Monday, January 12, 2015

{Neat & Tangled} January Release Week: Day 1


Hi, everyone! It's Day 1 of Neat & Tangled's January Release and, today, the design team is featuring the Be My Valentine and Falling Hearts stamp sets, as well as the Full of Love Sequin Mix.


I have two cards for you today, and this first one features both stamp sets. I adore Danielle's calligraphy so I had to feature the largest sentiment from Be My Valentine. Plus, I added the little (please) underneath for added emphasis. It's so adorable! I stamped the words in Versafine Smokey Gray to keep the colour palette soft and pretty.


I selectively inked the Falling Hearts, stamping the top portion twice at the top of the card. After cleaning the stamp, I repeated the process using the bottom portion of the stamp to stamp hearts on the bottom of the card. I used Versamark ink so I could heat emboss the hearts in silver glitter.


All of the patterned papers on both cards are from Amy Tangerine's Stitched 6x6 paper pad. These papers are so amazing that I might have to get a second pad. I love that the colours and patterns are perfectly coordinated, yet I could easily come up with two completely different colour palettes using the same pad.


This second card is in my favourite card size which is 3.25" x 6.5". I haven't made one in a long time and I had a lot of fun creating this one! I started by cutting a front card panel and adhering angled strips of grey-toned patterned papers to it. Then I stamped the bird and sentiment, and die cut the speech bubble from it, keeping the positive piece for the background.


I'm crazy about shakers these days so I had to use the new Full of Love Sequin Mix in a shaker. I used the A Lot to Say Nice and Neat Die, along with balloons, strings and sentiment from Just for You, and the bird from Swirly Twirly Tags.


There's a GIVEAWAY! Be sure to leave a comment on the Neat & Tangled Blog for your chance to win Be My Valentine and Falling Hearts!

All release products will be available for purchase on Friday and I'll be updating my links at that time. See you tomorrow!

Sources for Be My Valentine:



Sources for Just for You:

19 comments:

~amy~ said...

Way to rock the N&T!!!!!!! Super Duper CUTE Emily!!!!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful cards! Love the shaker and all the detail on the first one ♥

icardeveryone01 said...

Both adorable!
=] Michele

Rachel Izakowicz said...

Looooove your cards!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

I love these! Love the little cut out and stapled polaroids, and the patterns on that second are so fun, it really is a great sized card and I love the little scene you created.

Samantha Mann said...

Swoon! You're just so incredible! I love BOTH cards! The first one with the soft colors, curved heart photos and besutiful smoky grey sentiment is just darling!! I LOVE it so much! And your second card ROCKS!! I LOVE that red little robin and the shaker speech bubble!!! SO awesome! I couldn't love it anymore than I do right now!!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Very cute projects.

Sue D said...

Sweet projects with these new products.

Sandra Schroeder said...

Great cards, Emily. I love the soft colors on the first one.

Teresa Doyle said...

Great job on BOTH cards. The shaker card is especially fun ^& cute! Love what you've done here!

KayM said...

Your projects are always so creative and inspiring Emily! These are both beautiful, but I just adore the long shaker card with the little bird! So cool how you did the patterned paper!

Amy C. said...

I love your design ideas! Your shaker card is a fun shape.

Barb Ghig said...

As always, your cards are really fabulous, Emily! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

TracyM #6773 said...

ADORABLE cards Emily!!!
LOVE the big sentiment, hearts and soft colors of your 1st card!!!
LOVE your SUPER CUTE shaker too - FAB technique for creating the background, FUN way to use the speech bubble, DELIGHTFUL mix of stamps - LOVE IT ALL!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION, I look forward to trying your tall card size and making a speech bubble shaker too :)

Lindsey said...

So I would say you'd outdone yourself with these two cards, except of course your cards are always amazing! The first one -- so soft and pretty and sweet. The second one is so bright and fun!

Ruby N said...

these cards are soooo adorable! Love the colors on the first and the patterned papers and bird on the second!!! <3

Lorraine Marasigan said...

The Falling Hearts stamp is simply sweet, and I love what you did with it on the first card. That paper is awesome, too...will have to grab a pad for myself!

Ravengirl said...

I don't think I have ever made a shaker card. Yours is very sweet!

Tracey McNeely said...

Emily so fantastic, love these projects!