Monday, August 26, 2013

[Birthday Bash] Birthday Sunbursts & Ink Splash Fun

Happy Monday, everyone! I have one of the most upbeat, positive people to help us get over the slow Monday start. So stay tuned to see her contribution.

This is also the last week of our Birthday Bash, so we're going to make sure we go out with a blast, right? So no fears, we won't be slowing it down. In fact, we'll have even more surprises along the way for you :) I wanted to revisit some of the comments from Day 2, when I asked what you were looking for...

Birthday Q&A Part I
I'd love to see some sneaks of new stuff coming to N&T. :)
More sneaks of upcoming N&T stamps coming in the near future please.
More sneak peeks please

The people have spoken, so we will deliver! We have five sneak peeks, one for each stamp set that will be released in September. So look for our "Sneak Peek N&T September Release" heading where a cute little sneaky peek will be made available for your eyes to feast on.

Sneak Peek No. 1
September Neat & Tangled will be on Sept 9 - Sept 13. Can you guess what this one is all about? ;)

Cute stuff, eh? 

Birthday Q&A Part III
Happy Birthday!! I am new to N & T, but I would love to see more projects using Ink Splash (which I have and LOVE!!!) and sequins. Thanks!!
Happy Birthday. I would like to see projects combining new and older sets.

Anyways, remember how we have an awesome Design Team? They have been getting assignments from me ;) Today we have Amy Tsuruta up on the blog and she will show you two examples that should answer these questions! Check out her lovely creations...

Howdy!  It's Amy T!!  Aren't you having fun with all the great birthday festivities?!

Today I'm sharing a card using some of my favorite Neat & Tangled sets!

One of my VERY fav is the Sunburst image.  At just under 3x4, it's a great size to layer goodies onto:

I have fussy cut the Just Thinking of You cloud and have it on foam dots.  

Having it spill onto the kraft card base gives the card visual interest.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Sketchy Cupcakes set.  

Selectively inking up sentiments can give your sets a whole new look. 

Next up is Ink Splash

I teamed it up with Swirly Twirly Tags & Party Dots.   There's something about the Ink Slpash image that always has me grabbing for the neon inks!  

Ink Splash is the perfect way to add a pop of color to your project!

I decided to fussy cut the same Amy Tangerine yellow blooms that coordinate with the chevron panel.  I wanted that Neon Pink Splash to **sing**!!

I always love to see craft spaces and storage techniques. 

I thought I'd share my stamp storage:

It's a variation of Jennifer McGuire's.  I use THESE Office Depot clear pockets.  If you go with my system, make sure you bring your phone or bring the screen print from their online store, it's cheaper than retail and they have been price matching for me.  I use THESE bins from Target, I buy them retail.

A big shout out to Danielle for her 1 year celebration AND a big woot woot for Ren-Yi who has been rockin' the blog posts!

Oh my goodness, Amy. What an amazing set of cards. I feel like you really rocked those question and we're so lucky to have you on team. Then again what do I know? We should ask our dear readers...Did Amy pass the test? After all, we want to make sure we have answered your questions!

Day 10 Party Favor Challenge Winner
I asked to pick a winner and here is what I got...

So, Cornelia, come on down to claim your prize :) Your cute party favor wins a $5 gift certificate.

by Cornelia (fun stamping)

Please contact me at neatandtangledstamps(at) with the subject line "Little Tangles Party Favor Challenge Winner" and I will promptly send you instructions on how to claim your little gift.

And because we'd like to give a quick shout-out to the other girls that played along with their stunning creations...

Angela Lemmons, shirley-bee, and Carol  

Challenge Reminders
Technique Challenge - ends Sept 4; Guest Designer Spot
Challenge #19 Eat Cake - ends Sept 1; free stamp set
Project Life Challenge - ends Aug 28; $5 gift certificate

Tomorrow we're back with another amazing Guest Designer. And our big announcement on who won the Blog Hop prizes. So come back to check it out.


  1. What amazing projects!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeee these!! And loving how you store your stamps!!!!

  2. FAB cards Amy :) :) :)
    Loving the Party Favour entries too!!!

  3. I always love Amy's work! Such fun cards!

  4. Yay for that sneaky peek! Thanks for obliging ;)

  5. Awesome projects, inspiration and just a jam packed post! LOVE it!!!
    Happy Monday and congrats to your winner!

  6. I'm learning sooooo much from these posts! Excited for my order to arrive so I can give all these ideas a try! Thank you for the sneak peeks, the fun cards, and the stamp storage ideas. HUGE congrats to Cornelia for her party favour! Cute+++
    Thanks for brightening Monday morning!1

  7. WOW WOW WOW... AMAZING cards, Amy!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them both!!!
    Oh and my "storage system" looks pretty much like yours :-)
    Sylvia xx

  8. Oh my! LOVE Amy's sweet cards! The storage system idea is great too!!!

  9. Amy your favs are both on my wish list, love your cards, as always!

  10. I am going to guess autumn is the theme for the new sneak peek!!!!
    <3 J

  11. LOVe the new sneak peek... congrats to all the winners..

  12. Amy always passes the test - these cards rock!!

  13. Amy and Cornelia rocked this post! Adorable projects!

  14. oh miss amy, you have ROCKED the cards yet again! looooooooooove that yellow sunburst design and OF COURSE the neon ink splashes are perfection! soooooooo much inspiration and i'm totally wanting to buy these gorgeous stamps!!! ♥♥♥