Let crafters and adoring fans know you steel got it with this timeless gray color.


Clear and Simple Stamps | Punny #PSL - pumpkin spice latte stationery

Clear and Simple Stamps | Punny #PSL - pumpkin spice latte stationeryIt’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…

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Clear and Simple Stamps | Macaron Sweets

Clear and Simple Stamps | Macaron Sweets

You really don’t need to have a special occasion on hand in order to get excited about macaron sweets! But it certainly is nice to celebrate with tasty little pastry treats. We’re taking our love for desserts from the kitchen into the craftroom with a fun note card using the Let’s Bake series. Those adorable macaron images and fab foodie sayings make us smile each and every time.

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Clear and Simple Stamps | Hello Fall Stationery

Clear and Simple Stamps | Hello Fall Stationery

Bring on the sweater weather, we are so ready for Fall. While we may still be a few weeks early ushering in the change of seasons, we just can’t help ourselves…we love Fall! Anybody else out there look forward to the crunch of leaves, change in colors, smell of pumpkin spice and apple pie wafting through the air? We pretty much transform the studio into an Autumn wonderland. Which certainly helps get you in the mood to create pretty stationery like this Hello Fall card… Read more


Clear and Simple Stamps | Thank You Teacher #stationery #backtoschool

Clear and Simple Stamps | Thank You Teacher #stationery #backtoschoolIt’s back to school time, and we love seeing all the fab school supplies hitting the shelves at our local stores.  It’s a fun time of year, where we think back to how exciting it was to pick out that first day of school outfit. You even woke up extra early in anticipation of the first day back at school.

Awwh those were the days….

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Clear and Simple Stamps |Save the Date: 2017 Polaroid Frames Calendar Download

Clear and Simple Stamps |Save the Date: 2017 Polaroid Frames Calendar DownloadSave the Date and welcome to a fun new series you’ll find on the blog periodically, as we share our love for cute calendars. If you are anything like we are, you’ll notice that you end up with more than one calendar style that you like and find places around the house, office, and even car to stash yet another calendar that you had to have. Even though we all have digital calendars on our smart phones, there is something way better about holding pretty paper in hand to remind us of the days of the week, an upcoming appointment, special occasions, or even start our countdown to the holidays! Read more


Clear and Simple Stamps | Peanuts Inspired Stationery

CSS-PeanutsStationery(main)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.

Clear and Simple Stamps | Peanuts Inspired StationeryWe did mention that we are serious about our love for the Peanuts comic strip, didn’t we?!

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.

Clear and Simple Stamps | Peanuts Inspired Stationery with Gold Foiled LinersAnd 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.

Clear and Simple Stamps | Peanuts Inspired Stationery with Gold Foiled LinersNow 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.

Clear and Simple Stamps | Peanuts Inspired StationeryThere 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!

Clear and Simple Stamps | Peanuts Inspired Stationery - tips and tricksHow 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)!

Clear and Simple Stamps | Peanuts Inspired Stationery


Shop this project [here] to get started creating your own Peanuts Inspired Stationery, and make sure to share them with us on instgram and tag your projects #CSSlovesPeanuts


 

 


Clear and Simple Stamps | Handmade Goodness

Clear and Simple Stamps | Handmade GoodnessIt’s that coffee and crafting hour of the day. Well let’s face it, any hour of the day would be great for gathering up your supplies and making something creative – especially when it involves coffee and crafty friends.

Welcome your guests into your craft room with an inviting cup of coffee served in a hand-stamped Beverage Cup as they arrive. Provide a stamped stir stick and a marker for each guest to write their names and claim their cup of coffee. Never underestimate the little stamps in a stamp set.  We adore this tiny “this belongs to” sentiment from Craft Edition for so many reasons – stamped stir sticks is just one of them!

Clear and Simple Stamps | Handmade Goodness - Custom Beverage CupsWe grabbed a mix of stamps to create a fun scene “straight outta my stamp room” – papers, pens, ribbons oh my! We love combining sets to stretch our stash of stamps and our Hobby line of stamps work beautifully together. With a little bit of masking and some coloring our scene came together for a fun, modern crafty invitation.

Did someone say masking? This technique is still one of our all time top five favorite techniques. For this project we focused on turning the scrapbook paper in the image from Craft Room into a patterned sheet of designer paper using a Craft Edition sentiment, “Create. Post. Share. Repeat.”, which is perfect for makers.

