Linda's Popped Blog Hop!

Happy Saturday Friends!  I'm here to hop along with my friends to celebrate the birth of Linda Trace's little baby girl, Olivia!

You should have arrived from Chari's blog! If you want to start at the beginning or get lost the full list of blogs is at the end of this post.

So here is my card for that sweet baby girl - and her momma too ;) Sending lots of hugs and love!
Linda's Popped Hop!
So for the card I went traditional baby girl with the different shades of pink! I white heat embossed the branches, which might just be a sneak peek of a new set coming in September,  and wrote "welcome little one" in white gel pen.  Added some enamel dots and called it a day. 

I'm so happy for Linda and her family :) <3  Next stop on the hop is Leslie!

And here is the full list:

Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Chari Moss
Danielle Walls
Leslie Hanna
Sue McRae
Melissa Shea
Stephanie Britt
Kelly Latevola
Lisa Spangler
Lucy Newton
Cristina Martinez
Michelle Lupton
Tina Basa
Michelle Liimatainen
Cheiron Brandon
Libby Hickson
Wanda Guess
Jennifer McGuire


Lets Celebrate Card - Yana

Good morning everyone! Yana is here to share a Lets Celebrate card to continue the celebration of the Neat and Tangled's 1st birthday!

For this project I used fabulous Party Dots stamp set and pink pigment ink from ClearSnap! Who doesn't love pink? 

To somehow highlight the sentiment and make it stand out I heat embossed it on dark grey cardstock in white embossing powder - I love the way it turned out! I also added a little pink chevron banner below, also heat embossed in white.

I stamped a few smaller dots on the top part of my card and added some pearl white sequins here and there:

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy Birthday Neat and Tangled!

Dreams + Birthday Bash Sequin Winner!

Hi all!

As our birthday celebrations start to wind down I am popping in real quick to share the winner of the Dreams stamp set and Birthday Bash sequins!

Angela, please email me with your mailing address! :)

See you all tomorrow :)


Dreaming in glitter


Hi!!! It's Suzanne here with a fun card that I made using a variety of glitter ribbon and Dreams - I chose some fun colors and glued them onto some cardstock before cutting the top edge with a die. I then stamped the sentiment in Versafine and added the panel of stripes to the front.

The effect of the glitter in real life is SO fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

Birthday Bash Party Crasher: Heather Campbell!

Hello friends! 

Back again this week to party even more for Neat and Tangled's 1st Birthday!  And today we have another party crasher! The amazing Heather Campbell!

For this sweet card she combined Party Dots, Swirly Twirly Tags, and On the Strip. Love the free style collage style of this card! And those colored stars are just perfect!

Thanks for stopping by! If you haven't stopped by Little Tangles yet for the celebration you must! They have had posts going every day with so many awesome guest designers!

See you back tomorrow!

Happy Birthday Background

Hi all! Happy Friday!

Katie Gehring here today. We have been celebrating Neat and Tangled's first birthday all this month and I brought a birthday card using Everyday Circles to the party to share with you!


Using the "birthday" sentiment from Everyday Circles, I built a background by stamping the word repeatedly in 3 ink colors. Next, I die cut a circle in the bottom third of the card and mounted the stamped panel onto a piece of black cardstock with foam tape.

I stamped the solid "Happy" circle onto a scrap of cream cardstock and punched it out with a 1/2" circle punch.  I centered it inside the die cut circle and secured it with some adhesive.


I love how the black mat forms another border around the circle.  As a finishing touch, I added a few black sequins.  

Since you can't have a party without presents, Danielle is including this sweet little 3 x 2" set called Dreams with all stamp orders placed this month.  With only a little over a week left in the month, be sure to place an order and to claim yours! 

I hope you have a great weekend!


Dreams Do Come True - Masked Sentiment

As part of this month's birthday bash, I created a card combining the the new Dreams stamp (free with all orders place in August), with one of the birds from the My Heart Sings set and the Sunburst stamp. 

To begin, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine ink. I then stamped the sentiment on masking paper, which I cut out and placed over the sentiment. I stamped the Sunburst over the masked sentiment using a pigment ink. 

The bird was stamped with Versafine ink and heat embossed with clear powder. I colored the bird with a combination of Festive Berries and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks. The beak is colored with Hero Arts Butter Bar. The cloud background paper was created with a Hero Arts digital stamp.


