Thursday, August 15, 2013

Little Tangles: let's eat cake!



Hello and Happy Friday Eve!

Have you been following all of the Birthday Festivities over on the Neat & Tangled Blog and the Little Tangles Challenge blog?


Today we're having a special blog hop!  You should have arrived here from the Little Tangles Guest Designer


If not, you'll want to start at the beginning which is the Little Tangles blog!

Our newest Little Tangles Challenge starts today

(click HERE for super sweet FREE cake digi!)


Okay, work with me here until I can tell you how I was inspired by the challenge:


I know, I know...You're thinking, where's the cake?

Here was my process:

So I'm feeling pretty clever with my stamping on the lower right hand corner of my card.  Gotta love the Across the Card set...not only does it have awesome sentiments, but it also has just the thin line.

I had the Sketchy Cupcakes set out, fully ready to do a fussy cut delish little cupcake to put, yes, in the lower right hand corner of my card.  

GAH, it wasn't going to fit!

What the heck?

Why didn't I measure?
(well, because I'm lazy)

So, in an attempt to save my card, I thoroughly scanned the card front and saw the empty label in the upper left hand corner.

(light bulb flicks on)


Yes!

I inked up the Hey Sweets sentiment from Sketchy Cupcakes in Fresh Ink/Mango.  It almost looks like it is part of the paper design, doesn't it?!

cake = sweets

(happy  smug smile)

I popped a couple of the oh-so-fabulous buttercream sequins and called it finished.

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Yup, you read it right, one lucky duck will win the entire 1st Neat & Tangled Year of stamps!

Commenting open until Aug 24, 11:59p 

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64 comments:

Lynn said...

Absolutely perfect. Love those thin lines and how they ground the design

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Totally thought that piece on the top was part of the paper!! I just loveeeeeeeeee this! LOVING the colors and those sequins!!!

Annette Allen said...

such a cute card..

Katie Gehring said...

Clever, clever sweets! :) Your card is all kinds of trendy fun!

Kelly said...

such a great "save" although the card would have been fab before that! Love the diagonal stamping!

Scrapaddict said...

Love how you "fix" it, so, so cute!

Aimes said...

Love your thinkin', girlie! I thought that corner was a part of the patterned paper! Fabulous stamping! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

I am so loving what you did with those stamps, and LOVE your Authentique Summer Seasons week! This is really adorable!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love this Ams! Great color combo and design!

Sue D said...

Very cute even without an actual cake. It does have buttercream frosting --I mean sequins.

Gaylynn said...

Hi Amy! Wow, this is gorgeous. Love all of it and yes cake = sweet, lol. This is the first I've seen of these stamps and they look so versatile. Nice showcase!!! :)

Kailash said...

A very clever design, love your stamping!!

cm said...

Beautiful card! I thought the upper corner was part of the paper design; discovering your technique: AWESOME+++ Love this card; I think that sentiment stamp is *also* going on my shopping list! Fabulous inspiration: thank you!
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Marie said...

What a clever idea to add the sentiment on the corner!!

Jessica Pascarella said...

What a fab card! Love your work!

Viji Siddharth said...

Love the card!! Love the sequins:-) sooo pretty!

LuvScrappingTogether said...

I love your thought process!! The card is great and I love the sequins!! ~Hugs, Saundra

donna mikasa said...

Genius!

Niki G said...

Talk about perfectly matched! The sentiment in the corner with the sequins are perfectly executed, including your angled design in the corner...totally fab!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love it!!! That line of DP is perfection with buttercream on top!

Maureen said...

Love your card and yes, the sweets does look like part of the paper - you matched the ink color perfectly!

Martha Green said...

The sequins add just the right touch.

Shannon J said...

I just LOVE the look of this card, cake or no cake!!!

HMCarter said...

Love the use of sequins. Wonderful!

maria f. said...

Well with the "buttercream" sequins you're excused ;) So cute.

Tracy said...

Great card!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Well... sometimes you don't need the cake to make a great birthday. Love the color of your card. TFS

Froggietalks said...

Cute card:) I really like the colour scheme.

Lindsey said...

I actually love it even if it was not your original plan. The color combo is great.

Sus said...

Love how you added that sentiment. Blends right in!

Samantha Mann said...

i think your card is AMAZING!!! it has so much fun and creative energy on it!! the diaganol lines are so cool!! love!!!!

Penny Ward said...

I love your birthday card...sometimes you don't need cake. Now that I have seen the angled sentiment put into use, it is on my wish list...thanks!

Ashley Horton said...

It's adorable even without the cupcake, Amy!! Love the use of the sketch for this card!

Lyndal said...

FAB card Amy - LOVE your colour combo!!

Nikki the *scrappinNavyWife* said...

I love it! And yup...that greeting looks like it was meant to be there! :)

Lynn Reloza said...

Wow! I don't see where you went "wrong" It was meant to be cupcakeless. Love it!

Jessi Fogan said...

LOL! Now that is a save if I ever heard one :) Smug smile well-earned!

Janis said...

Love the "white" space...not really white, but serves same purpose....and how it helps take the eye to the greeting!!
<3 J

Michelle said...

Thanks for such a great opportunity at a wonderful giveaway...

Happy Dance said...

Your card is amazing, and you had me chuckling about its construction! And the little sentiment in the upper left corner was made for that label!! Very cool. N&T stamps are such fun. Love them, and love your card! Bev

Sylvia said...

Love this card, Amy, especially the honeycomb background! Sorry your cupcake would not fit!

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous card - great save!

S Haines said...

Awesome. Love how the thin lines ground the design.

Brenda said...

Still a touch of 'sweetness' without the sugar rush! Thanks for the chance.

{VICKI} said...

Love your card
its my fave so far!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love that you shared the process, warts and all, it turned out beautifully. Way to stay on your toes!

Denacline88 said...

cute card thanks for sharing

Michelle said...

Very cute card! I'm over here cracking up at your explanation. Totally something I would do, 'cause I'm too lazy to measure, too. ;D

Ren-Yi said...

haha i can totally see that smug face of yours. and it'd be a darn cute smug too, so we'd have to let this one slide... ;) i do love the thin strips too! and the hey sweets is a perfect sentiment. awesome way to think outside the box.

Lisa said...

Love the use of sequins here, and the colors. Yum!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

No cake but pretty clever design! I love your card, TFS

Emily Daniels said...

I love the colors you used!! Looks great!!
~Emily
resinjewelry.blogspot.com

Anja (scrappie) said...

How clever and awesome as always love your take on the challenge. Thanks for showing.

Rose said...

lol you crack me up my friend! good save of the card and way to make it work for you!!! :)

Trinh said...

Creative stamping and I love how you played up the design of the PP!

pcm said...

love how you share your thought process!

Tania said...

This is a lovely card , I like the colours .

Dana said...

LOL amazing card, even if the cupcake didn;t make it!!

Crafty Math Chick said...

LOVE those buttercream sating sequins Amy - they coordinate with the honeycomb pattern so nicely! I need to stock up on sequins one of these days...
~ Meredith

quilt4fun2 said...

Loved your story. Frustrating when things don't fit...but you found a way around it. Beautiful card.
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Michelle Liimatainen said...

Absolutely LOVE the design and style of this card and the Across the card stamp just works so perfectly for this incredible card!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is so pretty! Live those sequins!

Lorraine Marasigan said...

Love those sequins!

jessica said...

This is FAB Amy!!! I LOVE your gorgeous card :)
Thanks for sharing and happy birthday to Neat and Tangled!!
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com