Nuts About You with Alphabet Dies

Hello there! It's Keeway here today and I wanted share a card using negative space die cuts and alphabet dies.

Often times we're left with tons of scraps from die cutting, so why not make use of them and make more cards! First off, I used the Journal Alphas dies to create my sentiment 'Nuts About You'. I didn't bother putting back some of the inside pieces, as it gives it a bit of modern look. I then sized down the card stock to a size just 0.5" less than A2 on each side. I had this left alignment look in my mind. Then, I sprinkled on some white acrylic paint splatter for a little extra texture to the colored card stock.

Next, I stamped and colored the squirrels from My Favorite Nut and die cut my images out with coordinating dies. I first adhered my negative die cut panel over an A2 base with foam tape, aligned to the top left. Then I arranged my squirrels around and within the sentiment with foam tape as well.

So if you ever want to make use of your scraps to make a second card after die cutting out a sentiment, hope today's card gives you some inspiration!


Please be Mine | Nancy Damiano

Hey there! It's Nancy with my first blog post here at Neat and Tangled. Let's make something special with from the Nuts for You stamp set and combine it with the Punchinella die to create a background.

I started by stamping the squirrels in my favorite blank ink and coloring them in with Copics. The shape was cut with the matching Nuts for You die. I then used the Punchinella die to create a background in white. The ombre effect behind the die was created with Distress Inks in three shades of pink and purple.  I hand cut a gray flag to ground the stamped image.

Here's a look at another card using a similar design. The Floral Heart stamp and die set were used to create this image. Similar to the Please be Mine card above, the Punchinella die was once again used to create a pretty background. This time color was added with a few Bubble Gum sequins. A gray flag ties the entire design together with a sentiment from the Calathea stamp set.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I'll see you next month with more card inspiration.


Masculine Birthday Card | Stephanie

Hey everyone! Stephanie here and I am SO EXCITED to be here for my first post
on the Neat & Tangled blog!

I put together a masculine birthday card for you today because honestly, I find them the absolute hardest cards for me to make haha. I am terribly feminine in my creations which typically suits me well but when it comes time for me to give a card to a "manly man" (aka my gigantically bearded husband) I almost never have anything on hand. So here is what I came up with!

I started by creating the wreath and hooray sentiment using the Hooray Die. I die cut it twice - once from green cardstock and once from blue cardstock - and then I trimmed the wreath away from the  blue one. I layered them on top of each other with some adhesive and lined the back of the wreath with a bit of vellum.

I used the Succulent Journaling Die to create a journaling card which I repeatedly stamped with the wood stamp from the On the Strip 2 set. I'm going for earthy here can you tell lol? ;) And for my card base I stamped a light colored ink with the "celebrate" sentiment from the Just For You set

I finished my card off with some stitching at the top of the journaling card and I just couldn't help myself and added some sequins as well haha. I made sure to use simple iridescent ones (that I grabbed from the new Sugar Plum set) to not be too girly.

What do you think? Do you have trouble creating masculine cards?
Thank you so much all! Much love!

Xo, Stephanie

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Stamp Highlighting: Floral Heart

Hello Crafters! 

It's Kelly here and I'm so excited to be sharing my first post for Neat and Tangled!

Please join me in a small parade in which we will throw confetti and dance around in a little circle. 

Exciting huh?
That was the most exercise I've had all week :/  

Speaking of exciting during release week Daria shared this adorable card where she stamped the floral heart multiple times and then popped her sentiment with a gorgeous color and some glitter. 

I loved layout so much. I thought it would be a great way to really highlight one stamp so that's what I did today. 

I love the way stamping in the lighter inks really makes the focal point special. 

You can see the entire card from start to finish in the video below 
This is actually a pretty sure video for me I'm a little proud of myself ha!

 I can't believe how much adding those final details really changes the look of the card. I know sometimes it seems like an unnecessary step but give it a try sometime :) 

Thanks so much for stopping by today to visit me today! 




January Guest Designer: Stephanie Klauck!

