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MFT September Release Replay

It’s time for the MFT September Release Replay! There were so many great products released this month, I hope some have made it to your door step by now! One of my absolutely (dare I say all-time) favorite set is the BB Bitty Bears this month! They are so cute, and the possibilities are endless. If you’ve seen my previous countdown post with this set, you would have seen 9 of these cutie bears. Today’s card features another adorable one holding an umbrella.

I went for a clean and simple layout today. I wanted to create this rainbow path down to the umbrella and expand from there. I masked off a strip at the same length of the umbrella. Since I colored the umbrella green, yellow, and orange, I started my ink blending from blue to green, then from orange to red.

The width of my rainbow blend was just perfect to fit the Die-namics Friend cut.  Right alongside of the ‘friend’, I stamped the sentiment ‘You are the sweetest’ from the More Essential Sentiments set. This is such a great sentiment set, as I can always reach for it to fill in any occasion I need!

Alright, and now for the dimensional effect. I sized down my panel to 4″ x 5-1/4″ wiht the A2 Rectangle STAX Set 2. I added a scrap piece of Milk Chocolate Prestige Card Stock behind where the ‘friend’ would lay and adhered my colored panel over foam tape to get that nice depth in the die cut word. Then I aligned and adhered my bear with foam tape as well.

Thanks for joining me today! For more inspirational works from participating design team members, be sure to check out the MFT Blog.

Cheers,

Neat & Tangled

Neat & Tangled September Release Week Recap

The Neat & Tangled September Release is now live! Yippee! This month’s releases are all very unique and adorable. To sum up the week, I will be recapping all my projects in today’s post along with an updated supplies list for each of my cards.

Day 1: You’re Pretty!

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Day 2: Baked with Love

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Day 3: Adventure is Calling

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Day 4: Warmest Wishes & Merry Kisses

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Thanks for joining me all this week for the Neat & Tangled September Release week! It has been fun to share all the new projects with me, and now it’s time for me to shift focus back to finishing wedding favors for my upcoming wedding next weekend! Can’t wait!

Cheers,

 

Altenew

Altenew Happy Grandparents Day Sale!

I don’t advertise crafty sales very often, but this Altenew sale is so good I had to share! The Happy Grandparents Day Sale lasts 3 days: September 8th through 10th and each day the discount decreases by 5%, so the earlier you buy, the better!

The sale includes more 100 of stamps, dies, bundles and more. Some of the products that are on sale are featured in my past Altenew projects shown below:

And this is just the beginning! I could barely go through all the Altenew projects I’ve done in the past, but there are so many things! You can check out the full sale category here. Enjoy!

Cheers,

 

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Neat & Tangled September Release Week Day 4

We’re on Day 4 of the Neat and Tangled September Release Week! It’s the last day of release introductions and less than 24 hours before the release is live. How exciting! Today I’m featuring the mini stamp and die set designed by Elena, and an absolutely darling one.

This set is so sweet! It features this adorable fox pair cuddled together and wrapped in a shared scarf and a little chubby bird and mistletoe. I colored everything in this little set! They are stamped in dark brown hybrid ink and colored with copic markers. I then die cut it with coordinated dies.

For the background I blended Blueprint Sketch distress ink, dark to soft downward and then sprinkled in some splatter. I framed the sweet little fox couple with a Stitched Oval Scallop Frame that I die cut in white. I die cut the same frame again with blue craft foam to elevate it.

My sentiment is heat embossed in white onto Paver Red card stock and die cut it out the banner from a older set called Kitty’s Favorite Things. (This kitty set is absolutely adorable too!) I stamped the second part of the sentiment directly onto the background. I tried to stamp the ‘&” in a light red in between the two lines, but as you can see, I didn’t quite leave enough room for it, so it is a bit covered. Oops! And finally, I assembled this whole frame onto kraft cardstock.

Want to win this stamp and die set? Be sure to follow the Neat and Tangled blog and leave a comment there and here, and all the design team member blogs for extra chances to win! Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more September release projects!

Cheers,

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Neat & Tangled September Release Week Day 3

Adventure is calling! Its Day 3 of the Neat and Tangled September Release Week! Today we are showcasing Miriam’s new set called Landscape Textures. This is such a unique and fun stamp set!

When I first saw this set, I knew really wanted to create a map of some sort, but I didn’t quite know how to execute it intially. But after some thought and a little experimenting, I found the perfect combination! I first blended a very light blend of brown and blue distress inks using Rice Paddies stencil. Then I began using the landscape texture stamps on top of this to create my map. Here I used various Distress Oxide inks, as I knew how opaque these inks are and how they can stand out on top of the lightly blended background.

I used a sentiment from an older stamp set called Topography. This set has various fitting sentiments for this background, but I ended up choosing the large font ‘Adventure is Calling’. My sentiment was heat embossed in copper onto kraft card stock. I can’t help but also add a little cuteness to my design, so I stamped the kitty from another older stamp set called Yo Ho Ho. Isn’t the cat so cute with the spyglass?

Before I put everything together, I frayed the sides of the background and my sentiment and added a litle bit of browning with Vintage Photo distress ink to everything to create a more rustic look. Then I adhered my sentiment and kity with foam tape to finish.

Want to win this stamp and die set? Be sure to follow the Neat and Tangled blog and leave a comment there and here, and all the design team member blogs for extra chances to win! Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow for more September release projects!

Cheers,

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