Love Notes


They say the best things come in small packages. Well that's how I feel about small paper packages tied up with string. 

Today, I am teaming up with the Clear and Simple Stamps design team for another Group Project. I wanted to share these adorably sweet and small love notes featuring the new Mini Tri-Fold 2 die. I am so excited about this die. It's the perfect size for gift cards, but even better because it includes a second, small die to create a little note that fits inside.

For my daughter, I created a set of Valentine's Day notes featuring images and sentiments from Across the Miles. I thought it would be sweet for her to give these to her friends. Since she is always asking me to make birthday cards for her friends - why not Valentine's Day too? 

To seal the envelopes, I added decorative brads and tied them up in pretty twine. And of course, my favorite...pretty paper doilies. 

For more Love Notes creations and inspiration, have a look at the design team projects...

Until next time...

Airmail | CSS Release Day


Oh how I adore vintage greeting cards and post cards. Especially anything with pretty florals. With a new release over at Clear and Simple Stamps, I took inspiration from vintage post cards using the new Airmail stamp set, Notebook Border die, and Tiny Envie + Note die

Starting with vintage font, I used the Alpha Block II letters to create the post card and set my theme. I die cut the top using the Notebook Border die and stamped the outline from the Airmail set. I am loving all the accent stamps, especially the diagonal striped border. 

The Tiny Envie + Note die is a two piece set. I just love the small size - it's perfect as an embellishment of its own for your cards or to send with a little note inside. I can't wait to use this envie set for my kiddos lunches. 

Airmail also includes fun backgrounds and borders, like the grid background and arrows I've used for my treat bag below. Perfect for every occasion, this set will get a lot of use in my house, for sure.

There are so many clever ideas that the Design Team has created for you too! Be sure to have a look...

CSS Release Day | Background and Borders


Chirp. Chirp. Chirp. Can you just hear the crickets chirping on my blog? I had no idea I would be away for so long. But after a much needed vacation, I am back in the craft studio with lots of new projects to share.

And today, it's Release Day at Clear and Simple Stamps! I am joining up with the design team to share projects using the newest products available in the shop.

For my card and gift box, I've used two new sets - Medallions 1 and Medallions 2. Both are full of lovely shapes with damask, floral, and flourishing patterns. 

I stamped layers of medallions as my background using a variety of bright pink and purple inks from Clear and Simple Stamps. For the center of my card, I chose sentiments from All Occasions 2 - one of my favorite sentiment stamp sets.

And what card isn't complete without a small gift to accompany? I used the Party Favor 2 die to create this box. It's just the perfect size to fill with candy, cookies, or jewelry. To finish this box, I topped it off with the new Mini Label Tags die, a pretty flower and twine. 

Well that's my project for today! Be sure to see even more projects from the design team and the CSS blog.