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Video+Giveaway: How to Make an Encouragement Card using Die Cut Sentiment

by May Park-


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 to claim your prize with a subject line : May’s stamp set winner.

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  1. Debbie Anemaet

    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!

    16 . Jan . 2016
  2. maria f.

    It’s such a joy to watch you create! You are so talented.

    14 . Jan . 2016
  3. Oreet

    Such beautiful cards! Good luck on your ongoing creative journey and happy New year!

    06 . Jan . 2016
  4. Kristina CraftyPaws

    Love them all, but my fave has to be Woof. 🙂 No surprise! 🙂

    03 . Jan . 2016
  5. Shona Chambers

    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!!!!

    02 . Jan . 2016
  6. Shari

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

    01 . Jan . 2016
  7. Nancy L.

    Terrific card and post!!! Loved all of your work!

    31 . Dec . 2015
  8. Laura P.

    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!

    31 . Dec . 2015
  9. Gloira Lee

    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!!!

    31 . Dec . 2015
  10. Alexandra Madison

    I love your work 🙂 My favorite stamp set is Happy Ornaments.

    31 . Dec . 2015
  11. TaeEun

    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 🙂

    30 . Dec . 2015
  12. Jean Bullock

    My favorite of your lovely stamp set designs is the Happy Ornaments.

    30 . Dec . 2015
  13. willowpiggy

    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 🙂

    30 . Dec . 2015
  14. raggiodiluce82

    Thank you for this amazing giveaway! My favourite stamp set is the beautiful Oriental Orchid Korean! Lovely!

    30 . Dec . 2015
  15. Miriam Prantner

    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!

    30 . Dec . 2015
  16. Amante del Papel

    Beautiful cards, my favorite is Oriental Orchid!!!

    30 . Dec . 2015
  17. pinkheelscreative

    I love the “MEOWWWWW!” That cat is just awesome.

    29 . Dec . 2015
  18. Gina V Johnson

    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!

    29 . Dec . 2015
  19. Aileen

    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.

    29 . Dec . 2015
  20. gertrude61

    My favorite is Meowwwww – it’s absolutely darling 🙂

    29 . Dec . 2015
  21. natgodfrey

    Great card. Love how quick and easy you can create a card.

    29 . Dec . 2015
  22. byunknownauthor

    Definitely oriental orchid Korean!!

    29 . Dec . 2015
  23. Leigh Ann Harris

    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!!!

    29 . Dec . 2015
  24. Amy Cooley

    The Giving Tree is my favorite set that you designed. All of your designs are wonderful! Happy New Year!

    29 . Dec . 2015

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