Clear and Simple Stamps | Ombre Vibes - Good Vibes Only - Stamp of the Month

Clear and Simple Stamps | Ombre Vibes - Good Vibes Only - Stamp of the Month

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.

Clear and Simple Stamps | Good Vibes Only - Stamp of the Month

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


Clear and Simple Stamps | Gift Certificate Gifting with PDF download

Clear and Simple Stamps | Gift Certificate Gifting wiith PDF downloadEveryone loves to unwrap and open gifts. It’s the thrill of finding out what’s inside that adds to all the fun. So why should an eGift Certificate be any different? Today we are sharing a simple solution for dressing up your Clear and Simple Stamps eGift Certificates, which we sure hope you added to your Holiday Crafty Wishlist!

We love gifting gift certificates for a few reasons:

  • You can purchase eGift Certificates [here] in a variety of dollar amounts.
  • You can spend it just like cash in the store.
  • They are a perfect crafty gift for the holidays.
  • You can gift them to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

Since they are delivered via email, we created an eGift Certificate Note Download, which is a great way to capture all the eGift Certificate information and present it nicely. Simply download, print, fill out and place inside an A4 Envie – you can even add a fun A4 Envie Liner to make it extra special.

Clear and Simple Stamps | Gift Certificate Gifting with PDF downloadOnce printed, we die cut each eGift Certificate with the Open Bracket A4 Note Card die and stamped a pretty fair isle style background border from Background Basics 4 in N-01 | A Blanc Check ink. (Enabler Alert: both of these should definitely be on your Holiday Crafty Wishlist!)

Now we’ve been known to purchase a gift or two for ourselves, wrap them up, and place them under the tree. Or if you are really special, someone has presented you with a Clear and Simple Stamps gift certificate. Either way, be sure to keep the emailed gift certificate code – you will need it during checkout, you can always review our “How-to Redeem a Gift Certificate” tutorial [here].

Have your wishlist close by so you can shop your heart out…

Clear and Simple Stamps | Gift Certificate Gifting with PDF download


Place your orders in time for the holidays! Last day to order for delivery by Christmas Eve is December 18, 2015, via our 3-Day Select option.



Clear and Simple Stamps | One in a Minion (diy) #minions

Clear and Simple Stamps | One in a Minion (diy) #minionsAssemble the Minions – it’s a party! A paper party in the craft room, because we are making the cutest A3 mini notes that even Gru and Dr Nefario would approve of.

You can pretty much guess that the new Minions movie prompted this fun DIY. We headed to the closest theater, grabbed a bucket of popcorn and proceeded to do thorough research. Who says crafting isn’t a fun job?!

Clear and Simple Stamps | One in a Minion (card + favor) #minionsTo create these Minion inspired mini notes, we picked out a few dies from our CSS stash and started cutting. Since these little guys have a fairly basic shape it was super easy to pull together the pieces using the Shapes: Circles combo set (similar to how we made these super fun Emoji Mini Notes). The trickiest part is creating the goggle frames for each Minion, but we have a simple tip to share that will turn you into a goggle making machine!

Clear and Simple Stamps | One in a Minion (diy goggles) #minionsThe Minions have a signature look to them that just screams adorable. Seriously, they never speak a word you can understand…well, except for “banana”. So how could we resist creating with such a fun color story? And of course, bananas were definitely a must.

Clear and Simple Stamps | One in a Minion (color story) #minionsWith our colors in place we started creating a set of note cards. Your Style Blue Me Away envelopes were cut from the A3 Envie die, and a matching liner stamped with Say Yellow to All Your Fans stripes from the Designer Lines stamp set. There is something about stripes and polka dots that will never go out of style – Designer Lines is by far a CSS Fave and a major “go-to” stamp set.

Clear and Simple Stamps | One in a Minion (A3 Stationery Die Set) #minionsThese envies set the stage for the star of the show – the Minion mini card! We love that every Minion has such personality, so we had fun with creating a different look for each card.

Clear and Simple Stamps | One in a Minion (mini note cards #minionsKeeping in the spirit of watching movies, it’s only right that we have coordinating movie snacks…Minion style! What does that mean exactly? Enter cute Party Favor 10 containers of buttery banana popcorn – a little salty snack mixed in with a few sweet banana candy treats.

Clear and Simple Stamps | One in a Minion (banana popcorn favors) #minionsWe took a hint from the “G” monograms on the Minions overalls, and translated it into a Minion monogrammed ticket clipped to each popcorn container.

These fun munchies paired with equally cute note cards are certainly one in a Minion!

Clear and Simple Stamps | One in a Minion (card + favor) #minions


Time to Assemble the Minions…turn your CSS stash into a fun party and shop this project [here]



Clear and Simple Stamps | Color Blocked Notes

Clear and Simple Stamps | Color Blocked Notes

We’re shaking off our winter blues and warming things up with a bright and cheerful color palette. Creating with color definitely lifts our spirits and has us so ready for warmer days ahead.

To decide on our color combinations for this fun set of stationery, we pulled out our absolute favorite desk accessory – our colordex! This little creative tool is the ultimate Color Guide and we use it just about every single day.

It’s a complete rolodex of our entire Signature Color line. Whenever we want to play with color options, we grab our color guide and get to work.

Clear and Simple Stamps | ColordexOnce we’ve chosen our colors, this card set comes together in minutes. We love a making a bold statement that is simple to create with just a few supplies.

Clear and Simple Stamps | Color Blocked Notes "how-to" die cut a sentiment panel

Each panel has a different sentiment die cut from the lower right corner (using the Lowercase Dies), and is layered onto an A Blanc Check card base.

Had we paired our card set with the same color envie these would easily become a lovely set of monochromatic cards. Instead, we wanted to play up the bright colors and mix matched the envelopes to create a color blocked style set of note cards.

Having matching envelopes for our cardstock colors makes it so much fun to come up with all sorts of stationery, and they make perfect gifts too. These cards will definitely brighten up someone’s mailbox and their day!

Clear and Simple Stamps | Color Blocked Notes


Do You Love Color? Create a CSS Color Guide for access to color right at your fingertips and create fun color blocked cards like we did today. Shop this project [here]