February Guest Designer: Chari Moss

Hello friends!

Today we have another card from our February guest designer, Chari Moss.

I love how she combined Falling Hearts and the sentiment from Paper Cut Flowers to create a fun shaker card! I see those Full of Love sequins peeking out from the vellum ;)



Thank you so much, Chari!

If you don't follow us on Instagram yet be sure to head over and start! We will be doing Friday Flash Sales periodically and the first one will be today at 9am EST!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Danielle
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Bright Warm Wishes

Hey everybody! Happy Thursday! It's Taheerah here with you today to share a card!

I've so been longing for Spring and Summer, and I'm sure I'm not alone! I am so sick of this weather and just wish I could have a big warm hug to chase it away! In the meantime though I thought I'd create the equivalent in card form - a bright, warm hug, courtesy of the Warm Wishes set!

Here's what I came up with:


I love how this turned out!


I started with a piece of patterned acetate and stamped the Warm Wishes stamp on it using Versafine ink. I then coated with black embossing powder and embossed the image to really make it pop!


Some fun layering of patterned papers and a splattered card base and I feel more cheery already!

I hope this card brought some fun to your day! Thanks for stopping by!
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Simple Birthday Card

Hi everyone! Yana is here sharing a Birthday Card idea. I needed to create several simple Birthday Cards last week so I reached for my all time favorite set from Neat & Tangled; 15 minutes later I had this simple unisex card design on hand. 


These balloons images are just the cutest! I used two shades of yellow ink and stamped them repeatedly on a white A2 card. I overlapped some of them and tried to make it look like they were floating in the air. 


For my sentiment I used the Everyday Labels set and stamped Happy Birthday in black, cut out with my scissors leaving a small white border and adhered those onto my card using foam adhesive. 


To tie the black sentiment with the rest of the card I also stamped several black starts and various sizes. As a one final touch I adhered several sequins. 

You can easily turn this into a girly card by stamping balloons ink pink or a boy card by stamping them in blue. Here's a link to another Birthday Card I shared on Neat & Tangled blog several month ago using the same balloons. 


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One Layer Card Idea from May

Hi there!! It's May here! Today I'd like to share one layer cards that I made inspired by the shamrock, a traditional symbol of St. Patrick's Day.




I used 4 different size of heart stamps to create my own flower image from Jumpstart My Heart, Photo Booth, and Falling Hearts. I started by stamping the larger heart image 4 times, then I moved on stamping smaller hearts to give my flower more depth in different colors. Next, I stamped the tiny heart here and there to fill in the gap. After that, I finished off the card with the sentiment from Kindness Matters



I made another card using same theme but different colors. Which card do you like the most? Green or pink? Well, that’s all I have today. Hope you loved my cards and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by! Happy crafting!
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Noticed By Neat and Tangled

Time for another Noticed By post! 

Ladies, please proudly display this badge if you've been noticed by Neat and Tangled!
Thank you all so much for using Neat and Tangled for your projects! Nothing makes me happier than seeing all of your amazing creations!

Watercolor is all the rage right now, and I love what Samantha did with Origami Map and Everyday Labels!

It's been so cold here lately, this card by An'Jenic using Warm Wishes makes me feel warm and fuzzy :)
This card by Shelly using Little Bear is so sweet!
And this card using Paper Cut Flowers by Helen is stunning! 
This card by Heather made me stop! Love how she used our Stop and Go set!

And I know Valentine's Day has passed, but I couldn't go without sharing this sweet card from Latisha using Be My Valentine!

If you use Neat and Tangled and would like to be noticed make sure to play along with our Little Tangles challenges, add cards to our Flickr group, or share on our Facebook page!

xo
Danielle
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Neat & Tangled/Cosmo Cricket Collaboration Winner

Hey everyone, just popping in to share the winner from our collaboration this week.

Our winning comment was from Day 1, Comment 17 which belongs to.....

Cheryl L.!

Congratulations Cheryl, please send your address to dtcoordinator@neatandtangled.com.

Another huge thanks to Cosmo Cricket, we so enjoyed using these papers.  Keep your eyes open, because they will be showing up in stores very soon.
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Neat & Tangled/Cosmo Cricket Collaboration Week - Day 5

I can't believe it's the last day of our Cosmo Cricket collaboration week!

Each day this week, two of our designers will be showcasing projects made with Neat & Tangled stamps and Cosmo Cricket's new Just Add Watercolor line.  Be sure to head over to the Cosmo Cricket blog to check out Julie's post from Monday and leave a comment.  She'll draw a winner for a $25 gift certificate to Neat & Tangled.  Of course you'll also want to leave comments here.  One lucky winner will be drawn from all the comments received this week to receive a 12" Watercolor Paper Deck.  Get your comments in because we'll announce a winner over the weekend.


Mayuri and Rachel are finishing the week up for us.

