Hi, crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my very last post as a design team member for Neat and Tangled. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time being on the design team for one year. Thank you so much Danielle and all the girls who are and have been on the DT, I had a blast!

So today I decided to do a farewell post with my favorite cards that I made for Neat and Tangled in 2015. Without further ado, in no particular order, here are my Top 9 favorite cards:

DIY Handmade Card Inspiration

My Top 9 Favorite Cards of Neat and Tangled 

If you want more details of any of these projects, please click the links above. You can also find all of my Neat and Tangled projects HERE.


WoofMeowwwwGiving TreeHappy OrnamentsJumpstart My Heart

I’ve also designed 5 stamp sets for Neat and Tangled in 2015, and my 6th stamp set will be introduced at CHA 2016. So a huge THANKS to Danielle who gave me all sorts of wonderful opportunities.


For today’s card, I wanted to express what I’ve learnt throughout the year and something I want to keep in mind for next year. I know I can’t do everything, but I can do anything. You Can Do Anything! Saying this sentiment makes me feel encouraged for some reason, and I hope it does to you, too.


How to Make an Encouragement Card with Die Cut Sentiment 

  1. Die cut the sentiment from You Can Do Anything die out of gold mirror paper.
  2. Adhere the die cut temperary on the middle of card front as a guide.
  3. Stamp the images from Dala Horse with  Memento Tuxedo black ink.
  4. Color in the images with Copic markers.
  5. Mount the die cut sentiment on the card front using foam adhesive.

Here is a video showing you how I created my card. You can watch it here or in HD on YouTube.

3 Ways to Add Dimension to Your Die Cut Sentiment

In the video, I used foam adhesive to add dimension to my die cut sentiment. But there are a couple of other ways you can make your sentiment pop up. You can die cut the sentiment a few times and stack them together to make it thick.

Or you can die cut the white craft fun foam and adhere it with the die cut sentiment. Learn more about these tips on the following videos: Adding Dimension and Word Die Cut.


Giveaway : Win a stamp set of your choice from above

  • Before I leave, I have a special giveaway for you all including my Neat and Tangled fans. This is the way of my appreciation for your love, kindness, and support.
  • Leave a comment and tell me what is your favorite stamp set I designed for Neat and Tangeld. You can find them all HERE: May’s Stamp Sets.
  • I will announce the winner in this post on Sunday, January 3rd. Good luck!

Well, that’s all I have today. I hope you enjoyed my card and got some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!

Giveaway Winner (Edited) 

Congratulations! Please email me at fepooh@gmail.com to claim your prize with a subject line : May’s stamp set winner.

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49 thoughts on “Video+Giveaway: How to Make an Encouragement Card using Die Cut Sentiment

  1. I really like the Korean sets. I am not Korean, but I really like cultural sets. I am Jewish and there are not many choices out there. Plus the ones you do see are basically the same things reinvented year after year.

  2. My favorite stamp set from your collection is Merry Ornaments. Live how pretty and fun it is! I am a subscriber of your blog so I won’t miss out on any of your amazing and creative work but I am sad to hear this is your last post on the design team. Best wishes as we head into 2016.

  3. I had a hard time to choose a favorite… I have both cats and dogs and am a huge fan of Christmas… but, I would have to say my favorite is the Oriental Orchid..it looks like you can do so so so many things with it… its beautiful 🙂

  4. I love your creations and your tutorials. Neat and Tangled is such a great stamp company! I think that my favorite set that you designed is the Happy Ornaments.

  5. Your card, video and, especially,the reason that sparked you to create it – the belief that you *can* do anything – are all wonderfully inspiring. My niece, who is nearly 6, is at a point where things are becoming more challenging for her…be it reading in school or having to ‘tuck her tummy in’ when she attends ballet lessons. This die cut message is something I’d love to share with her…she *can* do anything, and I want her to remember that, no matter what the challenge may be. She’s my precious girl…Your stamps sets are all charming, so choosing a favourite…oh my! Happy Ornaments is my choice. Wishing you a wonderful 2016; a year where you ‘can’ do anything!

  6. What sweet blooms cascading from that fabulous die cut, May … so pretty, so whimsical, so delightful … and so Pinned! Enjoyed the video so much I watched it twice! My fave stamp set … Giving Tree … lovely! Anita 🙂

  7. Wishing you all the best in 2016 ad all your future endeavors. Love your Givig Tree set from N&T but also your Oriental Orchid set.

