And the celebration continues with Day 2 of our release week previews. Today features a crafting staple that has elevated our love for papercrafts….die cuts! In a few short days we will be releasing (8) phenomenal new die cuts, that are each unique in their own special way.  We have two of the dies to share with you from our Shape Series and our Party Favor Collection




We are excited to introduce two new series of Simple Cuts in the CSS die cut collection. The first being, the Shapes Series of Hearts.  The Shapes: Hearts set will be available for {$35} and comes complete with a coordinating frame stamp for each of the six sizes.  Yes, that is correct – with our new shape series, every die cut comes with a coordinating frame stamp set.

The six graduated sizes allow for many creative uses, like making aperture card fronts. We simply adore the fun shape of these hearts.

You can easily add a bit of texture by stamping color on color with the woodgrain background from the Background Basics 1 set we introduced yesterday {view here}.  The damask frame comes from the Love Cupid set that will be showcased later in the week along with our sweet little owl from Taglines: Critters peeking out behind the heart opening.

Inside is a punny message with a silhouette heart from the Hearts Plus background set. More on this set in a moment…

The second die cut comes from the Party Favors Collection. This series offers great packaging for party favors, mini note cards, special gifts, and just about anything creative you can fit inside. Our fun project today uses Party Favor #1 . We will have {3} different Party Favors available on January 5th, but what we absolutely love the most about each party favor is that they are one complete piece.

And there are definitely several advantages to having one fluid cut:

  1. Your bags/boxes will have a stronger base – the integrity of the favor is more reliable.
  2. Your bags/boxes will have a perfectly polished and finished look by having fewer seams.
  3. You can easily cut and assemble your bags/boxes much quicker.
  4. You will use less adhesive when constructing your bags/boxes.
  5. And they are just plain cute!

Party Favor #1 will be available for {$30}. Here is the little favor in action, carrying a few fun, mini note cards for Valentine’s Day.

When you get a closer look, you can see lots of little details. The woodgrain background along the yellow strip, the love poem quote stamped in the heart die cut, the outline heart frame stamped directly onto the box, the curved sentiment along the heart shape stamp, and of course the adorable little owl hoovering above the branch. Each of these fun images are part of the upcoming release.

Inside the party favor is a set of mini note cards.  Each note card is stamped with a background bar from the Hearts Plus set. This stamp set is a great background builder that has {6} heart builders and {8} single heart images.

We stamped the “handmade just for you” sentiment from the Craft Room set and finished the card back with a single heart image.

We’ve enjoyed sharing more previews with you today. As the week rolls on we will get to share even more of what’s to come on release day. Be sure to mark your calendars for January 5th. For bonus peeks download the CSS Daily App on iTunes…

WANT TO SEE MORE? Visit with CSS design team members all week long for additional peeks at the new sets releasing for January/February:

Stephany Zerbe: Check out her awesome, CAS style with the Taglines: Critters stamp set.

Laura O’Donnell: Get a fabulous peek at Party Favor #2 and the Love Cupid set

Laura Bassen: Visit her blog for an adorable shape card using the Build-a-Critter: Owl die set


Supply Lists


Whoo Loves You Card Supply List:

From the Heart Party Favor Supply List:

Be Mine Mini Card Supply List:


Preview: Party Favors + Shapes Gallery



Looking for more inspiration?
Download the CSS Daily Papercrafting App {2.0} available on iTunes

{You can download the CSS App from iTunes here}


7 replies
  1. steph zerbe
    steph zerbe says:

    I love how the owl has a different colored nose. What a fun way to use the heart dies! I am so doing this. Love the red and yellow together too. one more thing…. love the whoo loves you frame! I’ve gotta use that stamp next. Thanks for the inspiration.


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