arts -  they just pair up so nicely! There is a giveaway over on the ABNH blog so be sure to head over!

See you tomorrow!


Noticed By Neat and Tangled!

Hello friends! Hope your week is off to a great start!  Popping in to share some Noticed By Neat and Tangled projects!  Don't forget if you want to get noticed, load your projects to our Flickr gallery or link to them on our Facebook page! I love to see what you've been up to!

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So here's what caught my eye this time around!

Sweet Bird
This sweet card using a free Neat and Tangled digital stamp by Barb Engler!

Hearts Sing
Love the combination of My Heart Sings and On the Strip by Brandi Hall!

Little Tangles Challenge #10: get krafty!
Another awesome card by Laura Jane using Fresh Blooms and Kindness Matters.

let's celebrate day 2 - hers
Love how Heidi used Party Dots and On the Strip! What a great color combo!

Love how Barb has the sweet bird from Swirly Twirly Tags delivering some mail from Just Hello
And this fun sequin shaker card using the sentiment from Just Hello by Betty!

Thank you so much ladies for using Neat and Tangled :)
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