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Style Watch

Are you recovering from the long holiday filled with food, fun, family & friends? Ready to get into the holiday crafting spirit? How about a Hot Cocoa Kit in a box?

It’s been far too long since I gave you a project “in a box.” I suppose that’s a good thing because until recently I was creating those projects without one of the newest Clear and Simple Stamps stamp sets – File It : Kits. This awesome set gives you a ton of options for creating your own “in a box” style creations.

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Style Watch: Hot Cocoa in a Box

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In the spirit of the season, I combined File it: Kits with a few other new Collection 9 supplies to create a Hot Cocoa in a Box Kit that is truly a fun gift to give!

Scroll down for a list of supplies used to create today’s SW edition. And as always, come visit me at Damask Love for lots more photos and tips on this pretty project.

Keep it Crafty,
Amber KG

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Visit Style Watch for more stylish holiday gift ideas!

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Want to Create Your Own?

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Purchase your Clear and Simple Stamps supplies to create your own Hot Cocoa Kit in a Box.

{HOT COCOA IN A BOX SUPPLIES} 1. Gold/White Twine  | 2. Clear Pillow Box | 3. Pillow Box Liner Die | 4. Snack Bar | 5. Favor Flags | 6. Beverage Cozy Die + Simple Felt | 7. Flurries Combo | 8. Red/White Twine | 9. File It: KitsWell Preserved Jars: Cocoa | OTHER: 1/4″ Simple Adhesive, A Blanc Check Cardstock, Dare to be a Diva Red Ink, To-Go Cups with Lids, Wooden Spoons, (Not Pictured: Banner Flags Dies, Banner Flags 3, Partial Tag Dies)

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Style Watch: Style Board Inspiration

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Here’s a great style board to help keep your creativity flowing.
Dress up your holidays with a festive CSS Color combo inspired by today’s project:

24 Karat Gold  |  Dare to be a Diva Red
Cre’me de la Cream | Kraft Like a Rockstar

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 Looking for more inspiration?
Download the CSS Daily Papercrafting App {2.0.1} available on iTunes

{You can download the CSS App from iTunes – more info here}

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COLLECTION 8: Party Hop

It’s time to party! We’ve so enjoyed sharing a fun look back at the latest release. Now is the time to kick it up a notch and celebrate with a few fab Collection 8 inspired parties…

In case you missed a review day you can click below to see more:
School Days | Rag Dolls | Halloween | Basics | Craftization

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Oktoberfest Tasting Party

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October is knocking at the door and we are celebrating in grown-up style with a nod to the world’s largest fair – Oktoberfest! Since we couldn’t travel to Munich, Germany to celebrate, we are sharing a way to bring a bit of Oktoberfest fun to you at home.

It’s no big secret that Oktoberfest equals beer – beer tasting, food pairings with beer, special micro brews…you get the picture. We chose By the Glass Too for it’s great beverage images to work with for our party invite.

Since “Oktoberfest” is such a unique title, we used the Alpha Monogram Mini set to spell out the word using the center letters.

Whether you are new to beer or a true connoisseur, it’s always fun to try a flight of beer at your local brewery. A flight is a tasting of each style of beer available, generally a great way to introduce yourself to the offerings of a new brewery.

At our party, we are doing a blind tasting. Each guest will receive a flight and rate the beers. We simply added vinyl die cut numbers to mini beer glasses using the Numbers dies.

The taste test is a super fun way to make your Oktoberfest theme interactive.

To rate the beers, each flight comes with a Beer Tasting Card. Before the night is over, the host can step aside and tally up the votes to reveal the crowd favorites.

When we think of a beer, we also think about bar food – peanuts, pretzels…popcorn! We filled Burlap Bags to the brim with popcorn, and dressed them up with plaid stamped bow ties using the Create-a-Plaid: Wide stamp and Bow Trio: Large dies. These popcorn bags make for a tasty and welcomed party favor.

If you are not a fan of beer, switch up your Oktoberfest Tasting Party to feature delicious German inspired foods from the festivities. This a perfect way to keep with the theme for a non-alcoholic option!

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Create with coordinating elements and fun themes to make them memorable and exciting. Here is a list of today’s supplies to help get you started to create your own Oktoberfest Tasting Party:

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{SUPPLIES} 1. Numbers Dies | 2. Create-a-Plaid: Wide | 3. Bow Trio: Large Dies | 4. Burlap Bags | 5. By the Glass Too | 6. By the Glass | 7. Party Elements: BBQ | 8. Banner Flags 2 + Banner Flags Dies | 9. Alpha Monogram Mini | 10. Cake Decorating | 11. Build-a-Wreath: Fall | 12. File It: DIY | 13. File It: Stationery  | 14. Mini Tri-Fold 2 Dies | 15. File It: Party | 16. File It: Devotional | OTHER: Simple Adhesive, Masking Paper, Vinyl, Dish All the Dirt Brown Ink, Golden Tiara Ink, In the Limelight, Burlap Bags, Popcorn, Beer, Beer Flight

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Design Team Inspiration

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Are you ready to keep this party going? Be sure to visit with the CSS designers
and our special guest Sarah Martina Parker for more party inspiration…

Get a jump on spooky sweet treats and brew up some fun for a Halloween Bash…

visit Lori’s blog

 

Autumn is the season of thanks, check out this sparkly gratitude party…

visit Jennifer’s blog

 

Embrace the ever popular trendy rainbow theme for a colorful soiree…

visit Audrey’s blog

 

Start planning now for an end of year party that will be the talk of the town all summer long…

visit Sarah’s blog

 

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 Thank you for visiting with us today! Enjoy the Party Hop…

All Collection 8 products are available {here}

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Looking for more inspiration?
Download the CSS Daily Papercrafting App {2.0.1} available on iTunes

{You can download the CSS App from iTunes – more info here}