Clear and Simple Stamps | Handmade Goodness - Masking TechniqueWith a plan in mind we set out in stages how we would mask off the project:

  1. Stamp the image onto a card panel in N-02 | Perfect Little Black Dress ink.
  2. Stamp image again onto masking paper. (TIP: sticky note paper is a great alternative)
  3. Trim the supply images slightly inside of the stamped outline. This will make sure that the image stamped over the mask will meet the original image without any gaps – it will create a more seamless look.
  4. Adhere masks to the image stamped on the card panel and also mask the entire area outside of the cardstock image with sticky notes to protect the area.
  5. Stamp the sentiment in GY-02 | I Steel Got It ink repeatedly to fill in the space with a text background pattern. Then remove all the masks to reveal an updated look to the stamped image.

Clear and Simple Stamps | Handmade Goodness - Masking TechniqueFrom there, the card falls into place relatively quickly. Simply color the images with markers, and stamp your sentiment from Brewed to Go in N-02 | Perfect Little Black Dress ink. Isn’t that saying just the cutest? Let’s drink coffee and create stuff – who could resist?! And of course we had to add a coffee cup image from the Morning Brew: Coffee stamp set to help complete the scene. With the coordinating Coffee Cup die, we stamped, colored, and added a to go style coffee cup to the card panel.

Now let’s be honest, we’ve all done it and it only takes one time to spill a cup of coffee (or any beverage for that matter) all over your work space to know that coffee and crafting can also be a bit dangerous. Our only suggestion is to rest your cup far away from your papers – we’d hate for you to learn the hard way like we did!

Clear and Simple Stamps | Handmade Goodness


Host a day filled with coffee and creativity. Shop this project [here] to get started…



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It’s Easter time and we are getting ready for a hoppin’ good time! Today, we’re sharing a simple, krafty project that is perfect for holiday themed packaging. Not to mention, fun for all ages to create and share on Easter.

You’ll need just a few supplies to get you started:

Paper Sac Bunny Bag Kit | Partial Tags Dies | Favor Flags Dies| Cart Pals: Occasions

Follow along with these simple steps to create your very own Paper Sac Bunny Bags…

  • With a simple pencil line, create a “v” line that will serve as your bunny ears.

 

  • Trim out the bag along the pencil line and discard the top portion.
  • Erase any extra pencil lines that may still be on the bag.

 

  • Create a fold at the bottom of the bag with a score line 1″ from the bottom.

 

  • Open the bag to create a flat bottom, fold tabs under, and secure to bottom of bag.

 

  • Fill bag with an Easter treat, then cinch at the base of the ears and tie secure with Natural Cotton twine.
  • Create a banner tag using Partial Tags Dies and a Favor Flags Dies thread on twine and tie into a bow.
  • Finish your Paper Sac Bunny with a sweet little cottontail (aka cottonball)


Show Us Your Paper Sac Bunny Bags! We’d love to see your if you make a paper sac bunny. Tag us #clearandsimplestamps or #CSSbunnysac so that we can find your bunny bags…


 


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Welcome back to CREATE WITH LOVE, our Clear and Simple Stamps virtual Valentine’s (Craft) Day! We are sharing our final project for today and it’s the perfect gift for chocolate lovers…Project #7 – Box-o-Kisses Party Favor.

It’s perfectly acceptable to create a party for one, right? Cutely coordinated, chocolate candies filled to the brim makes it kind of hard for anyone to want to share this sweet treat! We just love how simple it is to dress up store bought candy and give it a bit of your own personal style.  We can’t help but think how cute these would be for so many different occasions.

Cutely decorated candy…check. Adorable party favor box for packaging…check.  How about the card? Not to worry, we’re making petite conversation hearts with a pocket for a tiny note card, which nestles perfectly into the Party Favor 11 box among all the kisses.

We hope you have enjoyed your Valentine’s Day! Sending you lots of xxxx and oooo…….

SUPPLIES: Simple Felt | Party Favor 11 (die) | Ticket Border (die) | Alpha Modern | Designer Lines | Taglines: Little Critters | Golden Tiara Ink | Shapes: Hearts (Combo) | All Wrapped Up | Paint the Town Pink Cardstock | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Party Elements: Winter Woodlands | I Steel Got It | Paint the Town Pink Ink | Simple Adhesive | Tissue Paper | Candy Kisses | Needle/Thread

 

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