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Friday, August 12, 2016

Neat and Tangled's 4th Birthday Blog Hop



Welcome to the Neat and Tangled birthday blog hop where we're celebrating our 4th birthday!! You should have arrived here straight from the Neat and Tangled blog where each day there's been a different line up of talented artists working with the latest release - it's well worth your time to go back through all the previous hops to pick up a truck-load of inspiration. And don't forget to read right to the end where I share all the details about the awesome prizes on offer for some lucky winners!

But first, let me show you the cards I've whipped up for the occasion ;-)


Firstly I couldn't help but play with the Little Stinker stamp set with it's cute skunk. I'm pretty sure most of us have felt the same and you'll see so many ways of using this set as you hop along!


I giggled at the different sentiment options and had a hard time choosing which one to go on her little placard there, but settled on this one for now. To go with the theme I stamped a bunch of flower pots from an earlier release Neat and Tangled set called Life is Beautiful to fill in the background.


And the fussy cutting was made easy with the help of the coordinating die which also includes a tiny little heart which would have been fun to cut into the background now that I think about it! LOL!


My second card is fairly clean and simple and would be an easy card to make in bulk for something like birthday invitations I reckon.


It's made easy because the products pretty much do all the work for you! All I did was cut out the Celebrate word in white and it's shadow in black and stick them together. It packs a punch doesn't it?!



And the coordinating stamp set once again gives you lots of options for mixing and matching different sentiments to suit your theme.


To make my background more interesting I took the Lucky Stars die and used it to emboss my white cardstock (rather than cutting them out). I had to stop and think long and hard about whether I wanted to keep all the stars together in one piece or cut them apart. In the end I decided to separate them into about 4 or 5 different pieces with a few stars on each. It allowed me to spread them out more sparsely across the background.


And to finish off I sprinkled some Raspberry Red sequins, black stars and gold mist. I can't help but get a little messy when I create!


My last card today features the Hooray die which instantly made me think of using it as a shaker card decoration and so that's what I did! I cut it in both black and white and glued them together slightly offset to create a shadow effect which makes it really pop off the background.



And to be a little different I created a shaker pocket full of Ocean Breeze, Lime Satin and Shamrock sequins to sit behind it, but didn't fill it up too much because I still wanted to see through the clear window.


Now all the products that I've shared with you today are available in the Neat and Tangled shop HERE and form part of the special birthday mini release. In fact, there's only one other product that I haven't shared with you yet and that's the Doily Tag die... so here it is! So many ideas for this but I simply just ran out of time :-)




Thanks for joining in on my stop of the Neat and Tangled 4th Birthday Blog Hop and I hope you've been inspired today! I have to admit I quite like the look of all the cards sitting together like this. I purposefully kept all 3 of them to a similar colour scheme and I think they would even make a nice set to give away to someone.

And speaking of GIVEAWAYS!!!.......

Neat and Tangled are offering up some amazingly generous prizes to some lucky winners along the hop. Someone is going to win a $100 gift certificate to the shop, and two people will win a $50 gift certificate each. How awesome is that! All you have to do it leave a comment on my blog here today, and/or on any of the stops along the way as the winners will be chosen from amongst the commenters.

Now the next stop on your journey today is the crazily talented Laurie Willison. Click HERE to take you straight to her blog where she's just going to astound you with what she's made!

And a happy 4th birthday N&T!

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82 comments

  1. Too much fun! Love the showcasing of the new release!

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    1. I agree! Love the star embossing -- creative idea!

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  2. Yes I love this release. Your cards do make such a nice set. I especially like the celebrate with it's shadow. Thanks.

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  3. Such a fabulous selection of cards. Love how you did the backgrounds on your first and second card. And I love all of these new dies!

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  4. What a gorgeous array of cards!! The shaker card is just stunning! Love the embossed background on your celebrate card especially. I have to try using my dies to emboss sometime.

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  5. One more fun card. Congratulation.

    Marjeta

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  6. Oh my GOODNESS Natalie, these are ALL WONDERFUL! You are seriously talented! Isn't this just a FANTASTIC release? Love it ALL!

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  7. Always enjoy visiting here. Such fun cards!

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  8. Love all of your cards today.

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  9. great cards filled with lots of happy!

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  10. Wonderful cards!!! Each has it own techniques and wonderful designs!!! Love them!!!

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  11. Wow! Love all the cards especially the shaker card!

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  12. Beautiful cards. The Hooray card is my favorite.

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  13. Great cards! I especially like the offset die cut idea. I think I'll use that at one of my workshops. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway!

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  14. Great cards! I especially like the offset die cut idea. I think I'll use that at one of my workshops. Thanks so much for sharing with us and for participating in this great hop and giveaway!

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  15. Three beautiful cards! Love every little detail.... the bg stamping, the Lucky Stars embossing and the acetate window!!

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  16. What great cards! Ok, I must admit that skunk has stolen my heart darn it. I love your flowerpot background with her! It makes her even sweeter!

