STAMPtember: Neat & Tangled

Hi crafty friends! Today I’m back with a new card to share with you featuring the newest Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember exclusive, Nuts About You!


This set was designed in collaboration with Neat & Tangled, and I adore the super cute images included in this stamp set! It also has coordinating dies as well. You can purchase a copy of the stamp set at the Simon Says Stamp store HERE. Remember! Supplies are limited, so make sure you pick yours up fast!

So how about some inspiration using this set???


This squirrel just kills me! It’s a total cuteness overload. :)  I wanted to do some Copic coloring, so I stamped him along with the coffee mug and a few of the pumpkins in Simon’s Intense Black ink (this ink is Copic safe, as well as waterproof). The paper I used is different from my normal white cardstock; for this card I used linen cardstock. Linen cardstock has a textured weave to it and I thought this would add a bit of an organic touch to the coloring. I really love the results of coloring on the linen cardstock and I know I’ll be doing this more often now!

The colors I used are as follows:

  • squirrel: E11, E13, E15, E39 (along with a bit of YR16 added to the tail), R01, R00, E93, RV63, RV66, V15
  • pumpkins: Y35, YR14, YR16, E15, YG21, YG23
  • coffee mug: R24, R27, R59, Y32, Y35, E15, E39, W00, W3
  • grass: YG21, YG23, YG17, G07, G17


All the images are die cut using the coordinating dies and I layered them onto my background with a combination of foam tape and ATG adhesive.

The background was created by ink blending Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks together. I added water splatters for texture and then heat embossed my sentiment with both gold and white embossing powders. I also die cut the background panel with the Scallop Stitches dies from Simon Says Stamp (just released this STAMPtember!) to add a nice finishing touch to the top and bottom edges of the panel.


My final steps included stamping a tone on tone card base using the Tiny Dots and Hearts background stamp (new from Simon Says Stamp’s STAMPtember release); I used both Schoolhouse Red cardstock and ink from Simon. And I also tied a bit of May Arts hemp around the card for a little texture and interest.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at the new Nuts About You stamp and die set from Neat & Tangled and Simon Says Stamp! Remember to pick up a copy of this limited edition set quickly before they are sold out (once this set is sold out, it will not be restocked)!

Stop back soon, as I’ll be back again shortly with more STAMPtember inspiration, as well as a video for the upcoming Simon Says Stamp October Card Kit (releasing 9/14)!



If you enjoyed today’s card, you might want to check out some of my other most recent card posts below! Click on the photos to be taken to the corresponding posts.

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If you are interested in any of the products used in this post, I have them all linked below to Simon Says Stamp. Affiliate links used when possible.

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7 Responses

  1. Avatar Izzy Scrap says:

    Your card is very cute Nina ! I love your coloring, it is so beautiful ! You’re right this little squirrel is just adorable, so adorable that it is already gone ! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Avatar Vivian says:

    So cute!

  3. Avatar Mendi Yoshikawa says:

    Such a darling card and cute stamp set! :)

  4. Avatar Jennifer K says:

    Your card is gorgeous, and really adorable too! I love all the beautiful fall colours and the awesome background you created and the sentiment is really sweet.

  5. Avatar Teresa Doyle says:

    What a great card Nina, your colouring is amazing!

  6. Avatar Jan Elmore says:

    WOWER!!! What a stunning card; color, images, layout….it’s all there! Love the card!

  7. Avatar tsurutadesigns1 says:

    oh my, this is over the top ADORABLE

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