Happy Holidays Tag

Hello everyone! This is Yana sharing a Happy Holidays tag with you today. I first wanted to make a card using a few stamps from the Simple Christmas set but ended up changing up the design a bit and created a tag. 

 To somehow frame the stamped images in the centre I decided to use a large tag stamp from the Santa's Tag set. I heat embossed it using gold embossing powder and fussy cut around the image leaving a small white border. 

I also stamped a sentiment on a little die cut banner and attached it to my tag using some foam dots.

I even included the "to" and "from" just in case I wanted to sign the tag later:

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Halloween Pencil Toppers

Hello, everyone! It's Mary Dawn and I have a super fun Halloween craft. I'm sending these to school for Halloween parties this week. It's a fun treat AND sugar free.

I've used Halloween Scene and Graveyard Shift to create fun pencil toppers for some cute and spooky Halloween pencils that I picked up recently for a steal.

I created a simple base to build my Halloween scenes on by cutting a small rectangle, scoring it at both ends and punch holes that just fit over a standard pencil's end. I made a little graphic to illustrate how I did it.

Then I added images that I had stamped, colored and fussy cut. As a final touch, I added some glittery shimmer.

Are you making Halloween party treats this year? Tell me what in the comments. --Mary Dawn

Neat & Tangled in Week 41

Hello everyone!  It's Pamela on the blog today to share one of my favorite Project Life spread using my Neat & Tangled stamps.

I used Scrap Circles and stamped "Live" "Laugh" and "Love" onto a piece of acetate using white stazon ink.  I love how the white looks when I slip this filler card into my pocket!

I stamped my favorite sentiment from Merry & Bright onto one of my journaling cards and coloured the little banner with a stardust pen.  This sentiment is just perfect for my project life!

Week 41

Oh!  And did you notice that I used On the Strip 2 on one of the journaling cards?  I stamped the stripes in grey on both right and left side of my last journaling card instead of using a solid stripe.

How are you using your Neat & Tangled stamps?

--- pamela



Merry & Bright Christmas Card

Good morning everyone! Yana is here sharing a glittery Christmas Card using two awesome stamp sets from Neat & Tangled: 

To create my card I combined Party Dots stamp set along with a new Merry & Bright set to create a super large Christmas bauble. 

I stamped both images in purple and used white embossing powder for the overlapping Bright. 

I also added some white and lilac sequins and used glitter paper to embellish my card. 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

October Guest Designer: Kristen Foreman!

Hi! Kristen here. Well I was super excited when I received the Thankful Turkey set! So unbelievably adorable. I knew I just had to use it especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner! First, I adhered a scrap piece of card stock to my base. I used my Copics to color the turkey and I fussy cut around the edge. I then popped it up on foam dots. For the sentiment, I broke it up by using masking. Finally, I came in with some sequins and my corner chomper, of course! :) So easy to mass produce! Thanks for stopping by the Neat and Tangled Blog today!

p.s. This will be my last post. Man October went by in a flash! I'm so extremely happy Danielle offered me a Guest Designer spot this month! Thank you so much :) And thank you so all the wonderful Neat and Tangled followers as well! Hopefully I will see you soon :)
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Thank you so much for joining us this month Kristen! It's been an absolute pleasure having you!


Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone!  Since Halloween is just over a week away, I thought I'd share another card I made this season.  This is a spooky "cute" Halloween card using stamps from Neat & Tangled
I enjoy the polaroid look because it narrows down the creative space you have when creating a scene.  Here I simply stamped my scene onto white cardstock and layered it on a black panel.  Layering your stamped panel onto a bright colored background really makes the panel standout. 
HappyHalloween 10.23.13  
Graveyard Shift
Graveyard Shift
Halloween Scene
Halloween Scene
{Happy Halloween}
Stamps:  Halloween Scene, Graveyard Shift (Neat & Tangled)
Paper:  White, True Black (PTI)
Pattern Paper:  Halloween Parade (Doodlebug Design)
Ink: Versamark, Onyx Black (Versafine)
Misc:  Copic, Foam Adhesive, White Embossing Powder


Holiday Cards Using Non-Holiday Stamps

Hello everyone! Nina here with two quick and easy holiday cards using non-holiday stamps from Neat and Tangled.