Hey there, Mayuri here to share a couple of cards for the collaboration with Cosmo Cricket and their absolutely amazing Just Add Watercolor line of paper. I made two cards, each using a different watercolouring technique - here’s the first, using Distress Inks:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Distress Inks.


I trimmed down a piece of the watercolour paper to slightly smaller than my card front and used one of my favourite Distress Ink Techniques. I smushed down a few inks straight onto a craft mat, spritzed with water and laid the panel into the inky puddles. I heat set and repeated until I got the desired effect.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Distress Inks.


On a piece of vellum, I stamped My Favorite with Versamark Ink, sprinkled with WOW Metallic Gold Rich Pale embossing power and heat embossed. This piece was adhered to the watercolour panel before foam mounting to a white card base. To finish, I added some sequins. For my second card, I used my Gansai Tambi Watercolour Paint set:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Gansai Tambi Watercolours.


I used the A Lot To Say die to die-cut a panel out of the watercolour paper and spritzed with water. Then I picked up various colours from the paint set with a brush and started adding colour randomly, allowing the water to do most of the work.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled collaboration with Cosmo Cricket. Gansai Tambi Watercolours.

I heat set the speech bubble die-cut and stamped a sentiment from All My Heart with black dye ink. Using Simon Says Stamp Fog ink, I stamped the Punchinella background at a slight angle onto a white card base - this is just the right shade of grey to offset against the colourful die-cut piece, which was foam mounted to the card front. Again, I finished with a few sequins.

Hey! It's Rachel, thanks so much for stopping by today to check out these Cosmo Cricket + Neat & Tangled projects. This week has been amazing, right? The Just Add Water line is amazing for all of us watercolor fanatics - it was so much fun to work with.

For my cards, I chose one of the floral designs and did some very basic watercoloring. The paper is so forgiving - I was using my 3 year old's watercolors and still got good results! I went with a pastel palette - not my typical choice, but fun to push your boundaries, right?



I started by watercoloring the entire sheet of paper and then die cut the chevron pattern, adhering the outline cut to a kraft card base.  I then cut a rectangle from vellum and head embossed the sentiment and hearts from Kindness Matters, before stitching it all in place.  I finished off the card with a sprinkling of sequins, but wanted to keep things really simple!

I had to come up with something for the scraps as well - so I did some simple circle punching for this next card. 


The sentiment is from Paper Cut Flowers - it is getting a lot of the ink in my craft room!  I finished this card off with some washi tape and gold enamel dots.  Again, nothing too complicated here - wanted to let that gorgeous paper take the spotlight!

Thanks for all the wonderful comments this week, we really enjoyed working with Cosmo Cricket and want to send them a huge thanks for the beautiful products that they shared with us!  We'll be closing comments this evening and announcing a winner over the weekend, so make sure you check out all the posts from this week.
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Neat & Tangled/Cosmo Cricket Collaboration Week - Day 4

Hey everyone!  It's Day 4 of our Cosmo Cricket collaboration week!

Each day this week, two of our designers will be showcasing projects made with Neat & Tangled stamps and Cosmo Cricket's new Just Add Watercolor line.  Be sure to head over to the Cosmo Cricket blog to check out Julie's post from Monday and leave a comment.  She'll draw a winner for a $25 gift certificate to Neat & Tangled.  Of course you'll also want to leave comments here.  At the end of the week one lucky winner will be drawn to receive a 12" Watercolor Paper Deck.


Emily and Taheerah are sharing today.  First up, we have Emily:


I choose a 4x6-inch image of  gold blossoms as my feature piece. I cut off the arrows from the My Favorite sentiment stamp, heat embossed it in red and then used three different colours of Gansai paints to watercolor the panel.


I clear embossed Falling Hearts on a piece of vellum and die cut it with the speech bubble from Turkey Talk Dies. The scalloped glimmer red cardstock was created with the turkey die from the same set of dies! I sandwiched all the embellishments between some patterned paper, stitched it on to my card and added some enamel triangles to finish.


Hi everyone, Taheerah here! Wow, what a great week of fantastic projects!! These Just Add Watercolor products are amazing and turn you into an artist at the flick of a brush!


I played with one of the pieces from the 8"x8" paper pad, waercolouring it with Distress Inks. So easy to create your own artwork in minutes!


After I heat set the watercolour I die-cut it using the A Lot To Say die, then added a sentiment from Gifts For You before adding it to my white card base, complete with some splatter to carry own the watercolour look! Isn't that flower beautiful?!

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out Julie's post at the Cosmo Cricket blog and we'll see you back here tomorrow.
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Neat & Tangled/Cosmo Cricket Collaboration Week - Day 3

Hey everyone!  We're already halfway through our Cosmo Cricket collaboration week!

