Dam I Love You With Debby

Hello, it's Debby here today. Oh my word, how cute are these guys from the Beavers Eh set?! The set has a variety of fun images and a few tremendous punny sentiments too. 

I picked out two of the images from the Beavers Eh set to pair together for a Valentine's card. I stamped them in Intense Black ink and coloured with a combination of Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and Copic markers. I added white gel pen and sparkle pen details and then die cut with the matching dies

For the background, I lightly blended Lake Shores ink through the Nesting Hexagons stencil on a panel of white card. I stamped the sentiment in a combination of Teeny Bikini and Versafine Onyx Black ink, added the panel to a Fog card base and then added the cute beavers with foam adhesive. Finally, I accented with a few Pretty In Pink sequins. 

Thanks for joining me today and I'll see you next time!

4 easy card ideas with January Release + Arteza Markes

Hello Everyone, It's Bibi here. How are you doing? Despite being from Colombia - Soutamerica I'm living in the north of Scotland and Jesus is very cool here!  so I warm my days crafting and today I want to share 4 easy card ideas using products from the Neat and Tangled  January - 2018 release here.

I'm  sharing a video to show you the products in flesh and some tips about colouring with the new Arteza Real Brush Pens.  In the video, I'm also sharing some of my first thoughts about these markers and how easy could be to create fun and cute cards with Neat and Tangled.

Introducing our January Guest Designer - Jessica Frost-Ballas

Happy Friday!  We're thrilled to be introducing you to our first guest designer of the year, Jessica Frost-Ballas!  Jessica is a talented cardmaker who does it all.  Her cards are full of color, sparkle, a bit of whimsy and technique.  We know you're going to love what you see this month!  Here's a bit more about Jessica:

Hi Jess here and I’m so excited to be guesting here at Neat and Tangled this month! For those who may not know me, my name is Jessica and I blog over at All the Sparkle! I live in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with my incredibly supportive husband, two senior shelties, a crazy tortoiseshell cat, and a senior dutch bunny. I am a professional musician by day and a papercrafter by night (or really early morning)! I enjoy creating cards for my friends and family and I can often be found coloring a couple images or embossing a sentiment in-between lessons and gigs! I love experimenting with new techniques and mediums and I usually can’t resist adding a little extra sparkle to all of my cards and projects! I'm really excited to share my projects with you this month and many thanks to Danielle for the invitation!!

Recently I’ve been playing with alcohol inks and thought they’d make a pretty background for my first card. I started by blending flamingo, watermelon, raspberry, and wild plum alcohol inks onto yupo paper and let it dry before trimming it down to a 4” by 5.25.” I stamped the sentiment from Bloom onto the paper with versamark and heat-embossed it with gold tinsel embossing powder. Then I stamped the floral embellishment from the same set twice onto vellum and heat-embossed it with the same embossing powder. I used the coordinating die to die-cut the vellum florals and then adhered it to the alcohol inked background with vellum adhesive.

I used some scraps leftover from my alcohol inked background to stamp some of the individual flowers from the set and heat-embossed them with gold tinsel embossing powder. I die-cut them with the coordinating dies and then popped them up on the card panel with foam mounting tape. I also added a sprinkling of Pretty in Pink sequins for a little sparkle and finally finished the card by adhering the panel to a gold glitter card base.

And that’s it for today! Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!

Interactive Maze Card | VIDEO | Natalie Elphinstone

Who else saw the Maze Die from the latest release and thought it would make an awesome slider card? That was my first instinct - I just wasn't sure how to make it a reality to begin with. But with a little bit of happy fiddling and playing around with ideas I came up with a version that will work.

I say 'a version' because I imagine there are plenty of ways to do this, and probably more professional ways than what I'm going to show you. LOL! But it does work, and I love that I can now get my little mice to move around the maze as though they were chasing each other, or looking for one another.

I especially love that when these mice (from the Schoolhouse stamp set) finally find one another it looks as though they're giving each other a High Five! It's a bit of a fun interactive spin on a Valentine's Day card don't you think?

