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Egg Hunt Favors

A hunting we will go…for bright colored Easter eggs of course! We love spring, not just for the longer days and warmer weather, but for the kid inside of us who gets to come out and play during the Easter holiday…

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Egg Hunt Favors

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Since Easter is only a little over a week away, we wanted to share a fun favor idea for an egg hunt.  You can create these little treats for your neighbors, teachers, or church youth groups.

We started with a plain white, mini lunch bag and partially die cut the Border: Fence die to create a white picket fence bag. We then wrapped the bag with A Blanc Check ribbon and filled the inside with a little shredded paper filler.

Next we die cut a label from A Blanc check cardstock using the Labels 4 Combo set, and stamped a coordinating border in Perfect Little Black Dress ink. We masked the edges of the label and stamped the egg cart image from the Cart Pals: Occasions set.

The eggs were also masked to repeat stamping to fill in the label with eggs. A butterfly was stamped, colored in with markers, cut out, and adhered to the label with dimensionals. A simple sentiment was stamped to complete the label in Perfect Little Black Dress ink.

Inside the favor bag is a set of egg dyes packaged in a glassine envelope tied closed with Orange/White twine, one egg, a clear wax crayon to create designs, and a wand for dipping. The crayon was decorated with a stamped strip of cardstock with the butterfly background image from the Playroom set.

Each little Egg Hunt favor is a fun, interactive Easter treat equipped with all the basics tools to dye a special Easter egg.  All you will need to do is just add water…

Egg Hunt Favors Supply List

  • STAMPS: Cart Pals: Occasions, Shower Sentiments, Playroom
  • INK: Perfect Little Black Dress
  • CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check
  • COPICS: Trio Starter Kit
  • TWINE: Orange/White
  • SIMPLE CUTS: Labels 4 (stamp/die cut combo), Border: Fence (stamp/die cut combo)
  • OTHER: Simple Adhesive, Dimensionals, White Mini Lunch Bag, Paper Filler
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    Egg Hunt Favors Gallery

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    Cute as a Button

    Today we are sharing a sweet trio of card’s that are cute as a button – literally! By switching out the main color you can create boy, girl or gender neutral baby cards. We love to incorporate punny sayings and these trio of buttons are a fun focus for this set of cards…

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    Cute as a Button

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    Cute as a Button Supply List

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    Cute as a Button Gallery

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    Color Me Orange

    Orange is the new black….or maybe just the new Pantone color of the year. Each year Pantone, the leading color enthusiasts of the design industry, selects the coveted color of the year. For 2012, we were super excited to find out that the lucky winner is Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463)…better known around Clear and Simple Stamps as Orange You Fabulous

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    Group Project: Color Me Orange

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    With each month, comes a fun new challenge that is presented to the design team. This month features projects that showcase the 2012 color of the year with Orange inspired projects. Join the design team as we share a few fun ideas incorporating great ways to use orange on your next project.  We’ve included a full list of participating CSS designers:

    Lori / Laurie / Jaclyn / Denise / Jennifer / Kim / Dana / Laura / Tracy
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    Color Me Orange: Love You Bunches

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    We had fun making today’s orange inspired card. We wanted to use the new Cart Pals: Occasions set in a fun way. We started by stamping the the floral image and then free hand drew the stems with a black multiliner pen. We followed along the pen lines with a green Copic marker down to the bottom of the image panel.

    For that fun little butterfly, we stamped the outline butterfly image in Perfect Little Black Dress ink.

    Next we added freehand drawn circles with a black multiliner pen.
    Then filled in the areas around the circles with the black pen to complete the butterfly for added interest to the card.

