Collection 6: Backgrounds + Borders | Series 1

It’s release day! Today, we are kicking off our new year celebration with an exciting release that will bring you a great mix of new products each week this month.  That’s right – visit with Clear and Simple Stamps every Saturday in January, as we reveal a new series to add to Collection 6


Collection 6: Series 1


We love the basics. This entire collection will provide you with a variety of backgrounds and borders that are certain to be perfect additions to your CSS stash!




Birch Trees are synonymous with winter. They have such a rustic charm that you will want to add this subtle background to just about everything.

  • This background measures 4″ squares
  • Repeat the Birch Tree background top and bottom / left and right
  • This background is an outline image




Birch Trees is also available in a silhouette version – Reverse Birch Trees. The solid background is perfect for adding a stronger focal point.

  • This background measures 4″ squares
  • Repeat the Reverse Birch Tree background left and right
  • This background is a silhouette image



Alpha Clear {$24}


Alphabet sets are a must have, and this modern style alpha is a wonderful addition. Each letter is designed with equal spacing so you can create words on your clear blocks with ease. Have fun coloring in the letters or leave them as outlines.

  • This is alphabet set includes 70 images
  • Uppercase approximately measures .75″
  • Lowercase approximately measures .5″



 Imprints 5 {$16}


Enjoy a winter inspired imprint plate to create rustic impressions. The deeply etched design transforms plain paper into a lovely imprinted texture similar to letterpress, and works beautifully with the A Blanc Check Deluxe cardstock. At 118lb this soft cotton paper provides the perfect canvas for your Imprints.

  • This is a double-sided impression plate
  • Side 1: Pinecone/Sheet Music Collage
  • Side 2: Houndstooth Pattern



Symbols Dies {$10}


Any fans of typography out there?  If so, then this set of dies is perfect for you! Make a statement with the Symbol dies on your next papercrafting project. You can create fun logos, emoticons, love notes and more by getting creative with symbols and punctuations.

  • This set coordinates with several sets: Uppercase, Lowercase, and Numbers Dies
  • There are 19 dies in this set
  • This set also includes accent lines and circle images



Get Well Kit


With winter comes cold weather, along with the occasional sniffles and sneezes, or a little slip and fall on those icy front steps that results in a tender bottom and a bruised ego! Give a friend a warm smile and a sweet gift to help them feel better during the frosty months.

When the Symbols dies first arrived in the office, we loved seeing what kind of fun icons or logos we could create. That sweet plus sign was a perfect die to create a get well card and supply kit.

We filled our kit with band-aids, ointment, and aspirin – you could easily add a pack of theraflu, some tissues, and throat lozenges.

For the kit, we wanted to use paper that was not too bulky to add to our canister. So we grabbed a roll of the new A Blanc Check gift wrap.  Its a great light weight and stamps beautifully.

We cut a strip to fit the width of the canister, and stamped our Birch Trees background repeatedly in Pressed Greige Linen ink. Once stamped we adhered the panel to the canister, and added a coordinating Tags 2 hang tag that had also been die cut with our get well symbol – the plus sign.

Stayed tuned for more fun projects all week long with {Series 1} from Collection 6. And stop by the Design Team today for lots more inspiration…



STAMPS: Get Well, Birch Trees / CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Dare to be a Diva Red, Kraft Like a Rockstar / INK: Perfect Little Black Dress, Pressed Greige Linen / SIMPLE CUTS: Symbols, Tags 2 / GIFT WRAP: A Blanc Check / RIBBON: Sterling Silver Cord / OTHER: Dimensionals, Flip-Top Container, First Aid Supplies


Design Team Inspiration


The CSS designers have been busy crafting fun release day projects to share with you. Click on each of the links below to see what our design team members have been creating with Collection 6:

 Thank you for visiting with us today!

All products are available online {here}

Be sure to visit next Saturday for the Series 2 reveal



CSS Daily App on iTunes


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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