Weekly Deals – September 29 – October 5, 2015

Stampin’ Up! has some sweet deals this week!

The Gift Box Punch Board and the Envelope Punch Board are on sale this week.  Just two of the great tools to have in your stamping chest!

Here are a couple of boxes I made using the Gift Box Punch Board


Box top and side



I used the Bird Builder Punch and several Scallop Circle Punches to make the adornments on this box.  The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch was used to make the band.




With Christmas just around the corner the Gift Box Punch Board is great for creating that special packaging for gifts to family and friends.

You can also use the Gift Box Punch Board to make Christmas decorations.  Here are some fun boxes I made for the holiday last year.

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Lighthearted Leaves and Happy Scenes

The leaves in the Lighthearted Leaves set from Stampin’ Up! has a Zentangle and whimsical feel. Such a fun set!

What can you do with these leaves? 

  • You can color the leaves with markers or colored pencils
  • Watercolor them
  • Emboss the leaves
  • Sponge with color
  • Dampen and then crinkle the leaves
  • Stamp them and then die cut out

Just to name a few ideas!

The large maple leaf has center stage on this card.  Using Black Memento ink I stamped the leaf on Pumpkin Pie card stock and then die cut it out.  I die cut out a second leaf from Cajun Craze card stock to layer behind the stamped leaf.

I really like the die cut set that coordinates with the Lighthearted Leaves set – it is called Leaflets Framelits.

Lighthearted Happy Scenes side s

Another whimsical set is Happy Scenes and pairs very nicely with the Lighthearted Leaves set.  For this card I stamped the autumn scene twice on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and then colored in the scene with markers.

Lighthearted and Happy Scenes

Needing some fall stamp sets to create some fun cards with?  Lighthearted Leaves and Happy Scenes are wonderful sets and are the perfect choice. 

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A Walk Down Memory Lane – Need for Speed

A Need for Speed!

It’s time to take a walk down memory lane here at My Tanglewood Cottage again.  I’m sharing a a masculine card with the focal point made from a Stampin’ Up! retired stamp set called Need for Speed.

My friend needed a birthday card to give her son.  He has a boat and enjoys spending time on the water with friends and family.  This card was perfect for him.

Need for Speed side S


Need for Speed SCreating the Layer Behind the Boat

To create the layer behind the boat, I water-colored the paper using Coastal Cabana (retired), Pacific Point, and Tempting Turquoise, inks.  The spray behind the boat was created by stamping with White Craft Ink using a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge, and then dabbing most of it off while wet.

The boat was colored in with makers and fussy cut out.  The happy birthday greeting is from Perfectly Penned (retired set) and I used the flags from Sea Street in the inside of the card and on one of the little banners.

Thank you for walking down memory lane with me today.  Until next time, happy stamping!

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Weekly Deals – September 22 – 28, 2015


Are you ready for the Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals?

The Star Framelit Dies are on sale this week.  Here are a couple of my favorite cards I made using the Star Framelit Dies.  
Notice I also used the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (which is also on sale) with this second card.   

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Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – The September Mix Up

Welcome to The September Mix Up Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  As you make your rounds through the blog tour you will see fabulous projects from the Holiday and Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogs.  

Before I share my projects with you, I want to remind you this is a circular Blog Hop.  That means that wherever you begin, if you continue to go to the “next” blog on the list, you will eventually wind up right where you first started.  You will find the “next” button (and the “previous” button – if you want to go backwards) at the end of this post.  The “home” button will give you a listing of all participating blogs. 

If you have been moving forward through the hop you would have arrived here after oohing and aahing over Heidi Weaver’s projects.  I always love seeing what she has to share. 

I know you’ll enjoy seeing all the other blogs too.  Happy hopping!   

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Serene Silhouettes

I was outside earlier listening to the birds.  I find it interesting that this time of year the bird sounds are more of a chirp.  It is as they are talking about life!  During the spring the sounds are a happy song with many melodies blending and rising all around me in an expectation of new life.  I do love listening to the birds anytime of the year – it is so relaxing.  

For this first card I used the bird stamp from the Serene Silhouettes stamp set which is found in the Annual Catalog.  Can’t you image the birds talking?  

The Basic Gray piece of card stock is dry embossed using the Woodland Textured Impressions EF which is from the Holiday Catalog.

I stamped the tree from Sheltering Tree set on the Calypso Coral.  This set is also in the Annual Catalog.

Happy Scenes

Let’s shake things up a bit!  To create this shaker card I used a set from the Holiday Catalog, Happy Scenes.  The opening is cut using the large leaf die from the Leaflets Framelits Dies.

I embossed the image with Black Embossing Powder prior to water coloring the sky and ground.  When I was done water coloring I colored in the pumpkins and leaves with markers.  

My biggest challenge with this card was the beads, they kept sticking to the acetate sheet – static clean!!


Wonderland is a fabulous set found in the Holiday Catalog.  The trees stamp alone make a beautiful card or can be used with so many other stamps.  I posted a “Walk Down Memory Lane” card earlier this week using a retired set and the Wonderland set.  You can check it out here, it is the second card of the post.

I wish I could have capture the elegance of this card with my camera.

I first embossed the trees with White Embossing Powder, stamped again (offsetting a bit) with VersaMark, and then embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.  I used a Silver Foil Sheet for the layer behind the stamped image.  

Thank you for stopping by My Tanglewood Cottage.  I hope you were inspired!

