Hey everyone!

Hopefully you’ve arrived here from the fabulous Joni’s blog on this whirlwind blog hop to introduce Neat & Tangled’s Nice and Neat Dies!

NICEANDNEATDIES

These dies are the highest quality steel and are compatible with all the usual die cutting machines – you’re going to love the first release! This month sees the introduction of two dies that coordinate with two of Neat & Tangled’s most popular sets: On the Corner and A Lot to Say. They are available to purchase in the shop NOW!

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I have two cards to share with you, each using the two new dies. My first one is for On the Corner:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Nice and Neat Dies Blog Hop. On the Corner Die.

This die coordinates beautifully with the On the Corner stamp set, but I really wanted to showcase how it could be used on its own. I die-cut several signposts out of various coloured paper and simply adhered them together with spots of glossy accents along the centre, allowing the signs to flap open.

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Nice and Neat Dies Blog Hop. On the Corner Die.

I heat embossed two of the sentiments from On the Corner Additions stamp set in white, along with an ‘&’ from Stop and Go. The ‘For You’ comes from a Mama Elephant’s Many Thanks set, though you could probably replace it with anything!

My second card uses A Lot to Say – this die is such great value for money, because its so versatile. I managed to create several sized speech bubbles just from this one die! Result!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Nice and Neat Dies Blog Hop. A Lot to Say Die.

Here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Nice and Neat Dies Blog Hop. A Lot to Say Die.

I stamped various sentiments from the Photo Booth set on to each of the different sized speech bubbles and then foam mounted them together. Boy, this made one really thick embellishment, but I didn’t mind!

©Candles in the Garden. Neat and Tangled Nice and Neat Dies Blog Hop. A Lot to Say Die.

I used the sequin image from Photo Booth and stamped it randomly on to a white card base in both black and silver inks. I also added some tiny ink splats. The speech bubble embellishment was then adhered straight down to the card base and finished off with a couple of small, punched, black hearts.

Now onto the giveaway! Yay! You have the opportunity to win A Lot to Say stamp + A Lot to Say die OR On the Corner Stamps + On the Corner die! It will be your choice! To enter to win:

– Leave comments all along the hop! The winners will be chosen from comments all along the hop!
– Follow Neat & Tangled on Facebook and share the exciting news with your friends!
– Follow Neat & Tangled on Twitter and tweet the good news!

Winner will be announced on the N&T blog on Saturday, June 21.

Next on the hop is Kristen! Head over to see what she’s created! Here is the full hop order if you get lost!

Danielle Walls
Yana Smakula
Christine Drogt
Miriam Prantner
Anna Kossakovsk
Taheerah Atchia
Jocelyn Olson
Joni Andaya
Mayuri – < You are here!
Kristen Foreman
Amy Tsuruta

Thanks for stopping by!

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