Each day this week, two of our designers will be showcasing projects made with Neat & Tangled stamps and Cosmo Cricket's new Just Add Watercolor line.  Be sure to head over to the Cosmo Cricket blog to check out Julie's post from Monday and leave a comment.  She'll draw a winner for a $25 gift certificate to Neat & Tangled.  Of course you'll also want to leave comments here.  At the end of the week one lucky winner will be drawn to receive a 12" Watercolor Paper Deck.


Today May and Yana are sharing their projects.

Hello, it's May here sharing a few cards that I made using the 6x6 Just Add Water Color paper pad. 


For my first project, I watercolored my embossed panel with various colors of Distress Inks. Then I finished off the card with the sentiment from Across the Card.


Since I wasn't satisfied with my watercolored card, I tried some blending technique to create a background using springy colors for my second project. Then I stamped the sentiment from Paper Cut Flowers. It was easier than first one, but I'm not sure if I like my one-layer cards or not. What do you think? By the way, the Just Add Water Paper Pad from Cosmo Cricket is absoultely amazing. Hope you have a chance to give it a try. 

Hi everyone! Yana is here and I'm dying to share my new card made using the fabulous Cosmo Cricket goodies. I have to say, I am a bit intimidated by watercolor. I am always afraid to ruin my project and I try to stay away from any actual watercolor painting.

But when I was the new Cosmo Cricket Just Add Watercolor line I knew this was "my thing". Easy and simple!


To create this card I started small - I painted a heart on a small resist square and revealed the You & Me sentiment. I also created a fun background using the Tiny Triangles die - I used the negative die cut triangles and arranged them into a pattern. I used several colors of cardstock including gold to match the printed sentiment on my watercolored panel.

I also heat embossed several birds using stamps from the My Heart Sings set and that finished my project!



I encourage you to give the Just Add Watercolor line a try - I'm sure you will love it just as much as I do!

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out Julie's post at the Cosmo Cricket blog and we'll see you back here tomorrow.
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Neat & Tangled/Cosmo Cricket Collaboration Week - Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our Cosmo Cricket collaboration.

Each day this week, two of our designers will be showcasing projects made with Neat & Tangled stamps and Cosmo Cricket's new Just Add Watercolor line.  Be sure to head over to the Cosmo Cricket blog to check out Julie's post from Monday and leave a comment.  She'll draw a winner for a $25 gift certificate to Neat & Tangled.  Of course you'll also want to leave comments here.  At the end of the week one lucky winner will be drawn to receive a 12" Watercolor Paper Deck.


Today we have Amy and Miriam sharing their projects.

Hello, it's Amy sharing a shaker card that I made combining Neat & Tangled along with the fabulous Just Add Watercolor paper from Cosmo Cricket:


Shaker cards are always such a challenge to photog!  

Isn't the botanical watercolor paper gorgeous?  I used a bloom from the new Paper Cut Flowers set.  Heat embossing the image on vellum doesn't take away from the overall design.  The center design on the bloom has been colored with a copic marker.

I used the A Lot to Say Nice and Neat die for my shaker window.


My sequin mixture consists of:  Crystal ClearFlat Matte Gold, and Ocean Breeze Satin 

I used a different panel for the interior.  This one has the glorious gold accents and a faint geometric bloom.  I very lightly swooshed green paint on parts of the panel.  I stamped the sentiment from the Kindness Matters set on a strip of vellum.  


I love using vellum to still let the paper shine.

Hi everyone!  It's Miriam, and I had so much fun with this team up I couldn't stop at just one card!  I was working with the 12x12 paper deck (the one you could win this week!) which consists of both full 12x12 prints as well as several pages of cut apart tags/panels in varying sizes.



The top and bottom strips of this first card were created using one of the cut apart sheets.  I used Kuretake Gansai watercolors on all my projects today, and used a couple shades of blue and pink to create the pattern.

For the main panel I masked off the So Very Blessed sentiment and stamped it with dye ink, then stamped over top with Versamark and clear embossed.  Using a not too wet brush and just a touch of soft blue, I added a wash over the sentiment.

Then I added a couple of torn pieces of vellum beneath each of the watercolor patterned pieces to soften them and stitched them down.



For the next card I wanted to see if you could emboss over the embossed patterns.  Happily, you can! I embossed the sentiment, on one of the 4x4 cut apart pieces and added some watercoloring and then let it dry.  The secondary sentiments were embossed in gold and popped up.



Finally, I had to pull out Origami Map since it lends itself so well to watercoloring.  For the background I chose one of the 12x12 patterns and added a rainbow of watercolors to it.  Then I stamped/embossed/die cut the Origami Map and added rainbow watercoloring in the reverse direction.



I layered the map over a black die cut and popped the entire piece up as well as the sentiment.



These were so fun to make.  Playing with that Cosmo Cricket watercolor pad was addicting, don't be surprised if you see some more of these cards from me!

Neat & Tangled Supplies Used:
Origami Map
Origami Map Die
All My Heart
So Very Blessed

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to check out Julie's post at the Cosmo Cricket blog and we'll see you back here tomorrow.
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