We are taking today’s Release in Review down by the seaside.  With each growing release, we love to take time out and review all of the new products, point out fun tips and tricks, and share lots of inspiration along the way. Let’s get started and take a closer look at the {Seaside Summer} series from Collection 4


Collection 4


Yesterday we reviewed the newly released By the Glass series – a great assortment of beverage inspired stamps and a bottle tag die cut. And today it’s all about having a little fun creating with the iconic images of celebrating summer by the sea.

Included in the Seaside Summer series is (1) amazing, double-sided imprint plate,  (3) builder background sets, (5) seaside themed sets, (1) nautical alphabet, and (2) versatile mix and match sentiment sets. Here are each of the products in more detail:

Quotes 3 ($15)

  • A text background block that is repeatable on all sides
  • Who doesn’t love a little of Hemingway’s Old Man and the Sea  – this excerpt is a fun addition to add to any sea inspired project
  • And you can’t forget the marlins! Included in the set, is a left and right facing pair of marlins.

Nautical Knots ($15)

  • A vintage rope image that repeats left and right.
  • Great for building backgrounds, and adding subtle detail.

Canning Weave ($15)

  • A classic wicker caning weave background that is repeatable on all four sides

Imprints 2 ($16)

  • A double-sided, 100% steel impression plate (made in the USA)
  • Side 1 has a caning weave pattern
  • Side 2 has a vintage seashell and netting collage
  • Creates deep impressions, and works in leading industry standard die cutting machines

Seaside ($24)

  • A vintage seaside set filled with fun silhouette collage images
  • Many images nestle beautifully in our Tags die cut series
  • Use images by themselves or layer to create a full seaside scene

Sea Life ($24)

  • A vintage assortment of sea life images
  • Included are both large and small size options. For example the large octopus is 2.25″ x 2.5″ and the smaller version is 1 3/8″ x 1 3/8″

Seashells ($24)

  • A vintage assortment of seashell images
  • Included are both large and small size options. For this example, the large clamshell is 2″ x 2″ and the smaller version is 1″ x 1″

Seaside Sentiments 1 ($24)

  • A coordinating sentiment set with a variety of seaside, beachy related sayings
  • Included are two sizes of left and right facing whales with water spouts
  • This set is filled with punny sayings, sentimental quotes, and a few all occasion phrases

Seaside Sentiments 2 ($24)

  • An additional coordinating sentiment set that will stretch the possibilities of the seaside summer images even more
  • Included is a sailboat and directional sign image
  • Great for announcements and invitations of all sorts

Nautical Flags ($24)

  • An alphabet set for the the high seas
  • Each flag represents a different letter (not to worry, we include a index sheet for you)
  • Included in the set is also a mini flag background image, a few heart flags, and a fun compass image

Beach Bum ($24)

  • A super cute beachy set – how fun are those waves? And they come in two sizes
  • This set has a mix of punny sayings and adorable beach inspired images
  • Great for coloring, paper piecing, building scenes, and more

Summer Fun ($24)

  • A set filled with graphic, summer fun designs
  • Several options for two-step stamping
  • Also included are fun summer sayings, and darling banner images


Seaside Summer Inspiration



Being a Maryland based company, you learn to have an affinity for certain things – like a signature Maryland crab cake. And the number one key ingredient to a good crab cake is Old Bay Seasoning. A big trend in wedding planning these days is to have favors that showcase a little bit about where the couple is from originally.  So we decided for today’s project we would post a fun, Maryland-inspired favor – a DIY Old Bay Popcorn Favor.

To start you will need just a few simple supplies:

Spoon a tbsp of popcorn kernels into the mini lunch bag, and add a few pinches of Old Bay seasoning to give it that signature Maryland flavor.

Be sure to keep the kernels on the bottom fold of the bag.

Next fold the top flap of the bag down 3-4 times. (This part will unroll just a bit while the kernels are popping.)

Decorate the popcorn bag with a Wrappers label stamped with a lovely collage image from the Seaside stamp set. A small thank you from the Party Elements: Baby set was added just behind the wrapper. And finally secure it on the popcorn bag with a little bit of True Blue Fan ribbon.  This way it is easy for your guests to slide off when they get home or back to their hotel rooms to pop up a little snack.

To heat, simply place the popcorn bag with the folds facing up in a microwave for 1 minute. (Time may vary on each microwave.) Once fully popped you will have a perfect single serve, snack-sized, bag of freshly popped popcorn with a reminiscent taste of Maryland!



STAMPS: Seaside, Party Elements: Baby

CARDSTOCK: On the Catwalk Cream, Kraft Like a Rockstar

INK: True Blue Fan, Rouge Ruffles

SIMPLE CUTS: Wrappers die

RIBBON: True Blue Fan

OTHER: Mini Lunch Bag, Popcorn Kernels, Old Bay Seasoning


Design Team Blog Hop


The CSS designers have been busy crafting fun Release In Review day projects to share with you. Click on each of the links below to see what our design team members 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 RIR Day 3!


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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