Happy Friday!  We're excited to introduce you to our first guest designer of the year, Stephanie Klauck!  Stephanie has an amazing clean and simple style, with bold pops of color or texture, and she's a true artist, you should definitely check out her Disney princess drawings on her blog, Round Here.  Here's Stephanie with a little more about herself:

Hi! My name is Stephanie and I have been a part of the paper crafting industry since around 2003. I love to create and share my creations online on my blog as well as my other favourite social media site, Instagram! ;)

I have been published with various paper crafting magazines throughout the years, including Scrapbook and Cards Today, Creating Keepsakes and Simple Scrapbooks, among others. I originally started out as a scrapbooker, but focus most of my craft time now on cardmaking and have recently gotten very interested in colouring and drawing.

I reside in Ontario, Canada with my husband Steve and two children, Caitlyn and Ryan. I work full-time in an administrative position and spend the rest of my time hanging out with family and friends, crafting, watching NHL and Nascar and reading on my kindle.

I am so excited to be guesting on the Neat & Tangled blog this month. For my first post I wanted to create a card using the adorable images from the Better Together stamp set. I had an idea in my head to stamp and colour the cute kids and have them stand together on the world.

To create my world, I cut out an arch shape from white cardstock that would fit on the bottom of my card stock panel and then I drew a rough sketch of the top of the globe on it with pencil. Once I was happy with it, I traced over it with a black Copic multi-liner and then I coloured it in with Copic markers before attaching it to my card stock panel.

I adhered the 3 kids to the top of the globe so it looks like they are standing on the world together. I adhered the middle girl with foam adhesive and the other two directly on the card.

To create my sentiment, I used two different sentiment stamps from the Perfect Blend stamp set, cut them apart, and changed up the words to work with my card design. I wanted to add a little something that went with the love part of the sentiment so I stamped a tiny heart from the Say Yes To Donuts stamp set, onto the world with red ink.

Thanks for joining me today on the N&T blog! I'll be back next week with another card to share! ;)


Let your heart be light

Hello there!

Mayuri here to share a card using the Scandinavian Prints Christmas set in a non-seasonal way!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2017 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

This set has got to be one of the most versatile ones I have ever used, especially when paired with non-seasonal colours - I opted to go back to my trusted Distress Inks and stamp one of the outline tree images with rainbow colours.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2017 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

I began by die-cutting an aperture out of a panel of white cardstock using the Pixelated Heart die and stamping a sentiment from the same set with Versafine Onyx Black ink underneath it. I then marked up some guidelines on a white card base for where I would stamp the tree in rotation in rainbow colours.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled January 2017 - Scandinavian Prints Christmas.

Once the stamping was complete, I foam mounted the die-cut panel to the card base, allowing the design to show through. To finish, added some Gold Mix sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!


Love That We Are Friends With Debby Hughes

Love That We Are Friends Card by Debby Hughes. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://neatandtangled.blogspot.com/2017/01/love-that-we-are-friends-with-debby.htmlHi it's Debby here with my first post on the Neat & Tangled blog! Today I'm combining squirrels from My Favorite Nut with sentiments from the Love Notes set.

Love That We Are Friends Card by Debby Hughes. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://neatandtangled.blogspot.com/2017/01/love-that-we-are-friends-with-debby.html

I stamped the squirrels from My Favorite Nut in black ink and die cut with their matching dies before coloring with Copics and then adding Faber Castell pencil shadows and details. I also stamped the love from Love Notes in red ink and die cut with it's matching die.

Love That We Are Friends Card by Debby Hughes. Find out more by clicking on the following link: http://neatandtangled.blogspot.com/2017/01/love-that-we-are-friends-with-debby.html

To complete the sentiment I stamped the coordinating wording in clear embossing ink on green card and white heat embossed before trimming in to a banner. 

All that was left to do was adhere patterned paper on the lower third of a white panel, add the green sentiment strip and then foam mount the love and squirrels. Finally I mounted the finished panel on a grey card base.

I really like that the Love Notes set has sentiments not just for Valentines but for friends also.

Thanks for joining me with my first post here at Neat & Tangled and see you soon!



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