Tuesday, November 13, 2012

wrap it up! {CSS new color release}

CSS is releasing brand new colors of cardstock, ink, and even gift wrap!  (click *here* for a pdf of all the pretty colors!)

Here's the official blurb:

"Clear and Simple Stamps has made the choice to "go green" and revitalize the CSS current color line.  You will see a few new colors and some vintage colors no longer being offered, in an effort to provide product made from renewable contents.  All of the color coordinated products are made in the USA.  The paper comes from mills that practice responsible, sustainable forestry while manufacturing the highest quality paper products on the market.  These mills are powered by renewable energy sources, and our paper products are made of 100% recycled content with 30% PCW (post-consumer waste.)  We are very pleased to announce our commitment to incorporate environmental practices into our daily crafting."

And what better way to show it all off than to have a designer blog hop?  Each designer has a special gift for you...

I created a card, envelope (with a gorgeous liner!) and a wrapped gift... all using the fabulously new "i steel got it" color.  It's a beautiful light grey neutral that I know I'll be reaching for all the time.

My card features over-sized ornaments, masked to sit as a trio onto a beautiful cake stand.  The sentiment creates a frame around the ornaments, and the whole thing rests on glitter and a strip of stamped striped grey paper.

The envelope liner was stamped with the same wreath image as the ornaments, and each bow was colored with the same metallic mauve pencil, to tie it in with the card.

A silver glimmer die cut echoes the glittery strip on the card, and I created a little tag to announce what's inside my wrapped box...

An assortment of Christmas cookies, from me to you (or really, from me to me... I may have eaten a few already, hee hee.)

Keep on hopping!  On each designer's blog is a new gift ensemble in a brand new color, perfect for inspiring you if you like to DIY your holiday presentations...

Supply list (all CSS unless noted)
stamps: sweet sentiments holiday, rag doll house, rag doll scenes 1, cake decorating, cookie bake
inks: i steel got it, crayola metallic colors pencil crayons
dies: wrappers
paper: a blanc check, i steel got it


  1. oh boy these are some fabulous colors together! Love the glitter accents, too!

  2. I love all that grey goodness !!!!

  3. I love how we had the same idea to use that ornament as a tag for our gift!!

  4. love this steel color! your ornament tag is so adorable!!!

  5. Beautiful projects! I'm a sucker for the soft, delicate beauty of grey so you have my jaw hitting the keyboard!

  6. So very pretty! Love the masked ornaments on the cake plate and the shimmer of the silver with the cool grey.

  7. AMAZING! These are sooo beautiful! Thanks for wonderful inspiration! Hugs, Karin