COLLECTION 9: the Holiday Collection

Did you know Christmas is the largest card-sending holiday in the United States with approximately 1.5 billion cards sent annually? Make your cards stand out this holiday, with a collection of signature note cards, perfectly packaged in matching envies with the new stamps and dies in the Collection 9 release.

Throughout the week, we have been sharing a variety of new product and lots of crafty inspiration for making your holidays the prettiest ever with our Make it Pretty: Holiday Collection.

This entire collection is filled with stamps and dies that make gift giving a true work of art. We LOVE to give gifts, receive gifts, open gifts, share gifts…you get the picture. This release is dedicated to gift giving. In each series, you will find so many useful options that will carry you well beyond the holiday season.

Receiving a handmade card is a gift all in itself! Create amazing stationery sets for gifting complete with matching envies in two fun styles, that are sure to please this holiday.


A4 Note Card Dies


A4 Note Cards measure 3.5″ x 5″, and come in (5) fab styles.


The holidays are a busy time of year, so why not create a set of note cards from dies to help save time! There are (5) fun styles to choose from to add variety and interest to your cards this season and all year long.


A4 Envie + Liner Dies


A handmade note card deserves an equally awesome handmade envelope to match, not to mention a super stylish envie liner to give it a little extra bit of creative detail.



Flat note cards are a great for holiday mailings. We started with a die cut A4 Note Card and created a custom sentiment with the Alpha Wide stamp set to spell “merry” in My Style Blueprint ink. The geometric filler images add a fun and playful element to this modern design.

We added a bold liner by stamping Designer Lines in Perfect Little Black Dress Ink. The liner is purposely shorter along the top edge of the envie to allow for adhesive to seal the envelope closed.


A4 Pocket Fold Envie Die


The A4 Pocket Fold Envie is perfect for party invitations, note card enclosures, photo cards, and more.

When a project calls for an enclosure, we reach for the A4 Pocket Fold Envie Die.  ____________________________________________________________________

Cover Prints 1


Cover an area with fun movement in a variety of traditional iconic designs,




Add pretty details to projects with one simple stamp. Here we heat embossed the trail of stars with gold embossing powder for a holiday card that sparkles!

By using the A4 Note Card as a popped up panel, and die cutting the A4 Envie and matching glittery liner, these holiday cards are simple to assemble and great for mass producing with style.


Duly Noted


Make a statement and be seen with the wide sentiment bars in this stamp set. Mix and match for a variety of occasions.




When it comes to giving gifts, its the thought that counts.  Grand gestures can certainly come in sweet and simple packages.

Color blocking is a classic trend that you can pretty much bank on being a design staple for years to come. Here we went with a traditional holiday mix of red and white. Our envie has a simple Dare to be a Diva Red inked stripe for a bold, yet simple statement.

To create this stripe we masked off the envelope with just a thin edge exposed. Next we inked up our Create-a-Plaid: Wide stripe and stamped onto the envelope. We peeled back the mask to reveal a perfect striped edge envie.

Inside is a stamped liner using the snowflake background bar from Cover Prints 1.

Can we say #PartialTagDieLove?! How perfect for creating sentiment strip tags by pairing them with the Partial Tag Dies. We die cut the partial tag, then stamped our sentiment, and trimmed the edges to create the tag. Thread with a bit of Silver/White twine and you are all set to go.

Let’s just say we have a bowl of these tags handy at our gift wrapping station!


 We hope you have enjoyed the Card Making Series.
It is available for purchase [here]

Can you stand to see MORE?  Be sure to check back for our final reveal from Collection 9!


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}


Merry Christmas Card + Envie: 1. A4 Note Card Dies | 2. A4 Envie + Liner Dies | 3. A Blanc Check Cardstock | 4. Alpha Wide | 5. Create-a-Plaid: Wide | 6. Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | 7. My Style Blueprint Ink | 8. Silver/White Twine | 9. Party Elements: Winter Woodlands | 10. Designer Lines | OTHER: Foam Tape, 1/4″ Simple Adhesive

Sparkle and Shine Holiday Card + Envie: 1. A4 Note Card Dies | 2. A Blanc Check Cardstock | 3. Perfect Little Black Dress Ink | 4. A4 Envie + Liner Dies | 5. Cover Prints 1 | 6. Nutcracker Holiday | OTHER: Foam Tape, Gold Embossing Powder, Gold Glitter Paper

Happy Holidays Simple Gift Set: 1. A4 Note Card Dies | 2. A4 Envie + Liner Dies | 3. A Blanc Check Cardstock | 4. Dare to be a Diva Red Ink | 5. Partial Tag Dies| 6. Clear Pillow Box | 7. Pillow Box Liner Die | 8. Cover Prints 1 | 9. Silver/White Twine | 10. Duly Noted | 11. Create-a-Plaid: Wide |  OTHER: Peppermint Candy, 1/4″ Simple Adhesive, Clear Block Set B (large sized blocks)