    Color Me Orange Supply List:

    Be sure to visit with each CSS designer for more “Color Me Orange” inspiration…

    Lori / Laurie / Jaclyn / Denise / Jennifer / Kim / Dana / Laura / Tracy
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    Color Me Orange Gallery

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    Birthday Wishes

    Join us in sending BIG birthday wishes to Reenee, co-owner of Clear and Simple Stamps, as she celebrates her birthday today! She loves bright colors and playful designs so today’s card was inspired by just that. We hope you have an amazing birthday Reenee – wishing you all the best…

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    Birthday Wishes

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    Birthday Wishes Supply List

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    Birthday Wishes Gallery

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    Collection 2

    March/April Release

    It’s release day! And we can’t wait to share all of the fabulous goodies that are jam packed into Collection 2. For the past four days you have had a tiny peek into the newly releasing stamps and die cuts, but today you will be able to view the full collection, and see what has us all so very excited…

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    Collection 2

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    Each release is centered around a core theme, and this collection was inspired by all things baby. To give you an idea of what to expect there are (9) signature die cuts, (6) die cut/stamp set combos, (8) background sets, (4) sentiment sets, (3) alphabet sets, and (9) new image stamp sets in our largest release to date.

    The designers have been busy creating 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 2. Be sure to visit with each designer for more details. We will share the Design Team links again at the end of the post because it’s an extra long one packed full of goodies –  we don’t want you to miss a single thing.

    Dana GrothausTracy Schultz / Denise January / Jennifer Rzasa / Laura BassenJaclyn Miller

    Lori Tecler / Laurie WillisonKim Duran / Stephany Zerbe / Amber Daigre

    Join us every 2nd Tuesday of the month to see how each designer interprets a monthly group project.  Feel free to join in on the fun and upload your CSS projects to our Flickr gallery. Visit the blog March 13th for all the details.

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    Collection 2: March/April Release

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    We are always excited for release day to come so we can share the entire collection with you. With over 40 new products we have organized the release by categories to help navigate your way through all of the new goodies.

    SIMPLE CUTS – Signature Die Cuts

    Party Favor #4 ($60)  – a wrap around style favor box with a slider tray.
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    Baby Shower ($24) – coordinates with Baby Shower stamp set,

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    Tiny Fashions ($24) – coordinates with the Tiny fashions stamp set

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    Special Bundle ($30) – coordinates with the Special Bundle and Special Bundle Extras sets

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    Banners ($48) – this (5) piece die offers three sizes of banners,

    one of which is a standard A2 size, which is great for card making as well.

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    Build-a-Flower ($24) – create endless floral projects, in a variety of fun ways.

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    Mini Tri-Fold 1 ($30) – create a fun mini card or gift card holder. This die cut also comes paired

    with a sweet little decorative label that coordinates with Party Elements: Baby.

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    Circles Trio ($12) – create a trio of circles that are equally spaced and aligned from one simple die cut.

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    Large Baby Shower ($35) – create full A2 sized shape cards in the same fun style as the baby shower stamp set.

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    WANT IT ALL – Die Cuts ($287)

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    DIE CUT/STAMP SET COMBOS

    Shapes: Stars ($35) – set of (5) stamps and (5) matching die cuts in graduated sizes

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    Shapes: Circles ($35) set of (7) stamps and (7) matching die cuts in graduated sizes

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    RicRac/Pinking ($35) – A solid, stitched, and wider solid repeatable stamp for both ricrac

    and pinking design, along with a border and edger die cut of the same patterns

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    Grass ($24) – an outline, a stitched line, and a silhouette of grass

    (all repeatable) along with a border grass die cut

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    Fence ($24) – an outline, a stitched line, and a silhouette fence

    (all repeatable) along with a border fence die cut

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    Labels 3 ($24) – two graduating label die cuts and matching frames stamps,

    this set also coordinates with the Baby Shower set

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    Labels 4 ($24) – three graduating label die cuts and matching frames stamps,

    this set also coordinates with the Special Bundle sets

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    Labels 9 ($32) – four graduating labels with coordinating frame stamps

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    WANT IT ALL – Die Cut/Stamp Set Combos ($280)

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    BACKGROUNDS

    Playroom ($24) – A must-have series of basic kid-friendly backgrounds

    that repeat on all four sides for seamless stamping.

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    Circles Plus ($24) – A variety of repeatable background bars featuring a classic circle shape.

    These stamps repeat on all four sides and coordinate with Shapes: Circles

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    Stars Plus ($24) – A variety of repeatable background bars featuring a classic star shape.

    These stamps repeat on all four sides and coordinate with Shapes: Stars

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    Create-a-Plaid ($15) – create your own plaid designs with these ten different line patterns.

