Hello everyone.  It's Pamela here and I can't believe I am typing up my last post with Neat and Tangled.  This was my first design team - a dream come true! - and I must truly thank Danielle for taking this newbie into the team back in 2012!

Looking back, I have made so many of my "firsts" here at Neat & Tangled...

My first video:

My first win @ Stamping Royalty with a Neat & Tangled card:

PC - Loving You This Much

(A few of) my first project life pages with Neat & Tangled:

Week 41

But now I present to you my last card with Neat & Tangled (don't worry, it won't be my last card with Neat & Tangled stamps!)

Black and Gold

Why not a farewell or thank you card?  Because as Dr. Seuss once said, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”  Thank you Danielle for this amazing opportunity and it's time to celebrate and welcome the new DT members again!

--- Pamela

PS - Another "first" is scheduled to debut in July 2014 so hit that "subscribe" button on this blog because you don't want to miss out on anything!

thinking of you

Hi everyone!  Amy K. here with a card using one of Neat & Tangled's first sets.......Fresh Blooms.  
I adore these blooms and even more when they are layered.  I went with an emboss resist technique with Distress Inks and clear embossing powder.  

I wanted my blooms to stand out on my card so I dry embossed my card base and a few coordinating lines on my bloom panel with my Scor-Pal.  Above my bottom score line, I added a sentiment from Just Thinking of You.



April Guest Designer: Teri Anderson!

Happy Friday friends! Today I am here with our last post from April guest designer, Teri Anderson! It has been such a joy to have her join us this month! Her projects always put a smile on my face.

And now onto her project! She used Ink Splash and Sparkle and Shine for her card today. Both sets are currently sold out, but will be restocked next Wednesday! She also threw on a few of our Birthday Bash sequins :)

To get the cool effect with the ink splashes she inked them with regular dye ink and then spritzed with water before stamping. It gave them a really cool artsy look!

Thank you so much Teri for joining us this month!

Hope you all have a great weekend!


Hope Anchors

Hey y'all! Kristen here showing you different ways to use your Hope Anchors stamp. 

I used the same layout, just different materials and colors!! Here's what I came up with. :)

All three cards have a different feel! For the first, I wanted to use a coral, mint and gold ink pallet. I'm a such a sucker for these colors!!

For the second card, I used different shades of grey. Actually, they are from Simon Says Stamps new release of inks. They're seriously the perfect shades! I wanted to create an ombre effect with this card. 

For the last card, I used your typical nautical colors: navy and red. I just love the simplicity of this card! 

Well that's it from me today! Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today! :)


mini card challenge!

Hey all, it's Amy T here!  I'm super excited to be officially on the Neat & Tangled team!

I thought it would be fun to play along with the little tangles challenge:

This trio of cards all have a base of 4.25 x 4.25 inches.

I love the combo of color and patterns.  A great way to combine them is to use heat embossing.  Ordinarily with a navy background, using white or black heat embossing would not make the impact that this Paper Source Picante Embossing Powder does!

I've always been a fan of Danielle's swirly sentiments:

These are the Neat & Tangled stamps I used in today's mini trio:

If you find that one of the Neat & Tangled sets is Sold Out....be sure to click on the "E-Mail Me when available".  

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Stop and Go Blog Hop!

Hello friends! Danielle here for a super fun blog hop to kick off your week! Today I am joined by Miriam Prantner and lots of awesomely talented friends to showcase another awesome set Miriam has designed for Neat and Tangled, Stop and Go!
And here is my card!

This card was super easy to make! I just stamped and paper pieced the different elements of the stop light. Then I got out my ruler to draw a line very lightly in pencil so I could be sure to get my sentiment straight (yay for me being patient and not just stamping haphazardly!). I stamped that and waited a good time for it to dry before very carefully erasing the pencil line. I popped up the stop light with some foam dimensional and called it a day!
Stop and Go Blog Hop

Next on the hop is Miriam, so be sure to stop by and see what she has made!  See the full list of participants below:

Danielle (you are here!)

GIVEAWAY! If you would like to WIN your own Stop and Go set just leave me a comment below telling me your favorite way to slow down and enjoy life! Also be sure to comment all along the way for a second chance to win! Happy hopping!


Thank you and Goodbye

Hello friends.

I'm here with SUCH a hard post today.

It's my last for Neat and Tangled :(

I've been thinking and thinking and thinking about this. I LOVE being a part of the Neat and Tangled team, it's such a fun, supportive, innovative team and the stamps? Well, I love 'em. Plain and Simple.

But it's time. After two years and SO much fun, so many fabulous stamp sets, it's time for me to let the new team (and a few new members who are yet to come), perform their magic with the stamps.

And the more I see the projects the new DT members are making, such amazing, INSPIRATIONAL cards, the more I know it's the right decision.

So here is my last card as a Neat and Tangled DT member (but definitely not my last card using Neat and Tangled :))

I wanted to keep it simple, because really, what more is there to say?

Thank you Danielle, for having me, for asking me, for letting me be a part of your dream coming true, it's been an honour.



April Guest Designer: Teri Anderson!

Hello friends! Happy Friday!

Today here with another card from our amazing guest designer, Teri Anderson!

