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Miniature Bunny Bites

Easter, General, Party Favorson April 10th, 20141 Comment

Have you started creating your holiday crafts? Today we are sharing a simple springtime project. After all, every bunny deserves a cute little Easter treat…

These adorable bunny favors will be a big hit at your Easter gathering. Can you see them as name cards at an Easter Brunch? Or if you are using them for Sunday School, you can easily switch out the tag and replace it with a Bible verse. There are lots of fun ways to incorporate this sweet Easter craft into the upcoming holidays.

You’ll need just a few supplies to get you started:

Candy | I’m a Princess Pink Cardstock | Party Favor 16 | Build-a-Critter Pals: 2 (bunny ears) | Build-a-Critter: Owl/Kitty (nose) | Build-an-Ugly: Herman (circle) | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Partial Tag Dies | Favor Flags Dies | Sweet Sentiments: Holidays | Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | Natural Cotton Twine | Simple Adhesive

Once you’ve gather up all your supplies, it’s time to assemble these little cuties.

Use the ears to create a template for how wide to cut your opening along the score line of the Party Favor 16 fold-over cover.

For the front of the favor we added a simple triangle shaped nose and for the back closure a precious little bunny tail by way of a simple die cut circle adhered with a bit of foam tape.

See the hint of pink peeking out from the inside. Take your 3″ square I’m a Princess Pink cardstock panels and adhere them on the inside to cover the portion of the bunny ears that have passed through the slot cut along the seams.

Here you will also adhere your candy treats.  We chose bite-sized Laffy Taffy in a variety of flavors. A strip of Simple Adhesive holds down each taffy securely.

Dress up your favors with a fun tag or leave them simple, sweet and ready for gifting at Easter.

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April Candy Calendar

File It, General, Monogramon April 3rd, 2014No Comments

Today we are combining food with function…jellybeans count as a food group right?! Crafting with sweets is always fun, and makes for tasty snacks along the way – make sure you have extra on hand to nibble on through the creative process…

You’ll need just a few supplies to get you started:

2014 Calendar Tags PDF | Pretty in Peach Ink | Pretty in Peach Cardstock | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Sheerly Chic Cardstock | Gold/White Twine | Circles Plus | Alpha Monogram | File It: Calendar | Sweet Sentiments | Party Favor 2 Die | Bottle Tag Die | Jellybeans

We love to use the 2014 Calendar Tags PDF download to create beyond simple tags. By printing the calendars onto Sheerly Chic Cardstock we created a fun insert to turn the Party Favor 2 Die into a sweet little treat box.

Fill the favor box with a seasonal snack – we chose peach flavored jellybeans…kind of a favorite around here this time of year! The calendar inset holds the treats securely in place, while we added a bit of Gold/White Twine and a polka dot stamped lid insert using Circles Plus to embellish the box.

For the outside lid, we created a spring monogram for the month of April using Alpha Monogram.

The monochromatic crest is stamped in Pretty in Peach Ink onto a wide die cut banner, which is cut from the pocket of the Bottle Tag Die. And the File It: Calendar stamp set is the perfect fit to add the month name to the popped up banner.

Getting creative with seasonal snacks is a fun way to enjoy being crafty this Spring. Pair it with a functional gift and you’ve instantly created a two-for-one treat!

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Paper Sac Bunny Bags

Easter, General, Packagingon March 30th, 20142 Comments

It’s Easter time and we are getting ready for a hoppin’ good time! Today, we’re sharing a simple, krafty project that is perfect for holiday themed packaging. Not to mention, fun for all ages to create and share on Easter.

You’ll need just a few supplies to get you started:

Paper Sac Bunny Bag Kit | Partial Tags Dies | Favor Flags Dies| Cart Pals: Occasions

Follow along with these simple steps to create your very own Paper Sac Bunny Bags…

  • With a simple pencil line, create a “v” line that will serve as your bunny ears.

 

  • Trim out the bag along the pencil line and discard the top portion.
  • Erase any extra pencil lines that may still be on the bag.

 

  • Create a fold at the bottom of the bag with a score line 1″ from the bottom.

 

  • Open the bag to create a flat bottom, fold tabs under, and secure to bottom of bag.

 

  • Fill bag with an Easter treat, then cinch at the base of the ears and tie secure with Natural Cotton twine.
  • Create a banner tag using Partial Tags Dies and a Favor Flags Dies thread on twine and tie into a bow.
  • Finish your Paper Sac Bunny with a sweet little cottontail (aka cottonball)

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Color Guide: Hybrid Ink

Color, Crafty, Generalon March 25th, 2014No Comments

By now you have heard about our flash sale on CSS Hybrid Ink Pads…if you haven’t, you’ll want to pop by the store and shop the collection – colors are selling out quickly! To help organize your ink colors, we’ve updated our trusty CSS Hybrid Ink Chart to include the two fab new colors for 2014.

This ink chart is a very useful tool for your craft room, and we are sharing the free download  [here] with you.

There are a few great features about this ink chart that we want to share:

  • Each color has two printed boxes. Stamp any image of your choice to showcase the ink colors. We chose the solid square from the set Mini Squares – it’s a perfect fit to fill the openings.
  • The 1st box is for full color impressions. The 2nd box is for you to stamp the same image again without reinking.  This will give you a “second” inking, which will result in a softer shade – a more subtle color.
  • Page 3 includes an area for cataloging your favorite embossing powders with our watermark/embossing ink: From an Anonymous Source.

We suggest you print the color chart onto A Blanc Check cardstock so that you can have a true sample of how each color will appear. And a lovely piece or art for your craft space.

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Have fun filling in your CSS Hybrid Ink Chart. Be sure to shop the flash sale for half off all Hybrid Inks until 11:59PM tonight.

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CSS FAVE: Hybrid Ink

Color, CSS Fave, File It, Generalon March 24th, 20141 Comment

We are excited to introduce two new additions to the CSS Color Collection…

Make Mine Mint and Pretty in Peach are the perfect compliments to your Spring-inspired projects. Both colors are available in the full color suite of cardstock, envelopes, felt and coordinating hybrid ink. And what better way to celebrate our new favorite colors than with a fun CSS FAVES flash sale!

All CSS Hybrid Inks Pads will be on sale for 50% off for 2-days only, while supplies last.  Once we sell out, the sale will end. We will not provide back-orders on these items. (Hybrid Ink Pads will be restocked at their original price. Promotion ends at 11:59 PM EST, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. )

Be sure to visit the Clear and Simple Stamps blog throughout the week, as we share inspiration using a few CSS Faves: Hybrid Inks from the Color Collection…

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Rag Doll Leprechaun

General, Rag Dolls, St. Patrick's Dayon March 17th, 20141 Comment

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Stretch your holiday stash and turn cute Rag Doll elves into lucky little Leprechauns just in time for the holiday! We love that we can use our Rag Doll: North Pole holiday set to create for more than one occasion.

With a pinch of masking and basic pencil lines you can remove the rag doll’s adorable stocking cap and replace with a lucky top hat.

It’s that simple to transform our rag dolls from a happy elf to a dancing leprechaun, ready to spread a bit of St. Patrick’s Day cheer! Have fun stretching your stamps to create for all sorts of fun occasions.

CARDSTOCK: Kraft Like a Rockstar | A Blanc Check | Glamazon Green | Creamsicle Cardigan | INK: Glamazon Green | Creamsicle Cardigan | Perfect Little Black Dress | STAMPS: Taglines | Rag Doll House: North Pole | File It : Kits | Designer Lines | Circles Plus | DIES: Favor Flags | OTHER: Foam Tape, Markers, Mulitliner Pen, Pencil, Masking Paper

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