Collection 4: Sweet Celebrations

It’s Release Day 4, and we are adding to the basics with our new shapes and backgrounds. Collection 4 has such an amazing inventory of fabulous new products, that we are making the release available to you as soon as you see it. That’s right, each day during our release week we will be adding brand new products to the store. Our new collection consists of (7) different series that we will continue showcase over the next few days.


Collection 4


In case you are just joining us for the Collection 4 release week, here is a quick recap of what you may have missed: (day 1) By the Glass; (day 2) Seaside Summer; (day 3) Tags/Edgers/Borders; which brings us today – day 4.  Today, we are releasing the {Shapes + Backgrounds} series. It includes (1) combo set, (2) die cuts, and (5) stamp sets. Let’s take a closer look…

Word Windows Die Cuts ($7)

  • A series of mini windows
  • These dies can be used as windows, or popped up
  • There are (2) styles in (3) sizes
  • Several CSS sets have sentiments that fit each of the windows

Cube Die Cut ($20)

  • A square cube die
  • Perfect for holding little treats, and individual favors
  • one fluid cut

Sunburst ($15)

  • A 4″ x 4″ background square
  • Great for creating focal points and backgrounds

Mini Squares ($15)

  • A series of (9) pattern square stamps
  • Each square is 1″
  • Coordinates with Shapes: Squares combo set

Squares Plus ($24)

  • A series of geometric square background bars
  • (8) filler icon images

Shapes: Squares Combo  ($35)

  • A set of (7) sqaure die cuts in graduated sizes with coordinating frame stamps
  • Coordinates with the Mini Squares, and Cube die cut
  • You can even die cut Word Windows from the squares

Background Basics 2 ($24)

  • A sequel set to the original Background Basics 1 released back in January
  • This set includes (6) background bars that build on all four sides: (Four Petal / Tribal / Lined Four Petal / Polka Dot Circles / Mod Floral Vine / Plus Sign)
  • Also included are (6) single images

Damask ($24)

  • A series of traditional and modern damask designs
  • A total of (8) background bars and (2) single images


Shapes + Backgrounds Inspiration



The Squares Plus stamp set offers so many options for background stamping. We decided to play with the small open squares and add a bit of Copic Coloring.

We masked off the sides of the panel and stamped the background bar fives times in a row to create our main grid. We then selected a range of markers in the same color family to create a tonal rainbow.

A sentiment was stamped, and popped up with a dimensional. And the entire panel was adhered to the card base.

We switched up the colors and sentiments to make a fun, colorful, set of notecards.



STAMPS: Squares Plus, Baby Sentiments

CARDSTOCK:  A Blanc Check

INK: Perfect Little Black Dress

OTHER: Dimensionals, Copics (various colors)



Can you tell we LOVE notecards! This set of cards comes complete with matching envies – even better, right!

For this series we used the new Background Basics 2 set, Word Windows die cuts, and Tags 2. We created a simple card design that would showcase each of the (6) background bars. A Word Window was die cut, stamped with a sentiment, and popped up on the card base.

We wanted matching envelopes so we replicated the design onto labels and adhered them to the front side of a glassine envie.

Each card in the set has a coordinating envelope, to complete the set.

And here you have a another set of notecards packaged and ready to go…



STAMPS: Background Basics 2, All Occasions 1, All Occasions 2

CARDSTOCK: Kraft Like a Rockstar

INK: Perfect Little Black Dress

RIBBON: Trendsetter Blue

TWINE: Blue/White

SIMPLE CUTS: Tags 2, Word Windows

OTHER: Dimensionals, Glassine Bag, Address Labels}



Design Team Blog Hop


Hasn’t the design team been AMAZING so far? Wait until you see the inspiration they have to share with you today! The CSS designers have been busy crafting fun release day projects to share with you. Click on each of the links below to see what our designers have been creating with Collection 4. Be sure to visit with each designer for more details:


All products are available online {here}

Thank you for visiting with us today.

Be sure to join us tomorrow for Day 5!


CSS Daily App on iTunes


Looking for even more inspiration?
Download the CSS Daily Papercrafting App 2.0.1 available on iTunes

{You can download the CSS Daily App 2.0.1 from iTunes here}

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