Design Team Reunion: Emily Leiphart

Hi, everyone! It's been a while since I last blogged but when Danielle asked me to join the Neat & Tangled design team reunion, I couldn't refuse! I spent two amazing years working for Danielle and loved the products she designed, along with Miriam Prantner and Elena Roussakis, so I fittingly used products designed by all three super talented ladies on my trio of cards today.

First, I stamped, watercoloured and die cut the cute little monkey and birthday hat from Wild Ones. While those dried, I used the Balloon Duo Stencil to create backgrounds for the monkeys. I splattered the balloons with shimmer spray and set the panels aside to dry.

Next, I split a sentiment from Happiest Birthday, another Neat & Tangled anniversary set, as well as Journaling Numbers dies to create the custom sentiments. The 'th' is from the sentiment 'throw kindness around like confetti', which I masked and stamped next to the number six.

The glittery numbers were adhered to fun foam to make them pop and my Xyron sticker maker made it very easy to attach the layers together and to the panel itself.

To finish, I cut out coordinating patterned paper panels from a retired paper pad and adhered them to the card base before attaching the stencilled panels asymmetrically.

In the close-up photos below, you can see the effect of the shimmer spray on the balloons. The shimmer acts the same way water does on distress inks, except it leaves shimmer behind which I love!

All images and sentiments were stamped with Versafine pigment ink and clear embossed for added visual interest and easy colouring.

I have three neighbours turning six in the next couple of weeks and, luckily, I had the perfect products for the upcoming celebrations! ;) It's been a pleasure being back on the Neat & Tangled blog for the reunion and I hope you enjoyed today's inspiration.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Design Team Reunion: Pamela Ho

Good morning everyone! This is Pamela here and I'm so excited to be participating in this huge celebration for Neat & Tangled! Danielle was so generous (and daring!) to bring me onboard for their design team, and I debuted my first stamp design here as well! I have a fun and simple card to share with you today. Afterall, my signature design was "simple" back in the good ol' days!

  N&T - 5th Birthday - 1
I stamped the adorable little turtle from Wild Ones and paired it with the sentiment from Hooray. Gotta love Danielle's bold sentiments! N&T - 5th Birthday - 2
And of course, it's not a celebration without sequins! I sprinkled the Like Magic Sequin Mix around the little turtle for a true birthday celebration! Thanks for stopping by!

Design Team Reunion: Heather Hoffman

Good morning! Heather Hoffman here - and I'm super excited to be guesting on the Neat and Tangled blog today to help celebrate Neat and Tangled's 5th Birthday! I spent a brief bit of time on the N & T Design Team a few years back, and also spent a year on the Little Tangles Design Team - so many fond memories, and love watching each new release come out.

I actually have TWO cards to share with you today - and in the past week I've even shared a couple more if you want to check them out!

I just can't get enough of the darling giraffe from the new Wild Ones stamp set - and it pairs so perfectly on this card with the previously released Floral Heart! I colored them both up with Copics and die cut each one with their coordinating dies.

I added a strip of pattern paper on the bottom of my card base, and blended some distress ink across the top - splattering with water and white paint for texture. Mounted the wreath and giraffe with foam adhesive, and stamped a sentiment from Kindness Matters (I'm pretty sure it was my first ever Neat and Tangled set - and I still have it, obviously, because it is still so relevant!)

Next up, I had played a little with the new Open Box Die - but when I saw what Miriam Prantner's - the die designer - created HERE, I knew just what I wanted to make with it! 

I die cut it from kraft paper, layered some pattern paper, and heat embossed a sentiment from Out of the Box on a strip of black cardstock. Then...I tucked something inside and tied it closed!

Untie the string...

...and TADA!!! Isn't this a perfect way to tuck a little cash inside as a gift?

If you are wondering about anything I used on these cards, you can find links to them all below! Thanks so much for stopping by today - and CONGRATULATIONS and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Neat and Tangled!!! 

Design Team Reunion: Francine Vuilleme

Hi everyone! Francine Vuillème here! I’m so excited to join the birthday celebration and the design team reunion! What a wonderful idea! I was a DT member in 2016 and I still remember how happy and excited I was to join the team! 

Thanks so much Danielle for having me for this celebration and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are such a kind and beautiful woman (inside and out). I’m proud to be part of the N&T family and I’m honored to guest for you today! Good luck for the next years of this fabulous crafty adventure! 

For this event, I created this card:

I used the pirate set called Yo Ho Ho. I love all characters in this set and I thought the flag would be perfect for a birthday sentiment. I masked the pirate skull on the flag and I then stamped the Happy Birthday text that I found in the Beach Day set. I colored the pirate and cut him out with scissors. I added jeans texture to the pants using a piece of fabric. I sponged the front panel of a top-folded card base with yellow Distress ink using a blending tool. I adhered the image with foam pads to the card base as well as a sandy hill that I die cut from Kraft cardstock. I glued tiny stars and sequins here and there for a festive look. To finish off my card, I added Wink of Stella clear shimmer over the rainbow sweater. 
I hope you enjoyed this project! Have wonderful day and happy crafting!


Design Team Reunion: Jocelyn Olson

Hi everyone! When Danielle asked me to join the Neat & Tangled DT reunion, I had to come out of blog retirement to join the fun. I loved my time on Neat & Tangled! Danielle is such a talented, sweet, and thoughtful person. Last month, Miriam Prantner and I got together, and Danielle sent stamps and dies with her to give to me. Even though I haven't been sharing projects on social media, Danielle sent them anyway--just because. She is a generous and kind person...the kind of stamp company owner I love to support. :)

In the spirit of fall and thankfulness, I decided to make a fall-themed card:

The patterned paper is graphic, and I wanted to play off of the angles. I die-cut the Maple Thanks die twice out of white woodgrain cardstock. These dies are gorgeous! They cut nicely (no hanging chads), but the die-cuts are delicate. Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Maple Thanks stamp set.

I finished the card with some Like Magic sequins. The sequins look clear, but they also have a cool iridescence. They add just a little shine to a card, as you can see below:

I hope the card puts you in the mood for fall. :) Thanks again to Danielle for having me today! Have a great day!

Design Team Reunion: Mary Dawn Quirindongo

Hi! It's Mary Dawn and I'm so happy to take my turn to help Danielle celebrate 5 years of Neat & Tangled. I was a member of her first design team and I remember how excited I was when she invited me to join the team. Danielle is one of my favorite humans and I'm so proud of her and of Neat & Tangled.

 I've used the Balloon Duo stencilsand Hooray Word Dies from the new release and an old favorite, Ink Splash, to create my cards for today!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Square Thoughts with August Guest Designer Wilna Furstenberg

Hi friends!  It's Friday and our August Guest Designer Wilna Furstenberg is sharing her first project for the month.  She's highlighting our Square Thoughts set this week, and we're loving how seamlessly she incorporates stamping/dies in her layouts.  Here's Wilna with all the details:

I am so happy and thankful that I got to work with the beautiful Neat & Tangled Square Thoughts stamp set. I picked this set because I love text and for the beauty of the simplicity of the words. As simple as that!

I embossed the speech bubble (square) and the little shapes with gold embossing powder and used the matching dies to “cut” them out. 

For the background I stenciled with Light Molding Paste and painted over it with watercolors for a very simple background. I used one of my own illustrations as an embellishment. 

Watch the 12 minute video where I chat about my process a little bit and where I show you how simple and easy a mixed media background is to make. 

Next Friday, I will show you another page with the same idea but a different twist.

Thanks for watching!

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