First one up, a Halloween card using Ink Splash.

I used halloween colors to quickly create the background. I heat embossed the sentiment from Halloween Scene on black cardstock, cut to size and adhered with foam adhesive.

Second,  a Christmas card using Sunburst.

This is a great set to create a scene with a warm feeling. It also helps emphasize the focal. Home and sentiment stamps from Simple Christmas.

I collect basic, background building pattern stamps and think these two from Neat and Tangled are must-haves. I hope that you are inspired to use more of your pattern stamps on your holiday cards this year? 

Thank you for stopping by! Happy Crafting!


Christmas Card Set


Hi everyone! It's Suzanne here today with a set of Christmas cards using some Neat and Tangled stamps and the Peppermint Express collection from American Crafts.


If you saw my blog this morning, then you know that I met up with some crafty friends on Friday night. They came back to my house where I had to explain my slight addiction to patterned paper. I think that I am going to challenge myself to use up my holiday papers, maybe working through one collection per week for the next few weeks.


The first step was for me to pull out these papers and pre-cut tags, which I stamped and heat embossed on using sentiments from Santa's Tags and Merry and Bright. The glitter paper came as part of each one of these tags.


The next step was to trim and match up the patterns for each card, trying to pair small and large patterns together, and then adding some satin ribbon.Super easy and fast to make, I promise!

Thanks for stopping by!


Seasonal Placecards

Hi there!!

It's almost time for the silly season to descend upon us, so I thought it was appropriate to think about a placecard project.

The placecard I'm showing you today would work for Christmas or Thanksgiving, (or any time of year really). You could easily make it lean more towards one or the other by adding additional elements if you wanted to.

here's a shot from the other side, so you can see the pop of red from behind :)

This was surprisingly easy, for such a cool effect.

To start with I stamped the pinecones and the boughs/branches with Memento Ink in Cottage Ivy and Northern Pine (for the branches) Toffee Crunch and Rich Cocoa (for the pinecones) .

Next I used my Memory Box Parker lower case alphabet dies to diecut the name :)

I then adhered the panel onto a piece of Bazzill cardstock in Lollipop (dark red), next I popped the diecut letters up onto dimensional adhesive (hello cutting like crazy to get pieces small enough!) I made sure to keep all the little insert parts (like from the centres of the letter a and e), and adhered them flat on the cardbase.

To add a final touch, I added some Stickles to the letters :)

You could easily add more christmassy touches like baubles or a christmassy sentiment beneath the name, or make it more Thanksgiving-geared by adding a thank you sentiment :)

That's it for me!

You could easily make a set of these for an upcoming holiday dinner or even as a gift, in well under an hour. This one only took me around 5-10 minutes!

Hope this has inspired you to create some lovely placecards for your holiday table!

See you again soon!



Halloween cards with Katie

Hello Neat and Tangled lovelies!

Katie Gehring here to share a couple of Halloween cards I made with the super cute Graveyard Shift and Halloween Scene stamp sets.

First up, I tried my hand at the chalkboard technique using Halloween Scene.


I embossed the images with white embossing powder and added some sketch marks with a white pencil.  A few smudges of white ink enhance that chalkboard look. 

My second card features Graveyard Shift.  


I covered a black card base with patterned paper.  Next, I stamped the super cutie skeleton on white cardstock and trimmed it with scallops.  I die cut a bracket edge from orange patterned paper wrapped it with twine and adhered it to the card.  I stamped the sentiment on a die cut banner and affixed it to the card. A candy corn button was added as a finishing touch. 

Well, that's all for me today!  Have a great weekend!



October Guest Designer: Kristen Foreman!

Hey y'all! Kristen here from So Posh Creations! I'm back today with another card using Neat and Tangled's awesome products. I'm seriously in love with their stamps. They are so versatile! I used Simple Christmas again today for my card. 

This card, although it may look easy took me a few times to get it the way I wanted it to look. To make it easy, I took a banner and outlined it with pencil. From there, I stamped around the pencil marks with different greenery pieces. I popped up my pinecones with foam dots as well as my finished banner. Another card that can be easily recreated to send to family and friends. :) Super fun!  Also, if you missed last week's card post and looking for a fun Halloween card, clickHERE. I'll see you next week! :)


Simple Christmas - Warm Wishes

Good morning! Heather here to share a card with you this morning!


