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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 | Rosé Cocktail Cards

Clear and Simple Stamps | Rosé Cocktail Cards

Hip hip hooray for a little Rosé! That’s been our mantra around here all summer long, and we have to admit we really love a good Rosé. Well what’s not to love?  It has a pretty pink color, gives off a sweet taste and smell, not to mention the fun bubbly effervescents – it’s a perfect summer treat for grown ups. Hey, adulting is hard! We need a little reprieve every now and again – we just happen to take ours with pink bubbles.

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Clear and Simple Stamps - O-03 | Pretty in Peach

There is something simply irresistible about the color peach! It’s warm and inviting and pairs well with any color. You know how some colors look great on everything? You can be sure that in this color, every project will turn out Pretty in Peach. It’s available in our full color line to include: hybrid ink, […]


Clear and Simple Stamps | Poptails - Popsicle Gift Tags #popsicles #cocktails

Clear and Simple Stamps | Poptails - Popsicle Gift Tags #popsicles #cocktails

Every now and then you may just need a little something stronger than coffee in your cup. We definitely promote drinking responsibly and in cute hand-crafted style.  With Summer in full swing, fruit flavored martinis are the perfect way to toast the warmer months and treat yo’ self to a tasty beverage.

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Clear and Simple Stamps | Introducing the Envie Liner Plus dies - create custom envelope liners

Clear and Simple Stamps | Introducing the Envie Liner Plus dies - create custom envelope liners

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!

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Clear and Simple Stamps | #LongLiveSnailMail - ideas for sending snail mail...

Clear and Simple Stamps | #LongLiveSnailMail - ideas for sending snail mail...April is officially National Letter and Card Writing month, which celebrates the art of handwriting and (wait for it…) actually mailing a letter or card!  We love that stationery has a month all it’s own to be celebrated and shared with others.

In honor of National Letter and Card Writing month, we’re encouraging you to try one of our top ten ways to celebrate snail mail and send a handwritten note out to a loved one, a close friend, a neighbor or even a stranger simply to say “hello” and brighten their day.

You’ll be surprised how one simple gesture can fill a heart with so much joy…

Clear and Simple Stamps | #LongLiveSnailMail - ideas for sending snail mail...


Clear and Simple Stamps | Tasty Treat Tags #nationalicecreammonth

Clear and Simple Stamps | Tasty Treat Tags #nationalicecreammonthWhat happens when you cross a relaxing Sunday afternoon with National Ice Cream Day…a Sundae Funday!

That’s right, we enjoyed a day of creating in the craft room over the weekend. And we whipped up a super cute ice cream inspired project to celebrate a sweet moment – National Ice Cream month. With this no calorie option, we absolutely love that stamping and coloring our favorite flavors won’t require an extra trip to the gym this week!

Clear and Simple Stamps | Tasty Treat Tags #nationalicecreammonth - craft your flavor with the Foodie Fun stamp setBesides, creating sets of tags is pretty much a ritual around here. There is always a reason to dress up a gift bag or add a nice touch to wrapped gifts without taking up too much time and still making the recipient feel extra special.
Clear and Simple Stamps | Tasty Treat Tags #nationalicecreammonth - craft your flavor with the Foodie Fun stamp setSo in honor of a papercrafting diet that allows us to create any and every treat possible without gaining a pound, we are reaching for the Foodie Fun stamp set, Tags 1 Combo, and a few other supplies to create a sweet set of tags.

With a mix of warm, summery colors each tag comes to life with an assortment of fun messages – it means a lot when you love someone more than ice cream, right?!
Clear and Simple Stamps | Tasty Treat Tags #nationalicecreammonth - craft your flavor with the Foodie Fun stamp setEach tag starts with the same Foodie Fun ice cream cone image, and with a bit of creative coloring we’re serving up a medley of flavors.

That’s really the best part about ice cream – there are so many yummy choices. We had fun recreating our favorites on paper and adding them to our stash of tags. Visit us on Instagram and tell us your favorite flavors…
Clear and Simple Stamps | Tasty Treat Tags #nationalicecreammonth


Get the Scoop on what you’ll need to create your own set of tasty treat tags. Shop the project [here]



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Today we are combining food with function…jellybeans count as a food group right?! Crafting with sweets is always fun, and makes for tasty snacks along the way – make sure you have extra on hand to nibble on through the creative process…

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

2014 Calendar Tags PDF | Pretty in Peach Ink | Pretty in Peach Cardstock | A Blanc Check Cardstock | Sheerly Chic Cardstock | Gold/White Twine | Circles Plus | Alpha Monogram | File It: Calendar | Sweet Sentiments | Party Favor 2 Die | Bottle Tag Die | Jellybeans

We love to use the 2014 Calendar Tags PDF download to create beyond simple tags. By printing the calendars onto Sheerly Chic Cardstock we created a fun insert to turn the Party Favor 2 Die into a sweet little treat box.

Fill the favor box with a seasonal snack – we chose peach flavored jellybeans…kind of a favorite around here this time of year! The calendar inset holds the treats securely in place, while we added a bit of Gold/White Twine and a polka dot stamped lid insert using Circles Plus to embellish the box.

For the outside lid, we created a spring monogram for the month of April using Alpha Monogram.

The monochromatic crest is stamped in Pretty in Peach Ink onto a wide die cut banner, which is cut from the pocket of the Bottle Tag Die. And the File It: Calendar stamp set is the perfect fit to add the month name to the popped up banner.

Getting creative with seasonal snacks is a fun way to enjoy being crafty this Spring. Pair it with a functional gift and you’ve instantly created a two-for-one treat!

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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

{You can download the CSS Daily App 2.0.1 from iTunes here}


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We are excited to introduce two new additions to the CSS Color Collection…

Make Mine Mint and Pretty in Peach are the perfect compliments to your Spring-inspired projects. Both colors are available in the full color suite of cardstock, envelopes, felt and coordinating hybrid ink. And what better way to celebrate our new favorite colors than with a fun CSS FAVES flash sale!

All CSS Hybrid Inks Pads will be on sale for 50% off for 2-days only, while supplies last.  Once we sell out, the sale will end. We will not provide back-orders on these items. (Hybrid Ink Pads will be restocked at their original price. Promotion ends at 11:59 PM EST, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. )

Be sure to visit the Clear and Simple Stamps blog throughout the week, as we share inspiration using a few CSS Faves: Hybrid Inks from the Color Collection…

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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

{You can download the CSS Daily App 2.0.1 from iTunes here}