  8. Gorgeous card! Love the sentiment die cut and the pretty and delicate flowers!
    Oriental Orchid is my favorite set you designed! It is absolutely gorgeous!

  9. Wonderful encouragement card! Love the design and love the bold sentiment!! ♥

    My favorite “May” set is absolutely the fabulous Oriental Orchid. Gorgeous stamp set ♥♥

  10. Beautiful Card!! I can’t pick just one because I like several “May” stamps but the Meow Stamp Set and Oriental Orchid are my top favorites. Thanks for all the amazing inspiration!!

  11. I love your design style and the cards you make are always fun and amazing. My favorite set is the Meowwww
    set because those cats just make me smile and I knew my daughter would love them! The Oriental Orchid is just beautiful also. You have so much creativity!!

  12. I like the Giving Tree. the little owls included with the set are so cute.
    Love to use owls whenever I can.
    Your card is beautiful. The flowers are colored so prettily.
    Sorry to see you leave Neat and Tangled but I know you will move on to
    more creative outlets.
    thanks for your ideas and inspiration.
    Happy New Year.

  13. Love your creations and wish you well in 2016. As a dog owner and dog lover I just have to pick
    WOOF as my favourite!!

  14. WOW May, CONGRATULATIONS on your new stamp set will be at CHA! Your designs are beautiful and cute 🙂 My favorites are Happy Ornaments, Giving Tree and Jump Start My Heart.. and the new stamp set, too!
    Thank you for the video how to make this pretty and encouraging card.


  15. Best wishes for you in 2016! I have so say my favorite stamp set you designed is Happy Ornaments. I love Neat & Tangled and your designs!!!

  16. May I love how you have executed this card, the simple blooms and leaves and that die cut , a must have added to my list. So love the look. The will miss you and your wonderful style. I love your oriental orchid stamp set but I think thats Altenew not neat and tangled. For neat and tangled I would have to say the Christmas baubles look totally neat as.

  17. Hey May

    My Favorite Stamp Set is Happy Ornments. I love the big baubles! 🙂

    You are so creative. I love watching your videos.

    Quick Question what is the pink foam thing you lay your stamps in that you are making your card with?

    Happy New Year!

  18. I just love how you framed the die with the Dala Horse stamps! This is beautiful. I am going to miss having you on the team so much, but I’m so glad that our friendship goes beyond being on a particular team. I’m cheering for you in all you do!

  19. I love EVERYTHING you’ve designed! love “oriental orchid Korean stamp set” love the font you used for “쓰담쓰담 참 잘했어요” but my favourite stamp set is “woof”. I’ve never seen dos stamp with that funny & cute face!!! I am so proud of you that I met Korean in crafting world who design stamp set with Korean font!!
    Happy New Year 새해 복 많이 받으세요 🙂

  20. Pretty and refreshing design! It looks somehow elegant too with that sentiment die cut from gold mirror paper.
    From your Neat & Tangled’s stamp sets the Meowwww is my favorite 🙂

  21. Wow!
    The card is so beautiful !
    Thank you for sharing tutorial video.
    The video is amazing too.
    I love your designs!
    All stamps are so pretty.
    My favorite is the Meowwww set.
    So cute !!!
    Have a wonderful day and Happy New Year!!!

  22. Hi May, I am sad to see you leave the Neat & Tangled design team, but have subscribed to your blog so I won’t miss a thing! You have inspired me so much over the last year with your innovative designs and backgrounds. Love your videos, too! My favorite sets are a tie between Giving Tree and Meowwwww, and I don’t even have a cat! Best wishes to you for a very Happy New Year!

  23. I love all the stamp sets, but the Oriental orchid is my favorite. Both versions. It’s just so pretty!! 💗💗💗

  24. I’m so sad your leaving N&T as I always loved your designs and cards. So hard to choose a favourite but I’ve always loved the Meowwwww set, its so cute and love the way the cat is drawn. Your card on this post is spectacular as always and love that dainty background you created. Thanks so much for the chance to win too!!!!

  25. What a great encouragement, May! I love the sentiment and how you did it. Really nice choice for the stamped background too. Thanks so much for participating in this fun and exciting event!

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