Neat & Tangled Release Week – Day 4

Another amazing day with new Neat & Tangled products. Today’s stamp set is a favorite of mine & I’m sure it will be getting a lot of love in my craft room – Handstitched. This adorable set comes with matching dies and has such a nice collection of images and sentiments.

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I decided to make a super simple notecard set using the images – I had my mom in mind when I created these as she is an avid quilter. I kept it simple to let the sweet, stitched images shine. The cards are 3 3/4″ square.

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So, there you go – super simple, super quick and shows off the gorgeous stitched florals perfectly! I can’t wait to play more with this set. Make sure to head over the Neat & Tangled blog to check out all the design team projects and comment for your chance to win this set! Don’t forget, all of the new stamps are available to purchase tomorrow on the Neat & Tangled website! Yay! Happy Thursday!

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Birthday Balloons

Hey friends. A super quick post today! I finally caved and ordered the entire collection of WPlus9 inks - and I am not regretting it. They are gorgeous! The ink stamps beautifully and the colors are pretty unusual – definitely fills some holes in my collection (which is hard to believe I had any considering how many ink pads I have!). I usually stick with a color scheme but I just went for it on this card – I wanted to try them all!

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This card is for the Little Tangles Happy Birthday challenge - I used Just for You and Everyday Labels. 
Thanks for stopping by & have a great Wednesday.

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Stitched Thanks

Hey friends!

So, I am in the middle of a very busy week. We are heading off on Sunday for a 2 week trip to see my in-laws & I have laundry coming out my ears! I am also in the middle of a blog re-design, which is actually tons of work, but lots of fun. I am participating in Alt for Everyone – a really inspiring conference about blogging and social media. I am hoping to introduce some new content here at some point – nothing drastic, but consider yourself warned :-)

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Anyway, back to the regular programming – a card (shocker!). I saw the Peach & Mint challenge over at Little Tangles and knew I wanted to play along – this is one of my all time favorite color combinations. I used You + Me to create the flower and added stitching lines through the center to give the appearance of veins in the petals. I stamped the circle from Everyday Circles and used foam adhesive to get some dimension on this otherwise flat card. I originally left it there, but after looking at it a few times, decided it needed something more – the narrow strips of washi tape did just the job,

Thanks for stopping by today. I will be popping in a few times over my holiday, but it will probably be a little quieter than usual!

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You Are Awesome

Yes, I mean you :-)

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I made this card for the challenge over at the Little Tangles to use masking. I cut a large ampersand from my Silhouette and temporarily adhered it to my card base. Next, with some bold Mister Huey’s, I spritzed away to create a dramatic background. I clustered some stamped elements and embellishments on the bottom left side (doing a lot of this layout lately!). I stamped the greeting from Neat & Tangled’s You + Me set. I use this sentiment all the time – I love it.

I think this card works well for a guy – what do you think?

Ok, thats all for me – lots to do during Jacob’s nap time today! Have a great Thursday!

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Back to reality

So, after a whirlwind, amazing weekend in London, it is back to reality here in snowy Zurich. I had such a great time shopping & seeing friends. And, it is amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t have a 2 year old with you! I was so efficient!

Anyway. I’m back today sharing a quick card, inspired by the sketch over at the Case this Sketch challenge. I recently received this adorable stamp set from Neat & Tangled as a challenge prize – I adore the font. I paired it with some Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste goodies for a super simple card.

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Thanks so much for stopping by & have a great day!

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Gold Goodness

Hey friends.

If you’re looking for Day 10 of 12 Days of Holiday Projects, click here.

I have a non-holiday card to share today. I recently bought some new Neat & Tangled stamp sets & saw they have a challenge using gold & white. I also love the sketch over at Case this Sketch. Not sure about my card, but thought I’d share it anyway.

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It is a little hard to tell in the picture, but the triangle panel is actually dry embossed with gold ink – I have never done this, but it was surprisingly easy! Like the effect – a little like letterpress, but less work. To get the gold frame I used a gold sharpie pen and traced inside the largest Lil Inker stitched rectangle die – a few places aren’t perfect, but I’m *trying* to be ok with that!

Thanks for stopping by today – really appreciate it!

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