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  17. LOVE them all...you've captured the new products so perfectly!

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  18. Faubulous cards! I love the embossing done with Lucky Stars!

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  19. Great cards! My fave is the shaker card!

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  20. Terrific set! Love the little stinker!!

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  21. All three of these cards are cute as can be. I love the font used for the dies.

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  22. Stunning cards. I love your shaker. TFS

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  23. Love all of the cards, you did a great job on all of them.

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  24. I love all your cards especially the shaker card. Super job showcasing the new release.

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  26. Oh dear it's happened again. I found myself desperately wanting all of the products you have showcased. They are such beautiful and versatile little numbers and as alwats Nat you have done a truly incredible job with them! Oh to be rich instead of on a pension...
    Thanks for the brilliant ideas. I had no idea you could use dies for embossing until now!

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  27. Oh dear it's happened again. I found myself desperately wanting all of the products you have showcased. They are such beautiful and versatile little numbers and as alwats Nat you have done a truly incredible job with them! Oh to be rich instead of on a pension...
    Thanks for the brilliant ideas. I had no idea you could use dies for embossing until now!

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  28. Amazing cards!
    That lil stinker skunk is
    so cute (as long as it's a paper
    skunk)! I love that Celebrate
    die and your shaker card is
    inspiring!

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  29. Amazing projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Outstanding artwork! Each one s so fun and so creative and so delightful!!

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  31. Love your Celebrate Everything card and how you used the die to emboss the stars. so clever!

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  32. Awesome release! The Hooray die is my favorite from the new items! Your cards are all beautiful!

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  33. Gorgeous cards! Love the BG you created for that little stinker. lol Just lovely.

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  34. Great mix of cards. I like your background with the flowers on the first card. I'm so glad I ordered the celebrate die on the second card. It looks great all the cards I've seen it on but I really like your black and white take on it.

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  35. Using the die to emboss the stars is a great idea. Lovely cards. all of them.

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  36. Great cards and ideas. I love them all.

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  37. Great cards, Natalie, and love your embossed stars and the idea of separating the die into clusters. Now I "need" that for sure Happy 4th to Neat and Tangled!

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  38. My favorite is the shaker card. Thanks for sharing!

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  39. What nice shading. I LOVE that skunk!

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  40. Love how you used the new dies, great inspiration!

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  41. What great cards! I loved the Celebrate card and how you just embossed the stars - wonderful idea.

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  42. Awesome cards, loving
    the background stamping
    and embossings.
    Carla from Utah

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  43. Three wonderful and clean designs. Love the wreath used as a shaker!

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  44. Love the embossed stars in the celebrate card! Gorgeous creations!

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  45. Brilliant showcase of the wonderful products! Love the sentiments in the skunk set too! And the dies are just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  46. Fantastic cards.
    You did a great job of showcasing the
    stamps and dies.
    I love that wreath.
    thanks for sharing

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  47. I love this cute little stinker!

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  48. Amazing texture and dimension on all your cards, which, by the way, are lovely.

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  49. I'll have to try the white and bkack background. So simple but effective!

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  50. I'll have to try the white and bkack background. So simple but effective!

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  51. Natalie, Love your cards so mgany ways to try out! Thank you for all the ideas, and sharing them.

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  52. Natalie, Love your cards so mgany ways to try out! Thank you for all the ideas, and sharing them.

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  53. Hi Natallie ~ First, I have to say that I'm amazed that you could find the time to create three cards for us to enjoy! I come from a medical family and I know how busy you all are!!! Thanks for creating such beautiful cards and inspiring us to do the same. Happy 4th Birthday Neat & Tangled!! Have an awesome weekend!! ~HUGS~

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  54. Great cards! Esp love the way you embossed with the stars die. Cool!

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  55. These are such fun and beautifully made cards! I really like the details on them, like the background on the little skunk card, and the cheerful colors you used.

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  56. They would make a great set to give away to someone. I really enjoy the stars.

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  57. Lovely cards! The background of the Stinker one is cute, and I love the shaker card!

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  58. I am loving that "Celebrate" die!

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  59. Such adorable cards. What a lovely shaker card!

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  60. Love, love, love the cards!!! I just discovered Neat and Tangled last month and already have a long wish list :).

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  61. What makes your cards stand out among the others are the backgrounds you created.

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  62. Fabulous cards! I really like how you embossed with the stars die on your second card.

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  63. Lots of fun cards. And they look fairly easy to do.

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  64. beautiful cards and I love the new releases

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  65. Natalie, your cards are beautiful. I love the skunk stamp set in this release. Thanks for sharing.

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  66. Dr Natalie, your cards are fabulous. I absolutely love the wreath/hooray die. Actually, I would like to add all of these to my craft room, so thanks for the chance to win :)

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  67. These are wonderful! I love all the fun you had with the goodies, and just such happy and sweet cards! That shaker is my fave!

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