Thursday, August 8, 2013

[Birthday Bash] Party Decos as Easy as One-Two-Three

Hello again! We are back with a special post from one the most enthusiastic Neat & Tangled supporters that I know.

Birthday Bash Q&A
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Happy Birthday, or rather Birthmonth! What a wonderful idea to celebrate all month long, and to share inspiration with us! My answer to your question: suggestions for 'must have' sets for those of us new to card-making, and who are looking for as much versatility as possible! Thanks for asking - and especially, for investing time, energy and creativity for this 'party'!

Barb Murphy is up today with her take on the question:

"I think that One the Strip 2 and Just Thinking of You are the perfect starter sets. With a few different colors of inks you can save money by creating your own woodgrain, polka dot and plaid patterns (to mention just a few). Thinking of You has that medium scale bubble/cloud and a pretty script sentiment which can be fun or elegant. It's perfect for every occasion when paired with a note on the inside..."thinking of you" on your birthday, graduation, retirement, anniversary..."thinking of you" during this difficult time, as you heal, and your loved ones."

Isn't our Barb a smart one? I couldn't agree more with these wise words. While you go mull over what Barb said, let's get to our guest designer post. Today we have the uber-talented Virginia Lu here. She's been a Guest Designer for Neat & Tangled, and a faithful supporter since Day 1. We also see her stopping by our Little Tangles blog very often and leaving us sweet comments. We love you, Virginia. Check out her jaw-dropping creations...

Part 1: birthday cards
Alcohol inks + vellum+ gold embossed flowers

Part 2: Party invites
Stamping + white embossing +sequins +gold embossed flowers (small)

Part 3: Party utensil holder
Stamp 4 houses in a row and white-emboss, score at 4 1/2” , Stamp Little Tangle for the borders on top, trim and assemble

tip: for the inside of the holder, simply use a Styrofoam bowl to keep the utensils in place

Here is the entire project

Hugs, Virginia Lu

What do you think of this amazing card? Virginia, I adore your color palette. It's pretty amazing. And how about Virginia's utensil holder? Yeah, my jaw is still wide open. And I love how she repurposed the house and added a cute little grass trim. Those flowers? Words don't describe...I would love to see a tutorial on those. Who's with me? "Tu-to-rial, Tu-to-Rial, Tu-To-Rial!" Hoping the masses will chant with me, so that Virginia's will put one up ;)

We have a few challenges open, so check the side bar. It's not too late to enter, and each of them has a few fabulous prizes. Who doesn't want free sequins, a $5 gift card, or a Guest Design Spot?

That's a wrap. Come back tomorrow to meet our next guest designer. Can you guess who it is? Hint: she will be around a lot more to provide you with amazing Neat & Tangled inspirations. I'm feeling generous, so how about a free pack of sequins to any correct guesses? Ta for now.


  1. wow wee totally fabulous post.. love all these amazing party ideas.. thanks for sharing..

  2. FABULOUS inspirations from Virginia!!!
    Would the next guest be Heather???

  3. Wow love these part ideas! I would LOVE a tutorial on making the flowers, too!

    Next guest designer, hmmm, I was thinking Heather since she will be around a while. :)

    ~Hugs, Saundra :)

  4. What a great 'first stop' on my daily blog check-ins! Such inspiration, beginning with Barb's suggestions for 'starter stamps' for those of us who are newcomers to card-making, as well as those who are already well-versed! On the Strip looks fabulously versatile; Thinking of You looks fabulously sweet! Virginia's projects: AWESOME X 1000 inspiration! Those flowers, especially = swoon!! Yes, indeed, loving, loving and loving this celebration Birthmonth!!

  5. Wow, fab creations from Virginia, and great suggestions from Barb!

  6. Definitely jaw dropping, gorgeous creations!

  7. Virginia totally knocked it out of the park, what fantastic creations! Especially loving that Party Dots card!

  8. Tutorial!!! Love V's stuff, she always knocks my socks off. I have no idea who will be around tomorrow. How about Heather Campbell or Jennifer McGuire?

  9. Oh I wish I knew who the GD is since those sequins are fab! Love Virginia's party ensemble from the colors to the awesome designs!

  10. What a super fun week! What GORGEOUS creations Virginia!!! LOVE them!!!

  11. Fabulous set Vieginia! love those flowers and the card is so festive! TFS

  12. Virginia certainly hit it out of the park with this party set ... wonderful!!

  13. Wow wow wow, Virginia! The soft Fresh Blooms card is amazing! Amazing. The invite and silverware box are equally fun!

  14. Wowzers Virginia - those blooms are absolutely gorgeous!