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Collection 5: The Basics

It’s Release Day, and we are exploring all the basics that make up Collection 5. There are fun announcements, and brand new products that we just can’t wait to share with you!

This release has such an amazing inventory of fabulous new products, that we are making each release day item 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 (9) different series that we will showcase over the next six days, starting today…

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Collection 5: The Basics

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We took a nice long break for the summer – enjoyed family vacations, taught Simply Copic classes, hosted a few meet and greets, and we’re excited to get settled into fall by sharing the new Collection 5 Release. And when we say we are excited for fall..we mean EXCITED!

We like to enjoy the moment, and celebrate all things fall while it is actually fall. The smell of Pumpkin Spice lattes fill the office, warm jewel and earthy tones are popping up in our wardrobe, we’re planning Halloween costumes, and taking in walks to enjoy crisp fall mornings while the leaves are still turning colors. No need to rush the holiday season, we plan to enjoy every bit of fall while it lasts, and you will see that reflected in the Collection 5 release  – The Bounty of Fall.

Today we are starting out with the Basics.  These are those tried and true stamping staples that you think back and wonder “How did I ever manage without them?” – you know like a scoring tool, a paper trimmer, or those fundamental shapes and labels that add a little something extra to your special projects.

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Shapes / Labels

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SHAPES: ROUNDED SQUARES COMBO {$35}

  • This is a combo set – it includes both stamps and coordinating dies.
  • This set coordinates with the Icons and Icons Sentiments sets.
  • Rounded Squares measure: 1″, 1.25″, 1.5″, 1.75″, 2″, 2.25″, 2.5″

 

visit Dana’s blog

 

ROUNDED SQUARES TRIO DIE {$12}

  • This is a one piece die.
  • Each rounded square measures 1.25″
  • This die coordinates with the Icons and Icons Sentiments sets.

 visit Tracy’s blog

 

ROUNDED SQUARES QUAD DIE {$15}

  • This is a one piece die.
  • Each rounded square measures 1.25″
  • This die coordinates with the Icons and Icons Sentiments sets.

 

 

LABELS 5 COMBO {$25}

  • This is a combo set – it includes both stamps and coordinating dies.
  • Labels 5 measures: 2.5″ and 2.75″

 

 

LABEL FRAMES 1 {$24}

 

 

BURSTS {$15}

  • This is a set of (5) graduated dies.
  • Bursts measure: 7/8″, 1 3/8″, 2″, 2 3/8″, 2 3/4″

 

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Shapes / Labels Inspiration

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We love a good play on words! The new Burst dies are so versatile – you will see lots more with them as release week continues.

We wanted to create a fun card. The letters were die cut and stamped with the Distressed Linen background to add a bit of subtle detail. The base layer was stamped in From an Anonymous Source (watermark/embossing) ink and heat embossed with white powder.  The small bits of popcorn were die cut from the Bucket-o-Popcorn dies, and stamped with the coordinating set.

We added washi tape around the cap of the kernel canister, and a fun ribbon label using the Label Frames 1 set. A great gift set to give for movie night!

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Visit with the design team for more inspiration with the Shapes/Labels Series from Collection 5. A list of designers is also at the end of today’s post.

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{POPCORN SET}

STAMPS: Bucket-o-Popcorn, Distressed Linen

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Perfect Little Black Dress, Dare to be a Diva Red

INK: Perfect Little Black Dress, A Blanc Check

RIBBON: Say Yellow to All Your Fans, Mauved By the Paparazzi, Orange You Fabulous

COPIC:  Yellow Trio 2

SIMPLE CUTS: Labels 3, Bursts, Bucket-o-Popcorn, Uppercase

OTHER: Dimensionals, White Embossing Powder

 

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Fall Frenzy

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FALL FRENZY {$24}

visit Stephany’s blog

 

 

DISTRESSED LINEN {$15}

  • This is a repeating background.
  • Overlap on any of the four sides to create a seamless design.

visit Kim’s blog

 

 

LEAFLETS {$24}

  • This set includes (25) different shaped leaves
  • This set coordinates with the Leaflets Dies.
  • Leaves are varying sizes – visit store for measurements.

visit Amber’s blog

 

 visit Denise’s blog

 

 

LEAFLETS DIES {$30}

  • This set includes (25) leaf shaped dies.
  • This set coordinates with the Leaflets stamp set.

visit Jaclyn’s blog

 

 

IMPRINTS 4 {$16}

  • This is a double-sided impression plate.
  • Side 1: Fall Frenzy Collage
  • Side 2: Woodgrain
  • Imprints 4 coordinates with Fall Frenzy

 

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Fall Frenzy Inspiration

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 Fall is all about the harvest, and one thing we love to do this time of year is to go apple picking.We chose to create with the larger basket in the Fall Frenzy set and add a bushel of apples. The image is stamped on a die cut Rounded Squares and the little banner was paper pieced on top.

