Archive for Dec

The Hexagon Trend

3D, Dec, General, Style Watchon December 31st, 20112 Comments

Style Watch {Trends 2011}

Well, here we are – the last issue of SW for 2011. I have had a great time being your editor and I can’t wait to continue on into the new year with new product, projects and inspiration. 

Before we close out 2011, I thought it would be fun to showcase an up and coming trend that will surely be a star during 2012.

What trend am I talking about? Hexagons… read more

The Wedding Trend

Dec, General, Style Watch, Wedding/Anniversaryon December 24th, 20111 Comment

Style Watch {Trends 2011}

Just a few more weeks left in 2011 and this week I’m continuing our look back on the year gone by. When I began jotting down ideas for noteworthy events of 2011, one particular event immediately came to mind: The Royal Wedding!

I don’t know about you, but for at least two weeks, I was soaking in every detail about Prince William & Katherine’s nuptials. It was, hands down, the wedding of the year – sorry Kim Kardashian… read more

Celebrate Hanukkah

Dec, General, Hanukkahon December 21st, 20111 Comment

Today marks the beginning of the Festival of Lights.  We wish those who celebrate a very Happy Hanukkah… read more

Celebrate Card Making

Challenge, Christmas, Dec, Generalon December 13th, 20112 Comments

It’s official, only {12} days left until Christmas! Can you feel the excitement? Around our house, the smell of spruce and pine fills the air, stockings are hung on the chimneys, and each bedroom has its own specially decorated Christmas tree.  We take the holidays very serious – very!

In addition to all of the decorations and shopping, nothing says happy holidays like receiving a handmade greeting card. This month our design team has come together for our last group project of the year to showcase a series of easy to replicate card sets. Check out what each designer has in store for you… read more

The Circus Trend

Dec, General, Misc, Style Watch, Tagon December 3rd, 20111 Comment

Style Watch {Trends 2011}

Today’s Style Watch continues our look back on the papercrafting trends of 2011. Our “year in review” wouldn’t be complete without an ode to the circus.

This year, cardmakers, stampers & scrapbookers fell in love with the whimsy and fun of circus themed projects. Lions, tigers and bears took on all new meanings as these adorable images adorned the pages of blogs and magazines. And Clear and Simple Stamps was right there as this trend grew steam with the Circus Fun stamp set.

Join in and celebrate with me as we enter under the big top… read more

Let’s Celebrate 2011

Copic, Dec, General, Holiday, Releaseon December 1st, 20117 Comments

Customer Appreciation Month

We are celebrating 2011 with gifts.  We have an annual tradition at Clear and Simple Stamps that we decided to share here on the blog.  Every year we like to recognize our customers during the holiday season with a special gift – a limited edition stamp set.

Every customer who has purchased from CSS during 2011 will receive a free sentiment stamp and a holiday card handmade by the owners.  Those customers who have spent over $100 will receive a free Limited Edition Sentiment set.  In previous years we have done a “Thank You” and “Thinking of You” set, this year we are gifting a “Celebrate the Season” set.  And for those customers who have spent over $300, you will receive a bonus surprise gift.

This special sentiment and stamp set are not available for sale.  You will only receive these as an online/web store customer of Clear and Simple Stamps.  We truly appreciate your business and hope you will join in the celebration of 2011… read more