My video today will take you through all the steps necessary to make this card interactive and you'll have those mice sliding all over the place before you know it!


Supplies Used: 

Neat and Tangled Maze Die
Neat and Tangled A-Mazing Stamp Set
Neat and Tangled Schoolhouse Stamp Set

Copic Marker Tutorial : How to Color a Red Dress and Create Pleats

Hi everyone! I'm Mindy from My Creative Scoop and I'm super excited to share that I'll be starting a new Coloring Series with Neat and Tangled. So, once a month I'll be sharing some Copic Marker techniques and share with you how I color.
I'm going to be coloring this adorable little girl from the Better Together Stamp Set. Even though I didn't cut my images out there is a Better Together Nice and Neat Die Set, I stamped my image on Copic Xpress it Blending Card using Memento Black Ink. Take a look at my favorite Copic Must have products!
 Here's a list of Copic Markers I used:
  • Skin - E000, E11, E13, R30, R32
  • Hair - E30, E31, E33, E37, W5
  • Boots and Puppy - N1, N3, N5, N7, N9
  • Ground - E30, E31, E33, E0000
  • Dress - R35, R39, N5, N3, N1, C00
Check out the video on how I colored her dress and follow along if you have this set!


I really hope you enjoyed my video today. If there is anything particular you'd like me to do for a tutorial leave me a suggestion in the comments.
 Make sure you're subscribed to Neat and Tangled's YouTube Channel so you don't miss it. If you would like more Copic Marker tips and Tutorials make sure you stop by my site, My Creative Scoop and check out all of my tutorials. 
Be sure to check out Neat and Tangled's newest release, too! These cuties are simply a MUST!
Have fun shopping!
I'll be back next month.
♥ Mindy

Noticed by Neat & Tangled - the Instagram Edition

Hey everyone!  We haven't done a Noticed post in a while, but that certainly isn't indicative of the projects you guys share with us, it's just been BUSY!

But we really wanted give a shout out today to some of you today.  These projects were all tagged with #neatandtangled over on Instagram, and we love them!  Take a look (click on the link to go to the individual's blog post).

We just love the combination of colors and papers and textures here.  Gemma actually created several versions of this card and they are all lovely!  Features our Balloon Duo Stencil and Hooray Dies.

Ekaterina created the perfect birthday card.  Fantastic coloring with a bright and festive background, what's not to love here?  Featuring our Big Top Birthday set.

Margaretha's card tells the sweetest story.  She used the bird stickers perfectly to show a package delivery, we love the stamp on our Open Box die which is filled with sequins!  

Cathy's card is just delightful!  We're smitten with the colors and the perfect inking and coloring, look at the great texture on the Yeti!  Features our Get Yeti set and Rice Paddies stencil.

Our Truck Die can hold lots of things, but Tara's inspiration to fill it with a tiny bottle of gin is just too fun and festive!  

Congrats ladies!  Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!  Feel free to grab the badge below and display it proudly.  

I believe in you with Elena

Hi there!

I have a fun little card to share using the new Beavers Eh stamp set:


I stamped and colored the beaver sitting on his log, waving a sweet hello with his giant buck-teeth.

The card design is a uncomplicated one: I cut a Scalloped rectangle, and sponged some inks (both Lawn Fawn: Mermaid for the sky and Doe for the ground.) I then splattered white ink onto the sky and a darker brown ink onto the ground.

Beneath the log, I used a copic marker and a heavy hand to add a shadow. All of the flecks of ink and marker shadowing add depth and interest to this otherwise simple card.

The sentiment, from A-mazing, was the perfect companion to the waving beaver. I love so many of the greetings in that little set. The font is straightforward and would work with so many card designs. I think it's a must-have.

A bit of patterned paper attached to the card-base, and a threading of plain twine finished off the card.


Beside the beaver, I placed his bird-friend, who woke up with a cute case of bed-head. The little feathers on top of his head make him extra adorable!

I hope you've enjoyed my card for today, and thanks for stopping by!

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