Clear and Simple Stamps | I Voted Tea Tags Download

Clear and Simple Stamps | I Voted Tea Tags DownloadEvery vote counts! No matter what candidate you love or love to hate, election day has arrived. We felt it only proper to show your voter pride with adorable 2016 campaign Beverage Wrappers and custom Tea Tags. You’ll be able to create your custom beverage wrappers and tags just in time to watch the electoral votes get calculated for the announcement of the 45th President of the United States. Read more


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CSS DAILY DESIGNS: 25 Days of Inspiration

It’s been three years since the Clear and Simple Stamps Daily app first made an appearance on the crafting scene. Each day the app features a brand new project complete with instructions and photos. You can save to your favorites for quick reference, and search through previous months for even more inspiration.

In celebration of the CSS Daily App, we have 25 Days of inspiration. That’s right we are bringing the App to the blog! Each day the design team will feature fun projects and for an added bonus we will have a coordinating project on the app – it’s a great way to see even more fab inspiration using your Clear and Simple Stamps.

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H-app-y Memorial Day

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For many today sparks the start of your Summer holiday, the end of another school year, but most importantly (here in the states) today is a special day to pay tribute and honor the men and women who have given their lives in service to our country. We celebrate their memories, and extend our unwavering gratitude for their ultimate sacrifices…

We went with a slight variation of the traditional Red, White and Blue to create a graphic style Memorial Day card. A fun play on stars and stripes with a lined notebook page card base, and starry envelope insert continue the patriotic theme.

When creating for holidays, we love to have our decorations double as party favors.  Fill each of these cubes with sweet treats and you have an instant 2-for-1 project! We hope you enjoy your Memorial Day holiday…

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[MEMORIAL DAY CARD + USA FAVOR SUPPLIES]
STAMPS: Stars and Stripes, Air Mail | DIES: Shapes: Stars, Cube DieA4 Envie Liner Die, Uppercase | INK: Dare to be a Diva Red, A Clean Slate Ink, From an Anonymous Source, Perfect Little Black Dress | ENVELOPE: Perfect Little Black Dress A4 Envie | CARDSTOCK: Perfect Little Black Dress, A Blanc Check, Dare to be a Diva Red, My Style Blueprint | OTHER: White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

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Be sure to check out the bonus project on the CSS Daily App!

Click [here] for a tour of the App to help you navigate your way to more inspiration

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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 here}

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We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
{The Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776}

Happy Independence’s Day from your friends at Clear and Simple Stamps.

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Not only is today a very special holiday here in the states, but we also have another fun announcement to get you ready for tomorrow’s brand new release: Collection 4!

Yesterday we revealed our newest Design Team member: Elena Roussakis. Today, we are also being joined by (3) wonderful guest designers starting July 5th to showcase even more of the amazing release to come.  We wanted to share a bit about each of these ladies and welcome them as our CSS Guest Designers…

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Ryann Salamon

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Many may recognize our first guest, Ryann Salamon.  A CSS alumni and all around crafting sweet heart!  We just adore Ryann’s clean and simple style. You can find her work on the CSS Daily App, in papercrafting magazines, and on several design teams and right here on her blog: Designs by Ryann.

Ryann lives in sunny San Diego, California (lucky girl) with her husband of 3 years, a spunky betta fish named Geppetto and two feisty kittens, Parker and Posey. She started stamping in October 2007 and loves to make cards. She is a clean and simple stamper and her favorite embellishment is buttons, which you will see her work into her projects this week beautifully…

Here is a signature Ryann card that we love:

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Virginia Lu

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Also joining us this week is the fabulous, Virginia Lu! We are in awe of Virginia’s brilliant use of bold colors and fun designs when we discovered her blog: Yes, Virginia. There you will find tons of inspiration and super fun challenges. Virginia Lu resides in Ontario, Canada. Born and raised in Taiwan, she has now lived in Canada over half of her lifetime and now considers herself a proud Canadian. (Happy Belated Canada Day Virginia!)

She is blessed with two wonderful children and a loving and supportive husband. Virginia has been blogging since 2009 as a way to express her love of stamping and meeting like-minded card makers all over the world. Her favorite style of card-making is leaning toward Clean and Simple.

She likes to add a “wow” factor to her cards as she expressed, “it gives the receivers a lasting impression and a sense of delight and charm. I enjoy the artful and modern designs from Clear and Simple Stamps, they often amaze me. I first came across CSS stamps from my CAS-ual Fridays design team (shout out to the fab ladies at CAS-ual Fridays, we love that challenge blog) and have been loving CSS ever since. I am so honored to be able to take part in the Collection 4 release as a guest designer.”

We are glad to have Virginia Lu joining us and you will will be able to see her special touches of “wow” starting tomorrow…

Here is a signature Virginia card that we love:

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Suzanne Dahlberg

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Our final guest designer is none other than the wonderfully talented, Suzanne Dahlberg. She is a 30-something crafty girl born and raised in the Boston area, where she currently lives with her husband and their dog.  By day, she works as a cancer researcher in biostatistics, (specifically for lung and ovarian cancers), and by night she spends most of her time making a mess in her stamping room.

Suzanne shared with us that, “I received my first handmade card when I was in the 2nd grade. I still remember how special I felt when it arrived, and this is probably what motivated me to start papercrafting many years later in 2005”. Since then, she has scrapbooked big events like her wedding and traveling, but she has mostly focused on cards after meeting two other card-makers at her local stamp store.

This hobby is the perfect stress release, claims Suzanne (we can totally relate!), and she cherishes so many of the friends she has made as a result of it. Be sure to visit her blog: The Card Yard, as she shares some of the results of her late-night, stress-releasing crafty goodness during the Collection 4 release…

Here is a signature Suzanne card that we love:

It’s official, release day kicks-off tomorrow July 5th! We have tons of inspiration and lots of new products to share. Join us back on the blog as we celebrate the start of release week for Collection 4! Until then, please enjoy a safe and happy 4th of July holiday…

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

{You can download the CSS App from iTunes here}

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Today we take time out to recognize the men and women who have served, and are serving in the US Armed Forces.  We honor you and thank you for your services and sacrifices.

Happy Memorial Day from your friends at Clear and Simple Stamps.

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Looking for more inspiration?
Download the CSS Daily Papercrafting App {2.0} available on iTunes

{You can download the CSS App from iTunes here}

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With Memorial Day quickly approaching, we thought it would be fun to share a card that would suit the occasion…

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Liberty and Justice

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Our Lady Liberty from the Stars and Stripes stamp set was stamped onto the die cut Labels 9 after it had been stamped off onto scratch paper.  By doing so it creates a softer image.  The sentiment was then stamped directly underneath in the same A Clean Slate ink color. A ribbon bow was added and the label was adhered to the card base that had a simple designer paper panel.

We could see adding a few sparklers to the card to create a fun Memorial Day invitation…

Liberty and Justice Supply List

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Liberty and Justice Gallery

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 Looking for more inspiration?
Download the CSS Daily Papercrafting App {2.0} available on iTunes

{You can download the CSS App from iTunes here}

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September 11, 2001

From adversity, comes strength from strength, comes hope from hope, comes resolve together forever in our hearts remembering those loved and lost September 11, 2001. Join us today as we remember … Read more


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It’s Independence Day! We’re popping in to share a festive little project today. Hope you are out celebrating with loved ones, enjoying the summer sun and snagging a prime seat to watch all the pretty fireworks tonight. Enjoy… Read more