The card base was stamped with Distressed Linen, a simple sentiment was added and the image was adhere to the card base.

We could easily see changing out the fillers in the basket to create a year round set of cards.

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Visit with the design team for more inspiration with the Fall Frenzy Series from Collection 5. A list of designers is also at the end of today’s post.

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{WITH THANKS CARD}

STAMPS: Distressed Linen, Fall Frenzy, Cart Pals: Occasions (apples)

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Perfect Little Black Dress, Dare to be a Diva Red

INK: Perfect Little Black Dress, A Blanc Check

RIBBON: Say Yellow to All Your Fans, Mauved By the Paparazzi, Orange You Fabulous

COPIC: Red Trio 2, Earth Trio 4, Yellow Green Trio 5

SIMPLE CUTS: Shapes: Rounded Squares

OTHER: Dimensionals

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Clouds

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We are delighted to share this next series with you, as the concept came from our very own design team member Laurie Willison:

“I am so excited that my little fun foam clouds have become real stamps and dies!  This is such an exciting day!  These foam stamps have been attached to acrylic blocks and sitting right on my craft table for several years now.  To see them become stamps has been so much fun!  I have to thank the team at Clear and Simple Stamps, with a special thanks to Stephany, Nicki for taking my designs, and making them a reality!  They have added in a couple more fun cloud shapes, a cloud border and an awesome set of dies!”

That’s right, you can now add a fun series of clouds to your stamping stash! From dies, to coordinating stamps, filler stamps, sentiments and an impression plate. This series provides a little bit of cloud happy for everyone.

 CLOUDS COMBO {$35}

  • This is a combo set – it includes both stamps and coordinating dies.
  • The two cloud borders repeat along the edger die border.
  • Clouds are varying sizes – visit store for measurements
  • Clouds Combo coordinates with Imprints 3, Cloudy Days, and Cloudy Days Sentiments

visit Lori’s blog

 

CLOUDY DAYS {$24}

  • This set coordinates with the Clouds Combo set.
  • There are (11) cloud images and (1) cloud border included in this set.

visit Laurie’s Blog

 

visit Kim’s blog

 

CLOUDY DAYS SENTIMENTS {$24}

  • This sentiment set coordinates with the Clouds Combo and Cloudy Days stamp set.
  • There are (22) sentiments and (4) images included in the set.

visit Laura’s blog

 

 

IMPRINTS 3 {$16}

visit Jennifer’s blog

 

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Clouds Inspiration

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We are absolutely smitten with each of Cloud sets – they are so fun to work with!

For this first card we paired the solid circle image from Triangle Trinkets for a peek of sunshine behind the popped up cloud.

The sentiment was masked so that the word “blue” could be stamped in the same color as the fun cloud. And since the set also has a smaller polka dot cloud with a different shape, we wanted to create a fun card using it as well.

The sentiment was stamped first onto the card base.  We than added the little flourishes to frame out the sentiment.  A small cloud was added with a popped up red heart.

We had so much fun creating these sets with Laurie, they truly are a “must-have” basic for your stamping stash. Be sure to check out her blog for TONS more inspiration and an awesome giveaway!

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Visit with the design team for more inspiration with the Clouds Series from Collection 5. A list of designers is also at the end of today’s post.

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{MISS YOU & CLOUD 9 CARDS}

STAMPS: Cloudy Days, Cloudy Days Sentiments, Triangle Trinkets (sun), Love Cupid (heart)

CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check

INK: Perfect Little Black Dress,You’re Such a Gray-cious Host, Dare to be a Diva Red, Trendsetter Blue

SIMPLE CUTS: Clouds

OTHER: Dimensionals, Yellow/White Twine

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Design Team Blog Hop

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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 design team members have been creating with Collection 5. 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 2!

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CSS Daily App on iTunes

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

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4 replies
  1. Beth M
    Beth M says:

    OMG, so many adorable new products. The leaflets stamps and dies and the
    round squares trio and quad are my faves. If only I could afford an “I want it all” option.

    Reply
  2. Audrey Tokach
    Audrey Tokach says:

    Oh my goodness, so many great new things and it is only day #1! I am gonna be so broke, but I LOVE it. I love all of the Clouds and the Burst dies! I can’t wait to see what else is in store for the rest of the release! 🙂

    Reply

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