Friday, August 16, 2013

[Birthday Bash] Perfect Birthday Greetings - Happy Birthday Sweetheart

Happy Friday everyone! Did you see yesterday's post? If not you might want to run over NOW.

Please welcome Samantha M - our faithful follower, friend, and challenge participant. Did I mention she is a huge positive cheerleader? We're so spoiled to have her participate in many of our challenges and cheer us on! We love you, Sam! Today she has whipped up a fun little card tutorial that introduces you to masking.

I was SO excited and honored when I was asked to be a guest designer over at the little tangles challenge blog! :)

and what's even more exciting is that neat and tangled is celebrating their 1st birthday!!! woo-hoo!!

for my card i used sketchy cupcakes (paper pieced) paired it with just thinking of you. i added some pretty pretty pink and lemon sequns, too! the background was first sprayed with my favorite favorite favorite heidi swapp color shine - mustard! LOVE it! it's bright and happy and shiny! :)

the sentiment was created by lots of masking!! and i had a blast doing it!! i just added some washi tape to the parts of the stamp i didn't want to use, tapped the WHOLE thing (washi tape and all) into the ink pad, took off the washi tape and stamped! :) easy as pie [or should i say, easy as (cup)cake]!! 

so that's it! help neat and tangled celebrate turning 1!!! i can't wait to see what another year brings!! and for even more birthday fun, i have another 'neat and tangled' birthday card on my blog too! you can go see it >>here<<

Sam you really knocked this one out of the park with Paper Piecing and masking. When I received Sam's card I immediately looked for the finish project to get an idea what to name this post. And then I thought that was a pretty awesome sentiment and that I wanted to use it on my next card. But then...::eyes narrowing, brow crinkled::...I don't ever remember seeing this on Sketchy Cupcakes. You really fooled me girl! That's when I realized it was all the masking you did.

Day 11 Sentiment Suggestions Winner
I found Tenia Nelson on my Chat list and asked her to yell out a random number. She said 12.

lovin' you is easy cause you're beautiful or close to you - love the words to these songs!
Congrats, Victoria. You win the "Dream" stamp set. Please send me an email neatandtangledstamps(at) with the subject line "Day 11 Little Tangles Prize Dream." Let's see what you make with it!

Challenge Reminders
Challenge #19 Eat Cake - ends Sept 1; free stamp set
Project Life Challenge - ends Aug 28; $5 gift certificate
Party Favor Challenge - ends Aug 24; $5 gift certificate
The Un-birthday Birthday Challenge - ends Aug 20; Guest Designer Spot
Potluck Party Challenge - ends Aug 18; $5 gift certificate

See you back tomorrow! And don't forget that this is at stake. Teehee!


  1. Your card is very sweet and I LOVE the misting on the background!! ~Hugs, Saundra

  2. Such a darling card! The masking tutorial is fabulous; something I need to try more often! LOVE this celebration!!

  3. Way to rock this Stamp set! Love the masking and shine! Excellent job, Samantha!

  4. Very clever how you masked to get just the right sentiment! The spray background is beautiful. Great card.
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  5. This is indeed a nice happy birthday greeting and a cute birthday card! I love it!

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