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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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Style Watch {Trends 2011}

I try to avoid cliches like, “This year flew by!” With that said – I have one thing that I’ve gotta say: This year flew by!

Here we are in December and 2012 is just around the corner. As we prepare for the new year, it’s a great time to reflect on the year gone by and the months of memories, fun times and trends. As Style Watch Editor, I’m taking this month to do just that!

This month, I’ll be taking the chance to review a few trends that took over the paper crafting world and showing off some projects that pay homage to those fabulous, popular themes with a few of my favorite CSS stamps…
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