With only two weekends remaining to get your Halloween crafted treats all set the pressure is on! Luckily, we have just the project to help you get prepared for the holiday. Get ready to Trick-or-Treat Yo’ Self with a simple diy Halloween favor bag. Now these treat bags are a bit too cute to spook but your trick-or-treaters will absolutely adore them! Read more
Your projects will get a little extra attention with this punchy green color. GR-04 | In the Limelight is available in our full color line to include: hybrid ink, ink refills, envelopes and cardstock. You’ll enjoy crafting with this pop of vibrant green color as it pairs well to create a beautiful compliment to so […]
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.
Have you earned your free stamp of the month “Good Vibes Only” yet? You only have a few days left to place an order and receive the July Stamp of the Month freebie set. We used the Good Vibes Only stamp to create a set of Ombré note cards. You’ll love how easy it is to layer ink for a fun way to add color to your sentiments.
Gather up a few of your favorite CSS Hybrid Ink pads in a similar color family, so that you can create a pretty gradient of ombré color. We started by inking the stamp in the lightest of the three ink colors. Next we lightly dabbed the middle shade of ink on the bottom 2/3rds of the stamp, and finally inking the bottom in the darkest ink color. Read more
Introducing the new and improved Envie Liner Plus series.
Our Envie Liners have been a longtime CSS Favorite, and we’ve made some awesome upgrades based on customer feedback and how we like to style our own envelopes and stationery. We couldn’t think of a better way to wrap up National Letter and Card Writing Month than with a great new set of dies to dress up your everyday stationery needs.
–> What’s new and improved, you ask? …Everything!
With the holidays only a few days away, now is the perfect time to start creating your stash of Thank You cards. ‘Tis the season for proper gift giving etiquette, and saying thank you in style is definitely rule no. 1! Read more
‘Tis the season for giving with a joyful heart! And not getting caught up in the mad dash of the holidays. We adopt the less is more theory to hold onto our sanity during this time of year…enter the mini holiday card.
Mini holiday cards are the perfect compromise – you get to create something handmade, and it’s small so you can make lots of them in a little amount of time. They tuck neatly under ribbon on a wrapped gift, fit perfectly inside a stocking, or placed between keys on a keyboard at a coworker’s desk. We are a huge fan of the mini card.
To get started we picked a theme and a holiday-inspired color story. With a little pre-planning, this makes creating variations of your mini card come together quickly. Our set of minis is all about the Joy the holidays bring. We reached for our Flurry Days Sentiments stamp set and created this fun trio of cards.
We anchored each mini card with the word “joy” and an adorable tiny red cardinal from the Party Elements: Winter Woodlands Extras stamp set. Don’t overlook the little images in stamp sets – often times they can steal the show, like this cute little bird! For another fun detail, we drew lines with a white gel pen onto each letter – a simple way to alter images for added interest.
And what’s a cute mini note without an equally fabulous envie?! The A3 Stationery Dies make the perfect envelope for 3″ mini cards. (And should absolutely be on your crafty #myCSSwish list!) We love the two-tone color with R-01 | Dare to be a Diva Red on the outside and GR-04 | In the Limelight on the inside – so cute and so festive.
We’re using these mini note cards for gifting. Inside each card is stamped with a simple “to/from” sentiment using the Trendy Tags stamp set. We’ve made a stash of these mini notes for quick grab and go during this holiday season. It’s always helpful to have a few extras on hand just in case you need to give out a last minute gift or two, or ten!
Shop this project [here], and make a stash of holiday mini cards of your own…
We love color! We are inspired by colors daily and openly admit it is one of the best parts of creating a project. Many times you go into a project with specific colors in mind and other times you need a little bit of inspiration to pull the right mix of colors together.
You may often hear us refer to our coveted Colordex. This is a color index of the entire CSS Color Collection that we created using our Stationery Organizer dies, File It: Color, and File It: CSS Color stamp sets. We use this handy dandy tool every. single. day. It’s a great way to play with colors until you find a combo that works.
While creating the Cute as a Bug Guidebook, we wanted to share our love of color with a series of color combos to help inspire you. Here is a peek at few of our favorite projects and the coordinating color combos that we used in the guidebook.
Do you love color like we do? Create your own Colordex as a great way to organize and plan your colors for your next project. Shop by color in the store [here]…