Birthday Bash!

Happy Monday and Happy Birthday Neat & Tangled!!! 
Amy K. here sharing a bright and sunshiny birthday card perfect for anyone!  I've stamped the Sunburst background and layered a stamped circle from Everyday Circles.  The fun thing about these circles is that they are easily punched with a circle punch! 
Sunshine birthday  
Have you see this??  It is a mini stamp (3x2) called Dreams that will be included with all stamp purchases this month!

Have a wonderful day and we'll see you back here tomorrow with more BIRTHDAY celebration!!!


Ink Splash Birthday Card - Heather

Good morning! Heather here again to share another fun card to help celebrate Neat and Tangled's 1st birthday! 

I had a lot of fun on this card (which means I made quite a mess! Heehee!) I used Ink Splash to stamp with Versamark ink, then embossed with clear ink - LOVE the tone on tone look it gives! I also inked the edges of the card with some coordinating distress ink. It still looked like it needed a little more something, and this is where a happy accident occurred...I sprayed on some white Mister Huey's mist, and it went on way too thick and heavy! So I blotted it off with some white computer paper. WOW! Not my intention - but LOVED the effect it gave!

I added a strip of cardstock attached with foam adhesive on which I used sentiment from Across the Card embossed in white, and added some Snow White sequins in a row along the thin strip. Finished off with a bit of Strawberry baker's twine from the Twinery. (Hint: when attaching twine diagonally on a card, add a tiny dot of glue on each edge to hold the twine in place at an angle!)

Thanks for stopping by today! If you haven't hopped along with Little Tangles yet - you might want to! Comments are open through next week, and the prize is pretty fabulous! Have a great day!!!


Birthday Bash Blog Hop! + HUGE Giveaway

Hello friends! Welcome to the Little Tangles Birthday Bash blog hop! Today I am hopping along with some of my favorite friends to celebrate Neat and Tangled's first birthday even more!  You should have arrived from the Little Tangles blog. If you got lost, or want to see the full list of stops head there!

The hop theme is also the theme for the current challenge, so be sure to link up your projects as well! 
Now for my card! I paired the little cupcake from Sketchy Cupcakes with a NEW sentiment from a set that will be released in September ;) I had a little fun with a white gel pen doing some sketch marks and faux stitching, then added gold sequins to finish it off.
Happy Birthday!

Now you can hop on over to Suzanne at Freshly Noted! But before you go check out the hop giveaways!

ONE(1) commenter from the hop will win the ENTIRE first year collection of Neat and Tangled Stamps*

TWO(2) additional commenters will each win a $5 gift certificate to the store

So be sure to comment all along the hop to increase your chance of winning! 

*No substitutions will be made. If you already own sets you receive as the prize I ask you to pay it forward!


Dreams! - Reverse Masking Technique

Hello everyone! Nina here to share a card using the brand new stamp set: Dreams! It is a special stamp set which is free with any order placed during our Neat and Tangled birth month :)

I used a technique I call Reverse Masking to create the orange background for the sentiment.

I use reverse stamping technique a lot but when the stamp design is not symmetrical, it will not work. How about using the reverse side to create a mask for it? I experimented and liked the result. Here is how I did it:

I inked the stamp on its reverse side, stamped and cut out. I used both pieces on my card.

I used the cut-out piece (stamped side facing down) to mask and create the pink area.

And the negative part to mask and ink the orange area. As the arrow shown: I used a piece of Scotch tape (hard to see but it is there) to help keep the mask together at where I cut in.

I left the mask in place when stamping the sentiment to help me align it to the center.

I stamped the sentiment again on some yellow paper and cut out the banner part to add interest to the sentiment. I also used a white gel pen to draw some lines for some depth for the pink background.

I had a lot of fun playing with this sentiment. I look forward to our September release with more awesome calligraphy stamps by Danielle! See you then! Happy Stamping!


Birthday Bash Party Crasher: Rylee Willison!

Hello, hello!  I am here today with a VERY special party crasher! You all are familiar with my awesome friend Laurie Willison of Soapbox Creations. Well, today her daughter, Rylee is guest designing with us! I've seen Laurie share photos of her daughter getting crafty, especially during the latest Online Card Class, and I just had to have her make an appearance here! I bet there are lots of Neat and Tangled fans with daughters, granddaughters, nieces, friends, etc. that love to get crafty and would love to see other kids crafting too!