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    Plaid ($15) – a great builder plaid that repeats on all four sides

    for easy, seamless coverage on large areas

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    Gingham ($15) – a great builder gingham that repeats on all four sides

    for easy, seamless coverage on large areas

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    Diamond Grid ($15) – great for subtle backgrounds, or to add interest on top of designer papers.

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    Mini Circles ($15) – this set coordinates with the Circles Trio and Shapes: Circles die cuts

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    SENTIMENTS

    Shower Sentiments ($24) – perfect set for inside and outside sentiments

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    Baby Sentiments ($24) – larger words great for covering across a card front, and open

    letters that you can add color to and overlap to create graphic focal points with sentiments

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    Punny Baby ($24) – a super set for creating  trendy baby showers, and tons of fun images

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    Party Elements: Baby ($24) – the basics for creating shower invitations and baby

    announcements, this set also coordinates with Mini Tri-Fold 1

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    WANT IT ALL – Sentiments ($96)

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    ALPHABETS + NUMBERS

    Alpha Bold ($24) – a modern, bold alphabet with a stitched outline detail

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    Alpha Dots ($24) – a trendy polka dot alphabet

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    Number Blocks ($24) – a numbers set to build custom greetings

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    WANT IT ALL – ABC123 ($72)

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    IMAGE SETS

    Baby Shower ($24) – cute left and right facing animals for a modern

    baby shower, this set also coordinates with Labels 3

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    Tiny Fashions ($24) – create projects inspired by adorable baby fashions,

    this set also coordinates with Tiny Fashions die cuts

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    Onesie Decorating ($24) – One of the most popular trends in baby showers are

    onesie decorating showers. This set includes all the fun elements for invites, thank yous,

    and creating different decorating stations. This set also coordinates with Tags 1 die cuts

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    Special Bundle ($24) – left and right facing storks and baskets for creating sweet baby projects. We love that the stork can be used walking, sitting, or flying. This set also coordinates with the Special Bundles die cuts

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    Special Bundle Extras ($24) – Add on to the creative possibilities with a versatile umbrella/parachute and mini stork images. This set also coordinates with the Special Bundles die cuts and Special Bundle stamp set.

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    Cart Pals: Baby ($24) – the cutest little baby wagons around create a variety of fun projects

    with different images to mask into the wagons and mix and match with build-able sentiments.

    This set coordinates with Cart Parts and Cart Pals: Occasions

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    Cart Pals: Occasions ($24) – this set coordinates with Cart Parts and Cart Pals: Baby.

    Expand the possibilities to create projects for all year round.

    They can even be used without the cart as shown in the photo below

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    Cart Parts ($24) – This set coordinates with Cart Pals: Baby and Cart Pals: Occasions so you

    can build even more carts to open up even more creative ideas

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    Sweet Dreams ($24) – every book enthusiast will love this fun nursery

    rhyme theme set to create for your little ones or to create story time inspired gifts

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    WANT IT ALL – Image Sets ($207)

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    NEW PACKAGING

    Whew, what a release….and there is still a little more good news to share!  Our new packaging is officially here.  Starting today, all Clear and Simple Stamp sets will be packaged in clear dvd cases.  They will arrive carefully hand-packaged, labeled and completely assembled for you.

    If you are looking to switch your personal stash of clear and/or cling stamps to clear dvd cases we have empty cases available for purchase – quantity 5 empty cases for $7.

    Empty DVD Cases ($7)

    In addition to the empty cases, if converting previous CSS stamps to dvd cases, you can purchase the label and insert set for $1 – this is only available for current sets and will not be offered on retired sets.

    DVD Labels/Inserts ($1)

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    Design Team Blog Hop

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    Be sure to visit with each designer for more inspiration with the new CSS stamps and dies cuts…

    Dana GrothausTracy Schultz / Denise January / Jennifer Rzasa / Laura BassenJaclyn Miller

    Lori Tecler / Laurie WillisonKim Duran / Stephany Zerbe / Amber Daigre

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    Thank you for visiting with us on release day!

    All products are available online {here}

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    CSS Daily App on iTunes

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