Grey Cardbase and Circular Dies with Daria Grushina [Part 2]

 Hello dear friends,

Daria here.  Hope you going to have a wonderful weekend and may be some time for crating... As I have a new card to share with you. 

I am here to continue my challenge of using both light grey cardstock and Circular die set. I am curious how many I can make (lol). Join me, if you find this idea interesting and fun and tag us in Social media. 

As about today's project, I wanted to use circles as frames for the critters. I am again playing with Santa's Wonderland stamp set, that is not available any more. But, you may use any critters stamps you have on hand, or may be not even them but flowers, or cupcakes to create for example a birthday card. 

So, I die cut lots o circles, stamped cute images over three of them and then coloured them with simple pencils. At first, I simply wanted to place those over my grey cardstock base, but then, I've decided to add something else. 

I added circles in different sizes and colours and adhered some directly to paper some using foam tape. I followed the rule of irregular numbers in creating colour accents: three blue circles, tree white circles three pink shapes (two circles and a banner).  Each time I am consistent with number of circles behind each image. Although they are all of different sizes, it helps to balance them more equally. 

Sentiment is places over a banner shapes from Skinny Strips die set (my personal all time favourite). Again, you may use any theme for you card and change images and sentiment. Overall, I like the way it tuned out. Hope you do to (wink). 

xoxo, 

Daria.  





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Grey Cardbase and Circular Dies with Daria Grushina [Part 1]

 Hello-hello awesome people,

Daria here.  Recently, I was organising my cardstock and found a few lists of beautiful light grey cardstock. Surprisingly, it is one of my favourite colours, as it works with everything. 


So, I have decided to challenge myself to make several cards using it. To make it more interesting, I've added to the scheme a Circular die set. This way, it is going to be a little series of cards made using both light grey cardstock and circle dies

Here is the first one. 


I love the idea of using different circles to create a background. I've already made a few cards using this technique to mimic confetti background (you may found them here). 

This time, I am using it to create snow. It is easy and perfect for any winter scene cards. 


I am also playing with our older stamp set to create a little scene. I free cut the slopes to place the North Pole sign from Santa's Wonderland stamp set. 

Unfortunately, this stamp set is not availably any more. But, I also feel guilty not to use great stamps from my stash. And, I thought it would be good to use them anyway in case you already had them. Or may be, you will decide to switch it with something wintery that you already have. 

I heat embossed the sentiment in gold and added a couple of gold sequins.

That's all for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and see you next time,

xoxo,

D.

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2020 Update + Sale

Hello dear friends!

Hope this update finds you well as we head in to the last months of the year.

What an unexpected year, to say the least!

As most of you know, I had paused any new releases back in March when we found out my children would be finishing out the school year remotely at home and I'd be helping with their online learning. 

Our family took the summer to relax and escape to the beach. And I (im)patiently waited to hear the news of school. Here in Northern Delaware we learned all public schools would be starting fully remotely, with a plan to return hybrid in mid-October.  Again, I decided to push pause on any new releases. With my husband being a teacher, I knew I'd be the one primarily helping the kids with their virtual learning and I did not want to add any more stress to our lives.

At the end of last week, we learned the school our kids attend pushed the return to hybrid learning again, now until November. Rather than continue to hold my breath and keep pushing product creation and release dates I've made the decision to officially announce there are no new releases planned for the remainder of 2020, and no dates for 2021 at the moment.

Many people don't know that Neat and Tangled has actually been just me and my husband (who also works full time). Of course we have our amazing design team, and at times I've had help with customer service emails from Sarah, and product packing during busy times from Marla, but other than that it has just been the two of us. Preparing all product, inventory management, packing all orders, and everything in between. So for now while I am busy with the kids during the day, there's just not enough time, or energy, to actively create, launch and manage new product.

I know it may be a disappointment to our long time customers. And if you know me, you know this decision did not come lightly.  However, as I have shared so many times, Neat and Tangled was born out of a desire to be able to stay home with my children, do something I love, and build my schedule around my family. I feel so very grateful that at this time in our lives, I am able to pause work to shift my focus back to my children.

So while I help them, in between Zoom calls and snack breaks, I'm busy behind the scenes clearing out old inventory, reorganizing my office, painting and doodling new designs.  We still have quite a bit of retired product hanging out that I would love to see find homes to make room for the new. So a big sale it is!

A few details:
- Sale is good on in stock items only, and cannot be combined with other coupon codes. 
- Please allow for extending shipping notifications due to the large volume of orders placed! 
- Coupon code can be used on items already marked down in the SALE section.
- All items in the SALE section of the shop are retired products, and will not be restocked - once they are gone they are gone!

Head over to the shop to grab some new favorites!

Also, for those of you who followed our last few releases, you'll know I brought on Robbie Bryant, a friend and local tattoo artist, to collaborate with on designs.  It has been an exciting year for him as well, as he is preparing to open his own tattoo shop, Omnia, here in Delaware in the coming month. If you follow him on Instagram, be sure to send him well wishes on his new endeavor!

As always, thank you for the continued love and support!

With love,
Danielle


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