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Weekly Deals: September 15 – 21, 2015

It’s Tuesday and time for Weekly Deals!

If you haven’t gotten the Butterflies Thinlits they are on sale this week!  One of my all time favorite die cuts!    

Here’s one of my favorite cards I made using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies

Oh my, I just realized the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies are on sale too!  Here’s a cute little Mini Treat Bag I made for my granddaughter that I tucked a gift card in.


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A Walk Down Memory Lane – Nuts About You and Walk In the Wild

What a Walk – Nuts About You

If you are like me you have a lot of favorite Stampin’ Up! stamps that are retired.  I was looking for just the right stamp set to make a gift card holder for someone whose home burnt to the ground in one of the wildfires we had here in Oregon.  After searching through my stash I remembered I had Nuts About You – it’s a former hostess set from Stampin’ Up!  

  I just love the little possums.  They added some cheer to a sad situation. 

I had a lot of fun making this gift card holder.  I fussy cut each of the leaves and the possums and then adhered them with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The upper branch is from the set Take Care which is also retired.

When you lift the top of this gift card holder it exposes the area you attach the gift card to with double sided tape or another adhesive.  

This layout would work on a card also.

Can you tell me the color name of the retired card stock I used.  Leave me your guess in the comments below.

Walk in the Wild – What a Great Memory!

Walk in the Wild is the perfect set to make a card for the guy in your life when you are reflecting on some unforgettable memories!

The elk was stamped on Whisper White card stock.  I cut out a portion of the antlers then slipped the Deco Labels Collection Framelits die behind the antlers and around the elk prior to running the paper through the Big Shot.  I think this technique is called “break out”

This fancy fold card style is one of my favorites.  

I love the way we can use some of the new stamps sets with those that have retired. I paired the Walk in the Wild set up with the new a set from the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog – Wonderland.   Don’t you think it coordinates well?

Thank you for walking down memory lane with me today.  Until next time, happy stamping!

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Lighthearted Leaves and Bordering Blooms

We are still experiencing summer here in Oregon, in fact tomorrow is to be in the 90s.  Even though summer is in the air autumn is around the corner.

Today I am sharing Lighthearted Leaves and Bordering Blooms stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!  Such lovely sets that really show off autumn colors.  To color the images I used Stampin’ Write markers Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive.

To make this card you will need:

    • Stamp sets – Lighthearted Leaves and Bordering Blooms
    • Ink pad (I used Early Espresso)
    • Stampin’ Write Markers 
    • Woodlands Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
    • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Crush Curry
    • Very Vanilla card stock cut as follows:  (2) 5 1/4″ x 4″ pieces, 5 1/4″ x 1″ and, a 3″ x 3″ piece

        • Fold the 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Crush Curry in half to form the card base.
        • Stamp the large leaf from Lighthearted Leaves on the 3″ x 3″ piece of Very Vanilla.
        • Stamp the large leaf in the right lower corner of one of the 5 1/4″ x 4″ pieces.  Don’t stamp the full leaf, just a portion of the leaf.  This is for the inside of the card.
        • Stamp the whimsical flower border from Bordering Blooms on the 5 1/4″ x 1″ piece of Very Vanilla.
        • Stamp the greeting “Believe” on the lower portion 5 1/4″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla then place inside the embossing folder and run through the Big Shot.
        • Color in the leaf and whimsical flowers with markers or use colored pencils.
        • Cut out the leaf using the large leaf framelits.
        • Attach the dry embossed Very Vanilla panel to the card base.
        • Attach the whimsical flower piece to the Very Vanilla panel.
        • Attach the leaf with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
        • Attach the inside piece to the inside of the card base.
          Isn’t this a fun card?  Hope you liked it!  Thanks for stopping by!  

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          Butterfly Basics and Watercolor Wings

          What do you do when you need a card in a hurry?  

          When I need a card in a hurry I look through my stash of cards for ideas. Then I either:

          • Recreate a card I’ve already made that is easy to make, 
          • Use the same layout but change the main image, or 
          • Change up the card a tab bit – like I did with this card.  

          Notice I didn’t say, “I look through my stash and use it.”  I have the hardest time parting with my cards!  

          I have chosen two of my all time favorite butterfly stamp sets for this card:  Butterfly Basics and Watercolor Wings.  I also used Gorgeous Grunge again.  In July I made a card very similar to this, but I have changed up the colors to achieve a more fall theme to the card; used a different small butterfly center and added a rhinestone to the butterfly; and added a strip of silver glimmer paper.  The greeting is also different. 

          Here’s the card from my July post:

          And here’s the card I made in a hurry!

          As you can see the layout and use of stamps are basically the same.  With changing just a few elements this card has its own look and feel to it.    

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          Lighthearted Leaves

          The last few days have been crazy busy.  Thursday was filled with commitments, and yesterday I spent the day with my daughter-in-law’s mother learning how to can.  

          Diane is a special lady, she is always so gracious to open her home up to anyone and is wiling to share her knowledge of gardening and cooking with everyone.  So, she deserves a thank you card!

          Diane’s favorite color is green, so I decided to use the new Lighthearted Leaves stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  

          I stamped the large leaf four times with black Memento Ink onto Old Olive card stock and then used the Chalk Marker to fill in some of the areas.  The bottom layer leaf was cut out using the Leaflets Framelits Die and the other three were fussy cut out, cutting only a portion of the leaf in order to create a 3-D effect.

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