Spooky good times are ahead for this wickedly fun crafty season! We’re breaking out the Beware stamp set to create a frightfully fab trio of Halloween Stationery. We kept our color story traditional with a classic orange (O-01), black (N-02) and white (N-01) mix with a tiny pop of purple (P-02). You can click on any of the color story circle swatches above (or on the side bar) to see more projects using any of our CSS signature colors for lots more color-filled inspiration. Read more
It’s that time of year again! The moment when all in the world seems right – Pumpkin Spice Lattes are flowing, Fall has officially begun, and we are celebrating it all by sponsoring the Fall Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop. This is sure to be an exciting week filled with tons of coffee loving inspiration. With so many great sponsors on board, we’ll simply say “welcome coffee loving crafty friends and enjoy the hop”. There are fun and fabulous prizes to be won along the way, including (3) gift certificates to shop your favorites from Clear and Simple Stamps. We have tons of great coffee sets you can check out (here). Join us inside the studio and on our Instagram page to enjoy even more coffee inspired projects – let the coffee loving fun begin…
Pumpkin Spice season is officially here and we are celebrating in the studio making #PSL stationery while drinking pumpkin spice lattes, and munching on pumpkin bread while burning pumpkin spice candles. What can we say, we take our research on the subject pretty serious. That and we are sort of obsessing over how fun it is to create crafty projects for such a yummy time of the year.
When you spend a few days at the beach, you are sure to be inspired to create in warm summery colors. And to color lots of super cute seaside critters! We find it sort of relaxing to hang out by the waters edge with a few markers, and the Beach Bum stamp set for a fun afternoon of coloring. What can we say, it’s the simple things that bring us joy.
Our most favorite part of Christmas, besides spending time with family and celebrating the true meaning of the holiday are the cards. It’s so much fun to give and receive holiday cards. It’s always a challenge to display them all and come up with new ways to feature your mini art gallery of holiday cards. This year we are starting early and easing our way into prepping for the holidays. We have a super simple set of note cards that are perfect for creating in large quantities so that you can tackle your ever-growing Christmas card list early!
The gang is all here and ready to celebrate the weekend watching the new Peanuts Movie! To say we were pretty excited when we found out about this movie doesn’t quite do it justice. We were prepared to be first in line with our popcorn and snacks in tow for the adventures of Charlie Brown and company to entertain us all day long.
In prep for a super fun movie outing, we thought it would be awesome to create mini Peanuts Movie inspired note cards – including one for Charlie Brown’s sweetheart the little red-haired girl! Love that we get to see her in real life.
Whenever we think mini note cards, we immediately grab our A3 Stationery Dies. They create the perfect 3″ square card and envelope set. For these Peanuts Movie inspired notes we simply used the envelope and the liner dies.
And how cute are these liners? A custom liner for each character equals major fun, and we have it as a free download to share with you [here]!
Print these cute liners out with a laser printer and foil them for a bit of added shimmer. We even love the left over negative from foiling – you could certainly use both as adorable envelope liners for the character note cards.
Now that we have the envies all prepped and ready, let’s assemble the gang. And we’ll warn you now – this Peanuts inspired stationery set is ridiculously cute! Each Peanuts character has such a distinct style that we had the best time mixing and matching stamps and dies to recreate each look on the mini notes.
There are several tips and tricks to creating each character note card and we’ll take you through each one. What we love most about these abstract note cards (besides the mega cute factor) is that they come together so easily, and make a great gift set for any Peanuts lover!
How lovable are each of these adorable character cards?! The new Peanuts movie is super cute, and has certainly inspired a handful of creative projects and parties you just may see pop up on the blog in the future (wink, wink)!
Halloween is just a few short days away. Are you ready for a spooky good time? We sure are but our form of spooky happens to border along the lines of super duper cute Little Monsters! Not only are these monsters fun to color, they love to have a good time. Who says monster have to be scary? We actually prefer them a bit playful and cuddly, especially when creating fun party invitations.
To set the scene for this Monster Bash, we created with a mix of these CSS sets from our stamping stash:
We love that the Up and Away set comes with so many balloon string choices. The partial string images allows for fun placement and can turn any image into having a tied on balloon string.
Carry your colors throughout the Monster Bash invitation suite and incorporate a matching envie liner. CSS Giftwrap creates a lovely light-weight liner that can be cut using the A4 Envie Liner die and coordinates perfectly.
You will have a ton of fun creating these invitations. To mix it up a little, try masking different monsters behind the word “hello”, or personalize each invitation with the guest’s name instead of the word “hello”. There are lots of adorable options for creating a monster good time…
Shop this project [here] and create your own frightfully cute monster bash invitations.
They say Orange is the new…well, orange! For this upcoming Fall season, our orange of choice is the lovely Creamsicle Cardigan. It’s a warm and creamy color that pairs well with a wide range of fall color palettes, while easily taking center stage with it’s soft orangey hue.