Washi Wednesday – Celebrating Independence

Today’s Washi Wednesday card is a reminder of July 4th, the day we celebrate the birth of American independence.   Cities across America  celebrate with parades as a reminder of our freedoms and to honor those who have given of themselves for our country.  Families and friends gather to reconnect and enjoy barbecued hamburgers and hotdogs.  And many go to see the fireworks that bring the skies to life with colors of the rainbow.  A time of celebration for sure!

Washi Wednesday Celebrating Independence Card

I chose the traditional red, white and blue colors for my card.  The Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape coordinates perfectly with the Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, and Night of Navy card stocks.


Washi Tape Timeless Textures Watercolor Wings My Tanglewood Cottage


The top butterfly is stamped using stamps from Watercolor Wings and then die cut with the smallest Butterflies Thinlits die.  A Cherry Cobbler small butterfly is cut using a die from the Bold Butterfly Framelits to layer behind the top butterfly.


Timeless Textures, Watercolor Wings, Flora Boutiique Designer Washi Tape, mytanglewoodcottage.net

The flourish from the Timeless Textures stamp set is stamped in Dapper Denim.  The greeting is from Confetti Celebration – a perfect fit for this card!

I hope you have a lot of fun celebrating this 4th of July!  Until next time, happy stamping!


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Washi Tape Wednesday – Rose Wonder

Welcome to another Washi Tape Wednesday!  I made this card in less than 10 minutes today!  I had the die cut ready to go already, since I had made a card a while back using the Rose Garden Thinlits.  I went to find the post where I shared the card, but apparently I never did!  Looks like I will have to get a photo of it and share it with you!!


Washi Tape, Rose Wonder, Rose Garden Thinlits, mytanglewoodcottage.net

The die cut rose is sponged with Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi inks.  Layered behind the rose is the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape.  The greeting is from the Rose Wonder photopolymer stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Everything is layered on a 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White card stock and then raised with Stampin’ Diminsionals on the Whisper White card base.

You could easily make this card with a solid colored piece of card stock instead of a sponged piece like I used for the rose; and use your choice of DSP washi tape.  If you don’t have washi tape you could use ribbon or strips of card stock.

Thank you for stopping by!  Inky fingers to you!


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Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop – New Annual Catalog Favorites

Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop

It’s time for another Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop.  This time we are sharing some of our favorites things from the new annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  We will be sharing our favorite new In- color, new stamp set/bundle, and Designer Series Paper.  This hop will inspire your socks off!

About the Blog Hop:  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 Wacky Watercooler Blog Hop you would have arrived here after visiting Kath Rick’s blog, “All That Scap”.  Kath is so gifted and always has such fun projects.  I bet you were inspired by what she shared with you.

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My Favorite In-Color

This was such a hard decision to make because I really do like them all, so I just decided on Flirty Flamingo.


Sunshine Sayings, Sunshine Wishes, My Tanglewood Cottage

This shaker card was actually pretty quick to make, and easy.  I will be putting written instructions for this card in my tutorials or you can click here.  I have to tell you I love the new Foam Adhesive Strips.  They bend so nicely that it was a dream to make this shaker card!

My Favorite New Stamp Set/Bundle

If I thought making a decision about the new In-Colors was tough, I was in trouble because I really do love so many of our new sets/bundles.  So, I chose to use a bundle I had not played with yet – the Best of Birds and Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies.


Best Birds Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Vintage Leaves, Leaflets Framelits, Woodland Embossing Folder, My Tanglewood Cottage

I also used the Vintage Leaves, Leaflets Framelits, and the Woodland Embossing Folder.  To color the bird I used colored pencils and then applied baby oil to a q-tip to blend the colors.

Favorite Designer Series Paper

I have to be honest, this was an easy choice, since I have only ordered one DSP pack – the Floral Boutique DSP.  The colors in the DSP are Night of Navy and Whisper White, but as you can see I’ve added a third color, Daffodil Delight to two of the three banners.  I simply took a maker and colored in a portion of the image.   This DSP is so pretty I’m looking forward to using it again.