I used Simple Christmas and several colors of MFT inks to make my center cluster, then added the sparkles from Merry and Bright. I added a touch of bling, a little bit of Stitckles, and then layered over a folded banner with the sentiment stamped in gray Versafine ink. I curved my sentiment slightly on my clear block to make it fit my banner.


Thanks for stopping by today! Have a wonderful day!


Double Double Toil & Trouble...

Chari here today playing with some Neat & Tangled stamps in a slightly unexpected way.  I really like to challenge myself sometimes and think of different ways to use stamps.  I was looking at the big solid circle in the Party Dots set and thought it looked like looking down into a bowl of something bubbly and so the caldron was born!

(Oh and I thought I spelled it wrong...which would be totally embarrassing  considering I looked up the poem online, but apparently it can be spelled "caldron" and "cauldron"...who knew! Random info for the day!)


I double stamped the big circle in green hills ink on green cardstock, to get a little more contrast between the two greens. I used circle dies to cut the rim of the caldron and the body.  I stamped the spider webs with unicorn ink and made the handles with black stickles.  I added glossy accents to the bubbles and some google eyes...because that is probably a standard ingredient in witch's brew don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by today!

Holiday Gift Packaging

Jean here sharing some holiday packaging ideas using stamps from the September Neat and Tangled stamp release. I love dressing up gifts with little touches and decided to get an early start on my tag making. Danielle always includes lots of little extra on the stamp sets that can be used in all sorts of fun ways. Let’s take a look!

For my first tag, I combined the sentiment from Merry and Bright with one of the snowflakes from Santa’s Tags. I intentionally chose the colors so that this would look a bit like Santa’s waistline.

On my second tag, I used a sentiment from Santa’s Tags along with the snowflakes, as well as, the holly leaves and berries from Simple Christmas

Finally, while I was stamping those leaves and berries, it occurred to me that it would be fun to dress up cellophane treat bags with a seal. I stamped the leaves and berries on die-cut label paper, then finished them off with the circle outline from Everyday Circles. I put miniature chocolates and caramels in the bags.


October Guest Designer: Kristen Foreman!

Hi friends! I'm here today with a project by our October guest designer, Kristen Foreman.  I seriously love how she used Simple Christmas to create a Halloween card! So clever! Check it out below
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Hi! It's Kristen today! I'm so excited to guest design in October! So what's your favorite holiday? Mine is a close tie between Christmas and Halloween. With Halloween rolling around later this month, I figured I would make a card geared towards that. I wanted to think outside the box with the awesome stamps Danielle sent me (which were mainly Christmas!). I took one of my favorite sets, Simple Christmas and with the half circle wreath, stamped it in black ink twice to make a complete circle. To add a little depth to the project, I used the evergreen pieces with grey ink. This adorable little bow die was the perfect size for this wreath.  The sentiment Happy Haunting is from Graveyard Shift. Simple and easy to recreate for many people! Can't wait to see you again for another guest post!! :)
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Isn't that a simply sweet Halloween card?? Be sure to stop back next Thursday for another post from Kristen! 


Bokeh Style Card

Good morning! Heather here to share a card with you this morning! I have been seeing a lot of cards lately that mimic the "bokeh" technique in photography, and wanted to try my hand at it.


 I used the solid circle image from Merry and Bright, and used 3 different colors of ink to stamp randomly on a piece of cardstock - stamping 2 times each time I inked to give even more color differences. I die cut a rectangle, then cut it again in vellum to layer over the top. I punched a couple of holes at the top, then threaded the two layers together with some sheer ribbon. I stamped the sentiment from Sparkle and Shine on the vellum with Staz-on ink, then glued some Flat Matte Marshmallow sequins on the vellum to reinforce the "bokeh" effect. Finally, I mounted the entire thing with foam adhesive on my cardbase. Here is a little peak at the stamping under the vellum:


I'd love to hear what you think! Have you tried this technique on a card yet? Or do you want to try it sometime? 

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