She stamped Diamonds with Distress Ink on watercolor paper, then used a water brush to spread the color around to get that perfect messy, artsy look! After the ink dried she did some fun embellishing with enamel dots, pink floss, and gems! The sentiment is from Kindness Matters.

I love everything about this card! The colors are so bright and cheerful :)

Have a great weekend!


Little Birdie + Goodbye

Hello Friends!  Today I have a sweet card to share with you.  I used 4 different sets on this card and I love how sweet it turned out.


First I cut a 3x4 journaling card from aqua card stock then I stamped the Sunburst background stamp using Tide Pool ink.  I stamped my cloud image from Just Thinking of You in Charcoal Hero Arts Shadow ink and the sentiment in Pale Tomato Hero Arts Shadow ink.  The little heart is stamped in Pale Tomato as well with a layer of Wink of Stella clear glitter over top.  I stamped the little birdie from Swirly Twirly Tags and colored him with copics before cutting him out.  I stamped the gray card base with the striped border from On the Strip in Charcoal ink.

Thanks for stopping by and allowing me to share my project with you today.  This is my last post as a Design Team member here at Neat & Tangled.  I am stepping away to allow new members to shine and share their lovely creations with you.  Thanks to Danielle for having me.  Bittersweet but with that I say Goodbye. <3

Love to you all!

Watercolor background with gesso

Hi everyone! This is Yana sharing another card with you using fabulous Neat & Tangled stamps. I really like the Hope Anchors the Soul stamp and I've been experimenting a lot with it lately. 

So here is a card I came up with a couple of days ago - I created a watercolour background around the large heat embossed sentiment.

Gesso helped me to keep the watercolour background not very bright and it also added some texture to my card. 
Here's a video showing how the card was done. Enjoy! 

If you do like this video, please like, comment and share it with your crafty friends! Thank you!


April Guest Designer: Teri Anderson!

Our April guest designer needs no introduction! 

I am so excited to have THE Teri Anderson joining us for April! She will be sharing projects with you each Friday this month! And here is her first card for us using Sparkle and Shine!

She found inspiration from this photo on Pinterest

And here is her card:

So bright and so fun! Thank you, Teri, for making this a happy Friday :)

Video: Creating woodgrain background with your inks

Hello there,

want a new video-tutorial? Last week I found a tutorial on a technique that creates a stunning woodgrain background that looks even more awesome if it's combined with the large Neat & Tangled sentiment stamps.
The best thing about it: it is easy, it's quick and you don't have to put a lot effort into it. So I really wanted to share this with you and created two cards using the same technique, to show you some of the possibilities.

The video is cut and also sped up, but let me tell you that both cards did take about 15 minutes, so one card can easily be done in less than ten minutes. I hope you give this technique a try! (I totally fell in love with it)

Have a nice day, and enjoy some crafty time!



Patchwork watercolour!

Hey everyone, Mayuri here and today I'm sharing a card I prepared using the My Favorite stamp set ;-).

I've been wanting to play around with watercolouring techniques and went for one of the more easier ones to start with - basically stamping your chosen image with Versamark and heat embossing with clear or white embossing powder, then painting with watercolour! Easy peasy!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled DT Post APR2014. Patchwork watercolouring. The heat embossed area resists the watercolouring leaving you with a kind of patchwork effect, which I didn't mind for my first attempt ;-). You'll see that I only partially stamped the image so that I could overlay a heart shaped aperture over the watercolouring - I added some letter stickers to complete the sentiment. 

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled DT Post APR2014. Patchwork watercolouring.
I also stamped the little arrows from the same set around the sentiment to complete the card! Not a sequin or gemstone in sight, which is pretty restrained for me!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled DT Post APR2014. Patchwork watercolouring.

These handwritten style sentiments are fabulous because you can do all sorts of techniques, including partially stamping them if you want to combine with other techniques - I think if I wanted to go further with this card, I could turn it into a shaker card...just a thought ;-)

Thanks for stopping by.



Little Tangles Challenge 34: Masking + Laura Bassen!

Hello friends! Happy Friday! Stopping by to let you know the next challenge over at Little Tangles has begun! The challenge is to do some masking with your stamping!

We are so lucky to have Laura Bassen joining us for this one! I love how happy this card is :) What a great use of Just for You! Visit her post HERE to see how she made the card, she even has a video!
Be sure to head to the Little Tangles blog to see all the amazing design team creations and play along! Free stamps are up for grabs!


New Design Team Member: Amy Tsuruta!

Hello friends!

You may or may not remember back in February we switched up the design team a bit! Things will continue to shift a little over the next few months ;)

One of the new changes is the addition of Amy Tsuruta as a new design team member! I am so excited to have her joining us :) She was a wonderful member of the Little Tangles DT, and I couldn't be happier to have her move over to the Neat and Tangled team!  Here is a little about Amy and a card she made for today:
Hi, It's Amy! I'm so excited to be part of the Neat & Tangled Design Team!  I live in the beautiful state of Washington. I'm the proud mother of two wonderful kids and am engaged to "thee most spectacular guy" who supports my crafting obsession. I work part time in the biotech industry and have been blogging since 2007. I absolutely love being part of this crafting community!!

Be sure to leave Amy a warm welcome!! 

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