Birthday Blooms, Detailed Floral Thinlits, Floral Boutique DSP My Tanglewood Cottage


I love the new Detailed Floral Thinlits too so I just had to incorporate one of the dies in a card to share with you!  And I had to pull out one of my favorite sets from the January Occasions catalog Birthday Blooms because I love to color and just love that flower stamp!  (I’m so glad that set made it in the new catalog.)  AND, yes I got to fussy cut too!

Did I choose any of your favorite things to share with you?  I hope so!

Thank you for stopping by, it now time for you to see what Priscilla has to share with you.  Hold onto your socks and get ready to be inspired!  Happy Hopping!









Washi Tape Wednesday – Love You

After a very noisy thunderstorm today, you know the kind that the thunder shakes and windows and you can feel it in the floor, that kind of thunderstorm, I worked on another Washi Tape card for you today.

I was definitely challenged when I made this card, it was way out of my comfort zone because I covered almost half the card with Washi Tape.  And my creative juice just wasn’t flowing today.

What I had envisioned  in my head did not turn out so I just kept trying something else.  This card was originally going to be a Fourth of July card, which didn’t turn out, then a birthday card, which also didn’t turn out.  Finally I made a love you card!  This is what I ended up with.


Washi Tape Youve Got This Mytanglewoodcottage 2

The hearts are popped up and add some dimension to the card.

Washi Tape Youve Got This Mytanglewoodcottage

The Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape is so pretty. I know I will be using it on more cards.

I used two different dies sets, the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits set and the Hello You Thinlits for the words love and you.

Thank you for stopping by.  Until next time, happy stamping!

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Washi Tape Wednesday – It’s A Butterfly

Are you ready for another Washi Tape Wednesday?  I’ve been having a lot of fun learning how to incorporate Washi Tape in my card creations.

This next card was inspired my one of my consultants, Kathy Brown.  She made a beautiful card using the Butterfly Thinlits and Washi Tape, so I had to give it a try.

Drum roll please……

Washi Tape, Butterfly, Birthday Celebration, Rose Wonder, mytanglewoodcottage.net

To make this butterfly I simply laid the Washi Tape in a row on a piece of card stock, placed my Butterfly Thinlit Die on the card stock covered with the tape and ran it through the Big Shot.  The Washi Tape I used was from my old stash with the exception of the polka-dot black which was from the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape collection.

The dandelion was stamped in Pool Party and Old Olive and randomly stamped over Whisper White card stock.  The greeting is from the Rose Wonder set.

Have you been playing with Washi Tape lately?  Leave me a comment and let me know how you’ve been using it.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time get your fingers inky and stamp!

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Washi Tape Wednesday – Swirly Bird

What a mad dash to the finish line I have been experiencing this week.  My daughter-in-law who is a talented artisan (who makes the most amazing jewelry) is having a Tumbled Stands event here at my home this week-end.

We decided to have garden event which meant I needed to weed, re-bark mulch, power wash the deck, mow, trim the poor roses (and they are poor!)…and the list goes on!  I’m down to the wire with a lot to do yet!

But, I promised another Washi Tape Wednesday.

Washi Tape Wednesday Card ~


Swirly Bird, Washi Tape @ mytanglewoodcottage.net

This card was so easy to make.  I simply decided on the order of the Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape and wrapped it across the 5″ x 3 3/4″ Whisper White panel.  Next I stamped several of the next to smallest scribble and the flower from the Swirly Bird stamp set several times and die cut them out.   I stamped a single bird and fussy cut it out.  I layered all this over the “wavy” scribble die cut and the medium circle die cut scribble.

The words are from the new Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  The card is finished off with a Baker’s Twine white ribbon.

Exciting News

You can now order from the the new Stampin’ Up! 2016/2017 catalog today!  Check out the fabulous new products here.

Use the June Host Code UZKSYCDC on your order of $50 or more and I will send you the new 2016/2017 Stampin’ Up! catalog.  If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and earn Stampin’ Rewards starting at $15 in free product PLUS the catalog!  (Be sure to share your information with me so I can send the catalog to you.)  Catalogs will be mailed out about two weeks after the end of the month.

That’s it for tonight.  I hope you enjoyed this easy card.

Until next time, happy stamping!

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