Monday, May 16, 2016

{Neat & Tangled} May Release Week: Day 1 + Giveaway!


Welcome and Happy Monday! It's Day 1 of Neat & Tangled's May Release and, today, the design team is featuring the Big Top Birthday stamp set and coordinating dies, designed by Elena Roussakis, as well as the Pixelated Sentiment stamp set with two complementary die sets, designed by Miriam Prantner! We're also revealing an exciting new product to Neat & Tangled - the Hexastar Stencil! All of these products will also be available for purchase when the May release goes live on Friday.


I really think Elena has outdone herself with this Big Top Birthday set. It's my favourite circus set ever released and I love how incredibly versatile it is. It's perfect for birthdays and especially little boys' birthday cards, which I find difficult to make, plus it has two adorable animals. It'll be difficult to resist buying. ;)


I used the Hexastar Stencil to sponge the top and bottom of the panel to give the illusion of curtains, lights and flooring, which anchors the images and adds to the celebratory aspects of the card.


There's a GIVEAWAY! Be sure to leave a comment on the Neat & Tangled Blog for your chance to win the Big Top Birthday stamp set! There will ALSO be a $25 gift certificate drawn from all comments left on the design team blogs so be sure to leave one here, too! :)

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

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28 comments:

Andrea1702 said...

Such a cute card! This is a fabulous stamp set!

Christine Canfield said...

the little guy with the mustache is cracking me up!!

joy said...

So adorable! Love this card.

D.Ann C said...

Super cute! I love how you made the stencil fade in from the top and bottom!!

Karen B. said...

Ok this is the most adorable ever! So cute! Can't wait to see what you do with the new pixalated dies too!

cghundley said...

Love the way you
used the stencil
and your card is
too cute! Looks
so fun.
Carla from Utah

Shelly said...

This is sooo sweet, Emily!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these cute images! I love how you combined them and created the top and bottom border with the stencil!

richardbreaks said...

This is adorable. I love the stenciled parts so much!

conil said...

This is a versatile set and I love that stencil in your background. It makes all those adorable performers POP!

Hetty said...

Beautiful festive card,love the stenciled background.

Judie said...

The doughnut balloon is too cute! Adorable!

snappy scrappy said...

Adorable!!!

Lindsey said...

So much cuteness! And fabulous colouring, of course. I also love how you used the stencil to ground and frame the little scene.

mandalj said...

The circus theme is perfect for birthdays - reminds me of going to the circus as a birthday treat!

Sue D said...

Very cute and colorful and I like the background.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow!!! Your card is absolutely cute!!!! Love it!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN scene and FABULOUS card Emily :)
LOVE your circus CUTIES and your PRETTY stencilled background!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION!!!

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this is so stinkin' CUTE!! Love that happy little lion! ;)

~amy~ said...

GAH!
Sooooooo cute!

Denise Bryant said...

Delightful card! Very fun new stamps!

Sandra KM said...

Such a fun, sweet card! I love the stencil.

PaperDoll said...

I love the way you used the stencil here... I feel like it's forming the boundaries of one of the "rings" for the 3 ring circus. Excellent job bringing the scene to life!

Samantha Mann said...

as if i could love that stencil more - you used like this...SO MUCH LOVE!! and those circus guys...i can't stand them! they're ADORABLE!!! EEEEEE!!

Sue D said...

Love your card... the subtle stenciled borders with the cheerfully colored circus scene is terrific!

Mom and wife ( Mona spark) said...

Lovely card, put smiles on my face.

RORO world said...

Love this party.you make it like real one.

Taunya Butler said...

Absolutely FABULOUS - that background is so smartly done and the coloring is so spot on!! You have used this set and showcased it in an amazing way!!