So, here is Rylee's card to help us celebrate! Be sure to leave her some love!

I love how she paired On the Strip 2 with Everyday Circles. It's clean, simple, and perfectly balanced! I think we've got some future Stamping Royalty on our hands! :)

Thank you so much Rylee for joining us as a guest designer! You are welcome back anytime!

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for more

Happy Birthday Neat & Tangled!

Yay!  Neat & Tangled turns one this month :) I used Every Day Circles and stamped the cardbase in blue, orange and aqua. It turned out to be a beautiful background, but a little too bright and busy for my birthday sentiment.

Birthday Wishes

So I lightened the background by stitching a piece of vellum over the card base and stamped my birthday sentiment in black.

Birthday Wishes - Close Up

I love how simple this card looks and it's just perfect for mailing!

-- pamela

Birthday Bash Party Crasher: Virginia Lu!

Hello friends! We've got another party crasher this week! It's okay though because we LOVE Virginia Lu, and she's always welcome :)

And boy has she got some projects for you! Check out how she pulled together a birthday party ensemble using primarily NON-birthday sets!

First of all, she has some card for you. The gold embossed flowers from Fresh Blooms paired with some alcohol inks are simply stunning. And don't forget the sequins!

And how about the gold embossing of Party Dots with those beautiful Hero Arts inks?

If you're going to have a party you will need some invitations and Virginia has made some beautiful invites to match those cards. Love how she used Little Tangles here!

And how about a sweet little utensil holder using the sweet cottage from Sweet Home!

And here it is all put together

Thank you so much, Virginia, for crashing our party! :) 

Watercolor Dreams

Hello Neat & Tangled Friends!
Today I have a simple watercolor card that I made using the new Dreams stamp (free with all orders place in August) and some new distress markers.


I heat embossed the image in white embossing powder on watercolor paper then colored a rainbow of distress marker colors across it.  I used my water brush to blend the colors and create the watercolor effect.  I wanted to do a white on white kind of card but since my cardstock is bright white and the watercolor paper is not as bright the contrast between the two against each other bothered me a bit.  So I used some pale yellow cardstock to create a very thin mat to separate the two white that didn't quite match.  I used N&T satin pearl sequins to embellish and some sparkle from my Wink of Stella pen around the word "dreams" and in the banner.  Unfortunately it was hard to capture the sparkle in my photo but it is very nice in person.  This is my new favorite way to add glitter, very subtle and pretty.

Thanks for visiting today!
- Chari


Birthday Bash Party Crasher: Jennifer Ingle!

Hi friends! Today I am here to share a card made by one of Neat and Tangled's favorite friends, Jennifer Ingle. She's crashing our party! ;)

I just love how she paired Across the Card with Just Thinking of You - so clean and graphic. Just striking!

Thank you Jingle for helping us celebrate and for being a part of our first year :)

See you back tomorrow for even more party fun!

10 Minute Craft Dash Birthday Bash Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Danielle here for a fun blog hop!  As you know, August is Neat and Tangled's birth month, but it is also the lst birthday for the 10 Minute Craft Dash!  Paulina has put together an awesome blog hop to help celebrate, and the theme is Birthday!

If you are hopping you should have arrived from Julie's blog, if you're looking for the full list of participants or you got lost you can start over HERE.
Now on to the card!


Again I failed to complete the challenge in under 10 minutes :( womp womp! It would have been a success if it were for the stitching and gluing on those teeeeeeenie tiiiiny hearts. OH and is that a sneak peak of a new Neat and Tangled set coming in September?! ;) Also, I am continuing my love affair with gold ink. To get that nice "gold dipped" look on the bottom of the "celebrate" panel I used the back of the polka stamp from On the Strip 2 - perfect sold stripe! 

PS- I had a gold ink incident and it's pretty much covering my desk at the moment. I left it b/c I was too tired from the adrenaline rush of the challenge to clean up. HA.
Dash Birthday Close up
Craft Dash Birthday!

Your next stop is my super sweet friend, Nina! Happy hopping!

Paulina also has some AMAZING prizes to give away in celebration as well so be sure to comment all along the hop for chances to win!
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