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My mom gave me a pack of the amazing Lawn Fawn notecards in Wild Rose so I thought the Little Tangles Mini Cards Challenge would be the perfect chance to try them out.

Sketchy Cupcakes for the Little Tangles challenge by CraftingWithoutKids

Mmmm…Cupcakes…

You Rock for the Little Tangles challenge by CraftingWithoutKids

Bling!

I wish the color had come out better on these… The actual color is more of a salmon rose and is just gorgeous. Ranger’s Liquid Platinum embossing powder was used on both cards. I blame Jennifer McGuire and the AMAZING people at Ranger for getting me addicted to that. 🙂

I used the Neat & Tangles set Sketchy Cupcakes on the first card. The sentiment is from Neat & Tangles Across the Card.

On the second card, I used Neat & Tangles Sparkle & Shine for the bling and sentiment. The banner is from Party Dots.

It was great to play with a new size. Thanks for having this fun challenge!

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I thought the new Little Tangles challenge to make a monochromatic card wouldn’t be that bad. All I had to do was pick a color and I was good to go, right?

Yeah, I was Wrong.

It was quite the challenge to add depth and interest with only the one color (and accent of silver). I found papers that I liked right away, but they were competing with each other. Thank goodness I was at a crop and my trusty friend Makalah suggested using the vellum–GENIUS! It really helped to add another tint by adding the slight white of the vellum.

Neat&Tangled Monochromatic challenge from Craftingwithoutkids

Awww…I think they like each other!

I used the birds from the Neat & Tangled set My Heart Sings and SkyLark pattern paper from CTMH. I used some Washi tape (man I LOVE Washi tape!), to attach the vellum to the card base. The silver paper is the DCWV Gliz paper. Definitely my favorite of all the glitter papers. Some of my new favorite SU ribbon finished it off. This wasn’t the easiest card I’ve ever made,  but I like how it turned out in the end and I hope you do too!

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I’ve probably said this before, but I LOVE paper piecing. Neat & Tangled stamps are really fun to paper piece (one of my 3 favorites). Their newest challenge is all about Kraft paper.

I haven’t used much Kraft paper in the past. Most of the Kraft paper I’ve purchased was pretty cheap stuff in bulk packages. It was more like a piece of brown grocery bag than actual cardstock. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Neenah Kraft cardstock so I ordered some to try. It’s very smooth and really nice to stamp on. It’s a little lighter than I would normally use for a card base, but it’s not too light that it’s going to be an issue.

Paper Piecing Everywhere!

Paper Piecing Everywhere!

And a detail of the flowers…

YouAreTooKindDetail

I stamped the flowers from the Neat & Tangled set Fresh Blooms and the sentiment is from Kindness Matters. The bottom flower is two of them layered. The papers are from the Fancy Pants collection Park Bench that were in my April Simon Says Stamp card kit.

Of course, since I was in a flower mode, I also entered this in The Paper Girls Challenge #29: April Showers Bring May Flowers.

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I love paper piecing. There are people that find it futsy and those that really enjoy it (I haven’t met many that fall in the middle) and I’m definitely in the latter group. Neat & Tangled stamps are great for this. This card is for their current Love, Love, Love challenge.

I’m also a sucker for all the new wood veneers (as you can see in past posts) As we all know though, in a packet of words, there are always ones that we know we will never use. That happened to me with my new package of Studio Calico circles. I knew I’d never use “Quoted” so I stamped the heart from Just Hello on the back to show what the bears were REALLY thinking!

Awwwww!

Awwwww!

Aren’t they ADORABLE!?! I love these little guys. I’ve also been on a kick trying to find different ways to use the Tim Holtz Tattered Banner die and I think it’s going well as I’m up to 4 so far–a love flag, a kitten-torn pennant, the log above, and even a banner! The bears and mushroom are from the Little Bear set and I can’t wait to make bears of all colors.

Come back soon as I will be doing a series of self-imposed challenges called Play Every Day!

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