Happiness Is Having You In My Life, Neat & Tangled

Hi guys!

I have a big post today with lots of die cutting, puzzling and glueing. My love for cover plates is definitely not fading, I may even be slightly addicted to them. The cards I made for this post are done in a very un-Erica colour scheme as I am trying to make sure I’ll explore new colour combos, even as I’m stuck in this torrid love-affair I’m having with the cover plates.


My current favourite one is from Neat & Tangled and is called Inlaid Squares Cover Plate. There are so many fabulous Cover Plates to choose from over at N&T, another fave is the Falling Circles one.


In my (rather large) card stock stash, I have some lovely linen textured card stock in loads of different colours and I used some in pale peach, apricot and latte colours. To compliment them I also threw in some Vanilla Malt and Ground Coffee card stock from Lawn Fawn.


Then it was time to get cutting and puzzling. I love this process, and can be at it for hours. It’s great fun! I cut one panel each out of the card stocks I had chosen, giving my BigShot and the Inlaid Squares Cover Plate, a good workout, and then took the bits out and separated them into piles.


I prepped two white card bases as well as two cream ones, using the Vanilla Malt card stock. Then I matched up all the bits and pieces to create the backgrounds, making sure I used all of them to create different, yet the same, patterns.


To make things easier when it came to putting them together, I cut out panels of Sizzix Adhesives Sheets, it’s like double sided tape but die-cut-able… (is that a word? Well, now it is!) in the same size as the cover plates and added them to the card bases. Then it was a simple case of adding each piece and sticking them down, starting with the frame of the whole thing.


To finish off the cards I used another stamp and diecut combo from Neat & Tangled, called Happiness. You can get the stamp on it’s own, and same with the diecut. Here I cut the Happiness diecut out of both Ground Coffee and Vanilla Malt (I really do love Lawn Fawn card stock) and made four sentiments with them, layering them up using both the positive and negative pieces.


When it comes to those tiny, tiny pieces, it’s very handy to have the fine tipped Nuvo glue pen. The little heart I coloured with a red Copic marker and used the same glue pen to adhere to the sentiments. I did loose one of the little bits for a P and forgot to cut out a new one before I photographed the cards… Oops!


While I had the Vanilla Malt card stock out, I also cut out four banners using the MFT Stamps Essential Fishtail Banner Strips and with Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink, I stamped ‘is having a friend like you’ on two and ‘is having you in my life’ on the other two. These sentiments are from the Happiness stamp set. If you want to get the new Distress Oxide inks, you can get them HERE (Scrapbook.com) or HERE (MFT Stamps)


All the sentiment pieces were added to the cards with foam tape and I decided they didn’t need anything else, so I decided to stay away from the sequins. Shocker, right? lol!


Well, that’s it from me for today but before I go I need to mention that I have used compensated affiliate links, to Neat&Tangled, Scrapbook.com and MFT Stamps, in this post. If you use these links to make a purchase, I will get a small commission from the companies directly, at no extra cost to you. If you choose to support me and my crafting journey by using these links, please know it means the world to me and that every little help.


Thanks for stopping by today, see you soon and happy crafting!

Lots of love from Erica

If you want to see more of my work and get a glimpse of my daily crafting shenanigans, you can follow me on Instagram. That’s where I share most of my creations and works-in-progress.

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I'm a crafting, coffee, chocolate and cake mad girl. Oh and doggies! Actually most animals.... My main crafting-love is card making, for sure. You can follow me here, on Instagram (@erica_cacacraft) or Facebook (CaCaCraft) for more crafty adventures!

3 thoughts on “Happiness Is Having You In My Life, Neat & Tangled”

  1. Cover plates like this give you the perfect opportunity to play with different colour schemes… and… no sequins again? there have been quite a few cards with no sequins recently… are you feeling well? 🙂


  2. I actually gave away my cover plates – I really struggle with them, possibly because I don’t die cut a great deal. I just love the patterns though and the colour scheme is very on trend I think! xx


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