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!

Wilna’s Blog:
Digital Art Shop:

Design Team Reunion: Taheerah Atchia

Hey everyone! It's Taheerah here and I'm so excited to be back on the Neat & Tangled blog to help celebrate their 5th birthday! The time I spent on the Design Team were some of my fondest and I am so proud of Danielle and all she has accomplished! Neat & Tangled will always be close to my heart and one of my favourite companies!

I wanted to make a card that captured the party cake vibe, and the sprinkles on the All The Sprinkles stamp were perfect for that!
I repeatedly stamped the sprinkles onto my card front in different colours to create a fun background! I was going for the look of white icing with loads of different coloured sprinkles on top - I'm guessing I hit the mark as I'm getting hungry just looking at it, ha!
The accompanying sentiment from the Hooray stamp set doesn't have to just be a companion! I let it take centre stage and love the finished look!
Thanks so much for getting the band back together to help you celebrate, Danielle! Happy Birthday Neat & Tangled - and here's to many more!


Design Team Reunion: Anna Kossakovskaya

Hello friends! Anna Kossakovskaya is here today with you and I am so excited to share with you this post today. I was honored to be invited to Neat & Tangled Reunion month, when all old design team members gather together again! I started to work with Neat & Tangled and Danielle three years ago - the summer of 2014. Three years have been passed! Time flies really fast! It was one of my first design teams of such level - to work with the manufacture! Isn't it a dream? 

It was a great time working with amazing and unique style and stamp designs. And I am so happy to be back again, even only for one post! And I prepared two new cards for you today, that combine my favorite Neat & Tangled products.

For the first card I played with All The Sprinkles stamp set and multi layered resist technique. And for the sentiment I added 'Hooray' layered word I die cut with Hooray Word die. I started with embossing the stamp with the clear powder and then sponged the background with Worn Lipstick distress ink.

When the ink has dried I repeated the first two steps - the embossing with the clear powder and the sponging with the same ink color (but added more color this time). And then repeated it again the third time. And the last step was to add two strips of the vellum, the sentiment and few sequins from Like Magic Sequin Mix. I really adore this mix! The sequins can change the color a little, the real magic!

For the second card I used Hooray Word die again together with my most favorite N&T stamp set ever - Origami Map! I stamped the map on the white front panel and colored some segments with the pink and light blue colors. Then I die cut the 'hooray' word (the bottom layer) and added some foam. And on the top of the foam I adhered the layer with the stamped map and top black layer. So this word really pop!

Also I stamped the additional small sentiment and added again the sequins from Like Magic Sequin Mix. I like how they perfectly fits here.

Have a good day!
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